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Sledders', skiers', hikers' & bikers' paradise

Sunbeam Estates, Breckenridge, CO, USA
  • House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

4 bedrooms, 5 baths, on the sled hill, with dry sauna, pool table, chef's ki

Happy Trails House is a newer home (completed in 2012) in an in-town family friendly setting. Located on the sled hill, it is the perfect vacation home for both non-skiers and ski enthusiasts, alike! It features modern technology, all Viking appliances, three dishwashers, wet bars upstairs and down, a 4 bunk kids' area, a 3-D TV, pool table, hot tub, dry sauna, steam showers, and more! Access free public shuttle around the corner, or park at the ice rink a block away to access additional public transportation. Snow or sunshine, it is the perfect home for enjoying the Rocky Mountains and all they have to offer!

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Property Manager

Suzi Petroff

Member Since 2016
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Suzi Petroff

Kip is a semi-retired lawyer, and Suzi is a non-fiction writer. Together, they run New Hope Foundation, a charitable organization that helps families break their cyclical poverty. They live in Dallas, Texas, but enjoy coming to Breckenridge during the summers, where both may continue their work remotely.

Suzi Petroff purchased this House in 2013

Why Suzi Petroff chose Sunbeam Estates

After viewing over 30 mountain homes, we chose this one for its modern luxuries, its location near the sled hill and Carter Park, and because of its proximity to town. And it offered the best views!

What makes this House unique

The layout of this home is spectacular. Built on the slope of a gradual hill (Mount Baldy), the home is long and spacious. With a wide open floor plan both up and down, it is the perfect home for entertaining large groups. the enormous chef's kitchen features all Viking appliances, an over-sized refrigerator, two dishwashers, a plate warming drawer, and a full wet bar. The fireplace is one of a kind, a three-sided wonder that adds warmth and ambiance. But the custom window seat - large enough for your entire group - is the centerpiece of the room. It is theatre in the round for bird watching, storm watching, or sipping your favorite beverage while catching up with the cousins. The large pool table room downstairs is a great place for the family to gather for a tournament or a movie. Bring your 3D glasses and feel like you are IN the movie! The large hot tub is a fabulous place to unwind, and finish off your spa experience in the dry sauna or 9 head "car wash" shower. All three bedrooms are "masters." And the kids' bunk area comes with DVD players in two of the four "sleeper car" styled beds. But even after a day on the slopes, everyone agrees that the best part of the house is its location at the top of the sled hill. Everyone can sled, young or old, and so the sled hill offers all-day entertainment for your entire party, whether they ski or not! And the grand balcony, facing both the ski slopes and the sled hill, allows everyone to join in on the fun and enjoy the spectacular views!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 bunk bed
      • The master bedroom is a spa retreat. Privately tucked away on the main level, it is the perfect sanctuary for peace or romance. It features a fireplace, full-sized tub for two, steam shower, double vanity, and views of the sled hill and the slopes. All other rooms are downstairs. The Waterfall Room features, as its name suggests, a waterfall shower. It is the rear room in the slope of the mountain, so it is extremely quiet. An "L" shaped window seat and built-in storage beneath give it a homey feel, but the king bed and teardrop chandelier are reminders that this is vacation luxury at its finest. The Texas Room is the only bedroom with access to the outdoors, so it is great for smokers or guests who might want to stargaze on the sled hill (located directly outside). It features a queen bed and a full bath. Everyone agrees that the "coolest" room in the house is the bunk room, reminiscent of an old train sleeping car. Currently, two of the four twin bunks have their own DVD players.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Steam, double vanity, picture window, enormous shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Steam, waterfall shower feature, rain shower, double vanity
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, steam shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Car Wash Shower with 9 heads, dry sauna, steam
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, Powder bath located near the entry
      • Each bedroom has its dedicated master bath. The bunk room does not have an attached bath, but the spa bath down the hall is reserved for those in the bunks. The spa bath has an enormous 9 head "car wash" shower, which can also be made to steam. Also in the spa bath, guests may enjoy a relaxing dry sauna.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located just two blocks above Main Street, Happy Trails House is the essence of "in town". And the adjacent sled hill will provide hours of free fun for all!
        • Mountain View
          Incredible view of Peaks 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6, including the powdery slopes of every ski run in Breckenridge.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Wifi is provided. You will find the password in the guest book upon your arrival.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      There is a washer/dryer set on each level.
                    • Garage
                      The three car garage has one guest parking space and one boot removal space. The homeowners do have one car parked in the garage for their private use.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      You will enjoy the luxury of radiant in-floor heating throughout the home as well as fireplaces in the main level master, the living room, and the pool table room.
                    • Fireplace
                      There are 3 inside fireplaces and one fireplace by the hot tub. The living room fireplace is a unique three-sided unit that warms the entire room in minutes.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Each bed has two sets of linens.
                    • Living Room
                      The huge great room features comfortable seating for a large party and a built-in window seat that is actually additional sleeping and storage.
                    • Parking
                      There is one garage bay and three open air parking spots. 4 cars are allowed onsite. In the wintertime, 4 wheel drive is a must in the Rockies, especially on private streets and drives.
                    • Towels Provided
                      You will find plenty of towels for your stay as well as washing machines to keep them fresh.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is a washer/dryer set on each level.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          The coffee maker brews loose grounds (for a full pot) or single serve K-Cups. Some coffee is provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          There are plenty of dishes and utensils for a large group.
                        • Dishwasher
                          There are two Viking dishwashers in the kitchen and an additional one in the wet bar downstairs.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is stocked with all Viking appliances. There are two dishwashers upstairs (and a third downstairs in the wet bar), a six burner gas stove with griddle, double oven, microwave, and more.
                        • Microwave
                          The microwave drawer features auto selections and a removable turntable for easy cleanups.
                        • Oven
                          The oven is a double full-convection flex-option.
                        • Pantry Items
                          There are some pantry items provided from previous guests, but for hygiene reasons, most are discarded. There is an organic grocery store two blocks away and a full grocery less than a mile away.
                        • Refrigerator
                          The refrigerator is an over sized Viking side-by-side.
                        • Stove
                          The stove is a six burner gas Viking with a griddle, perfect for breakfasts!
                        • Toaster
                          A toaster is provided.


