The Bear's Bach (pronounced batch) is nestled in a mature spruce-fir forest 12 miles south of Breckenridge in Placer Valley. A ‘Bach' is a New Zealand term we picked up while living and travelling on the South Island, basically, it means a vacation hideaway. It's a place to recharge, reconnect with family and friends, and re-discover the natural world. And in the mountains, the bear imagery seemed to fit.
The expansive deck on The Bach provides a breathtaking view of two of Colorado's fourteeners (mountain peaks of over 14,000 feet)-- Mt. Bross and Mt. Lincoln.
Ski season: We are within driving distance to many first-class ski resorts. 20 minutes to Breckenridge, 40 minutes to to Keystone, 45 minutes to Copper, 50 minutes to Loveland, 50 minutes to Arapahoe, and an easy 1 hour drive to Vail. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles are a must during the winter months!
Hiking season: We are 11 miles to the Kite Lake trailhead of Mount Democrat; 4 miles to Quandary over Hoosier Pass; 7 miles to Mount Lincoln; 6 miles to Mount Bross. There is fabulous fishing in Montgomery Reservoir and the Middle Fork of the South Platte River.
The Bach invites visitors in all seasons of the years. When you set foot in this wonderful mountain retreat, you will feel at home.
The Bach is tucked into a hillside with two bedrooms and bath on the main level and two bedrooms and a bath on the lower level. The floor plan upstairs invites apres-ski relaxing with a seating area that features a stone fire place and woodstove and flows into a dining room that seats 10 comfortably. The fully equipped modern kitchen will bring out your inner chef and the main living area opens onto an outdoor deck with majestic views.
The master bedroom on the main, upper level has a queen bed, vaulted ceiling, a desk and comfy couch. There is a door that opens onto the deck with mountain views. The second bedroom on this level has two twin beds.
On the lower level you'll find two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed and another living room that features a wood fireplace. This living room opens onto a covered patio and steps to our backyard fire pit.
You'll find many entertainment options at the Batch. The upper and lower living rooms each have 50" HD TVs and master bedroom has a 32" HD TV(Direct TV). On the main level you will find a vintage stereo system with 30" floor speakers, auxiliary inputs, and CD collection that spans many types of music. The Bach is equipped with wireless internet and includes a landline phone for emergencies and local calls. Internet use is for email only. Streaming will use up all the data allowance.
At 11,000 feet The Bach is a beautiful mountain retreat. It is walking distance to Montgomery Reservoir and provides easy access to hiking, biking, fishing, golf, hunting, hot springs, and horseback riding. Our family's favorite pastime is skiing at Breckenridge as well as Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. All are within easy striking distance. In winter months a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary throughout the mountain area.
We own and manage The Bach. We'd love to share it with you. If this description fits your needs, please contact us!
Check-in: 4 pm; Check-out 10 am