The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
What We Love
- Maya, the on-trend Mexican kitchen and tequila bar
- The magnificent mountain outlook from the outdoor heated lap pool
- A host of kid-centric activities to make family vacations a breeze
- Summer is just as fun here, thanks to activities like golf, tennis, biking and fishing
What To Know
- Dogs more than welcome: they receive Westin Heavenly Dog Beds, food and water bowls, and a dog amenity kit
- Both self-parking and valet parking are pricey
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This imposing mountain property, set in Vail Valley at the foot of Beaver Creek Mountain, is the ultimate in soothing retreats. From the neutral palette and signature Westin Heavenly Beds to the luxurious treatments at the tranquil Anjali Spa, relaxation is the byword here. The heated outdoor lap pool has an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, and the resort’s three dining options pair of-the-moment sensibilities – cool, midcentury modern-inspired furniture, warm mood lighting and handcrafted cocktails – with family-friendly modern American and Latin American cuisine.
In the Area
Step just outside the resort’s back entrance to the Riverfront Express Gondola and spend the day exploring the exhilarating peaks of Beaver Creek Mountain and its 1800 acres of skiable terrain. After a day on the slopes, experience a different kind of winter adventure with a horse-drawn sleigh ride at nearby 4 Eagle Ranch, which starts with a mug of hot chili, continues with a magical ride under a starlit sky, and concludes with a traditional western ranch buffet. Visiting in summer? Get your heart racing on one of Colorado’s wild rivers on a whitewater rafting adventure with Breckenbridge Whitewater, which offers everything from family friendly scenic floats to advanced Class IV and V rafting.
How to Get There
The outdoor hot tubs were nice, the food at the Lookout in hotel bar/lounge/restaurant was tasty and the room was nice. Unfortunately we had a very loud fridge that kept us up and by the time we noticed, it was too late (and we were too tired) to switch rooms. Upon checkout I mentioned it hoping they may compensate by the waiving parking or resort fee, but no luck. I called the next day and spoke to a manager who did end up waiving the $35 resort fee.I booked through hotels.com, but with their service charge, it may have been cheaper to book directly through the Westin's website, not sure, but be aware of that.
I am the treasurer of a group that just had their third annual retreat/conference at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa. The retreat committee worked with Jing, the hotel salesperson, and the food and beverage coordinator months before the retreat to get the arrangements as close to perfect for the members who attend. Since early November is "mud season," our menu options were from the hotel's "shoulder season" menu. Due to various dietary restrictions/preferences, all the food had to be labeled with the ingredients, i.e., includes dairy, includes nuts, and the hotel did very good job with this. A few days before the retreat, however, we learned we had a few pescatarians, so needed to include a fish option for lunch, which caused last minute menu and pricing adjustments. This caused quite a bit of stress and we felt our BEO coordinator was not as responsive as she could have been related to the necessary menu changes and attendant pricing changes.
We had a beautiful, sunny weekend - no snow packed roads, even over Vail Pass. The meeting room was on the ground floor of the hotel. There is an alternative meeting room outside the hotel, where we were last year. It's an attractive space, but we had to go outside in the cold to go to the restroom. so was unacceptable. The meeting room was arranged as we requested, and the AV worked perfectly, thanks to PSAV, the local provider. Kevin Christian was our reservation coordinator at the hotel, and made it easy for members to make reservations. Check-in was smooth, thanks to Tabby. Our breakfast and lunch buffets were wonderful and our catering staff, Lucas and Bobby, did a great job throughout the morning and lunch. Our dinner buffet was excellent, and Laura and Logan really had to scramble to set up extra tables and rearrange tables to accommodate the extra people who showed up without notice for Saturday's dinner.
My room was a king suite on the second floor, with a balcony with chairs, facing south and the mountain. (See photos) It was a beautiful sunny day, and had there not been snow still on the chairs, it would have been a perfect place to sit and relax and read. It would be better in the summer or fall. The room was very clean, and nice, as was the bathroom. I had trouble adjusting the thermostat the first night to be cool enough to enjoy the wonderful, warm comforter on the bed. Pillows were nice too.
As I have in the past, I had a massage in the spa, although it is more a "resort-type" massage, than a deep or therapeutic massage I get at my massage place in Denver. There is also a well equipped athletic club at the hotel, but I did not use it this time.
We will definiately be considering returning to the hotel for our conference next year so long as the main meeting room is available.
We flew into Denver for a girls get away. We ended up at this Westin and we would definitely stay again. The views from this hotel are gorgeous! The hotel staff are super friendly. This Westin has everything you could ask for. There are a few restaurants and bars on site. There is also a Starbucks and a ski shop. The large swimming pool was heated with several large hot tub pools overlooking the view and the river. The fitness room has everything you would need. The steam room in the ladies locker room was a plus. There is also a spa and yoga classes offered. The room was nice and the beds comfortable. I must also mention the lobby smelled fantastic. I would highly recommend this place if in the area.