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Greetings from snowy Breckenridge! Winter has arrived with a fury. With a pair of large storms before the holidays, we have already enjoyed over 100 inches of snow this season, and there is more in the forecast; snow enthusiasts rejoice! Be sure to book your Day Use reservation today and come play in the mountains! If Bonus Time or Day Use is not available, remember that you can book a 20 percent off reservation at any Breckenridge Grand Vacations Resort. This is an owner’s only discount and a great option if there is no availability at Grand Timber Lodge.

Though we have enjoyed a few generous snowstorms, January affords us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the Norse god of snow, Ullr! This year’s Ullr Fest runs January 11 through January 14 and is a Viking celebration for all ages. As part of the celebration, the Carriage House Early Learning Center will be hosting a comedy night at the Riverwalk Center the evening of January 13. Come support a good cause and enjoy an evening of laughter!

Congratulations to Aimee and Brian Tuttoilmondo, who won two Epic Local Passes from our monthly drawing for November. Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-547-3612 for details on how to enter the drawing.

As we look forward to the new year, we are excited about a host of property improvements planned throughout the year. At this early juncture, our plans and timelines are just beginning to take shape, but here is just a sampling of what we expect to accomplish:

  • The new windows in Building 1 have proven to provide a more comfortable, draft-free experience, so we will be replacing all the windows and doors in Building 2 as well. This project is slated to begin toward the end of April and will last approximately six weeks.
  • As soon as weather permits, Buildings 3 and 4 will receive a fresh coat of paint.
  • We are extremely excited to be updating all the living room furniture in every unit throughout 2017. Please join the Grand Timber Lodge Owners Association Facebook page for updates on this project as it comes closer.
  • Look for a renovation of the Building 1 Steam Room to be completed soon, as we seek to provide a more user-friendly experience.

As we celebrate the end of a successful year, from our family to yours, we hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season full of love, laughter, and light!

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Greetings from Breckenridge! After some early hints of winter, we were able to enjoy one of the most temperate fall seasons in memory. Although the warm weather caused Breckenridge Ski Resort to delay its scheduled opening for just the second time in thirty-five years, temperatures allowed for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities well into November!

As many of you who do not ski or snowboard already know, Breckenridge has winter activities for everyone regardless of snow conditions! Of course, the new Breckenridge Arts District has opened the imagination for visitors of all ages, from dance classes to an adult coloring night on December 7. Even those like myself, who lack even the remotest artistic ability, can enjoy the new Breckenridge Arts District. The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre will be producing the Tony Award-nominated She Loves Me for the month of December.

The Grand Timber Lodge Activities department is thrilled to help anyone plan the details of their vacation. They have offered a few suggestions on things to do around the area this winter that you may not have known about:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing
  • Zipline Tours
  • Historic Tours
  • Carriage Rides
  • Scenic Drives
  • Train Rides
  • Ice Skating
  • Hot Springs
  • Breckenridge Distillery Tour
  • Wine and Chocolate Tastings
  • Brewery Tours
  • Breckenridge Rec Center
  • Silverthorne Outlets
  • Ready, Paint, Fire
  • Escape Room
  • Bowling

Congratulations to Donnie and Debbie Smith and Cliff and Lillian Stokes, who won 500 Reward Dollars from our monthly drawing for October! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-547-3612 for details on how to enter the drawing.

Don’t forget that you can book a 20-percent-off reservation at any Breckenridge Grand Vacations property. This is an owner’s-only discount and a great option if there is no availability at Grand Timber Lodge.

Here are just a few of the things taking place around the resort:

  • As part of the new Activities Center, the former activities space has been converted into a centralized vending hub where you can now find snacks, drinks and ice in one central location.
  • The Engineering department is installing new icemakers in each building, replacing the old units in Buildings 1, 6 and 7.
  • Our new fiber-optic Internet service was connected on November 11, tripling our previous Wi-Fi network capacity.
  • The Building 1 window replacement project has been completed. The new windows offer ease of operation and have noticeably increased the comfort of the units with a more efficient design.
  • New carpet was installed in the Building 6 ground-floor hallway. As part of this project, the ramps were reinforced and insulated to reduce noise levels in the spa. Visit Refresh Spa during your next visit to enjoy this improvement!
  • A UV light has been installed in the Building 5 pool. This new technology will allow us to reduce the chlorine levels in the pool, making for a better experience and reducing the ongoing chemical expenses.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Greetings from your family at Grand Timber Lodge! As temperatures  soared into the 60’s as late as October 17, the fall season in Breckenridge was one to remember. It is not often that you are able to enjoy the fall colors in the comfort of a short-sleeved shirt. After a beautiful fall, we are excited for ski season to kick off on November 11!

Breckenridge has a longstanding tradition of welcoming the start of ski season with a celebration known as “Wake up Breck!” While you will find a smattering of events around town, the locals’ favorite is the annual coffee mug that is given away at each of the town’s coffee shops the day before the ski resort opens. The annual mug has become a collector’s item, one that marks your seniority in Breckenridge. You have to be up early, though, as last year’s mugs were all gone by 6:45 a.m.!

