At the foot of the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the charming mountain village of Beaver Creek beckons visitors with its stunning natural beauty and appealing shops, galleries, bistros, and boutiques. Visitors will find a beautiful landscape offering countless outdoor activities. The five-star Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort is ideally located right on the slopes, providing perfect access to the mountain for wintertime fun. Even more, you can indulge in other activities like mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing throughout the rest of the year.
Accommodation type: 5-star
No. of Rooms & Suites: 190
Pricing: starts at $199 for single rooms, at $229 for double rooms with slopeside view, at $319 for suites
High season: April to September
Nearest airport: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)
Suitable for: Couples, honeymooners, and families
- Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel Rating, 2016
- Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top Resorts in Colorado,” 2016
- Travel + Leisure’s “Top 50 Resorts in the Continental United States,” 2012
Built in 1989 and recently renovated in 2002, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort offers ski-in, ski-out convenience amid luxury accommodations. Rustic rock fireplaces, natural wood furniture, raw stone and deer antlers provide a woodsy touch that amplifies the elegant design of the lobby, public areas and private spaces of the hotel.
Rooms feature thoughtful touches like whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, European linens, HDTVs and stunning views. Convenient access to the local slopes in wintertime is just one perk; there is also the hotel’s heated pool, badminton nets, bocce court and mini golf course that keep kids and adults alike amused during the summer months. Nearby activities include white water rafting, swimming, fly fishing and kayaking.
The mountains provide plenty of hiking trails, with group events planned by the Beaver Creek Hiking Center. The concierge also maintains a full collection of hiking maps for guest use. The Beaver Creek chairlift takes guests to the top of the mountain, where a range of complimentary games includes horseshoes, a sandbox and play equipment, tetherball, and disc golf.
- 100 Mountainside Bar and Grill — from breakfast through dinner and dessert, this elegant restaurant reflects its mountain backdrop with seasonal offerings that incorporate locally produced ingredients. Hand-cut steaks, Belgian waffles, crab bisque, huckleberry pavlova and other delights are standard features of this gourmet menu.
- Cafe — with a more laidback vibe, this eatery offers breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee. Perfect for a quick bite before hitting the slopes or trails.
- Allegria Spa — using ancient Roman bathing as inspiration, the Aqua Sanitas water ritual focuses on wellness through hydrotherapy. Enjoy local wildflowers and herbs skillfully mixed into lotions and oils for nourishing from head to toe.
- Fitness Center — with an outdoor pool, hot tubs, cardio equipment, free weights and a range of private classes, guests will keep in top physical form throughout their stay. Pilates, yoga and spin classes specifically targeting problem areas are all offered on either a group or one-on-one basis.
Enjoy S’mores with homemade flavored marshmallows at the resort’s firepit throughout the year. There are also complimentary mountain tours for intermediate and advanced skiers by resort staff.
For each adult rental of snowboarding or ski equipment, one child receives equipment rental for free. Shuttle service to local attractions from the hotel is also complimentary.
Guests flying into the area have a choice between Eagle County Regional Airport or Denver International Airport. Both are serviced by the Colorado Mountain Express, a shuttle service that will bring guests directly to the hotel. The hotel’s concierge is available to aid guests in all travel planning.
For those planning on renting a car at Eagle County Airport, follow signs for I-70 from Cooley Mesa Road. Take the I-70 and stay on the interstate for 20 miles before taking Exit 167 to Avon Road. At the third roundabout, take the Village Road exit and follow it for two miles. Take a left onto Offerson Road. After half a mile, turn right onto East Thomas Place. The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa will be at the end of the road.
Main Attractions Around Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
1. Walking Mountains Science Center
With the number of superb hiking trails in the area, Beaver Creek has no lack of opportunities to explore the outdoors. The Science Center is a nature guide with a difference, however, curating seasonal walks through the woods for every level of interest and ability that focus on topics like sustainability, wildflowers and bird watching. Kids will love the story time hikes and learning about native species. Adults will enjoy forays deep into the backcountry wilderness and snowshoe treks during the winter months.
2. The Children’s Museum at Beaver Creek
Bring the little ones for some hands-on fun that includes building things with Lego bricks, dressing in costumes and performing skits, constructing robots and science experiments. Moreover, for toddlers, there’s a play space outfitted with plush toys and tactile games that will stimulate their skill set. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, the museum is free to guests and also hosts monthly special events.
3. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
The highest elevation botanical garden on Earth, this collection of 2,000 alpine and native plants amid spectacular views also features a 120-foot waterfall and themed spaces that include a meditation garden and a children’s area. Simulated beaver dams and alpine conditions help to recreate natural habitats found in the wild, while plants brought in from faraway places like the Himalayas show the diversity of species growing at high altitude. There’s also an education center with programs just for kids. The Solstice Stones and children’s garden area are delightful for little ones as well.
From sunlit days spent hiking mountain trails or rafting clearwater streams to whizzing down snowy slopes on skis or a snowboard, Colorado offers visitors the ultimate adventurous outdoor vacation. If you have ever visited Colorado and spent some time at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, let us know all about it in the comments below. Another cozy gateway in the mountains is the Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado.