Are you ready for a fresh-air, outdoor destination getaway? Well, now is the ideal time to experience The Kessler Collection’s Beaver Creek Lodge in Colorado.
With ski season officially ended in late April, the elite Colorado lodge rests at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, within an alpine walking village buzzing with endless entertainment, year-round ice-skating and boutique shopping.
Summer operations begin June 18 so now is the time to book your reservation. Average temperature highs mid-season are a comfortable 78 degrees.
At the Lodge, half its hotel rooms face the creek which runs right through the property. The suite Millennium Magazine experienced was sectioned off in two with the bedroom and bath separate from a living area with a working fireplace, kitchenette and dining area. While the bedroom area is bright and inviting, the living area decor is dark and gives one the urge to go outdoors, which is the whole point of visiting.
Beaver Creek Lodge is an Autograph Collection hotel featuring hand-selected works of art with its unique character and distinctly Bohemian Spirit. Throughout the property guests will be dazzled by distinctive pieces that compliment the Lodge and celebrate the region. Independently owned and operated by the Kessler Collection, guests are invited to uncover new stories with timeless elegance, curated art and experiences and plenty of unexpected details. Art enthusiasts would enjoy Grand Bohemian Gallery.
Guests have access to the exclusive Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, earning points for each stay.
You can take in fantastic views of the mountain as you enjoy scenic lift rides, hiking or mountain biking. The gogdola lift to Spruce Saddle Lodge is a scenic 15-minute ascent where just when you think it couldn’t go any higher, it continues up the mountain. Once at the Spruce Saddle Lodge landing the views are spectacular where you can enjoy an outdoor lunch on picnic tables facing up or down the mountain.
A hike through Overlook Trail down the mountain can make for a fun nature walk. The start of the trail is a bit rocky, with steep and rugged paths, but mid-way, levels out. The walk can take about an hour and a half. and starts not far from Spruce Saddle Lodge.
At Beaver Creek you are challenged to create your own adventure, from fly fishing to horseback riding and from rafting to mountain biking. Millennium Magazine experienced horseback riding through the wooded hills on narrow dirt roads, overlooking steep cliffs with scenic views. The guides for Beaver Creek Stables made riders comfortable with easy instructions on how riders direct their horses.
Signature Beaver Creek events will return this season including Blues, Brews and BBQ an Independence Day Celebration and Oktoberfest. Other activities available include the Centennial Express, gemstone panning, mini golf, bungee trampoline and more in the base area.
Be warned, the air is thin here. For those not use to high elevations, even standing while having a casual conversation, one may find themselves winded just from talking. It takes about two weeks for most people to adjust. The atmosphere is a great training environment for athletes. Keeping a portable oxygen canister is advised.
For the non-adventurous Beaver Creek Village can be just as exciting with high-end luxury retail, partner brands and specialty locations. The village has the feel of a Scandinavian town. Throughout, there are art installations designed to draw visitors in and provide photo-worthy backdrops to capture and share.Millennium Magazine visited a few retailers for workout gear and found a variety of prices to meet anyone’s budget.
Village dining establishments offers delights for every taste bud, Such as Tex-Mex at Coyote Cafe or Hooked for the freshest fish in The Rockies. All fish arrive by plane within 24 hours of being pulled from the ocean.
Millennium Magazine enjoyed a variety of sushi plates that we highly recommend. Dinner at Hooked offers a lively atmosphere and a fun time for family or pals with friendly waiters in a lively atmosphere.
Savor the freshest local ingredients prepared using the finest global techniques at Alpine + Antlers, considered one of the best restaurants in Beaver Creek. We suggest dining on the outdoor terrace to enjoy mountain views and fresh mountain air. The eatery serves up American classics with an artful twist.
Our picks include for nibbles, prosciutto & fig flatbread with goat cheese, fig, balsamic and micro arugula, and meal, the Lodge Burger with river bear bacon, gouda cheese, red onion jam and house cut fries.
With over two dozen places to eat at Beaver Creek, there’s something for everyone to enjoy an on-mountain dining experience.
In the evening, guests can gather with friends and family around a fire pit for a mountain tradition of s’mores and folklore stories.
Beaver Creek Village offers an app that includes a village map, real time weather updates, and transportation information, like having a personal Concierge service at your fingertips.
If you can’t make it to Beaver Creek in summer you would surely want to visit during ski season. Beaver Creek offers terrain for all ages and abilities.
Base Elevation: 8,100 ft (2,469 m)
Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft (3,488 m)
Vertical Rise: 3,340 ft (1,018 m)
Number of Trails: 167
Number of Lifts: 24
Average Annual Snowfall: 325 in (826 cm)
Skiable Acreage: 2,082 acres (843 hectares)
Longest Run: Centennial at 2.75 miles (4.43 km)
Beaver Creek’s newest edition is the 250-acre terrain expansion in McCoy Park. The area is a great place for beginners and intermediates to get a feel for what bowl skiing is like. McCoy Park is a natural bowl, but the slopes are low in slope angle with 14 green beginner runs and three blues for intermediates.
Beaver Creek is served by Eagle County Regional Airport, about a 40 minute drive after a regularly schedule flight by Delta Airlines.
To book your reservations online at Beaver Creek Lodge or for more information dial 970.845.9800.