THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH

0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, Colorado 81620 USA
Phone:  +1 (970) 748-6200   •  Map & Directions
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RITZ KIDS®



As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids resort experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our resort locations. Immersive and adventurous, the resort experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from coral reefs and forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.


Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is now a state-licensed childcare facility, even better equipped to offer unparalleled convenience and fun-filled childcare programs in a safe, structured environment.

As part of its enhanced certification, Ritz Kids has employed additional specialized, staff members to offer each child in the program more personalized care and attention.

To ensure the program remains in compliance with its new licensing agreement, guests taking advantage of popular Ritz Kids services, such as Ski Nanny, will be asked to fill out an immunization record, medical release form and basic enrollment paperwork, as well as review the new policies, procedures and pricing guidelines.

Ritz Kids’ services are offered to children 5 to 12 years old. Child care can be arranged through the resort’s Concierge for children under five years of age. Please call Ritz Kids directly at (970) 343-1073 for additional details or reservations.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers junior guests a variety of special services and amenities.

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is excited to combine its childcare and event-planning expertise to provide unforgettable birthday experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Each cherished Birthday Bash will be offered for $1,000* for up to eight children, and the following personalized touches and kid-friendly themes will be available:

Personalized Touches

  • Personalized Party Planner
  • Personalized Invitations
  • Themed Décor
  • Photo Memory Book and CD
  • Themed Birthday Gift and Party Favors

Wild West Birthday Adventure (4 Hours)

  • Gold Panning
  • Nature Hike
  • Cowboy Games at Anderson's Cabin
  • Dining at Buffalo Bar
  • Western-Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Western-Themed Birthday Cake

Little Ladies Spago-GoSpa Birthday Experience (4 Hours)

  • Youth Spa Experience
  • Lunch at Spago with Themed Beverages
  • Fashion Show with Mini Makeovers
  • Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Spa-Themed Birthday Cake

Ritz Kids Birthday Bash (4 Hours)

  • Beaver Creek Fun and Games
  • Dining at Buffalo Bar
  • Bachelor's Chocolate Factory
  • Ritz Kids-Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Themed Birthday Cake

*Ritz Kids will request $75-per-child fee for parties of over eight children and $100 to create a specialized theme. Please inquire about our variety of birthday gift and party favor enhancements.

For more information or to book a Ritz Kids Birthday Bash, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at (970) 343-1073.

Ski Nanny is a program run through Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch It is available for children between the ages of 5 and 12, participating in full day Beaver Creek Ski School. The program is designed to assist parents in transporting their children to Ski School on time in Beaver Creek Village, while allowing them to still make first tracks on the mountain. Ski Nanny also picks children up from Ski School and brings them back to the hotel, allowing parents to get in every last run. A child participating in Ski Nanny is welcome to stay for Munchies and a Movie in Ritz Kids at no additional charge. Program drop-offs and pick- ups take place in the RK Corral (Ritz Kids room on the 1st floor).

Ski Nanny Times and Prices:

  • Morning Drop-off: between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. 
  • Afternoon Pickup: Children will be back in the Ritz Kids room by 4:15 p.m.
    Children staying for the Afternoon Movie & Snacks need to be picked up at
    6 p.m. 
  • Evening Pickup: Children staying on for Kids Night Out will need to bring all
    necessary items with them at drop-off (ex. a change of clothes) and must be
    picked up by 10 p.m. For more information on Kids Night Out, please see the Ritz Kids Roundup flyer. 
  • Cost: $60.00 for the first child, and $10 for each additional child of the same
    family or group reservation.

Important Information:

  • Children should come with all appropriate equipment and clothing /gloves, neck gators & goggles/sunglasses 
  • Equipment rentals and lift tickets must be purchased prior to the lesson. 
  • Reservations are required by 4 p.m. the day prior. 
  • Parents must indicate whether their child is staying for Munchies and a Movie,
    Kids Night Out, or being picked up at 4:15 p.m.

Please call Ritz Kids at ext.1073 for inquiries and reservations.

RITZ KIDS RANGERS
The Ritz Kids Ranger Program gives children ages 5-12 the ultimate vacation experience through activities centered around adventure, creativity, wellness and the beautiful Rocky Mountain landscape. Programs in our state licensed facility are guided by knowledgeable and energetic child care professionals who have developed unique lessons inspired by the legendary environmentalist, Jean Jacques Cousteau.

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch receive one half-day session per child per day included in the resort fee.
All programs are inclusive of a healthy gourmet meal prepared in house. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.


Monday: Celebrate Nature

Morning
Start the day with a fun and refreshing hike through the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the hotel. Along the way, collect natural objects to turn into an art project back at the Ranger Station.

Afternoon
Learn about the life cycle of plants as you practice planting seeds in the Ritz Kids garden, discover the role of pollinators like butterflies and bees, and decorate your own souvenir planter.

