Thursday, February 25, 2010
We spent three nights at the Westin Riverfront Resort, in Avon, Colorado at the end of January. This beautiful new property lies at the base of the Beaver Creek ski area and has its own gondola to shuttle you up the mountain, which was one of the best features of our stay. The ski valet located at the base of the elevators and just steps from the gondola made getting on and off the mountain that much easier.
Our spacious suite had floor to ceiling windows,
a wrap around deck, and sweeping views of the mountain range. We had a full sized and fully stocked kitchen. The bathrooms have the Heavenly dual shower head with the option to use only one of the heads to save water. The Westin's commitment to the environment went further: there are recycle bins, energy saving appliances and lighting, an opt out for new sheets and towels, and a $5 resort credit each day you choose to not use housekeeping.
The uber-comfy beds have Heavenly sheets, down comforters and pillows and iPod docking stations. The only thing that interrupted our sleep was the heat in the room which crept up during the night, prompting us to crack the patio door.
There were three outdoor infinity hot tubs looking over the mountains and a lap pool. There's also a huge gym with yoga and spin studios. The staff at the gym specialize in triathlon training, not that we had any energy after a long day on the mountain. The fabulous Spa Anjali is adjacent to the pool. Here's the unforgettable view from our room:
We ski Vail and Beaver Creek each year; but normally stay with friends. This was one of the best trips we've had and one that we'd readily recommend to all of our friends. The Westin is currently offering a "buy three nights/get the fourth night free" package as well as a winter ski getaway package that includes lift tickets, breakfast for two and valet parking.
The Jet Set Girls were given a special rate during our stay.