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Base of Beaver Creek
This exclusive ski-in/ski-out mountain resort is located in an exclusive area between the villages of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, just 25 feet from the Bachelor Gulch Express Quad Lift.
Slopes and fairways
Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch enjoy ski-in/ski-out slope access, and preferred tee times at nearby golf courses. Exquisite western-style dining options and the Bachelor Gulch Spa offer year-round pleasures.
Classic Ritz style
All 202 spacious The Ritz-Carlton guestrooms have elegant wood and leather furnishings, Frette Italian linens, bathrobes, marble baths with separate showers and tubs, and high-speed Internet access.
- Helpful staff
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
This eight-story Ritz-Carlton resort features six dining and beverage options: Spago, a fine-dining restaurant; the Great Room, and Mountainside Terrace, which offer light fare; the Buffalo Bar, an après-ski hot spot with its own evening menu; and 7, where snacks and meals-to-go are available throughout the day.
The Beaver Creek resort also offers an outdoor pool, outdoor spa tubs, four tennis courts and a 21,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. Use of the fitness center, fitness classes, and access to the spa's sauna, steam, and wet therapies are included in the resort fee.
Other on-site activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch include guided nature hikes and "Loan-a-Lab" walks with Bachelor, the resort's resident Labrador retriever. Young guests, age 5 - 12, can participate in the Ritz Kids program, which offers a variety of supervised half- or full-day activities. Among them: nature hikes, swimming and pool games, arts and crafts, field trips to local parks and playgrounds, and visits from Bachelor the dog. (Reservations are required; hours and fees vary.) Use of the game room, snowshoe equipment, disc golf course, marshmallow roasting at the fire pit, bocce ball, horseshoes, and badminton are included in the resort fee.
Guests also enjoy preferred tee times at the Red Sky Golf Club, which is 10 miles west and features two 18-hole championship courses -- one designed by Greg Norman and one designed by Tom Fazio.
The resort fee includes transportation to Beaver Creek and Arrowhead Villages as well as Avon. Guest services include 24-hour room service; concierge services for varying needs (including standard, ski, golf, and spa); ski valet, lift ticket, ski/snowboard school services; twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown; child care; and valet parking. Additional amenities include a gift and sundries shop, ski and snowboard shops, an executive business center, and 40,000 square feet of function space, including a 7,200-square-foot ballroom (fees may apply).
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Children's club (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 202
- Babysitting or childcare
- Tennis on site
- Number of bars/lounges - 5
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Conference space
- Fireplace in lobby
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Arcade/game room
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Children's club
- Laundry facilities
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Number of floors - 8
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Meeting rooms 7
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of restaurants - 3
- Outdoor tennis courts - 4
- Snack bar/deli
- Shopping on site
- Ski storage
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Outdoor pool
- Wedding services
- Billiards or pool table
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 2002
- Free area shuttle
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Premium bedding
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Separate bathtub and shower
- Deep soaking bathtub
- In-room massage available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- Free local calls
- Free bottled water
- Room service (24 hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
Where to Eat
Espresso Chair 16 - Offering guests a wide variety of grab-and-go items, Espresso Chair 16 is the perfect stop for specialty coffee, beverages, snacks and sweet treats. Delectable hot and cold items include smoothies, housemade pastries, fresh fruit and sandwiches. Open daily from 6 AM to 2 PM
The Mountainside Terrace - Light fare and grilled Colorado specialties are served all day at this heated outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and the base of the ski mountain. Seats more than 300 guests.
The Great Room - Light fare, cocktails, coffee, and tea are served in this casual lounge, dominated by a 3-story stone fireplace and filled with plush chairs and leather sofas. Located just off the resort lobby, it offers views of the ski mountain. Seats more than 50 guests.
Spago - 126-seat restaurant with 34-seat bar and lounge. Serves seasonal American cuisine with Asian accents. Decor blending rustic and modern elements, accented by the hotel's traditional log and stone features.
