Ski season is here, and if you haven’t already planned your ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, now’s the time to do it. Breckenridge, or Breck as it’s affectionately known, holds the top spot as the closest luxury ski resort to Denver, Colorado. You’ll love the charm and endless activities to do at this mountain ski resort. So to get you going, here’s our list of where to stay in Breckenridge. Don’t wait long to book your trip. These hotels in Breckenridge book fast.
Here’s What You Need To Know:
The closest international airport to Breck is in Denver, so when you land, you’ll need to take I-70 west towards the mountains. The drive to Breck takes about 2.5 hours if the weather is good. Traffic can definitely back up in the mountain as skiers make their way up to (or down from) one of the several ski resorts all along the I-70 corridor, but your destination is worth the effort.
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Breckenridge started out as an old gold mining town in the 1800s and went largely undiscovered for decades. Now, outdoor adventurists clamor for vacation time all year long at this historic mountain resort town that’s often voted as one of the best ski towns in the U.S. Travelers love how close the ski resort is to the town—practically steps away. Breckenridge has a growing arts district, tons of shopping, fine dining, fun pubs and bars, and family-friendly activities galore. Book a sled dog adventure, go sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, and much more. And although it can get crowded during peak ski season, it’s charming, hip, historic, and adventurous all in one great package.
As for the Breckenridge Ski Resort, there are nearly 3,000 acres and 187 trails to explore with plenty of options for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. True to Colorado form, you’ll reach serious heights at 12,998 feet here. Over 40% of the resort is considered high alpine terrain. And of course, there’s an amazing 35-acre terrain park with an 18-foot halfpipe. There’s more than one reason why many Olympians choose to make Breck their home. Get excited with all your options by checking out their trail map. Now that you’re psyched to try these slopes, let’s take a look at where to stay in Breck this winter.
Why I Love Breck
- Super walkable main drag
- Free transportation
- Upscale shopping and dining but casual vibes
- Cool arts scene
- Tons of free Wi-Fi spots everywhere
- Has the highest chairlift in the country at 12,998 feet
- Lighting of Breckenridge celebration (first December weekend)
Attractions Near Breckenridge
- Largest historic downtown area in Colorado
- Mountain Top Children’s Museum
- Backstage Theatre
- Cross-country skiing/snowshoeing/snowmobiling
- International Snow Sculpture Championships (usually in January)
- Carter Park for sledding
Best Restaurants in Breckenridge
- Trolley Crepes
- Ridge Street Kitchen
- Amazing Grace
- Flip Side Breckenridge
- Above the Blue “REDDZ”
- Tin Plate
- Oaxacan bites
Best Hotels in Breckenridge
One Ski Hill Place
$$$+ | 4 Star | Ski-In & Ski-Out | Bowling Alley | On-Site Spa
Book an entire condo here at One Ski Hill Place. It’s one of the closest resort hotels to several popular ski lifts, which makes it perfect for families who want total ski-in/ski-out convenience. Each condo has its own fireplace and washer/dryer unit, along with all the amenities of a full-service kitchen. However, if you prefer to head to town for dinner, jump on the Gondola and arrive in moments. Book soon because this place sells out fast!
Crystal Peak Lodge
$$$$+ | 4 Star | Indoor Pools & Outdoor Hot Tub | Family Movie Lounge
This stunning lodge is designed to reminisce of the old lodges originally built in national parks—but with modern conveniences of course. It’s picturesque and majestic all in one. You can book full-service condominiums with kitchens, stone fireplaces, balconies, and more. Also, with ski-in and ski-out options to Independence lift, you’re close to the action or just a gondola ride away from downtown or all the amenities at One Ski Hill Place.
$$$ | 4 Star | Light & Airy Ambiance | Fabulous Spa | Ski Valet
BlueSky is another condo-hotel that has a wonderful spa where you can book a Turkish steam bath and aromatherapy massage after a long day of skiing. Otherwise, the whole family can enjoy a round of mini-golf, racquetball, or ping pong before jumping into the heated outdoor pool or hot tubs. The rooms feel spacious with plenty of natural light. Each condo has a fireplace, kitchen, and balcony, so you can relax and snack all evening.
Mountain Thunder Lodge
$$$ | 3 star | Great Location | Free Ski Shuttle | Charming
You’ll find the Mountain Thunder Lodge located close to the BreckConnect Gondola and within walking distance to shops and dining in town. It’s a great place if you prefer to be a little closer to town. Choose to book a studio, apartment, or townhome that’s completely furnished with everything your family needs. And the free shuttle gets you to all the best places in town and to the ski lifts.
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Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge
$$$+ | 3 Star | Mountain Modern | Kitchens in Every Room | Picture Perfect
Located near Main Street and the Quicksilver chairlift, this Marriott lodge has mountain modern villas and rooms available for couples and families. That means you’re near everything you need. Plus, Marriott has a sports shop on-site where you can rent gear or store it as needed. You can also enjoy the artisans workshop if you’re creatively minded, or play in the billiards room or activity center. On the back of this property, you’ll find a gorgeous little pond that makes for an impressive view at sunset.
Gravity Haus Breckenridge
$$-$$$ | 3 Star | Chic, Industrial Modern | Small Property
If you like smaller properties with distinctive vibes, then you’ll love Gravity Haus. Located at the base of Peak 9, it’s a brand new, small boutique hotel that’s smack in the middle of all the action: four minutes from a chair lift and six minutes from downtown. You’ll find a dry sauna or soaking tubs where you can relax the day away or head to the third floor where the mysterious but totally real “supertramp” waits to bounce you to new heights.
BONUS: The Bivvi Hostel
$$ | 3 Star | Upscale Hostel Life | Mountain Guru Basecamp
If you and the boys (or ladies) need a weekend trip to Breck, and you love the hostel life, then don’t miss a chance to stay at this hot spot for mountain enthusiasts. There are only a few rooms for two to six people, which makes it perfect for small groups who love to connect with other adventure travelers. The Bivvi offers a free hot breakfast and an epic fireplace lounge to sip wine and beer with your friends. Ski storage is available, and you’re only minutes from a ski lift.