Agent Review: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Colorado is skiing. However, being a Colorado resident and not a skier at all, I know first hand that the ski areas have so much more to offer.
We decided to focus this summer on the Beaver creek area, about a three-hour drive depending on the traffic from Denver. Beaver Creek has for sure one of best ski slopes in Colorado, and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek where we stayed is the best location in Beaver Creek, ski in and ski out, but this also meant a great place for a hike in and a hike out, and the lift is right there!
The Hyatt is a great hotel for anybody. We saw many families with children: it’s super kid friendly, with a fun pool and Jacuzzis, grass games, kids’ bungee jumping, and a miniature golf course. In the evening around the outside fire pit, the children can warm up their s’mores, and they were having the time of their lives doing that.
Even though it’s a large property, I felt that it was still easy to get around, super clean and the rooms are amazing. If you like to have a bit of space I highly recommend the 600 square foot suites, located on the slope side with amazing views and with a very comfortable sitting area facing a cozy fireplace. All suites have a king bed with soft linens and a down duvet on a soft top mattress.
For adults, what really was a highlight for me and my husband was the Allegria Spa. After our hike all the way to the Summit, we were ready to experience Aqua Sanitas. Modeled on ancient Roman baths, Aqua Sanitas, which means “healing waters” is a self-guided water ritual. By alternating hot and cold temperatures it will restore the body and promote wellness and inner peace. Step 1: a thermal pool Jacuzzi, step 2: a mineral Jacuzzi pool, step 3: a super relaxing rain shower, step 4: a winter green scented steam room, step 5: recline and relax on contoured heated loungers. It’s included if you do a spa treatment, or $21 for a full day– worth every penny.
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If you are a foodie, there are many different restaurant choices, at the resort or just outside in Beaver Creek village, what I liked was that each restaurant has the menu outside so you can see if its in your price range and if you like what’s on the menu.You can count on special events also, this weekend it was the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival.
Saturday morning we took the Centennial Express Chairlift up to the Spruce Saddle Restaurant, about a 10 minute ride up with amazing views, and from there we hiked up all the way to the summit, my first 11,400 hike, it was a great achievement! On the way back we passed a huge buck, pretty cool. Our tickets included a lunch at the Spruce Saddle Lodge– the burger and a cold beer tasted very good after such a hike.
Even if you are from out of state, the Hyatt at Beaver Creek has so much to offer, so even for a week stay you would not get bored. For day trips, Vail is only about 15 min away, or even Aspen, about an hour and a half away, are worth the drive. There are great golf courses all close by, river rafting, or kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing or horseback riding, all very close to the Hyatt in Beaver Creek and the views are just spectacular anywhere you are.
Beaver Creek Village makes you feel like you are in a Swiss hamlet: it’s super cozy, especially at night. Yes, the stores are expensive, but looking at expensive things can be fun also. I can also only imagine how perfect it would also be in the winter time with the ski rink being right on the village square . There are heaters surrounding the comfortable outside lounge areas everywhere, a great spot to have a drink and watch people walk by.
Christie Laplant | christielaplant at frosch.com