We spent a long weekend at this fantastic home in early April with a dozen other friends for our annual guy's get-away.
First off: to get the punchline out of the way- the home is huge, beautifully maintained, tons of huge windows...the pictures don't do it justice. It is the perfect place for a multi-family getaway or a good old guy's vacation. All towels, shampoo, plates, utensils, etc. are included. You just walk in and enjoy. No hotel check-in, no crazy rules, no elevators you wait for. I LOVED having a private home- I'm never going to a hotel in Breckenridge again.
The first thing you notice is a long, private driveway that leads to a meticulous home overlooking two creeks, mountains, wildlife (more on that later), copious trees, all covered in the night sky by a surreal blanket of never-ending stars.
Our original plan was to use the house as a home base: 1- go out during the day skiing (10-minute drive to Breckenridge Mountain), 2- come back to shower, 3- drive to the 'downtown' area of Breckenridge for dinner, 4- return for some whiskey on the deck (and if too cold, around the indoor fireplace), and 5- sleep like babies (possibly with the help of the liquor!).
Our plans quickly changed when it became obvious to all 13 of us, that the amenities inside and out of the home were beyond what we could have imagined. Each day when we returned from skiing, we used the outdoor hot tub to relax our muscles, while overlooking the creek and mountains. Moving inside, there were four full bathrooms, so the wait time for a hot shower was short. You'd think with 13 guys we'd run out of hot water- nope! We cooked every dinner on the gas grill out on the deck. I can't tell you how many times we saw wildlife (read: Moose!) staring back at us from a comfortable distance. All 13 of us sat comfortably at the main dining room table while we enjoyed our feast. Dishwasher saved us all the headache of a lengthy cleanup too. Afterward, we relaxed by the stone fireplace, reminiscing about the new memories made, and catching up on our more complicated lives back home. Tip- if you turn off the lights, and keep the fireplace on, the moon and stars light the central area up majestically. You feel like you're in the middle of the wilderness, in the best possible way.
At the end of the night, we had more than enough beds for all 13 of us. The walls were thick, so the deep snorers didn't interrupt the rest of the guys either. (Thick walls are underrated).
I write this glowing review with a semi-sweet taste in my mouth. On the one hand, the property is nothing short of spectacular, well equipped, and perfect for a multi-family vacation or a guy's trip. The bitter part is that the more people who learn about the property, the less opportunity I have to rent again without competition.
Whoever owns this property- please give me priority when I book again with my family this summer! I gave you a glowing (and deservingly so) review. Thank you!