Beginning in Lincoln City, Oregon at approximately 11:15 a.m. MST and ending near Charleston, South Carolina at 12:48 p.m. MST, the ‘Great American Eclipse’ will be clearly visible over the resort, which is proposed in over 90% path of totality. The first total eclipse visible only in the USA since the country’s founding in 1776, Avon, Colorado – home of Beaver Creek Mountain – is one of just five cities across the nation that will be treated to some of the most spectacular views of this unusual natural phenomenon.
The only Ritz-Carlton property in the world hosting an event in honor of the eclipse – and one of the only resorts in the direct path of the eclipse – The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will be offering the following experiences and activities for participants to enjoy:
Ritz Kids will be hosting a special craft session at 10:30 a.m. by making a personal pinhole camera for an extra special way to view the eclipse. Along with the daily guided hike offered as part of the resort’s Naturalist Program, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will be hosting a special activity before and during the time of the eclipse to learn fascinating facts not only about the skies, but the local plants and animals that thrive during Colorado’s beautiful summer months. The Resort’s Great Lawn and Mountainside Terrace are perfectly positioned to view the eclipse with the special viewing glasses.
Solar Eclipse Massage
Inspired by the surrounding beauty and anchored around the region’s most natural ingredients, The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be joining the festivities as well. For guests 18 years of age and above, the spa is delighted to provide a 5-minute chair massage during the eclipse – a truly unique offer like nothing else!
Specialty Cocktail & Mocktail
Served throughout the resort’s dining outlets on Monday, August 21st, guests can commemorate this historic natural phenomenon with a menu of specialty cocktails developed by the Resort’s expert mixologists. The Total Eclipse is coconut rum based and shaken with Jägermeister pineapple juice, the Blue Moon, a Grey Goose Oranj-based mixed with blue curacao and Contreau and the Solar Flare is not to be missed with a homemade blueberry vodka and simple syrup.
In the evening, once the eclipse has passed, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch can delight guided sunset strolls which are offered in the warmer months. Stargazing & Snowshoeing, a winter favorite, is offered throughout the snowy months, where an expert Resident Naturalist takes adventure-seekers through an enlightening experience as they teach them about celestial navigation and point out key stars, planets, and constellations.
For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and its offerings, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/bachelor-gulch or dial the resort at 970-748-6200.
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton South Carolina
Sitting on 20,000 acres in Bluffton, South Carolina, Montage Palmetto Bluff’s Village Green makes for the perfect viewing location to see the solar eclipse for the first time in 40 years. The resort’s Village Green exhibits South Carolina’s lush landscape and overlooks the May River. Offering a spacious area, the Village Green makes for the perfect viewing spot to see the solar eclipse for the first time in 40 years. In honor of this momentous occasion, the resort’s Buffalo’s Restaurant and River House Lounge will be serving a dedicated Summer Eclipse cocktail, the “Blood Moon.” The eclipse in Bluffton can first be seen at 1:15 pm, at its maximum at 2:46 pm, and ends at 4:09 pm.
The Nines, Portland, Oregon
The first total solar eclipse in the past few decades will occur this summer stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, and the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon has the perfect viewing experience! The eclipse’s shadow will first touch the Oregon coast at 10:15 a.m. on August 21st before it travels across the state. To celebrate, the Nines is offering an exclusive “Eclipse Package” available August 18-22, 2017 where guests will enjoy accommodations in a Superior Guest Room, two tickets to the OMSI Planetarium, a map of the Eclipse path and Nines picnic blanket perfect for viewing coziness, as well as a special commemorative amenity to mark this rare occasion. Packages start at $289.
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Omni Mount Washington Resort will host an exclusive eclipse event on August 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST with Douglas Arion, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Carthage College. He will simulcast the eclipse from his observing location in Stanley, Idaho, which will be broadcasted at the resort. And, weather permitting; a telescope will also be set up to view the partial eclipse that will be visible over the skies of New Hampshire.
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Los Angeles, California
Travelers visiting Los Angeles this August can book a stay at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Guests will be able to enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood Hills, and Downtown Los Angeles from the hotel’s rooftop, where guests are invited to view the solar eclipse event. InterContinental Los Angeles Century City will have a partial view between 9:00am and 10:00am PST in Los Angeles on their rooftop, offerings travelers a place to gain a new perspective of the sky.