Bachelor Gulch is a premier resort village located in the Vail Valley at the glorious Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado . Many visitors to the area choose to stay in hotels in Bachelor Gulch because of the luxurious accommodations, such as the Ritz Carelton Bachelor Gulch, and incredible access to the mountains each winter. Whether you are interested in skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding or snowshoeing, you can always find something to do in Bachelor Gulch. Read on to learn more about this beautiful area as well as what kinds of accommodations and amenities are available there.
History of Bachelor Gulch:Bachelor Gulch, as it is known today, was only created in 1995 and is a part of the Beaver Creek Resort. However, it has a richer history that dates back over 100 years and explains how the area received the name. In the 1900s, five single men moved to this mountainous area of Colorado in order to raise cattle and chicken and to grow hay and lettuce. Although their community grew until the Great Depression, it was forever known as the area lived in by bachelors, hence the present name Bachelor Gulch.
Getting to Bachelor Gulch:Although there was formerly a small airport just three miles from Bachelor Gulch in the town of Avon, Colorado, today the nearest airport is 30 miles away at Eagle Country Airport. However, the vast majority of visitors who fly to the area arrive at the Denver International Airport, located 130 miles from Bachelor Gulch. Other visitors arrive at the resort town by vehicle, driving either on Interstate 70 or US Highway 6. Visitors staying in Bachelor Gulch can drive to the nearby town of Avon in under five minutes, and free transportation throughout the Beaver Creek Resort is also available.
Shopping in Bachelor Gulch: There are more than 40 stores selling any number of items for the visitors and residents of Beaver Creek Resort, of which Bachelor Gulch is a large part. Whether you are in the market for skiing equipment, clothing, jewelry, art or souvenirs, you can certainly find what you are looking for in the shops of Beaver Creek Resort, located minutes from the accommodations in Bachelor Gulch.
Dining in Bachelor Gulch: Anyone staying in Bachelor Gulch will have no shortage of dining options within minutes of their accommodation. There are 34 restaurants within Beaver Creek alone, and dozens more in the nearby towns of Avon and Vail. Enjoy classic Italian cuisine, rustic Rocky Mountain fare or upscale French dining right in the heart of Beaver Creek.
Recreation in Bachelor Gulch: Although Bachelor Gulch is certainly more popular during the winter months, there is also plenty to do in the summer. Enjoy the warmer weather and try biking, golfing, hiking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding or even hot air balloon rides. Of course, the winter months provide opportunities for sledding, snowboarding and the most popular pastime of all, skiing. Located on Beaver Creek Mountain, 85% of the properties here are ski in or ski out. Of course most lift tickets for Beaver Creek also offer access to Vail, it’s neighbour only 25 minutes away. Enjoy the vast mountain and large resort community of world famous Vail Resort, and then retreat to your intimate, gated oasis in Bachelor Gulch.
Whether you rent a private accommodation or stay in a luxury hotel in Bachelor Gulch, you can enjoy ski access right outside your door. Enjoy all that Bachelor Gulch has to offer on your next ski vacation in Colorado. For a list of current availability and pricing, check out our Vail and Beaver Creek Resort Specials and Deals.
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