The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a ski-in/ski-out resort nestled in a quiet valley at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Colorado. Guest rooms were designed to offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. They offer plush furnishings and high-tech amenities.
Inside the resort, guests can relax in common areas, enjoying the warmth provided by fireplaces, including a three-story stone, wood-burning fireplace in the Great Room. The Fly Fishing Library is furnished with artwork such as oil paintings and Ansel Adams black and white photography.
The luxurious spa measures 21,000 square feet and offers an array of treatments. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes using the Bachelor Gulch Express high-speed quad lift, and 36 holes of golf at the nearby Red Sky Golf Club. Summer activities include mountain biking, outdoor festivals and fly fishing.
The 21,000-square-foot spa is a reflection of the surrounding Rocky Mountains with a rock-lined co-ed grotto and lazy river hot tub. The men's and women's hot and cold plunge areas feature rock-lined walls to give guests the secluded feel of a mountain cave. The spa has a heated outdoor pool. The spa is a great complement to an active ski vacation.
Signature treatments at the spa incorporate elements of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, including mud, rich in minerals and harvested from underneath snow and glaciers.
There are many activities that the whole family can enjoy. The resort offers programs designed especially for kids at their 1,500-square-foot Ritz Kids center. In the winter, the Slope Savvy program teaches kids how to stay safe while skiing on the mountain.
As a part of the resort's effort to be in concert with its natural surroundings, the hotel offers a Wildlife Concierge who takes guests on field trips to learn about the importance of the surrounding ecosystem, and helps guests plant a tree.
The 240 guest rooms and luxury suites at the resort reflect the nature of the Rockies. Nearly all guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the surrounding nature, and 77 guest rooms feature fireplaces. Guest rooms have writing desks, Internet access, computer and fax hookups.
The eight floor is reserved for Club Level guests who get attended to by a private concierge. In addition, five food and beverage presentations are available throughout the day in the exclusive Club Level lounge.
Several different restaurants at the resort offer elegant and casual dining. The Mountainside Terrace is a year round bar and grill serving light American fare.
Wolfgang Puck's Spago serves dishes prepared using ingredients from local businesses that support natural, fresh and organic farming. Vacationers can choose from healthy fare and select signature game dishes. The restaurant has an open-oven kitchen, intimate booth seating, and a sophisticated 34-seat bar.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
The peak season is during the winter ski season. Summers also offer a number of exciting activities. The resort is located 117 miles west of Denver International Airport and 25 minutes east of Vail/Eagle County Airport.
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Winter rates begin at $820 USD, summer rates from $375 per night. During the shoulder season in the spring and fall, packages start at $275.
Location: 0130 Daybreak Ridge , P.O. Box 9190, Avon , Colorado , United States , website, 970-748-6200