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The Williams House on Main Street! Walk Everywhere

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 7 Bathrooms (Sleeps 12-18)

For additional sleeping of 2 (from 16 to 18 guests) rent our charming 1 BR WILLOUGHBY COTTAGE right next door VRBO #53596


The Williams House is a Victorian home from the 1880s. The size is 2750 square Feet.

It sleeps 16 guests in beds, 11 individually.


Located in the heart of historic downtown at 303 A north Main street, right behind the Gondola, the second house off Watson Ave. (The Google maps locator is very off)

Suited for larger groups looking for the convenience of the BEST LOCATION IN TOWN, hassle free ski access, shops and restaurants all around and all the comforts of a 7BR/7Bathrooms Home.

6 individual rooms + a large private Loft (6 with own TV), en suite Bathrooms, some with antique mirrors and cabinetry.

SKI IN/GONDOLA OUT! - Most ideal Location at 303 North Main street. Ski access is a 2/3 minutes walk to the GONDOLA (fly to Peak 8), SKI-IN via the Skiway (3/4 min walk from House). And, unlike true ski in/out homes, it is also just steps from all Shopping & Dining. No car needed, everyone just comes and goes at their leisure.

On 3 LEVELS, please send inquiry to receive our FLOOR PLAN with pictures.



BR 1: Queen bed, TV, Full en suite Bath

BR 2: Queen bed, TV, Full en suite Bath

BR 3: Queen bed, TV, Full en suite Bath

BR 4: King bed, Full en suite Bath

Bathroom 7: For Loft use, shower only

Living Room 1: Gas fireplace, sectional couch, Flat Screen TV, Desk;

Living Room 2: Gas fireplace, Flat screen TV, interconnected with the Dining Room and Kitchen.

Dining seats 8 comfortably plus additional fold up table for 4.


Mud Room

Washer/Dryer closet


BR 5: Master with Queen bed, TV, en suite Bath with Tub, shower, Gas Fireplace, beautiful views of the Ski slopes

BR 7/The Loft: with 2 Twin beds, TV (Good size private room but no windows and a slanted ceiling)


BR 6: with 2 Bunk beds (4 singles), TV, Bathroom


Large deck with Hot Tub, gas BBQ, Table & chairs.

5 private parking places

Relax in the outdoor HOT TUB after a good day of snow, enjoy a Martini at next doors 'Blue River Bistro' or stroll along the shops on Main street, we are sure that you will have a wonderful time.

Also next door, for one of the best breakfast in town, locals favorite 'Daylight Donuts'.

The Williams House is truly The House in Town.

Some History:

Building a frame house in Breckenridge before the arrival of the railroad was no small task. To erect this c.1881 house and the one next door (301 N. Main),Breckenridge saloonkeeper Joseph F. Reeder had to chop down trees, drag them to the sawmill, have them milled for different uses—siding, flooring, shingles, etc.—and let them dry. Inflating the cost of construction was the need to pack finished building materials—nails, paint, and doors— over a high mountain pass at a cost of forty cents per pound.

In 1888, John Williams, a hardrock miner, and his wife, Minta, purchased the house as their home. After John and Minta’s separation in 1890, Minta and their daughter, Ethel, continued to live here until 1906, renting it out from time to time as they pursued an acting career for


The Williams House is featured in the Historic Walking Tour.

Keywords: House, Historic Victorian Home

More Details

Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice)

Owners: Cristina de Luca & Thijs Aaftink - Married 3 kids Lived in Breck for 5 years

Currently living in Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice) purchased this house in 2004

Why Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice) chose Historic District

Location!! is just great. Being in Town with easy access to almost everything and a house with a flair, not one of a hundred.

What makes this house unique

Location! - Main street & Gondola...what more?

We also own the cute 1 BR Willoughby Cottage next door, ideal for larger groups.

Great Historic place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you're going to get a large group together for a weekend getaway, this is the place to check out. This cute little house sits right on Main St and is directly behind the Peak 8 gondolas at Breckenridge. There were 16 of us who stayed in the house and there was plenty of room! There are 5 master rooms, 1 room with twin beds, 1 room with 4 bunk beds, 7 bathrooms, a nice kitchen with 6 burners, and two large TV rooms. I'm slightly claustrophobic and thought that I would have a minor freak out but in the end, I couldn't tell that there were 16 people roaming around.

