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5 Upgrades to Add Value and Appeal to your Breckenridge Vacation Rental
Posted by admin | Saturday, March 17, 2018
With the off season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning upgrades to enhance the quality and appeal of your Breckenridge vacation rental. If the goal is to ensure your vacation rental home appeals to more potential vacationers next season, strategic upgrades will help you attract more guests and increase rentals. As you begin to consider upgrades, you should consider upgrades that will also increase the overall real estate value of your home. Many potential upgrades can be attractive to vacation renters, but if you choose the right projects, they will also add value to your home over the long term.
Below are five upgrades that can serve the dual purpose of attracting vacation renters, as well as adding value to your home.

1) The Kitchen Adds Function, and Creates Value 

The kitchen is the heart of the home and many renters choose to rent a home or condo instead of a traditional hotel because it allows them to sprawl out with their family, and create family memories. A functional and inviting kitchen with updated appliances and plenty of seating will attract vacationers. Consumer Reports informs that having updated appliances and an attractive, granite countertop can boost the value of your home 3-7%.
Renters Tip: List all of the extras you have available such as a crockpot, grill, griddle, etc… anything that you think might be helpful for a renter. Renters will know they can save money by not eating out, and can allocate more of the budget to housing. 
Upgrade Your Breck Vacation Rental

2) The Basement Can Hold Value, and Memories 

Many renters are keen on plenty of space for their children and family to be able to spread out in, enjoy, and create memories. A finished basement is the perfect place for a large family of renters to recreate in, play video or board games, or have family movie nights. The more entertaining space available in your home, the more appealing it will be to vacationers with larger families. Buyers are also looking for multi-use spaces for their use, and a finished basement adds to the overall usable square footage and offers space for a home theatre, office, game room, exercise room, or playroom. The possibilities are endless and a basement can be easily customized by the buyer, and enjoyed by a renter.
Renters Tip: Including a pool or ping pong table or entertainment center in the basement will make your home appealing and unique.

3) “Eco” is Not Just for Show

Energy efficiency and sustainability is a growing concern with today’s vacationers, and “eco tourism” is a growing sector in the vacation rental industry.  Making your home energy efficient and sustainable can be very appealing to renters, and can significantly reduce your energy bills, which will help keep holding costs down. Adding Solar panels, recycling centers, timed and motion lights, smart thermostats, or entire home energy management systems is unique and attractive for vacationers looking for the ability to vacation with a conscience. Adding these smart technologies to your home can provide property value for prospective buyers, who are looking to purchase a home with low energy costs, and eco-friendly impacts.

4) Bathrooms Are the Hidden Superstars of Homes 

An updated bathroom may not necessarily draw in additional renters, but an unattractive bathroom will prevent them from returning. When you rent your property frequently, a bathroom can develop wear and tear quickly. While it may be perfectly sanitary and clean, stained grout, shower doors, and vanities can be very off-putting. Put some time into the bathroom to re-grout if you need to. You may want to consider adding granite counters, new cabinets, a large tub, or improving your shower heads. This Old House points out that even a new toilet seat can make a difference. Luxury bathrooms will keep guests happy and add long term value to the house as well.
Renters Tip: Be sure your bathroom is well stocked with toilet paper and small toiletries such as shampoo and soap. 
Upgrade Your Breckenridge Vacation Rental

5) Outdoor Attractions Are in Demand

Guests love to spend an evening around the fire, sitting on the patio set, grilling at the pit, or enjoying the hot tub to truly make vacation memories. An outdoor patio that makes it simple to enjoy the outdoors will attract renters, set your property apart from others, and be an attractive sales feature for prospective buyers. Creating a space outdoors that feels like an extension of the home is an easy way to add value, and improve the experience. A few paving stones, some nice patio furniture, a fire pit, and a little thought put into the landscaping will do the trick, and provide a new level of enjoyment for guests. 
Renters Tip: Make sure seating is available. Patio chairs will do, but something whimsical like a hammock or a porch swing will really make a really nice impression.
Upgrade Your Vacation Rental in Breckenridge

A High Return

Try these five tips to attract more renters and add value to your home. An investment in your rental house can mean more revenue from renters, as well as a higher overall value when you are looking to sell. 

