Babymoon at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
A couple of weeks ago, Ross and I escaped Colorado Springs for an incredible 2-day getaway at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, CO! We knew that our fall schedules were going to be jam packed before the baby arrives in January, so we made the choice to do a mini babymoon somewhere local and upscale, and the experience did not disappoint. Whenever I see someone’s travel experience via Instagram, I’m always eager for more details, so I wanted to walk you all through the best moments of our trip and a few things that make the RCBG so special!
The RCBG is just over 3 hours away from Colorado Springs, and we always drive the back way to avoid Denver traffic and see the most beautiful views! Because this resort is dog friendly (and I mean really, they LOVE pups), we took Nash and Crosby, who received the royal treatment. Upon check in, we were given a tour of the gorgeous ski-in, ski-out grounds, hiking trails we could explore, the restaurants on the property, the spa, and more. We went to our room to freshen up before lunch, and we discovered that the dogs had their own beds (even though I think they still preferred the king bed for humans), and we had club level access, which I would highly recommend.
We ate lunch on the Buffalo Terrace, where the dogs were welcome to dine with us on the patio! The food was incredible - we got nachos (they were HUGE), burrata, and a bison burger, and we were stuffed to the core before we left. If the food doesn’t call to you from the photos, I don’t know what will.
The Ritz-Carlton is known for incredible customer service, and after lunch, they really surprised us. We had gone back to our room to change for a hike, and they delivered this beautiful bar cart with cookies to celebrate the baby and Ross’s favorite cocktail (Old Fashioned)! It was truly the sweetest gesture and meant so much to us, and we munched on the cookies all weekend long.
After our hike with the dogs, we retired to the spa and the pool for the rest of the afternoon, which was glorious and so relaxing. We decided to go to a late dinner after sitting around a fire on the RCBG patio (they have s’mores every evening), and we took the complimentary shuttle down to the town of Beaver Creek. We dined at Hooked, a sushi and seafood restaurant that had come highly recommended, and it was as promised.
The next morning, we slept in, ate breakfast in the club, and took the dogs on a quick walk. We spent the majority of the day lounging and working from the pool, but we did head to their gym for a workout, as well. I appreciated that they had Peloton bikes because I never get to use them at home! Before leaving, Ross took a final trip to the spa to lounge in the grotto (his favorite spot), and then we headed to Avon for a late lunch to begin the trek home!
If you are even considering a vacation in Beaver Creek, this is the place to stay. We talked about how much we loved it all weekend, and we cannot wait to return during ski season to experience the resort in the winter!
Lastly, if you’re going to be around September 20-22, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch will host an exclusive weekend photography workshop with Jad Davenport, a Colorado-based, award winning journalist and photographer for National Geographic! Guests can select one or two night luxury accommodations, attend 2 evening receptions, one breakfast, a morning hike, and incredible education on photography! If you’re a photographer or aspiring photographer, book this weekend!