Summer Group Events From The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

(Credit Adam Goldberg) The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch // Photo by Adam Goldberg

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has created team-building exercises for corporate and group travel. Designed to break up the typical nine-to-five, these activities include active offers like hiking, relaxing yoga, or productive meetings in historical locations.

Led by the resort’s Resident Naturalist, experiences include: 

  • Lager and Leatherworking – Guests learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while sampling a flight of local Colorado beers. To commemorate the trip, guests take home a custom luggage tag, bookmark, or bracelet.
  • Whiskey and Woodburning – While enjoying a whiskey cocktail, guests use wood-burning tools to create a custom design on a wooden cutting board or set of four wood coasters. 
  • Painting and Pinot – Designed to reflect the seasonal beauty of Colorado’s mountains, guests follow step-by-step instructions to create their own artwork, all while enjoying some wine.
  • Eco Cooking Class – Guests work together to create a pitcher of fresh-squeezed lemonade and put together personal pizzas, which is cooked outside in a solar-powered oven. The class finishes with making a batch of custom-flavored ice cream.  
  • Peaceful Practice – Designed to relieve the stress of every day life, guests hike to a peaceful location among Aspen trees for yoga and meditation. Herbal tea, pressed juice, and fresh fruit are provided.   
  • Treasure Hunt Expedition – This adventure gets team members to work together to solve puzzles and decode clues on a scavenger hunt that leads to a hidden treasure chest. Hikers learn navigation and outdoor skills before they pan for real jewels and gemstones.
  • Sunset Stroll – Guests set off at sunset to learn about Native American legends as well as "cosmic scientific revelation."  
  • Private Wildflower Hike –  This expedition allows guests to explore and learn about certain types of wildflowers, including Colorado’s state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine. 

Also available for guests is Anderson’s Cabin, an historic cabin that accommodates 50 guests during the summer for private and group events and includes gourmet family style meals. 

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For bigger events, the Grand Lawn, located at the base of Bachelor Gulch Express, offers views of the Rocky Mountains. The 4,800-square-foot space can accommodate up to 400 guests for a seated, ceremony-style event and up to 300 for reception-style events.

While Beaver Creek Mountain is known for its skiing, during the warmer months it is a popular golf destination. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch was recently awarded a 2017 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Resort – Rockies/Great Plains” and named a “Top Western U.S. Golf Resort” by Condé Nast Traveler.

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