Local second graders touring the Antlers, and asking questions of the front desk.
Last week we had the pleasure of giving a site tour to a group of second graders from our local school. We give many, many site tours throughout the year but this one might have been the most fun. The kids were engaged and had lots of great questions about the services that we provide as a hotel. The kids has the opportunity to ask the front desk some questions and then to tour one of our four-bedroom condominiums, see the conference space and end up down at the pool. Thanks to these kids for such an interest in the Antlers!
Thank you to these local second graders for their interest in learning the services the Antlers at Vail offers.
LINC Golf & Wellness brings golf and yoga together.
LINC Golf & Wellness Retreats returns to Vail on June 14th-17th for its Girlfriend Golf Getaway. Kickoff your summer with this fun, four-day retreat offering golf, yoga, clinics, hiking, meeting new friends and lots of learning. If you are looking for a girlfriend’s golf getaway and want to improve your golf game this summer, this retreat is for you!
This exciting 4 day, 3 night retreat will include:
To celebrate the grand opening of this new Vail wedding venue the Antlers at Vail is happy to offer complimentary rehearsal dinner space at the Antlers to couples who book their wedding reception at the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. Photo: Jack Affleck
The Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse has always offered uniquely scenic views of the Gore Range Mountains throughout all seasons. But now wedding parties will not only enjoy the serene views among the vast greens on the secluded and private wedding island during the summer, but also a sparkling new Gore Range Room banquet space and patio year-round.
To celebrate the grand opening of this new Vail wedding venue the Antlers at Vail is happy to offer complimentary rehearsal dinner space to couples who book their wedding reception at the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. Of course, the standard charges will apply for Chef Barry’s scrumptious food and beverage, as well as cleaning, but the savings couples can realize on not having to pay space rental is significant.
The Antlers at Vail would be honored to host your family and friends for your Vail wedding in our spacious condominiums with convenient access to everything Vail has to offer. Relax together before the big day in a spacious four-bedroom bridal suite unit or by our beautifully renovated pool, hot tubs, and saunas overlooking Gore Creek. The Antlers is the perfect destination for your rehearsal dinner and send-off brunch. Call Cherie Paller at 970-790-5217 for more information!
At the Antlers, we receive many wedding inquiries throughout the year. Some newly engaged couples hear about us from their friends, some from our TripAdvisor listing, and some simply know that they want to get married in Vail. This was Haley and Reza.
Haley and Reza wanted to keep things simple and have a quaint yet beautiful wedding ceremony somewhere near Vail Square where their photos would be taken later in the day. Their wedding was set to take place on New Year’s Eve, mind you, one of the busiest weeks of the year in Vail. The lovely couple e-mailed us just before Halloween and we thought, you know what? Why not offer to let them get married by our pool? And you know what else, why not let them have their ceremony here on the house? After all, it would be short, sweet, and to the point – No great need to charge for 30 minutes on our patio.
After offering our poolside deck on Gore Creek for their small ceremony, Haley and Reza were delighted to accept. After all, finding a location for lodging in Vail this time of the year is difficult enough.
So, after much anticipation, New Year’s Eve rolled around and I met Reza in the courtyard. He was thrilled, and could not wait to marry the love of his life. We presented them with a champagne welcome. The officiant came in, then the photographer, and finally the bride. The day couldn’t of been more beautiful with blue skies, and the sun setting over Lionshead. At the ‘I do’s’ we had a number of guests in our hot tubs and some on their balconies clapping and cheering them on! It was pretty fun. With Reza’s brother and his partner at their side to bare witness to their nuptials, they had a toast and some laughs, and went on to Vail Square for the rest of their photographs.
After the ceremony, I got to catch up with the newly weds in our lobby and offer them some hot cocoa and a suggestion for their first wedding anniversary… because, where better to celebrate than the Antlers?
As an independent property, we get the privilege of offering some very custom, sometimes unorthodox accommodations in the hospitality industry to some really lovely people, and this was certainly the case here. Having the ability to help out when we can just adds a little more meaning to our work, and offering a complimentary location for a small elopement-style wedding ceremony to a grateful couple was our pleasure.
With its spectacular creek side pool, and welcoming conference space, the Antlers at Vail is home to many Vail wedding groups. Some simply take advantage of the spacious condos for family lodging, and others host their wedding rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch by the pool and a few even hold their wedding ceremony at the Antlers. Just as with our longtime guests, these couples become a part of our family when they share their special day with us. We love hearing their stories and feel especially privileged when they let us share those stories with you.
