Breckenridge is in the middle of a lodging renaissance. While the resort has always had a large bed base, upscale lodging options are sparse. Owner Vail Resorts is bringing more top end lodging options to Breckenridge through a series of new hotels.
Breckenridge has many types of lodgings available including bed and breakfasts, hotels and condos, private homes and chalet homes. Nearly a third of the 20,000 guest beds are ski-in, ski-out.
For upscale accommodation try Beaver Run Resort, opposite the Beaver Run lift, which offers everything from hotel rooms to six bed condos, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, a spa with full range of body treatments and massages, as well as Spencer’s Restaurant if you don’t feel like cooking. The Village at Breckenridge with its on-site health club facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, racquetball, steam, sauna and exercise room surrounds the Peak 9 base area and is located next to the Quicksilver Super-Six chair. Also at the top end is The Great Divide Lodge; new owners Vail Resorts poured $4 million into remodeling the guestrooms, lobby and pool area, and it’s only 50 yards (45 m) from the slopes.
Opening in 2010 will be One Ski Hill Place (a RockResort) and the Crystal Peak Lodge. One Ski Hill place will bring ski-in ski-out luxury to the base of Peak 8, while the Crystal Peak Lodge will be located at the base of Peak 7, adjacent to the BreckConnect midstation and the Independence Superchair.
For those on a tighter budget the Breckenridge Mountain Lodge offers a rough, log cabin exterior with warm, Wild West hospitality inside. Located at the south end of Main Street, it’s just a few minutes from the ski lifts and rentals. There are also budget accommodations options, and other good-value deals to be had at Skivillagelodging.com for as many as six people squeezing into a two-bedroom condo.
Beaver Run Resort
Offering a true ski in/ski out experience, the Beaver Run Resort enjoys a prime location at the base of Peak 9. The Beaver Run Super Chair and the Quicksilver Six chair lifts are accessed via a short ski and at the end of the day skis and snowboards can be unclipped at the door.
Mountain Thunder Lodge
Located at the base of Peak 8 and benefitting from ski in/gondola out access, the Mountain Thunder Lodge boasts a great location where a short walk will take you to Main Street, giving great access to both the town and slopes. Additionally, the hotel operates a complimentary on-call shuttle service until midnight which will whisk you to and from all your favorite destinations. The rooms are nicely-appointed in a modern alpine décor with spacious living areas, rock fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and modern kitchens. The common area outdoor hot tubs and pool are outstanding.
The Corral’s spacious and comfortable condos are situated within 5 minutes walk of the ski slopes and Breckenridge town meaning the Corral enjoys a great location. The property also features a fantastic array of onsite amenities including a steam room, hot tub, and exercise room plus a complimentary resort shuttle service.
Great Divide Lodge
Conveniently located near the base of Peak 9 and within 5 minutes walk of Main Street, the Great Divide Lodge enjoys a fantastic location set slightly above Breckenridge overlooking the town. The Quicksilver Super 6 lift is located across the road and the complimentary town shuttle bus stops outside the hotel.
Village at Breckenridge
Also located at the base of Peak 9, the Village at Breckenridge enjoys an envious ski in/ski out location whilst being just a 2 minute walk to historic Main Street and next to the Quicksilver Super 6 Lift. The Village comprises of 3 distinct accommodation types – hotel rooms, lift side studios and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums.