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Lovely Home . Great Views .

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Highlands is an exclusive development in the village of Breckenridge. All homes are on acre plus lots with an abundance of forest around them. This home was designed to provide expansive views of the ski slopes and the Ten Mile Range. The two fireplaces offer a nice contrast to the snow-capped mountains and forest scenery surrounding our home.

An open floor plan connects the kitchen, dining room, and living area on the main floor. Light and views surround this area. The master suite is separated by a short flight of stairs. Again, light and views are prevalent from this vaulted room. All three rooms on the lower walk-out level also have private baths. Another family room provides space for leisure and activities. Our home is non-smoking, and pets are not allowed.

We take pride in making others feel comfortable about being in Breckenridge. Our home is warm and inviting and every effort is made to provide you with a special holiday experience. Please call us with any questions that might help you learn more about our home, about Breckenridge, about the Denver-Boulder area, about Colorado. We welcome a chance to share information with you.

Bruce is a retired school principal, and Judy is a retired school librarian. Bruce now works for Mountain Angler in Breckenridge as a professional fly fishing guide. We value travel and friendship. ( We especially seek out independent travel that forces us to be creative). We give priority to our four grandchildren; other interests include bridge, reading, outdoor activities, and sharing with others.

Keywords: Private Home

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Bruce and Judy Spinney
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Bruce and Judy Spinney

Bruce and Judy welcome you to their Breckenridge home. Bruce moved to Colorado from Iowa as a young boy. He grew up in Fort Collins and developed a love of the outdoors as a young lad. Fort Collins had open spaces and easy access to a world of adventure. He ran a small trap line on the Poudre and developed a love of fly fishing as a teenager. Judy grew up on a farm in Rocky Ford, Colorado. She and her sister and two brothers tackled all the tasks associated with a family farm.

Bruce and Judy met at CSU (Colorado State University) in Fort Collins. Bruce became a school administrator, and Judy spent most of her career as a school librarian. After retirement, Bruce became a fly fishing guide for Mountain Angler in Breckenridge.

They like to play competitive duplicate bridge, travel, bike, read, and Judy often fly fishes with Bruce. They always travel with their cribbage board.

Bruce and Judy are parents to two children. Each is married and has two children. They are fortunate that both families live in Colorado.

Why Bruce and Judy Spinney chose Northwest

Our home lends itself well for sharing time with friends and family. It has an open floor plan where people can gather together. The views are outstanding. Each bedroom has a private bath. It's amazing to be in the outdoor hot tub when snow is drifting from above.

Properties in The Highlands are on acre+ lots. Trees are abundant and the setting is ideal. One has very expansive views and lots of open space.


Breckenridge is a prime location for both winter and summer living. It is known as one of the best resorts in the United States, offering a wide array of activities. Denver is 80 miles to the east, and Vail is 35 miles to the west. Lake Dillon is within 10 miles, and mountain excursions are out your back door.


Breckenridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Heated Garage . . Study . . In Town . . A hot tub was installed the fall of 2001


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Lovely Home . Great Views .
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Northfield, NJ

Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

Rented this home to go skiing with my 3 adult children. We had a blast, the home is well appointed with more than the basics. I have rented homes all over the USA and some apartments in Europe, some were very luxurious, but this is the most like "home." The Spinney's, Judy and Bruce, were very helpful before we arrived providing information about the home and area. Many things in the home are labeled, so you can get quickly acquainted. We each took turns cooking, and found everything we need to prepare meals. Seasonings and a crockpot made meal prep a breeze. The hot tub is nice, but sometimes too hot, so you needed to open the cover to let it cool a bit. (Much better than too cool)

First time at Breckenridge, nice mountain and we loved the way the Epicpass tracks your runs. Not crazy about the food in most of the mountain restaurants, but that's not unusual. Found the people in the town friendly, even though it was near the end of the season. We parked at the airport free parking as recommend by the Spinney's and took the shuttle. It was convenient, especially avoiding the post skiing day traffic.

The views from the home's large windows that face the resort are stunning, both sunrise, sunset and moonset were beautiful. The bedrooms are nice, though if you're used to premium sheets, you may want to bring them. There is radiant floor heating through out, so you stay toasty right down to your feet.

I would absolutely recommend this property, the Spinney's are great to work with. Thanks Bruce & Judy.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home, Amazing Views, and Incredible Location!

  • 5 of 5

Judy and Bruce were an absolute pleasure to work with. We reserved their Breckenridge home 6 months prior to our arrival. Judy and Bruce knew that we weren't familiar with the area and decided to surprise us with bi-monthly information packets! The packets would include local newspapers, information about ski rentals, local magazines, and more! Such a lovely gesture! From the moment we arrived on December 24, the home exceeded our expectations. Judy and Bruce left us a welcome basket (hot chocolate, wine, snacks!), and we found Christmas gifts under the Christmas tree for the young child in our group (!). Their home is perfectly located in town and offers incredible views, comfortable beds, and beautiful bathrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed the framed views of Breckenridge mountain from the living room and saw three moose and a number of unusual birds from the kitchen window. We spent several days skiing and snowshoeing, and the house was perfectly setup for these activities. This is the best rental our family has ever stayed at, and we cannot wait to return! Thanks again, Judy and Bruce. You went above and beyond!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your review, Katherine. I am glad that your extended family enjoyed being here, and we hope Breckenridge was a treat, too. . We especially wanted Luke to enjoy Christmas away from home. Judy
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Great Ski Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, Bruce and Judy were very nice to deal with. They made every effort to help us to be comfortable in their home. The locatin was incredible. It was just up the mountain from downtown Breck, yet felt very remote. The views alone were worth the trip. Judy's bird feeders were a big hit with our entire group. We had a fox walk through the yard one evening. We were very happy with our choice, this home is awesome!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS, Rod, for your kind review. It was our good fortune to have such wonderful guests. Judy
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and very well kept. Close to the mountain and all the amenities of town, but not walking distance. Owners were very accommodating and attentive. I would absolutely stay here again, accommodated three families with ease.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Kelly. We so enjoyed having your wonderful multi-generational family as guests. You were great. Judy
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Aiken, SC

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home close to the town of Breckenridge but located in a quiet hillside suburb. Spacious enough for the whole clan to get together to watch TV or enjoy a meal in the large, open kitchen. The heated 2-car garage kept our vehicles snow free and our skis and boots warm for starting the day. Our children, their spouses and grandchildren made this a truly memory-filled New Years' holiday for us. The owners, Judy and Bruce were super nice to deal with and provided us with extra amenities like snowshoes and a extra air bed for our use.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates Above: $700 per night
Rates Holiday Season: $900 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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