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I Bet You Didn’t Know All 15 of These Fun Facts About Breckenridge

  • September 2, 2017

1. Breckenridge Ski Resort became Colorado’s first major resort to permit snowboarding. 2. Four O’Clock Run is famous for more than just being an access to point to our Breckenridge hotel. In Christmas Vacation, the scene where Chevy Chase rides into the Walmart parking lot was filmed on Four O’Clock Run; the resort’s longest trail at 3.5 miles. The Walmart parking lot itself was actually filmed 9 miles to the north in Frisco, Colorado. 3. Another movie was filmed at Breckenridge Ski Resort – A-Chair served as the location where Harry got his tongue stuck on the chairlift in Dumb...

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5 Ways to Do Breckenridge on a Budget

  • August 23, 2017

The secret is out … Breckenridge, Colorado is not just a winter destination. Sure, the 300+ average inches of snow a year brings its share of snow enthusiasts, but with more and more year-round activities to take part in, Breckenridge is quickly becoming the place to be all year long. Par for the course, however, is that with increased visitation comes higher costs. Visiting a vacation town like Breck – or any other vacation town for that matter – will undoubtedly be a little pricey, so the following is my list of how to stretch your almighty dollar while visiting our mountain paradise. 1....

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It’s No Wonder Artists Find Such Inspiration in Breckenridge!

  • August 17, 2017

One of the things guests and locals alike love most about Breckenridge is our rich and vibrant art scene. Today I’ll leave my job at our Breckenridge hotel, grab a bite downtown and boogie over to the Riverwalk Center to see Rhiannon Giddens wail on the microphone. On my way through town, I’ll see several art installations which are part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) and I’ll stop to throw a couple of bucks in the guitar case of the four-piece bluegrass band doing a pop-up performance in Blue River Plaza. If I’m in the right place at the right time, I’ll...

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A Weekend of Art and Mountain Vibe at the Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

  • July 14, 2017

On Friday, August 4th, Main Street Station in Breckenridge, CO will transform into an art lover’s paradise. For three full days, the Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival, nationally ranked #65 in Sunshine Artist’s top 200 fine art festivals in 2016, will grace the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue for a magnificent weekend of art and that unmistakable Rocky Mountain vibe. Plus, our Breckenridge hotel is just half a mile from all the action! Now in its 16th year, this free event will once again feature over 100 artists from all over the country versed in all mediums, including jewelry,...

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The Grapes Are Calling From Breckenridge

  • July 13, 2017

The grapes are calling. And so is your palate. The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival returns to Breckenridge Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30 with a Food & Wine Pairing Dinner, Grand Tasting with Live Music, and Women and Vines Social. As this event grows year after year it has taken over not only Main Street Station Plaza, but the Village at Breckenridge as well to provide “shorter lines, elbow room, and more wine!” Speaking of wine, the festival boasts over 300 wines on hand from over 70 of the top wineries from around the globe. Add to that an assortment of food to sample...

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Breckenridge Music Festival Takes Over Town

  • July 13, 2017

For nearly 30 years the Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF) has strived to provide a diversified musical experience for the residents and guests of Breckenridge, Colorado. What started in the summer of 1980 with a 10-day music festival has blossomed into a year-round series of events including a winter performance series; a non-classical performance series; a classical orchestral summer series; and various musical experiences including in-home concerts of chamber music and other educational programs. Each year the BMF brings over 40 distinguished musicians from all over the world to partake in one of Breckenridge’s...

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Golf With An “Altitude” in Summit County!

  • June 28, 2017

There is nothing like golf in the high country! Summit County offers world-class golf open to the public on a daily basis. With 5 courses to choose from, you’re bound to find your new favorite place to play. Come stay at our conveniently located Breckenridge hotel, take advantage of our short season and play today! At or above 9,000 ft. the air is thin and the ball travels further - over 10% further in fact (feet above sea level x .00116)!  The ball also stays straighter due to the air being less dense. The air imparts less force on the ball, therefore it won’t slice or hook as much...

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What’s Happening in Breck – May 18-24

  • May 18, 2017

We're not letting the 2 feet of snow stop us from having a good time in Breckenridge this week, are we? So mud season will be extended a bit, but life goes on with all of the following awesome stuff happening this week and beyond! Live Music & Other Events This Week in Breckenridge Friday, May 19, 2017 - Friday Night DJs & Billiards @ Brooklyn's Tavern & Billiards: 10pm-2am - The Blues with Mark Schlaefer @ Blue River Bistro: 5-10pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3rd Anniversary Party w/ The Amelias, El Passo Laso & The Hollywood Farmers @ Broken Compass Brewing: 10am-10pm -...

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There’s Something Magical About Breckenridge

  • March 17, 2017

Breckenridge locals and visitors alike all know that there is a certain something magical – maybe even mystical – about Breckenridge. And while we may not all agree on just what and where this magic emanates from, we all can agree that there is indeed something fairytale-like about this enchanted place. There’s those awe-inspiring majestic views of the Rocky Mountains that seem to go on forever, the pristine mountain lakes you swear could hide a gossip of mermaids, locals praying to the mythical God Ullr every winter, and those imposing forests that make you feel very insignificant. Whatever...

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Breckenridge, Scandinavia & the Wedgewood Lodge: What Do They All Have in Common?

  • December 29, 2016

Summit County, and Breckenridge in particular, is steeped rich in history. From the initial days of the Gold Rush to the vacation destination it is today, there have been many changes over the years. However, our short history pales in comparison to the transformations the Scandinavian regions of Norway and Sweden have seen over the centuries. But, if one was to look closely at the mountain topography (see below), one can see why Norwegians, Fins and Swedes seem to find themselves at home in the mountains of Breckenridge. One such Norweigan, Trygve Berge, has done just that by becoming one of the original...

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