The best summer lodging in Breck

The Village at Breckenridge

Summer in Breckenridge has arrived, in spite of the late May blizzards. The cold wet spring is now giving way to meadows blanketed with wildflowers, lush mountain trails, and jaw-dropping views. And that’s just what you’ll see from the window in your hotel room.

Speaking of which—if you haven’t yet booked your Breckenridge summer lodging, now’s the time. Breckenridge’s lodging options span the spectrum—from high end to hostel-like.

So what kind of place should you book?

There’s no right answer to that. Families and foodies might appreciate condos—there’s room to spread out and a stocked kitchen at your fingertips. Revelers might appreciate an in-town location for the convenience of being able to stagger walk home from the bars at night. Sporty adventurous types will want bike storage. And many out-of-towners will be grateful for the knowledge and service of a concierge.

Confused yet? Don’t worry. There’s a place for you in Breck. Read on to find it.

1. One Ski Hill Place

Luxury defined. One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort located at the base of Peak 8, is an elegant lodge crafted in the model of the great lodges at the turn of the 20th century. Hand-hewn exterior logs give way to an elegant, spacious interior.

Accommodations range from studios to four-bedroom condos with wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and some of the best views in the valley.

One Ski Hill Place also has a bowling alley, two movie lounges and a game room, fitness facility, aquatics center, sauna, and a rejuvenation center.

Summer in Breckenridge means the Fun Park on Peak 8 is open — and right below One Ski Hill Place. This property is THE most convenient one in town to the Fun Park and has a gondola and shuttle for easy access to town.

2. Mountain Thunder Lodge

Located directly across from the BreckConnect gondola terminus in town, Mountain Thunder Lodge offers high-end lodging in a variety of suites and rooms. The on-site concierge will help plan activities and dining—that is if you feel like leaving the property.

Here’s what might keep you “home”: heated outdoor pool, pool house, deck, and hot tubs; state-of-the-art fitness facility; Barbeque grills; children’s play area (OK this one’s for the parents out there…you know who you are).

Mountain Thunder Lodge also has complimentary bike storage, parking, and curbside shuttle service.

3. Crystal Peak Lodge

Looking for luxury at the foot of the mountains, nestled in the forest? Find it at Crystal Peak Lodge, which offers one- to four-bedroom suites. Think of it as home away from home. That is, if your home has a concierge, daily housekeeping, a shuttle service, and access to the bowling alley, pools, movie lounges, and billiards table at a nearby luxury hotel (in this scenario, we’re talking about One Ski Hill Place).

Summer at Crystal Peak Lodge is serene, romantic, and one of the best places in town to get away from it all.

Rugged and refined, Crystal Peak Lodge strikes the balance in location (close to town and the mountains), comfortably accommodates groups of all sizes, and is an excellent springboard to the full suite of Breckenridge adventures.

4. The Village Hotel

This is for the traveler who wants a clean, well-appointed hotel room at a fair price. Situated in the heart of the base at Breckenridge ski resort, the Village Hotel is literally steps from historic Main Street. But just because it’s not a luxury resort doesn’t mean it’s lacking in accommodations and service. Here you’ll find rooms with flat screen TVs, a mini fridge, coffee maker (and Starbucks coffee), and high speed Internet. There are three different room types: Classic (king size bed or two double beds); Deluxe King (King Size bed and sleeper sofa); and Executive King (suite with a separate bedroom with a King and a sleep sofa). There are also indoor and outdoor pools and outdoor hot tubs to soak in that summer sun.

5. The Village at Breckenridge

Remember how much fun it was in college to live in the dorms with easy access to all things fun: the dining hall, campus, downtown, and the gym? The Village at Breckenridge is reminiscent of those days—minus the smell of stale beer in the hallway. The Village at Breckenridge is an ideal trifecta of location, variety, and value. Accommodations range from studio to four bedroom condominiums with full kitchens. Head to the Dillon Farmers Market on the weekends then try your hand at cooking Colorado cuisine.

6. DoubleTree by Hilton™ BreckenridgeDoubleTree Hilton Breck

Bring the pooch on vacation and stay in the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton. This hotel boasts enormous rooms, a terrific location—a two-block walk to Main Street and steps from trails on Peak 9. Fully equipped with a fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs and inviting lobby, the DoubleTree also has an on-site restaurant, the 9600 Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Thinking of checking out the Fun Park or the Rodeo? Check out the vacation deals for these properties to save up to 30% off both when you stay.

— Rachel Walker