CABINFEVER

                           Courtesy Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

A RUSTIC OASIS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE RITZ-CARLTON PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE AREA’S EARLY SETTLERS.

STUDENTS OF COLORADO HISTORY will know that Bachelor Gulch is named for the small group of men who staked claims in this high-altitude paradise above the Vail Valley in the early 1900s. They built cabins and lived out their unmarried lives amid the snow-capped peaks.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has recently relocated one of these extraordinary—and perfectly preserved—homes close to the main lodge and made it available for weddings, rehearsal dinners and other events year-round. John Anderson’s two-room abode is essentially unchanged from its time as one of the original bachelor pads (although the outhouse has been updated).

In the colder months, Anderson’s Cabin is the ideal setting for an evening meal, either pre- or post-nuptials, for up to 14 guests. The raclette and fondue dinner is a cheesy delight, and depending on the weather, you can opt for s’mores around the campfire in addition to wedding cake for dessert.

In the summer, wedding parties can take advantage of the cabin’s expansive porch. Events can be scheduled for up to 50 people, and couples can indulge in the extensive catering and wine list options offered by the resort.

Whenever your wedding, Anderson’s Cabin is a way to connect with the mountains for a Colorado ceremony with style.

From $1,995
0130 Daybreak Ridge, Avon, CO