Vail Daily column: Each valley community is unique |

Vail Daily column: Each valley community is unique

There’s a place for you in the Vail Valley, whether you’re looking for a recreational hotbed or want to tap into a promising business sector. Each community in the Vail Valley offers unique traits, geographies and populations, the many communities of the Vail Valley cater to the diverse personalities and preferences of its inhabitants.

Each town and community in the valley provides different services and fill different niches for our visitors, our second homeowners, and our year-round residents. Two weeks ago in this space ( we reviewed the various municipalities and population centers that make up the Vail Valley and the importance that each plays in making the valley a unified community. This week we explore additional communities within the valley that contribute an oversized economic impact..

Chief among the communities that contribute to the economy of the valley is Beaver Creek, along with the mountain communities of Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, and Cordillera. In their own words, these communities:

Beaver Creek is located adjacent to the Town of Avon. Much like the rest of the Vail Valley, Beaver Creek was first inhabited in the late 1800s by prospectors. Today, Beaver Creek combines old-world charm with modern-day luxury. Beaver Creek Metro District provides a beautiful and heavily amenitized community for those looking for the perfect spot for a family vacation or corporate retreat, a second home, or to relocate to permanently or seasonally to live out the lifestyle or retirement of one’s dreams. Beaver Creek is a gated alpine village complete with the Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek Golf Club and world-class culinary and spa experiences. Beaver creek’s chairlifts, skiing and hiking trails create a village-to-village connection that links nearby Bachelor Gulch Village and Arrowhead Resort.

The valley is filled with a special tribe of people who share common attitudes and goals.

Established in 1996, Bachelor Gulch is one of America’s premier ski-in and ski-out resort communities. Located on Beaver Creek Mountain, 85% of homes in Bachelor Gulch boast ski-in and ski-out access to terrain that connects Arrowhead Village, Bachelor Gulch Village and Beaver Creek Village. Homes and mountain lodges in Bachelor Gulch are nestled among meadows, trails and forests and appear as an integral part of the landscape, while capturing expansive views to the Gore Range, Vail Mountain and Castle Peak. The architecture captures the spirit of national and state parks throughout the country and encourages structures to blend in harmony with nature.

Situated within walking distance to the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort, Arrowhead Village is one of the best-kept secrets of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Its convenient location and variety of lodging offerings are ideal for families who want the comfort and privacy of a home, plus a village community with dining, amenities and activities. As the western gateway to Beaver Creek Mountain, Arrowhead is also convenient to the town of Edwards, world-class fly-fishing and the many hiking trails on Beaver Creek Mountain. The Arrow Bahn Express ski lift is located in the center of the village.

Cordillera is an expansive luxury, gated residential community in Colorado with over 7,000 acres nestled in the Vail Valley that is devoted to providing you and your family with a four-season Rocky Mountain experience. Rising from 7,200 to 9,400 feet, Cordillera offers five unique neighborhoods, wrapping around four championship golf courses and enjoying spectacular mountain views. The range of Colorado mountain homes combined with endless year-round activities and amenities make you feel right at home.

These resort-amenity driven communities are key players in our economic health and in driving our community forward. Businesses, special districts and locals throughout the valley benefit immensely from the second homeowners and visitors to Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, and Cordillera.

The valley is filled with a special tribe of people who share common attitudes and goals; we are fortunate to have so many unique and extraordinary towns, special districts, neighborhoods, and resort communities that band together to make the Vail Valley an attractive place to live, work, play, and do business.

Don’t miss the upcoming Vail Valley Business Forum on July 23 as we welcome four keynote speakers to discuss the topic of “Vail Valley Means Business” and how to build a business-friendly environment. RSVP to Haley McNeill at (970) 477-4027 or via email at

Chris Romer is president & CEO of Vail Valley Partnership

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