Hi. I'm considering staying in Avon to ski Beaver Creek and Vail. I cannot find a lot of pictures that depict what the town is like. From walking on google maps it feels a little like strip malls...is that an accurate depiction? The condo that we are looking at is supposedly across from the gondola. We are traveling from Florida and looking for beautiful winter scenery, good restaurants, and that quaint cute feel that ski villages offer. Are there good restaurants or do you have to go to Beaver Creek? How long does it take to get to Beaver Creek on the gondola? I don't have the budget to stay in beaver creek. Looking at west Vail or Avon. Any help would be great! Also if I can't get a the cute quaint town feel, I would prefer beautiful scenery.