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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Randi Redmon
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Why We Love It

  • The grand hotel's decor is a mix of rugged mountain and refined luxury
  • This AAA 4-Diamond resort is known for stellar service and luxurious amenities
  • Unwind in the Forbes Travel Guide 4-star spa, relax in the outdoor pool or take part in white-water rafting, mountain biking or hiking
  • Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain -- ski right off the slopes to the slopeside bar and grill to eat and drink around fire pits

"This resort captures the spirit of the Old West while incorporating polished style" -- Forbes Travel Guide
94%
Enjoyed This
(83 Member Ratings)
"Customer Service! Everybody at the Ritz-Carlton was extremely friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. From poolside drinks, to making sure we knew about certain events happening at the hotel, everyone made sure we were taken care of."
Brian
Jun 25, 2018
St. Louis, MO, USA

Map & Directions

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is 28 miles from Eagle County Airport and is approximately a $74 taxi ride each way. It's also 132 miles from Denver International Airport, which is about 2 hours and 20 minutes by car. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, the AAA 4-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch resort offers year-round luxury. Set among beautiful yet rustic surroundings, the property is known for its plethora of outdoor activities and top-notch service that makes guests feel at home. The resort is a grand lodge-like building set within the mountain. Guests are greeted at the main entrance by the hotel's St. Bernard, Bachelor.

The resort offers ski-in, ski-out access allowing skiers to glide right off the mountain to the slopeside Daniel's Bar & Grill with an outdoor space with fire pits, live music and barbecues. An in-house ski outfitter can provide clothes, a ski concierge gets equipment ready for guests, and a nanny takes care of kids who are enrolled in ski school so their parents can hit the slopes. Take in the stunning scenery while golfing, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding or white-water rafting (fees apply) during warmer months. Families can make s'mores around an outdoor fire pit and take part in yard games together. 

Guest rooms feature feather-top beds and marble bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and separate rain showers. Many offer panoramic views of the mountains or valley, and some have a balcony or fireplace. They all have upscale decor and modern furnishing with a western theme giving the rooms a rustic yet luxurious feel. Club-level rooms have private balconies and fireplaces and grant guests access to the eighth-floor lounge with a variety of enticing beverages and small bites throughout the day.

Pamper yourself at the Forbes Travel Guide 4-star spa, and dine at three restaurants including Buffalos, a family-oriented casual spot with a warm and cozy atmosphere to share a meal and watch sports with a regional craft beer. There's also a year-round outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and a full Ritz Kids program. Beaver Creek Village is just a 10-minute shuttle away, and Vail Village is 20 minutes away for dining, nightlife, shopping and more.

From the press:
  • "The stone-and-timber resort crowns Beaver Creek Mountain above the bustle of Vail Valley like one of King Ludwig's Bavarian castles. Inside this imposing hotel are amenities fit for a queen or king: panoramic views from most rooms, stone fireplaces in more than a third, and high, plush beds in all" -- Fodor's
  • "It dominates the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, creating a postcard-pretty image as skiers schuss down the corduroy Cabin Fever trail to it, where ski valets stand at the ready" -- Travel + Leisure

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $50 inclusive of tax, per night.

Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged a cleaning fee of $125 + tax for the first three nights, and a fee of $25 + tax per night, thereafter.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A Resort Fee of $34.61(Tax inclusive) is waived for the Travelzoo Deal.
Effective June 1, increases to $51.91 (Tax inclusive) is effective June 1 and is also waived for the deal.
Inclusions:

  • Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and public areas
  • Local and toll-free phone calls
  • Use of the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, group fitness classes, swimming pool and whirlpools
  • Access to The Bachelor Gulch Spa sauna, steam rooms and wet therapies
  • Game Room featuring coin-free arcade games, ping pong, foosball and more
  • Shuttle Transportation services to and from Beaver Creek Village with transfer service available to Arrowhead Village
  • Point-to-point transportation to and from Avon (subject to driver availability)
  • Preferred tee times at Red Sky Ranch Golf Club
  • On-site recreation, including bocce ball, badminton, horseshoes and more
  • Evening marshmallows at the Fire Pit
  • Family nature activities provided by Hotel Naturalist
  • In-room two bottles of water, refreshed daily
  • In-room hot beverage program: teas and coffee
  • Twice daily housekeeping Service
  • Daily newspaper
Please note this fee is added to your nightly rate; the total of your stay includes the nightly rate, the resort fee and taxes on each and is displayed on the booking page.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

