The best mountain resorts are in the perfect spot any time of year—whether it’s front-row to a handful of ski lifts in winter to center stage of hiking and biking trails in summer. That’s what you’ve got with a Colorado vacation at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. Even if you have a favorite season, you can’t go wrong with the opposite.
Right at the base of the mountain in the heart of Beaver Creek, the Park Hyatt offers ideal access to skiing and boarding, summer activities, dining and shopping. Its perfect placement also allows you to relax and enjoy the good weather while everyone else is out having fun and you need some downtime.
The hotel’s 190 guest rooms include 14 executive king rooms and seven suites. The rooms mix Colorado mountain lodge style with luxurious additions, like pillow-top mattresses, soft linens, down duvets, granite and marble bathrooms, iHome docking stations, LCD TVs, comfortable robes and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rates start at $149 per night, and vary depending on date of arrival, number of nights and availability.
In winter, the ski-in/ski-out availability allows you to catch one of several lifts within view of the hotel. On-site ski equipment rentals ensure you have what you need for your vacation, and the ski valet stores your gear, dries your boots, and parks your skis outside for you in the morning — right where you need them. Après ski, soak your tired muscles in the slopeside hot tubs or indulge in the S’mores Happy Hour at the fire pit. Guests of all ages can warm up and choose between the chef’s handmade vanilla, crème de menthe, Grand Marnier, M&M and toffee marshmallows. Just remember to let the kids pick first.
In summer, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek provides access to hiking, horseback riding, biking, rafting and golf. Guests can enjoy a match on the sand volleyball court, play horseshoes, take part in fly-fishing clinics and hit the tennis courts.
Unwind at the end of the day at the 30,000-square-foot Allegria Spa, featuring 23 treatment rooms and the Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary, modeled after ancient Roman baths. But don’t quit yet. Get the day’s last view of the mountain with dinner at 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill for Colorado seasonal specialties prepared on the 66-inch wood-burning grill. You can always work it off with an outdoor adventure the next day.
Article and most photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson. Cover (top) photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa.
I was a guest of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa during my stay in Avon, Colo.