                            • Dining
                              Located adjacent to the kitchen, the large round table sits 8, and the dine-in island seats an additional 3.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 11 people


                                • Books
                                  There is a small collection of books you may borrow. Feel free to leave your unwanted books behind and take a comparable one for your trip home.
                                • DVD Player
                                  SMART DVD players may be found on the TV in the pool table room and the Waterfall Room. Built in DVD players are available in two of the bunks.
                                • Games
                                  Enjoy an extensive collection of board games for all ages, as well as two game tables.
                                • Pool Table
                                  Your group is welcomed to enjoy a full-sized pool table and accessories.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  There is cable on the TV in the kitchen and in the pool table room.
                                • Television
                                  There is a TV in the kitchen, in the pool table room, and in the waterfall room.
                                • Video Library
                                  Some videos are available; movies may be purchased on the SMART DVD players, free if you enter your own account information. There is a $25 fee on top of charges if you use the homeowner's account.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Our large L-Shaped balcony overlooks the entire ski slope area and the sled hill. If your visit involves a race, you're right there at the start and finish line!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There will be plenty of wildlife watching from the two large decks, one of which overlooks the entire ski slope area and the sled hill.
                                    • Golf
                                      Breckenridge Golf Club is 5 miles to the North.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a small outdoor garden area, but located adjacent to the sled hill, which features trails in the warmer months, Carter Park IS your yard! Enjoy!!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Your guests will be impressed with your skills on the over sized Viking grill. A full array of grilling accessories are also provided.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Happy Trails House is located 1.5 blocks from free public shuttle connecting you to the ski lifts.
                                    • Tennis
                                      There are six public tennis courts in Carter Park, which is adjacent to the house.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Enjoy the hot tub by the outdoor fire, but watch your step! It can be very slippery!
                                            • Sauna
                                              Each shower is equipped with steam, and in the downstairs "Spa Room," enjoy a luxurious dry sauna, as well.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Because the house is adjacent to Carter Park, you should know the amenities provided there: beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, a party pavilion that is PERFECT for weddings and family reunions (Contact Town of Breckenridge for rental information), bike and hiking trails, wildlife viewing, stargazing, and so much more. The ice/hockey rink is located two blocks to the south, and you are a six minute walk to Main Street. Also, wintertime visitors should be aware that 4 wheel drive is a must in the mountains, especially on private streets and drives, and ours is no exception. Please keep this in mind when reserving a rental vehicle.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great stay

