The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
A luxury spin on the classic mountain lodge.
A log timbered lobby with huge slopeside windows and a massive stone fireplace sets the tone for this chic ski-in, ski-out hotel. It was inspired by the great lodges of the turn-of-the-century American West and was built in harmony with the grandeur of the surrounding national forest. Guests come here for the obvious in the winter---to ski. And during the summer families are attracted by nearby Vail's numerous dance, music and food festivals. The 180 guest rooms and 50 presidential suites have Frette linens and thick bathrobes, as well as fax and high-speed Internet hook-ups. For even more pampering, reserve a room on the Club Level where complimentary food and beverage service is offered throughout the day. The resort has a wildlife concierge to educate guests on the local environment. There is also a ski butler to tune up your skis between runs, and a hot chocolate sommelier who serves gourmet variations on this popular drink. Located inside the hotel, Spago, from celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, serves California cuisine, and features a modern dining room with 14-foot-high ceilings. Pet friendly, this hotel has a resident Labrador Retriever that may be reserved for hikes.