The Borders Lodge
What We Love
- The lodge is less than two minutes from the Beaver Creek Golf course and has ski-in/ski-out access via the Elkhorn lift
- Twin beds and sleeper sofas cater to families with tots in tow
- Access to spa services at Spa Struck at sister property Charter at Beaver Creek
- Amazing alpine views in all directions
- Showers have great water pressure and Aveda bath products
- Daily maid service (a rarity in condo-like units)
What To Know
- Free underground parking
- The property is within walking distance of Beaver Creek Village; there’s also a free shuttle bus
- No on-site restaurant or spa
- Borders Lodge completed a $1.66 million renovation of common areas and re-opened in November 2013, giving it a fresh new look
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Beaver Creek is an exclusive gated mountain resort with snowcapped peaks, powder-packed runs and World Cup racing during winter, and glorious alpine meadows, crystal-clear streams and high-altitude golf courses in summer. Steps from the tony, pedestrian-only village, Borders Lodge is a collection of ski-in/ski-out (or hike-in/hike-out) condos that puts the best of the Rocky Mountains at your boot tips. Condos are individually decorated, which means some have had more recent updates than others (Superior more recently); you might find yourself in a Western-style hideaway, complete with an antler chandelier, knotty pine cabinets and cozy leather sofas. There’s a small pool, two hot tubs and a gym, but no on-site spa or restaurant. However, guests have access to the restaurant and spa at Charter (the sister property to Borders Lodge), and at Beaver Creek Village a dozen bistros, restaurants and coffee shops await.
In the Area
Get the five-course prix-fixe dinner in any season at Beano’s Cabin, up on Beaver Creek Mountain. It may be touristy, but the food is surprisingly good. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is the Vail Valley’s original microbrewery. Find the hoppy Crazy Mountain Amber Ale on tap at the Beaver Creek Chophouse. Get a deep tissue massage at the Charter’s Spa Struck or opt for a full day of pampering at the vast Allegria Spa, which includes a fitness center and the five-station Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary: Thermae Pool, Caldarium Mineral Pool, Cascata Rainshower, Caldarium Steam Room and Tepidarium.
How to Get There
I like staying at Borders Lodge in Beaver Creek resort when I stay more than 2 days. This way I can cook some meals. Condos I stayed so far were very clean and well maintained. It has a jacuzzi that I love using at night and this is so relaxing.
Given that Borders Lodge is described as a three-star facility, it definitely exceeds expectations. Settled high above the road, in trees next to a ski run, lodge escapes the busy parts of village yet remains close enough for easy (walking) access to everything. We visited with two granddaughters (5,7 years) and the walk to the village center was always fun (especially since you walk thru a park with play structures).
Comparing to several 5-star facilities in village where most lodges were built 20+ years ago, we found our two bedroom unit upgraded, spacious, in great shape (clean, well maintained) and perfectly equipped. As repeated visitors to the village, we always hit the Avon grocery store first, so that we can fix our own breakfasts and/or other meals (as needed by the kids) - the kitchen has everything you may need. As usually in Colorado mountains, there is no air conditioning - but we did not need one despite temperatures reaching record levels (both in Denver and in the mountains). The staff (Kim & Tim) were very attentive to our needs, and we had no problems with the room service.
Boarders was an awesome choice for 4 first time skier's! The lift behind us was great for the faster learners and it was a short shuttle to the school for the others. The property was clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable and wifi was great for the evenings. Staff was helpful and friendly.
We've been staying at Border's Lodge for years and there's a reason we keep going back. We always hit the grocery store as soon as we get to town so we can stock our condo up with groceries. They have a grill outside by the ski lift so you can grill up some grub while the kids are firing snowballs at each other...good family fun! Every unit will be different as EACH is owned by an individual owner. Management seems to pay close attention though to ensure that each unit meets certain standards as we have always been impressed with all of the kitchen supplies etc.
Convenient location! It's a 5-7 minute (slightly uphill) walk to the village or you can take the free shuttle bus that runs every 10-15 minutes and will take you wherever you want to go. If you're going skiing, be adventurous...don't just ski the beaver creek side, take a look at a map and ski your way over the bachelor gulch and arrowhead. It's all connected and it won't cost you any extra money. Fun adventure! (unless it's 60 degrees and slushy...then, it's like a workout class for your legs!)
Border's will always be our go-to for our Beaver Creek vacations. Cheers!
Stayed for a few days over spring break. Mountain wasn't crowded. Stayed in a nicely appointed 2BR Condo in the lower borders section. 10 min walk to village or pick up the shuttle that runs every 15 minutes. Good ski lockers right by back door and short ski to Elkhorn Lift. Underground heated parking. Front desk staff pleasant. Kids enjoyed the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Free coffee and tea and lobby every morning. Free wi-fi throughout.