Vail Village

Vail Village is the Hub of Vail

Vail Village is home to countless restaurants and shops and it offers a variety of year-round events.

A vacation in Vail is not complete without dining at a few of our favorites. Sweet Basil, which has been a cornerstone since 1977, offers New American cuisine and has a busy bar; Matsuhisa offers Japanese fusion and sushi; Bully Ranch Restaurant, which is housed in the Sonnenalp Vail hotel, specializes in burgers and casual Southwestern dishes; and Mountain Standard welcomes guests with a wood fire, an open kitchen and a New American menu.

Of course there is also the iconic Pepi’s Bar & Restaurant, an Austrian eatery, with its outdoor deck in the center always full of folks soaking in the sunshine.

For French fare, residents go to Left Bank Restaurant, which was established in 1970, and La Tour, which opened 20 years ago.

Vail Village is home to a variety of luxury shops ranging from Gorsuch, which carries designer skiwear, apparel and gifts, to The Golden Bear, a jewelry shop known for its ursine designs.

Vail Village in Winter is Sight to Behold

A woman standing on a bridge, enjoying the views, in Vail Village, Colorado, USA

Vail is a winter-lover’s paradise. It is heaven for skiers and snowboarders alike, but is is also worth making the trip to the mountains in winter if it’s not your thing! The magic of Vail Village and Vail mountain is not confined to the slopes.

Steps from Vail Village

Restaurants opportunities in Vail Colorado

After you've enjoyed Sonnenalp's Ludwig's, Swiss Chalet and Bully Ranch, you can walk to any of the many favorite restaurants in Vail Village. Among our favorites are Sweet Basil, Matsuhisa Vail, La Tour Restaurant, Russell's Restaurant and Yama. Pazzo's Pizzeria, Los Amigos and Vendetta's are popular spots if you are looking for a quick, family-friendly atmosphere.

Purple, red and white flowers decorating windows

Words and photos do not do justice to the summertime beauty of Vail Village. Flower boxes and flower beds overflow with color and fragrance everywhere you turn! Vail's alpine location favors such flowers as Colorado's columbines, lupines and poppies.

Vail Colorado with Gore Range Mountains at Dusk - Landscape in winter with views of valley with I-70 below and town lit up at night. Vail, Colorado USA.

Go Snowmobiling, Indulge in a Spa Day, Have Dinner in a Cabin, Explore Vail Village, Après ski, Go Snowshoeing, Take a Ride in the Gondola, Brewery-Hop, Go Snow Tubing, Check out Beaver Creek or Learn to Ski!

Betty Ford Alpine Garden

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, whose mission is to be the leader in North American Alpine conservation, was founded in 1985. At 8,200 feet altitude in the Rocky Mountains, it’s the world’s highest botanical garden and attracts some 100,000 visitors annually.


The Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse, a public club that’s a five-minute drive from Vail Village, offers golf in the summer, and classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Vail Dance Festival

Vail Village hosts numerous high-profile events, including the two-week-long Vail Dance Festival that features international stars every summer held at the outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.


Bravo! Vail is a seven-week-long classical music festival featuring philharmonic orchestras that runs from June to August held at the outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

Surrounding Area

Below is Lionshead Village in Vail, Colorado.

Lionshead Bavarian-inspired village is completely closed off to cars and busses and is nestled at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola containing an ice rink, shops, restaurants and bars.

Vail Map

In West Vail, you’ll find a wide variety of shopping including grocery stores, hardware store, fast-casual restaurants plus access to hiking and biking trails. Directly on the free bus system, there is no need for a car with easy access to Vail and Lionshead Village.

cascade vail

Cascade Village is conveniently located one-quarter mile west of Lionshead Village and within close proximity to all the action and adventure that makes Vail so unique. With the perfect location on a gold-medal fly fishing waters of Gore Creek, this mountain resort Village provides the ultimate vacation experience inclusive of Chairlift 20 to Vail Mountain skiing and snowboarding, Gessner restaurant, Grand Hyatt, spa and more!

East Vail Man Snowshoeing in Scenic Mountain Environment - Outdoor adventure recreation in wilderness mountain area after fresh snow storm.

Directly on the free bus system, there is no need for a car to get to the hiking trails. East Vail is located just east of the Vail Golf Course and holds the East Vail Market and access to hiking and biking.


Rest easy after your adventures!


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