Located at an elevation of 9,600 feet, Breckenridge is a renowned destination for adventurous travelers looking for fun and excitement. From the snowy slopes of the winter season to the colorful forests of the fall, Breckenridge offers an array of outdoor activities that will appeal to varying vacation styles.
But to fully enjoy the town’s natural beauty, you need to book great accommodation. And, lucky for you, there are several types of rentals in Breckenridge, from cozy cabins and luxury homes to spacious condos and inviting townhouses.
Each accommodation is tailored to cater to its guests’ varying preferences and budgets. With such a wide variety, though, we know that selecting the right rental can be somewhat overwhelming and time-consuming.
Follow along as we dive into the ins and outs of Breckenridge rentals to help you discover which is perfectly suited for your stay. Whether you’re a solo traveler or a big family, you’re sure to find something on this list that can serve as a starting point for your next trip.
Breckenridge Rental Homes vs. Resorts
When planning your upcoming trip to Breckenridge, one of the biggest decisions is whether to stay in a rental home or a resort. Both options have their advantages, sure. But after careful consideration, we believe that a rental home is the best choice for adventurers seeking an authentic, one-of-a-kind Breckenridge experience.
While resorts may offer amenities like on-site dining and housekeeping, rental homes provide a more personal and flexible experience. With a rental home, you have the freedom to:
- Cook your meals
- Entertain friends
- Spend quality time with family
Additionally, rental homes offer more space and privacy than shared resort rooms, allowing you to truly relax in the mountains.
Another benefit of rental homes is the opportunity to stay in unique and historic properties that embody the character of Breckenridge. From cozy cabins to spacious homes, there’s no shortage of options that capture the charm of this mountain town, especially at Alpine Edge.
And with many rental homes located a short walk (or ski) from the slopes, you’ll have quick and easy access to all the outdoor activities Breckenridge offers.
The bottom line? While resorts may seem more convenient, rental homes provide a more personal and authentic experience perfect for adventure-seekers. So when planning your next trip to Breckenridge, consider booking a rental home. It’s a great way to ensure unforgettable memories in the heart of the Rockies.
Types of Rentals in Breckenridge
Breckenridge is popular with adventure seekers and families alike. The city and surrounding area offer vast expanses of pristine wilderness to explore, hiking trails, and world-class skiing. Basically, there are plenty of things to do here.
This means that, when planning your trip to Breckenridge, it’s essential to consider what type of rental you want to stay in. From duplexes to villas, each type of rental comes with its pros and cons and amenities. Choosing the right one will ultimately depend on the activities you’re interested in participating in, your budget, and group size.
Here’s a breakdown of the different types of vacation rentals you’ll find in Breckenridge.
A duplex is usually ideal if you’re traveling with a small group or family and want a cozy, feel-like-home atmosphere. While it’s not 100% private like a home or villa, you can enjoy some cost-saving advantages.
Consider the fact that duplexes, due to their compact nature, share walls with other units. However, they are also typically located closer to city comforts, like shopping malls and restaurants.
Ultimately, duplex rentals offer the benefits of staying in a private home without the expense. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your rental, a duplex is a great option.
A standalone home rental is more luxurious and comfortable for families and larger groups. With more space and privacy, it’s an ideal choice if you have children or want to host gatherings with friends.
Typically, a standalone home offers everything you need to feel at home in the mountains, such as a deck with mountain views and full-size kitchens for meal prep.
A townhome rental is a perfect option for families or groups who want the luxury and amenities of a standalone home while being more budget-conscious and located in a convenient area.
With attached or neighboring units, townhomes allow for excellent socializing opportunities (which is great if you want to rent two townhomes to cater to two larger families so you can stay in the same area without sharing the same space). Townhomes tend to be less expensive than larger homes and villas, too.
The condo rental option is ideal for smaller groups or couples. Condos offer the convenience of a hotel room but the comfort of a small apartment. Expect cost-saving amenities like a basic kitchen and shared spaces.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury, a villa rental may be right up your alley. Most Alpine Edge villas offer amenities like private hot tubs, home theaters, ski-in/ski-out locations, and private chef services. These large homes are the best choice for those who want luxury and privacy while exploring Breckenridge’s activities and local terrain.
The Best Rentals in Breckenridge
Do you know what kind of vacation rental you’re looking for now? If so, it’s time to explore some specific rental options.
While we ultimately suggest reading reviews of each property and looking more in-depth at photos, amenities, and cost (and searching through all our properties), here are a few of the best rentals in Breckenridge to give you an idea of what to expect.
A Landing in Paradise
A Landing in Paradise is a remarkable duplex with four spacious bedrooms and four and a half well-appointed bathrooms, comfortably hosting up to 12 guests.
