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Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Gorgeous Rocky Mt Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) - Gourmet Kitchen

In Ski jargon, 'Black Diamonds' are the toughest ski runs for experts only-- but you won't need to be an expert to enjoy this Rocky Mountain Luxury Alpine Lodge! At 10,500 feet, it is nestled in the heart of South Park. Western Frontier meets Elegance in this Gracious home.

You'll find the BDAL rivals fine European Ski Lodges and provides High End amenities without the crowded tourist feeling and high prices you will find only 17 miles away in Summit County and Breckenridge. Completely avoid the I-70 weekend & holiday traffic jams by taking US Highway 285 practically right to the house-- it is a breathtaking 1.5 hour drive from either Denver or Colorado Springs. Convenient to major highways in snowy weather, (this is VERY important!) the BDAL is beautifully tucked into pine and aspen forests with huge views.

No tired, "dark cabin" with shabby furniture and small beds here, but 5800 sq ft of Custom Built Luxury overlooking the amazing Continental Divide - huge views of Fourteeners right out your windows or from the private hot tub! Perfect for entertaining the Gourmet kitchen - with Nespresso, Keurig and Drip Coffee Machines, 4 large bedrooms (3 kings) and 3 large baths will easily accommodate 10. The Luxury Master Suite is an eye-popper-- see all the features below for it, there is a second king suite upstairs. The Vaulted Great Room with large log scissor-trusses and a stone-surround wood-burning stove create a Fabulous Resort Lodge experience. Plenty of wood available! Downstairs you'll find 2 more spacious bedrooms, one with a King Bed and the other with 2 sets of bunks (1 set memory foam full-size mattresses), and another large bath as well. The downstairs Great Room is a Great Entertainment area (Billiards, Foosball, Home Theater) to give you (and the kids!) room to spread out.

This 5 acre property has the remnants of a gold mine from the last century, the water there even has two schools of Rainbow Trout (just for looking--no fishing please--they are just getting established! There are several stocked fishing locations within 5 minutes' drive.) We've also cleared a Ski/Sledding run on the hillside behind the house! Sleds & helmets and snow shoes provided. Hands down one of the nicest rentals in South Park. You will find the BDAL to be an Elegant Retreat with a unique Rocky Mountain touch-- you'll want to come back again and again!

Things to do: ATVs are available to rent in the Fairplay area. You can also arrange horseback riding and white water rafting a short drive from the home. Biking is a big attraction in the summer. The Annual South Park Burro Race and street festival is very popular as well. In Feb each year, the Ice Sculptures in Breckenridge are truly spectacular.

NOTE: If you plan on skiing, please check out the discounted early season pass rates at which are only available from late Spring to Sept. An adult season pass runs around $500 with some black out dates but the current one day lift ticket is over $160. 4 days of skiing will pay for the pass and allow you to return to CO for more amazing skiing!

We will accept Paypal, checks, Echeck and you can book online through the VRBO website. Credit cards are welcome.

Keywords: Romantic, Custom, Luxury, Spa, Sauna, Hot tub, WiFi, Mountain Views, Breckenridge, hiking trails, biking, skiing, fly fishing,

More Details

Chuck Brininstool
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

Why Chuck Brininstool chose Alma

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We enjoy the convenience of all the different kinds of mountain fun in our own front yard. While we are in the mountains, it only takes 2 mins to be on the hwy to Summit County. Your vehicle won't be stuck on a steep driveway during the snow months.

What makes this lodge unique

After a great day of skiing, skip the I-70 bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours to get home. We are in the middle of Fourteeners, gold medal fishing, biking, and hiking--God's country. Sledding Hill in backyard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Teresa, thank you so much for the use of your home. It is the most amazing, beautiful place I've ever stayed. You are truly lucky to own such a piece of paradise.
Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Denver International or Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
South Park Brewery - Great Microbrew in Fairplay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
South Park Brewery, South Park Saloon, Milonzi's
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Car: necessary

At an elevation of 10500, the house faces the Continental Divide, surrounded by gold medal fishing (South Park is 'The Fly Fishing Capital of the World'), biking & hiking trails. Breckenridge, with all its restaurants, nightlife, and shopping is a short 17 mi away. Private sledding hill in the backyard! Snow mobiling, dog sledding and ATV tours available nearby. We also have a gas fire pit and horseshoe pit set up.


Alma Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 6 piece spa bath: jetted tub, sauna, dual head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite countertops, travertine tile tub surround
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower lvl, granite, extra sink/vanity in rec room
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with gas log kiva fireplace, tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Southeast side with forest views
    Bedroom 3/Office - 1 queen , On the southwest side with amazing views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bottom floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room with full size and twin size bunks
  • Great mattresses in all bedrooms. * Master Bedroom has wonderful suite -sleigh bed, tempurpedic mattress, flat screen TV, gas kiva fireplace with remote control, huge dual-head travertine shower with body sprays, 6 person redwood sauna to warm up in after a hard day of skiing, large upscale spa tub in master bath with another flat screen TV. * Another King suite bedroom upstairs with attached full bath. * Across the hall is a very large bedroom/office with incredible views and a queen bed. * Downstairs, there is another large King Bedroom with a large picture window, forest views, and lots of natural light, Beautiful views of mountains and forests. * Also, downstairs, there is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 total beds, two doubles and two twins) and window with lots of natural light. * Baby Cribs (2) portable cribs with soft linens. Also 2 high chairs for baby feeding.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Master Bath has a sauna and flat screen TV in tub area.. Both living areas have huge, large couches can be slept on. Game room has Home Theater, Pool table, Foosball table. Extra room with Bose surround sound and CD/Ipod connection system, with five large windows looking out on the Continental Divide,


Enjoy the beauty of Breckenridge in total comfort!!!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jan 24, 2016

The VRBO Bear had the pleasure to stay in this beautiful lodge with friends and family during a weekend ski trip to Colorado. I cannot say enough great things about this beautiful lodge and its friendly owners! Starting with the location… This lodge is located in a gorgeous scenic location just south of Breckenridge. It was close enough to be a short 20 minute drive to the ski slopes in Breck, but also far enough away to provide peace, privacy, and tranquility. Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the lodge had an amazing mountain view right out the front window. There was plenty of amazing scenery and wildlife surrounding the lodge. We saw a few foxes and even a moose just down the road. The lodge was gorgeous and well taken care of. It was clean, spacious, and very comfortable. It was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We spent the days skiing the slopes of Breckenridge and then came home to relax in the warm hot tub. In the evenings, we cooked a nice dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and then enjoyed some relaxation in front of the fireplace in the family room. We also enjoyed the game room downstairs where we played billiards on the pool table. During the day, a few members of our group enjoyed snow-shoeing, hiking, and sledding on the trails surrounding the lodge. The sleds and snow-shoes were provided by the owners for us to enjoy. We enjoyed the house so much that we did not want to be away at the ski slopes all day long. The house had everything we needed to be happy and comfortable without having to drive into town for additional entertainment. It was exactly as described in the listing and the owners were extremely nice and welcoming. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable and relaxing place to call “home” while visiting the beautiful mountains of Colorado. We will be back next year after winter hibernation!

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Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 71 reviews

Just tucked into the trees. Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Chuck couldn't have been more responsive or generous with his time on the phone. The house was as advertised and very comfortable for 4 couples. Pride of ownership is evident throughout the home. For those of you who like to cook the kitchen is stocked with every utensil you can imagine and using the commercial stove and oven is a treat.

Make sure to get to Montgomery Reservoir to check out the waterfall and gold mine. Between five and ten minutes from the house.

Thanks Chuck.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay at my house. Thank you for taking good care of it. Hopefully you'll come back and stay again.
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Fantastic house - everything one needs in a mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family met my sister and her family in this house "half way" between Aurora OH and Seattle WA. The 9 of us thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home and all that it (and the area) had to offer us. We did not want for anything in this well-appointed house. It was clean and exceeded our expectations in every way. The home is close to Breckenridge, Vail, rafting on the Arkansas River and outstanding hiking - the coffee shop in town is also very nice! Chuck (the owner) was friendly and accommodating. I could not recommend this home more positively.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Took my family, son and his family. My grand-kids totally loved down stairs. It was heaven for them. The scenery is breath taking. The owners gave us so many recommendations , Chuck was great. So much room so peaceful it met every ones needs. What a house , what a kitchen, tvs everywhere{for kids and guys}. Hot tub was so relaxing also loved the fire pit. Would rent this one again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunny, so glad you guys enjoyed the house. Please come back and stay again. chuck
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We had a wonderful time and the house is gorgeous.

  • 4 of 5

Has all the amenities you could want in a vacation rental and the location is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Lodge and thank you for your review. Come back and visit again.
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Wonderful Home, Views are Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

This is Lodge is a blend of Western and Ski Chic. The amenities are amazing: hot tub, sauna, rec room, near the ski resort and hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, but dishonest owners

  • 2 of 5

When we saw this home, we thought it was gorgeous. Aside from it being on the outskirts of Breckenridge, this home is cozy, spacious and very welcoming. As soon as we saw it, we thought it was the perfect vacation home. I quickly emailed the owner & from the very beginning was questioned on our age range and whether we were fit to act appropriately and not act like crazy "millennials". Although I understand the owner's concerns, as this is their home and their right, the generalizations & grouping of people was quite concerning & confusing since I had been polite & offered additional information & details about our group (young professionals, mid 20's to late 30's & mostly family members).

The owner also mentioned & requested if we could arrive a day later due to other vacationers leaving earlier that same day, but as I mentioned to her our airline tickets had already been purchased... I suggested that we could arrive later in the afternoon so as to give them plenty of time to fix up the home. After sharing further personal information and filling out additional forms that requested birth dates for each individual, the owners sent the contract, without any further comments and/or feedback for my continued friendly responses & cooperation.

The day we arrived we were excited! While we began to put away our belongings in each room, we were surprised to find the house in fair conditions. We have stayed in various VRBO's before & this was the first time we saw dirty dishes, pots, pans, & utensils, crumbled goldfish crackers in the master room, & crumbs along the edges of the counter. We didn't make a fuss about it. We took out the vacuum, & washed the plates, utensils, pots & pans before & after utilizing them. We basically treated this house as if it were our own.

While we enjoyed our stay its upsetting to ONLY receive PARTIAL return of our security dep., due to the owner's claims that we left a soiled stove & it took their cleaning lady 45 mins to clean. I have never in my life heard of a kitchen being so soiled within a few days, that it takes that long to clean, ESPECIALLY after we cleaned it OURSELVES before leaving. I find it VERY DISHONEST & will make sure NOT to recommend this home due to the owners' attitude and treatment. Deducting from a security deposit for damaging property or for careless vacationers makes sense...deducting for a house in which the owners received it in cleaner conditions than in which they handed it over, DOES NOT!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our misgivings about renting our beautiful home to this group turned out to be accurate. We can only assume that all the "paraphernalia" trash we found explains their clouded assessment of what the condition of our home was in - both upon arriving and leaving. Would not recommend them as future renters unless you want to pay housekeeping to degrease the entire range and backsplash. I believe them entirely when she says they treated our home as their own - that's the problem.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.