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The Ritz Carlton, Bachelors Gulch, Colorado, USA...
 
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is nestled in a quiet valley at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado. The ski resort offers a 21,000-square-foot spa, ski-in/ski-out convenience and 36 holes of golf in a setting that captures the essence of the American west and is the essence of Colorado mountain luxury.
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Introduction
Accommodation
Dining
Recreation
Spa
Treatments
Golf
The Ritz Kids
Prices

How to book

Introduction

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch exudes authentic Rocky Mountain luxury. The grand lodge style of this Mobil Four-Star/AAA Four-Diamond year-round destination resort offers limitless outdoor activities including unmatched ski-in ski-out access on Beaver Creek Mountain, preferred tee times at the private Red Sky Golf Club and our Loan-a-Lab program which features Bachelor, the resort's resident Labrador Retriever who is available for hikes throughout Bachelor Gulch and is the perfect activity for the entire family.

The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton is the only spa in Colorado to win the coveted Mobil Four-Stars and is a relaxing place to rejuvenate after an active or leisurely day on the mountain.

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Accommodation (click on pictures to enlarge)


Superior Valley View Guest Room

The Ritz-Carlton Suite tub

Mountain Side Suite

The 237-room Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers panoramic views from 90 percent of guestrooms and suites. The room choices include 29 one, two or three bedroom suites, 102 rooms offering private balconies, 77 guestrooms featuring fireplaces, 49 with window seats and four suites offering windows near the bathtub providing views of the surrounding mountains.

Frette linens, plush terry robes and marble bathroom floors are among the special guestroom features.  Guestrooms also include computer and fax hookups, an Internet accessible television and three telephones including one cordless phone.

ROOM TYPES

Mountainside Suite
*Choice of one, two and three bedroom suites
*One king bed
*Additional bedrooms available with two double beds (2nd) and one king bed (3rd)
*Separate living room with stone fireplace
*On the Beaver Creek Mountain side of the resort, with views of the mountainside terrace
*One and a half bathroom with separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors

Valley View Suite
*Choice of one, two and three bedroom suites
*One king bed
*Additional bedrooms available with two double beds (2nd) and one king bed (3rd)
*Separate living room with fireplace
*Panoramic views of the Eagle River Valley and surrounding mountain ranges
*One and a half bathroom with separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors
*"Family Suites" also available with two full bathrooms and a sofa sleeper

Valley View Room
*Choice of one king or two double beds
*Connecting rooms available 
*Partial views of the surrounding mountain ranges
*Rooms may include a balcony or a window seat
*Separate shower and bathtub with marble bathroom floors

Superior Valley View Room
*One king bed
*Views of the Eagle River Valley and surrounding mountain ranges
*All rooms include a fireplace
*Rooms may include a balcony
*Separate shower and bathtub with marble bathroom floors

Deluxe Mountainside Room
*Choice of one king or two double beds
*Connecting rooms available
*On the Beaver Creek Mountain side of the resort, with views of the mountainside terrace
*Rooms may include a balcony, a fireplace, a window seat and/or views up the mountain
*Separate shower and bathtub with marble bathroom floors

CLUB LEVEL
The eighth floor of the resort is reserved for guests of the Club Level. This floor is accessible via elevator key only, and accommodations include guest rooms, suites, The Ritz-Carlton Suite and an exclusive lounge.

The guest rooms, suites and lounge offer panoramic views of the ski area or the surrounding mountain ranges.  Guests receive the highest level of attention and the personal concierge provides exceptional service.

Club Lounge
*Warm atmosphere with a fireplace and comfortable lounging chairs
*Picture windows and balconies provide panoramic views of the Eagle River valley
*Five daily food and beverage presentations
*Full-service Concierge services

CLUB LEVEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Mountainside Club Suite
*Choice of one, two and three bedroom suites
*One king bed.  First adjoining room with 2 double beds.  Second adjoining room with 1 king bed
*Cozy living room includes a stone fireplace
*Scenic views of Beaver Creek Mountain and the Mountainside Terrace
*1 & 1/2 bath with separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors

Valley View Club Suite
*Choice of one, two and three bedroom suites
*One king bed.  First adjoining room with 2 double beds.  Second adjoining room with 1 king bed
*Cozy living room includes a stone fireplace
*Panoramic views of the Eagle River Valley
*1 & 1/2 bath with separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors

Mountainside Club Room
*Choice of 1 king or 2 double beds
*Scenic views of Beaver Creek Mountain and the Mountainside Terrace
*Rooms may include balconies, fireplace or window seat
*Separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors

