What to do on your Breckenridge Summer Vacation

It is late April, Breckenridge ski area is closed, time to start planning for a Breckenridge Summer Vacation. Summer Vacations in Breckenridge are arguably as fun and exciting as winter vacations in Breck. Our summer vacation season kicks off in mid June and lasts until late August. The weather during our summer is typically sunny, around 70 degrees during the day and 20 degrees at night. We do have the occasional mid afternoon rain, but it usually blows through fairly quickly. So pack shorts and a light jacket for your Breckenridge Summer Vacation and get ready to enjoy paradise in a whole different way.

So, what can you do during your Breckenridge Summer Vacation that makes it so special, and in my opinion one of the most underrated summer vacation destinations?

Here are just a few of the unique activities and events you can only experience during summer in Breckenridge-

Ø Horseback riding on one of several thousand acre cattle ranches
Ø Fly fish the Blue River, or Lake Dillon
Ø Take a sailboat or motorboat out on Lake Dillon
Ø Hike up the Breckenridge ski area
Ø Take a 4 wheeler over the acres of mountain trails
Ø Take a bike ride on the bike path that goes from Vail to over the pass
Ø Camp in one of several location around the county

Of course, this is merely a sample of what you can do on your Breckenridge Summer vacation. The town comes alive in Mid June and peaks with our Breckenridge 4th of July parade (detail on out breckenridge 4th of July events). 4th of July in Breckenridge is one of a kind. As summer fades and falll sets in, the changing leaves of our aspen trees is a picturesque sight that must be seen in person.
Biking, hiking, rafting, whatever adventure you seek, a Breckenridge Summer vacation is the ticket to paradise. Please visit for a variety of Breckenridge Lodging and rental homes to host your summer trip to Breckenridge

Seven Ways to find a Breckenridge Vacation Rental Deal- Planning your Breckenridge vacation and looking for the best deal on condo rentals?

Tips on finding the best lodging deal on a rental home or condo for your Breckenridge vacation

1. Be flexible- If you are able to fill a gap in the middle of the week, postpone your dates by a couple of days, shorten your stay, occupy a larger or smaller Breckenridge rental property than you initially wanted, or even go out of town a bit many lodging companies and owners alike will be able to discount their rates for your vacation rental condo. Being flexible allows a property manager to fit you into their calendar more effectively, meaning savings for you.

2. Stay longer- Shorter vacations are a symptom of the current economic situation, people cannot afford the week long Breckenridge retreat this year. 3 and sometimes 2 night stays over a weekend are becoming more commonplace this year. Because of that you may be able to get a good discount, or a free night if you are staying 5 nights or more. Because lodging companies are attempting to fill weeks and not just weekends they may offer more in savings for a longer stay.

3. Stay frequently- Guests who are able to come to Breckenridge and stay in a vacation home several times in the same season may be able to realize savings through a return guest discount. IF you are able to stay at the same vacation rental condo multiple times in a season, or over the year, a property manager will be more likely to pass on some good savings to you.

4. Be reasonable- Discounts are out there, but realize that people have to make money to consider your offer. Shopping around and low balling every nightly rate will get you nowhere and you are likely to waste a good amount of time and miss out on a good deal by doing so. While you are busy offering $80 a night for a room, someone else could be booking it for $110 a night and keeping you from finding the good deal you are looking for.

5. Wait!- Last minute deals are becoming increasingly easy to find. If you can wait until a week or two before your stay, the lodging you are looking for is ready to cut a deal to get a booking. Caution though, waiting can also backfire on your vacation plan. It is possible to wait too long, or during the wrong season and miss out on you lodging totally.

6. Take a tour- I hate to be an advocate of this, so this is not a recommendation, just info for you. Timeshare companies that are currently selling resort weeks love to give free lodging to people, if you take a tour and subject yourself to a hard sales pitch. This can work for many people who can work the system, but if you are a pushover you might end up leaving your vacation with a week every two years in Breckenridge.

7. Crash- Got a friend in Breckenridge, Florida, California? Pay them a much anticipated visit, I am sure they are more than happy to host a snoring mass on their sleeper sofa for a week. Drop in and surprise is recommended as advanced reservations are not usually taken.

Visit us at http://www.rmlodging.com/ for a selection of Breckenridge lodging deals.

Breckenridge lodging blog- What is ski free stay free at Breckenridge?

I want to stay in Breckenridge Colorado, What is ski free stay free?

When Researching you Breckenridge vacation you may run across ads for ski free/stay free. This package does create some confusion for vacationers who don;t really understand what this actually is. It is not a buy one get one free or a buy 2 get one free. You must purchase 3 or more nights of lodging and three or more lift tickets to qualify for a free anything. In order to qualify you must also stay within a certain date range, which is dictated by the Breckenridge ski area and Vail Resorts.

Dates ski free stay free in Breckenridge is available-11/7-11/29, 11/30-12/20, 1/11-1/17, 1/20-2/13, 2/17-3/14, 4/12-4/19

The Breckenridge ski free stay free package in a nutshell-

Purchase 3 or more nights of Breckenridge lodging

Purchase 3 or more lift tickets for Breckenridge Ski area

get 1 night of Breckenridge lodging free

get 1 Breckenridge lift ticket free

Also, with the Resort Managers ski free stay free you will get 1 free day of ski rental if you purchase 3 or more, which makes for a very good deal.

We have a great selection of lodging for late ski season in April, visit us at http://www.rmlodging.com/ for additional details on or list of Breckenridge vacation rental homes and condos.

Breckenridge Gondola, The breck connect

The Breck connect gondola in Breckenridge, Colorado

Facts-

    • Transports 3,000 vacation travelers per hour
  • Takes 10 minutes to get to the very top, the base of peak 8

 

  • 7,592 feet from bottom to top

 

  • 121 cabins

 

  • 28 towers

 

  • 391 feet of elevation

 

  • Two mid stations pick up ad let off at Shock hill and Grand lodge

 

The Breck connect gondola transports Breckenridge skiers from downtown Breckenridge to the base of peak 8 in comfort and style. At the base of peak 8 you will find the Bergenhof, which is the oldest restaurant on the mountain, the snowboard terrain park ( which recently hosted the winter dew tour), The colorado superchair and rocky mountain superchair ( high speed lifts), as well as a ski and ride school.

In the old days a nice drive up ski hill road would take you to the base, but with the construction of one ski hill place parking is hard to come by. However, parking is ample, but expensive, in one of several gondola lots that begin at ski hill road and go north through Breckenridge.

Some of the properties located around the gondola include River Mountain lodge ( visit us at http://www.rmlodging.com/ to book our 1br), Mountain Thunder lodge, kingdom park town homes, ski hill condos, park place condos, and sawmill creek.

The gondola is a fantastic option for those vacation renters that are lodged at the north end of Breckenridge. When deciding to vacation in Breckenridge visit us at to book a vacation home in this area.