Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch (photo: Eric Laignel)
We may live in a bucolic paradise here in Aspen, but every now and then a quick change of scenery is needed. Just an hour-and-a-half drive is the family-friendly Bachelor Gulch, ideal for a golf getaway at Red Sky Golf Club or a Colorado girl’s sojourn. And the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch not only has postcard-worthy views, but also is home to Spago Restaurant (the flagship and only Colorado outpost by celeb chef Wolfgang Puck) and the Bachelor Gulch Spa. Colorado’s top resorts are continually raising the bar with unique outdoor wellness escapes, and the Ritz has a new program that is worth the scenic drive.
Located above the Ritz and originally the homestead of John Anderson (one of the original seven “bachelors” that moved to the Gulch in the early 1900s), Anderson’s Cabin is a famous, intimate log haven. The resort holds events and Raclette dinners there, and now, with its new “Mountain Spring Mornings,” a wellness experience, too. The morning starts with a 90-minute guided hike from the resort to Anderson’s Cabin, followed by a private yoga session and a 60-minute outdoor massage at either the cabin or back at the spa (we’d opt for the cabin if a beautiful day, and then while you’re at it, book a Vitamin C Rescue Facial back at the spa). Cap off the day with a martini at the cowboy-chic Spago. The Colorado Lamb Chops are a must, too. Happy road trip-ing!
Mountain Springs Morning wellness experience is for groups of two or four, offered daily for $250 per person. Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, 0130 Daybreak Ridge, 970-748-6200