The Little Diner - Vail Village Colorado

Quick, Simple, Hearty! That's what you get at The Little Diner in Vail Lion's Head Village. Open for Breakfast and lunch only. This tiny kitchen offers an array of choices, prepared before your eyes as you sit at the counter and visit with the cooks.

The Details on the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Summer time is off season for ski resorts and a fabulous time to check out the places you are interested in and get a super value at the same time have the place practically to yourself. Hyatt's website boasted a $111 for a weeknight stay at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. In addition the hotel restaurant 8100 is currently offering 30% off their entire menu. Too boot, I happen to stay at the Hyatt Tamaya resort in Bernalillo New Mexico a few weeks ago and upon check out received a coupon for my next stay at any Hyatt that boasted $150 off lunch and dinner. The code offer is DELISH - you might check it out on the Hyatt site under specials when booking. There are specifications for qualifications, but it's worth checking into.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is beautiful and what you would expect in sophisticated mountain decor. The Lobby is large with plenty of room for families to have their space while enjoying the gorgeous views as they relax in comfy chairs and couches. It's a perfect option for the skier, as the Buckaroo lift is right outside. Ski in and out is the way to go. Every evening between 4pm and 5pm they offer complimentary Smore' Roasting in the large fire pit out back. The resorts boasts a great workout facility with Kinesis and Yoga classes. Allegria Spa offers a full menu and great products. The pool area is pretty with plenty of chairs, poolside menu service, 5 Jacuzzis, decent size pool and the best view of the mountains. Their is just something about laying out by the pool soaking up the sun, while gazing out at the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. Pure heaven.

8100 the hotel restaurant is beautifully decorated with a sophisticated pottery barn style. The service is good and food is marginal. They do have superb sourdough bread that comes to the table once you order. They make an excellent Bloody Mary, made with pepper infused vodka. The New York Strip is also excellent. The sides and appetizers are lacking and very small in portion size. This is the mountains people - support the active hungers of your patrons. My past two experiences with Hyatt restaurants - Beaver Creek and Tamaya have both been disappointing. However, Hyatt Maui was terrific. My advice - always try the hotel restaurant - but don't feel like you have to eat all your meals in the hotel. Beaver Creek Village - right out the door of the Park Hyatt - has a huge array of places to eat. From Thai to Mexican to Italian and Mountain Fare. So spread it out a little and you won't go wrong.

The Village offers outdoor ice skating even in the summer (evenings only). Plenty of comfy seating with outdoor gas fire pits. Plenty of shopping and eating. A beautiful place to spend an evening. Over all, we would stay again at the Park Hyatt and would even consider staying in the winter for some skiing. Keep in mind - in the winter- this place is packed.

Beaver Creek Village

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Colorado

Here is a sneak peak at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in beautiful Beaver Creek, Colorado
A beautiful place winter or summer. Here are a few highlights!

One of the 5 hottubs by the pool

Slopeside - Buckaroo Gondola - For Quick Skiing Fun!

Grand Lobby

8100 Restaurant in the Hotel

San Marcos, Texas

So our latest getaway was in San Marcos Texas. It's our place. Lots of history here for us. So we know it well. The San Marcos River runs through the Texas State campus and is 72 degrees year round. It makes for a refreshing and exhilarating treat from the hot weather. San Marcos also hosts the BEST Mexican Food on the planet at Herbert's Taco Hut. So I know I normally take pics of our food for you to salivate over, but I was so thrilled that we were at Herbert's, I totally forgot until after it was all gone. So as you can see by the empty plate, I really enjoyed my Guacamole Chalupa Dinner. You just can't go wrong with any plate. The hot sauce is unlike anything anywhere else. It's not tomatoey, but a hot deliciousness of jalapeno goodness.

The owner and her son Mrs. Herbert.

You hungry for a Chili Dog? Then head of to Chili Dog and get 5 for $6.25. Need a little retail thereapy? Head to the gargantuan outdoor Outlet Shopping Mall. Actually there are two. Just in case you couldn't walk your legs off at one. They are side by side and one can find any store in the world there. My faves - Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Ralph Lauren - to name a few.
We stayed at Canyon Trail RV Park while we were there. Definatley close to the action, but no shade and no cool amenities. Would only stay here again if I really had no other option. Which in San Marcos, there are many options.