The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Rocky Mountain High Life
What it is
A slopeside ski and golf legend beloved by families and adventurers year-round, with a 21,000-square-foot spa.
What it isn't
Featureless. Your resort fee is inclusive of anything a rock star (or emergent CEO) could want: ski valets, shoe shines, ‘mallow roasting at the fire pit, coin-free arcade games, unlimited stints in the spa...
What we think
If your magic words are “Frette linens,” “Oversized soaking tub,” and “fireplace”—this is your dream mountain lodge. Every single room on the premises overlooks either Vail Valley or Beaver Creek Mountain, and they’re as spacious as you could ever want a wild west sojourn to be (starting at 450 square feet, on up to the 3,125 square foot penthouse). Among multiple on-property restaurants, our personal favorite is inarguably The Great Room—where else can you apres-ski before a roaring three-story stone fireplace, sipping a hot toddy while the live band trills into the wee hours? Caffeine addicts also obsess over Espresso Chair 16, where the coffee on offer is everything a hardened urbanite could want (yep, they’ve got nitro brewed cold coffee).
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They pamper wee guests thanks to the Ritz Kids program, with everything from in-room camping (yessssss) to ski nannies who sheppard them to and from the bunny hill (with copious snacks) while you’re off on your black diamond runs.
Locavore spas beat out faceless ones any day of the week. Take this one, where treatments include regionally sourced mountain herbs and even charcoal culled from Colorado mines. After your dip under a subterranean waterfall in the grotto, you treat yourself to a miner’s mineral mud wrap—and come out feeling like Colorado gold.
Restaurants & Bars
Far from the bright lights of the big city, dining at our Beaver Creek restaurants nonetheless offers a stellar collection of dining options. From the convenience of a quick snack and après-ski drinks to light fare, regional favorites and cocktails at Daniel’s Bar, your appetite for the delicious, satisfying and unexpected is easily appeased.
New Restaurant Unveiling - November 2016
Buffalo's - Contemporary, Regional
Daniels Bar & Grill - Lunchtime meals and specialty cocktails
Espresso Chair 16 - Grab-and-go items, specialty coffee
Anderson's Cabin - Private dining
Bachelors Lounge-The Vail Valley’s only cigar lounge, we invite you to relax and enjoy imported cigars, fine spirits and a Sommelier-curated wine list from around the world. Try a Vaportini while unwinding from an amazing day in the Vail Valley.
A straight shot from Denver International Airport on I-70—about a two hour drive, on a good day—and set right at the base of the Beaver Creek ski slopes.