Every summer, Adam and I go to Colorado with his family. But there was a slight hiccup in scheduling with my new job this summer — between two big international trips, Thanksgiving, and a couple of weddings, I was totally leveraged with my PTO. Which meant I had to skip spending a week in Vail this year (no, I had no interest in working remotely while everyone was on vacation!), but, luckily, we had a wedding in Vail just 10 days later that I was able to make work. It was a quick trip in and out, but I still got my Colorado fix, and we were able to visit one of my favorite stops.
Spend a Morning at Minturn Market
Saturday morning, we ventured to the Minturn Market, which is a perennial favorite of everyone in our family. It has artisan goods, vintage finds, food, spices, and, of course, rotating musicians playing folksy music that just feels right against the backdrop of mountain wildflowers and towering peaks.
How Far is Minturn Market From Vail?
Minturn Market is just 20 minutes from Vail and parking is super easy, in a lot right across a small bridge from town. We fit it in easily in the morning before making it back for an 11:45 AM brunch reservation.
How to Plan Your Morning at the Minturn Market
While it’s not a large market, there is lots to see, eat, and do! Plan to grab a coffee and breakfast in Minturn. There are several food truck vendors and, on this trip, we opted for the breakfast empanadas (100% recommend). I usually grab coffee at one of the shops in town so I can get a latte rather than a black coffee and Sunrise Minturn is a charming place to stop (you can also order breakfast and eat here!).
With sustenance in hand, make your way around the market, popping into tents, and admiring the goods. You’ll find lots of Western-influenced artisans here, which aren’t exactly the style I usually bring home, but they’re fun to look at. There are home goods, clothing, food, jewelry, and more.
And definitely stop by Holy Toledo, a consignment shop right outside the market. In the past, I’ve found a gorgeous ivory L.K.Bennet blazer (a favorite brand of Kate Middleton’s), a silk DVF dress, and a vintage wool tartan wrap skirt.
I’m wearing the Frank & Eileen Famous Denim Shirt, which has the most effortless, cool vibe. I got so many compliments on it and actually wore it twice while I was in Colorado (for three days…). It’s definitely a splurge, but it’s a classic and you can get 15% off Frank & Eileen with code Heather15.
While there are multiple pairs of cult classic Amazon leggings, I’ve found these by 90 degree are, by far, the best. There’s no bulky side pocket, they don’t pill, and they don’t stretch out. They’re snug — in a good way.
The bag is from a small designer called K. Slade. I wanted a leather tote and opted for this smaller designer rather than the Madewell one that everyone has (though that one is great, too!). I absolutely love it — and actually found it on Poshmark for…$35.