How to Find the Perfect Lodging for Your Breck Ski Trip
We all know that Breckenridge is one of the best resorts in the world. Part of the reason is the world-class skiing and snowboarding. But, another reason is the variety of high-quality lodging, says Forbes Magazine.
“The real secret strength of Breckenridge’s lodging is a vast slate of rental homes and condos, from standard to huge and luxurious, a better array than any other major resort,” says Forbes. The only downside is that vast array of lodging isn’t always easy to navigate. That’s why we compiled our tips for where to stay in Breck.
Ask a Local
Our number one vacation planning tip is to get local advice and help. That’s where we can help. Pick up the phone and call us: 970-368-4818 or email at Stay@VisitBreckenridge.Com. We’re Breck locals with extensive lodging experience and can give you the inside scoop on where to stay, in addition to helpful tips and what to do in town. See, now you have a friend, as well as a personal vacation planner in Breckenridge.
When are you coming?
Pick your dates and consider your options. Peak season means peak pricing. Whereas, low season, which is sometimes called “mud season” or non-peak, means lower pricing and often fewer people.
If you’re looking to save on your lodging, consider visiting during non-peak times in the winter:
- Early December
- Early January (after New Year’s and before Martin Luther King holiday weekend)
- Late January into early February (avoid the Presidents Day holiday)
- April (avoid spring break and Easter)
What’s your budget?
Decide how much you want to spend. If you want to splurge, book the luxurious mountain chalet with enough bedrooms for everyone, the private hot tub and the million-dollar views or get the convenient slopeside condo with a roaring fireplace.
Lauren, our Breck expert recommends the Cawha Outlook Chalet on Peak 8, the Clowsgill custom log home on Baldy Mountain, the Rubywood Home that’s situated on 2-acres on Baldy Mountain, the 6-bedroom, dog-friendly Christie Chalet on Peak 8 or the ski-in, ski-out Chateau of Breckenridge with spectacular views from the rooftop hot tub and patio.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, consider staying on the shuttle route or outside of town. For groups, we recommend booking a larger house, condo or townhouse and splitting the costs instead of getting individual units or rooms.
Lauren recommends these budget-friendly properties: Sawmill Creek Condos, Park Place Condos, Trails End, Corral, Mountainwood and Powderhorn.
Where do you want to stay?
In order to find the best spot, it’s important to get a lay of the land. Downtown Breckenridge is seven blocks long and 2 blocks wide and stretches from North to South. Main Street is the heart of it all with shops and restaurants
Some of the neighborhoods in Breck correspond to the names of the mountain or peak, such as Peak 7, Peak 8 or Peak 9, which also happen to be the three base areas (or access points) for Breckenridge Ski Resort. Other popular neighborhoods are 4 O’Clock, named after the road and the ski trail, Baldy, named after Baldy Mountain, Warriors Mark named after the Warriors Mark Mine and Blue River named after, well, the Blue River.
Who’s coming and what type of experience do you want?
A bachelor party might require different accommodations than a trip with the kids and grandparents. Think about the number of people who are coming and how many bedrooms you’ll need. Then, consider the configuration and dynamics of the group. For instance, does Aunt Carol need her own space? Do all of your friends want to stay under one roof or should they get separate rooms? Last, but certainly not least, make sure you find a property that provides the right experience and amenities. Do you want a heated pool or a hot tub? Are the views and solitude more important to you? Or, do you need the convenience of a ski-in, ski-out property for the kids?
Once you’ve answered these questions, you’re ready to book the right property for your upcoming vacation. If you need help along the way, reach out (970-368-4818 or Stay@VisitBreckenridge.Com). We’ll see you in Breck and soon.