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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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Welcome Brad Ragan to Our Breckenridge Hotel Team

  • September 22, 2016

'Tis the season of change. The leaves are changing colors in all of their grandeur, the weather is getting colder as the forecast of snow looms on the horizon, and a new U.S. President will be elected this November. So, it's only natural that our Breckenridge hotel follows suit as change is afoot with the hiring of our newest Guest Services Manager, Brad Ragan. Please help the Wedgewood Lodge welcome Brad to the team. A Minnesota native, Brad moved to Breckenridge 13 years ago after receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from Iowa State University and hasn't looked back since. While...

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There’s Got to Be Something Magical about This Four O’Clock Hour

  • August 9, 2016

Have you ever heard of Mirabilis Jalapa? No? Me either. Perhaps maybe you have heard of them by their more popular name, “Four O’Clocks?” Still no? It’s okay, but there has got to be something magical about this four o’clock hour for a South American flower to take on this moniker, and for a Breckenridge ski run (and road) to epitomize it as well. Hold on, back to the flower for a minute. These “Four O’Clocks” are aptly named this because the flowers open in the late afternoon and stay open until morning. This Marvel of Peru pretty much does the opposite of what skiers on Peak...

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New Hires at The Wedgewood Lodge

  • July 13, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that the Wedgewood Lodge announces the departure of our Front Desk Manager, Sarah Daigle. After nearly six years of living in Breckenridge, and most of that time working at the Wedgewood Lodge, Daigle has moved on to the “hotter” pastures of Las Vegas and all of the new adventures it brings with it. We bid a fond adieu to you, Sarah, and may the promises of new adventures treat you well! With Sarah’s sad departure comes a new beginning for former Vail Resorts Front Office Assistant Manager, Jasmin Irby. Jasmin joins the Wedgewood Lodge family as the new Guest Services...

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Metanoia

  • January 28, 2016

My favorite event in Breck is the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Because my birthday falls during the building week or viewing week each year, watching the volunteers create the blocks of snow, seeing the sculptors’ visions emerge and checking out the finished sculptures have been part of my annual celebration for nearly two decades. As one of the lodging sponsors for this event, it’s quite a treat to get to meet the teams and to follow their progress as they create art from snow! This year we are hosting one the teams from Germany. Their sculpture, Metanoia, is guaranteed...

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