Within the United States, seldom does a small town have a perfect convergence of nature, history, sports, and festivities all year round. The town of Breckenridge, however, is an extraordinary exception to this.
Located in the heart of Colorado, Breckenridge is an alpine town at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range. Home to a renowned ski resort, Breckenridge is the second most-visited ski town in all of the United States, attracting up to 1.6 million visits annually. Yet, despite its fame as a winter retreat, this town boasts a host of year-round historic, cultural, and alpine expeditions, making it an ideal getaway for all seasons.
No matter when you choose to visit Breckenridge, there’s a vacation rental for everyone in every season. Here are 5 HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals, each ideal for winter, spring, summer, and fall:
Ah, winter – Breckenridge’s busiest season of the year, when people flock to its slopes to spend their Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year holidays. Of course, what better way to spend the festive season than in a yuletide atmosphere? Get away with the family in this residence, a Christmassy abode decked out in rustic decor and homely off-white walls. As Christmas Eve fades to Christmas Day, tuck the kids into bed and retreat to this lavish king-sized bedroom. Should your young ones need watching over, the guest bedroom offers an equally comfortable queen-sized bed and a bunk bed for the young ones. Up early? Come out to this balcony for some crisp morning air, and watch as the sun rises over the mountains and evergreens. As you prepare for the day ahead, freshen up in the opulence of this mahogany bathroom. Just look at the polished, curved sink and the detail of the shelves!
Slopeside Designer Townhome at Cedars 25
Address: by the intersection of Primrose Path and Village Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA (see map)
Price: from 470 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Places of Interest: BreckConnect Gondola (3-min drive), Mountain Top Children’s Museum (5-min walk), Blue River Plaza (10-min walk)
Designer Remodeled Townhome on Peak 9-Ski In Ski Out-Walk to Town-Pool Access505 Village Rd
Top guest reviewsa great kitchen comfortable living room and a wonderfully comfortable bedclean and great locationRead more reviewsit's in a perfect location and so close to towngreat location kids had amazing timegreat property - great location we loved it
As spring approaches, the crowds of Breckenridge should begin to die down. Don’t expect the excitement to subside, though; every year, Breckenridge ends winter with a bang, holding a town-wide celebration known as Spring Fever. Ready to spring into these sensations? Stay near the town’s centre of Main Street with an apartment in this complex. A mellow, familial simplicity awaits you in this wood-decked apartment. If the winter chill still lingers, worry not – you can warm up by the fireplace. When night falls, let the couple in your crew cuddle in this king-sized bed, complete with a comforter for extra snugness. The bedroom has an en suite bathroom too. Get up in the morning and you’re just steps away from washing. Worry not about having to take turns to brush your teeth or doll up, as two people can freshen up at once with these double sinks. This place is dubbed ‘The Best Place In Breck’ for a reason; you can catch the spring festivities at the complex’s courtyard, all from the comfort of your balcony.
The Best Location in Breck!
Address: Main Street Station, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA (see map)
Price: from 320 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Places of Interest: Mountain Top Children’s Museum (2-min walk), Blue River Plaza (6-min walk), Breckenridge National Historic District (7-min drive)
The Best Location In Breck!
Top guest reviewsamenities were great - pool hot tubs fitness equipmentthis year was as good as ever the condo was fantastic and the wifi was strongwe also loved the pool and hot tubsthe condo was clean nicely appointed and comfortablethe unit was clean and we would definitely consider staying here again
Host:the owner is very gracious and accommodatingwe got married in breckenridge last year and the owner even sent us a wine and cheese giftRead more reviewsgreat location in the heart of everythingwe loved the location of the unitgreat location close to shops and restaurantswe loved the condo and location is great2nd time in this condo next to slopes and close to all restaurants and shops very comfortable
Planning an unorthodox summer escape to Breckenridge? Spend the 4th of July with your friends and family in this bright, spacious lodge, just by the slopes of the ski resort. As the locals say, “I came for the winters and stayed for the summers”. It’s easy to see why, just look at the scenery! Enjoy outdoor summer barbecues with the panoramic views from the comfort of your private terrace. Just you, the mountain, good food, and great company … What more could you ask for? As the sun ascends beyond the Tenmile Range, rise and shine with the same breathtaking landscape right outside your window. It’s like those evergreen peaks were lifted out of a painting!
