The Ritz Carlton Club Bachelor Gulch, Colorado is “The Largest Log Structure in North America”
Custom Millwork, Hand Hewn Timber Frames, Log Posts & Reclaimed Beams, & Architectural Stonework
Architect: HKS & Hart Howerton
Developer: Athens Group & Richard Frazee
Interior Design: Wilson and Associates
Timber Frame & Timberwrights: Bitterroot Timber Frames of MT
Photography: Ritz Carlton Club & HKS
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Ritz Carlton Club Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, the world class 11 story, grand lodge style boasts 238 rooms, 23 privately owned penthouses, and elegant public gathering places, all totaling more than 500,00 square feet.
“In the early 1900s – the era of Theodore Roosevelt and the emerging American West – famed architect Robert Reamer designed The Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. The Inn soon became the model for lodges in western North America and eventually inspired the ‘parkitecture’ of spectacular hotels such as The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.
Built with indigenous hewn-timber and stone, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch captures the essence of the surrounding national forest. With notched and joined massive timber, forged ironwork and stonework, dormer windows, broad sweeping gables, and log balconies.
Until the mid-1930s, grand, historic lodges proliferated in the pioneering West, eventually inspiring the construction of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – the first resort to be built in authentic parkitecture style in over 50 years.” The Ritz Carlton
“Bitterroot Timber Frames provided a comprehensive resource for the materials, craftsmanship, local manpower, and service we needed to construct the world class Ritz Carlton. Based on their expertise and level of commitment, we have the utmost confidence that we chose the right company for the project. ” Richard Frazee of the Athens Group.
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