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BEAVER CREEK LODGE, colorado cap I sergio ortiz onsite review the rockies august 2011 It doesn’t take much to understand why those who seek luxury, pampering and top-notch service surrounded by the majesty of mountains deem Beaver Creek Lodge to be a dreamland. All those assets, plus more to spare, lie bundled in this rather compact, elegant and upscale resort of the Colorado Rockies. Beaver Creek Lodge, a member of the elegant and artsy Kessler Collection, veers a bit from the traditional image of a mountain resort because not only does it famously cater to outdoor enthusiasts, but those with a taste for less strenuous downtime will be equally captivated. Its surroundings give pause to even the most philistine guest who is sure to be awed by the splendor of the Rockies, the lofty range that has held visitors in thrall since Lewis and Clark first came upon it a tad more than 200 years ago. Today, the old explorers would have a difficult time recognizing the place. Although the image that first pops to mind whenever the Rockies are mentioned is one of colorful, desolate, rugged and miniscule mining towns strewn against mountainsides, this section of Colorado has the best of both worlds: large cities flaunt their individual western urban flair, while resort towns bear the distinctive stamp of the Old West. This part of Colorado is synonymous with the outdoors. Winter activities are legendary, as attested by the booming business its resorts undergo in the late months of the year. Summer is a golden time of long days custom-made for those who like time exploring the mountains under huge western skies. Beaver Creek Village is a delicious mountain treat lying at the base of the mountain that shares its name. Although less well known than Vail—Colorado’s most visited resort, a mere 10 miles away—Beaver Creek Village has been around for more than a quarter century. As a matter of fact, some consider it to be “Vail’s younger little sister.” But 54 february 2012 SERGIO ORTIZ

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend February 2012

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: The Lodge at Woodloch
Tour Talk: Swain Tours
Celebrity Silhouette
Savoring the Zulu Kingdom
The Falkland Islands-Nature's Last Stand
One Bal Harbour, Florida
Las Vegas Spa Retreats
Beaver Creek Lodge, Colorado
Bliss Springs Eternal at Esperanza
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Time to "Czech" Out Moravia
Caribbean Uber-Luxe

Recommend February 2012