10 Shops to Stop: Beaver Creek
The intimate Beaver Creek Village covers all the bases. Here are some top spots for good eats, whimsical art galleries, and shops selling some of the world’s oldest artifacts.
Salad Pizzas from Blue Moose are a dynamite combination of two of America’s favorite meals. Whole wheat crust is topped with an array of ingredients before crisp romaine is placed on top. The Mediterranean Salad Pizza is made with roasted red peppers, onions, tomatoes and spinach along with melted feta and mozzarella.
When it comes to plain ole pies the creativity keeps rocking. The Autumn Pizza is made with crimini mushrooms, parsley, parmesan, garlic, truffle oil, olive oil and goat cheese. Order the Buffalo Wing Pizza and you may find yourself licking your fingers! The pizza joint also serves up hot Italian entrees, salads and subs. Red checkered table clothes along with kid-colored pictures of moose’s covering the walls make this a great choice for a mountain casual experience.
76 Avondale Lane
With six slopeside locations, Beaver Creek Sports is ready to get you on the mountain as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether you are a beginner skier or advanced, knowledgeable employees will make sure you have skis to best suit you. Friendly customer service representatives keep lines moving quickly and make sure you are swept away by first chair. Every accessory and apparel item you need to stay warm on the slopes is also sold inside.
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Play bartender at this savvy wine bar with the Enomcatic Wine Dispenser. It’s only one of three Colorado, making this a signature experience. Choose from 1.5 oz taste, a 3 oz, 1/2 glass or a 6 oz full glass. The 1.5 oz taste is perfect to get a sample of pricier wines. At the bar, the selection expands with more than 80 wines from across the world to top off glasses. You will also find one of the few tapas menus in Beaver Creek. Some top items: Bacon Wrapped Dates, Deviled Eggs, and Balsamic Ships Gratin.
210 Offerson Road, Suite C201
Just steps from the ice skating rink, Beaver Crepes is serving up delicious made to order crepes! If you have a case of the sweets, try the Figure Skater which is made with apples, dried cranberries, cinnamon and sugar. If you are looking for a savory option there are several options chalked up. The First Chair is made with bacon, egg whites and cheese. Fireside seats available!
60 Avondale Lane
Avon, CO 81620
Take a piece of Scotland home with you! Hawick Cashmere sells several options of cashmere sweaters in more than 50 popping colors! After picking a shade and style that best suites you, your order is made are the Scotland factory, then shipped to you. The 138 year old company is produces an array of garments from sweater, scarves and jumpers for men and women.
112B Beaver Creek Plaza
Displayed prominently in a second floor window, the giant ground sloth fossil pulls several curious people inside this gem of a store. The massive fossil, which is for sale, is one of the most complete fossils discovered. The store also sells fossils on a smaller scale, decorative objects for homes and a collection of meteorites and minerals. You can’t leave without handpicking a geode and having an employee crack it open before you leave! ”I love watching the looks on people’s faces when they discover their childhood again,” says store owner Rick Rolater.
61 Avondale Ln. Avon, CO 81620
Lace up and get ready for a catch foot spiral! This outdoor ice skating rink is smack in the middle of the Beaver Creek Village and boasts a majestic mountain backdrop. The rink is open daily from 12-9 so you can skate under the stars. And Monday nights- the 70′s are in full force for Disco night.
Pricing: $14 adults, $8 kids 12 and under. $5 if you have your own skates.
60 Avondale Ln.
A legacy lives on at Horton Fine Art Galleries. One of the most recognized statues in Beaver Creek is the Repentance Bear, which was crafted by the namesake of the gallery, Walter Horton. (Yes, it’s the bear with an arrow stuck in his rear end, looking towards a Native American child with his bow.) Horton, a former cartoonist who also had mega talent for sculpture, died in 2010, but his son, Jesse carries on his talent. The gallery doubles as a studio where Jesse is recreating the Repentance Bear for New Jersey customer. The gallery also sells an array of artwork from both Colorado artists and artists from around the world.
158 Beaver Creek Plaza
(970) 949 1660
For a quick warm me up, sip on a made from scratch hot cocoa from Rimini. Made with three kinds of milk, two types of chocolate a sprinkle of cinnamon and vanilla, your taste buds will be delighted. Or cool off with one of the 24 flavors of gelato crafted with recipes from Rimini, Italy. For the lunch crowd- a daily soup and sandwich of the day is served. And for those wanting to pack a punch into a warm drink, order up the Irish coffee or mulled wine!
45 W. Thomas Place C-24
Buy a piece of jewelry from Love Heals inside this boutique and ten trees will be planted in Ethiopia. California based Love Heals has planted more than 1 million trees in Ethiopia by selling handcrafted jewelry. The soulful designs sparkle with colorful gemstones. From purses, clothing, jewelry and hats you may find the perfect find for your wardrobe. ”We try to find things no one else has that different and from an international crowd.”
At the east end of the ice rink