Vail, Colorado is mainly known for the Vail Ski Resort that holds the largest ski mountain in Colorado.

The small town has an abundance of natural beauty and is home to a tight knit community of under 6,000.

If you really want to experience one of Colorado’s most breathtaking settings, and get a taste of life in a small mountain community, then Vail is a place that you surely cannot miss.

Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret, here’s a trip-planning guide for you to use on your next trip to Vail.

If you’re traveling to Vail from the Denver area, then taking a shuttle may be the easiest and cheapest option. Summit Express is running private charters to all Vail locations from the Denver airport. The charters run 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

For those who prefer flying, then you might want to book a flight to the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport where Vail is only a 40-minute drive away. provides information on flights and their prices.

The Antlers at Vail Hotel is offering a lodging package that combines a sweet deal on rooms with passes to the Taste of Vail’s four VIP events.

The Taste of Vail, which runs March 30-April 3, showcases more than 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs, alongside owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the country’s top wineries.

The Taste of Vail package includes two four-event passes and four nights for two in an Antlers one-bedroom guest suite for $1,888.

The Signature Four Pass provides full access to Wednesday’s Debut of Rose, a first taste of more than 100 varietals of just-released 2015 roses; Thursday’s American Lamb Cook-off, pairing spring lamb dishes with a true apres-ski party; Friday’s Mountain Top Tasting gourmet outdoor picnic; and Saturday’s Grand Tasting a& Auction finale.

Mountain Standard, is a rustic, relaxed, American-cuisine dining restaurant that cooks its food over an open and live wood fire. This restaurant prides itself on the age-old way of cooking, and uses pure ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region to serve up good old-fashioned meals.

This lunch and dinner spot serves everything you can think of when it comes to American food – including wood grilled salmon, steak fries, charbroiled oysters, Rocky Mountain trout, Angus short ribs, and many more.

Indulge on a delicious plate of rustic, bold and honest flavors while taking in the beautiful mountain scenery.

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