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“A luxury resort nestled in the rolling hills of Beaver Creek Mountain”

For a luxury retreat in Colorado, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. This Ski-in, Ski-out luxury resort is nestled in the rolling hills of Beaver Creek Mountain. It offers 5 dining options and an award-winning spa, with two fantastic 18-hole championship courses nearby. Featuring endless opportunities for adventure, exploration and rejuvenation, the hotel is the ideal year-round escape. For a luxury golf holiday in North America during the summer, or a fantastic ski holiday in the winter, this five-star resort is ideal.

Book your bespoke luxury holiday to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch today. Ideal for couples, families, and honeymooners. For a tailor-made holiday to Colorado, contact our luxury travel experts.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is nestled in the iconic White River National Forest, and moments away from the Bachelor Gulch Express ski lift. The former is the most visited national forest in America, whilst the latter serves as a feeder lift up to the fantastic ski resort. This unique hotel is the perfect blend of a charming Rocky mountain lodge and immaculate five-star luxury. Set amongst rustic surroundings, the property is known for its fantastic outdoor activities and top-notch service that makes guests feel at home. In the springtime, guests can take in the stunning scenery while horseback riding, fly-fishing or enjoying a guided hike with the on-site naturalist. Families can make s’mores around an outdoor fire pit and take part in yard games together. During ski season, the resort offers ski-in, ski-out access, allowing skiers to glide right off the mountain to the resort. 

Boasting 180 guest rooms, suites and residences, Bachelor Gulch is the perfect blend of Rocky Mountain lodge and immaculate five-star luxury. All of the suites and nearly all of the guestrooms have private balconies with panoramic views. Guest rooms also feature feather-top beds and marble bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and separate rain showers. For some rest and recuperation after all that hard work on the slopes, the 21,000 square-foot spa is the place to be, with its huge outdoor pool, 4 hot tubs, jacuzzi, plunge pool, steam rooms and saunas, as well as 19 treatment rooms and a divine beauty salon.

It is widely acknowledged that this part of the world has some of the best golf in North America. Previously named Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 “Top Western U.S. Golf Resort,” The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers the golf enthusiasts privileged access to the finest Vail Valley and Beaver Creek golf courses, including the Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses at the exclusive Red Sky Golf Club, rated “Top 100 Courses to Play” by GOLF Magazine.

Dine at the three restaurants at the resort for breakfast, lunch or dinner during the perfect family golf holiday, or family ski holiday. Buffalos is a family-oriented American gastropub where diners can watch sports, enjoy delicious food and sip regional craft beer. WYLD with a menu of Colorado cuisine emphasises locally sourced ingredients and mountain cooking techniques. Whilst Daniel’s Bar & Grill is on the mountainside terrace. This restaurant is ideal for après ski or poolside dining. In addition to the hotel restaurants, there are also several lounges for a more relaxed leisurely affair. 

  • Top Resort in Colorado – Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018
  • Access to the two courses and clubhouse at Red Sky Golf Club
  • Ski-in/-out privileges at Beaver Creek during the winter
  • Family-friendly amenities including Ritz Kids and a ski nanny

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General Information Facilities Perfect For Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 16:00 2 Golf Courses Golf holidays Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00 3 Michelin starred restaurant Couples
Year round destination Luxury Spa Families

 

Sample Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Bachelor Gulch offers year-round luxury. The hotel is a grand, lodge-like building set within the mountain. Guests are greeted at the main entrance by the hotel’s friendly St. Bernard called Bachelor. Enjoy a swift check at the front desk before making your way to your room or suite. Should you find yourself at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in the winter, the glorious world beyond your window or balcony will be covered in a blanket of thick white snow. If you find yourself staying at the hotel in the warmer months, expect glorious sunshine radiating from above shining down on Beaver Creek Mountain or the Vail Valley.

Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the world-class facilities at the hotel. Colorado is an adventurer’s dream: skiing, hiking, biking and golf are among the options peppered throughout the year. Families are also given special attention with programs including Ritz Kids, ski classes and in-room camping. So go out and explore! If you would rather have some adults-only time instead, then why not head to one of the local golf courses? Several world-class Vail Valley golf courses are situated around the hotel. They offer some of the best golf in the area during the warmer months. Please note that tee times for all courses must be confirmed through the resort’s Concierge. 

In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal at Buffalos. Serving flavourful gastropub cuisine, regional microbrews by the barrel-aged cocktails, this relaxed restaurant is perfect for families, couples and groups.

Day 2

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, then hit the slopes, if it’s winter. A trip to the mountains is more than just a holiday. It’s an opportunity to fully embrace the Colorado lifestyle. Skiing is the perfect way to do this, as you’ll be able to nourish your body and spirit and return home feeling alive. Ski-in/-out privileges, an in-house outfitter, a ski and snowboard school, and a ski nanny program are among the resort’s available amenities. The slopes of neighbouring Bachelor Gulch are a mix of beginner and intermediate trails. Here you can often find fresh powder hours after it’s gone elsewhere. During the winter if skiing is not your thing, there’s also a daily snowshoe hike from 10:30 am every day with spectacular views. 

After a fun day out on the slopes, visit Daniel’s Bar and Grill. This barbeque restaurant is ideal for après ski. The friendly atmosphere will make for an unparalleled experience after a day playing on the mountain!

To recover from your day on the slopes, head to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor-Gulch spa. Signature treatments incorporate locally sourced herbs, plants and minerals, including activated charcoal sourced in Colorado mines, and address aches and concerns faced by skiers who spend their days on the slopes. The illustrious spa money has something for everyone. The river stone massage is a therapeutic and rejuvenating massage using river stones with a moderate pressure to intensely soothe tired, aching muscles and aid relaxation. Whilst the Platinum Facial – the ultimate facial experience, is an indigenous treatment comprised of an anti-ageing hand peel and an Ayurvedic Shirodhara scalp treatment.

At the end of the day, head to The Great Room. The relaxing atmosphere of the Great Room is enhanced by a three-story, wood-burning fireplace, cosy furniture, and sweeping views of Bachelor Gulch. Order room service when you return to your room or suite, for a cosy night in, in your elegantly appointed home away from home.

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