Accommodation in Beaver Creek
The emphasis at Beaver Creek is on upscale hotels and condominiums, and the prices reflect that. Beaver Creek has three separate villages, while nearby Riverfront in Avon (accessible by free shuttle bus) has a new gondola for easy access to the slopes from numerous lodging properties.
The Pines Lodge (photo credit: Vail Resorts)
Beaver Creek resort comprises three separate villages. The main Beaver Creek village is located at the base of the Centennial chair. Towards the looker’s right side of the mountain is Bachelor Gulch Village, anchored by the massive and impressive Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Beyond that is the older, mainly condominium-focused Arrowhead Village.
Clustered around the main village, guests will find numerous, high-end lodging properties that come with a similarly high-end price tag. For more economical places to rent try Edwards and Avon within six miles (10 km) of the Beaver Creek ski area, or even Vail, 10 miles (16 km) away.
The Pines Lodge
Set among the pine and aspen trees, with incredible views of the mountain and surrounding peaks, the ski-in Pines Lodge hotel is located a short walk or traverse to the Borders-Pines-Chateau ski trail. The Pines Lodge provides first-class accommodation and service that are the hallmark of a Rock Resorts property. Guest rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art iPod radios, high-speed internet, Wi-Fi internet, plasma televisions, refrigerators and more. Wellness facilities include a fitness center, weight room, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi and a wonderful steam room. The Pines Lodge also houses the award winning Grouse Mountain Grill restaurant. Hotel guests can take advantage of a terrific breakfast buffet each morning in the restaurant area adjacent to the cozy lobby (where fresh cookies, juice, coffees and teas are replenished throughout the day). The Pines Lodge also has a Beaver Creek Sports Ski Rental and Snowboard Shop on-site.
Park Hyatt Resort & Spa
Located in the Beaver Creek Village as a ski-in, ski-out property, the Park Hyatt & Spa Hotel has 190 rooms including 14 executive king and seven suites up to 960 square feet. Most rooms at the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa have private balconies overlooking the Vail Valley. The outdoor pool and whirlpools, fire pit and nearby ice rink are the perfect places to wind down after a day on the slopes or you can enjoy a delicious cocktail in the Park Hyatt’s lobby, Antler Hall, with spacious windows overlooking the mountain. The pedestrian village nearby includes a choice of many fine restaurants as well as good dining options in the Park Hyatt Resort itself.
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is one of the finest ski hotels in the world. The hotel was designed to resemble a great lodge of the Pacific Northwest. Rough-hewn wood beams complement exquisite stone fireplaces in grand, lofted open spaces. With a dedicated ski lift, the Bachelor Gulch Express #16, guests can easily be transported from a world-class resort hotel to the world-class slopes of Beaver Creek. No expense has been spared and no detail overlooked for guests and visitors to the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. With 140 rooms, and 40 suites, each room has been expertly fitted with the finest amenities. Almost all rooms offer mountain views or a view of the valley, many rooms have fireplaces and private balconies. Before, during, and after your visit, the Guest Relations team will coordinate every detail, logistic, and need. Travel & Leisure recognized it as one of the “World Best 500 Hotels” in 2011 and Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Places to Stay: 2011 Gold List.” The Mountainside Terrace & Daniel’s Bar is another place to lounge after a long day on the slopes with light snacks, cocktails and Colorado specialties.
St. James Place
Conveniently located just 200 yards from the slopes, St James Place offers a fantastic mix between mountain accessibility, village convenience and high quality accommodation at a great price. The property features hotel rooms, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums and has a wide variety of onsite facilities including an indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, exercise room, steam room and sauna.