There are few places as beautiful and picturesque as the Rocky Mountains in the summertime. Vail is a unique family vacation spot and is safe and beautiful, as well as healthy, with numerous activities available. No matter what the age differences, there are hiking trails that range from very easy to difficult, museums (such as the Colorado Ski Museum), evening concerts in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, the Vail Nature Center, and fishing trips in which children can attend.
The wilderness around Vail goes unappreciated. Rock Climbing in Vail is becoming increasingly popular, and with easy access to #1 rated professional mountain guides in Vail, this should be on everyone's tick list.
Vail offers visitors several types of outdoor sports and activities. The Vail Valley is crisscrossed by miles out mountain bike single-track that links the valley floor with the high alpine terrain above tree line. Those who are not traveling with their own bikes can rent them at the hotel or take one of their guided bike tours.
Additional summertime outdoor activities include fly fishing, golfing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, jeep tours, and horseback riding at the 4-Eagle Ranch. The 4-Eagle Ranch offers a wide variety of fun family activities centered around a real Western Ranch, including horseback rides, cattle round-ups and Western nights with dinner and a Wild West show.
Vail is two hours from Denver and can be easily reached by van or limousine service. Private transportation is usually not necessary in Vail as a free bus transportation system is operated by Vail Associates throughout the Vail Valley and extends to the Beaver Creek area.
Special discounted transportation through Colorado Mountain Express has been arranged. To make your reservation, call 800-525-6363 (toll-free) and ask for the special ECHO rate.
To secure your room at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, please call 800-266-9432 (toll-free) or 506-474-2099 and state that you will be attending Echo Summer program.
The room rate is $184 single/double a night.
Contact the Marriott to receive pricing on condominiums which are also available. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about any additional fees, early departure fees, or cancellation penalties. This is a busy time in Vail, and if you intend to extend your stay or arrive early to include a family vacation, we would recommend early registration to secure the room arrangements.
Hotel reservations must be made on or before Friday, June 22, 2012. All reservation requests will require a credit card guarantee. All reservations require a two-night, non-refundable deposit. If reservation is cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival, individual will forfeit the deposit for all nights reserved. All no-shows are considered guaranteed bookings and will be charged two nights’ room and tax. Any early departures will forfeit all remaining room night’s room and tax charges.
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you.
For more information, visit the Vail Business Bureau.