Buffalos - Serves American cuisine and Colorado specialties, such as buffalo meatloaf and grilled salmon, for dinner. Offers 40 seats, seasonal live entertainment, and afternoon and evening après ski cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Nearby Things to Do
The resort, located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain between the villages of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, is 25 feet from the Bachelor Gulch Express, a high-speed quad chairlift. Ski instruction, ski valet, and ski concierge services are available. The resort fee includes transportation to and from Beaver Creek and Arrowhead Villages.
The 21,000-square-foot spa and fitness center includes a sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools, separate men's and women's locker rooms, private men's and women's relaxation rooms, and a coed rock grotto room with “lazy river” spa tub. The cardiovascular room offers views of Beaver Creek Mountain and the aerobics room features views of Vail Valley. Instruction includes yoga, spinning, aerobics, and the services of a nutritionist. There are three outdoor spa tubs and an outdoor swimming pool. Use of the fitness center, fitness classes, and access to the spa's sauna, steam, and wet therapies are included in the resort fee.
Other on-site activities include “Loan-a-Lab” walks with Bachelor, the resort's resident Labrador retriever, and tennis on four clay courts.
The Ski Nanny service is available for children, ages 5–12. Ski nannies collect participating children from their guestrooms and escort them through the ski rental and school sign-up process in the morning. Then they ensure that young guests board the ski school bus that takes them to nearby Beaver Creek Village for group lessons. Afterward, nannies escort their charges to Ritz Kids for après-ski theater, where adults can pick up their children. (Fees apply.)
Resort guests enjoy preferred tee times at Red Sky, a golf club 10 miles west that features two 18-hole championship courses -- one designed by Greg Norman and one designed by Tom Fazio. Other recreational activities in the area include bocce ball, horseshoes, badminton, disc golf, dog sledding, ice climbing, four-wheel drive tours, ice fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, fly fishing, gondola rides, hot air ballooning, sleigh rides, Nordic skiing, ice skating, and whitewater rafting.
The hotel is located in Bachelor Gulch, an exclusive area that is part of the Beaver Creek resort system. Beaver Creek, which also encompasses nearby Arrowhead, features 1,625 acres of skiable terrain with 146 trails: 34 percent beginner, 39 percent intermediate, and 27 percent expert. These are accessible by 14 lifts, including seven high-speed quads. The resort has a vertical rise of 3,340 feet and receives an average annual snowfall of 300 inches, plus an annual average of 300 days of sunshine. Beaver Creek includes a variety of terrain parks such as Park 101, Zoom Room, and Moonshine Terrain Park and Pipe.
Vail, eight miles east, encompasses 5,289 skiable acres with 193 trails on three main areas. Vail-Front Side is 28 percent beginner, 32 percent intermediate, and 40 percent expert. Back Bowls is 13 percent intermediate and 87 percent expert. Blue Sky Basin is 47 percent intermediate and 53 percent expert. The resort, which has a 3,450-foot vertical rise and averages 66 inches of snow each January, has 34 lifts, including one gondola and 14 high-speed quads.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Snowboarding nearby
- Snowmobiling nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Ski equipment rentals on site
- Downhill skiing on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
The Ritz-Carlton's 21,000 square-foot Bachelor Gulch Spa features 19 treatment rooms, a rock-lined co-ed grotto, and men's and women's locker rooms and saunas. The spa's salon offers manicures and pedicures. The resort fee includes access to the spa's wet therapies, sauna, and steam room. The resort fee also includes a one-time $25 spa credit with purchase of $100 or more at the spa or spa retail.
- Hot stone massage
- Prenatal massage
- Thai massage
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 125 per accommodation, per night
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
- Spa access
- Fitness center access
- Internet access
- In-room coffee
- In-room bottled water
- Additional inclusions
- Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 35 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night
- Pet fee: USD 125 per accommodation, per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per night
- Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Avon
- Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Hotel Avon
- Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Hotel
We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.