Drawing inspiration from its awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain backdrop, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch proudly presents its Summer Wildflower Program – a nod to Colorado’s abundance of vibrant wildflowers that bloom between June and August every summer and are found just steps outside the resort.
With hundreds of varieties spanning every color of the rainbow, the lush Colorado landscape is covered with pops of bold pinks, bright yellows, deep violets, clean whites, rich blacks and more. The current resort-wide program offers guests a unique way to experience Colorado’s natural wonders. From daily nature hikes led by the resort’s Resident Naturalists, to wildflower-infused spa treatments, to specialty floral cocktails, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch provides an immersive summer escape for every type of traveler.
Be fully immersed in the beauty of the Colorado wildflower season. Explore vast meadows and winding trails with vibrant colors on a private 90-minute guided hike with an expert Resort Naturalist. Then, retreat back to the Bachelor Gulch Spa for a 90-minute signature massage infused with a choice of a wildflower essential oil, each containing natural restorative benefits.
Wind burned, sun damaged or dry skin and lips will be transformed with products made for Colorado’s unique climate. The Après Sun spa treatment is essential for active and adventurous guests. Skilled estheticians will repair and replenish skin, leaving it with a healthy, hydrated glow.
For guests who enjoy bringing the wildlife to the indoors, the beauty of Colorado wildflower season can be experienced in cocktail form with a trio of handcrafted floral cocktails, offered exclusively during summer months in Buffalos. Signature seasonal cocktails include a Lavender Cucumber Spritz (lavender, cucumber, lemon, Woody Creek gin, seltzer); Blossoming Bouquet (Ketel One Citroen, white wine, orange blossom water, lemon juice, simple syrup); and Rhubarb Bellini (Moët & Chandon Champagne, St. Germaine elderflower liquor, rhubarb syrup).
Led by the resort’s expert Resident Naturalists, guests can learn about and explore the picturesque scenery that surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. From Daily Group Hikes through the surrounding White River National Forest, to Mountainside Bird Watching, to Fire Building and S’mores, guests can actively relish in all the beauty and adventure Colorado has to offer. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip by using a wood burning tool to etch a unique design into your choice of a wooden cheese board or coaster set.
Guests wishing for a private activity can select from a range of adventures, from Canine Adventure Hikes with Bachelor or Belle (the resort’s resident canines) to Sunset Strolls including stargazing and Native American legends along the way. Or even Village-to-Village Hikes to Beaver Creek Village and Perfectly Paired Picnics featuring scenic wildflower hikes to a secluded spot, followed by a gourmet lunch with sparkling water, wine/bubbly or Colorado microbrews.