It is snowing outside this November morning. For now, five inches. We stay in a vacation rental home just ten minutes outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. We researched Breckenridge vacation rentals online and selected one of the many homes available. To reduce the number I find, I place the search term in quotation marks for more relevant results. We looked at listings on three pages on Google just as we wanted to buy a home on a real estate agent's website!
It was really interesting to compare house pricing against apartment prices. The condominiums were great and didn't always offer everything we were looking for.
We used PayPal to make a booking to keep our online transaction secure.
It is much more enjoyable to stay at home than in an apartment or hotel. We have a big family and it is really nice if they have access to a real luxury home and they are not so cramped. There are enough bedrooms around and it has that real cozy feel. I studied the relative cost of houses versus apartments and hotels. Although the price of a home was higher per night with more people and the number of rooms needed, the actual cost of the night was much less when renting a house. Think about it at room nights. A four-bedroom house for rent at $ 350 per night is only about $ 85 per night per bedroom. Condo renting for $ 250 with just two bedrooms sounds cheaper, but actually $ 125 per night!
Watching the snow fall while smelling fresh coffee is one of those experiences that will last forever. The children got up all excited. They spend the day at Breckenridge Ski School, one of the best in the country. I know, until we take them in, we won't be able to follow the slopes.
Yesterday Christy Sports rented skis, poles, boots and helmets at the Main Street Hyatt. We had the opportunity to pre-book them online and the landlord owners gave us a special discount. I even got a show pack with the latest ski design!
After entering the four-wheel drive system, which we also booked online, we placed a lot in the Beaver Run lottery with a parking card from our rental home. Our parking lot was literally 25 feet from the ski slope! We chose to ski up to Maggie's ski lift and let the kids go to ski school.
We were able to get to the queue, it's not the time of the holiday yet and head to the top of the mountain. We skied, taking Briar Rose and Cashier all the way to the top of the Beaver Run Resort.
After the second run and the hot chocolate stop, we caught the Peak 8 Superconnect to head to the top of the Peak 8 run. Painting blue, we headed to the Gondola stop to dine in the city parking lot. We took our skis and went to the Blue River Bistro for a leisurely lunch. Their Blue River salads, fish and chips are to die for (not to mention Martini's menu).
Fortified, we went back to the gondola and climbed up to catch the Colorado super chair to the top of the mountain. For the afternoon trips we skied up to Peak 9.
After all the gathering overnight we stored our skis and headed home. After diving in a hot bath to relax those sore muscles, we started planning our trip for tomorrow. Vacation rentals in Breckenridge are really a great way to enjoy Breckenridge skiing.