The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Nothing feels quite like the corduroy of a first-tracks run at Beaver Creek. And for all its posh properties, no Beaver Creek hotel feels quite as nice as this ski-in/ski-out palace of pampering located mid-mountain at Bachelor Gulch. The Ritz-Carlton's 21,000-square foot spa, with its mixed-sex grottoes and waterfalls (and separated soaking areas, too), gets much attention. But it's the overall feel of this property — inspired by the grand lodges of the National Park System and hewn from lodgepole pines and stone — that won us over. The Bachelor Gulch Express Lift is right out the door and the intuitive ski concierges practically zip you into your bibs for the day before setting you off to explore.