Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await you. Discover a quaint Bavarian village where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience, Vail from in the spring, summer and fall are characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, a world-class events schedule and everything in between.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
ATHLETES. ART. MUSIC. MOUNTAINS.
First time at the Mountain Games or a veteran attendee, there’s always something new and exciting to see or do during your visit. With thousands of rooms to choose from, Vail’s spacious condominiums, luxurious hotels, modern hostels, and conveniently close camping areas will be able to meet even the most specific accommodation requirements. Bring your toys, and take a little extra time to enjoy some of the best living in the United States. Perhaps you’ll end up like some of us and never leave.
Single day parking is still free this summer at Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. However, you will need to take a ticket to help the Town of Vail collect information about parking use. Please remember to KEEP YOUR TICKET, you will need it to exit the structure. There will be a $25 overnight fee for vehicles parked in the structures between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Details HERE.
Paid parking is available farther east on S. Frontage Road at Ford Park. Free public bus transit to and from parking areas is also provided by the Town of Vail.
Overflow parking on the north side of the South Frontage Road will be allowed once both parking structures are full. No parking will be allowed on the south side of the Frontage Road at any time. For up to date parking information, please visit vaileventparking.com or download the free Vail app.
Please note that overnight car camping is not permitted in the the Vail Parking Structures… we’re looking at you, car campers.
Check out the HOSTELS & PLACES TO CAMP tab for other camping options.
Overflow parking is available on the North Frontage Road in West Vail in front of the West Vail Fire Station. There is no “camping” within the Town of Vail in RVs.
Face it, lodging is not for everyone. Lucky for you the Vail Valley offers numerous options for Camping and even Hostel accommodations. If you like to stay and play to the beat of your own drum then check out some recommendations below.
COHABIT – AVON, CO
Cohabit is a pod hotel – the first of its kind in Colorado. They offer guests a unique and affordable alternative to traditionally overpriced hotels. Cohabit merges the relaxed, social elements of a hostel with the privacy of a boutique hotel. They do not have hotel rooms, instead, they offer 27 custom-built sleep pods. Each pod can accommodate two guests in a bunk bed and feature power outlets, reading lights, luxury linens and mobile smart locks. Their pods are noise insulated and well ventilated to ensure maximum guest comfort.
Use code MtnGames for 20% off your Cohabit booking!
Visit cohabitavon.com for more info!
Please note: this hostel is not pet-friendly.
THE BUNKHOUSE – MINTURN, CO
The Bunkhouse, a boutique hostel, is a unique lodging experience for mountain enthusiasts who value affordability, and community. The Bunkhouse offers a warm, comfortable, clean, and hip atmosphere for travelers who spend money on cool adventures, not on expensive hotels. Linens provided.
Rates are $54.99 for bunk, $65.99 for a semi-private room per person. Use code GoPro for 20% off!
Visit vailbunkhouse.com for more info!
Camping information is available at the Vail and Lionshead Information Booths 970-479-1394 and 970-479-1385.
The phone number for reservations at all reservable Forest Service campgrounds is 877-444-6777.
Elevation 8,900 feet
A small forested campground located at the mouth of Homestake Valley and 18.9 Miles from Vail Village, this is dispersed camping with no available facilities. Homestake Creek is within walking distance for fishing. There are several trailheads within close driving distance.
Elevation 9,200 feet
Situated in a wide, flat valley surrounded by mountains, this campground is near the headwaters of the Eagle River and located 24 miles from Vail Village. The campground is sparsely timbered with lodgepole pine. There are opportunities for fishing, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and hiking. Group and individual sites in the campground can be reserved. More information.
Elevation 9,300 feet
This forested campground is located in the Homestake Valley along Homestake Creek and is 25.5 miles from Vail Village. There are several trailheads near this campground. More information.
Elevation 8,700 feet
Located in a forested canyon along Gore Creek, this campground is the most popular in the district because of its close proximity to Vail Village at only 6.7 miles away. Nearby there are several trails into the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, and the Vail Pass – Ten Mile Canyon Recreation Trail is right at the entrance to the campground. More information.
