The Bearcat Stables lets you experience the immaculate beauty of the Rocky Mountains through the different sleigh ride tours they offer. Nestled in the Squaw Creek Valley of Cordillera, and is tucked some 20 minutes west of Vail, the Bearcat Stables truly turns an average breezy, snowy evening into something exceptionally magical.
The Bearcat Stables shares a rich past, as it stands on the Bearden Homestead which was built in the early 1900s. The last Bearden to ever manage the homestead was Ellis, who sold the property to the Cordillera community in the early 1990s. It was then refurbished to let the wonder seekers see the magnificence of Vail Valley. In 1998, through the Indian Summer Outfitters, the Bearcat Stables was born.
Winter sleigh rides in Edwards
The Bearcat Stables offers three sleigh ride tours:
Sleigh Rides with Dinner – they have a tour that comes with a four-course, sumptuous dinner inside a rustic cabin with a full bar that offers an eclectic selection of wines. Historical photographs are displayed inside. This tour starts and ends at a later time (5:30 – 7:30 PM).
Sleigh Rides without Dinner – there is also a tour without dinner, which consequently begins and ends earlier (3:00 – 4:30 PM). Happy hour drink specials are available, and free s’mores kits are given to children. Additionally, children 3 years and below are free of charge.
Private Sleigh Rides – they also offer a sleigh ride tour for two people, which is just about perfect for those celebrating momentous events like engagements, anniversaries, birthdays and other occasions anyone would want to spend privately with someone special.
Sleighs for the first two tours can seat up to 14 guests. Tours are open from Tuesday through Saturday during the ski season, but becomes a week-long source of fun for families during the festive holidays (Christmas and New Year).
The Bearcat Stables is open both in the winter and summer seasons. Other activities that can be enjoyed aside from the above are daily horseback trail rides, western horse riding, carriage rides, advanced backcountry horse rides, pack trips and hunting camps.
Address: 2701 Squaw Creek Rd, Edward