A Getaway that Recharges
Before we get to the Vail getaway details, first we need to re-shape the way you think about a getaway and talk about some tips for how to use your getaway to truly refresh. The goal of a getaway isn't just a gorgeous vacation, its taking a step back from your daily life and schedule to give yourself space to be open to new experiences and ideas.
An overly planned and perfectly scheduled vacation is rarely relaxing, but a getaway with minimal structure can be just what you need to shake off your stress and hit the reset button on your mindset.
Take time to disconnect
Use your getaway to unplug as much as possible. Whether this just means leaving your laptop at home or getting in just a little less screen time, take time to step back from your regular schedule and daily demands.
This is especially important if you have a tendency to work or "catch up" on things over your weekend instead of relax. Don't underestimate the benefit of some screen free time. It can be a challenge to detach, but it's so worth it.
Put in quality time
A getaway is the best time to reconnect on some of the deeper issues, since the conversation topics don't have to revolve around schedules or other daily details. Whether it's family, friends, your spouse or even a little self-reflective "me time", leave some space in your vacation for deeper conversations.
Favorite ways to create space for this on our Vail getaway were a fireside chats with wine and a comfy couch, a relaxing dinner out, and an afternoon stroll around Vail Village.
Be open to adventure
A new space brings a new perspective. Use this to inspire new ideas or look at things in a new light. Your getaway might allow you to try new experiences or activities, or it might allow you to shift your mindset for the better. Lead with a sense of adventure, and you're sure to find something new to discover. Whether a hidden shop, a new dish, or an unexpected friend.
We chose a wintery Vail Getaway as our mountain escape and stayed in the gorgeous Arabelle Chalet – a european style jem in the heart of Vail Square. Even though it's located just around the corner from the gondola, we didn't ski during our stay. Instead, we spent much of the weekend cozied up enjoying the views, with a glass of champagne in hand.
The wrap-around balcony of the Chalet overlooked Vail Square and had a gorgeous view of the slope and mountains. The wine selection was just perfect, and each spacious room had everything we needed to completely unwind.
Here's the shortlist of must-stop spots for each meal:
Breakfast: Tavern on the Square
Part of the Arabelle, we ordered room service from the Tavern every morning except one. My favorite pick was the omelet by design paired with a bloody marry. The waffle and fre
Lunch: Blue Moose Pizza
A perfect downstairs location right in Vail square, Blue Moose is just a few steps from the gondola and great as a grab-and-go or sit down option. Grab a slice between runs, or settle in for some hand-tossed comfort food.
Dinner: La Botega
Our table was tucked back in a semi-private space and the entire atmosphere was warm and inviting. We had a lovely experience from kind and attentive staff, to a great wine selection, and amazing dishes. Their signature linguine is to die for and their delicious Tiramisu is understandably famous.
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