Onsite Review

Beaver Creek Lodge, Colorado

written by | Posted on January 31st, 2012

Upscale chic exudes from every corner—from the art-filled lobby to stylish rooms warmed by the glow of fireplaces. Guests arriving by car roll up to a luxurious porte-cochere from where valets take the vehicles to a heated garage.

The resort’s signature bistro, “Rocks Modern Grill”—honeycombed with warm nooks with mountain views from where guests enjoy superlative dishes—is one of Colorado’s top restaurants. The patio outside the restaurant is pleasantly garlanded with red accents, market umbrellas and warmed by a gigantic fire pit.

According to Bruce Ruggs, Kessler Canyon general manager and current interim general manager at Beaver Creek Lodge, the resort stands head and shoulders above others in the area because it is “buzzing with endless entertainment.”

Indeed, this is a place where all the senses will be sated. Original art works throughout rival those found in first-class galleries, an elegant touch found in most Kessler properties.

According to Ruggs, the artwork alone is worth a visit. “Guests love to explore the resort’s atrium-style Grand Bohemian Gallery spotlighting the work of local artists who have works in the Kessler family art collection,” he says. “We strive to offer a luxurious and intimate atmosphere to make every guest feel like a VIP, whether in their private suite or at the frequent art receptions and exhibits held in the Grand Bohemian Gallery.”

Adding to the allure is one of the most spectacular golf courses in the Rockies. Robert Trent Jones Jr. mapped it and its challenging holes, along with the imposing scenery, makes golfing there a memorable experience.

To relieve the aching muscles produced by such activities, the luxurious Struck Spa, approached by a shuttle ride from the lobby, offers a menu that delights and pampers guests. The aromatherapy treatments feature balms and lotions made from local plants and the salon treatments are extraordinary.

Winter is a particularly active period and it’s a time favored by those who come to indulge in various activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and even ice-skating in a sparkling rink just steps away from the lobby.

Summertime, meanwhile, offers the opportunity to get an up-close look at a rodeo that is pure Colorado, as well as go white-water rafting through some of the most spectacular scenery in the U.S.

Package It
Skiers can sample Beaver Creek Lodge’s “luxurious and intimate atmosphere” with its Ski & Fees package (from $353 per night, dbl in a queen suite to $933 for a larger double suite), a tempting offer for winter sports lovers. It includes a suite, complimentary ski rentals, breakfast and other amenities.

The Alpine Rodeo Adventure highlights summertime, from June 30 to Aug. 18. With rates similar to the ski package, this is a fun experience for families and children who are given the opportunity to participate in the rodeo.

There are also golf and white-water rafting packages; prices are in the same range as the Ski & Fees package.

For more information, call (800) 525-7280 or visit beavercreeklodge.net; kesslercollection.com.