Elevation 8,800 feet
Right off Highway 24, between Minturn and Leadville 17.3 miles from Vail Village, this campground lies along Homestake Creek in a forested setting. More information.
LOST LAKE / PINEY RIVER RANCH:
Located on the north side of the town of Vail off Red Sandstone Road, this White River National Forest offers access to mountain biking trails and trout fishing in Lost Lake and Piney Lake. Camping is dispersed on the commute to Piney River Ranch and mileage is dependent upon chosen camping location.
SYLVAN LAKE STATE PARK:
Elevation 8,500 feet
Two separate campgrounds on this beautiful 115-acre park put visitors close to trout fishing and boating on a 40-acre lake. The park is located 16 miles south of Eagle on West Brush Creek Road and 35 miles from Vail Village. Cabins available. More information.
Please note: pet-friendly lodging fills up fast! Book early to secure the best accommodations that fit your needs.
Grand Hyatt Vail
Pet friendly rooms are available with $100 pet fee per stay. Reservations can be made at 970-476-1234.
Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Pets of all sizes are welcome with an additional fee of $40 per night on first floor only limit 3 dogs. Reservations must be made by contacting their reservations department at 970-476-7810 or 800-284-8245.
Four Seasons Vail
Pets friendly in hotel rooms not in residences call for reservations; 970-477-8600 or 800-819-5053.
Lodge at Vail
Limited pet friendly rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors, $50 per night, reservations must be made in advance by contacting their reservations department directly; 800-859-8242.
Pets of all sizes welcome with a one-time $150 additional pet cleaning fee per stay. Limited pet friendly rooms available on the 1st and 2nd floors. Reservations can be made by calling 970-331-0698.
Limited pet friendly rooms are available on 1st and 2nd floors. No more than 2 dogs per room & no dogs over 50lbs with a $100 charge per pet per stay. Reservations must be made in advance at 970-476-5615.
Pet friendly hotel rooms are available (not condos) and must be booked through the hotel by calling 970-306-0361. No size limits, up to 2 pets, and a $50 per stay per pet fee.
Vail’s Mountain Haus
Limited pet – friendly rooms are available for $50 per night per pet fee. Reservations must be made through the hotel directly at 970-476-2434.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Limited pet friendly rooms, $50 pet fee, reservations must be made in advance by contacting their reservations department directly at 970-496-4910.
Antlers At Vail
Pets are welcome, please call for availability as these accommodations are especially assigned. An additional fee of $35 per pet per night will apply, 2 pet maximum. Please call 970-476-2471.
The Lift House
Reservations in advance can be made by calling 970-476-2340. Maximum of 2 dogs with a pet fee of $30 per day per dog.
Pet friendly, 2 pets per room maximum, $150 pet fee per stay. Reservations can be made at 970-476-4444.
Highline Vail – a DoubleTree by Hilton
Pet Friendly, $40 per pet per stay. Reservations can be made at 844-886-4139.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Pets of all sizes are welcome for a $150 per stay charge. Reservations can be made by calling; 970-790-6000.
For those arriving by air, Epic Mountain Express offers shuttles between Denver International Airport and Vail hotels. Getting around the pedestrian-friendly town of Vail is easy, so there’s no need to rent a vehicle.
Shuttle rates start at $69 per person. Use code GOPROEPIC to save 20%. Please reserve in advance for best availability.
BOOK ONLINE or call 970-754-7433 (SKI-RIDE) to reserve your seat
Dogs must be on a leash within the Town of Vail, in Vail Village, Lionshead Mall and on all bike paths. Also, please refrain from tethering your dog. It is unlawful in the Town of Vail and it is also unsafe for your pup to be left alone and unsupervised. Lastly, be a good neighbor and pick up after your dog – don’t make us call the “poolice” on you…
Public Restrooms are available in both the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking Structures, at Mountain Plaza, at the southern end of Wall Street in Vail Village, across from the Lionshead Ticket Office, and at Main Registration (Golden Peak Base Lodge).
If the summer sun is getting to you, check out the new shaded rest zone at Checkpoint Charlie near the International Bridge in Vail Village.
Vail visitors and residents share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, there’s always something to do in Vail. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 17 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world, and an award winning amphitheater.