Bear’s Creek is more royal hunting lodge than mountain chalet.
Great stags flank the enormous stone fireplace, an ornate chandelier hangs down from the wood-beamed roof and huge windows look out over stunning Rocky Mountain scenery. Minutes from Aspen Mountain, Bear’s Creek has an opulent open-plan dining room and living area decked out with heavy wood furniture, original art and ornate rugs. The granite and wood kitchen is a foodie’s dream – it comes equipped with two ovens, a Viking stove and even a private chef, should you request one. This is one seriously grande dame of a chalet: there’s a teak BBQ area, an outdoor Jacuzzi and the magnificent master suite comes with its own sitting room, hot tub and fireplace. Après-ski hasn’t been neglected; you can have the ache massaged from your legs as part of your own personal spa treatment, or you can sit back on the voluptuous sofas to enjoy a glass of wine from Bear’s Creek’s own climate-controlled wine cellar.
From £10,892 for seven nights (020 8123 3375’villazzo.com).
Come here for: fantastic skiing and luxury après-ski.
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