Destination Wedding Spotlight: Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado

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Dreaming of a destination wedding atop alpine slopes? Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado are charming and under the radar destination wedding locations. Packed with many gorgeous venues and hotels, they are perfectly set up to host your ultimate mountain nuptials. With so, so much to do; your guests will love exploring the shops and restaurants, hiking, biking, or horseback riding and skiing and skating in the winter. Guests won't have to go far to go for a great hike; the mountains are essentially in the backyard of all the hotels and resorts. We've rounded up a list of our favorite venues and hotels to consider when planning a family-friendly destination wedding or a romantic escape in the great outdoors.

Lodge at Lionshead Vail, Colorado

Just a few steps away from Gore Creek, this Lodge at Lionshead has a village of condos offering their guests  a cozy "at home experience" with the luxury of a full service concierge. Perfect for a large group, your guests can rent their own condos and have access to great amenities like fitness center, heated  pools and hot tub, saunas, and complimentary cruiser bikes to get around.

Game Creek Chalet Vail, Colorado

High above Vail Village, nestled in the glades of the Game Creek Bowl, rests the cozy Game Creek Chalet — a 4 bedroom, 5 bath secluded cabin with its own personal concierge service, personal chef, snowshoes, Snowcat transportation and more. During winter, the chalet becomes a secluded hideaway—10,500 feet atop Vail Mountain.

The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort  Vail, Colorado

The Lodge at Vail is a historic property, the first hotel in Vail!  It is a favorite spot among locals and Vail visitors alike. Located just steps away from the new Gondola One. The Lodge at Vail is located in the heart of the city's dining and shopping scene, the historic hotel offers an alpine chalet charm coupled with impeccable service. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of powdery white mountaintops and snow-trimmed evergreens from the renowned fire pit outside of the newly renovated restaurant offering mountain comfort cuisine, Cucina — an unbeatable location in the heart of Vail Village for an aprés ski scene.

The Arrabelle, A RockResort Vail, Colorado

The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a luxury resort hotel created in the spirit of the grand alpine hotels of historic Europe, and is nestled against the base of North America's premier ski resort. The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers old world charm and the timeless elegance of Europe’s grand resorts, with the romance and world-class style of Vail’s alpine heritage.

Trappers Cabin  Beaver Creek, CO

Hidden away at 9,500 feet in the mountains of Beaver Creek surrounding by Spruce Trees sits Trappers Cabin, a luxury mountain top get away. A place for a family, group or romantic retreat into timeless solitude with uber-luxe amenities. Guests get a private escort via snow pad to the cabin and are provided with private chefs and unrivaled access to the best slopes on the mountain

The Osprey, A RockResort  Beaver Creek, Colorado

Boasting the closest location to a chairlift in North America at 26 feet, this slope-side Beaver Creek, Colorado hotel welcomes guests with a sophisticated, alpine-chic ambiance that continues into each and every guest room. The Osprey at Beaver Creek offers 45 luxurious accommodations and two penthouse residences, sophisticated alpine-chic décor, a premier après scene, and posh, yet playful services and amenities. The boutique hotel features an outdoor heated pool with lounge seating, a fire pit and full bar service.

The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch Beaver Creek, Colorado

If you're feeling fancy, book a room at the Ritz for the night of your wedding; it's unbelievably luxurious, but somehow isn't intimidating.  Celebrities and socialites  have been known to stay there, probably because it feels so private. The Ritz Carlton has a gorgeous luxury spa that is 21,000 square feet. If you want some serious pampering they have 19+ treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, co-ed grottos, and hot/cold plunge pools.  If you are looking for a laid back escape focused on renewal and relaxation this is the hotel for you.
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