Discover a Vail Valley Gem: The Inn at Rivewrwalk, Edwards, CO

Elevation Outdoors article featuring The Inn at Riverwalk

May 18, 2022

Removed from resort crowds and surrounded by Vail Valley nature begging to be explored, The Inn at Riverwalk’s backyard is a Colorado playground that can’t be missed.

The Inn at Riverwalk is located in Edwards’ charming Riverwalk village and provides a mountain vacation experience that will both excite and recharge curious travelers, including their canine companions. Riverwalk at Edwards offers walkability, a thriving local community, and activities for every type of traveler, giving all who stay at The Inn ample opportunity to get away and explore without having to leave Edwards.

With adventure-focused amenities like a Gear Garage stocked with complimentary equipment including cruiser bikes and snowshoes, The Inn makes sure guests are equipped to play all day. The Inn partners with a plethora of local outfitters and guides to offer their visitors exclusive discounts and unique offers on a wide range of activities.Free on-site parking encourages visitors to come and go as they please without extra fees. 

The Inn at Riverwalk guests looking to explore terrain on two wheels can enjoy 20% off mountain bike rentals from The Kind before heading to conquer Berry Creek Trail. Beloved by locals, this trail is a four mile loop with a fun and flowy downhill descent following a challenging 1,000-foot climb. Alternatively, miles of flat pavement on the Eagle Valley Trail offer visitors a more relaxed ride, running from Edwards to Vail with gorgeous hillside views. A great starting point to hop on the trail? Right behind The Inn! 

For a perfect day on the river, experience some of Colorado’s best trout fishing with a variety of options for novice and experienced anglers alike. The Inn partners with local experts, Vail Valley Anglers, to offer visitors 10% off their stay after booking a guided fly fishing excursion or lesson. Plus, their fully stocked shop located down the street from The Inn features the largest fly selection in the central Rockies! Guests on the hunt for a river day packed with more adrenaline should book a rafting trip with one of the Vail Valley’s many rafting outfitters.

Visitors can discover Vail Valley’s beautiful natural surroundings while getting in a great workout by exploring the local hiking trails. With a trailhead just 15 minutes from The Inn, East Lake Creek Trail features a scenic valley climb into the Holy Cross Wilderness. Densely populated with aspen groves and wildflowers, this trail becomes particularly breathtaking each summer and fall. Although it’s a 12.2 mile intermediate single-way hike from trailhead to the top of Upper Camp Lake, there are plenty of scenic spots a few miles in to stop and enjoy a creekside respite before turning around and returning to the trailhead. 

How about dining? From casual eats to high-end restaurants, some of the Vail Valley’s best cuisine is nestled in Riverwalk, just steps away from The Inn. The cherry on top? Visitors enjoy a range of discounts at many of these dining hubs, simply by showing their key card. The list of partners continues to grow, and features local favorites like Village Bagel, Main Street Grill, The Bookworm, and more.

Offering craft cocktails, great wines, and the freshest oysters and seafood in town, Mountain Fish House, opening right in The Inn’s lobby this summer, will add a delicious and memorable dining experience for all Edwards foodies. The Inn at Riverwalk guests will enjoy the premium experience, being able to wine, dine, and relax at their leisure without having to step out the door. 

Travelers looking to spend more time in the Vail Valley’s great outdoors and less time in crowds or waiting in lines should look no further than The Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards. With access to world-class recreation areas just a short walk, ride, or drive away, it’s almost too easy to fill an adventure itinerary to the brim and enjoy the ease of being able to play and get away right in town.