Many of the pictures you've seen of Vail are likely from the iconic pedestrian Vail Village. Many of its buildings were originally built by Vail's founders in the early 60s with a nod to classic European alpine architecture.
Vail Village retains a peaceful, small town vibe even with its world-class restaurants, shopping, cafes and late night hot spots. The heated streets make for an easy walk up Bridge Street to Gondola One.
The dining scene is amazingly diverse and one of the main attractions to Vail. Restaurant Kelly Liken, Matsuhisa Vail, Elway's, Larkspur, Sweet Basil, and many more line the streets of Vail. Learn more about Vail's dining options.
While the hotels in Vail Village are close to lifts, many offer ski valets and shuttles to make your journey to the slopes that much easier.
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Nearby Golden Peak
offers a peaceful and convenient spot just 5 minutes walk east of Vail Village. Golden Peak also serves as the base of Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6), home of the Golden Peak Ski School base and the main access point to Vail's Golden Peak Terrain Park as well as to the bottom of Northwoods (Chair #11) - a favorite area on the mountain for skiers and riders.
From Golden Peak's base you can watch ski racers going through gates as well as get front row seats to events like the Burton US Open. It is is also home Vail's Child Care and Nursery
There are fewer properties in Golden Peak than in Vail Village, including Manor Vail Lodge
(directly across the street from the Golden Peak base area) and condo based properties like The Wren
(offering complimentary skier shuttle service).
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