Vail’s Fall Feast for Food Lovers

Antlers at Vail offers convenient location, excellent value during autumn culinary events

The Antlers at Vail is a convenient home base during Oktoberfest

Vail, Colorado – June 10, 2011–People have always flocked to the Vail Valley in autumn to see the area’s renowned aspen trees turn golden yellow, but this fall ‘foodies’ have even more reasons to visit Vail with numerous culinary-themed offerings throughout the season.

It may be called Oktoberfest, but the festivities for this popular annual festival are held in September – 9-11 and 16-18, 2011, to be exact – with two full weekends of German parties, bratwurst, beer gardens and traditional dance demonstrations held throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail Restaurant Month returns September 19 through October 16, 2011, featuring harvest dinners at local eateries, wine and beer tastings, chef demonstrations and activities for families.

Just minutes from Vail, Minturn Cellars’ tasting room is open every Saturday through the end of October featuring local wines made from grapes from Grand Valley – one of the state’s two designated American Vinticultural Areas. The Marketplace on Meadow Drive includes a bistro, wine shop, deli, bakery, gelato shop and creperie and offers regular tastings and events. Many of Vail’s 100-plus restaurants also offer special ‘shoulder season’ deals and discounts.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is a conveniently located ‘home base’ for fall festivals and activities, with spacious condominiums and fall lodging discounts of up to 35% off regular room rates from September 5 through November 17, 2011; prices for a studio suite start at just $156. Autumn is one of the best times to experience the Vail Valley. The summer crowds are gone, the days are sunny, the evenings are cool — and the values can’t be beat.

Since 1972, the eco-friendly Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. The Antlers Vail condominiums – named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards – is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245.

Design Your Own Discounted Spring Ski Package, Save Up To 50%

The Antlers at Vail hotel Spring skiing in Vail

Left, Antlers at Vail hotel; right, photo by Jack Affleck

“Stay three nights and your fourth, fifth and sixth are free!” declares Antlers at Vail

Locals know that springtime in Vail is one of the best times to enjoy the resort’s award-winning slopes and attractions. April brings abundant snow, shorter lift lines and springtime sunshine, and the conveniently-located Antlers at Vail hotel offers a ‘Design Your Own Ski Package’ from April 10 to 24, 2011. Pay for three nights and the fourth, fifth – and even sixth night is free. A one-bedroom bunkroom that sleeps four people starts at just $355 per night for the first three nights, with up to three additional nights free. Coupled with Vail Resorts’ deeply discounted lift tickets and passes, springtime values can’t be beat.

Along with reduced rates, the resort’s ‘Spring Back to Vail’ promotion features plenty of end-of-the-season events and activities featuring on-mountain snow events and street parties, concerts including a performance by Train on April 16 and the 12th annual Bud Light Street Beat free concert series held Thursday nights, Vintage SkiFest on April 16 at Beaver Creek, and the World Pond Skimming Championships. The best party of the year is held at the top of Vail Mountain on closing day — April 24 this year – when many arrive in costume to celebrate another great season. “Whether there’s a blizzard raging or it’s warm and sunny, the closing day party is always a good time,” says Antlers GM Rob LeVine, a Vail local for more than 30 years.

The Antlers offers plenty of generous, money-saving perks including complimentary fitness passes to nearby Vail Athletic Club, fully equipped kitchens for eat-in savings, complimentary indoor parking in the Antlers’ heated garage, free internet access, a heated pool and hot tubs with million-dollar views. The hotel also sponsors popular activities including biweekly morning yoga classes and weekly happy hour receptions.

Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. The Antlers Vail condominiums – named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards – is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers web site at www.antlersvail.com.

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Taste of Vail Package

Save the date —  the Antlers at Vail invites you join us this April 7-9, 2011 for the 21st Annual
TASTE OF VAIL
, one of America’s most legendary culinary events.

