A Rocky Mountain Adventure

Experiences

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Colorado's Vail Valley is an adventurer’s dream, boasting world-class skiing, hiking, biking, golf courses, and snowmobiling in both Vail and nearby Beaver Creek. At The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, visitors find themselves surrounded by natural beauty in a place where the easy pace of mountain living. The resort also specializes in families, with programs including Ritz Kids, ski lessons and in-room camping. Guests can indulge at the hotel's Beaver Creek spa after outdoor activities.

On-Site Outlets
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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bachelor Gulch resort features 19 treatment rooms, a luxurious manicure/pedicure salon, saunas, steam rooms, hot and cold plunge pools; and co-ed grotto.

Phone:   +1 970-343-1138
Everyday:
9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Appointment required
Spa Menu
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The Fitness Center

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Complimentary
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Swimming

Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun : 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

Whirlpool

Alpine Adventure

Skiing in Beaver Creek

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is located only steps away from 2,082 acres of world class terrain on Beaver Creek Mountain. Whether you are a first timer or an expert on the slopes, Beaver Creek Mountain has something to offer for every type of adventurer.

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Winter Weather

Daytime: Average 45 degrees
Nighttime: Below 30 degrees
Average Days of Sunshine: 300
Average Annual Snowfall: 310 inches

 

Winter Activities

With an array of bespoke offerings available at the resort for skiers and non-skiers alike, from snowshoe hikes with the resort’s naturalist guide, to evenings around the firepit with s’mores and curated dining experiences, guests can delight in a day of winter pleasure followed by elevated après experiences.

Fly Fishing

Even during the winter months, fly fishing remains a popular sport in the Vail Valley. Cast your line in the cascading waters of the Rocky Mountain rivers, rich with life, alongside the dedicated help of skilled anglers.

Concert and Performance Series

The Vail Valley has an incredible year-round lineup of talented acts. Enjoy intimate concerts at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek and unforgettable performances on the slopes or in Vail Village. From  top-notch comedians to famous musicians, the Vail Valley offers a little something for everyone. 

The Holidays

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch sets the stage for a festive season with a cheerful ambiance and a cherished tradition. Our resort features special programming for guests of all ages including daily activities, a visit from Santa, s’mores galore, and more.

Transportation

Complimentary transportation to Beaver Creek Village is available through the Village Connect app. We can also assist in arranging private transportation between the Denver International Airport or Eagle County Regional Airport or around the Vail Valley.

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Plan Your Trip

Beaver Creek, Colorado is a year-round destination where guests can fill their day with activities or nothing at all. Packing depends on when you’re visiting and what’s on your agenda. Here are some tips on what to pack, what to reserve, and what to do.

Summer Activities

You may come for the winter, but you will stay for the summer. Bachelor Gulch offers pleasant daytime temperatures and cool evenings suited for fireside s’mores, with easy access to hiking, biking and so much more.

Summer Activities
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Fly Fishing

Try your hand at fly fishing on one of our beatuiful mountain-fed rivers and streams, or crystal clear alpine lakes.

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Hiking

The Vail Valley offers extensive hiking for all ages and abilities. The White River National Forest is located in our backyard and offers an endless amount of trail systems. There are a number of nearby 14,000 foot peaks, known as "fourteeners," for expert hikers to explore.

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Biking

Enjoy easy access to mountain, road and cruise biking during the summer and fall seasons. Purchase a lift ticket to access most of Beaver Creek Mountain's terrain with the convenience of a chairlift, cruise along the Riverwalk in Avon or the Gore Creek path in Vail, or embark on the traverse across the breathtaking Vail Pass.

Transportation

Many transportation options are available to our guests. We offer private and group transportation recommendations in and out of both Eagle and Denver airports. Once you are in the Vail Valley we can assist you with around-the-town transfers or day rentals. Please contact us for more information. 

Shopping 

Steeped in Western tradition and culture, the Vail Valley welcomes all visitors seeking to experience small-town charm. Historic treasures, antiques, art, clothing and unique, hand-curated collections are yours to discover.