Valley View Club Room
*Choice of 1 king or 2 double beds
*Panoramic views of the Eagle River Valley
*Rooms may include balconies, fireplace or window seat
*Separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors

The Ritz-Carlton Suite
*One, two or three bedroom
suite
*Master bedroom with 1 king bed.  First adjoining room with 2 double beds.  Second adjoining room with 1 king bed
*Panoramic mountainside and valley views
*Three fireplaces living/dining room, master bedroom and master bath (near bathtub) 
*Separate shower and bathtub and marble bathroom floors
*Master bath features fireplace at the foot of the bathtub and a large picture window near bathtub overlooks the valley below
*Spacious walk-in closet
*Separate dining area
*Large balcony overlooking Mountainside Terrace, chairlift, pool and up Beaver Creek Mountain

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Dining (click on pictures to enlarge)


A rustic library offering a wide selection of cocktails and fly fishing memorabilia.

The Daybreak Deli offers guests a quick option for morning meals to evening snacks.

The Buffalo Bar is a casual location to meet friends for cocktails.

Remington's, featuring gourmet mountain cuisine with a creative, indigenous menu that reflects the flavors of Colorado.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers one restaurant, one deli and three lounges. The restaurants and lounges provide relaxed Colorado luxury. 

The Mountainside Terrace 
Heated terrace for cool days and evenings
Attire is mountain casual skiwear welcome
 
The Daybreak Deli 
Open throughout the day providing guests with a quick option for morning meals to evening snacks.
 
Remington's
Featuring gourmet mountain cuisine with a creative, indigenous menu that reflects the flavors of Colorado.
 
The Great Room 
A three-story wood burning, stone fireplace is the focal point of The Great Room.
Casual is the only way to be with plush, comfortable chairs and couches for relaxation after a busy day in the mountains.
Attire is mountain casual.
 
The Buffalo Bar
This intimate lounge is a casual location to meet friends for cocktails.
Attire is mountain casual ski attire welcome.
 
The Fly Fishing Library 
A rustic library offering a wide selection of cocktails and fly fishing memorabilia.
Attire is mountain casual.

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Recreation (click on pictures to enlarge)

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers year-round activities to satisfy both the active and the adventurous guest.  From serene mountain hikes to climbing the highest mountain in the state, fly fishing in quiet mountain streams to braving the wild rapids, your recreation choices are abundant.  

Winter Activities
Experience the wonder of the Rockies in this ski-in/ski-out resort. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is just steps away from the Bachelor Gulch ski lift that offers a village-to-village ski experience. 

Alpine skiing & Snowboarding.  Whether a beginner or advanced snow rider, Beaver Creek Mountain offers three distinct mountain experiences.  Snowriders can maneuver from Beaver Creek, to Bachelor Gulch and then Arrowhead. 

Nordic cross-country skiing. 
Snowmobiling tours. 
Ice skating
Snowshoeing
Sledding
Ice fishing
Hot air ballooning
Dogsledding
Sleigh rides
Horseback riding
Ice climbing

Outdoor Summer Activities

Loan-a-Lab Program.  The resident Labrador retriever, Bachelor, makes the perfect hiking companion.  Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch can make a reservation with Bachelor Tuesday through Saturday with the resort's Concierge. 

World class golf.   Red Sky Golf Club offers world class golf on two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman.  Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch have the added benefit of preferred tee times.

Tennis.  Guests will enjoy four state-of-the-art, har-tru clay courts that are open from 8 a.m. to dusk each day from mid-June through mid-September.  Ed Jacques, our U.S.P.T.A. Tennis Professional, is available for both tennis lessons and social tennis programs.

Mountain biking.  Whether you prefer paved paths or challenging terrain, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek Mountain and nearby Vail offer a mountain biking experience you will never forget.  Mountain bike rentals are conveniently available within the resort.

Fly fishing.  If you wish to venture out on your own for a serene escape on one of the many nearby rivers or lakes, or take an awesome float on the famed Colorado River, the surrounding Vail Valley offers the perfect backdrop.

Hiking.  Experience the spectacular views and satisfaction of hiking one of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks, or a relaxing hike to Beaver Lake.  The surrounding Vail Valley offers a variety of hikes for all levels.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking.  Drift down the river or experience the thrill of a class IV rapid on one of the many whitewater rafting trips offered in the Vail Valley.

Other fantastic summer activities include:
Tennis
Gondola rides
Jeeping
Hot air ballooning
Music festivals
Ballet festival
Pastry competition

Spa (click on pictures to enlarge)


The Bachelor Gulch Spa relaxation lounge

Our signature rock grotto sets the tone for a soak in a lazy river hot tub.

