The month of May around Vail is the perfect time of year. It's quiet, but not too quiet; it's warm, but not hot; it rains a fair bit, meaning the grass and trees are getting green; plus shops, spas and restaurants feature a lot of deals.
While many locals may take the off season to escape to the beach, I suggest that this is a lovely time for visitors looking for a low-key escape for a long weekend or even a week in Vail.
This weekend, in fact, is predicted to be sunny with temperatures reaching a high of nearly 70 degrees. That's good news for families celebrating Mother's Day. Vail will offer fantastic weather for outdoor fun like hiking and strolling around Vail Village.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: By Caitlin Row, Eagle River as seen from EagleVail
La Tour Restaurant and Bar in Vail Village is open every day during the off season. All dinner entrees are 40 percent off. Select wines are 30 percent off, and all lunch entrees are $13.95.
Montauk Seafood Grill in Lionshead Village is currently offering 40 percent off entrees with a credit card and 50 percent off with cash.
Happy hour specials at Boxcar Restaurant in Avon include $12 cheeseburgers, $5 pretzel rolls and $5 popcorn.
Gashouse in Edwards is offering 30 percent off dinner entrees and 30 percent off all bottles of wine. Happy Hour from 4-5:30 p.m. features 20 percent off drinks and appetizers.
Zino Ristorante is featuring two courses for $31 on selected menu items and 25 percent off select bottles of wine.
See an expanded listings of dining and hotel deals here.
Photo: Boxcar Restaurant
Mother's Day Fun
The Sonnenalp Club in Edwards is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14. Reservations are offered at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Adults dine for $34.95, and children aged 5-12 eat for $14.95.
Maya, a modern Mexican restaurant in the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults dine for $38, and it's $15 for children. Reservations are encouraged.
Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is advertising 25 percent off spa services and a $175 Your Day Your Way package for Mother's Day. Vail Mountain Lodge's spa is currently offering 35 percent off all spa treatments, which would be a good Mother's Day gift as well. Gift certificates are also a good spa gift options for Mom.
Head to Vail Valley This Week for more fun ideas.
Photo: Vail Mountain Lodge