The Charter at Beaver Creek
What We Love
- Close to the Beaver Creek Golf Course, and hiking and biking trails are nearby; Condos and Lodge Rooms are a few hundred feet from the lift, and ski valets save you from schlepping your gear
- Free underground parking and WiFi
- Wood-burning fireplaces in condos
- The Charter is steps from the village’s lively restaurant, bar and shopping scene
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What To Know
- There is a 24-hour front desk, bell staff and concierge
- Private ownership means some condos feature more stylish decor than others
- Outdoor pool is seasonal
- The property’s layout is tricky, and getting from your room to the lobby or pool area might have you yearning for a map
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Vail’s little sister resort is all grown up. Located 10 miles west of its sibling, Beaver Creek has blossomed into an elegant, sophisticated and extremely exclusive star, set amid naturally magnificent surroundings. Central to all the action, The Charter at Beaver Creek offers hotel-style lodge rooms and one- and two-bedroom condos at the base of the pedestrian-only Beaver Creek Village. The surrounding mountain views are stunning in any season, but the ski-in, ski-out access makes the sprawling Bavarian-style Charter especially choice when the snow starts to fly.
Bed & Bath
Because the condos are privately owned, decor is up to the owners (though all units are cleaned and managed by the resort). Design can range from a slightly dated Native-American-meets-lodge look to more sleek modernist styles. All is forgiven though once you’re curled up by the in-unit wood-burning fireplaces. Book one of the Lodge Rooms if you want to be sure of uniform design. They’re 370 square feet, so you’ll sacrifice some space compared to the condos, and there are no fireplaces, but these rooms are plenty comfy, with one King or two Queen beds and a spacious if standard bathroom stocked with fluffy robes and Aveda products.
The centerpiece of the Charter is its amazing 18,000-square-foot spa and health club with an indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room and free weights. Outside, a collection of hot tubs offer striking mountain views in daylight and romantic starry ones at night. The hotel’s renovated Black Diamond Bistro serves up steakhouse fare and haute pub bites like fish and chips or braised brisket paninis.
In the Area
Every December the world descends upon Beaver Creek for the Birds of Prey World Cup, featuring one of the fastest downhill courses on the tour. The resort’s Birds of Prey run has signs marking the race course, so strap on your sticks and test your skill on its steeps — no Spandex speed suit required. Stomping through McCoy Park and its network of groomed trails is a wonderful way to explore the Rocky Mountains in the winter. Rent snowshoes at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center and hop on the Strawberry Park Express Lift (Chair 12), which takes you straight to the trails. Zach’s Cabin, near the top of the Bachelor Gulch lift, is open only in winter and is accessible via a “sleigh” pulled up the mountain by snowcat. The open-air ride is worth the chills for Tim McCaw’s culinary creations and the views of the moonlit mountains and starry skies.
How to Get There
Just had the nicest stay at The Charter. My husband, myself, and our two children (ages 5 and 10) visited for a family wedding. We had Rm 5110 and loved it . Fully stocked, modern, and decorated so perfectly for a ski weekend or a summer weekend. Very much a chalet feel with wood burning fireplace, family dinner table, comfy couch, and most importantly - comfy beds. The Charter itself has a beautiful pool area complete with fire pit and 3 hot tubs. Great place to relax at the end of the day and our room was close enough to enjoy it. And I can't say enough about Beaver Creek. Such a beautiful place with shopping, activities, and restaurants at your finger tips. All in all a great visit.
We were lucky enough to get room 4250 during our stay at The Charter at Beaver Creek. The unite was in great condition and perfectly located. The kitchen was stocked with all the utensils and cooking necessities. We were close to the entrance, the garage, and the spa area. There are convenient shuttles that take you anywhere you need to go. I took ski lessons at Beaver Creek which enabled me to enjoy skiing in a spectacular setting. The local restaurants had delicious food.
We started our evening at the bar with a delightful time with bartender (Bradley) providing a nice mix of Beaver Creek commentary and beverages served to our satisfaction. Bradley convinced to dine at the Terrace recommending the pork chops.The dining room was short on staff, however, our service did not suffer in the least. A person from their finance team served us with support and help from the team. She did well. When the wine we ordered came "skunked" it was immediately replaced with an exceptional Caymus. All professionally done. While we had to wait to 4PM to check in the front desk staff handled it well. In fact, the checkin challenge became a basis for a friendship with one of the front desk staff (DuWayne) with whom we nicely bantered throughout our stay. All in all, it is the staff that make The Charter a good place to stay. This includes the Spa/pool and bell stand teams. It is clear that the Charter is managed well.