Vacationing in a ski town can be quite expensive but your visit to Breckenridge doesn’t have to drain the bank. There are quite a few options to save money, and still participate in a whole lot of healthy activities, but also some relaxation.
Lodging – Meals are a big expense while vacationing, so look for a place that has condos with kitchens, so that you can prepare your own meals. All condos and townhomes at the Wedgewood Lodge have fully equipped kitchens. We also have a wonderful deck with 2 grills that you may use at any time. You can enjoy the deck or your balcony for Happy Hour – buy a bottle of wine at the liquor store and enjoy. Or bring a cocktail into one of our hot tubs. The Wedgewood Lodge also doesn’t charge for parking – an expense that adds up during your stay. And we don’t charge resort or clean fees like most other properties in the mountain towns. The Wedgewood Lodge is the perfect place to start your savings.
Lodging rates are driven by demand. Consider coming at a time when not everyone is flocking to Breckenridge. You can take advantage of better rates, less crowds and 2-for-1 dining deals at restaurants.
Free Excursions – take a gondola ride! It’s free and you will have a great view over the town of Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains. Consider hiking back to town.
Stroll down historic Main Street. Look for the various, unique sculptures and public art scattered throughout town – Breckenridge has the largest historic district in all of Colorado. In the summer, visit the Sunday Farmers’ Market for fresh vegetables, fruit, bread and butter for that wonderful meal that you are about to create in your condo.
Walk to the Riverwalk Center where are free concerts offered throughout the summer. Or just bring a blanket and lay on the lawn at the Riverwalk and read a book. Kids can play by the Blue River or at the playground.
Take your little ones and head to the Fairy Forest on Peak 8. This enchanted patch of woods where fairies, leprechauns, elves and other mystical forest creatures are found is managed by a mysterious team of Fairy Godmothers each summer.
Go visit Isak Heartstone, the 15-foot tall Troll. Isak is a large-scale, wooden troll sculpture created by Danish artist, Thomas Dambo. Isak is located by the Ice Rink – it’s an easy hike, a great photo opportunity and a memory you won’t soon forget!
Another fun way to see the town is on the Town Trolley. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views – and yes, it is free!
Hiking – this is a wonderful way to get some exercise and get in touch with nature. To really connect with nature, try Forest Bathing. This popular trend, which comes from Japan, encourages you to “soak” up your surroundings, and become aware of the sights, smells, sounds and touch of the forest.