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BRECKENRIDGE CONDO

A Breckenridge Condo located close to town and the Quicksilver Chairlift is essentially in the Warriors Mark neighborhood.  Not too long ago, when the Bell Tower Mall was still around and before Main Street Station was built this neighborhood was referred to as the Four Seasons area.  The primary reason for the Four Seasons description was that this neighborhood is close to town, close to the trails, close to the Blue River, close to Maggies Pond, and close to the Quicksilver Chairlift making this an ideal location in Winter or Summer.  The neighborhood is no longer referred to as the Four Seasons but it is clearly in an ideal location located about a 3- 5 min walk depending on the Breckenridge condo complex and then the same 3- 5 min walk to town.  This neighborhood is located on the south end of town peering at the the south end of Mainstreet and the Breckenridge Brewery where town essentially starts.  Most of the access to town leads you through Main Street Station where the First Restaurant and shops are located.

If you want to buy a Breckenridge Condo in this location the cost per square foot can be reasonable to staggering.  On the low end of the range you are looking at $400/SF going all the way up to $1000/SF for some of the premier units at Waterhouse located adjacent to Main Street Station.  The Marriott Mountain Lodge is included in the Warriors Mark neighborhood but that lodge only has 1 BR and Studio units.

This neighborhood really offers the best of both worlds which is the hustle and bustle of Main Street and yet the Quiet serenity of the mountains.  See Main Street is pretty busy and right at the south end of town is the first stop light into Breckenridge.  You will find that the trucks entering town.

The mountain is teeming with skiers and snowboarders alike enjoying sunny days and amazing powder. When winter arrives, you have access to 5 worldclass peaks at Breckenridge Ski Resort.   Breckenridge which is owned by Vail Resorts made two major improvements, which has enhanced its image among the United States finest ski resorts.  The most notable claim to fame is the fact that Breckenridge has the highest chairlift in North America plus a gondola to transport skiers and boarders from the parking lot to the slopes.  Many visitors to the town don’t end up skiing but rather take in the incredible scenery, and take advantage of other winter activities like snowmobiling, Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing.

When it comes to choosing a place to stay there is such a wide variety of options.  The variable to consider are the size of your group, the optimal bedding configuration, location to a chairlift, location to town, amenities, and of course quality of furnishings.  The three main type of dwellings in town are condominiums, townhomes, and private homes.  What is nice about the lodging arrangements is that there are a lot of larger units that cater to families and bigger groups.  These choices make skiing more affordable for the average family.  Some standard amenities that you will see are full kitchens, hot tubs, gas fireplaces, and WIFI in almost all the units.

When it comes time to plan your trip it’s almost never too early to plan.  There are sometimes incentives for booking early but the trend is fewer incentives for last minute trips.  As the prices of lift tickets has increased guests have modified their booking behavior toward committing to buying the Epic Pass and planning their vacation at the same time.  The Epic passes must be purchased before the end of November which ends up being the most economical way to buy lift tickets for the week.  If you coming during the premium holiday times make sure you book early because the lodging units fill up very fast during the Christmas/New Years Holiday, Presidents Week, MLK weekend, and of course Spring Break.  So Don’t Delay! Another helpful tip is to preorder your ski rentals during the premium weeks.  There are a lots of ski equipment rental shops in town so pricing is good but you can see shortages during the premium weeks.

 

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BRECKENRIDGE SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN

There are so many Breckenridge events, festivals, and concerts during the summer you are sure to hit one of them during your stay.  Every weekend there is a farmers market in the Main Street Station plaza with performers, crafts and of course food.  There are also many events like concerts, bicycle races, and even the unthinkable outhouse races!  So be ready to take in the Peak 8 Fun park with all that it has to offer.  The Alpine slide is the odds on favorite but they have a zipline, mountain climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and to cap it off road Segway’s!  The temperature in Breck stays in the mid 70’s but be prepared because there is a great chance you will need a heater than an air conditioner in the summer.  A lot of visitor come from the southern states trying to avoid the heat and humidity.  Standard activities include, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, rafting.  If you are not an outdoorsman Breckenridge is still the place to visit because of all its specialty shop, restaurants, and taverns.

Although finding Breckenridge lodging in the summer is not as challenging or pricey as it is in the winter, you’ll still need to make rental reservations early, as the secret is getting out that Breckenridge is just as appealing without the snow and condo rentals fill up fast. Breckenridge rentals hit another peak during Memorial Day, Labor Day and the 4th of July. Breckenridge condos are always popular for groups of any size. And during the summer, guests are less likely to demand that their lodging be on the ski slopes, so availability of condo rentals is more open and it’s easier to find a great rental in the center of town. Some rentals have an indoor or outdoor pool, so check for that in your lodging if swimming is your thing. The views can be different during the different times of year, so that may affect rental prices of your Breckenridge condo as well.

The offseason is clearly in the Spring and Fall.  We call it the mud season, but these are ideal times to come to get excellent pricing on lodging and there are many promotions by the merchants.  The weather really changes a lot during this time of year so be prepared for snow or heat.  Some of the local shops and restaurants close down during the slow season, so if your okay with not experience the full town then this would be an ideal time to getaway to the mountains.