Designed with both indoor and outdoor living spaces, it provides ample room to relax. Unwind on one of two outdoor patios, taking in the picturesque views of the neighboring Breckenridge Resort. The kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, facilitates easy meal preparation for enjoyable gatherings.
Superior amenities elevate this rental experience. Enjoy amenities that include:
- Private hot tub
- Inviting outdoor fire pit
- High-speed internet
- Multiple flat-screen TVs
- Hunter Douglas blinds
During ski season, a short walk leads to a free gondola ride to Breckenridge’s renowned slopes. Summer offers opportunities to explore at the nearby Peak 8 Fun Park while also providing easy access to nearby hiking trails for hiking or mountain biking.
Mountain Thunder is a townhome in one of Breckenridge’s most sought-after locations. It’s only a short distance from the town and the gondola, and there’s a complimentary shuttle service available, so exploring all Breckenridge has to offer won’t be difficult for your group.
The townhome boasts updated features for a relaxing, comfortable stay, including beautiful hardwood floors, modern countertops, and a gas fireplace perfect for warming up after a day of skiing. Other amenities to expect at Mountain Thunder include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
- Hot tubs
- Heated outdoor pool
- Gas grills for a delicious BBQ
- So much more!
Guests also have access to One Ski Hill Place’s fitness rooms, steam room/sauna, and a two-lane bowling alley located at the base of Peak 8.
The Mountain-Industrial Gateway is a frequently-booked condo in Breckenridge, ideal for groups of two to four. This property showcases top-quality craftsmanship, with features like locally sourced barn wood and metal accents. It’s equipped with in-floor heating and a modern fireplace for comfort during the winter months.
Its prime location offers easy access to both the town and ski slopes via a nearby free shuttle service. A distillery, noted for being the world’s highest, is conveniently located next door.
The kitchen comes fitted with new appliances such as a pressure cooker, crock pot, waffle maker, and a Nespresso coffee maker. The condo also offers impressive views of the surrounding landscape.
Nestled amidst the peaks of Breckenridge, Alpine Grandeur is a lavish custom home ideal for visitors looking for something extremely spacious and upscale. Boasting an expanse of 11,000 square feet, this seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom Shock Hill masterpiece has luxurious amenities and tasteful finishes.
As you enter the home, you’ll first notice the fully-equipped luxury kitchen complete with everything you need to make small meals at home or lavish dinners with friends and family. Relax and watch your favorite shows in the movie theatre, equipped with a 126 projector screen, or spend time in the arcade or home gym.
The pièce de résistance of Alpine Grandeur is the beautiful master suite. Enjoy your stay with dual walk-in closets and a double-door bath, complete with two vanities, heated seats, a bidet attachment, and a walk-in shower. The suite also features a king-size bed with a remote-controlled fireplace, a separate reading nook, and more.
On crisp Colorado evenings, you can relish the warmth of the firepit or soak yourself in the cozy hot tub, sipping on your favorite drinks and enjoying the stars above. As it’s a larger home, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy the outdoor spaces with privacy.
How to Choose the Best Vacation Rentals
As you can see, you’ve got tons of options for rentals in Breckenridge (click here to explore them all). When it comes to picking the best rental, there are a few key factors to consider, such as:
- Group size
- Proximity to the resorts and slopes
If you’re traveling with a large group, you’ll want to look for rentals that can accommodate all of you comfortably. Consider factors such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas when deciding. Smaller groups, on the other hand, may benefit from a cozier, more intimate rental.
Next, it’s important to consider the rental price. While some may have a seemingly high upfront cost, it’s worth considering all the amenities included.
For example, some rentals offer free shuttle services to the resort, hot tubs, and even fireplaces. While the price may seem higher than renting a regular Airbnb or hotel room, these added perks can save you money in the long run and make your stay much more enjoyable.
Speaking of amenities, it’s important to consider what facilities you want during your stay. Maybe you want a rental with a full kitchen, so you can cook your meals and save money on eating out. Some rentals even have access to a swimming pool, gym, or spa.
Finally, don’t forget to consider location. Do you want to be right at the foot of the mountain, or would you prefer a rental with a bit more privacy? If you’re looking for easy access to the slopes, you’ll want to check out rentals in the Peak 8 area. If you’re looking for seclusion and mountain views, Peak 7 or even further out may be more your speed.
Browse Breckenridge Rentals
We hope this guide to some of the best rentals in Breckenridge has provided you with the perfect starting point from which to start searching for accommodations.
Whether seeking a cozy cabin in the woods or a luxurious condo with mountain views, you’ll find something for everyone at Alpine Edge. With our wide selection of rentals catering to various price points and group sizes, you can find something that will allow you to enjoy your stay in Breckenridge.
Browse and book your dream rental today and get ready to experience Breckenridge like a local. And if you have any questions about our rentals, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team is always here to help you plan your visit.