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Destination guide

Alpine adventure near Breckenridge vacation home rentals

One of the most visited ski resorts in North America, Breckenridge is set at the foot of the mighty Tenmile Range. While Colorado counterparts like Vail and Aspen champion glitz and glamor, Breckenridge adopts a more laid-back vibe. This makes Breckenridge vacation rentals a favorite with families, beginners and anyone in search of an easy-going ski break. Throw in a characterful historic district and Breckenridge is one of Summit County's most captivating destinations. When you're not carving up the slopes you can dine out at trendy bistros, browse boutique shops, visit quirky museums and discover the town's gold mining past.

Things to do

Attractions near Breckenridge cottage rentals

Beyond snow sports, Breckenridge serves up plenty of history and culture. Start with a stroll around the Breckenridge Historic District, which offers a glimpse at the town's 19th century mining roots. Today its Victorian-era chalets house a host of museums, including the Barney Ford House. If you're not hitting the slopes you can still ascend into the mountains on the BreckConnect Gondola. Operating in rain, shine or snow, it whisks passengers up to the base of Peak 8 for knockout mountain vistas.

Activities

Activities near Breckenridge getaway cabins

Skiers and snowboarders can take their pick of 5 peaks, 34 lifts and 187 trails. From family-friendly green runs to double black diamonds, there's something for every level. After a long day on the slopes, there's nothing better than retreating to a Breckenridge vacation rentals chalet. Snag a property with a hot tub and you can spend the evening relaxing under a canopy of stars. For stunning views of the alpine backdrop head up to Boreas Pass, a local lookout that's especially popular at sunset.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities near Breckenridge vacation homes

Breckenridge is truly an all-season destination for fun and adventure. The mountains and wilderness are perfect for skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, and mountaineering, while the waterways and lakes offer opportunities for swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing. For a little adventure, you can try out skydiving, paragliding, ice climbing, zip lining, and other thrill sports. No matter your skill level or interest, you can get out into the great outdoors near your Breckenridge vacation rental.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Breckenridge vacation homes

Crowds peak in the winter, when more than 1.6 million visitors hit the slopes at Breckenridge. Planning a ski break? Just steps from the lifts, Breckenridge vacation rentals promise the "ski in/ski out" experience you're looking for. In summer Breckenridge morphs into a sun-drenched outdoor playground. You can paddle on the Blue River, hike in the Summit County mountains, tee off at Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses and more. Visit over the 4th of July weekend and you'll experience one of the state's best Independence Day parties. Expect parades, concerts, fireworks, sporting events and more.

Natural features

Breckenridge is in Colorado's black bear country

Surrounded by 5 snow-capped peaks¸ Breckenridge is one of North America's most iconic ski resorts. It's set high in Colorado's Summit County, a region known for its shimmering lakes, lush pine forests, alpine meadows, wildflower fields and, of course, rugged mountains. Ride the Express Superchair and you'll find yourself at a summit elevation of 12,998 feet. In other words, one of the highest quad chairlifts on the planet. Hikers should remember that Summit County is also bona-fide black bear country. Be sure to hike in groups, make plenty of noise and keep dogs leashed.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Breckenridge

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 47.4 mi (76.2 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Breckenridge

In addition to its spectacular outdoor spaces, Breckenridge boasts some romantic locations for a couple’s getaway. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Breckenridge Gallery, a cozy art gallery with Western-inspired fine art and sculpture, and the Breckenridge Alpine Garden, a vibrant garden with peaceful seating areas and pathways. For a leisurely outdoor experience, the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve has trails with scenic views and native wildlife.

How many vacation rentals are available around Breckenridge, CO?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 7,015 vacation rentals around Breckenridge. From 61 vacation lodge rentals to 1,389 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Breckenridge?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Breckenridge:

  • Warrior's Mark: 2,051 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 2,113 vacation rentals
  • The Highlands: 3,354 vacation rentals
  • Weisshorn: 1,459 vacation rentals
  • Vista Point: 229 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Breckenridge?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Breckenridge. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rotary Snowplow Park: 7,292 vacation rentals
  • Backstage Theatre: 7,313 vacation rentals
  • Breckenridge Golf Club: 7,237 vacation rentals
  • Four O'Clock: 7,334 vacation rentals
  • Summit Ski Museum: 7,312 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Breckenridge listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Lodges in Breckenridge?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 61 Lodges in Breckenridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Breckenridge include:

  • Houses: 1,389 rentals available
  • Cabins: 164 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,117 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Breckenridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,389 vacation rentals with pool available in Breckenridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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