Ski, eat, sleep, repeat – this is what you come to Colorado’s Beaver Creek for. And we’ve rounded up the best hotels to make sure that you’re getting the very best of each, bookable on Culture Trip.
Beaver Creek proves that you don’t need a visit to Vail to enjoy the rugged trails and snow-capped mountains of Colorado. This mountain village has all of the outdoor adventure you crave, from ski-in/ski-out hotels to quiet hiking trails. Shopping, dining and entertainment fill the gaps between the creeks and flowers, providing creature comforts amongst wild beauty. Get to know the slopes around Beaver Creek with a night at these great hotels.
After a long drive through the mountains, nothing but a king room at the Eagle River Lodge will do. Featuring a two-person whirlpool in the bathroom and panoramic views of the mountains and town, this regal suite offers supreme comfort. A complimentary breakfast buffet of yogurt, fruit and baked goods will get you up and moving in the morning. Pour a cup of coffee to go and head over to the Beaver Creek’s trails only around 20mi (30km) away.
Turning up to the Poste Montane Lodge, you could easily believe you’d taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way and ended up in the Bavarian Alps. With its white-and-wood exterior, turreted roof and flower boxes, it feels like an oompah band should be playing in the lobby. There are crackling, log-burning fireplaces in the deluxe lodge rooms, an on-site ski rental shop and a short walk to the slopes – which should make up for the band’s absence.
Glide into Vail Valley at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. This ski-in/ski-out hotel is more than just a winter retreat. Your room key grants you access to the Beaver Creek Golf Course and the Beaver Creek Tennis Center in the summer. Don’t want to venture far from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your premium suite? A family game room, tantalizing spa and hot tubs bubbling under a mountain waterfall are yours to enjoy.
It’s impossible to get cabin fever at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. The gourmet in-room coffee, mountain views, balcony and fireplace in your room are cozy enough to tempt even the most avid skiers in from the slopes. A spa with signature Miner’s Mineral Mud Wraps and a year-round heated pool will ease those mogul-induced muscle aches. For non-skiers, there are guided snowshoe hikes, painting classes (with wine) and ‘smores-making.
Looking for some mountainside TLC? The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa has got your back – literally, with deep-tissue massages and treatments using natural remedies originating from the Alps and Himalayas. Treat your taste buds to a holiday, too, with Mexican-influenced flavors at Maya restaurant, and seal the deal with your favorite coffee order at the Starbucks in the lobby. Now that you’re rested and restored, go out and explore everything Avon’s awe-inspiring mountains and rivers have to offer.
You can pack light for your overnight stay at the Inn at Riverwalk. Bikes, snowshoes, sleds and so much more are yours to use during your stay. Lost a mitten or need a pair of warmer socks? Walk right out of your suite and you’ll be in the Riverwalk pedestrian village, filled with charming shops. Local farmers markets will help you fill your mountain-view condo’s refrigerator. Really, all you need to bring is your sense of Colorado adventure.
Vail needs no introduction, and the Highline’s impeccably designed mountain lodge-style rooms will also speak for themselves. Warm loft suites with fireplaces, balconies and full kitchens tempt you to embrace mountain life. No matter how many flurries fall, an in-room massage or dip in the steamy outdoor hot tub will keep you warmed through. Whenever you wish, a private shuttle will take you to Vail Village where you can find solitude on the locals’ favorite quiet trails.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best historic hotels in Colorado, or opt instead for a top spa retreat near Denver. Inspire your itinerary with the must-visit attractions in the Centennial State; don’t miss the most beautiful towns. Grab a table at one of the best restaurants in Denver.
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