Beaver Creek, Colorado is a wonderful place to visit year round, but with the holiday right around the corner, we wanted to showcase the Christmas Season in this beautiful village. There is nothing more magical than a white Christmas, and with the mountain views as a backdrop, the decorations of the season shine even brighter. Beaver Creek is located in the central Rocky Mountains, about 2 hrs west of Denver, and just 30 miles from the Eagle County airport, making it one of the easier ski resorts to travel to, but the real ease of the vacation comes once you are there. Beaver Creek has made it their job to bring luxury to the ski vacationers who come there. With heated sidewalks, staff to carry your skis and boots, and complimentary fresh baked cookies handed out at 3pm each day, this ski resort is sure to make your stay unforgettable.
So what is Christmas like in the village? It begins with their tree-lighting ceremony, complete with an ice skating show and fireworks display on the village plaza.
Their “Winterfest” provides fun activities for all ages as the holiday approaches. Some of the highlights being the characters on the plaza, Dicken’s Christmas Carolers, and of course visits from the big man himself- Santa.
Looking for a great place to stay? There really are so many options, including many ski-in/ski-out homes you can rent.
The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch is one of the most luxurious places to stay in the area. Even those who aren’t staying there still use the Ritz amenities to ski-in/ski-out. What better luxury is there than to have then someone to put your boots and skis on you – and just steps away from the Bachelor Gulch ski lift?! Another amenity that brings people to the Ritz? The 21,000 sq ft. Spa. You can enjoy a top notch massage treatment and then stick around and use the other spa amenities- they even have a cafe!Want a place to stay for half the price? The Osprey at Beaver Creek also has ski-in/ski-out access on the Strawberry Park lift (another main lift in the ski area), Maybe that will mean you can stay twice as long!
And you will want to extend your vacation when you read about all the fun things to do in the area.
The main village plaza has a 9,000 sq ft ice rink- that is groomed every few hours to keep it pristine.
Beaver Creek also offers skiing for all abilities, with 3 mountain areas and more than 1,800 acres of ski area-, it was recently named by Condé Nast as one of the top 20 ski resorts in the United States.
The village also offers many upscale boutiques for a wonderful shopping experience.
Wondering where to find Susan Shaw Jewelry in the area? There is a beautiful boutique right in the village where you can find our pieces (such as the ones pictured below) alongside fine fur coats and other accessories.
46 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek • (970) 949-9570
Now that you’ve been shopping, take your outfit and jewelry out on the town to one of these fine restaurants in the area.
Beano’s Cabin offers the ultimate mountain dining experience, starting with a sleigh ride to the base of Lakespur bowl. There in this log cabin restaurant, you’ll be treated to a 5-course meal highlighting the flavors of Colorado. Now this is definitely on the pricey side of dining, but for foodies looking for a luxury dining experience, this is the place!
Toscanini is an authentic Italian restaurant situated in the heart of the village near the ice skating rink. After a day of skiing or skating, there is little that sounds better than a plate of pasta- in this case made in house. The open kitchen adds another element to the dining experience as patrons watch the chefs prepare their meals from scratch.
Looking for a more casual experience? Don’t miss Blue Moose Pizza. Also located in the village, they serve up NY style pizza on paper table cloths you can draw on. But don’t mistake the family friendly atmosphere for a dive- this pizza is upscale in taste and quality!
Northside Kitchen knows the true meaning of a full service restaurant. In the morning you can pickup coffee and freshly baked pastries and donuts to-go or dine-in for a hot breakfast you’ll love. They also serve up delicious lunch and dinner as well, with menu items like Prime Rib or Wild Halibut, you’re sure to find something that fits your tastes.
So if you are looking for mountain destination that offers luxury fit for a queen, look no further than Beaver Creek. When the snow is long gone, the town still has so much to offer like, fly-fishing, hiking, ballooning and paragliding through the gorgeous terrain.
From all of us at Susan Shaw Jewelry, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Susan Shaw Jewelry