                                                                  david c.

                                                                  Excellent all the way around.

                                                                  Beautiful Home!

                                                                  Marco d.

                                                                  I could not say enough good things about this house. It is absolutely beautiful, comfortable and perfectly located. Well equipped with amazing views. The neighborhood is great and safe. Walking distance to town and lifts. Awesome Awesome place!!!

                                                                  Highly highly recommended!

                                                                  Excellent place to relax.

                                                                  Michelle G.Aurora Illinios/United States

                                                                  The home is in a great location. The owners have thought of everything. From the minute you walk in the door, relaxation hits you in the face. Everything is here for you. The kitchen is a joy to cook in. You have everything you need right there. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the steam showers were amazing after a hard day playing in the snow. This will be an annual trip for me. This is a great place to come with close friends and get away from the chaos of life. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to relax here. Thank you to the homeowners for making it available for folks to enjoy.

                                                                  Great home and location

                                                                  Scott B.georgia

                                                                  Home was very convenient to all breck has to offer. Great home do not hesitate to stay here. Sledding hill is a great plus!


                                                                  joseph n.

                                                                  Beautiful house with wonderful design features and amenities throughout. Conveniently located to hiking trails and the central retail district . I would definitely consider returning for another family vacation.

                                                                  Beautiful mountain views and a short walk to town

                                                                  Terry W.

                                                                  Beautiful mountain home within walking distance to downtown and hiking paths. Suzi was gracious enough to grant us a early check in, which we really appreciated. The teenage grandchildren loved the downstairs with its awesome sound system and big screen TV. Sounded like a night club at times. The adults enjoyed the views and all the Viking appliances in the kitchen, espically the huge refrigerator. Suzi was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Thanks for sharing your home with us and all the info in your guest book. We also enjoyed Kips book. Glad we got a chance to read it. Kip, you put up the good fight for people who needed you at that time in their life.

                                                                  The Willis family


                                                                  Sunbeam Estates, Breckenridge, CO, USA

                                                                  Happy Trails House is located on the sled hill, just a few feet from 6 tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, bike trails, and hiking. Free shuttles to the gondola are just around the corner. Ice skaters and hockey players will enjoy the rink at the end of the block, and bikers will find endless man-made and natural bike challenges at the top of Mount Baldy, just two minutes ride from the house.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Unless there are truly extenuating circumstances, we do not give discounts. The beautiful thing about VRBO is that there are many listings in every price range, so if a property is too high, please search within your budget and avoid asking owners to take less. Owners pay full price for housekeeping, electricians, plumbers, appliance repairmen, property managers, and support staff. Many have mortgages, and we don't get a discount on taxes or insurance. Everything adds up, and for many of us, this is our job - and our income. We lower our rates at Happy Trails House: 1. at 20% if there is a vacancy two weeks out, upon request 2. at 25% if there is a vacancy one week out, upon request 3. at 10% for returning guests upon request 4. at 50% for family and close friends (because there are numerous expenses incurred for every stay!) We would consider bartering up to 1/2 of your stay if your business is something with the potential to benefit ours. We are very happy to consider trading equally valued time in your VRBO listing after consideration. We also donate one stay each year to a charity, and this is drawn from a pool of paid guests. We appreciate your interest in our home! We hope you will stay with us and see for yourself that it is an excellent value as priced. Happy Trails!! Suzi & Kip

                                                                  22 Reviews
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