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
My wife and I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch for 5 nights and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit. The entire staff was very warm, friendly, and helpful. From the moment of our arrival to our departure, we could not have asked for better service. The many extra little touches we experienced made this a truly wonderful vacation.
Staying here right now and it’s been awful service from the get go. We weren’t treated nicely at check-in, none of the amenities were mentioned, we had to find out on our own. Wait staff is horrendous and not accommodating to the guests needs. We had the worst waitress at Wyld this morning, super rude and very bad manners. Overrated for being a Ritz-Carlton. Also, no one opened the door for us after a long day of travel and no one greets you as you enter the lobby. Expected way more from a “high-end” resort.
We found this property on a travel site at a discounted rate. It was a great deal for the money and we were thrilled with the size of our room and the amenities that were offered to us. Our visit was pre-season, but it was still a snowy wonderland! The reception staff, concierge and valet were so welcoming and the service was impeccable. Despite the 18 degree temperature, they had a roaring fire in the outside fire pit surrounded by rocking chairs with big blankets and s'mores. With the heat and fire place on in our suite, it did get very dry and we found a humidifier provided in our room. This was a quick get away for my birthday and when the concierge heard that, he gave us a small Ritz Carlton gift - pleasant surprise! All in all, a great property with great staff in a great location!
What can I say but amazing and wow. Alex and Zack at the front desk, Were extremely patient with my family and I having had a long day of traveling they did everything they could to calm our nervous and make our trip as relaxing as possible. Just when I thought the RITZ CARLTON service couldn’t get any better then what I have experienced all over the world, (being a platinum member) Zack and Alex topped it. Daniel our valet was also great with our kids super friendly and on top of everything we needed and answered all our questions. He did a great job to make our experience stress free and relaxing. We spent thanksgiving here and plan to make this a new family tradition.
Rachael Tanner and family
We just finished up a stay at the Ritz Beaver Creek and it was beyond amazing. We have stayed here lots and lots of times but this is the first time that we used the Photography Con (with Gabi). She was wonderful and the pictures are beyond amazing!!! We are so impressed and will use the Photography Concierge at other Ritz Hotels in Florida. Highly highly recommend it.