Max & Eitan’s Story: Colorado Kayaking Adventure Withstands Odds
Max & Eitan’s post-wedding brunch at the Antlers is sure to have as much spice as their story of how they met.
In 2007, Max finally had the opportunity to meet her high school crush on a visit back to their hometown for a mutual friend’s birthday. They were both immediately captivated by each other and did not allow the distance to interfere. Eitan invited Max to join him on a camping trip to Colorado.
After a stop in Denver they arrived at their camping destination near Buena Vista, Colorado. One of Eitan’s college friends was spending the summer as a raft guide there and agreed to take them down Brown’s Canyon in inflatable kayaks. They successfully navigated the mighty Arkansas River with almost no incident… As they were approaching a rapid known as Big Drop, Max was on track to finesse the tumultuous waves – just like their reliable guide – when their guide went down the rapid and almost instantaneously flipped his kayak. Before she knew what was happening Max was also rolling through the water and in her panic managed to dislocate her shoulder. For what seemed like forever, Max was under the surface of the water paddle still in hand. When she emerged, they were all able to get to shore, where she knocked her shoulder back in place and was coddled by Eitan, who was extremely relieved to have narrowly averted a tragedy.
They continued down the river, enjoying the sun and the waves. At the take-out, they emptied out the dry bag to find the car keys had gone missing. Meanwhile Eitan’s dog, Floyd, patiently waited for them inside the car. Fortunately they were able to unlock the car through the open window and release Floyd. After a three hour drive to Canyon City in a 1970’s VW Bus and countless phone calls to car dealerships they were finally able to get replacement keys.
The trip seemed to be back on track until they received a call from Eitan’s friend back in Milwaukee notifying him that his house had been robbed. They headed back to Denver where Floyd stayed at a friend’s house for an afternoon while they explored Boulder to have another trip cut short upon the news that Floyd and a friend’s dog had a debate over some dog food with Floyd ultimately getting the short end of the stick – and stitches to boot!
After an evening at the emergency veterinary clinic they decided that a night out was needed, on the condition that Eitan’s friend Dave would call Max an early morning cab to make her flight out the following morning. Dave “may have forgot” to call her cab for the next morning and she missed her flight out. Dave then came to the rescue with a free flight voucher to get her home.
The couple eventually made it home, and back out to school, with the insight that they had something that could withstand all odds.
We are so glad because fast forward through many other adventures and Max & Eitan and their loved ones are joining us at the Antlers at Vail for a post-wedding brunch which we are sure will have as much spice as their journey has had so far.
Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat will help women connect, learn, network and explore Vail’s picturesque surroundings.
It is almost always yoga season here at the Antlers with our twice weekly complimentary yoga classes for guests, and golf season is also now upon us too. Yoga, golf and the Antlers go together like three peas in a pod.
We are once again excited to host an inclusive weekend of golf, yoga, wellness and relaxation this summer put on by the Vail Golf Club and LINC Golf & Wellness. Slated for June 18-21, the second annual Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat will help women connect, learn, network and explore Vail’s picturesque surroundings while enjoying an unique learning environment with instructors, special guests and more.
Limited to 20 participants, golfers of all levels are welcome – including beginners – as are those who practice yoga at different levels, or not at all. Retreat costs are $1,099 for those registering by May 1 and $1,199 after May 1. The extended weekend includes:
• Three-night stay at The Antlers at Vail in Lionshead
• Two 18 hole rounds at the Vail Golf Club
• Evening cocktail and dinner receptions
• PGA & LPGA instruction, plus specialized on-course coaching
• RYT certified instruction during daily yoga classes
• Golf and yoga workshops
• Lunch following golf on Friday and Saturday
• Additional activities such as guided hikes on Vail Mountain and more
The Antlers at Vail is excited to be the Vail lodging partner for the 2nd annual Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat.
Passionate about living life to its fullest, LINC Golf & Wellness founder, Kathleen Heiney, who is a LPGA teaching professional, RYT certified yoga instructor and fitness expert, says she is excited to offer the return of the retreat this summer. “Last year’s event was such a great success and it was amazing watching the women connect and improve their game,” said Heiney. “Many of them continued to play throughout the summer. That’s what the event is all about – new relationships and lasting golfing friendships.”
