Vail & Lionshead Vacation Rentals

Vail ski vacation rentals are our specialty as are our luxury ski homes and ski in and ski out condos. Vail Colorado which is widely considered the finest Ski & Mountain  destination  in North America. This classy Alpine style village attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Lionshead & Vail are now connected resorts within easy walking distance of each other providing close access to the equally beautiful ski resorts of Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge. With more groomed terrain than any other ski resort & conveniently located two hours from Denver International Airport this premier mountain destination will not disappoint.

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Choose from Vail & Lionshead Condos and Private Vacation Homes

Vail vacation rental homes, condos & apartments are presently available for holiday weeks. The understated elegance of Vail Resort is complimented  our wide array of vacation rental properties. Whether you are looking for a ten bedroom ski in ski out mansion or a cozy village condo we have them all! Call your local Emerald Kite Destination agent today...

When it comes to dining in Vail there are an abundance of delicious options ranging from casual pub and Après ski hangouts to the most sophisticated of dining establishments. Vail and Lionshead provides visitors with a sumptuous abundance of seafood, steak, Mexican, Japanese, and French dining opportunities. Considered the most beautiful of all North American ski resorts, Vail dining establishments have the added bonus of providing its visitors with gourmet experiences set within majestic mountain side settings.

Restaurant Kelly Liken

You may remember popular Kelly Liken from the TV show Top Chef, now widely considered to be one of the country’s best female chefs. Restaurant Kelly Liken, considered by many to be the “best restaurant” in Vail, provides exceptional seasonal American cuisine, Chef Kelly goes out of her way to ensure that the menu is frequently changed in order to offer her guests the highest quality ingredients of the season. With a wine list of over 250 selections as well over 60 by the glass options, this restaurant is hard to beat.

12 Vail Rd, Suite 100 | Vail, CO 81657

For reservations: call 970.479.0175

Emerald Kite Quality Rating *****

Emerald Kite ambiance Rating Posh/Romantic

Emerald Kite Price rating moderately high


Bart and Yetis

When in town the President of Emerald Kite and her sons never miss a visit to Bart and Yeti’s to sample a steaming bowl of their world famous green chili. Quietly tucked away in Lionsheads Lifthouse Lodge this tiny Après Ski bar offers an all-day casual fun dining experience. Many of the regulars ski down to Lionshead Village for a quick lunch taking the gondola back up afterwards. The restaurant is used as a regular Après Ski place for families with children in close by Lionshead Ski School. What to order? Hands down the green chili of course!

553 E Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

Reservations (970) 476-2754

Emerald Kite Quality Rating ***

Emerald Kite ambiance Rating Casual Après Ski Style

Emerald Kite Price rating moderate


The Tenth

While Emerald Kite has not had an opportunity to visit The Tenth we are looking forward to doing so in the near future. Paul Wade, formerly of Aspens, Little Nell and Maui’s Four Seasons is now captaining Vails latest on-mountain Gourmet restaurant located at the base of Look Ma run. For those looking at incorporating an on mountain more upscale style dining experience, then the Tenth is a must. Even beginners can Ski, Hike, or take the gondola to this beautiful mountain lodge.

(970) 754-1010

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The Larkspur

Well we just love the Larkspur. Located right next to Manor Vail Ski School and a short stroll from Vail village this “cool” restaurant offers the perfect vantage point for people watching as well as keeping an eye on the tiny tikes enjoying the magic carpet and the beginner’s magic mountain. This chic, yet casual Larkspur is part of a large open lodge with a huge fireplace which allows for family’s to come and warm up during the ski day. Lots of fun all day long but can get crowded at Après Ski time. What to eat? Larkspur burger and truffle fries with a great glass of wine, hands down the best!

Address: 458 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Reservations (970) 754-8050

Emerald Kite Quality Rating ****

Emerald Kite ambiance Rating Posh/Casual

Emerald Kite Price rating moderately high

The charming cobbled streets of Vail Village & Lionshead are studded with a diverse selection of exquisite shopping options, from world class art galleries, to trendy mountain boutiques and sports shops. The locally owned Jewelry stores offer an abundance of uniquely designed, one of kind pieces that will guarantee to satisfy even the most discriminating and hard to please fashion Diva. So take a break from the slopes and spend an afternoon enjoying Vail's mountain chic store fronts and its treasure trove of elegant, western, world class shopping.

Vail offers the finest ski and snowboard areas there is over 5,289 acres of downhill & cross-country trails and also a number of fantastic ski and snowboard schools.  Other sports and activities there are biking trails, golf courses, resort communities, gym tennis, hiking, walking, horse riding and camps. Visit Adventure Ridge where Children and Adults have so much fun.

If it is relaxation you want after a day on the slopes visit one of the may luxurious spa’s, or browse round the many shops, visit the art gallery or why not dine at the Cine Bistro.

Vail’s location is easily accessible by taking a less than 2 hour scenic drive up Interstate 70 from Denver International Airport. Vail, Lionshead, and neighboring Beaver Creek and Breckenridge provide a highly desirable ski location for national and International visitors alike. You can rent cars from DIA terminal however the airport shuttle to pick up the rentals takes you out of the airport facility and can be time consuming. If you don’t need a car then we recommend the mountain shuttle bus services that have hourly departures, and many of which are now providing free wireless internet and child discounts. Summit Express (855)-686-8267 and Colorado Mountain Express (877) 485-2524 provide excellent airport to resort shuttles.

Eagle County Airport

Many visitors to Vail enjoy the convenience of flying directly to the local Eagle County Airport situated a 25 minute car ride to Vail village and the Beaver Creek Resort. If you are not arriving by private jet then take advantage of the numerous major airlines which provide daily service to this small, convenient airport. Vails free shuttle service saves visitors the expense of renting a car and when arriving in Eagle you’ll find numerous, taxi, van and shuttle services to whisk you to the resorts. For those wanting to rent a car there are several national car rental companies located inside the terminal that can provide ski racks, child seats and a wide selection of SUVs.

Vail Valley Taxi (877.829.TAXI (8294) • 970.476.8294) provides 24 hour taxi service, as well as baggage and parcel delivery.