Destination guide

You'll strike gold and good times in Breckenridge

There's gold in them thar hills! At least there was during the gold rush of the 1850s, when miners found riches in the small mountain town of Breckenridge. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the town is more famous nowadays for its massive resort, where year-round activities include skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking. If you're not much of a thrill seeker, then you could relax in your Breckenridge vacation rental before taking a leisurely stroll down Main Street, a charming thoroughfare lined with colourful Victorian buildings and log cabins from the late 1800s, now filled with boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and spas.

Things to do

Choo-choos and children's museums: family fun awaits

Still don't have your fill of the great outdoors? Carter Park provides a host of amenities, including sports fields, picnic shelters and a sledding hill, while High Line Railroad Park is home to an antique locomotive. Soak up the mountain views while working on your swing at Breckenridge Golf Club, a breathtakingly beautiful 27-hole course. If you have little ones staying in your Breckenridge vacation rental, consider a trip to the Mountain Top Children's Museum, where tots can play dress up and enjoy hands-on exhibits. For even more fun, take the family skating at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.

Activities

From festivals to fly fishing, Breckenridge entertains

Breckenridge Ski Resort offers such winter activities as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. The resort also features multiple terrain parks, some of which host major extreme sports competitions. Other annual winter events include the Backcountry Film Festival, the International Snow Sculpture Championships and the Ullr Fest, which celebrates the Norse god Ullr. There's plenty to do once the snow melts with such summertime activities as hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking and alpine slides, as well as boating and white water rafting in nearby rivers. Summer also brings outdoor concerts, and a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display.

Weather

Winter is coming – bundle up in Breckenridge

If you booked your Breckenridge vacation rental for the winter, get ready as the region sees more than 750 centimetres of snowfall each year, particularly from November through April. Winters on the mountain can be harsh with daytime highs hovering around -2 degrees and -9 degrees at night. Summers are lovely and mild, complete with sunny skies and temperatures ranging from 21 to 10 degrees. Quick afternoon rain showers are common in the area, particularly in the early autumn and late spring when tepid conditions include daytime highs in the low teens.

Natural highlights

Wild times – when wetlands and wildflowers thrive

Towering nearly 4,000 metres, Breckenridge Mountain dominates the landscape, as it serves as the dramatic backdrop to the small mining town. The snow-capped peaks are only interrupted by man-made ski trails and dense alpine forests. In the spring, once the snow melts, the mountain is covered in colourful wildflowers. On a warm summer day, cast a line in the Blue River and relax as you wait for the salmon and trout to bite. The nearby Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve offers wetlands teeming with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer, mountain lion, beaver and nearly 50 species of birds.

How to get there

Transport to and around Breckenridge

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 47.4 mi (76.2 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Breckenridge?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,464 holiday rentals near Breckenridge. From 1,638 Houses to 169 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Breckenridge for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Breckenridge?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Breckenridge:

  • Sunbeam Estates: 2,011 holiday homes
  • The Highlands: 3,803 holiday homes
  • Weisshorn: 1,674 holiday homes
  • Warrior's Mark: 2,389 holiday homes
  • Historic District: 2,458 holiday homes

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What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Breckenridge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Breckenridge. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Peak 8 SuperConnect Ski Lift: 8,037 holiday rentals
  • Backstage Theatre: 7,986 holiday rentals
  • Edwin Carter Museum: 8,034 holiday rentals
  • Breckenridge Arts District: 7,999 holiday rentals
  • Blue River Plaza: 7,997 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Breckenridge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Breckenridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,638 Houses in Breckenridge. Our other popular types of Breckenridge holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 169 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,336 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 62 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Breckenridge?

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