Joining Heiney, Vail Golf Club Director and PGA Class A certified professional, Alice Plain will bring her insights and skills to the group. “We’re thrilled to offer the retreat for a second summer,” said Plain. “Vail is a beautiful setting and our participants will leave feeling refreshed, have a new love for the game of golf and yoga and a sense of accomplishment, all the while enjoying a wonderful weekend in the mountains.”
**Additionally, on Sunday, June 21, the Vail Golf Club will offer two for one golf for retreat participant’s significant others (or fathers for Father’s Day). An additional night at The Antlers at Vail will be offered at a discount.
At the Antlers at Vail our focus is on making our hotel guests and owners feel at home. We tend to talk a lot about our hotel services, and I think, under emphasize our fantastic conference space and the high level of all inclusive service we provide for Antlers at Vail meetings. Well that is about to change!
Several months ago we upgraded our AV system. It is now state-of-the-art, allowing for remote presenting, high quality two-way sound, and very easy connectivity all controlled by an iPad. We are also in the process of making some very cool aesthetic improvements (more to come on that later) to the main conference room, which already has some great features such as natural light and easy access to the outside … just steps from our spectacular mountain and creek-side pool.
The Antlers at Vail hotel is excited to welcome its newest team member, Cherie Paller.
And, then most exciting, last month we were able to snag a new team member to head up conference services and eventually our conference and group sales efforts. Cherie Paller has most recently spent almost 3 decades in non-profit leadership and fundraising. She is excited to get back to her roots. In the 1980s she was the Banquet Manager at the Westin Hotel (now Cascade Resort), followed by two years as Conference Services Manager for Vail Associates. Her enthusiasm, leadership, interpersonal and fundraising / sales experience is sure to be a huge asset to the Antlers.
Want to experience for yourself the joy and freedom of “dancing with the mountain” or “playing with gravity”? Shortly after ski season kicks off for Vail Mountain, Margaret McIntyre brings her highly successful program, Dynamic Skiing for Life, to the Antlers at Vail hotel. This program, now in its 22nd year, specifically teaches skiing movement awareness indoors, before going out on the slopes.
Margaret blends her extensive knowledge of skiing and ski teaching with The Feldenkrais Method® of sensory/motor re-education to give your body and mind ski specific awareness. This awareness turns into action by dramatically improving balance, control, symmetry, coordination and movement efficiency.
We are glad to have Margaret and her program back to the Antlers December 14 – 18, 2014 !
The Antlers is once again excited to be the host lodge for Dr. Kanal’s Magnetic Resonance Physics Course to be held January 19-23, 2014.
Dr. Kanal is recognized as one of the most sought after MR educators in the world today; is the first to have developed, applied, and presented dynamic bolus contrast-enhanced MRA; and is the pre-eminent physician authority on MR safety issues. As is his style, Kanal will be available to answer questions and clarify concepts at and between each conference session. Participants will leave this conference with a solid understanding of complex but clinically vital MR imaging, angiography, and spectroscopy physics principles and how to apply them to routine clinical diagnostic patient care.
Since 1985, Emanuel Kanal has taught thousands of people the concepts underlying MR imaging physics and their clinical applications. His teaching style is informal, interactive, humorous, enthusiastic, energetic, and unique. Among the unique aspects of this course is that it takes full advantage of the graphic, interactive format of his custom developed MR tutorial and simulator software programs, which permit real-time simulation of the effects of MR image parameter manipulation on the scanned images. The course will review basic MR imaging principles, including explanations and applications of such parameters as T1, T2, T2*, proton density, TR, TE, TI, flip angle, contrast agents, relaxivity, etc.
Dynamic Skiing for Life Program with Margaret McIntyre is coming back to the Antlers at Vail this December 15-19, 2013!
The Antlers at Vail will be hosting for a second year, a program that helps get the body ready for the ski season or any other activity. Margaret McIntyre owner of Integrated Movement has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method for over 30 years and is bringing her knowledge and skills back to the Vail Valley for a four day class. What is the Feldenkrais Method you ask? Great questions! According to Margaret, “The Feldenkrais Method® is not medicine, not chiropractic, not massage and not yoga; instead it is a powerful, innovative and effective learning system. You learn how to replace old redundant movement patterns with newer more useful ones. You will discover that you have the capacity to become more skillful and improve your quality of life as you mature and age.” Margaret lived and worked in the Vail Valley for 20 years, now based out of Maui (not too shabby of a relocation!) Margaret comes back to Vail once a year to continue teaching her seminars. The Antlers is so pleased to have Margaret and her students back with us!