Apartment with view of Peak 8
Address: One Ski Hill Place, 1521 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424, United States (see map)
Price: from 280 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Points of Interest: Breckenridge Fun Park (1-min walk), BreckConnect Gondola (4-min drive), Blue River Plaza (5-min drive)
Fall is festival season in Breckenridge, when both locals and visitors alike come together for festivities like Halloween trick-or-treating, Oktoberfest, and the Breckenridge Film Festival. If you’re here to celebrate, settle in this commodious, two-level condo, about 12 minutes from the town’s art district. With high ceilings and a stone fireplace, this condo provides luxurious comfort to those who stay here. Kick back on the corduroy couch and keep up with local news, or tone down the pre-winter chill with the fireplace. Mossy-green-coloured walls enclose the deep-red sheets of this master bedroom, providing a deviation from Breckenridge’s trend of warm-hued or white-walled interiors. Doze off to dreamland in the comfort of the king-sized bed. When morning comes, settle in the Adirondack chairs on this private deck with a steaming cup of morning coffee. Take in the evergreen views, not something you see every autumn elsewhere! If you’re bringing along the kids for this getaway, let them find an adventure in the bunk beds. This colourful room also comes with a large, carpeted space for them to play.
Two-level Condo at Snow Drop Condos
Address: Broken Lance Drive, before Village Point Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
Price: from 185 USD
Number of Guests: 7
Places of Interest: Mountain Top Children’s Museum (8-min walk), Blue River Plaza (12-min walk), BreckConnect Gondola (7-min drive / 20-min walk)
Perfect Vacation Rental within Walking Distance to Slopes and Main Street
Top guest reviewsbeds were very comfortablethe pool and 4 hot tubs were very fun as wellit had a nice king size bed with a couple of bunk beds for the kidsthe property was very clean and the check in process was easythe place was clean and had everything we needed in terms of cooking essentialsclean efficient homey feeling place close to the slopesvery clean and beautifully remodeled all beds were super comfy and the kitchen very well stockedeasy to get to beautiful views very clean would stay here again
Host:the owner was very helpful and communicativeand owners very gentlethe owners are caring easy to communicate with and extremely responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location with an easy walk to townwonderful condo and excellent locationvery nice place great location near shuttle and walk to townperfect location to main street with a bus stop right in front of property if you need itwe really enjoyed this condo's location--half-way between the ski slopes and downtown
If Breckenridge’s year-round fun and festivities aren’t convincing enough, take a look at the Historic District! Not only does it share the same stunning mountain views as the rest of the town, but its colourful buildings add a touch of liveliness to the area, showing that old doesn’t necessarily mean boring. If the Historic District strikes your fancy, opt for an equally historic stay in the vicinity. Named Terrill House, this vintage bungalow saw the town’s Gold Rush days, making it a perfect place for any history buff to stay. Enclosed by golden walls and containing wood furnishings, this home shares the signature rustic atmosphere of most Breckenridge homes. Worry not about leaving your canine friends at home because this living room comes with a dog pen for even your most mischievous four-legged friend! When it’s time for bed, retreat to this mountain-themed queen-sized bedroom, just one of two within this property. If you’ve got a few in your party who’re not too keen on sharing beds, let them rest in these two wide, sturdy bunk beds.
Address: 203 South High Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA (see map)
Price: from 325 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Places of Interest: Breckenridge National Historic District (7-min walk), BreckConnect Gondola (12-min walk), Country Boy Mine (7-min drive)
Luxury modern-midcentury bachelor pad style studio with a hot tub Colorado has some of the most beautiful homestays but imagining spending a winter weekend in ski in and ski out bachelor pad. With stylish modern-midcentury interiors and tasteful dark wood floors, this penthouse is great for couples who wish to just have a wonderful break from the city. There’s a promising array of activities to do indoors and outdoors, some of which include soaking in a hot tub, sauna access, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as cable TV and wifi access for those who wish to stay in. Outdoorsy folks can take advantage of the winter activities like ice skating, sleigh rides, sledding, fishing, hiking, and kayaking to name just a few. Indeed, experience luxury living for just a few days and bask in the beauty of your new home away from home at the Van Der Sluis’ couple’s gorgeous homestay.
Luxury Ski In/Out Studio Steps From Downtown Shops & Restaurants
Address: 535 S Park Ave Village at Breckenridge - Peak 9 Inn #4419 (see map)
Price: From 69 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Peak 9 Studio of Dreams
Top guest reviewsbed and sofa bed very comfortableexcellent condo facilities furnishings and locationdid get a little warm by late afternoon but cooled quickly with a fanclean and cozy 1 bedroomthe condo was clean and well appointedvery nice and clean placefantastic location the condo was clean and had everything we neededi appreciated the king bed cleanliness and private underground parking
Host:owner was very nice and helpfulreally appreciated the quick check-in instructions from the ownerproperty owners were very responsive and eager to assist if necessaryhelpful as i was traveling with my teenage son and daughterowner was very responsive to phone calls regarding very minor issues (key cards not workingRead more reviewslocation is great for shopping and diningproperty was perfect and the location greatthis property was a great locationthe property was in an absolutely perfect locationbeautiful condo in a perfect location if staying in breckinridge nicely decorated and very clean
Break away at Breckenridge
Ready for your summer, winter, spring, or fall break? Time to get away to Breckenridge! Whether you’re arriving in its peak period or off-season times, this town will bring you the alpine adventures of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book a HomeAway vacation rental in Breckenridge today!
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