The Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge was born during the gold rush during the middle of the 19th century. One lucky miner in the area dredged up one of the largest gold nuggets in Colorado—a whopper weighing in at nearly 14 pounds. Today's visitors are more likely to come in search of the area's heavy powder and highly skiable terrain. The luxury condos of Summit Mountain Rentals are located just minutes from Breckenridge Ski Resort, home to four towering mountains and North America's highest chairlift.
Summit Mountain Rentals operates several condo communities throughout the Breckenridge and Frisco areas. Some are so close to the mountains that you can ski in or out or hop on a shuttle to hit the slopes. Many of the properties are in secluded areas with mountain views. Taking a cue from their woodsy surroundings, several of these condos feature rustic accents such as mounted deer heads and antler chandeliers. In many units, you'll find fireplaces for après-ski relaxation. The condos within the Village at Breckenridge offer access to a community hot tub and the town's quaint shopping area.
Breckenridge, Colorado: Winter Adventure and Victorian Architecture in Former Gold-Rush Town
Until 1936, the town of Breckenridge had never appeared on a map of the United States. It's hard to imagine today, considering the popularity of the town's ski slopes. Breckenridge Ski Resort spans four mountains, one of which reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet. Snowboarders can take advantage of an exhilarating landscape comprised of five terrain parks and one superpipe.
Downtown Breck—as it's affectionately nicknamed—is steeped in history. Old-fashioned street lamps light up Main Street, where you can buy handmade soaps or Native American crafts at the hundreds of boutiques housed in stately Victorian buildings. You'll also find vestiges of the town's gold-rush past. The Gold Pan Saloon, which has been around since 1879, still has swinging doors and a wood-burning stove. To learn more about Breck's past, you can take a tour of downtown from the Summit Historical Society or explore old mining shacks and equipment at the now-defunct Lomax Placer Mine.