94%
Enjoyed This
(83 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Avon (CO) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Customer Service! Everybody at the Ritz-Carlton was extremely friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. From poolside drinks, to making sure we knew about certain events happening at the hotel, everyone made sure we were taken care of.
Other Comments
A few examples of how amazing the staff at the hotel were: I decided at the last minute to play golf at Red Sky. Obviously I knew most things could be covered by the pro shop except for golf shoes. I thought I was out of luck when Fernando heard me talking at the front desk, immediately asked what size I wore, and went to his car and let me borrow his own golf shoes. Or my wife really enjoyed a certain drink by the pool. One night we were in the lobby and she asked for it, and after a moment's hesitation (since they didn't have it in the lobby), he went out to the pool and had them make it for her. It's small things like that which made the trip and makes me want to stay at the Ritz-Carlton again.
Brian Jun 25, 2018 St. Louis, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location. Attentive staff. Loved the spa grotto cycle and co-ed grotto.
Dinah Jun 14, 2018 Merced, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The common areas and the entertainment.
donald May 29, 2018 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Style
Bryan Jun 08, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service
Other Comments
This was the slow season so some things were not available.
Alyce Jun 11, 2018 Lubbock, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amenities were nice but not stuffy. Staff and fellow travelers were friendly and kind.
Holley Jun 08, 2018 Highland Village, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The team the Ritz-Carlton hires continues to be superb. Our bellman, Willie, grated us warmly, and graciously offered to help us with anything we needed. Our dinner service in the Great Room was lovely, as our sweet server was very attentive keeping us updated on our order, as the kitchen was busy. She did not need to do that, as we were not rushed, and just enjoying listening to the live music, but it was appreciated. Finally, upon checkout, my husband told reception about the climate control problem in our room, and how I was unable to sleep, subsequently keeping him up most of the night as well. We did not ask for, or expect any compensation, only to make them aware that this may be a problem for guests as temperatures climb entering into the summer months. However, she apologized for our discomfort, and credited us $75 to our final bill. Although we could not get back our night of lost sleep, this was a considerate gesture, and much appreciated. We love the Ritz-Carlton creedo of “Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & Gentlemen”, and believe the Ritz team certainly still embodies that.
Other Comments
My Marriott Rewards number was not attached to my Travel Zoo reservation, so none of my preferences (higher floor, extra towels etc) were known at the time of check-in. I cannot assume that because the front desk specialist saw a “Travel Zoo Special” Reservation, she automatically placed us in a less desirable room, but it definitely was. We were put on the second floor, 2 floors below the main lobby level, which I believe may be the lowest floor of guest rooms. I did not expect to be upgraded, as my Gold Status recently dropped off, but this floor was hot, dark, and felt like a cave. From the beginning, it felt like we were in the bottom of a ship. Since my husband and I had been apart traveling for work, we planned this last minute as a romantic weekend away together to reconnect. Our first room 218, was disappointing, as it looked directly at the asphalt road leading up to the main entrance. We were set back behind tall pine trees, with no view of the hills or the valley, and strangely, there was a dirty plastic grocery bag hanging in the tree directly out the window. I imagine this was trash that fell down from a guest room above. I understand that this is the off season, but this is the Ritz-Carlton, and in my experience at other properties, this room would only be used if the hotel was almost sold out. I don’t know the occupancy for the weekend, but it was definitely not even close to full capacity, as the main restaurant was closed, and we didn’t see anyone else on our floor for the entire time we were there. The front desk agent was kind enough to move us to another room, 223, that had a fireplace, however, this floor was so warm already, that using the fireplace was impossible. I woke up sweating several times to turn down the AC even more, so finally at 2:30 am, when even lowering to 63 degrees was not cooling the room, I called to request a fan. The engineer was apologetic and explained that the machinery running the hotel is located right below our level, so it is hard to keep cool. He turned our thermostat down to 45 degrees, but the room never cooled down enough for me to fall back asleep. The fan helped circulate the air, but it just wasn’t enough. In addition as a side sleeper, unfortunately, our mattress was much too firm, and oddly, the bed skirt was filthy. Also, there was no turn down service. Perhaps it is now something the guest must call to request? Instead we checked into our room around 3pm with the bed already turned down, and the decorative pillow absent. I do not have to have turn down service everywhere I stay, but it is a special luxury, guests come to expect when staying at a Ritz-Carlton. Who doesn’t love returning to their room after dinner to find it refreshed and prepared for relaxation. I have never had these issues with the other Ritz properties we have stayed at, specifically Half Moon Bay & Laguna Niguel were dreams. I can only think that this property had not yet had a chance to rejuvenate after the end of ski season a month earlier.
Ruth May 14, 2018 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hiking
Other Comments
Wonderful service; beautiful place.
Elisabeth May 28, 2018 Gatesville, TX, USA
Other Comments
Needs a refreshing after the Winter hoardes trek through
Gary May 27, 2018 Longmont, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ambience and service.
Ranelle May 22, 2018 Boulder, CO, USA

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