Archive for the ‘Vail Summer’ Category

Bears in Vail, can't get in the Antlers bear proof trash bins

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Well the bears are sure out in full force around the Antlers at Vail this month.   There have been many stories in Vail about the bears getting into the trash, into cars, dumpsters, etc. as they eat as much as they can to store fat for the coming winter.  A couple of  mornings ago we found one of our bear proof trash containers tipped over.  Was it a bear?  Not that we were checking, but……. the trash bin had some great food from Garfinkles that was thrown away.  Probably it smelled pretty good for a bear.
Bear
Tipped over trash can, it was heavy

Vail Pass new Highway clean up sign for Antlers at Vail

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Antlers at Vail has a 2 mile section of Interstate 70 up on the top of Vail Pass that we clean up.  This past June a number of guests even gave us a hand!  It is one of the most beautiful sections of highway through the State of Colorado.  And guess what?  We just got some new signs placed by the highway department this summer.  They look great.  Thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation.


Antlers new Highway clean-up sign near Vail Pass bike path

Michela family enjoy another Vail Summer

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Once again the Michela family enjoyed a Vail Summer vacation at the Antlers at Vail.  Bob and Catherine had daughters Danielle and Stacy with them, and of course the five grandchildren.  They were busy.  Gondola rides, hiking, biking, dinner at Blu’s, dinner in the condo, adventure ridge, rebound trampoline, etc.  Hope to see you again next summer…..


Michela Family at the Antlers (grand kids are taking the picture)

VICTORY!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

SCHLADER PITCHES COMPLETE GAME AND LEADS THE G.H.O.S.T TO FIRST WIN…EVER.

It was a beautiful evening for America’s past time sport. The teams gathered early for warm-ups at Ford Field. The stands were filling slowly and young fans stood near the dug outs hoping to get a glimpse and maybe an autograph from their heroes. The atmosphere was relaxed and typical for the start of any softball game. This night, however, would permeate with drama as the innings unfolded.

It was more than Schalder’s curve ball which kept the Snow Pigs guessing at the plate. It was more than than the almost flawless defense which continually frustrated the hitters on the opposing team. It was more than the bats of the G.H.O.S.T. cracking hit after hit. Scoring run after run.

There was magic in the breeze that surrounded us on this night.

The tension escalated as the team and the fans began to fathom the un-imaginable. “Relax and have fun out there” were the cries from the dug out as we took to the field in the last inning, clinging to an 8 run lead.

The Pigs are a proud team and refused to go away. A rally by the opposing team in the last inning was all to familiar to the G.H.O.S.T. Victory snatched away and the disappointment that goes with it has troubled this group in the past. But this Monday evening was different. After all, there was magic in the breeze and this group of fighters walked away with a 13 to 7 win.

The masses didn’t flood the streets and there were no car fires or riots in Vail on this evening to celebrate one of the greatest victories in modern sports. Rather the team had a quiet dinner and a couple (hundred) drinks and reflected about the achievement. I asked one player what’s next? His response while sipping on a pitcher of beer, “This hasn’t even hit me yet, ask again tomorrow”. I guess I should have clarified that I was talking about the game.

Greg Z

Antlers at Vail employees on Denver news

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Channel 4 Denver news was up in Vail before the 4th of July weekend and checking on business up in the mountains. There is a short interview of Rob LeVine (our General Manager) and even a few camera shots and video of some of us at the front desk.

Vail parade July 4th, kids wearing the Antlers

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Lots of kids wearing the “Antlers hats” at Vail’s 4th of July parade today. Beautiful sunshine and the town is packed !

Big group

Too funny

Mariah Walls

Wardrobe malfunction

Everyone has them

Chef Angelee Aurillo's first cooking class of the summer at the Antlers at Vail

Monday, June 29th, 2009

What’s been cooking lately? Feel like having even more fun in the kitchen while learning some new skills? Chef Angelee Aurillo of Amuse Bouche Catering is hosting her first cooking class of the summer at the Antlers at Vail.

Here are the details:

Tuesday July 7th

5:30-7:30 PM

Antlers at Vail Kitchen

“Taste of Southern France”

$90 for instruction, dinner and wine

Course includes instruction, preparation, cooking and time to enjoy the prepared meal. All attendees will be supplied with a menu, recipes and a market list for the class. During the class, guest will learn about the history and tradition behind each ingredient and menu item.

(Don’t worry, the class isn’t TOO serious. There isn’t even a test!)

Menu:

Bouillabaisse de Marseilles finished with Rouille (yummy)

Seared Gascony Duck Breast served with Herbes de Provence stuffed Tomato, Bayonne Ham wrapped Asparagus finished with a Cassis Jus (that’s a mouthful)

Lavender Pot de Creme (best for last)

Space is limited and must be reserved by July 6th

Please contact Chris or Magda with the Antlers for reservations

Vail mountain biking

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Vail mountain biking is finally underway in Vail Colorado. We’ve had quite the wet and cold spring, but the sun is finally out this weekend and the trails are drying out. Not only is the sun out, but so are the animals. On our recent mountain bike ride we saw a beaver in the river near the Antlers pool, a fox 200 meters to the west of the Antlers and four different deer up on the hill. Chris R.

Riding up village trail, plenty of snow up on the Gore Range

Fox crossing the street

Moving so fast the picture is blurry

Deer heading into the woods (can barely see it, trust me)

“Antlers” Siting at the TEVA Games

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

There is plenty to do and see here in Vail this weekend with the TEVA Games, USA Climbing and SERAC Adventure Film School. One of the perks of being a host property is the opportunity to be a part of the action by setting up a tent on Meadow Creek Drive. With the Antlers out and about, there was bound to be followers…

Our Antlers are a BIG hit!

We have plenty in stock so just ask for one when you check in.

Vail Gore Creek

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Although the hussle and bussle has slowed down, Gore Creek has been getting higher and higher everyday. Thanks to our stellar location, we have one of the best views right in our backyard. River rafting is definitely an activity not to be missed while in Vail.