When it comes to lodging at a ski resort, it comes in all shapes and sizes. Options range from from a cozy hotel room to multi-thousand-square-foot luxury rental homes. As a traveler, you will have different needs than someone else. The good news is ski resorts like Beaver Creek offer a wide menu of options to accommodate you.
How do you decide? Given how busy you are, you probably don’t have hours to browse every available listing. Don’t worry. You don’t have to. You can quickly narrow down your choices by answering a few essential questions to discover what’s most important to you when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay on your next ski vacation.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury experience, are shopping for a great deal, or hunting for the perfect location, we hope this article will help you.
Set Your Priorities
Price, location, and travel dates aren’t the only considerations when booking your lodging. To find the perfect match and guarantee a comfortable vacation, you’ll need to ask yourself some key questions and make a list of your top priorities.
Who’s going with you? Are you traveling alone, with your sweetheart, or bringing the whole family? Maybe you’re staying with multiple families or a large group of friends?
The people traveling with you are a top priority. You want to be sure everyone in your group is well accommodated. Couples traveling alone have different needs than families with small children or a group of single friends.
Take stock of your group size and make a list of what everyone wants and needs: Do you need a high chair and crib? Is a private hot tub a priority? Do you prefer an in-suite kitchen or room service (or both)? Do you need a large condo with a central space for a group to gather, or will a block of single hotel rooms suffice?
How much space do you want? There are advantages to both small and large spaces. A single hotel room or studio rental can be perfect for the lone traveler or couple who plan to spend the majority of their time on the mountain.
After skiing and riding, exploring the town, dining and savoring the nightlife, all you might want is a beautifully appointed room with a welcoming king-size bed and room service.
On the other hand, condos and rental homes are a practical option for families and large groups who would otherwise have to pay for more than one hotel room.
Sharing a vacation rental lets you strike a compromise between togetherness and privacy. Enjoy family meals together in the fully stocked kitchen, play games or watch movies in the large living room, and you’ll still have enough space for everyone to come and go as they please.
Parents often say they appreciate not having to get the kids dressed to go down to breakfast in a hotel restaurant. In your own condo, pajamas are perfectly acceptable at the table.
What’s your ideal location? If you have beginner skiers and riders in the group, you might want to stay within walking distance to the Ski & Snowboard School. Advanced skiers and riders may want to stay within a stone’s throw of their favorite gondola or lift so they can grab first chair without breaking a sweat.
No matter where you fall on the ability spectrum, it’s a good idea to look at the resort map before you book your lodging to get a better sense of the base area or neighborhood you want to be in.
Also remember to check out the restaurants, shops and activities located closest to the property you’re considering before you visit. That way you can customize your selection based on the things you want to have nearby.
Shuttle, walk, or ski-in/ski-out? Another consideration when it comes to location is ease of getting around the mountain. Some people want to stay in the heart of all the action, while others prefer a quiet retreat farther from the base. All resorts offer shuttle service, but you’ll want to check and see how close your prospective lodging is to the shuttle stops.
If you choose to stay in the base area or village, take a look at how close the property is to the lifts. For the ultimate ski vacation experience, consider a ski-in/ski-out property. You’ll not only be steps away from first chair every morning, but ski-in/ski-out properties make it easy to dash back to your room for lunch, or to change clothes before heading out on your next adventure.
Do you like to DIY or have everything taken care of? Ask yourself: Do you value daily cleaning and turndown services, in-room dining, spas and restaurants under one roof? Or do you prefer preparing your own meals in a true home away from home?
The nice thing about ski resort lodging is that you don’t have to compromise. Some luxury residences offer full kitchens and daily cleaning. Others offer cleaning every few days and fresh linen delivery as needed. You can be left alone if you prefer or attended to like royalty.
While each property is different, as a rule of thumb – most hotels will cater to your every need night and day, while condos and vacation rentals provide a little more flexibility for you to do some things for yourself.
Do you like to party or prefer quiet evenings in your condo? The best part about a great ski trip is that the fun doesn’t stop when the lifts shut down.
Your evenings are entirely yours to enjoy – and there are plenty of ways to do that in a ski town. For some, that means a quick change of clothes before hitting the bars for après cocktails, music and dancing.
For others, it means a soak in the hot tub, a quiet meal, maybe a spa appointment or watching a movie and reading in your quiet condo with a wood burning fireplace.
Favorite amenities? The sky’s the limit when it comes to ski lodging amenities. From a simple townhome to a posh, high-end hotel suite, Beaver Creek offers a wide array of options.
5 Reasons You Should Book Lodging Inside Beaver Creek Ski Resort
|1. Less time in traffic, more time skiing. Nothing’s worse than sitting in traffic and wishing you were on the mountain. Stay inside the resort and enjoy more runs (and less stress).|
2. No worries about parking. Park your car in a heated, secure garage and forget about driving or finding parking for the rest of your trip.
3. Save money. Aside from the money you’ll save on gas, resort lodging can help you save with lift ticket discounts, in-suite kitchens to prepare your own meals, and more.
4. Service tailored to skiers/snowboarders. Ski resort lodging is designed with the skier and snowboarder in mind. All services are tailored to you, from ski-in & ski-out, to ski valets and on-site gear rentals, ski tuning, concierge, après ski options, and more.
5. Live like a local. Part of the fun of a ski vacation is experiencing the mountain like a local. Stay in the village and discover all the best dining, nightlife, fireworks, and other treasures you might otherwise miss.
Most ski resort properties have a list of amenities for guests. The question is: what are the most important ones to you?
Grab a sheet of paper, make a list of your must-haves, and keep it handy as you search for lodging.
Hosting an important event? Whether it’s a family reunion, corporate event, or destination wedding, hosting at a ski and golf resort like Beaver Creek is a smart choice. In one convenient (and scenic!) location, you’ll find everything you need to pull off a flawless event, including lodging.
You can often keep costs down by having guests share a vacation condo (or several) rather than paying for a large block of hotel rooms.
And booking a rental condo of your own makes a secluded, romantic spot for your honeymoon after all the guests have dispersed.
Do you like to entertain? There are many ways to entertain a group during your ski vacation. If you’re staying in a hotel, ask about reserving a private space in the restaurant or bar.
Or, if you prefer to do the entertaining yourself, choose a condo or vacation rental with plenty of room to cook, dine and mingle.
Some luxury properties will help you arrange a private chef to come to your condo and cook for your family or party. And resort restaurants are happy to cater events large and small. Ask about these options at your chosen resort.
The online reservation managers at Beaver Creek resort make it easy to book your lodging today. Check for special promotions, enter your desired travel dates, sort by location and amenities and make your reservations.
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If you have specific questions or simply wish to book our condo, contact us, and we’ll take care of you.