Unlike any other major wine and food event in the country, Taste of Vail has become known as an intimate, one-of-a-kind opportunity to personally meet and mingle with more than 50 winemakers and winery owners from some of the world’s most premier wine brands, while tasting their fabulous vintages and dining on the culinary creations of Vail’s world-class restaurants and chefs… and of course experiencing one of the world’s most beloved mountain resort destinations before ski season comes to an end!

 The Antlers at Vail is proud to be part of this unforgettable event.   Your Taste of Vail package for $695 per person (based on two) will include THREE nights mountainside accommodations in a One Bedroom/One Bathroom condominium, plus two tickets for access to Taste of Vail’s three famous signature events ($700 value):

• 6th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-Off
• Mountain Top Picnic
• Grand Tasting
For more details about Taste of Vail, please visit www.TasteOfVail.com

Vail ski season opener, Antlers at Vail lodging $168

Vail ski mountain opens with at least one run (we hope for more!) on Friday November 19th.  Snow is expected most of this week, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.  For opening weekend, the Antlers at Vail lodge is offering a Vail lodging special $168 rate on all Studio suites and One Bedrooms.  They all have mountain views and a full kitchen.  There will also be giveaways and a band, called the Big Gigantic, in Lionshead opening weekend.

Health and Wellness for your Pet

Family petsAs part of the Vail Restaurant Month the Antlers at Vail will be presenting a seminar on healthy diet for your dog. For most of us our pets are an extension of our family, and like our family we want to keep them as happy and healthy as we can for as long as we can.

Ben Nelson, DVM, with over 34 years of experience as a practicing Veterinarian, will cover Diet necessities for your dog to live a long, healthy, and active life.  Dr. Nelson, a Biology professor at New Mexico Highlands University along with his General Veterinary practice, has extensive hands on and educational experience with many of the common canine ailments.

This event will feature a 45 minute presentation by Dr. Nelson and a 45 minute question and answer session.

When: Sunday October 3, 2010
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Cost: Lodging package $145 for a studio condominium and 1 space for seminar.
Additional attendees or without lodging $25 per person.
$20 for Eagle county residents.

Health and Wellness Yoga Class and Lunch

For the Week of September 27 – October 3 Antlers will be feature some activites to help you and your family get back to “nature” first is a Yoga class lead by instructor Tracy Long, this class will be for beginner and and experienced a like followed by a lunch presented by Antlers in house caterer Chef Barry Robinson. Over lunch participants will learn about some healthy cooking techniques and Chef Barry will share some of his favorite healthy recipes.

When: Saturday October 2, 2010
Time: Yoga 10:00am to 11:15am Lunch starting at 11:30am.
Where: Antlers at Vail Swimming Pool Deck (weather permitting)
Cost: Lodging Package $170.00 for a studio condominium and 1 space for yoga and Lunch.
The fee for additional attendees or guests without lodging is $50 (including Yoga Class and Lunch
 
 

Vail Restaurant Month

Market to Table Week September 20th through 26th!

During this week Antlers at Vail will be featuring a cooking demonstration, learn how to prepare a simple yet tasty meal using the freshest of ingredients. After the Demonstration participants will be able to enjoy the wonderfuly prepared meal.

First Course:  Gore Range Summer Salad, Organic greens and vegies with grated Cortija Feta, seasoned lightly and left to macerate for 30 minutes

Second Course:   Shaved Tuna Ceviche, Herbal Garden Greens, Avocado Salsa and Organic Blue Tortilla Chips

Dessert Course:   Best Natural Banana Ice Cream with fresh berries and a Grand Marnier Juice

When: September 25th
Where: Antlers at Vail Swimming Pool Deck (Weather permitting)
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Price: $170 Lodging package
includes Studio or 1 Bedroom  condo for either the night of Sept 24 or 25th and entrance for one person to the demonstration. Additional people are $50.

