Beaver Creek, Colorado
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort
What it is
A spa-focused hotel at the foot of the ski slopes.
What it isn't
For the child-allergic. The kids program here is so beyond great (with ice skating, bungee trampolining, and mountain biking), you’ll want to turn back time and join.
What we think
It can be difficult to stand apart from the pack in an American Vacationland, where every resort outdoes itself, but Park Hyatt Beaver Creek went big. Note: the five hot tubs bubbling under a mountain waterfall, the 30,000-square-foot spa, the gratis s’mores around the fire pits at dusk. The 190 massive rooms are far from rustic, despite their alpine locale—you’ll have a difficult time pulling yourself out of the pillow-topped, down-swathed king bed in even the standard rooms. Don’t miss the five-step Aqua Sanitas bathing ritual in the spa, where you’ll take alternating dips in cool and piping-hot pools (it’s worth it, we promise).
You're here because
If you’re going to spend a lot of time doing “outdoorsy” stuff, the spa has to be worthy of the most discriminating urbanite.
On a Saturday night, tanned and toned Vail locals are packed into the bar; you take a seat by the fire and drink them in along with a spicy Rocky Mountain Mule, with bourbon made in Breckenridge.
Restaurants & Bars
8100 Bar and Grill - Southern American Cuisine
Café - Gourmet hot and cold drinks, grab n' go foods
Antler Hall – Apres Ski, Cocktails
Powder 8 - Skier style grab n' go, Brick style pizza's, salad's, live entertainment after skiing
8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill - Live action bar and grill
Antler Hall: Apre ski, tapas menu
Powder 8: Apre ski, brick oven pizza's, beer, wine
Skiing and snowboarding! Tubing, ice skating, Thursday night lights (winter), family snow shoeing, snowmobiling. In the summer, family activities include: hiking, biking, swimming, horse back riding, rodeo.
Rocky mountain high, about two hours from Denver International Airport.