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Local Area

Vail and Lionshead Village are adjoining base villages of Vail Mountain Resort. Montaneros in Vail is located in Lionshead Village, which is a picturesque mountain area with many dining options, shops and things to do.


The entire Vail area is easily accessed via either plane or car. Interstate 70 runs past Vail, which is the best route from Denver. Eagle County Regional Airport is located 34 miles west of Montaneros in Vail and has direct flights from many major cities. Shuttle services are available from both Eagle and Denver International Airport. 

A free shuttle runs between Vail and Lionshead Village at convenient internals (less than 10 minutes between shuttles). 


Just steps from Montaneros in Vail, you'll find the following recommended Lionshead Village restaurants:

  Tavern on the Square — New American restaurant with great cocktails and outdoor dining
  Vail Chophouse — Contemporary steakhouse and seafood restaurant with slopeside views and live music
  The Little Diner — Classic diner serving hearty breakfasts and lunches, perfect after a day in the mountains
  Blue Moose Pizza — Go-to spot (that can accommodate groups) for New York-style pizza with a great patio, perfect for people watching 
  El Sabor — Street tacos and tequila are the South American restaurant’s classic items
  Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shop — Classic creamery offering sweet treats in favorite flavors

Walk just a little further (or take a free in-town shuttle) to Vail Village, and enjoy iconic restaurants like Matsuhisa, Mountain Standard, Pepi's Bar and Alpenrose.


Vail and Lionshead Village activities don't stop at the bars and restaurants — there's great shopping, too. Indulge in retail therapy and pick up a few unique items to take home at the following stores:

  Outdoor apparel and gear retailers: Arc’teryx, Patagonia, The Boot Lab, Vail Ski Tech, Salomon, Burton
  Boutiques: The Golden Bear, Perch, Valbruna, Gorsuch Ltd., Lululemon
  Gift shops: Annie’s, Shirt Off My Back, Charlie’s T-Shirts

If you need help finding a particular store or place to eat, just contact us. Our local travel experts will help you plan your Vail mountain getaway. 

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