Beaver Creek Lodge
Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado’s Vail Valley, this sprawling, 72-suite property is known for its contemporary take on the area’s rustic, mountain vibe. Every room is furnished with a gas fireplace, leather sofa, and kitchenette; the pillow-topped beds, complete with massive leather headboards and faux-fur throws, add to the unexpectedly modern feel. In the hotel’s restaurant, Rocks Modern Grill, Chef Mike Spalla serves hearty versions of classic American burgers and steak, and there are dozens of other choices within walking distance in the surrounding pedestrian village. But the convenience doesn’t end there: the hotel is connected to the slopes via escalator; ride up and you’ll be at Centennial Lift in mere minutes.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.