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summer tubing in vail


Step outside into the great outdoors this summer! Explore the very best of Vail's outdoor beauty by taking a hike on the mountain, bike ride on path or simply relax by the pool. The possibilities are endless. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or heading to the mountains for the first time, you'll find countless things to do in Vail in summer.

Mountain Games in Vail

Summer Mountain Games

June 10 - 13, 2021

The GoPro Mountain Games are the country's largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music and they return to Vail, CO June 10 - 13, 2021. Book your lodging accommodations for The GoPro Summer Mountain Games.

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Vail Dance Festival

Vail Dance Festival

Opens July 30, 2021

For 30 years, Vail has welcomed some of the greatest international dance acts in the world. Vail Dance continues to be a beloved summer event, and many of the main performances are only minutes away from Manor Vail Lodge.

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Explore Vail's endless hiking either across the street or down the road. Explore the trails by foot or on a mountain bike. Contact our front desk for details.

  1. Vail Hiking Guide
mountain biker

Mountain Biking

Pedal along creeks, lakes, waterfalls, and even scenic, paved roads on Vail's 343 miles of mountain biking trails. You can even take the bike haul gondola!

  1. Vail Mountain Biking Tips
alpine gardens

Alpine Gardens

The highest elevation botanical garden in North America situated at 8,200’ in the central Rocky Mountains. The outdoor gardens are located across the bridge from Manor Vail Lodge.

  1. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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Wildflower Hikes

Vail’s vast alpine meadows and high, hidden country make the perfect setting for one of Colorado’s favorite summer pastimes: wildflower watching.

Witness the high country in all its splendor during wildflower season, which usually marks the beginning of summer. Start your exploring with these unforgettable Vail wildflower hikes. 


  1. Recommended Trails
man fly fishing in a river


Experience a fun activity the entire family can enjoy! Enjoy Vail's beautiful creeks and rivers while fishing with a local professional fishing guide. To book your fishing outing, contact us at the front desk at 970-476-5000.

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Vail Golf Club

Play on one of Colorado most beautiful Golf Courses at the Vail Golf Club. Open to the public daily. Click here to learn more.

Stand up Paddle

Nottingham Lake

Get out on the water and experience stand-up paddle boarding at Nottinghame Lake in Avon. Located 15 minutes from Vail. Rentals are available. To learn more, click here.

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Picnic in the Park

Stop by The Fitz in Manor Vail Lodge and pick-up dinner to go. View our menu online.

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Outdoor Pools

Experience our two outdoor heated pools and four hot tubs. Pool towels provided at both pools. Please note, there will be limited occupancy with mandated social distancing. Open 10am—8pm.

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Little Free Library

Stop by our Little Free Library located on the bike path by the front entrance of Manor Vail Lodge. Either enjoy some reading by the pool, on your patio or our beautiful Golden Peak Gardens.

People walking downtown at summer in Vail

Village to Village

Explore all the shops, artwork and scenery of both Vail Village and Lionshead.

Someone gets a facial at the spa

Manor Vail Spa

The Manor Vail Spa offers relaxing spa treatments. Featuring a new oxygen bar and leg recovery lounge. Steam Room and Sauna are not open. Hours 10am-5pm by appointment only. 

vail ford park

Ford Park

Have a play-date in the park. Experiene Vail's beautiful custom playground for kids offering unique slides, climbing features and swings. Located across the bridge from Manor Vail Lodge.