For those who visited the Alps, Andes and the Himalayas, the Rocky Mountains may not be all that majestic, but ski resorts and trekking trips located in this part of the world are a lot safer and equally exciting. It is in this beautiful stretch of land situated between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead of the Rockies that the renowned Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch rests. With 180 guestrooms including 40 suites and 95% of the rooms offering a spectacular view of the snow-clad mountains in winter, Bachelor Gulch is the center of the village-to-village skiing experience in Beaver Creek.
The most striking feature of the Gulch is its design which is reminiscent of the architecture of the grand lodges of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks and gives the place its distinct flavor. The wide range of winter outdoor activities available to guests at the resort include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, and hot-air ballooning; in short, this is the Mecca for those who love to ski on open slopes.
Also an added attraction is the 21,000-square-foot, Mobil Four-Star rated Bachelor Gulch Spa featuring 19 treatment rooms, a luxurious separate manicure/pedicure salon, and men’s and women’s locker rooms offering sauna/steam and water therapies along with great dips in natural river water.
The room rates though vary from $ 195 per night to $ 725 per night depending on the season, with the height of the skiing season seeing rates of $ 950/night. So for those who do love the snow in winter times and do not need a tropical getaway, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Colorado is the perfect treat.