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Vacations and Cooking

  • May 6, 2019

One of the best parts of renting a condo or townhome is the fact that you have access to your very own private kitchen. Cooking your own meals while on vacation is a great way to save money. It can also serve as a fun activity to share with your travel partner and family! Here at Wedgewood Lodge we make sure that each and every kitchen in our condos is equipped with the right items to ensure you can create a wonderful breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a casual snack. All of our condos and townhomes are stocked with a full compliment of glasses, plates, bowls, silverware, cooking utensils,...

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DON’T SKI OR SNOWBOARD? No problem!

  • March 18, 2019

Breckenridge has taken several top honors as one of the most popular ski destination in North America and also, one of the best places to live! With a 94" snow depth this season so far, this makes it one of the best ski seasons in Breckenridge since it's opening day, December 18, 1961. We are proud to be known as one of the top places to ski & snowboard. However, we realize not everyone is into skiing - and we are thankful as it would be way too crowded on the mountain! Here are some of our favorite off-mountain activities - you should try at least one or two, they are all a great...

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“Silent Night” – The Real Story

  • December 17, 2018

Here is the story of the song "Silent Night" as it is taught in Austrian schools - Few Christmas songs are better known and performed as often as “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht”. This year this beloved song celebrates it’s 200th “Birthday”. The popular song was born in 1818 in the village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, a city better known as the birthplace of Mozart and “The Sound of Music” That year, on Christmas Eve, Joseph Mohr, assistant priest at the Church of St. Nicholas, discovered that the church organ wasn’t working and had to come up with something for Midnight Mass....

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Ready for the Slopes?

  • November 27, 2018

Breckenridge Ski Resort is open! So you think you are ready for your skiing vacation – You bought your plane ticket, arranged for ground transportation to the resort with www.freshtracks.com, rented your condo at www.tonti.com, rented your skis at www.chartersports.com and bought your lift tickets. You are ready for “schussing” down that mountain! Or ARE you? Are you in shape to ski down the mountain in Breckenridge with an elevation of 12,998 feet? Here are some exercises for you so that you can get in shape for the ski season and avoid those “noodle legs” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72BSZupb-1I   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zLTDUFjbXA   Besides...

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18 Other Things to Do in Breckenridge This Winter

  • November 13, 2018

18 Other Things to Do in Breckenridge This Winter Let’s face it, we’re no longer just a ski resort. Yes, make no mistake about it, Breckenridge Ski Resort put our old mining town on the map, but as purveyors of a slope side hotel in Breckenridge we seem to be getting more and more requests for “What else can we do this winter besides skiing or snowboarding?” And, our answer to this question is naturally “You have a variety of other options to sink your teeth into, we’re so much more than just a ski town!” So, allow me to answer this question now in more detail with my top 18 other...

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10 Reasons to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Breckenridge

  • October 10, 2017

There’s a reason – or multiple reasons for that matter – that Breckenridge is annually named one of the most picturesque holiday towns in the country. Besides the fact that we are almost guaranteed a white Christmas every year, our snowcapped ski town gets gunned up during the holidays because ski season is swinging into high gear. Besides this buzz, here are 10 other reasons to celebrate in Breck for a holiday experience of a lifetime: 1. The More the Merrier You may think you’re seeing double, triple or … but there’s more than one Santa running around in Breckenridge. Literally....

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The 9 Most Common Objects Left Behind in Hotel Rooms

  • September 28, 2017

When away from home, your hotel room can be a place of many things for you … a place of relaxation, vacation bliss, solitude and a place to lay your head at the end of a busy day. And while all of this is exactly what we want our Breckenridge hotel to be for our guests, one thing our hotel rooms also ending up being is a haven for misplaced belongings. While we make every attempt to return these pesky items to their rightful owners, the following is a list of the nine most common objects left at our hotel and how to avoid forgetting them in the first place: 1. Jewelry The number one item...

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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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