Colorado Mountain Biking at Its Best with the Antlers at Vail This Summer

Reserve rooms by June 1, 2012 and save 20% to 30% off regular rates

Colorado Mountain Biking at the Antlers at Vail Hotel

Photo by Chauncey Davis

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” said Ernest Hemingway, “since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” With 343 miles of bike trails, a bicycle is the perfect vehicle for exploring the Vail Valley’s diverse contours. And for those who prefer to skip the “sweat up the hills” part, the Vail Gondola offers transport for people and bikes to the top of Vail Mountain for an exciting coast down.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is a conveniently located home base—rated #1 in Vail Specialty Lodging by TripAdvisor readers—with comfortable condominiums just footsteps from the popular Gore Creek trail and darned close to the Vail Gondola.

Need more reasons to bring your bike to the Antlers this summer? Here are seven:

  1. Guests who reserve rooms by June 1, 2012 can save 20% to 35% off regular prices, with rates for a studio suite starting as low as $156 per night.
  2. Both Vail and Beaver Creek offer maps for navigating the area’s 340+ miles of biking trails, and the Antlers’ knowledgeable staff will happily provide suggestions and directions.
  3. Vail Mountain Bike Camps offers summer day camps for kids 7 to 13 years old, and private and group mountain biking skill lessons for people of all ages.
  4. The 2012 Vail Recreation District Mountain Bike Races series runs from May 23 – August 15, 2012, offering  mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels fun and the opportunity to win cash prizes.
  5. Riders looking for a summertime challenge can join the Antlers team for the 11th Annual Comcast Colorado Eagle River Ride on Saturday, July 28. The tour begins in Beaver Creek and brings riders along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle rivers, and riders can choose from the 42-, 68- or 100-mile routes. Riders of all levels are welcome, and new team members receive a customized Antlers team jersey.
  6. Want to see how the pros do it? The USA Pro Cycling Challenge features elite professional teams and athletes from around the world, with a stage finish in Beaver Creek on August 23, 2012.
  7. No bike? No problem. Nearby shops like Charter Sports, Vail Bike Tech and Bike Valet offer bicycle and helmet rentals for adults and kids.

Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. Named the Vail Valley ‘Green Business of the Year’ in 2009, the Antlers is also proud to be named a Platinum Service Award Winner by the Vail Valley Partnership. 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

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, [email protected], 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, [email protected], 307.734.5335.

The Antlers at Vail walk to the ski lifts and gondola, with the world’s best polka song!

So many guests and possible guests at the Antlers at Vail condominiums ask us “how far are you to the Vail ski lifts?”, “are you ski in and ski out? “, or “how long does it take to walk to the Vail gondola?”.  Well check out the video below of a head cam perspective (and the best polka song in the history of the world) of our short 150 yards walk to the ski lifts and Vail ski school.  It’s easy and maybe even fun!

Midweek Visit to Vail Mountain

Since I had been feeling better  I took to the slopes February 2nd Tuesday morning. Wow, was I reminded of how great it is to be on Vail Mountain when there are no crowds! The Gondola, Game Creek, Chair 5, Chair 11 and Chair 4; no lines! It was heaven for those who have only hours before they have to work. My runs were in the glistening sun and as though I was all alone; it was one of my favorite days on the mountain. I hope your upcoming days here in Vail mirror my Tuesday morning and if you haven’t booked your accommodations here at the Antlers at Vail, well we’re here waiting 🙂

Going up Game Creek Express

Going up Game Creek Express

Taking in the sights on Lion's Way

Taking in the sights on Lion's Way

Happy, happy, happy

Happy, happy, happy

~ Aisha

New Vail Lodging Website for Antlers

We are happy to present a new face on the web for Anters at Vail, Condos and Conference Center. We just launched our new web site about a week ago, and we hope you are enjoying the new look!

Our Vail lodging is located along lovely Gore Creek, in the Lionshead area facing Vail Mountain. When you stay at Antlers, you are just 150 yards from Vail’s Gondola and a moment from the free in-town shuttle. The hotel is conveniently located to Vail’s main shopping, restaurants and nightlife area.

We do everything we can to make sure your Vail vacation will be all you wanted and more than you expected. Along with being conveniently located near most everything you could want to see in Vail, we have enough going on here at the hotel that you may want to spend a day by our outdoor pool, alternating between our two hot tubs. We have a heated walkway as well as changing rooms and nice fluffy pool towels for your use.

If you are not worn out from your ski day, or if winter sports aren’t your thing, we also have a fitness room at our Vail Resort.  It offers up to date Precor equipment; including treadmill, stationary bike, and an elliptical, Parabody free weights, and private changing rooms with showers. Since our room is a bit on the small side, the Antlers also has complimentary passes for Vail’s Premier Athletic Club, the Vail Athletic Club, a short bus ride away in Vail village.

Welcome to Antlers at Vail!

Welcome to Antlers at Vail!

What about business? Antlers has free high-speed internet access in all our rooms. Simply bring your computer, we have complimentary network cords and wireless routers at the front desk for you to use in your room. Antlers has a convenient business center with three computers for quick internet access. You can also take advantage of the printers and a copy machine. We want to make sure when you hold your business retreat in Vail, you have all the amenities you need.

On the other end of things, if you are traveling with your family – and that includes the members with four legs, we’ve got that covered too! Antlers is Vail pet-friendly lodging. We look forward to greeting you and your dog or cat with a non-prohibitive additional fee.

As you can tell, there is a lot going on at Antlers, and we wanted to present our web site in a manner that was easy to navigate and clear. We are confident that you will be pleased with the breathtaking views and cozy setting for your travel in Vail. Looking forward to seeing you soon.