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Four-Night Stay at Great Western Lodging in Breckenridge, CO
Four-night stay for up to four in a one-bedroom condo at Trails End
Four-night stay for up to eight in a three-bedroom private hot tub town home at One Breckenridge Place
Book by: 10/12/12
Travel by: 11/8/12 (options 1 and 3) or 12/11/12 (options 2 and 4)
Breckenridge is nestled in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 9,600 feet, and it balances its 300 inches of yearly snowfall with more than 300 days of sunshine. With those favorable statistics, residents are out and about around in the area no matter the month. Great Western Lodging offers condominium and town home rentals in the heart of town, and in many cases, within walking distance from the slopes and historical Main Street.
Great Western Lodging’s fully furnished rentals come equipped with key amenities, including linens, towels, and all kitchen utensils. The Trails End one-bedroom condos are just two blocks from Main Street. Most condos are also situated at the base of Peak 9—part of Breckenridge Ski Resort—so you can take advantage of ski-in, ski-out access during winter weather. The Quicksilver Lift is only 200 yards away from the three-bedroom town homes at One Breckenridge Place. Each is outfitted with a washer and dryer, and many also have private hot tubs.
Like many villages in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge began as a mining boomtown when gold was found there in 1859. Brothels and saloons soon popped up to accommodate miners. A century later, faced with a dwindling population, Breckenridge reinvented itself as a ski destination. Today, Breck is among the top ski towns in Colorado, alongside renowned resorts such as Vail and Aspen.
The slopes are officially open for the winter season in mid-November. Breckenridge Mountain is covered with 146 trails and 25 acres of terrain parks. Take a ride on the Imperial Express chairlift, the highest of its kind in North America at a staggering 12,840 feet.
If you’re visiting before ski season, there’s still plenty to do. Head to downtown Breckenridge, where the quaint Main Street is lined with carefully preserved Victorian-era buildings that now house art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. You can also check out Breckenridge Kayak Park, where novices and pros alike maneuver boats through a series of raging rapids.