Friday, May 16, 2008

Once in a Lifetime Retreat...

In this case, I guess it's true when they say, "it's not what you know, but who you know...." Fortunately for JP and myself, we had the very unique opportunity to stay a couple nights at the Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek as guests! The fiance of my husband's sister has made some connections with various affluent clients who are willing to share their getaway destinations with him. So, when they asked us if we'd like to come up and stay with them in the 11th floor penthouse, (where supposedly numerous celebrities have stayed ) it was hard to say no!

Let me tell you, this place was over-the-top with grand furnishings, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, a dining area and cozy fireplace den along with a wine cellar and a private stairway exit for those certain guests of fame who'd prefer to not be seen. Coming from a fairly humble background, I've never experienced anything quite like it, and I certainly cannot imagine spending a high 4-digit per night figure to stay here. But when it's complimentary, then it's certainly an experience well worth checking out :) I'll post a few images below of our fantasy getaway...

~ Johanna


* The two of us down by the pool in our guest robes...


* JP dips his toe in the water... the steep facade of the lodge-style Ritz Carlton looms behind him...


* The view from the main balcony of the penthouse overlooks a ski run...They say this is the best time of year to relax there as it's quiet with ski season being over...


* Looking down at the pool and hot tubs...


* A day trip to Vail... JP and I lean against a bridge over a mountain creek...

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Johanna!! Beautiful...lucky girl you. And free on top of it. Who could ask for more??

Anonymous said...

How lucky for you! What an amazing destination!

BJ

Designs by CK said...

WOW Lucky you (both of U)!

How fun & glad you were able to go!

Have a great & creative week. :)

Hugs,
CK

MORNA said...

Sure does look like fun!

Leah Stone Art said...

Boy how could you say no! I'm green for sure! Looks like you had a great time.

Leah

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

WOW! Now that looks like fun! Lucky U! So beautiful....and so free too! LOL!

hugs,
Joycee

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Whoa!! What can one say!!! Wonder what will be next???!!!!! Hugs, Trudy