Breck Pride Week - 2018
Posted by admin | Saturday, March 3, 2018
Put March 7th-11th on your calendar and plan to come to Breckenridge to ski and celebrate! There are so many reasons to have pride in the Breck community and all of the diverse people that are part of it. While Breck is known for its world-class skiing and outdoor opportunities, it is also known for its vibrant community of locals and Pride Week is the perfect place to celebrate the heart and soul of Breck. The Breckenridge Resort website states, “Breck Pride is for everyone - LGBTQ, straight, skiers, snowboarders, beginners, experts, supporters – come one, come all! Come as you are.”

How to Register

Be sure to register for this event. Registration is free and it will get you access to special events throughout the week. You will pick up a badge that will also be your ticket to free local events, as well as deals and specials reserved for Breck Pride Week participants. Register online and pick up your badge at the Tarn Room at the Village at Breckenridge on March 7th. Then, head over to the Forest Room to kick off the week with a complimentary reception.

Breckenridge Event Pride Week


If you don’t have a ski buddy, don’t worry. A meet-up is scheduled everyday of the event at 9:00 am, at the Quicksilver Chair. At this meet-up you can connect with other skiers with similar skill levels and enjoy the slopes together. 

First Tracks

On Friday, March 9th, Breckenridge Resorts is offering a unique way to enjoy the mountain. Make the first tracks on freshly groomed snow as the sun rises on the mountain. You can take the Quicksilver Chair starting at 7:30 and use the Mercury Superchair until the rest of the resort opens. This event requires online preregistration. It costs $25 in addition to a lift ticket.

Color Run

Bring Pride Week to a close with the Color Run on Saturday afternoon. Those who want to participate are invited to meet at the Overlook by 3:30. A DJ will provide entertainment as participants gather. Come in your brightest Pride Week costumes. Skiers will then parade down the slopes and conclude at the Pride Festival in the Village at the base of Peak 9. This event requires intermediate skill level and comfort on blue runs. 
Breck Pride Week 2018

Around Town

There are also celebrations hosted by local restaurants and businesses. Check out the Secret Love Collection at the Breckenridge Theater. It is an installation that includes objects and images compiled from Breck Pride Week. On Thursday, Breckenridge Gallery will be hosting a cocktail party so you can enjoy fine art and the best local spirits. Take in a brewery tour at Broken Compass or join friends for Karaoke at Beaver Run Resort on Friday night. Celebrate the last night of Breck Pride Week on Saturday, with a dance party at the Riverwalk Center. For a full schedule of event times, locations, and special deals check out
Don’t miss this week long party celebrating all of the amazing people that love Breckenridge. Book your lodging with Breckenridge Resort Managers so that you can enjoy this one of a kind week of great skiing and fun events.
Photo Credits: 
Joseph Large/Breckenridge Tourism Office
Louie Traub/Breckenridge Tourism Office


Our Favorite Historical Tours in Breckenridge
Posted by admin | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Breckenridge Historic Mining ToursA Great Activity for the Whole Family.

Breckenridge is rich with history. It was a town founded in 1859 with roots deep in the mining industry. While today it is considered one of the premier ski resorts in the world, it wasn’t until 1961 when Peak 8 was opened as a ski resort. During the intermediate years, Breckenridge profited from gold and lumber. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves this storied history and provides a wealth of captivating walking tours that are led by knowledgeable locals. Here are some of our favorites, you shouldn’t miss when you’re in town.

Family Activity in BreckenridgeWashington Gold Mine Tour

Learn about Breck’s history in mining from a local expert! You can explore the Washington Mine and learn about the history of this expansive gold and silver mine. You will even get to pan for gold yourself and keep your findings! This tour is highly recommended as a fun family activity in Breckenridge. As you plan, keep in mind that it is only available during the summer season, June through September.

