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Open for Business: Antlers at Vail

Name of business: Antlers at Vail

Physical address: 680 Lionshead Place Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-476-2471

Email: sales@antlersvail.com

Website: antlersvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Antlers at Vail is open for business with new health and hygiene processes in place.

In special appreciation of our local Eagle County residents, the Antlers at Vail is offering a highly discounted nightly rate of $149 for studios to one-bedroom condos with bunkrooms. Play tourist in Vail during May through September of 2020.

Enjoy the Antlers at Vail’s spacious condos with full kitchens, private balcony with grill, daily housekeeping, picturesque pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and fantastic location footsteps from the mountain and easy access to all Vail has to offer.

Splash in the creekside heated pool with two natural rock hot tubs, views of the mountain and river. Take a hike or bike ride up Vail Mountain. Or, cruise the bike path along the river to play at Pirate Ship Park, with a stop at Sunbird Park. Fish or just enjoy the sounds of the river. In the evening savor dinner on the patio of your favorite Vail restaurant or grill on your own private Antlers balcony with views of the mountain.

Use code ” LOCALSLOVE” when booking at antlersvail.com to receive this special rate. Please bring local ID to show at check-in.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

For summer 2020 we have created a no-penalty cancellation policy when reservations are canceled 48 hours or more prior to arrival. In addition, we’ve implemented new health and safety protocols that include the American Hotel Lodging Association approved cleaning process. We are leaving rooms empty 48 hours between guests, sanitizing frequently touched surfaces several times a day, and more.

How can the community support you?

Come and enjoy a staycation at the Antlers at Vail!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

All of the above. We keep our website (https://www.antlersvail.com/eagle-county-resident-rate/) up to date and the best pricing can be found right there in our booking engine. But we also have fun videos and other information on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

What’s the response been?

We are seeing summer bookings start to come in and our homeowners and guests are excited to be able to return to Vail. Since we just announced the special Eagle County resident rate, we are looking forward to hosting our local community here in the near future. Of course, our employees are glad to be working, and in a safe environment.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We have the necessary health and safety processes in place to welcome guests back to Vail for a summer of outdoor fun in a safe environment. We’ve already seen an uptick in bookings and are looking forward to bringing back our repeat guests whom we consider a part of our family.

Open for Business: Cohabit Podtel

Name of business: Cohabit Podtel

Physical address: 24 Chapel Place Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 248-79-4290

Email: carryn@cohabitpodhotel.com

Website: cohabitpodtel.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We offer affordable lodging to visitors to the Vail Valley. We have 27 custom, private sleep pods. Each pod can accommodate two people. The rest of our facilities are shared, like restrooms, shower suites, locker room, kitchenette, lounge and lobby. Cohabit merges the social elements of a hostel with the privacy of a boutique hotel. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We are following all COVID-19 guidelines for Eagle County. Cohabit Podtel is only operating at a maximum occupancy of 50%. The hotel is cleaned and disinfected daily. 

How can the community support you?

Spread the word about our new pod hotel to family, friends, and anyone who might be visiting the valley that needs a cool, new place to stay. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and our website.

What’s the response been?

We received such an overwhelmingly positive response from guests during our brief opening before the pandemic. We continue to receive great feedback about our prime location, clean hotel, affordable accommodations and friendly staff since reopening this week. 

Open for Business: The Home Outpost Furniture Showroom & Home Staging

Name of business: The Home Outpost Furniture Showroom & Home Staging 

Physical address: 150 Cooley Mesa Rd. Gypsum, Colorado 81637

Phone number:  970-524-1072

Email:  info@thehomeoutpost.com

Website:  www.thehomeoutpost.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Our showroom and our home staging division are open.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

This marks our fifth year in business in Eagle County. We continue to learn and grow as we move through this process of being a business owner. Moving forward we have an obligation to our people and our customers to adapt to our new normal, continue to make adjustments as we go through this together. Our team is committed to providing a safe and healthy experience inside our showroom and at our home staging projects. As we balance the government regulations, safety and social responsibilities of our business for you as our customers and team members, please know we are following all of the safety guidelines set in place by the Eagle County government.

How can the community support you?

We ask that you shop our new collections in our showroom. Work with us for all of your home staging needs. Let us help you get your property SOLD! Work with us for all of your turn-key rental properties and our Resort Rental Staging Program. Let us help you get premium rentals.

The best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Visit our website, our Facebook page (The Home Outpost) and on Instagram ( thehomeoutpost).

What’s the response been?

