Got skiing on the brain? We hear Colorado’s St. James Place in Beaver Creek is in full swing after a $5 million renovation of 48 one- to four-bedroom condo units that wrapped in November—just in time for the 2009/2010 ski season. We hear the aim was to use a multitude of fabrics and texture, from leather to natural stone, for a more inviting residential feel. Splashes of color were also added, as was contemporary artwork for the condo interiors. In the bathrooms, think open glass showers with rain showerheads and brushed stainless fixtures.
Perfect for couples or groups, St. James Place has 108 one- to four-bedroom condominiums that come with full kitchens, washers, dryers, gas fireplaces, spa tubs and balconies. Filling out the amenities are an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs that can accommodate up to 15 people, a state-of-the-art exercise facility complete with a steam room and sauna and a full-time concierge and daily maid service. Neat Note: St. James Place offers a grocery delivery service, so your condo is fully stocked. Getting Around: The resort provides a complimentary resort shuttle service. If you must arrive by car, they’ll keep it warm in the heated underground parking lot.
Easy Access: The slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain are just 200 yards from St. James Place (think Alps-style, village-to-village skiing between Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek villages). There are also world-class spas around the corner and restaurants interspersed throughout the neighborhood. Luxury travel advisors can contact General Manager Randy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org; 970-845-9300). Getting There: Vail/Eagle
County Airport (EGE) is 25 minutes from Beaver Creek.