Fall in Vail:  3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping
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Fall in Vail: 3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping

A palette of autumnal hues is starting to blanket Vail, Colorado. While the golden aspens are the star, there is an array of colors from tangerine to scarlet to rust. Here’s three of my favorite things to do while leaf peeping in Vail. I did all of these in a day! I love taking an … Continue reading

Waterfall Hike at Piney River Ranch Near Vail, Colorado
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Waterfall Hike at Piney River Ranch Near Vail, Colorado

Piney River Ranch sits at 9,350 feet at the foot of the Gore Range. Part of the fun is getting there as you drive Red Sandstone Road. It’s 12 miles up a twisty dirt road. The 40-acre Rocky Mountain Retreat is picturesque. You can stay overnight in a cabin or glamping tent, or just go … Continue reading

Bruschetta and Sangria:  A Perfect Pairing at La Bottega in Vail, Colorado
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Bruschetta and Sangria: A Perfect Pairing at La Bottega in Vail, Colorado

A summertime must during a visit to Vail is eatting bruschetta and sipping sangria on the delightful patio at La Bottega. On my most recent road trip to Vail I was salivating just thinking about it on my drive through the mountains. The Tuscan-inspired restaurant takes on a culinary journey to Italy. I found La … Continue reading

European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail
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European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail

As you drive up to Sonnenalp Vail, you might feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a grand hotel tucked away in the German Bavarian Alps, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boutique luxury hotel is classic, elegant and now my favorite place to stay in Vail. It’s the staff that makes the difference, from … Continue reading

Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)
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Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)

Opening this year, Hotel Talisa is the new kid on the block in Vail, Colorado.  You may not know Vail was modeled after the alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland.  In Hotel Talisa’s restaurant Gessner, you get to enjoy a blend of the Colorado Rockies and the Alps in the cuisine. My cocktail of choice while … Continue reading