Please join the Antlers in house caterer, Chef Barry Robinson for an afternoon of great food.  Special packages and rates available please contact the Antlers at Vail for more information at 800-843-8245 or email us at info@antlersvail.com

For more information on other events happening around Vail during the Restaurant Month visit www.vailrestaurantmonth.com

Katie

Vail Restaurant Month Yoga Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to April Ramker, winner of Vail Restaurant Month’s “Great Yoga Sweepstakes” sponsored by all of us here at the Antlers at Vail (http://www.antlersvail.com/)! Our karmic winner receives a transcendentally blissful fall package for two, including lodging and tickets for a complete day of nirvana at the Antlers at Vail hotel on Saturday, October 2: Hatha Yoga Class, Healthy Recipe Seminar and an Organic Live Food Luncheon & Tea! For more information on all of the activites happening around Vail during this event please visit the Vail Restaurant Month web site, www.vailrestaurantmonth.com

Vail Restaurant Month

Free night when you join in on the fun Aug 21

Stop the Presses.  What a Deal.  How Can We Do It?  A Night Free and It’s This Much Fun?  Save The Date.   COMING UP THIS SATURDAY

If you’ve never participated in a highway clean-up, you don’t know what your missing.  The Antlers is offering a free nights vail lodging if you would like to join us for a couple of hours in the morning to “pick up” our adopted stretch of I70 at the top of Vail Pass.

All you need to do is join us around 9:30 AM on Saturday the 21st of August.  We will be transporting all the lucky participants to the promised land, we do our deed, and then enjoy a BBQ lunch afterwords.  We have been doing this since 1988 and the party gets better every year.  The best part is you get to keep anything of value you might find along the road ( money, tires, sweatshirts, un-opened pop cans, to name just a few things ).

Check out the SPECIALS tab at the top of our web page for the greatest deal in August ever offered.

Tails and Trails: Dog-Friendly Vail Autumn Hikes and Lodging

Antlers at Vail Offers Value, Autumn Adventures for Canines & Companions

Vail, Colorado – May 10, 2010 – Kenneling the family dog during a vacation can be ruff — er, rough on everyone. That’s why the Antlers at Vail hotel has licked the dilemma by welcoming four-legged guests and stocking a bottomless bowl of dog biscuits in the front lobby to help canines feel at home the minute they arrive. “We recognize that many people consider their dogs to be full-fledged members of the family,” says general manager Rob LeVine, owner of Magpie, a 15-year-old dog of ‘mixed’ descent.  “We offer dedicated rooms just for pet owners, and our staff is always happy to recommend canine-friendly activities in the area.”      

Many families travel to Vail in the autumn, when the Rocky Mountains are blanketed in gold as the region’s famous aspen trees change color.  There are a number of spectacular areas in and around the Vail Valley to view the glorious foliage, including plenty of pet-friendly hiking trails.  Ania Savage, author of “Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado” recommends a trek to nearby Wheeler Lakes as a scenic half-day hike for families and canines. “The meadow and the lakes offer a lovely spot for some dog frolicking and a picnic lunch,” she says.  For a day hike, Savage suggests Pitkin Lake as a “strenuous-yet-satisfying hike because of the continuous presence of clear, gurgling Pitkin Creek, the shaded trail, and meadows where there is plenty of room to romp and roll among the summer grasses and wildflowers.”  The Antlers at Vail staff can provide guests with additional information and directions to both trailheads.       

The Antlers offers special savings of 25% off on autumn lodging from September 7 through November 17, 2010, with rates for a one-bedroom pet-friendly suite starting at just $210 per night.  Autumn is a wonderful time to experience the Vail Valley; summer crowds are gone, the days are sunny, the evenings are cool — and the values can’t be beat. Along with the stunning scenery, Vail has numerous autumn festivals and events including the always-popular Oktoberfest (Sept.10-12 and 17-19, 2010) and new this year, Vail Restaurant Month (Sept. 20 – Oct. 17, 2010).

Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. Recently named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards, the Antlers Vail condominiums is also proud to be a Green Star-rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers web site at www.antlersvail.com.  

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, (970) 476-2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, (307) 734-5335, darla@wordenpr.com.

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