What’s Open in Vail Colorado for May 2017

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While it “may” seem quiet in Vail, Colorado right now, you “may” be surprised at all the fun that can still be had in town.  A little quiet “may” actually be good for you and as most of us know- sometimes these can be the most interesting and fun days!

To make your stay with us even better we’ve created a list of the bars and restaurants and stores that are open and some of the activities that are available not only in Vail but also in the surrounding communities.

The good news is there are plenty of deals to be had, so your dollar goes a long way for your spring excursion to the Colorado Mountains!

top restaurants in vail coloradoFirst things first, here’s a look at what’s happening at Vail Mountain Lodge!

Terra Bistro– the on-site restaurant is open at 5 pm, for Happy Hour. View the Happy Hour menu-as it’s recently been updated!

Dinner starts at 6 pm and so does 50% off all entrees.  View the Dinner Menu, which has also been updated.

Learn more about Terra Bistro

barre classes in vail coloradoVail Vitality Center:

As a guest of Vail Mountain Lodge you receive complimentary access to the Vail Vitality Center, located downstairs from the lobby and accessible by elevator from your room.

The Vail Vitality Center offers a slew of classes you can attend, including TRX, Davinci Body Board, Vinyasa Flow yoga, meditation and women’s indoor climbing.  View Schedule

Watch Vail Vitality Center Videos

Call 970-476-7960 with any questions.

spa specials in vail colorado top spaVail Vitality Center Spa: We are offering 35% off all spa treatments at this time. Stop by the Vail Vitality Center to talk with one of our specialists and pick out a treatment that meets your needs or wants. We offer massages, facials and signature treatments.  View Menu of spa treatments

Call 970-476-7960 to schedule a treatment or ask questions

What are the other bars & restaurants open in Vail?

La Tour Restaurant & Bar, Vail Village

La Tour is open every day during off-season. Specials include 40% off all dinner entrees and 30% off select bottles of wine. All lunch entrees are $13.95. Reservations are accepted.  (970) 476-4403

More info about La Tour 

Bully Ranch, Vail Village in the Sonnenalpe Hotel

This happens to be one of our favorite restaurants after Terra Bistro, of course.  The Bully Ranch has a fantastic happy hour,  available from 3 to 6 pm and again 9 to 11 p.m. Who doesn’t love that? They are known for their mudslides, which are a chilly glass of goodness.  During happy hour enjoy mudslides for they are $4.50; Drafts are $4 (and they have good German beer), well drinks and select wines are $5. If you’re hungry nosh on $1 wings, $3 fish tacos and  $6 truffle tots.  (970) 479-5460

The Bully Ranch does serve lunch and dinner at this time.

More info about The Bully Ranch

Pepi’s Bar and Restaurant

Today is opening day for the spring and summer season at Pepi’s which boasts one of the best decks in town for sun and people watching. They will likely run specials but nothing is published.

Call 970-476-5626

10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room, Vail Village

10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room is another local favorite!  You can taste their whiskey, bourbon, rye and vodka or sip on one of their signature drinks.  On Friday evenings they have two for one drinks and live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Dave Anderson performs acoustic covers including classic rock and country selections.

On Wednesday’s they have 25% off everything including drinks and merchandise.  If you taste something you like, purchase a bottle of your favorite bourbon to take home. Or sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail and look at the creek!  (970) 470-4215

More info about 10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room 

Remedy at the Four Seasons Hotel

This is a fantastic hotel bar with spectacular views of Vail Mountain, a comfy deck off the bar complete with fire bowls they light when the sun goes down. Enjoy a lovely happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m daily. Beer and wine is half off with a quality selection of wine, bubbly and beer.  The bar menu that continually improves. Try the pizza (they offer a gluten-free crust that is delicious). : (970) 477-8600

More info about Remedy

White Bison, Vail Village

White Bison open’s May 25th from 11 am – 10 pm. (970) 763-5470

More info about White Bison

Sweet Basil, Vail Village

Sweet Basil is currently open and it’s unknown if off-season discounts will be offered. (970) 476-0125

More info about Sweet Basil

Mountain Standard, Vail Village

Mountain Standard open’s Friday May 26th  and it’s unknown if off-season discounts will be offered. (970) 476-0123

More info about Mountain Standard

The George, Vail Village

The George offers the best steak special in town, almost always.  Score a  filet for $23, a special we often take advantage of when dining out. Drinks are $4.75 until 9 p.m. There may be other specials not published yet. (970) 476-2656

They’re located next to the Covered Bridge.

Montauk Seafood Grill, Lionshead Village

Montauk Seafood Grill in Lionshead Village is currently offering 40% off entrees with a credit card and 50% off if you pay with cash.  (970) 476-2601

More about Montauk

Bol Vail

The bar, restaurant and bowling alley are open!  Fun night spot but also great for a family and within walking distance from Vail Mountain Lodge. 970.476.5300

More about Bol

Yeti’s Grind

This is our local coffee shop and we love it!  Great people, good drinks and they do serve wine, beer and bubbly.  They offer light food and open at 7 a.m until 7 p.m. (970) 476-1515

More Yeti’s Grind

Shakedown, Vail Village

Shakedown bar with daily apres music is open from 3 pm – 2 am. (970) 479-0556

More info about Shakedown



EagleVail Golf Club is open at this time.  They are offering values rates at this time. Call 970-949-5267

More info on EagleVail Golf Club

Turtle Tubing

Turtle Tubing offers mellow float trips on the Colorado River for adults, kids and groups.  We recommend calling to book in advance to make sure the trips are going since it’s a slower time of the year. Call 970-471-0547

More info about Turtle Tubing


Timberline Tours is running rafting trips at this time.  It can be chilly but they will supply wet suits. Be sure to request gloves! And even though it can be a bit cold, it’s still a ton of fun since the rivers are really flowing up here in the springtime.

More info on Timberline Tours

Ava Rafting and Zipline

They are running raft trips and have access to ziplines.

More info on Ava Rafting and Zipline 

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot Springs is located in Glenwood Springs, which is about a 50 minute drive west from Vail.  It’s well worth the trip if you need to soak and relax.

More info on Iron Mountain


Most of the hiking on Vail Mountain is not possible at this time as there is still too much snow. However, Eagle is just a short drive west and the trails in that area are open and dry.

This website is a good resource for outdoor activities in Eagle.

More info on Eagleoutside


There are plenty of shops open in Vail and they are running sales at this time of the year.  Explore unique shops you can’t find anywhere else, and score on specialty items and clothes.

The Silverthorne Outlet stores are just a quick drive east if you are in the shopping spree mood.

Eye Pieces of Vail

One of our favorites is Eye Pieces in Vail because the sun is shining, which means a good pair of glasses are a must. Eye Pieces offers a very unique and stylish selection.

Check out Eye Pieces of Vail’s upcoming Annual Sale with frames and sunglasses up to 90% off. Markdowns span more than 50 brands.

More info on Eye Pieces of Vail 

I hope this blog provides the information you are looking for to make your vacation a spectacular one here in Vail, Colorado.  If you have any other questions call 970-476-0700.

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