LODGING//WHERE TO STAY
The luxe Park Hyatt Beaver Creek houses the Allegria Spa, offering 23 treatment rooms. Guests also get preferred tee times at Beaver Creek and Red Sky golf clubs and can partake in a daily s’mores happy hour. U.S. News named it one of the Best Hotels in the USA for 2013.
The name of the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain be a mouthful, but this four-year-old hotel’s list of awards is growing just as long. Condé Nast Traveler named it to the “Hot List 2009” as one of the 140 hottest new resorts worldwide, and last year the magazine honored it as the #1 Resort in the Western United States. Additionally, Parents ranked The Westin second among the “10 Best Snow Resorts for Families 2010.” Home to the 27,000-square foot rejuvenating Spa Anjali and a raft of amenities and activities, this Starwood property has consistently ranked high among Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Members’ Favorite Resorts.
Inspired by a Belgian chateau, the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera comprises 56 discerningly appointed rooms, the superb Mirador Restaurant, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools and jetted hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas and Orvis guided fly-fishing on its own private stretch of the Eagle River.
Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria (Westin Riverfront) Linger on the patio with a pepino and assortment of Mexican tapas called bontanas. Sangria, margaritas and more than 100 types of tequila complement Richard Sandoval’s authentic cuisine. 970-790-5500; richardsandoval.com/mayabc
8100 Mountainside (Park Hyatt Beaver Creek) The same firepits that cook s’mores from 4 to 5 gather guests for drinks at night.
Tavern on the Square (The Arrabelle) The après-ski hotspot provides slopeside summer fun into the wee hours.
39 Degrees Lounge (The Sky Hotel) Aspen’s hippest lounge serves wickedly creative cocktails on a sundeck featuring mountain views, heated pool and hot tub.
Osprey Lounge (The Osprey at Beaver Creek). Wine, tapas and plenty of atmosphere.
- VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) is one of the more popular choices for condo and home rentals in Vail, Beaver Creek and Aspen/ Snowmass. It’s convenient for larger groups or if you’re just looking for a nice place to crash. vrbo.com
- Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa's Vitality Center offers free yoga on the Solaris lawn every Saturday at 9 a.m. Summertime Community Yoga lasts 75 minutes and is geared towards all levels of practitioner. 970- 476-7721
- Beaver Creek Lodge, a 72-room boutique hotel, features the Grand Bohemian Gallery, a dramatic atrium brimming with artwork from the collection of art connoisseur Richard C. Kessler, who owns this and nine other hotels. beavercreeklodge.net
The ersatz European flavor of Vail Village owes in part to its alpine climate and in part to the presence of such lodging institutions as Vail’s elegant Sonnenalp Hotel (866-284-4411; sonnenalp.com) and Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer (pepis.com; 800-610-7374). Both have restaurants that can satisfy cravings for Weinerschnitzel, Kasespätzel or fondue. The Gasthof (better known as Pepi’s) has a rocking all-season deck, while the Bully Ranch, Swiss Chalet and King’s Club keep the Sonnenalp hopping.
Between Vail & Aspen
526 Pine St. Glenwood Springs
The Hotel Denver
402 Seventh Street, Glenwood Springs
130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
675 Lionshead Place, Vail
The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera
2205 Cordillera Way,
The Little Nell
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen
The Lodge at Vail
174 East Gore Creek Dr.,
The Osprey at Beaver Creek
10 Elk Track Lane
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
136 E. Thomas Place
The Pines Lodge
141 Scott Hill Road
The Sky Hotel
709 E. Durant Ave., Aspen
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
1715 W Lionshead Cir, Vail
Westin Riverfront Resort &
Spa at Beaver Creek
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon