My family and I stayed at the Bear Paw resort in a 3 bedroom condo for 6 nights and loved the property. This is the third consecutive summer we've spent a week in Vail/Beaver Creek. We've previously stayed in the Vail Four Seasons and then the Ritz Carlton Club in Vail. We found the Bear Paw to be just as nice a facility as both of those properties in Vail.
Bear Paw is in Bachelor Gulch, which is the nicest part of Beaver Creek. It's located at the top of Beaver Creek so the condo is over 1,000 ft above the rest of Beaver Creek, which made for amazing views from the property. We stayed on the 4th floor (top floor) in a 3 bedroom condo. The views out all windows were excellent. There is a full kitchen and a grill on the deck that we used to cook several breakfasts and even had steaks one night grilled on the deck, which made for a nice break from venturing out. There is also a very nice pool and hot tub area that is literally 20 feet from one of the ski runs, so it's right on the side of the mountain, which is very relaxing. There is also a private underground parking garage, which is very convenient and I'd imagine in the winter this would be a huge benefit. Lastly, there is ski storage on the first floor. We were there in Summer, but were able to store our luggage rack carrier in there so we didn't have to carry it on the roof of the SUV all week.
One thing to note is the properly is approx 15 minutes up the hill, so you're not right next to restaurants, etc. We found this ideal, since we had some privacy, yet could take a very accomadating shuttle down to the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch (they do S'mores every night there which is great for kids), or down into Beaver Creek for meals, etc. If you want to walk to restaurants or the village, this is not ideal, but if you're looking for amazing views and peacefulness, this is the place for you. Again, I would rate this property just as highly as our stays at the much more expensive Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton, so it's also a great value for the luxury.
As you can tell, I highly recommend this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Paw Beaver Creek Lodge offers two and three bedroom platinum-plus rated condominiums. This ski-in/ski-out property includes an outdoor heated pool, three outdoor hot tubs, heated underground parking and a complimentary computer in the lobby. Guests have complimentary access to the outdoor pool and hot tub at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, and access to its state-of-the-art spa and fitness center for a daily fee. Enjoy easy access to the Beaver Creek Mountain ski lifts. ... more less