A massage offered in an extraordinary setting.

Relax in a copper soaking tub at the Bachelor Gulch Spa.

There's a place on the mountain where nature lives indoors.  Where rugged meets relaxed in an extraordinary setting.  Where candlelit caverns inspire an easy slide into serenity.

The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton embodies true Rocky Mountain Luxury - naturally beautiful surroundings capped by personal service and discreet attention.  An extensive menu of fitness, cosmetic and therapeutic services for men and women promises release for the body, peace for the soul.

Here skin prescriptions, touch therapies, natural remedies and water cures fuse in an exceptional approach to innovation and relaxation.  Treatments are offered in a nature-inspired setting, where guests are surrounded by stout wood, polished rock and clear, flowing water. 

A signature rock grotto sets the tone for a soak in a lazy river hot tub.  Fitness rooms feature stunning views up the mountain.  Relaxation lounges inspire a total surrender.

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Treatments

SIGNATURE TREATMENTS

An Apple a Day   
Grown on the high-altitude western slopes of the Rocky Mountains is Colorado's largest fruit crop, apples. The phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" comes true with a crisp, refreshing body prescription that exfoliates, cleanses and nourishes the skin. Streams of massage jets and a cascading waterfall shower enhance the treatment.    

Blue Spruce Sap and Soak
A relaxing hydrotherapy soak in detoxifying mineral salts prepares the body for a warm sap spread made from Colorado blue spruce in a shea butter base. This healing and hydrating sap quickly absorbs into the body while it is wrapped, leaving no sticky residue. Nourishment continues for days.   
 
Roaring Rapids   
A hydrotherapy massage experience similar to that of white water rafting includes an aromatic Rocky Mountain essential oil blend. Powerful multidirectional water jets provide the benefits of a deep tissue massage.   
 
Champagne Powder Wrap   
A warm compound of raw sugar, wild honey and milk mixed with a tincture of Rocky Mountain plants and herbs is gently massaged onto the body before it is wrapped in a cocoon of warm sheets to soak tired muscles and limbs. After the wrap, an application of rich lotion with a faint sparkle leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and well nourished.   
 
Fun-in-the-Mud   
Heated mud and root extracts are poured on the body in celebration of the unusual time called "Mud Season" between skiing and hiking. Mineral-rich mud offers medicinal benefits and gently exfoliates the skin while increasing elasticity and smoothness. This skin softening treatment ends with a body butter application.   
 
Back Country Bathing Ritual   
A smooth compound of milk, honey, beeswax, sugar and essential oils to seal in moisture and protect the skin is applied, then the body is submerged in a foaming mud of mineral rich clay and spirulina. This strong detoxifying bath pulls out the bad and leaves in the good. A moisturizing body lotion further hydrates the skin.   
 
Boot and Glove Relief   
A raw mineral salt compound with essential oils fizzes and tingles when applied to the feet, while a gentle callous reducer removes rough, dry and hard skin. A soothing hydro soak is next, followed by a stimulating balm application from the knees to the toes. The feet are gently wrapped with steaming towels to further hydrate and soften the skin. Meanwhile, the hands have been resting in a soothing and nourishing cast. A moisturizing application completes this needed recovery.   
 
Altitude Adjustment   
A therapeutic massage using deep tissue and Swedish techniques to relieve the stresses and strains related to travel and change of environment. Essential oils of apple, lavender, peach and pine assist in nourishing the skin, easing aches and pains, and calming the soul.   
 
X-Stream Sports Mineral Wrap   
A powerful body balm of essential oils heats and cools the muscles to help reduce aches and pains while releasing built-up lactic acids and toxins hiding deep in the tissue. Heated wraps soaked in a mineral tincture of salt, juniper, blue cypress, pine and cedar wood stimulate drainage of the lymphatic system. Streams of massage jets and a cascading waterfall shower rinse and cleanse the body.   
 
SPA SERVICES

The Ritz-Carlton Bridge   
A deluxe two day package for the bride and special ladies in her bridal party. Pre-Wedding Renewal Champagne Powder Wrap for soft, supple and sparkling skin Altitude Adjustment Massage for relaxation Organic Glow Manicure and Pedicure for picture perect hands and toes Wedding Day Preparation Hair-style of chose: up do or blow dry Make-up application for a naturally beautiful face   
 
Organic Skin Food   
Certified organic skin food cultivates the body and nourishes new skin cells using organic essential oils, vitamins A, C, D and E, and micro fine salt particles from the Dead Sea. These unique scrubs leave skin with a healthy glow and smooth touch. 

Aloe Relief   
A hydrating treatment to help repair the skin and reduce swelling while minimizing the effects of overexposure to the sun and environment that come with high altitude living. This soothing wrap is followed by a cool body spritz and an application of SPF 15 moisturizing cream.   
 
Douglas Fir Remedy   
This woodsy and sweet aromatic treatment begins with a gentle fir needle creamy cleanser followed by a cascade waterfall shower. A light fir needle gommage exfoliates the skin before a body spritz and a warm hydrating oil application complete this soothing, detoxifying and mineralizing remedy.   
 
Alpine Berry Body Polish and Soak   
Native berries, pine and wild honey join to create a warm body polish to smooth skin and replenish hydrating fluids stripped away by Mother Nature. A wild flower milk bath waits to soften and clear the skin of uneven textures and color.    
 
Rainbow Bath Therapy   
Powerful essential oils and non-cultivated, untreated salts extracted from western red sandstone cliffs, once part of an ancient sea bed, recreate spring thermals and underground grottos revered for their soothing and rejuvenating virtues.   
 
Summer Soak   
This refreshing herbal bath fizz in a copper soaking tub detoxifies and hydrates the body. Cool compresses are kept at the fingertips.    
 
Paraffin Hand or Foot Treatment   
A nourishing peach scented paraffin softens and hydrates dry hands and feet. The perfect enhancement to a manicure or pedicure.   
 
Bachelors Only Hand and Foot Grooming   
Designed for the man who just needs to clip, shape and buff up the appearance and feel of nails, hands and feet.
 
Organic Glow Manicure    
Certified organic ingrediants, essential oils and vitamins A, C, D and E are combined with micro fine salt particles fromthe Dead Sea to create unique scrubs that leave skin smooth with a healthy glow. Nail shaping, buffing and polish are included. Energizing - Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood and cloveSpiritual Awakening - Pine needle, rosemary and cypressTension Release - Birch, juniper, rosemary thyme and vetiver 

Four Hands Massage   
Four hands are better than two in this pampering, full-body Swedish massage performed by two therapists in unison to bring ultimate relaxation.   
 
Reflexology   
The ancient therapy of pressure point massage concentrates on the meridian lines found in the hands and feet that correlate directly with parts of the body and internal organs.   
 
Seasonal Sports Massage   
A therapeutic massage performed pre- or post-sport or fitness activity to reduce the chance of injury. A variety of techniques focuses on muscles relevant to specific needs (ideal for skiers, hikers, golfers or cyclists) to relieve muscle tension and improve range of motion.   
 
The Refresher Facial   
Perfect for the first time Spa guest or before returning home, this 30-minute "refresher" includes a cleansing, light facial massage and hydrating mask to leave skin toned, nourished and relaxed.   
 
Nature's Refiner Facial   
Proteins from Mother Nature's gifts of soy, wheat and oats work together to strengthen tissue and slow the natural loss of elasticity that comes with age and weather damage. Nature's ingredients work hard to nourish and hydrate the skin.   
 
Give Me Oxygen   
An advanced regenerating facial that breathes new life into all skin types. Oxygen to the epidermis helps reduce the effects of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving the skin healthy and younger looking.   
 
Collagen Rich Facial Treatment   
Coenzyme Q-10 and a deep penetrating collagen mask improve the skin's healthy glow and elasticity, and reduce lines in the upper layers of the epidermis.   
 
Spa Fresh Pedicure   

Spa Fresh Manicure   

Mother-to-Be Massage   
A light, gentle massage designed for the mother-to-be focuses on relieving lower back discomfort, water retention, sciatica and fatigue.   
 
River Stones Therapy   
The healing powers of indigenous essential oils and heated river stones from the Rocky Mountains encourage a welcome surrender. Stress and tension melt away and the mind is cleared.   
 
Close To You Massage   
A Swedish massage enjoyed side-by-side with a spouse or special someone in the Couples Treatment Suite.   
 
Champagne Therapy   
Experience luxury at its finest with a facial care treatment utilizing champagne grape yeast extracts to nourish the skin and stimulate the metabolism in the face, neck and decollete. Botanical herbs maintain moisture balance and leave skin radiant and rejuvenated.   
 
Mountain Man's Sage Facial   
Ideal for outdoorsmen and the health-conscious concerned about the skin's appearance. The healing qualities of sage help soothe razor burn, ease outdoor influences and irritations, and provide protection from free radicals, high altitude and dryness.   
 
