By Julie Dugdale
As the sun dips below the Rockies, a warm alpenglow shimmers across the horizon, casting the rolling hills beyond your back porch in a delicate blush-pink hue.
Aspens stand tall and regal in every direction, their shadows long over the powdery blanket of newly fallen snow in the woods.
A faint breeze whispers through the mountain air, and you wrap your hands more tightly around a steaming mug of hot cocoa.
The view, and the silence, is sublime.
When the last vestiges of daylight have evaporated, you turn from the porch and duck inside your cabin to the toasty warmth of a wood-burning fireplace.
A pair of slippers waits by the door, so you slide off your boots and pad over to the hearthside sofa where your family is gathered, reliving their adventures on the mountain.
Heavenly aromas waft in from the gleaming stainless-steel kitchen, where your personal chef is preparing dinner; tonight’s menu features spicy roasted filet of beef with potato enchiladas and avocado-tomatillo relish.
All you need to worry about is which bottle of wine to open and when to hit the hot tub for a soothing soak under the stars.
It’s as close to a fairytale as you can imagine—and it’s all yours at
Tucked away from the bustle of the resort in its own enclave, the cabin is also just a short ski down from the Bachelor Gulch Express Lift, and serves as a gateway to everything Beaver Creek offers: world-class intermediate and beginner terrain surrounding the cabin, pristine Nordic skiing trails through national forest land, surreal backcountry adventures for the adrenaline-inclined, snowshoeing galore (eight pairs of adult snowshoes come with the cabin), and access to a trio of exclusive on-mountain eateries—Beano’s, Allie’s, and Zach’s cabins.
You’ll check into The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a RockResort, where, depending on your arrival hour, you can either hop aboard a snow cat for an exciting ride up the mountain, or click into your skis to make some turns before skiing right to the cabin’s front door.
Either way, your luggage arrives by snow cat, which is driven by your “cabin keeper”—just consider him your personal concierge and chauffeur during your stay.
Need groceries for the week?
The cabin keeper can shop a full grocery list for you.
Want to make dinner reservations in Beaver Creek Village?
The cabin keeper can shuttle you down the mountain by snow cat after the lifts stop running and drive you back up the hill when you’re ready to retreat to your cozy abode.
He’ll be on hand to help serve your in-cabin dinners prepared by the chef, and he can whip you up a breakfast spread in the morning to keep you going all day long.
Need a spa appointment to work out those ski-weary muscles?
Ski rentals? Lessons? Check, check, and check.
Don’t give another thought to logistics and transportation—your cabin keeper can customize all of it.
Trappers Cabin is the only property in Colorado that offers this level of personal service and 24-hour attention to make your stay as seamless—and luxurious—as possible.
The next morning, you rise with the sun for a hot cup of coffee.
A new log on the fire gets a good morning blaze going, and a comforting woodsy scent filters through the cabin.
Sunlight slants in through the windows, bringing with it the promise of adventure.
The kids are headed to ski school for the day while the adults explore the mountain and lunch at the new on-mountain, Euro-inspired Talons Restaurant.
Before the troops start stirring, you bundle up and grab a pair of snowshoes for an early walk through the woods.
A cloudless sky above the towering aspens suggests the makings of a bluebird day, and each step through the serene glades brings a profound sense of peace.
You trace your tracks back to your cabin in the woods and step inside where breakfast is sizzling, ski jackets are jumbled in a heap ready to hit the slopes, and talk of the day’s activities is bubbling over around the dining room table.
This is what your family will remember forever.
This is the way it should be.
Trappers Cabin is available to rent year-round, and serves as a breathtaking wedding venue.
For more information, visit www.beavercreekresortproperties.com.
Reserve your stay by calling 1-877-648-4113.