Swinging Doors Saloon Tour

This walking tour is designed specifically for adults 21 and up. You will learn about the saloons that have been around since the 1800’s and sip some of the best drinks historic downtown Breckenridge has to offer.

Ski Through History Mountain Tour

Skiing is the heart and soul of Breckenridge in modern history. Most of Breckenridge’s visitors are drawn to the town because of the world class skiing it offers. On this skiing tour, you can learn the history of the runs, skiing, and the town as it relates to the ski resort. Intermediate skill in downhill skiing is required for this adventurous tour.

Breckenridge's Historic ToursBreckenridge Haunted Tour

If you and your family love ghosts, this is the tour for you! This walking tour leads to some of Breckenridge’s oldest homes on a quest to encounter the residents that are still rumored to haunt them. Learn the history of the area with the added thrill of experiencing the supernatural. This tour is offered year round.

Victorian Tea and Tour

Learn about what life was like for a woman in the early 1900’s. Tour downtown from the view point of Katie Briggle, a socialite who dominated the culture and high society of Breckenridge. Then, tour her Victorian home, where she was known for hosting elaborate parties and events. Enjoy tea and treats as the tour concludes. This tour is only available on specific dates, so be sure to call ahead.

High Line Railroad Park

While not exactly a tour, we can’t ignore the High Line Railroad Park, located on Boreas Pass Rd. The park includes a real train engine, one of the last few remaining of its kind. There is also a caboose, rotary snowplow and flatcar. Lastly, there is a small museum. Kids and adults alike will love this close up view of the train cars and the history of the railroad. The trains are accessible every day, sunrise to sunset, but the museum has limited hours so check before you go.

Book Online

You can learn more about all of the tours offered and book online through Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. While you are visiting Breckenridge, don’t miss out on experiencing its rich history on a fun tour, lead by a knowledgeable local.



Colorado Historic Society / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Colorado Historic Society / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Daniel Dunn / Breckenridge Tourism


How We Address Complaints or Unhappy Customers
Posted by admin | Monday, January 29, 2018

Addressing Complaints in Vacation Rentals Breckenridge

To successfully rent your property over time, it is important to have happy renters. Renters increasingly expect more from their vacation rental. If you are having trouble delivering, you risk bad reviews, and comments on social networks that can negatively effect your future revenues. At Breckenridge Resort Managers we recognize the significance of customer satisfaction, not only to retain loyal renters, but also to win new ones.

Preventing Complaints

We know that a big part of a cultivating a positive rental experience is being proactive and anticipating the needs of our renters. Based on our years of experience, we have policies and protocols in place so that renters feel cared for and attended to from the moment of their arrival throughout their stay. Thorough housekeeping and extensive property checks ensure that everything is in proper working order and clean before guests arrive.

Clarity and Managed Expectations

Addressing Complaints in Vacation RentalsAt Breckenridge Resort Managers we clearly state all of our policies and what our properties include so that there are no surprises. We want our guests to feel comfortable with their rental agreement and know exactly what to expect from us during their vacation.


Despite our best efforts to avoid complaints and provide a positive experience for our vacationers, we know that occasionally things will go wrong that we cannot control, resulting in complaints. A heater can suddenly go out, or a hot tub can quit working.

We have an emergency hotline that can be accessed 24 hours a day, every day. The answering service will relay messages to the on-call manager and requests will be appropriately responded to according to need. If a true emergency exists, guests can expect a quick response time.

Addressing Renters Complaints in Vacation Rentals We have learned that most clients just need to be heard and to know that their complaints are being taken into consideration. We do our best to manage any issues that arise and be responsive to the needs of our clients.

Most clients recognize our efforts to go above and beyond so that any dissatisfaction is quelled quickly. Because we are local and active in our community, we are able to respond quickly. Because there is an easy phone number to call and an office to visit, guests feel heard, and there is no need to spread bad reviews or complaints on social media.

