Beaver creek, CO--do we need to rent a car?

Jul 27th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Beaver creek, CO--do we need to rent a car?

We are looking at taking a timeshare in Beaver Creek , CO in August. We can do okay as far as airfare, but the car rental prices are very high for the week. Do we really need one, or will we be able to get around with the public transportation available? Do the buses allow you to bring your golf clubs onboard?
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Jul 27th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Nope, you will need a car. The public transportation in BCreek is very limited and same for Avon. What airport are you using? If DIA then the shuttle to and from BCreek probably will equal the cost of a car rental.
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Jul 27th, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Agree that you will need a car; you can rent bikes to ride to edwards or to/from vail but I wouldnt' plan on using that as your main form of transportation. The buses are fair but again, I would not want to use them exclusively. Check into the shuttle fares and determine if that is more costly than a car. consider renting 'off airport' and you may get a better price. There are cabs around as well but if you total it all up, the car may still be a good deal.
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Jul 28th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Had some further thoughts about your question. Is the time share actually in Beaver Creek? Have noticed that sometimes people will refer to a time share in BC when it is actually in Avon. BC, itself, is somewhat isolated up a narrow valley. And there is very little actually at BC. The golf courses are actually in the valley at Edwards, Avon, and Vail. And you can take clubs on a bus. And, again, which airport are you using?
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Jul 28th, 2010, 09:44 AM
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Car rentals are expensive everywhere then - it doesn't give much of a choice!
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Jul 29th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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Have you considered a more public transit friendly location in the area like Vail?
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Jul 29th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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This is my rant for the day. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to respond to these questions. We are trying to help someone, have asked some questions for clarification and get no response. Come on, help us help you. Lets have a conversation.
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Jul 30th, 2010, 06:24 AM
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Sorry I couldn't follow up sooner---I do very much appreciate the responses. I have had a hellish week at work. The property was the Post Montane, and we haven't booked the flight yet because we aren't sure we want to exchange until we figure out the relative costs. The car rental was around $600 for the week--I don't think we've ever had to pay that much anywhere for that, and we travel as much as possible. It sounded like it was actually in BC, not Avon. Maybe something in Vail will pop up...Thanks so much-
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Jul 30th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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The Post Montane, which is a very nice property, is in BC. I would want a car in BC so I could go to Vail, Edwards, Minturn, etc. easily. However, there are shuttle buses (at least from BC to Vail). I suggest calling or emailing the Post Montane to ask about the availability of shuttles.
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Jul 30th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Based on what you all recommended, we found a rental car that wasn't too much more than the round trips on the shuttles would be, so we are going to go that route and fly into DIA. Thanks so much for the help.
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Jul 30th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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just as a suggestion, stop and buy groceries on your way out of denver; the BC/Avon/Vail area is really expensive (at least we thought $5/gal of milk in BC village was a bit high)
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Jul 30th, 2010, 03:46 PM
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I think you will be happier with a car. Good choice.
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