What kind of summer adventurer are you? Utopia found: Your 5-star Breck experience

Couple Hiking in Summer at Breckenridge

Utopia found: Your 5-star Breck experience
What kind of summer adventurer are you? Part 2 of 5

You’re the work hard, play harder type. Summer vacation is all about the spoils, treating yourself to the crème de la crème, and relaxing in luxury. Here are some tips for creating a plush Breckenridge experience that will leave you and yours in awe.

Accommodations with perks

You crave comfort in a resort setting. Attention to detail is key and world-class amenities are high priority. Relax and rejoice at One Ski Hill Place among rich wood and stone accents, picture windows showcasing alpine vistas, and spacious sun-drenched decks.

Beaming from the base of Peak 8, One Ski Hill guests rest steps from chairlift-accessed hiking and mountain biking trails and the free BreckConnect Gondola for a swift ride to downtown Breckenridge dining and shopping. Be sure to schedule a treatment (Zendo Stone Massage? Yes, please.) at the Rejuvenation Center at One Ski Hill Place.

Check out the Lodging Finder to secure your perfect Breckenridge hotel, condo or house.

Explore like a pro

Hiking in Breck - Summer AdventurerSee it all and learn something new on a BreckTreks guided hiking tour. Local lore, stunning postcard views, wildlife and wildflowers are all a part of the high country experience.

Rent a mountain bike, book an expert guide and take the chairlift to the top of the resort to access some of the most exhilarating downhill singletrack around.

Breck 4×4 Tours transports up to seven people in open-air safari-style 4×4 vehicles up Peaks 7 and 8. Bring your camera and capture panoramic views from the top of the Ten Mile range. Gore Range Outfitters also offers guided fly-fishing, horseback riding and adventure trips around Breckenridge and Summit County.

Looking for some evening entertainment? The Riverwalk Center in the heart of Breckenridge hosts classical concerts and music festivals throughout the summer. View the outstanding summer concert calendar.

Culinary arts

Dining in Breck - Summer AdventurerBreck’s culinary scene is pretty impressive for a quaint mountain town. Indulge in a progressive culinary tour at these top-notch local restaurants: Visit Blue River Bistro for their jazz happy hour and martinis. Then head over to Ember for internationally inspired small plate appetizers, finishing the evening with the famous blackberry elk or Colorado striped bass at Hearthstone. Briar Rose is also an excellent upscale dining option, while pasta from Giampietro’s is sublime for Italian lovers.

A stroll down historic Main Street will deliver sweet-tooth satisfiers in the form of handmade fudge and truffles at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, quarter-pound cookies from Mary’s Mountain Cookies, and crêpes laced with Nutella, bananas, brie and apples…pretty much anything your heart desires from the ever-popular Crêpes a la Cart.

– Lisa Pogue