This is the advantage of working with a professional property management company. When you are far away and helpless to address needs and emergencies, we are close at hand. We are able to respond quickly and have the resources and contacts to make timely repairs. Not only do we keep clients satisfied with your property, we eliminate your stress load. Enjoy peace of mind and streams of satisfied renters when you work with Breckenridge Resort Managers.

2018 Snow Sculptures
Posted by admin | Monday, January 8, 2018

 Snow Sculptures in Breckenridge 2018

Watch lifeless blocks of snow transform into magnificent creations at the International Snow Sculpture Competition in Breckenridge. At this unique festival, snow sculptors from all over the world gather to bring their best designs to life.

Technical Week

The festivities begin the week before the actual competition. January 16-21 the blocks of snow are constructed. They are given time to sit, compact, and solidify, making it easier for the sculptors to work with the snow. You can watch the process of the blocks being made or even volunteer to help. Contact information for volunteering can be found at


Breckenridge Snow Sculptures 2018 The sculptors begin their work on Monday, January 22nd. They have until Friday to complete their sculptures. Visitors are allowed to walk through and watch the artists dig out their masterpieces from the bare blocks of snow. All sculptures must be completed by Friday (many work into the wee hours of the night to complete) and there will be an awards ceremony Friday evening at 6:00. The sculptures are judged by a panel of judges. Bronze, silver, and gold medals are awarded. There is also a People’s Choice Award, for which any visitor can vote.


Throughout the weekend the sculptures can be viewed day or night. After dark is a magical time to experience the snow sculptures. Impressive lighting displays bring added character to these magnificent works. Be aware that snow is impacted by the weather and warm temperatures can begin to play a role in deteriorating the snow. Catch the sculptures early if you want to see them fully intact. The sculptures will be removed Monday night, January 29th and the magic is over until next year.

Kids’ Events

Breckenridge International Snow Sculptures 2018Kids and grown-ups alike look forward to this event. There is typically a snow sculpture that is not part of the competition that kids are invited to play on. On Saturday, the 27th, kids 9 and up are invited to participate in the junior sculpting competition. They will get to work on a sculpture using the same type of snow blocks as the competitive sculptors, and learn the craft of sculpting from Breckenridge’s own sculptor, Mauricio Meneses. This event will take place at Main Street Station and is free and open to the public.


The snow sculpture competition will take place in the area around the River Walk Center, off of West Adams Avenue. Free parking is available at the Airport Road lot with a free shuttle service. Free public transportation is also available throughout Breckenridge.

Plan Your Trip

Consider planning your ski vacation during the end of January so that you can enjoy the slopes and participate in this unique and captivating event. Contact Breckenridge Resort Managers to find a great property for your ski getaway.

Best Places to Ski with Kids
Posted by toby | Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Best resorts for families and kids summit county CO Family ski vacations are some of the most treasured memories that families make. As a parent it brings great joy to teach a sport that you love to your children, and kids can start learning to ski at a very young age. It is truly a winter sport the whole family can enjoy together. However, skiing with kids can also pose challenges. Skiing with your kids means you may have to sacrifice time on the trails to teaching, when you could be enjoying more challenging runs. The best places to ski with kids offers a happy medium with plenty of family runs as well as more challenging runs, childcare options, lessons, and family-appropriate après ski. This will make your family ski vacation enjoyable for all members of the family.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge offers a renowned ski and ride school. You can start your tiny tot in ski or board lessons as early as age three. Age groups continue from three on to adult. Groups lessons are typically full days, you can sign your child up for a single day or multiple days. Private lessons are also available for more individualized instruction. Or, you can book family lessons and all learn together. Childcare is available in three different locations (although Peak 8 is currently closed due to construction) so that you can choose a spot closest to your accommodations. You can even add on a ski school lesson, during which your child will be taken out for a ski lesson while they are at childcare. In addition to great options for kids, the town of Breckenridge features multiple parks, a fun children’s museum, and many family dining options.


