Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sunday Bloody Funday July 17th with Woodshed Red

July 17th join Bearcat Stables as we host our Sunday Bloody Funday FREE concert event with 
1-5pm
Free Concert | Free Parking | Free Pony Rides
Yoga | Drink Specials | Food



Woodshed Red is a bluegrass, rock, funk fusion band hailing from Colorado Springs with frequent appearances in the Vail Valley including Agave, Vail Ale House, Pazzo's Eagle and Bearcat Stables! We first met Woodshed Red at a wedding that was hosted with us last summer, they had the entire wedding party rocking all night long with covers and originals. Woodshed Red is sure to bring it this Sunday at Bearcat Stables for a day of fun in the sun!

Activities get started at noon in the pavilion for an all level yoga class with certified yoga instructor Nicole Godley. Class space is limited to about 15 guests and the cost is $15/pp, please bring a mat, we only have a few extra to share.



Bring the kiddos out for a FREE pony ride! We love to get kids introduced to horses at an early age! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your little ones on a horse for the first time- we promise big smiles and lots of time to pet and give the ponies a treat! Pony rides begin at 12:30 and will end around 1:30 so be sure to get there early!



Drink specials will be going on all day long! $5 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, and Whiskey Drinks, $3 draft beers, and $7 fresh lime margs!  So we ask what are you doing this Sunday? Come on out to Bearcat Stables for a guaranteed good time!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Summer Kids Day Camps



Just for the Kids!

Summer horsemanship camp at Bearcat Stables
9am-3:30pm
$200/each
8-12 years old

 

 The day will begin at 9 am with the kids learning how to brush the horses and prepare them for a ride! They will learn about the different parts of the saddle and equipment used for trail riding. After the horses are saddled up, our knowledgeable wrangler staff will lead a 1.5 hour gentle nose to tail ride through Bearcat Stables property and the Cordillera trail network. Each child will get to ride their own horse! Bearcat will provide 2 guides on each ride for safety and instruction. Wildlife sightings are common- mule deer, birds of prey, and elk can be seen any given day. The trails go through meadows of wildflowers and explore a few aspen groves. A stop at the top of the trail will allow a picture of the kids with their horses and views of the valley below and beyond! Once back at the stables the kids will give the horses a drink and treat, before heading to lunch from the Smiling Moose Deli. After lunch additional horseman ship will be taught including parts of the horse, what they are sensitive to, favorite foods and much more. Roping lessons and yard games will be played and each child will get to paint a souvenir horseshoe as a keepsake!

Children 8-12 years old are invited to participate in our camps. To sign up or for more information call 970.376.4647





Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bearcat Stables Summer Events

Bearcat Stables will be offering several events this coming summer! Whether you live here year round or visiting we invite you and your family to have fun this summer with us at Bearcat Stables! Our 25 acre historic Vail Valley homestead is a perfect way to spend time in the fresh mountain air! Horseback riding and pony rides are available at all of our signature events. 

Tuesday nt chuck wagon dinner 
Join Bearcat Stables for our outdoor summer BBQ's every Tuesday. Dinner starts at 6:30 but feel free to come and take a late afternoon ride with us before dinner. Live music, great food, and drink specials. Reservations are required for dinners and rides, call us at 970.-926.1578


Select Sunday's throughout the summer Bearcat Stableswill host a day outside in the Colorado Sunshine. Free live music, Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials, great food, and fun for the whole family. See our events calendar for dates, band info and more!
bloody mary 

Come stretch out with Nicole on Sunday's all summer long. Yoga will be held in our outdoor pavilion so pleaes dress accordingly, and bring your own mat. All levels are welcome to join this fun outdoor yoga session! $15/pp


Friday, March 18, 2016

March 26th Closing Day for 2016 Winter Season


CLOSING DAY FOR THE WINTER SEASON
MARCH 26TH
Thank you all to everyone that came out to see us this winter season. It's not over yet, so if you have been meaning to make it out to the stables for a sleigh ride and dinner you have until March 26th to come out and see why we are the Vail Valley's Best Sleigh Ride and Dinner!

The 2015/2016 winter season was our 4th year offering the sleigh ride and dinner experience at Bearcat's Cabin and was our best year to date! For the first time this winter season we offered all of our catering with the Timberhearth Grill at the Club at Cordillera! Our guests raved about the new menu and our repeat guests were more delighted with this winter's offering. A big thank you to the entire crew at the THG and wishing Chef Rigo a speedy recovery!

Driving our sleighs Nicole Godley had got her inaugural season under her belt. She did an awesome leading her team!  Gavin Selway was also behind the wheel, providing our guests with plenty of entertainment, and we even saw Leeds Butcher get up and take the reigns a few nights.

