The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – a luxurious retreat perched in the midst of the majestic Rocky Mountains – will be offering guests and locals an unparalleled opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare total solar eclipse visible throughout the skies on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Beginning in Lincoln City, Oregon at approximately 11:15 a.m. MST and ending near Charleston, South Carolina at 12:48 p.m. MST, the ‘Great American Eclipse’ will be clearly visible over the resort, which is proposed in over 90% path of totality. The first total eclipse visible only in the USA since the country’s founding in 1776, Avon, Colorado – home of Beaver Creek Mountain – is one of just five cities across the nation that will be treated to some of the most spectacular views of this unusual natural phenomenon.
The only Ritz-Carlton property in the world hosting an event in honor of the eclipse – and one of the only resorts in the direct path of the eclipse – The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will be offering the following experiences and activities for participants to enjoy:
Ritz Kids will be hosting a special craft session at 10:30 a.m. by making a personal pinhole camera for an extra special way to view the eclipse. Along with the daily guided hike offered as part of the resort’s Naturalist Program, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will be hosting a special activity before and during the time of the eclipse to learn fascinating facts not only about the skies, but the local plants and animals that thrive during Colorado’s beautiful summer months. The Resort’s Great Lawn and Mountainside Terrace are perfectly positioned to view the eclipse with the special viewing glasses.
Solar Eclipse Massage
Inspired by the surrounding beauty and anchored around the region’s most natural ingredients, The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be joining the festivities as well. For guests 18 years of age and above, the spa is delighted to provide a 5-minute chair massage during the eclipse – a truly unique offer like nothing else!
Specialty Cocktail & Mocktail
Served throughout the resort’s dining outlets on Monday, August 21st, guests can commemorate this historic natural phenomenon with a menu of specialty cocktails developed by the Resort’s expert mixologists. The Total Eclipse is coconut rum based and shaken with Jägermeister pineapple juice, the Blue Moon, a Grey Goose Oranj-based mixed with blue curacao and Contreau and the Solar Flare is not to be missed with a homemade blueberry vodka and simple syrup.
In the evening, once the eclipse has passed, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch can delight guided sunset strolls which are offered in the warmer months. Stargazing & Snowshoeing, a winter favorite, is offered throughout the snowy months, where an expert Resident Naturalist takes adventure-seekers through an enlightening experience as they teach them about celestial navigation and point out key stars, planets, and constellations.
For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and its offerings, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/bachelor-gulch or dial the resort at 970-748-6200.