Choosing the best location in Breckenridge will help to make sure that you get the most out of your vacation rental. You’ve probably heard the phrase “location, location, location” and with vacation properties, location matters a lot. While things like amenities and cost will factor into a renter’s decision-making process, the first thing they’re likely to look at is where the home or condo is in relation to their planned activities. So, as you begin considering the various homes, condos, and townhomes that are available in Breckenridge, remember to keep your target audience in mind. In addition, don’t forget to consider how and when you’d like to use your investment property, too. Below, we’ve broken down some of the best areas in Breckenridge that tend to be quite popular among renters.
In beautiful downtown Breckenridge, you’ll find a mix of private homes, condos, and townhomes. Properties in downtown boast a prime location all year long. Many of them are on the shuttle route or just a short walk from it. In the winter, guests will have no problem getting to the slopes as they’ll enjoy easy access to the Gondola on the north side of town as well as the Quicksilver SuperChair on the south side of town.
Homes and condos in downtown are just a short walk from a variety of wonderful restaurants and shops as well as the Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge Arts District, Blue River, and Carter Park. The properties in this area represent a mix of older and newer construction. Some of the older properties, however, may require some updating or upgrades in order to maximize rental revenue. Most of the properties in downtown Breckenridge feature a private or shared hot tub.
The Four O’Clock neighborhood is so named for the nearby Four O’Clock ski run, which is the longest trail (at 3.5 miles) in the ski resort. The area primarily includes private homes and condos. Located at the base of Peak 8, many of these properties offer ski-in access. This is a popular and convenient option for those guests who’d prefer to have lunch at the rental property instead of paying for an expensive, on-mountain meal. Main Street is just a short walk away and the area is serviced by the town’s free shuttle. In addition to boasting a great central location, most properties in the Four O’Clock area also offer stunning views of the ski resort, which is desirable whether it’s winter or summer.
You’ll find more great options for vacation rental locations at Breckenridge’s Peaks 7, 8, and 9. Peak 7 is the northernmost peak in this group and Peak 9 is the southernmost.
Most of the properties in the Peak 7 area are more secluded with larger lots. You’ll find a number of spacious and luxurious homes that run the gamut style-wise from rustic to ultra-modern. Ski access varies among these homes due to their spread out location. Some have ski-in/ski-out access while others are within walking distance of the Gondola. There are a few options for ski-in/ski-out condos along the slopes, too. Homes in the Peak 7 area provide guests with the feeling of a true mountain vacation in both summer and winter. Opportunities for stargazing and wildlife viewing abound and in the summer, there are hiking trails nearby. Downtown Breckenridge can be accessed via the Gondola or with a short drive.
Most winter guests who choose to stay in the Peak 8 area are interested in spending as much time on the slopes as possible. Many properties offer either ski-in access or prime ski-in/ski-out access. The Colorado and Rocky Mountain SuperChairs and the Gondola are nearby as well. In addition, most subdivisions in Peak 8 are serviced by the free shuttle. In the summer months, Peak 8 is home to the Epic Discovery Fun Park, which features zip lines, an alpine coaster, miniature golf, and more. Peak 8 has one of the largest base areas and it’s also the location of a number of concerts and festivals throughout the year. You’ll find a mix of private homes and condos in the Peak 8 area.
Families with children and those who are just learning to ski typically opt to stay in the Peak 9 area. It’s home to two of the three ski schools, the Village and Beaver Run. The mountain offers a good variety of terrain and it’s frequently less crowded than Peak 8. Guests staying in this area will enjoy easy access to the Quicksilver and Beaver Run SuperChairs. The area primarily features condos, but there are some private homes as well. Many offer ski-in/ski-out access or are within a short walking distance of the lifts.
One of the many benefits of properties in the Peak 9 area is that they offer convenient access to both the slopes and Main Street. Downtown Breckenridge is just a short shuttle ride or walk away, so guests can easily experience all that Breckenridge has to offer.
The Warrior’s Mark neighborhood sits at the south end of Breckenridge. It includes a diverse mix of condos, townhomes, and luxury homes. One of the main draws of Warrior’s Mark is that it’s incredibly picturesque and many properties boast fantastic mountain views. Wildlife is also prominent in this area as there are several ponds and streams nearby. Guests in this area can take advantage of the free shuttle service to get to the ski resort or to Main Street. Alternatively, there are resident-made trails in the area that lead to the Quicksilver SuperChair. In the summer, guests staying in the Warrior’s Mark area will enjoy access to nearby hiking trails. There are a number of sidewalks that make walking to Main Street easy and convenient.
In the North Breckenridge area, you’ll find The Highlands at Breckenridge, which includes several subdivisions. All of these areas feature newer construction, including private homes, townhomes, duplexes, and condos, that must adhere to strict design standards. Some properties in this area provide winter shuttles to town for guests. Alternatively, there is a free shuttle stop close to these subdivisions at the intersection of Highway 9 and Tiger Road. In the summer, bike paths offer another convenient option for getting into town.
While this area isn’t extraordinarily close to downtown or the slopes, it is very close to the Gold Run Nordic Center and the Breckenridge Golf Club – two of the more popular attractions in Breckenridge. North Breckenridge vacation properties offer great mountain views and convenient access to I-70.
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Choosing the right location for your Breckenridge vacation property can be tricky. If you’d like to get a better idea of where these Breckenridge neighborhoods are located, this map by Paffrath & Thomas offers a comprehensive look at areas and condominium complexes. If you’re currently working with a realtor, she or he should be able to provide you with a list of available properties that not only meet your needs and your budget but are likely to perform well in the short-term rental market, too. We’re also happy to help you out and answer any questions you may have about the different areas of Breckenridge, potential revenue, and much more. Just give us a call at (970) 528-9700 or take a look at our Program Specifics to get a better idea of what our property management services include.