Our clients are very grateful we are open once again for many reasons. We have multiple home staging projects that we put on hold over the past couple of months, now we can now move forward and get them staged. As we approach the selling season in the Vail Valley it will be nice to be able to assist the real estate agents and their clients as they prepare their properties to sell. We have new furniture and decor collections arriving at the showroom weekly. We also take high-end designer consignment collections and we have had to turn away all incoming consignors over the past few months. We can now begin receiving collections as we move forward. We are also happy to announce that our Estate Sale Division will be up and running this summer season, allowing our clients to host in-home estate sales.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

No doubt this is a challenging time for businesses, but this is no time to sit back and wait, this is the time to thrive. We hope to help the real estate market in the Vail Valley create their silver lining – as we look for the upside of the opportunity that is being created.   

As The Home Outpost grapples with our new normal, we are doing our best to figure out what it means to be a company during this time, and most importantly what it means to be a human during this time. Thank you for all of your support and we are proud to be opening our doors again and we so look forward to seeing you in person soon! Stay HEALTHY, Stay SAFE, Stay UNITED, BE WELL!  

Four Seasons Resort Vail launches two-year renovation project

VAIL — A decade can be a long time in the luxury lodging business. That’s why Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is getting an extensive upgrade.

Changes include a re-do of Flame restaurant and The Remedy Bar, as well as upgrades to the hotel’s 122 guest rooms and suites, as well as the lobby, corridors and meeting spaces.

The work will take this year and much of 2020. The hotel will remain open during the work.

Perhaps the biggest change is in the residences. Extell Development Co. in 2018 received town of Vail approval to change a number of the hotel’s fractional-fee condos to full-ownership units.

Six of the original 19 fractional units will be retained in the fractional pool. The remaining 12 units will be turned into 12 residences, eight new hotel rooms and 18 lock-off units.

Of the new condo units, one was finished in 2018. Only eight are still available for sale. Three of those units are sold “as you see them,” meaning they still have the fittings and furnishings that came with the fractional-fee units. The remaining five will be done with designer renovations.

Prices range from $4.5 million to $16.9 million.

Custom touches for owners

Dana Dennis Gumber, of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, is the listing broker for the new units. Gumber said the current fractional units all have the same fittings and furnishings. Buyers of the whole-ownership units will be able to add their own touches.

Owners of the whole-ownership units will also be able to put their units into the Four Seasons’ international rental program.

That’s a lot of outreach to potential renters, Gumber said.

Extell Vice President of Development Kurt Krieg said the sales of the new residences will help finance the rest of the changes at the property.

Those changes are going to be extensive, Krieg said, fitting with the Four Seasons brand.

Upgrades to restaurants

AvroKo, a design company with offices in New York, San Francisco, London and Bangkok, has worked at Union Station in Denver. That firm will do the work on the Flame and The Remedy Bar restaurants.

At The Remedy Bar, a kitchen will be installed at the bar level. Food currently comes from the Flame kitchen, two floors below the bar.

Renovations at Flame will include a new menu, as well as chefs tables and a closed, private room. Flame will also enclose some current outdoor space.

Krieg said the $40 million project will also include work to the hotel’s conference and banquet facilities. That work will include new colors and finishes in the meeting rooms.

The idea, Kreig said, is to get the work done with minimal disruptions to guests, employees and the rest of the town. And, he added, the improvements will “meet or exceed” the Four Seasons’ promises to those same groups.

“We’re excited and proud of this project,” Krieg said. “It’s been a well-received project.”

Vail Daily business editor Scott Miller can be reached at smiller@vaildaily.com and 970-748-2930.

Vail short-term rental registration renewal has begun

VAIL — The town of Vail Finance Department has begun the notification process for renewal of short-term rental licenses issued in 2018 as well as reminders to register new properties. The 2019 requirements became effective March 1 for all short-term rental properties within the town boundaries. The registration requirement applies to anyone renting their Vail property or seeking to rent a property in Vail for less than a 30-day consecutive period.

After being enacted a year ago, the regulations have been streamlined to accommodate suggestions from the lodging community and property managers.

• All short-term rental properties are required to complete the annual registration process with the town. This includes condo-tels which had previously been exempt. Condo-tels are lodging properties consisting of single-owned condos served by a full-time front desk.

• Annual registration fees are $150 per unit for individually rented units; $10 per unit for professionally managed properties; and $5 per unit for professionally managed properties with a 24/7/365 onsite manager.

• Short-term rental properties are required to have individual town of Vail sales tax licenses and file periodic returns. Property managers and condo-tels may bundle short-term rental applications to the town.

• Property owners or managers must acknowledge life-safety, noise and parking requirements as well as a local property contact for emergency response.

The registration process is available online at vailgov.com/short-term-rental-license-applications.

To address potential neighborhood concerns, the town has established a 24-hour hotline at 970-331-0632 to report non-emergency issues including parking, noise or trash. The regulations require a response to complaints within one hour or the property may be in violation of town code and subject to a fine.

The fine schedule for violations is $500 for the first offense, $1,500 for the second offense, $2,500 for a third offense and a two-year prohibition of rental at a fourth offense. Failure to register a short-term rental property is also considered a violation.

