One of Colorado’s most beautiful and popular ski towns, Breckenridge is a classic alpine paradise. With its picturesque Rocky Mountain location, this lovely town provides some of the best views in the state. Visit during the winter for days of boarding and skiing, or come in the summer to hike Quandry Peak or ride a mountain bike down spine-tingling trails. Local Breckenridge vacation rentals create a cozy home base for exploring the rest of the area’s activities which include ice skating, sledding, theater, dancing and more.
1. Downtown Breckenridge
You’re never far from dinner or an apres ski cocktail in Downtown Breckenridge. With its Western-style storefronts and colorful buildings, this picturesque neighborhood exudes classic mountain town charm. Prep for a day on the slopes with a hearty breakfast at a local diner such as Columbine Cafe before you make the short walk to the Quicksilver Super 6 lift or the BreckConnect Gondola. After dark, freshen up at your vacation rental before experiencing the Breckenridge social scene at a popular local spot, such as The Canteen or Modis.
2. Breckenridge Ski Resort
Vacation rentals near the Breckenridge Ski Resort give you fast access to beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. Four chairlifts sit steps from your front door, so you can be on the mountain in minutes. Most local rentals are condos with high-end amenities and family-friendly perks such as pools and hot tubs. The BreckConnect Gondola operates nearby so you can leave your car behind for trips into town. If you’re visiting in the summer, hike the nearby peaks or get a thrill on the zip line, alpine slide, and more.
3. Lehman Gulch
Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to some of Colorado’s best runs with a vacation rental in Lehman Gulch. The Beaver Run Super Chair and the Quicksilver Super 6 are available to shuttle you up the mountain. When you need a break from skiing, rent a pair of snowshoes for an easy hike along the Burro Trail. Walk a few minutes to grab dinner in town, bring your little ones to the Mountain Top Children’s Museum. During the summer, a wide variety of hiking trails makes it easy to see the mountains on foot.
4. Sawmill Gulch
Stay within walking distance of all of Breckenridge’s major ski resorts in Sawmill Gulch. This residential area, which sits just a few blocks west of downtown and features a wealth of beautiful condos to make your vacation more comfortable. The Breck Free Ride shuttle stops in the neighborhood, so you can reach Peaks seven and eight without worrying about traffic or parking. Pick up extra ski or snowboard gear at the many local pro shops, and explore the area on two wheels using the Blue River Bikeway.
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If you’re visiting Breckenridge with a large group then you should start your vacation rental search in Grandview. Here, spacious mountain-style homes set among tall pines, creating plenty of space for all of your guests. Pack up your equipment for a day of high-speed skiing and boarding at the nearby Breckenridge Ski Resort or if you’d prefer to stay at lower elevations, head for the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. For a change of pace, tour the historic Lomax Placer Mine to learn about the local mining history.
6. Independence SuperChair
Access Breckenridge’s far northern terrain from your vacation rental near the Independence SuperChair. This high-speed six-pack lift delivers you to the top of Peak Seven; it also makes it easy to get to the Kensho SuperChair, which serves the thrilling terrain of Peak Six. When the snow melts, escape the crowds with a visit to the nearby Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve for easy hikes and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Ski Hill Road connects you to downtown, and the Breck Free Ride shuttle provides safe rides year round.
7. North Breckenridge
Book a property close to Breckenridge’s best restaurants and shops in the northern end of the downtown area. Slightly removed from the heart of the action, this neighborhood provides a quieter atmosphere to ensure that you get a full night’s sleep before a day on the slopes. Here, adorable candy-colored cottages stand near elegant condo complexes, ensuring a variety of accommodation options. Don’t worry about driving here, the BreckConnect Gondola stops in the area and brings you to the ski hill in comfort.
8. Northeast Breckenridge
Lose yourself in the beautiful mountain scenery in Northeast Breckenridge. As a primarily residential area, this neighborhood brings a sense of peace to your vacation. Choose from a variety of vacation rentals, from well-kept apartment complexes to palatial mansions. Properties near Reiling Road tend to have the best views in the area, so you can wake up to the sunrise over snow-capped peaks. Hop on Main Street to get downtown or to the slopes; if you’re visiting in the winter, a four-wheel-drive vehicle can give you confidence on snowy roads.
9. East Breckenridge
Feel like a fortunate year-round resident in East Breckenridge. Enjoy the comfortable vibe with a modest home closer to downtown, or live like mountain royalty in a private residence on Gold Flake Terrace or Pine Street. No matter where you stay Main Street is a quick walk away; a convenient trail connector system links the higher-elevation roads to the main neighborhood, so there’s no need to drive.
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