When you think of luxury resorts cities like New York and Las Vegas probably come to mind. However, deep in the heart of Colorado ski country is the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, featuring everything you would expect from the top resorts in the world. While skiing is one of the resort's biggest draws, the Gulch is a year-round destination. There is ski-in/ski-out access and the hotel has arranged package deals with top-notch golf courses. Visitors can ski around the quaint villages, hike in the mountains, relax by the fire, or enjoy spa services that will pamper your body and soothe your soul. Most visitors enjoy the mix of wild west charm and Rocky Mountain luxury.
The hotel features 180 guest rooms, 40 suites, and the world renown Ritz-Carlton Suite. The hotel has an exclusive relationship with Red Sky Golf Club, providing guests access to one of Colorado's best-rated courses. It has been named one of Travel & Leisure's World's Best 500 Hotels, and Conde Nast Traveler's World's Best Places to stay. There is more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space and people come from all around to enjoy the luxury and quality of this resort.
Dining is one of the major draws of the resort. There are not too many places in the mid-west where you can find gourmet dining, but here it is, all in one location. The resort features Wolfgang Puck's Spago, the Buffalo Bar, 7, the Mountainside Terrace & Daniel's Bar, Anderson's Cabin, and The Great Room. Spago features "... American cuisine with Asian influences and Rocky Mountain sensibilities.'' They are open for breakfast and dinner during the summer months, and all three daily meals during the ski season. The Buffalo Bar offers afternoon and evening apris ski cocktails and casual dining for lunch and dinner. There is also a nightly marshmallow roast and live entertainment during ski season. 7 is a place for quick snacks between runs and offers indoor and outdoor season. The Mountainside Terrace and Daniel's Bar is a fun hangout for skiers and features light fare, grilled foods, and features pool and mountainside seating.
While skiing may bring many visitors to the Gulch, it is golf that brings others. There are more than a dozen nearby golf courses, one of which offers exclusive access to Ritz-Carlton guests. Allow the Golf Concierge to arrange your tee times, lessons, club rentals, and transportation to and from the courses. The Red Sky club has two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. In addition to golf, other outdoor activities aside from skiing include hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. Plan on enjoying fun river adventures including rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
In addition to the outdoor skiing, golf, outdoor sports, and gourmet dining, this Ritz-Carlton features one of the finest spas in this section of the country. This is a Mobil Four Star rated spa, where they incorporate the environment of the Rocky Mountains into the spa experience. The spa is 21,000 square feet and feature 19 treatment rooms, a salon for manicure and pedicure service, and men's and women's areas with saunas.
For top of the line Colorado luxury, book a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.