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A street in one of the Vail villages during the summer season. The buildings are decorated with potted flowers and in the background tall, green-covered peaks rise up into the blue sky.

The Villages

Find Yourself at Home in Vail

explore the “neighborhoods” of vail

Vail is connected with pedestrian streets (and our free in-town shuttle system) following the winding Gore Creek from Vail Village to Lionshead. A variety of accommodations are available throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Stroll and explore shops and restaurants after your mountain adventure, bar hop at night, and more. Beyond the core villages, you’ll discover East and West Vail, both offering lodging, dining and shopping just a short drive or free bus ride away.

Vail Village

Cross the covered bridge and stroll up Bridge Street to Gondola One. In between, you’ll find a quaint village atmosphere with world-class restaurants, shops, late night hot spots and more.

Explore Vail Village
Overhead view of a Vail village street in winter with lit-up buildings and pine trees. The surrounding mountains are covered in snow, which glows blue beneath the evening moonlight.
Skaters move about an outdoor ice rink in Vail, Colorado. Strings of lights hang above the skaters illuminating the area.

Lionshead Village

Lionshead’s Bavarian-inspired village is completely closed off to cars and buses and nestled at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola containing an ice rink, shops, restaurants and bars.

Lionshead Village

West Vail

In West Vail, you’ll find a wide variety of shopping including grocery stores, hardware stores, fast-casual restaurants as well as access to hiking and biking trails. Directly on the free bus system, there is no need for a car with easy access to Vail and Lionshead Village.

West Vail Village
A beautiful Vail winter landscape of snow-covered pines along a small ice-free creek. Brown wooden buildings are visible through the trees.
East Vail, Colorado, is quiet and peaceful at the base of a mountain at dusk. Yellow lights in the buildings illuminate the area.

East Vail

Like West Vail, East Vail is also located directly on the free bus system, so there is no need for a car with easy access to Vail and Lionshead Village. East Vail is located just east of the Vail Golf Course and is home to the East Vail Market and access to hiking and biking.

East Vail

Cascade Village

Conveniently located one-quarter mile west of Lionshead Village near all of Vail’s action and adventure, this mountain resort Village provides the ultimate vacation experience with Chairlift 20 to Vail Mountain skiing and snowboarding, the gold-medal fly fishing waters of Gore Creek, Gessner restaurant, Grand Hyatt, a spa and more!

Cascade Village
At a hotel in Vail, Colorado, a row of wooden rocking chairs with thick blankets draped over them sit next to a lit outdoor fireplace. Tall pines and bare aspens stand in the background.