Bachelor Gulch Condos
Vail Valley’s Bachelor Gulch sits between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead linked by the Interconnect – the world famous Village-to-Village ski trails that let you effortlessly traverse through these quaint villages and right up to its many ski in/ski out condos, town homes and single family residences. The 1400 acre community originally homesteaded by a small group of somewhat off centered but hardworking farmers in the late 1800’s and then abandoned by them during the Great Depression is now Vail Valleys only on-mountain planned community.
Through strict conservation of its natural setting and by enforcing limited commercial and residential development Bachelor Gulch will retain its small town charm indefinitely. Entrée to Bachelor Gulch begins by a drive down a vista filled winding road leading to the 24 hour manned gated entrance. Featuring a population density level only one fourth that of Beaver Creek’s and much lower than Vail Village, less than 800 residential units have been planned for Bachelor Gulch. Of those, only slightly more than 100 are single-family homes with the rest being a mixture of town houses, community style residences and condos. Under the advice and direction of the acclaimed architect and planner Robert Lamb Hart the design of Bachelor Gulch reflects the grand lodge style derived from some of our most important national parks such as Grand Teton, Zion, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
By using rural building materials such as stone, logs, and timber the homes and other structures blend seamlessly into the surrounding natural beauty of the region. The village center itself has been designed as an intimate collection of restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and ski services clustered inconspicuously around the base of Bachelor Gulch Express. A Ritz Carlton resort covering approximately 60 percent of the village center includes 240 rooms, a restaurant and lobby bar, a 20,000 square foot fitness center and spa, meeting rooms and conference facilities as well as the offering the entire array of skier services one would expect. Both the village and the on-mountain residences have easy access to the Bachelor Gulch Express chairlift and all property owners are eligible to join the immensely popular and exclusive Bachelor Gulch Club located at the intersection of the Cabin Fever and Stirrup ski runs featuring private on-mountain dining at its elegant Zach’s Cabin.
If its direct ski access in winter and/or idyllic beauty in summer you desire Bachelor Gulch is a special flavor of the Rocky Mountain lifestyle you should own a part of. This rare opportunity to live “On the Mountain” is limited for only a select few.