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With Guided Hikes, Wildflower-Infused Spa Experiences and More, the Luxury Mountain Resort Connects Guests with Colorado’s Stunning Surroundings

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – May 31, 2016 – Drawing inspiration from its awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain backdrop, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch proudly presents its Summer Wildflower Program – a nod to Colorado’s abundance of wildflowers found just steps outside of the resort. Starting June 18, the resort-wide program offers guests a unique way to experience Colorado’s natural wonders. From daily nature hikes led by the resort’s Resident Naturalists, to wildflower-infused spa treatments, to specialty floral cocktails, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch provides an immersive summer escape for every type of traveler.

Naturalist Activities
Led by the resort’s expert Resident Naturalists, guests can learn about and explore the picturesque scenery that surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. From Daily Group Hikes through the surrounding White River National Forest, to Mountainside Bird Watching, to Fire Building and S’mores, guests can actively relish in all the beauty and adventure Colorado has to offer. Additional highlights include:

  • Whiskey and Woodburning – Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip by using a wood burning tool to etch a unique design into your choice of a wooden cheese board or coaster set. Offered Friday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. $25 per person; includes signature whiskey drink
  • Paint and Pour – Let the majestic Rockies inspire you as you spend the afternoon sipping wine and painting a rustic masterpiece by following step-by-step instructions. Offered Saturday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. $25 per person; includes glass of wine

Guests wishing for a private activity can select from a range of experiences, such as Canine Adventure Hikes with Bachelor or Belle (the resort’s resident canines); Sunset Strolls including stargazing and Native American legends along the way; Village-to-Village Hikes to Beaver Creek Village; and Perfectly Paired Picnics featuring scenic wildflower hikes to a secluded spot, followed by a gourmet lunch with sparkling water, wine/bubbly or Colorado microbrews.

Well-mannered pets are welcome at all nature programs. More information and reservations may be acquired by contacting Recreation Supervisor Jackie Elder at or by contacting the Bachelor Gulch Spa at (970) 343-1138.

Wildflower-Infused Spa Treatments

  • Scenic Serenity – Be fully immersed in the beauty of the Colorado wildflower season. Explore vast meadows and winding trails with vibrant colors on a private 90-minute guided hike with an expert Resort Naturalist. Then, retreat back to the Bachelor Gulch Spa for a 90-minute signature massage infused with a choice of a wildflower essential oil, each containing natural restorative benefits. $295 per guest (two guest minimum)
  • Bachelor Gulch Spa Signature Scrub – Let the refreshing power of the resort’s antioxidant-rich blueberry sugar scrub reveal youthful, more radiant skin with a full body exfoliation. Next, enjoy a detoxifying hydration body wrap and refreshing Vichy shower. A warm Tahitian vanilla massage completes the invigorating experience. $215 per guest; 75 minutes
  • Après Sun Facial – This revitalizing treatment is essential for active and adventurous guests. Wind burned, sun damaged or dry skin and lips will be transformed with products made for Colorado’s unique climate. Skilled estheticians will repair and replenish skin, leaving it with a healthy, hydrated glow. $155 per guest; 45 minutes

Wildflower-Inspired Cocktails
Guests can enjoy the beauty of Colorado wildflower season in cocktail form with a trio of handcrafted floral cocktails, offered exclusively during summer months in Buffalos. Sample cocktails include a Lavender Cucumber Spritz (lavender, cucumber, lemon, Woody Creek gin, seltzer); Blossoming Bouquet (Ketel One Citroen, white wine, orange blossom water, lemon juice, simple syrup); and Rhubarb Bellini (Moët & Chandon Champagne, St. Germaine elderflower liquor, rhubarb syrup).

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
The grand lodge architectural style of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch exudes authentic Rocky Mountain luxury and captures the essence of the surrounding national forest. Consistently recognized as one of North America’s top hotels and Colorado’s premier luxury ski resort, the year-round destination resort offers limitless outdoor adventure, world-class amenities, and an array of sophisticated dining options, including the exclusive Bachelors Lounge – the Vail Valley’s only cigar lounge. The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. The soothing Forbes Four-Star, 21,000 square-foot spa and fitness center features 19 treatment rooms, a co-ed rock-lined grotto, an integrated wellness program, and both Pilates and yoga studios.