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With Grown-Up Arts and Crafts, Guided Hiking Expeditions, Gourmet S’mores and More, the Luxury Mountain Resort is the Ultimate Destination to Experience Summer Like a Kid Again

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – July 27, 2016 The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – one of the largest free-standing log cabins in North America – is encouraging adults to have just as much fun as kids this summer with the debut of “Adult Summer Camp.” Putting a fun and lively spin on classic kids camp activities, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is offering adult guests the chance to embrace their inner child and relive the joys of summer camp as a grown-up.

From Whiskey and Woodburning or Painting and Pinot arts & crafts classes, to adult-friendly treasure hunt expeditions, educational hikes, and intimate dinners in a historic event space, guests can try out different experiences each day throughout their stay, and create lasting memories of their mini summer camp getaway.

Naturalist Activities
Led by the resort’s expert Resident Naturalists, guests can learn about and explore the breathtaking scenery that surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Offerings include:

  • Daily Guided Hike – Experience the majestic views from Bachelor Gulch while learning fascinating facts about the plants and animals that thrive during Colorado’s beautiful summer months. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the experience with stunning photos. Offered daily from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Whiskey and Woodburning – Guests can create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of their trip by using a wood burning tool to etch a unique design into their choice of a wooden cheese
    board or coaster set. Offered Friday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. $25 per person; includes signature whiskey drink
  • Painting and Pinot – Inspired by the majestic surrounding Rockies, guests can spend the afternoon sipping wine and painting a rustic masterpiece by following step-by-step instructions. Offered Saturday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. $25 per person; includes glass of wine
  • Art in Nature – Celebrate the beauty that surrounds the resort by crafting a masterpiece souvenir inspired by the great outdoors. Experiment with watercolors, photo-sensitive paper, and much more. Offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Nature Concierge Table – Chat with one of the knowledgeable naturalists about trails, wildlife sightings, and more. Or, stop by to learn about the mountain plants and animals through fun, hands-on activities. Offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Birdwatching – Wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and take in the amazing sights and sounds of Bachelor Gulch’s amazing avian life. Offered Sunday from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Lawn Games Challenge – Enjoy nostalgic games such as a two-person team challenge like disc golf toss, ladder ball, horseshoes, and more. The top scorers will win a prize. Offered Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Fire Building and S’mores – Learn different techniques for building and starting a fire. Then, assist a naturalist as she lights the fire pit for the evening and indulge in a sweet gourmet s’more! Offered Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Those wishing for a private naturalist experience can select from a range of offerings, from Guided Hikes and Treasure Hunt Expeditions, to Canine Adventure Hikes and Sunset Strolls followed by stargazing.

All private guided hikes are available at a cost of $160 for up to 4 guests and $25 for each additional guest. Hikes are typically two hours in length but can be tailored to fit guests’ needs and preferences.

Anderson's Cabin
After the summer camp fun has come to an end for the day, adults can host their own private dinners or intimate gatherings in the newest event space at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Anderson’s Cabin – a rustic one-room cabin that was previously home to one of Bachelor Gulch’s original settlers in the 1900s. Nestled between the Aspen trees above the resort, Anderson’s Cabin is available for guests to reserve daily for private gatherings and gourmet dining experiences. The cabin can accommodate up to 50 guests in the summer and features a selection of gourmet Rocky Mountain menu offerings. Guests can enjoy the lush meadow just steps outside the cabin, and at night, gather around the campfire and listen to stories about the history of Bachelor Gulch told by the resort’s Resident Naturalists.

To secure a reservation at Anderson’s Cabin, as well as learn more about menu offerings, contact Victoria Raeburn in Catering Sales at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch by phone at (970) 343-1028 or by email at victoria.raeburn@ritzcarlton.com.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/bachelor-gulch or follow the resort on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ritzcarltonbachelorgulch and join the conversation using #RCMemories.