Wildflower Power

As Rocky Mountain Westerners know, the higher the winter snow totals, the bigger spring’s blooming bounty of wildflowers. As Colorado’s 2022/23 ski season with its heavy snowfall – Vail was already boasting over 15 feet by January – draws to a close, the Antlers at Vail hotel is preparing to welcome spring and summer’s colorful blanket of blossoms with a new peak-posies package at a special rate. From June 11 – August 20, 2023, guests can book the “Wildflower Power Package” at the Antlers at Vail and enjoy a (minimum) two-night stay at rates starting from $319/night for an Antlers studio condominium and including a roundup of flower-forward goodies and activities. As Tom Petty famously sang, “You belong among the wildflowers.”

“Wildflower Power” guests can visit the the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (don’t miss downloading the gardens’ free Alpine Wildflower Finder app), receive $50 to spend at the popular Root & Flower with its imaginative offerings of fine wines, clever botanical-inspired craft cocktails and accompanying snacks, as well as a complimentary bottle of wine waiting in the Antlers suite; take a guided wildflower walk (weather and schedule permitting) with Walking Mountains Science Center to view and learn about such wild local flora as the state-flower columbine, fireweed and bluebells; and bring home a packet of Colorado wildflower seeds as a memento to plant and continue the floral fun.

Recently named to a shortlist of “Best in Vail” accommodations by British newspaper The Telegraph and website msn.com, the Antlers at Vail occupies a beautiful spot on Gore Creek, just steps from Vail Mountain Resort’s Eagle Bahn gondola and the boutiques and dining establishments of Vail’s Lionshead Village. The family-friendly condominium hotel is known for its welcoming staff, long list of complimentary amenities and comfy-luxe guest suites – each with a full kitchen, dining area, spacious living room with fireplace, and a private balcony, as well as a year-round outdoor pool and hot tubs in a naturalized setting surrounded by wildflowers in the summer.

wildflowers in vail

The Antlers at Vail’s new “Wildflower Power Package” is offered June 11 – August 20, 2023, based on availability. Package rates, for a minimum of two nights, start from $319/night (plus tax) for a studio condominium. The package includes a complimentary bottle of wine, choice of red or white, in the guest’s suite; a $50 gift card to Root & Flower; and a packet of wildflower seeds to take home. Antlers at Vail never charges resort fees. Guests may reserve the package on the website at antlersvail.com or call 888-268-5377.

Subject to availability and restrictions.

Picnic on the Gore

Picnic on the Gore


Picnic in Vail this Summer

Alpine summer days await you at the Antlers at Vail. Whether you are ready to climb Vail Mountain, or if a gentle stroll along Gore Creek is more your forte, let Chef Barry Robinson of the Antlers at Vail prepare a scrumptious take-away picnic lunch for you to bring on your Vail adventure.

A Chef Prepared Take-Away Lunch

The Picnic on the Gore package is perfect for a family of four. Vail catering extraordinaire Chef Barry Robinson will include in your picnic sandwiches of your choice on freshly baked bread. Choose from freshly prepared tuna salad, chicken salad, sliced ham, or grilled vegetables. Make a note of what sandwiches you would like in the special requests section before you book. Fresh fruit, vegetable crudité, avocado dip and hummus, cookies and brownies, and bottled water are included.

Choose Your Adventure

A Family Hiking on Vail Mountain

Find the perfect spot for your picnic lunch in a wildflower meadow on Vail Mountain. Photo courtesy of Jack Affleck.

Before you go, stop by the front desk and pick up your picnic lunch between 10 AM and 12 PM. Then, choose your adventure. Bring your picnic to one of Vail’s great parks, or find a perfect spot along Gore Creek.

Ask at the front desk for suggestions on where to explore. If you’re looking for activities to do during your picnic Vail locals at Make a Date of It have some great suggestions.

Bring along your choice of beverage, a picnic blanket, a board game, or anything else you may like to have during your picnic. Enjoy your picnic on the lawn next to the Vail Public Library. Or, find a sunny picnic table on Vail Mountain.

There is something special about enjoying food in Vail al fresco. The Antlers at Vail’s Picnic on the Gore package provides a chef prepared picnic lunch in a spectacular mountain setting for you and your family.

Available June 17 – September 30, 2023. Subject to availability.

Lovely pool with a view at Antlers at Vail

Two Nights of Lodging are Included

The Picnic on the Gore Package includes two nights of lodging in a One Bedroom plus Bunk Beds residence and a picnic lunch for a family of four June through September for $778 plus tax – No resort fees, and no parking fees.

Beat the Heat

The Antlers at Vail is bringing back its popular Beat the Heat package, inviting families to chill out in the Rocky Mountains this summer, May 27 – Sept. 30, 2023, with family-friendly value pricing. Beat the Heat includes three nights’ lodging, a complimentary pool toy for the kids for use in the Antlers’ stunning mountainside pool, and delicious icy treats for four.

L to R: Spacious Antlers at Vail condo; Eagle Bahn Gondola to Epic summer adventures; Antlers private balcony.

All around the Vail Valley, the natural resources feature snow-fed streams for whitewater adventures and fly fishing, as well as thousands of acres of preserved open space for hiking and mountain biking. Closer to town, miles of paved recreational paths and open road for road bikers abound, or guests can simply watch the kids splash and play in one of Vail’s inviting fountains.

The Beat the Heat package pampers guests with Antlers’ spacious condominiums, ranging in size from studio to four bedrooms, all of which feature fully equipped kitchens – ideal for creating home-cooked meals – as well as flat-screen TVs and DVD players, private balconies and free WiFi. This special deal also includes the abundance of appealing amenities that are the hallmark of this inviting lodging: complimentary bike rentals for cruising around town, loaner GoPro cameras for capturing all the action and specialty kitchen appliances like espresso machines and crockpots. No resort fees means families are left with more mad money to spend on themselves.

Antlers at Vail’s Beat the Heat package is available May 27 – Sept. 30, 2023; 3-night value package with rates starting from $1095 for a one-bedroom with bunks condo for a family of four. Tax not included, no resort fee, and subject to availability.

The Antlers at Vail creekside pool is the perfect place to Beat the Heat.