Spend the Holidays in the Mountains

From a fully catered stay to a do-it-yourself experience

Spending the holidays in the mountains can seem daunting, especially if you don’t own a home in the mountains and need to find one to rent. However, it’s easier than you think to find the perfect place to spend the holidays, you just have the decide how much work you want to do. There are fully-catered options to stuff-your-own-turkey options.

Whatever you decide, I guarantee that your family will be happy to be in the mountains for the holidays.

To experience the maximum level of luxury, get a catered chalet by Moving Mountains. They have homes in Steamboat Springs, Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. 

Photo courtesy of Moving Mountains.

Their vacation rentals are truly amazing, whether it’s a four-bedroom ski-in/ski-out penthouse at Steamboat One Place or a two-bedroom condo in Bachelor Gulch, these homes are beautiful. 

Photo courtesy of Moving Mountains.

There are a variety of catered chalet experiences to choose from, whether its a family-style option or an all-inclusive experience, you’ll find the perfect fit with Moving Mountains. The only problem will be that you’ll never want to travel any other way. 

Have dinner delivered at Antlers at Vail. That’s right, this is a family-friendly option that makes a holiday vacation that much more special. 

Photo courtesy of Antlers at Vail

Located in Lionshead, Antlers at Vail sits on the Gore Creek Trail. In fact, the pool deck, open year-round, has a wonderful view of the creek. With a pool and two hot tubs, this is one of the best pool decks in Vail.

The property is undergoing a $5 million lobby and elevator renovation and includes the addition of a new, two-bedroom condo. The construction project is on time and will be completed in mid-December.

Photo courtesy of Antlers at Vail

Starting November 30, Antlers at Vail is going to offer private chef services with their Dine Like A Celeb offering. Choose from studio suites to four-bedroom condos at this pet-friendly property.

Penthouse or Lakehouse in Grand Lake

If you are traveling with multiple family members or friends, the Penthouse on Grand is a great pick. Featuring three huge bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a kitchen with lots of seating, this is an ideal place to celebrate the holidays.

Sunset from the Lake House, Grand Lake. Photo by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer.

As are the two-bedroom Lake House and two-bedroom Treehouse, also in the Western Riviera’s fleet of vacation home options in Grand Lake. The latter two have views of the lake that is picture-perfect in the winter. 

Guests will need to feed themselves here, but this will be as easy as it is at home because each has a kitchen for cooking. Eating a delicious meal with a view of a frozen lake makes for a memorable holiday.

Bring the whole family and the dog to YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park or Snow Mountain Ranch, their Grand County property. Both feature various-sized cabins for all your holiday needs. 

Dog park with a view, YMCA of the Rockies. Photo by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer.

Whether it’s the Dale View Cabin in Estes Park that’s close to the new Murphy’s Mountain Dog Park or a large vacation home, you’ll have a memorable holiday experience at either mountain property.

While they feel remote, the Grand County and Estes properties are near to grocery stores for loading up on everything you need for a holiday feast. Plus, Snow Mountain Ranch is close enough to Winter Park to throw in a ski day or two.

YMCA of the RockiesPhoto by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer.

When you tire of cooking your own food, head to the dining hall where a hot meal is always waiting for you and the family during dining hours. 

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