8,100-Foot Altitude Facial   
A nutrient-rich hydrating treatment appropriate for al skin types. Plant extracts combine to create a reparative process that cools, calms and hydrates overexposed skin.   
 
Bachelor Gulch Signature Facial   
Designed especially for the distinguished Ritz-Carlton guest, this treatment cleanses and exfoliates, leaving the skin nourished and renewed.   
 
WELLNESS SERVICES

Fitness Classes   
The fitness center offers a wide variety of services for guests including personal training, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Piyo, which is a combination of yoga and mat pilates, as well as guided snowshoe treks and fitness evaluations. 

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Golf

Resort guests will have preferred tee times at the new Red Sky Golf Club, located 10 miles west of Bachelor Gulch.  Red Sky Golf Club is situated on a mountain plateau with play through two distinct ecosystems - a high mountain desert and groves of Aspen trees. 

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will enjoy preferred tee times on one of the Red Sky Golf Club courses each day (expected to rotate every other day).

The Red Sky Golf Club offers two championship golf courses designed by two of the top designers in the world, Greg Norman and Tom Fazio.  These courses are visually separated by Bellyache Ridge, a wildlife corridor, and offer dramatic views of Castle Peak and Game Creek Bowl.of Vail.

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton will enjoy the 13,000 square foot Guest Clubhouse, located on the Fazio course, and have access to the internationally recognized Chuck Cook Golf Academy.  A full service pro shop, world class dining, male and female locker rooms, a driving range, par 3 practice holes, a snack grill and great service await all guests for a truly memorable experience.

Tom Fazio Course:
*7,140-yard (Par 72)
*2003 Opening Date - May 1st (weather permitting)

Greg Norman Course:
7,450-yard (Par 72)
2003 Opening Date - June 29th (new course)

Guest Clubhouse:
*Restaurant and "Over the Hill Grill" (at the turn) open for lunch daily
*Full service pro shop 
*Internationally recognized Chuck Cook Golf Academy
*Guest driving range and practice facilities
*Ability to bill all charges back to your guestroom folio

Course Policies:
*Red Sky is a spikeless facility.  All golfers must have their own set of clubs.  Players may not bring their own alcoholic beverages on premises.  Red Sky is not held responsible for any items stored by members or guests at the club facilities.  There is a lightning detection system for your benefit.
*Locker room services are available for all resort guests and day lockers can be checked out on a first come, first served basis. 
*Appropriate attire is required at all times while on the golf course.
*Men -   Short shorts, cut-offs, bib overalls, denim, sleeveless shirts and t-shirts are not appropriate.  Tucked-in collared shirts are required. 
*Women - shorts or skirts are to be of the appropriate length.  Collars are not required, however, halter, and midriff shirts or short shorts are not permitted.

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The Ritz Kids

Younger guests visiting The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and The Ritz-Carlton Club, can enjoy special activities designed just for them at The Ritz Kids program.

To ensure children enjoy their Rocky Mountain vacation as much as their parents, The Ritz Kids program offers fun and creative activities for children ages five through twelve, on a full or half day basis.

Activities include:
*Nature hikes
*Swimming and pool games
*Arts & Crafts
*Field trips to local parks and playgrounds
*Marshmallow roasting
*Visits from Bachelor the Dog
*Younger guests visiting The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and The Ritz-Carlton Club, can enjoy special activities designed just for them at The Ritz Kids program.

To ensure children enjoy their Rocky Mountain vacation as much as their parents, The Ritz Kids program offers fun and creative activities for children ages five through twelve, on a full or half day basis.

Activities include:
*Nature hikes
*Swimming and pool games
*Arts & Crafts
*Field trips to local parks and playgrounds
*Marshmallow roasting
*Visits from Bachelor the Dog
*The "Kids Night Out" program allows the children to get away for a night of fun, offering the parents an opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner in Remington's or relax in the Bachelor Gulch Spa.

Reservations are required for Ritz Kids.  Activities, hours of operation and pricing are subject to change.

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Prices

PRICES () PER PERSON FOR VALLEY VIEW ROOM, NO MEALS
DEPART*
 
  *22 Nov-23 Dec   *24 Dec-3 Jan   4 Jan-30 Jan   31 Jan-27 Mar
 
7 nights   1345   2005   1525   1825
Extra night   127   221   153   195
 
Supplements
per person per night
  *22 Nov-23 Dec   *24 Dec-3 Jan   4 Jan-30 Jan   31 Jan-27 Mar
 
                 
Superior Valley View   26   26   26   26
Deluxe Mountainside   43   43   60   60
 

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