Best resort for kids to learn to skiKeystone has made an effort to become one of the best places to ski with kids. It provides plenty of ski-in/ski-out lodging, and parking at the base, making it easier for parents and kids to get out there faster. Complimentary red wagons take the hassle out of lugging equipment and kids to and from the car or lodging. Their signature Kidtopia offers kids and family activities everyday of the week. Most activities and events are free. Learn about critters or stars from the Keystone Science School, make crafts or watch a movie. The Kidtopia headquarters also provides toys and games everyday when your little ones need a break to warm up. Catch the parade on Saturday evenings or explore the snow fort any day of the week. In addition to the amenities that cater specifically to kids, there is great terrain for all skill levels. Everyone will find satisfying skiing at this resort.

Family Ski Vacations in Summit County CO

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek ends everyday on the slopes with cookie time. They hand out free cookies at 3:00 pm. What better way to encourage your child to love skiing? In addition to cookie time, Beaver Creek offers childcare and an excellent ski school. They also feature ideal family friendly lodging. You can feed the whole family’s sweet tooth at the Candy Cabin. Grab a special treat so that you can power through the next run! This candy shop is located at the top of the Strawberry Park Express lift. There are many other resorts that offer plenty of family friendly ski vacation options. When you are planning your vacation, look for childcare options, ski school, and convenient lodging for everyone. This will make your family ski vacation memorable and enjoyable for everyone!

What to do in Breckenridge During the Christmas Season
Posted by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Activities in Breckenridge


We love Christmas in Breckenridge! It is an amazing place to be during the holiday season. The whole town is decked out with lights and holiday décor. Even mother nature will help with the decorations and adorn the town with a snowy white blanket. It’s absolutely stunning. Breckenridge has something to do for the whole family. Here are a few of our favorite events during this holiday season.

Skate with Santa

On Christmas Eve you can treat your kids to the magical adventure of skating with Santa. The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is open to the public for Skate with Santa from 9:00-3:00. There is a designated outdoor skate from 11:15-1:00. You can rent skates for the whole family or bring your own.

A Rocky Mountain Christmas

The Backstage Theatre is hosting a production of A Rocky Mountain Christmas. This holiday musical features a Christmas celebration that takes place in historic 1880s Breckenridge. A family must stick together during a surprise snowstorm. Your whole family will be entertained by this charming holiday production. The show runs December 14th-29th you can purchase tickets online at

Yonder Mountain String Band

On December 30th, catch this band live at the Riverwalk Center. The band features a sound that fuses bluegrass with rock and other influences. The Riverwalk Center offers a great environment for enjoying music. The intimate theatre feels up close and personal. A concession stand offers high quality food, beer and wine. You will enjoy an evening out with the thoroughly unique and entertaining Yonder Mountain String Band.


What to do in Breckenridge during Christmas Season

Church Services

You can attend a wonder-filled and awe inspiring Christmas Eve service at one of Breckenridge’s historic churches. Father Dyer Methodist Church offers a family service at 3:00 and four candlelight services throughout the evening. St. John’s Episcopal Church offers a family service at 4:00 pm and three candlelight services throughout the evening, as well as a 10:30 am Christmas Day service. The Catholic church will be hosting mass at 4:00 and 6:00pm at the Riverwalk Center. St. Mary’s will host a mass at 9:00pm.


Christmas Activities in Breckenridge CO


The Lighting of Breckenridge

The formal Lighting of Breckenridge took place on Dec. 2nd. It was celebrated with a Santa run, and Christmas celebrations in the local shops and business. While the official lighting has already taken place, the lights throughout the city are stunning. Walk on Main St. after dark to enjoy the beauty, color, and warmth of the lights on a cold night.

Eating Out

Skip the meal prep so you can enjoy more family time or more time on the slopes this year. Many restaurants are open, but very busy on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Be sure to make a reservation as soon as you know where you want to eat, so that you won’t have to wait hours for your meal.

A Magical Christmas

Christmas is magical in the mountains. Whether you spend all of your time on the slopes, or take in some of the events around town, you are a sure to have a special holiday. With bright lights and white snow, you can have a memorable Christmas!


Photo Credit: Carl Scofeild / Breckenridge Tourism Office

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