The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

0130 Daybreak Ridge | Avon, CO 81620 [See Map]
#2 in Best Vail Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 486 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 180 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) Mountain(s)
Style Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

This massive Ritz-Carlton resort near the Beaver Creek Ski Resort looks as though it's bursting from the mountainside. Guests love the traditional ski chalet feel, from the exposed wood beams and stone walls of the lobby to the cozy fireplaces found in many of the guest rooms. For skiers, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch features an in-house ski and snowboard outfitter and a ski concierge, and the $50 resort fee covers access to snowshoeing equipment, as well as high-speed Internet access, shuttle transportation to Beaver Creek Village and access to the resort fitness center and sauna, among other services. If the slopes aren't calling your name, spend a day rejuvenating at the 21,000-square-foot Bachelor Gulch Spa while your children participate in one of the resort's kids programs. Then, regroup for dinner; visitors say that the cuisine at Spago (owned by famed chef Wolfgang Puck) lives up to its reputation. And for a more casual atmosphere, guests recommend Buffalos.

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Critic Reviews


“A stunning structure modeled after the grand national park lodges, the rock-and-log 'parkitechture' exterior sheaths one of the most luxurious hotels in the West.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

“With its own high-speed lift steps from the hotel and Wolfgang Puck's only Colorado outlet, the Ritz-Carlton — a giant lodgepole-and-timber cabin built in classic National Park-lodge style — is Beaver Creek's answer to convenience and luxury.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 486 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 486 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton is perched in the middle of Beaver Creek Mountain in the gated community of Bachelor Gulch. With ski-in/ski-out access available, the hotel offers a more remote location and not much is within walking distance; the closest town of Avon is 3 miles northeast. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is an ideal vacation for those looking to escape and get a true mountain experience.

  • Shuttle service available to transport guests to nearby villages and towns
  • Eagle County Regional Airport is 28 miles west; Denver International Airport is about 135 miles east

  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The accommodations blend rustic details with sophisticated furnishings fitting of a Ritz-Carlton property. The standard guest rooms are decorated in a blue color palette and feature contemporary wood furnishings and artwork of the surrounding nature. Some rooms come complete with a wood-burning fireplace and a private balcony, which features views of Vail valley or the mountains. Amenities include feather beds with down comforters, a refreshment bar that is replenished daily, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and a radio alarm with iPod docking station.

  • Daily resort fee of $50 is charged during the winter and $30 in the summer
  • Resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, fitness center and spa use, shuttle service, evening marshmallows at the fire pit and much more

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


In addition to a coffee bar and the Bachelors Lounge, the Ritz-Carlton offers guests three unique dining experiences, including Wolfgang Puck's Spago, which is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant that serves American cuisine with a global influence. Buffalos dishes out seasonal meat-focused cuisine featuring regional ingredients, while 82 degrees is located poolside and offers lighter options.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:



  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


There is an outdoor heated pool that is open year-round. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas, and a few cabanas.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Ritz-Carlton's spa is a popular attraction as it is consistently recognized for its services. The spa is 21,000 square feet in total, featuring 19 treatment rooms along with a salon, rock-lined grottos with waterfalls and cold and hot plunge pools. In addition to the standard treatments, the menu offers therapies designed specifically for brides and grooms, youths and mothers-to-be.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


From nightly marshmallows at the fire pit to a ski nanny for skiing lessons and Ritz Kids Rangers program, this resort definitely caters to families. Ritz Kids also offers the unique opportunity for an in-room camping experience, allowing kids to camp without having to really rough it.

  • Guests receive one half-day session per child per day as included in the resort fee. After that come fees based on session type.
  • Ski nanny program is $60 for the first child, then $10 for each additional child under the same reservation

  • Kids club ($85 to $115)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The hotel's fitness center has cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. The hotel also offers a variety of fitness classes including Pilates, yoga and zumba, to name a few.

  • Complimentary headphones offered
  • Personal trainers available
  • Private and group hikes are available upon request
  • Fitness classes included in resort fee

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


With more than 26,000 square feet of space, The Ritz-Carlton is poised to handle business meetings and events of varying sizes. There are seven meeting rooms, along with a large ballroom with three salons. The hotel also partners with Volunteaming, which organizes team-building and group activities.

  • Audiovisual support services available

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


This resort has its own canine mascot, Bachelor, the St. Bernard, so naturally, dogs are welcomed to the property. There is a $125 fee for the first three nights, with subsequent nights costing $25 per night.

  • $25 of the pet fee is donated to the ASPCA
  • Amenities include dog room service menus and in-room dog spa treatments

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


There are more than a dozen courses available to play in the Vail Valley. The Ritz-Carlton has a golf concierge that takes care of all the details for golfing guests including setting up tee times, lessons, transportation to the course and much more. Guests of the Ritz-Carlton have exclusive access to Red Sky Golf Club, which has two 18-hole courses.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The hotel has a mountainside chapel for weddings, as well as three outdoor venues designed specifically to accommodate wedding ceremonies. Receptions are held in the meeting rooms, the Mountainside Terrace, or the ballroom.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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0130 Daybreak Ridge | Avon, CO 81620 [See Full Map]