Engagements Galore! We had a record number of proposals take place with us at Bearcat Stables on our private sleigh, and we even had an entire family join in on our shared sleigh for a proposal. For a proposal that is filled with romance and will be unforgettable! Check out our engagement packages for winter and summer

Meet the Percheron's

All of our sleigh horses at Bearcat Stables are Percheron Draft horses. Originating from Le Perch France this breed is known for its strength, stability and willingness to work!

Meet the Percherons:



Frank and Jesse- brothers 8 and 9 years old


Named after 2 of America's most famous outlaws of the Wild West- Frank and Jesse James
Weighing in at approximately 2000lbs each
These 2 party animals are our staple team on the ranch, and these 2 get out to work nearly every night. Frank likes to take the lead, while gentle Jesse is all about controlling the sleigh and putting on the breaks when you are heading down hill.

Wyatt- The Sheriff of this corral!
  • Approx 10 years old
  • tipping the scales at over 2000lbs
  • Named after Wyatt Earp
Wyatt does it all when it comes to pulling sleighs for us. His gentle demeanor and drive to work, makes him the perfect fit for the private sleigh. Wyatt has been helping us with our sleigh rides since we opened. We always joke that with Wyatt you don't even need a wrangler, he knows the sleigh course so well he could do it with his eyes closed.


Warren:

Both approx. 11 years
Warren Earp, was the youngest Earp brother, and had played deputy alongside brother Wyatt
Warren is HUGE! He is the largest Percheron we have had working for us, but don't let Warren's size intimidate you, he's really a gentle giant!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Family Fun in the Vail Valley

The Vail Valley attracts families from all over the world to ski and snowboard Vail and Beaver Creek, 2 of North Americas most boasted about ski resorts. Parents hit the slopes all day and send the kids to ski school, everyone gets to experience skiing and riding at its best! But we all know you came to the Vail to experience a family vacation, and finding activities that the entire family can participate in can be tricky. Your family may not all be expert skiers, the kids might be too young for snowmobiling adventures, and maybe the grandparents have accompanied the vacation and they do not ski. For those of you looking for family fun, you can all do together on your family vacation think Bearcat's Cabin!



Bearcat's Cabin sleigh ride and dinner experience is perfect for families of all ages. We do have any age or ability restrictions, just a fun experience for everyone. Our sleigh rides start right as the apres scene is getting going, but you can't take your kids to hang out in a bar while you sip back on a few frosty brews! Come on out for a sleigh ride with us, and we promise you can still get your frosty brew with us, or try one of our signature cocktails- I recommend the Cowboy Handwarmer.




If Apres Ski is not your thing, but a soak in the hot tub is, then try us out for dinner! We offer 2 nightly seating's at 5:30 and 7:30, each start with a 25 minute sleigh ride. Once you are back from the sleigh ride and taking pictures with our wonderful team of horses enter a piece of Colorado history in Bearcat's Cabin. A 3 course world class dinner is prepared by the Timberhearth Grill and offers a healthy selection that is sure to please everyone. Our children's menu will delight and you don't want to miss the mac n cheese- we see all you kids at heart taking a heaping scoop of the cheesy goodness- and we're glad you do!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bearcat Stables Wedding and Event Venue

Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most exciting and newest event venue to come on to the scene. Operating as a horseback riding stable since 1998, the vision to grow the business has progressed over the years. In 2011 Bearcat Stables began operating Bearcat's Cabin as winter destination. Bearcat's Cabin offers the Vail Valley's best horse drawn sleigh ride and dinner experience. From a seasonal summer location to a year round destination the property is now available to rent for a wide variety of events and groups.



Groups can take advantage of Bearcat Stables summer operations and include a horseback ride or wagon ride to entertain guests before enjoying a home style cook-out on the ranch! We have hosted everything from family reunions to corporate outings and sports teams that come to the Vail Valley to compete in many summer tournaments offered. 
photo credit Charlie Townsend Photograpy



Getting hitched in the beautiful Vail Valley? Whether you are looking to host your rehearsal dinner with your friends and family or looking for a unique Colorado outdoor wedding venue look no further, Bearcat Stables homemstead is surrounded by nature.  Our location will touch all of your senses, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, our open valley has sweeping meadows, the soft sounds of Squaw Creek, quacking Aspen groves, and authentic Colorado charm.  Our summer venue can accommodate up to 250 guests, in our 3 manicured acres. For winter celebrations Bearcat's Cabin offers an intimate scene for about 40 guests.
Photo Credit Joe and Robin Photography

Complimentary quotes and site tours available
groupsales@bearcatstables.com
970.376.3591