Snowboarders rejoice—Breck is now open! Breckenridge Ski Resort’s five peaks covering nearly 3000 acres are sure to please ski bums of all levels, and the historic town has in recent years transformed into a veritable rival to its snootier neighbors, Aspen and Vail. Here are our top picks for hotels where you can relax those tired muscles after a long day on the slopes.
For both luxury and convenience, it is pretty hard to beat the ski-in/ski-out condo-style accommodations at One Ski Hill Place. Rooms range from studios to four-bedroom apartments, so this is a great place for groups and families, and the amenities (including pools and hot tubs, a fitness center, a spa, and even a bowling alley) are unparalleled.
Crystal Peak ski-in/ski-out condo community is a bit more low-key, but guests have access to all of One Ski Hill’s top-notch amenities. Past guests particularly love the location, which is convenient to both the slopes and downtown Breckenridge.
BlueSky is a boutique ski-in/ski-out vacation rental resort that is part of the Wyndham hotel family. Condos range from one to four bedrooms, and the lodge is only a few blocks from downtown. Guests rave about practically everything associated with this property, which has earned the top spot on TripAdvisor’s list of specialty lodging in Breckenridge. Wyndham also operates the popular Main Street Station vacation rental resort located nearby.
At Mountain Thunder Lodge, it is all too easy to forget you aren’t at home (that is, assuming your home has a fitness center and grants you access to One Ski Hill Place’s amenities). This lodge has won numerous travel awards over the past several years, and guests can’t say enough about the helpful staff.
The charm of Wedgewood Lodge begins with its address on Four O’Clock Road. The accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom apartments, and although this property does not have the luxe amenities offered at some of the others, guests particularly love the prices, which are about half those of the more upscale establishments.
Hyatt Main Street Station is a residence club featuring fully equipped apartments of varying sizes. This hotel is farther from the slopes, but is an excellent home base from which to explore downtown and the local restaurants. The views and the Jacuzzis come highly rated and go a long way toward making sure this property deserves the Hyatt name.
Travelers who want a more standard hotel experience will find exactly what they are looking for at Hilton’s DoubleTree. One big advantage of this property is the restaurant, which most of the condo-style accommodations don’t have. Parts of the hotel have recently been updated, and guests can expect Hilton-level quality at an affordable price.
Get away from it all at Skiway Lodge, a ten-room ski-in/ski-out property where you can feel alone even during the busy season. The hotel boasts two hot tubs and some suites have private balconies and gas fireplaces. There is a dining area for guests who want to provide their own meals, but downtown restaurants are just a five-minute walk away.
With premier-quality slopes at hidden-treasure prices, Breckenridge is a popular winter destination for skiers, snowboarders, and those who prefer to spend their time drinking hot beverages in front of a roaring fire. Login to Hotel Engine to book your room today. And don’t forget to ride the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America!
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