Throughout the year, Beaver Creek, Colorado beckons with the allure of an alpine paradise. During the winter months, snow-capped mountains of the White River National Forest make this a true winter playground. Skiers enjoy challenging ski trails, such as the numerous black diamond runs off of the Grouse Mountain Lift, along with a plethora of wintertime activities. When the snow melts, the lush mountain landscape offers scenic chairlift rides, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and two golf courses- The Red Sky Ranch Club and the Beaver Creek Golf Course. Whatever season or activity Beaver Creek luxury hotels, many located within walking distance of the Centennial Express lift or the horse stables, offer all the comforting amenities to assure that your next vacation is a memorable one.
Beaver Creek's latest catch phrase is: "Beaver Creek- Not Exactly Roughing It". The catch phrase is a good one because Beaver Creek is anything but "rough" and the large selection of luxury hotels reflects that fact.
At the pinnacle of the luxurious pile is the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. The Ritz is listed as "#1 Colorado Resort" on Travel + Leisure's "World Best 500 Hotels" for 2010 and Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List of "World's Best Places to Stay". Upon arrival you will receive at least "5 Good Afternoon Sir/Madams. Welcome to the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch" before you reach the front desk. Thereafter, all the Staff will know your name for the duration of your stay at the magnificent Ritz. Most people are a little leery of hotel restaurants. Maybe it is because most of them are uninspired, over-bearing, more formal than necessary, expensive for the product, and usually a couple of years behind current food trends. But this seems to be changing probably because Americans just don't go out to dine as much these days. One thing to look for in a quality hotel restaurant is regionally inspired daily specials. This will assure you that there is actually a creative kitchen staff and not just a bunch of cooking monkeys back there. You don't have to worry about the restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch because the iconic chef Wolfgang Puck opened a Spago in the Ritz. Spagos features "seasonal American cuisine with Asian influences and Rock Mountain sensibilities." There are no cooking monkeys allowed in this kitchen!
Not to be upstaged, The Osprey is Beaver Creek's newest luxury boutique hotel. The Osprey is noted as "the closest hotel to a chairlift in North America", literally a few steps away from the lap of luxury to the excitement of skiing. The hotel theme is: "where contemporary charm meets luxurious authenticity". The Osprey features amenities such as an outdoor pool and bar, tapas bar and personal concierge. This hotel is a jewel in the RockResorts chain. Founded by Laurence Rockefeller in 1956 and acquired by Vail Resorts in 2001, RockResorts has a history of managing outstanding hotels that respect and enhance the natural beauty of their settings. Their daily practices promote this original vision by celebrating the natural beauty of place and recognizing that the surrounding environment must be protected and preserved for the future enjoyment of potential guests.
So if you are looking to "rough it", Beaver Creek may not be your cup of tea. But if you are looking for luxury, tea is served every afternoon in a number of Beaver Creek luxury hotel lobbies!