A new Taste of Vail lodging package from Platinum-rated Antlers at Vail hotel combines a pass to the Taste’s four signature events with a sweet lodging deal.
Vail, Colorado–It’s always good gourmet going at the Taste of Vail, Colorado’s iconic annual food and wine festival. But this year Antlers at Vail hotel invites guests to relax into the festival with a new Taste of Vail lodging package that combines Signature Four Passes – providing entry to the Taste’s four renowned signature events – with a sweet deal on spacious Antlers lodging for two for the entire festival, March 30-April 4, 2016. And for those who can’t get away for the whole four nights, Antlers at Vail is still offering a 50 percent-off lodging deal during Taste of Vail – plus the option for a free ski rental upgrade from performance package to high-performance demo package with Ski Butlers, Antlers’ in-house ski rental and complimentary ski valet partner.
The Taste of Vail showcases more than 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the country’s top wineries. And in between the foodie fun, Antlers guests can burn off some of those delicious calories with a dip in the hotel’s pool-with-a-view (and two hot tubs), a winter hike on complimentary Antlers snowshoes, a free Antlers yoga class, complimentary passes to the Vail Athletic Club or, of course, a few runs on Vail Mountain enjoying Antlers at Vail’s complimentary ski valet service to the Eagle Bahn Gondola.
Included in the new Antlers at Vail four-night Taste of Vail lodging package, Taste of Vail’s Signature Four Pass provides full access to four very special events. On Wednesday, the Debut of Rosé gives guests the chance for a first taste of more than 100 varietals of just-released 2015 rosés. The liquid component of the celebrated lifestyle of Mediterranean France, rosé is just recently enjoying similar recognition in the U.S. Thursday, the American Lamb Cook-off explores spring lamb dishes prepared by Vail Valley’s top chefs paired with a true Aprés-Ski Party. Themed “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot,” the wine tasting component offers a wide array of varietals, including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Zinfandel.
On Friday, Signature Four Pass holders attend the famous Mountain Top Tasting. Held at Eagle’s Nest at 10,350 feet above sea level, the gourmet outdoor picnic offers spectacular mountain vistas with fabulous food, beer, wine, and spirits – accessed via the Eagle-Bahn Gondola just steps from the Antlers at Vail. Saturday completes the “fabulous four” with the Grand Tasting & Auction, billed as Taste of Vail’s “decadent and unparalleled wine and culinary spectacle,” featuring all of the Taste’s participating wineries and restaurants and including the opportunity to purchase amazing food and wine gifts and experiences at the annual auction.
Antlers at Vail’s new Taste of Vail package includes four nights’ lodging (March 30 – April 4) in a one-bedroom guest suite for two people (value $2,480), plus Signature Four Passes for two (value $810) providing full access to Taste of Vail’s four signature events for a package price of $1,888 – or $944/person. The Taste of Vail package is subject to availability. Taxes are not included, but as always Antlers at Vail charges no resort fees. And guests who don’t want the entire package deal can still receive 50 percent-off Antlers accommodations during Taste of Vail. Skiing guests can also take advantage of a Taste of Vail complimentary upgrade to a high-performance ski rental package when they reserve a performance package through Antlers’ in-house rental gear and ski valet partner, Ski Butlers.
Now in its third decade, the Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, with an expected attendance of as many as 5,000 to sample the Vail Valley lifestyle. For more Taste of Vail information and a full schedule of events, visit www.tasteofvail.com.
Contact: Anne Parsons, WordenGroup Public Relations, anne(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 303.777.7667