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. The design and architecture for the resort was inspired by the grand lodges of the west. Native materials, such as hewn logs, timbers, and stone, were used to blend the building with the site. The interior of the ski vacation resort was completed with wood and leather to serve as an extension of the wilderness.
As a part of this concept, nearly all guest rooms were designed to offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Inside the resort, guests can relax in common areas on their Colorado ski vacation, 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 Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch distinguishes itself with personalized service, a 21,000-square-foot spa, ski-in/ski-out convenience 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, fly fishing, music festivals, shopping, hiking, and Jeep tours.
The resort's 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 Bachelor Gulch 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.
Family Vacation Activities
There are many activities that the whole family can enjoy at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. 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 Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 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 with twig-like handles on drawers, pinecone and foliage accents, and sculptured lamps that depict wildlife such as elk found in the area. Nearly all guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the surrounding nature, and 77 guest rooms feature fireplaces.
Luxury amenities include Frette linens, plush terry robes and marble bathrooms. Guest rooms feature 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.
Dining at the Resort
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.
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.