The town’s finance department is available to assist with questions from first-time applicants by email. Contact Matthew VanEyll at mvaneyll@vailgov.com. In addition, the department will host an orientation session for property managers and managers of condo-tels to familiarize them with the new online registration process for multiple rentals.

The town processed applications for 695 short-term rental units in 2018.

Chateau Beaver Creek provides a luxury spa experience

As is the case with many of the resorts and residences here in the Vail Valley, the Chateau Beaver Creek has many great amenities for its guests.

Outside of its well-recognized restaurant, Splendido, a spa is available for guests to utilize. Complete with a fitness center, pool, yoga studio and jacuzzi, there isn’t much left to be desired for those that own property at the resort.

Even the locker rooms in the spa are impressive. Hot tubs and a sauna await for guests, as well as the opportunity to douse themselves with a bucket of cold water for an extra jolt in the showers.

Of course, their spa offerings are noteworthy as well.

Included in the services are custom massages—treatments tailored specifically to the client’s current needs.

Several bottles of oil sit on a counter.

Massage oils and products are used to elevate the massage experience based on the client’s needs. Molly Gallagher, a therapist with the Chateau custom mixes all of her own oils.

“Living in an active mountain community, the common theme is tired and fatigued clients,” said Molly Gallagher, a contracted massage therapist with the Chateau. “Massage helps the client recover and get back in motion faster.”

Customized treatments will include a focus on stressed muscles and areas in pain, as well as stretches to increase range of motion and alleviate tension.

Gallagher also custom blends all of her massage oils, always having several options for the client to choose from. All of her mixtures use avocado as the carrier oil. The oils are designed to have different effects on the client, so Gallagher allows everyone to choose from oils for relaxing, invigorating or a deep breathing. One such oil is a blend of Lavender (which is great for muscle tension, inflammation, headaches and insomnia, and is also anti-spasmodic and antiseptic) and Rosemary (which helps with inflammation, pain and even memory).

Therapists like Gallagher can also throw in extra products such as an arnica rub, a painkiller that both warms and cools while increasing blood flow to areas of trauma and tension.

Hot stones are an additional option for massages at Chateau Beaver Creek. The stones help to increase blood flow.

Another common option available during the massages is hot stones.

“Using hot stones in a massage helps to increase blood flow, sedate the nervous system, increase flexibility, ease tension and promotes deep relaxation,” Gallagher said. “It’s great after a cold day of skiing.”

The spa and the services offered are complimented by a ski-in-ski-out lounge offering guests the opportunity to grab some food—oatmeal in the morning, snacks in the afternoon and a rotating soup of the day—and warm up by a fireplace.

Between the spa treatments, amenities and lounge, Chateau Beaver Creek makes for a great winter getaway, for both tourists and locals on the lookout for a staycation.

Arts & Entertainment Editor Nate Day can be reached at nday@vaildaily.com or 970-748-2932.

A Grand Event: Four hotels that work well for large groups

There’s truly no shortage of venues in which to say, “I do,” hold a corporate retreat or weekend of strategic planning. From intimate guest rooms to banquet rooms with jaw-dropping views of the mountain beyond, a staff of professionals to keep the day moving along, the challenge is deciding what hotel or lodge best fits your needs and vision.

The Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards just completed a full-scale remodel of the common areas and all guest rooms — complete with plush feather-bed mattress toppers and black-out curtains so guests can sleep in. The “mountain modern” feel works in the urban-esque area of Edwards. It’s ideally located mid-valley, 15 minutes from Vail and from the Eagle County Regional Airport. Insider tip: The hotel’s Gear Garage offers complimentary bikes and snow shoes — after all, all work and no play is a sin here in Eagle County.

Head east and check in to the Vail Racquet Club, where they hold only one wedding per weekend, ensuring special moments for the newly betrothed… and their friends and family. The 20-acre property surrounded in aspens and pines gives guests plenty of space to roam and the condo options (suites, 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) work for most every size group. The banquet space can hold up to 130 people, with the accompanying Royal Elk Terrace a draw for its uninterrupted mountain views and serene feel. And the owners of Westside Café in West Vail have just signed a lease to open up a restaurant in the hotel. Vail Racquet Club feels more like a neighborhood than a hotel — and the price point gives wallets a bit of a break.

Hotel Talisa, just west of Lionshead, promises luxury with its recently completed $65-million renovation. The hotel has almost 300 guest rooms and offers more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Other amenities include ski-in/ski-out access, nearby hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, dreamy outdoor pool and full-service spa and on-site restaurants.

Right in the heart of Vail Village sits Vail’s Mountain Haus. Accommodations range from a single hotel room to four-bedroom condominium. The hotel is pleased to offer free continental breakfast, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, outdoor heated pool, steam showers, an updated fitness facility … and even free movies. Vail’s Mountain Haus is on the town’s free bus system, so there’s no need to worry about driving.