Breckenridge is one of the premiere ski spots in the state and probably the reason your Colorado vacation has brought you there. If that’s the case then there are several things to consider when planning on where to stay. Hitting up the ski resorts and dining at the town’s many restaurants can quickly become expensive so finding the best deal in town can be crucial. Whether you decide to bargain hunt or bed down in style, here are two options to consider for your vacation to Breckenridge.
Fireside Inn and Hostel
If you’re looking to stay some place that is in the middle of all the action and affordable during your Colorado vacation then look no further than the Fireside Inn and Hostel. Being hailed as one of the best kept secrets in Breckenridge by ski and snowboard enthusiasts, this inn and hostel has a number of things working for it.
First, compared to the other lodging choices in town the Fireside offers relatively cheap prices. Being an inn and hostel, lodgers have a couple of different options when looking to bed down in this establishment. For the young, willing, and those on a budget, there is the option of staying in the dorm, which can house up to seven inhabitants. During the winter ski months, this option only costs $39.
For those looking for more privacy, and their own bathroom, Fireside also offers a number of other rooms which include their Brandywine Suite, Hunter’s Room, Sweetheart’s Room, Wildflower Room, and Organ Loft Family Room.
The second boon that the Fireside Inn has going for it is its location. Located in the Historic District of Breckenridge, it finds itself perfectly situated in between civilization and the slopes, with Main Street only two blocks away in one direction and the gondola a short five minute walk in the other.
In the common areas, guests will be treated to such amenities as an indoor hot tub, sitting room with fireplace, kitchen, and a ski lockup and tune up room. Also, each morning guest will be treated to a homemade breakfast of pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, and egg dishes.
With friendly owners, affordable prices, and a warm meal every morning this can be the perfect lodging choice if you’re looking to hit the slopes on a budget. All in all, it’s pretty nice for only $39.
Allaire Timber Inn
If you’re Colorado vacation isn’t weighted down by a budget and you want something a bit more decadent, Allaire Timber Inn can provide.
Situated on a tree covered bluff on the south end of Breckenridge’s famous historic district, the Inn offers ten regular guest rooms and two Romance Suites, the Summit Pass Suite and Breckenridge Pass Suite. Breckenridge vacationers will find that Allaire provides plush comfort with some of the best scenic views in the area.
As the primary Romance Suite, the Summit Pass Suite holds vaulted Cathedral ceilings and exposed wooden beams, offering an open air atmosphere. To enhance the romantic mood of this suite, there is an in-room spa which is seated adjacent to the stone fireplace and the King log-frame bed. In addition to these amenities, romance seekers will be provided their own private bathroom as well as the added treat of having their own private balcony.
The Breckenridge Pass Suite also shares such room perks as the in-room spa, stone fireplace, private bathroom, and balcony but in lieu of log themed furniture guests will be presented with antique Victorian style furniture, such as the four-poster king size bed, writing desk, and wardrobe closet.
In the other ten guest rooms, visitors will find contemporary log furnishings, private baths with custom tiled showers and painted tiles, and a private deck with a full view of the mountains. For these rooms, guests can choose between two bed options, a full king size bed or two twin sized beds.
Included in the rates for each room is a daily morning breakfast of a hot entrée, fresh bread, fruit, and the Inn’s very own secret Granola recipe.
Due to its favorable locale, the center of Summit County, Allaire has access to the Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts as well as five championship golf courses in the summer. The Inn also has access to the free Breckenridge ski shuttle which gives guest’s access to the Beaver Run Superchair, Quicksilver Super Six Chair, and the Snowflake Snow Chair.
If You Go
For more information on room rates and reservations at the Fireside Inn and Hostel visit their site: http://www.firesideinn.com/ or call: (970) 453-6456 or email: [email protected]
For more information on Allaire or to make reservations visit their site: http://www.allairetimbers.com/index.html or call: (970) 453-7530 (800) 624-4904 or email: [email protected]
Evan Witt is an Illinois native with a degree in English Literature from Lake Forest College, and as a frequent visitor to Colorado, he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and photography.