The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
What We Love
- Ski-in/ski-out location serviced by a high-speed quad and a team of ski concierges
- The Club Level rooms, which offer private concierges and a daily barrage of culinary treats and beverages
- The afternoon firepit lighting ceremony, with cookies and marshmallows
- The Bachelor’s Pack, dog-friendly amenities that include gourmet treats and an in-room massage
What To Know
- The semi-remote location means you need a car or shuttle ride to get to restaurants and shopping in Beaver Creek Village
- A $30 per room, per night, fee covers amenities such as WiFi, shuttle service to Beaver Creek Village and marshmallows at the firepit
- There's a $40 per night charge for valet parking
- Check-in time is 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Fashioned after the grand lodges of Yosemite and Yellowstone, the Ritz-Carlton has an American-lodge-meets-Rocky-Mountain-modern look. In the great room, a stone fireplace guarded by a dignified elk head soars into a maze of lodgepole timbers. A recent $15 million refresh by Bilkey Llinas Design lightens the lodgey look by mixing blue sofas and light neutrals with chocolate-brown leather ottomans and seating.
Bed and Bath
Most of the generous rooms (450 square feet) feature mountain or valley views, and some have stone fireplaces, walkout balconies or both. A recent redo updated the rooms with Colorado colors. Soft blue walls, sky-blue window treatments and seating, paintings of aspens and wildlife by Colorado artists, and patterned carpeting that mimics cracking ice complement the existing dark wood millwork. Bathrooms are havens of luxury with deep marble soaking tubs, terry robes and thick towels.
Spago is an enticing culinary shrine that starts with craft cocktails, such as the Blackberry Anejo margarita, at the silver bar, surrounded by pony print bar stools. The eclectic dining room, which has floor-to-ceiling shuttered doors, features a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings. The new Buffalo is a less fussy choice, with Colorado beers and a steakhouse menu. The spa features a coed rock-lined grotto pool and innovative treatments such as a cinnamon-scented hot toddy for the body and excursions that start with hiking or snowshoeing followed by yoga and a massage at a rustic mountain cabin.
In the Area
A short drive (or ski) away is Beaver Creek Village, a vibrant resort community encircling a skating rink. You can splurge on designer ski apparel at Gorsuch, grab an après-ski margarita at the Coyote or take in a show at the Vilar Center. For dinner try the Colorado lamb or roasted elk filet at Mirabelle, a romantic, rustic farmhouse operated by Belgian-born master chef Daniel Joly. If Beaver Creek’s 1,832 acres of terrain are not enough, another 5,289 acres can be found at nearby Vail.
How to Get There
Quite a lovely place to stay. Steps away from the lift. A truly lovely staff especially the crew down in the spa. If it had not been for my husbands business trip there I never would have had a chance to enjoy the huge lodge with its gigantic logs.
I have been there now 6 years in a row for business. The staff are always top notch as expected but there is definitely a family friendly feel here. The club here is great and worth the money as well. Rooms are well appointed.
We enjoy sitting at the bar at Wyld -having a few drinks and dining at bar also. Garret always ensures the food is awesome and our drinks are timely. They have a great wine list and menu is very good! Service is outstanding and the pulse at the bar is always jumping and fun!
Great evening as always!
Do not miss the Grotto..bold and underline. As a platinum member we were able to enjoy the lounge and eat and drink. We made great use of all the facilities including a decent gym (although you have to walk outside to get to it). Our room was on the small side but warm comfortable and well appointed.
Another long overdue review. We stayed at RC, Bachelor Gulch, a mountain-side hotel, this past December and had a great time. The positives: location, location, location. The hotel is secluded from the town center and away from the hustle and bustle of the restaurants and ice rink but it is still super close to it and convenient to get there by free shuttle. It is ski-in/ski-out, with a ski lift steps away from the hotel, which made it so convenient for us to come back for lunch, snacks, bathroom break, etc. instead of going to the lodges at the mountain. If you don't want to take the lift right outside the hotel, you can take the free shuttle to Beaver Creek Mountain. We also thought the hotel was so picturesque and beautifully decorated. We especially loved the rustic lodge feel of the hotel with simplicity that we found to be so refreshing. The Club Lounge had some really nice presentations, including alcoholic drinks for all the food offerings (I even had a mimosa every morning). My only complaint about the food there was that by the time we left, we got a bit tired of the food and found it to be a little repetitive. But the service was unparalleled, and I particularly liked it that the evening hors d'oeuvres were substantial enough that we sometimes chose not to make a dinner trip if we felt too lazy to get out. There were also foods like mac & cheese and chicken tenders, which made our little one happy. Oh, and the free evening s'mores was a hit with our little guy. The 21,000 square-foot spa was nice and the use of the spa (without the services) was free with Club Lounge access. The ski concierge was one of the friendliest people we ever met. I think the person who took care of us was Danielle. The front desk folks were nice, too. When checking in, I shared with the front desk that my skis didn't make it on the connecting flight, and the hotel gave me a resort credit to be used to make me feel better. No suite upgrades or anything as a Platinum, but that is standard at the Ritz Carlton. Still, we were upgraded to a nice mountain view room, and there was a complimentary apres-ski cocktail reception for the hotel's elite members, which was lovely. The heated pool and the hot tubs were nice after an all-day skiing; the only complaint I had was that people just left the towels everywhere around the tubs and the entire pool/hot tubs area was a mess around peak hours. And of course, we absolutely loved skiing at Beaver Creek and we loved meeting Bachelor (the dog). We can't wait to be back!