Evening
After dinner, enjoy a delicious “dirt cake” complete with gummy worm toppings! Later learn about some of the animals that live here in the Eagle River before splashing around in the spa’s salt water grotto.


Tuesday: Mountains Around the World

Morning
Gear up for a fun day traveling around the world through stories and games from other cultures. Then, fuel your appetite with snacks from across the globe.

Afternoon
See if you can strike it rich as you pan for gold in the Bachelor Gulch stream. While you’re there collect smooth river rocks to transform into magical painted stones.

Evening
Follow clues that will take you on a scavenger hunt through different cultures and all the way to Beaver Creek Village. Dinner will be a trip of its own as you choose an entrée from our international menu


Wednesday: Art of Colorado

Morning
Set up your easel and palette outside in the fresh mountain air, and then look to the rainbow of wildflowers and mountain vistas for inspiration as you paint a masterpiece.

Afternoon
Venture over to Beaver Creek Village to try out the “art” of miniature golf or rock climbing before touring a few galleries to learn about the different styles that artists use in their work.

Evening
Express your artistic side as you experiment with water color techniques and decorate cookies. Later, play in the water when you visit the spa’s unique lazy river Grotto.


Thursday: Western Day

Morning
Sharpen your cowboy skills as you practice lassoing and tossing horseshoes outside and learn about horses. Then, dress the part with a western hat and custom decorated bandana.

Afternoon

Learn the skills of the mountain men and Ute people as you pan for gold and create a Native American handicraft.

Evening
Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls, because we are off to the Beaver Creek Rodeo! Come dressed in your western best and cheer on your favorite wrangler.
Beaver Creek Rodeo Night
(June 26 July 3, 10, 17, 31, August 7, 14)


Friday: Wild Animals

Morning
Examine replica animal tracks, skulls, and pelts to get a better understanding of the animals that live in the Rocky Mountains. Then use rubber animal stamps to create an art project inspired by wildlife.

Afternoon
Bring along your tracking skills as we search for the forest for clues wildlife have left behind on an animal evidence scavenger hunt. From feathers to spider webs and bird nests, there is plenty to discover.

Evening
Become one with your favorite animals by creating an art project that brings you high into the trees or deep below the sea. Finish the night with a dip in the world famous rock lined grotto hot tub.


Saturday: Leave No Stone Unturned

Morning
Hone your navigation skills as you follow the treasure map to a secret surprise. Keep your booty safe in a custom decorated treasure box or create your own precious prize.

Afternoon
Put your adventurous spirit to the test at Beaver Creek Village where you can challenge yourself to a round of mini golf or dare to bungee jump.

Evening
Become a true Ritz Kids Ranger as we campout in the Ranger Station. Have fun pitching a tent, making s’mores by the fire and end the night learning legends of the constellations


Sunday: Sports and Wellness

Morning
Set up your easel and palette outside in the fresh mountain air, and then look to the rainbow of wildflowers and mountain vistas for inspiration as you paint a masterpiece.

Afternoon
Venture over to Beaver Creek Village to try out the “art” of miniature golf or rock climbing before touring a few galleries to learn about the different styles that artists use in their work.

Evening
Express your artistic side as you experiment with water color techniques and decorate cookies. Later, play in the water when you visit the spa’s unique lazy river Grotto.


Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$115.00 per child

Morning Half Day: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$65.00 per child

Afternoon Half Day: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$65.00 per child

Kids Night Out: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$85.00 per child

Designed for children ages 5 to 12, Bachelor's Lil' Campout package brings the fun and excitement of a camping experience to the comfort of your guest room!

This in-room camping experience includes:

  • 5'x 5' teepee complete with Ritz-Carlton linens and featherbed 
  • Survivor kit including scavenger hunt booklet, lantern, head lamp and a s'mores kit that can be enjoyed by the whole family around the Fire Pit 
  • Stuffed 'Bachelor' dog and children's book

Items will be set up in room prior to guest arrival. Only available in King bedded rooms including suites, not available in rooms with two double beds due to space and firecode restrictions. Based upon availability. For reservations please contact the concierge at (970) 343-1066.


Ski Nanny
The popular Ski Nanny program supervises the resort’s youngest ski bunnies, ensuring they arrive on time in Beaver Creek Village for group lessons via Village transportation, simultaneously allowing Mom and Dad to make first tracks. Please visit the “Children’s Services” tab to learn more.
Ritz Kids Birthday Bash
Combining its childcare and event-planning expertise, Ritz Kids will now provide unforgettable birthday experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Please visit the “Ritz Kids Birthday Bash” tab to learn more.

For reservations, please contact Ritz Kids directly at (970) 343-1073.
Photography Concierge
Have a professional photographer guide you throughout our Rocky Mountain Retreat in an interactive photo session! Click here for details.

Explore Ritz Kids
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