Adventure Ridge 

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Vail, Adventure Ridge has thrilling activities for all ages with the best view in town! Ride the gondola up to enjoy activities like tubing, disc golf, zip lining and climbing, or just take in the wonderful scenery over lunch

Train Rides 

Colorado features unique historic train rides. Both the Georgetown Loop Railroad and The Leadville & Southern Colorado Train an hour away and offer scenic rides through the mountain while offering incredible photo opportunities. 

Whitewater Rafting 

The ‘can’t miss’ excursion in Colorado is definitely whitewater rafting. Ride the river while enjoying the High Country’s gorgeous scenery from an entirely new perspective. There are a number of tours available in the area for all ages and ability types. 

Bowling 

If you are looking for a state of the art bowling alley, look no further than Bol in Vail Village. Enjoy a swanky dining area and a private bowling lane for your friends and family. Lanes are available for reservations by the hour. 

Farmers Market 

Vail and Minturn both host Famers Markets on summer weekends, offering plenty of vendors with local arts & crafts, clothing, food, and other goods.

Tennis 

Tennis aficionados and novices can improve their technique on state-of-the-art clay courts located in the heart of Bachelor Gulch. Guests are able to arrange private lessons and reserve courts.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is rapidly becoming the most popular sport in the Vail Valley. Tours are available down the Colorado River for all abilities.

Zip lining  

For thrill seekers looking for an eagle eye view of the mountains, zip lining is the perfect excursion. Tours available daily for guests ages 6 and up. 

Horseback Riding 

Saddle up and enjoy one of the many horseback riding excursions available to you in the Vail Valley. There's no better way to experience the Vail Valley's wooded trails and high mountain desert terrain than on horseback. Riders must be 7 years of age or older; pony rides are available for younger children. 

Jeep Tours 

Four-wheel Jeep adventures provide another opportunity to explore the high Rockies. Enjoy incredible views with spectacular chances to see Colorado's native wildlife such as the Rocky Mountain Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear and more. 

ATV and Maverick Tours 

For those looking to drive their own vehicles on mountain trails, ATV and 4 X 4 Maverick Tours are available. Take the wheel and drive one of these machines through high alpine fields and wooded trails. Trips range from 1 hour to a full day. ATV's are also available for rent by the hour to take out and explore on your own.

Rock Climbing  

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are home to some of the best rock climbing in the country. Private guided trips are available for all ability levels and range from 4 hours to overnight. If the backcountry sounds a little too daunting for you, there are many climbing walls in the area, including at Adventure Ridge in Vail.

Hot Air Ballooning 

Soar into the sky to experience a bird's eye view of the majestic Rockies. Hot air balloon tours are a unique way to see the Vail Valley with your friends and family. Tours leave very early in the morning and typically last 1 - 2 hours.

Dining 

The Vail Valley has a wide array of restaurants for all occasions. Enjoy fine dining, casual cuisine, and amazing après experiences. Vail, Minturn, Edwards, and Beaver Creek truly offer a diversity of dining outlets.

Concert and Performance Series 

Enjoy intimate concerts at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek and unforgettable performances at the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre. From world class ballet companies to famous symphonies and your favorite popular music acts, the area's venues have something for everyone.  

Golf in Vail Valley

Recently named Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 “Top Western U.S. Golf Resort,” The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers the game's enthusiasts privileged access to the finest Vail Valley and Beaver Creek golf courses. The Red Sky Golf Club boasts two courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman, both ranked in GOLF Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play." Other nearby courses include Beaver Creek Golf Course, Eagle-Vail Golf Club, and Vail Golf Club.

Ritz Kids®

A Kid’s Dream Destination

Beaver Creek is a kid’s dream destination: an in-room camping experience with special treats, swim lessons to beat the summer heat, a school designed for young skiers, hikes amid the fresh mountain air and activities to learn more about the area and its history. Through the hotel’s Ritz Kids program, guests ages 5 to 12 will leave with new friends and fond memories.

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