While the weather is still mild in Mile High City, we’re excited to celebrate ski and snowboard season in our state’s famous mountain towns. A two-hour drive from Denver, Beaver Creek is one of Colorado’s most exclusive mountain towns—and we think a visit should be high on your list. While Beaver Creek Resort is widely known for its world-class skiing, a late fall stay in this unique alpine village offers plenty of dining and activity options in a relaxed atmosphere.
With the resort set to open on November 23rd, now is the perfect time to book your stay and get ready for the glorious powder season ahead.
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Where to sleep
Beaver Creek Lodge is a luxury resort nestled at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. As part of the Kessler Collection, The property houses an art gallery that immerses guests in original works of art by local and international artists. The scenic space is also home to a wine bar, so visitors can sip and browse in the comfort of the hotel.
The inspiring atmosphere continues. Beaver Creek Lodge offers champagne upon check-in and features a heated pool and hot tub, a full-service spa with free weights and cardio equipment, a sauna and steam room for recharging, a game room, and on-site ski rentals. Cozy nooks and fireplaces are everywhere when the cooler weather sets in. Each suite is complete with plush linens, a refreshment center with coffee maker, signature bathrobe and more. Suitable for friends, couples or the whole family, Beaver Creek Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore all that Beaver Creek has to offer.
Where to eat + drink
Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co. in Beaver Creek is a great option to grab your morning cup of joe. Located at the base of the Centennial Express lift, this grab and go location offers a variety of espresso drinks and filter coffees to fuel your mountain adventures. When you’re ready to leave the comfort of the gated community and hop in the car, Village Bagel in Edwards is nearby; The locally owned shop offers authentic New York style bagels that will make you want to eat again and again.
Located at Beaver Creek Lodge, Alpine + Antlers offers American classics with an artful twist. The space feels like a warm respite and features delicious cocktails like that Strawberry Spritz ($16)with Aperol, Cointreau, strawberry puree and soda water, and that Kessler Margarita ($16), with Exotico Tequila, Cointreau, lime and orange juice and Grand Marnier. The impressive food menu is filled with dishes like this Pecan Muhammadara Dip ($13) and Rocky Mountain Red Trout ($36).
For Mediterranean lovers, Citrea serves dishes made with fresh and local ingredients and is less than five minutes’ walk from Beaver Creek Lodge. Its terrace overlooks the Beaver Creek Village ice rink, making it an ideal spot for an après. Be sure to order the Hummus ($16) and a glass from their stacked wine list while we await their winter menu.
What to do
It’s no secret that Beaver Creek is an elevated haven – considering both the height and the price. The quaint mountain village offers a range of inspiring experiences, whether you want to strap on your skis or snowboard, or sit back and enjoy the view.
Just steps from Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek Village offers great shopping and fine dining. There’s a balanced mix of curated fashion boutiques, high-end sportswear, jewelry stores, art galleries and more. The best part is that there are only pedestrians, which creates a calm atmosphere.
McCoy Park is a family-friendly brand new 250-acre terrain park for beginners and intermediates to enhance their mountain experience. The park also offers snowshoe hikers miles of cross-country skiing trails.
For art lovers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek offers a stacked calendar of events with various shows and concerts – a perfect bookend for the day.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa recently renovated its exhale® Beaver Creek spa. If you really want to pamper yourself, this opulent spa offers a variety of wellness treatments to really take in the self-care.
Whatever adventure you choose, Beaver Creek offers you the opportunity to enjoy a new kind of mountain experience.