Next time there is a large group going up for the weekend, I will look here first. I loved the history of the house, in which the owners gladly share with you.
Mar 2009
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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Baby Cribs on request : 2 pack and play - please bring own bedding for crib
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
State of the art Kitchen including 6-Burner Viking Cooktop, Private outdoor Hot Tub. Fantastic!! location, for hassle free ski access, BUT (unlike true ski/out homes) also right in the heart of town on Main street, no car needed.


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The Williams House on Main Street! Walk Everywhere
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Williams house! The layout, number of bedrooms and baths, modern and fully stocked kitchen, and 2 living rooms let our group of 7 have plenty of space. The location is wonderful for both skiers and non-skiers. The historical aspect of the house was a deciding factor in our stay and did not disappoint.

The owners and Amanda from the property manager were great to work with, very accommodating, and very easy to contact. We will keep this property in mind for future trips!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Therese for writing such a nice review! I hope you come back soon. Thijs. (Tice)
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Perfect location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 14 - age ranges 1 1/2 to 79 stayed for a week in this wonderful home. It was well suited for a group our size and had many of the amenities that we required (highchair, baby gates, bedrooms, bathrooms, large dining area, dine-in friendly). It was an easy, short walk to the gondola for those trips up the mountain. Easy walk to downtown for dining, shopping, and site-seeing. Roomy for everyone to have a bit of their own space and accommodating for us to be together as well. Two living areas, ample TVs, Wi-Fi - wonderful for the variety entertainment or quiet needed for a family vacation. Only caution, remember your flip-flops for traversing the splinter-friendly deck getting to and from the hot-tub. We would love to stay there again - winter or summer - as the location and amenities are ideal for activities year-round.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Around Excellent Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the doors, we were impressed. The property was clean and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of towels and linens in each room. It was cold and we didn't feel that the heater was working, but luckily there were fireplaces and quite a few portable electric heaters available. The owner was quick to respond and a pleasure to work with! We had a great stay and since it was the perfect location, it accommodated all of our individual interests/activities without any of us having to drive anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Great Location and House!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Williams house was perfect - right on main street within walking distance to all the restaurants and bars. There were a lot of rooms that were all very clean. The main living area was big enough for our large group, and even has a bonus tv room that was great for watching football. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just what we had hoped it would be! We had plenty of room and plenty of bathrooms. The location was awesome and the quaint charm of the house made us feel comfortable and at home.

Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, France

Perfect Ski Location

  • 4 of 5

Our group enjoyed Williams House for our annual ski weekend.

The house is a great size for groups. We were 5 adults, using only 5 of the bedrooms, so we didn't come near to filling the house. Still, the layout is so spacious that even at capacity there would be plenty of room without feeling you are on top of each other.

For us, the greatest feature of Williams house was location, location, location.

Easy 5 minute stroll (in ski boots) to the gondola in the morning and back in the afternoon.

For the evenings (or non-skiers) the Main Street address is convenient walking to all shops and restaurants.

Yes, for more distant rentals, you can rely on the bus service. Walking convenience is just a lot better.

Other great points:

- 2 separate living rooms - if your group has different age groups, you'll love this: Youngsters can congregate in one, Geezers in the other.

- The fireplaces took the chill out of the morning and provided a great ambiance for après-ski.

- Big kitchen and big dining table for group meals

- the hot tub

- The owners were responsive, friendly, and welcoming.

All of us would gladly return again - and we highly recommend Williams House as a great Breckenridge home-away-from-home.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downstairs at Eric's
Peak 8 Base Area and Summer Fun Park
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Golf Course
Breckenridge Recreation Center
City Market Shopping Center
Four O'Clock Ski Run
Daylight Donuts
BreckConnect Gondola
Blue River Bistro
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Blue River Bistro
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Breckenridge Golf
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Blue River
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Gondola/Peak 8/Four O'clock Run
Nearest Point of Interest
Gondola Shuttles
Nearest Point of Interest
Daylight Donuts
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
End of Skyway-Skiway
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $439 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.28%


last minute 1 Night stays are fine depending on dates chosen..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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