Stroll out your door and into paradise from these well-situated lodges
Book it: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
When you open your curtains in the morning at this opulently rustic resort―located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, 20 miles from Vail―the panoramas will have you grabbing your hiking boots and running out the door. Head out on your own or with Bachelor, the resident yellow Labrador retriever, along the Village-to-Village Trail, a wooded 6-mile trek that begins directly outside your door. Breathe in the high-altitude air, watch for roaming deer, and behold the bright-hued aspen leaves that whisper in the breeze.