Congratulations to Walt Gerzevitz and William Spencer, who won 500 Reward Dollars from our monthly drawing for September! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970.547.3612 for details on how you can be entered to win.

Did you know that Grand Timber Lodge has a book exchange? While not a full library, in the loft area overlooking the Grand Room there are a number of bookshelves stocked with books. If you finish a book while you are here, feel free to leave it behind and take one that you find of interest. The loft can be accessed from the second floor of Building 1.

Here are a few other things going on around the resort:

  • New dining room tables, chairs, and barstools have been installed in Buildings 5 through 8.
  • The Building 1 window project is complete. The new windows look wonderful and are much easier to operate.
  • Along with the new windows, new shades were installed in Building 1. The new shades feature an easy-to-operate cordless design for the safety of our youngest guests.
  • Comcast has completed the installation of a new fiber-optic line dedicated to Grand Timber Lodge. This new service will triple our Internet speeds!
  • The Activities department has found a new home in Building 6 by the arcade! Their new location will allow them to host activities in their new space while also being available to anyone who may stop by.
  • Work was completed behind Building 7 to enhance the drainage. At the same time, a handful of large trees were planted to provide a better view for units in the area.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Greetings from your family at Grand Timber Lodge! Fall is in the air, with the first hints of snowfall gracing the mountaintops on September 15! With the fall colors in full effect, the white mountaintops make for breathtakingly beautiful scenery. While the snow begins to accumulate, we are looking forward to a number of exciting October events.

Still on the Hill: The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival will take place from October 21–23. There will be special events surrounding the festival, and the Grand Tasting will take place on Saturday, October 22. Come out and sample a variety of handcrafted spirits and artisanal snacks while listening to live music!

Join us for trick or treating on the property this Halloween! We will have candy at various different locations around the property for kids to come and grab. Costumes are encouraged! Stay tuned—an updated activities schedule will come out the week of Halloween!

Congratulations to Rich and Deborah Roth and Michael and Yolanda Bryant, who won 500 Reward Dollars from our monthly drawing for July! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970.547.3612 for details on how you can be entered to win.

Here are a few other things that are going on around the resort:

  • On September 13, Comcast upgraded our TV service to a full high definition signal. In addition to the improved signal quality, we have also been able to add HBO and a guide channel.
  • Work to replace the windows in Building 1 commenced on September 12. The project is expected to continue through October 15, at which point each exterior window and door will have been replaced!
  • New shower curtains have been placed throughout the resort. We are happy to have a beautiful new design that allows bountiful light into the shower area.
  • The Activities department has found a new home in Building 6 by the arcade. The new location will allow Activities staff to host activities in their new space without leaving their desk unattended.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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We daresay that temperatures have begun to fall ever so slightly, with a slight frost gracing our shaded areas on a few mornings toward the end of August. Nevertheless, as the weather begins to turn toward fall, Breckenridge kicks events into high gear!

Grand Timber Lodge was honored to once again host the families of the Wounded Heroes project for a week in August. Nine families spent the week at Grand Timber and enjoyed some quality time together in Breckenridge. Thank you to all of our owners who donated their weeks to this great program!

The peak season for fall colors typically begins in early September and can stay brilliant throughout the entire month, depending on the weather. A scenic drive over Boreas Pass can be completed in an afternoon, while Independence Pass can be a full-day experience. Of course, there are many roads and trails off the beaten path that offer fabulous vistas and our Activities team is happy to help guide you to a route that fits your desires.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest returns for the 22nd season from September 9-11! Breckenridge doesn’t take the responsibility of hosting the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains lightly. The September street party is where Munich meets the mountains, featuring more than three dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, excessive Bavarian lederhosen dancing, and a weekend packed full of sunshine and fun for all ages. Prepare yourself to see the famed historic Main Street flowing with Paulaner Bier, Oompah dancers, schnitzel, and sausage while traditional polka music fills the fresh mountain air.

New this year is the first annual Breckenridge Wine Classic, September 15-18. The festival will cover a wide range of experiences on the mountain, in the arts district, in restaurants around historic Breckenridge, in classrooms, and more! Tickets to a number of different events, such as a farm-to-table dinner, wine on the mountains, or a grand finale toast, can be found online and purchased in advance. Breckenridge Grand Vacation owners can save 25 percent on Grand Tastings by entering promo code GVOWNERS at checkout.

Around Grand Timber Lodge, preparations are under way for an exceptionally busy period of resort upgrades this fall. Here is a look at what is planned:

  • New hallway carpet will be installed on the first floor of Building 6 during the first week of October.
  • New dining room furniture, including tables, chairs, and barstools, will be placed in Buildings 5 through 8.
  • New furniture is on order for the elevator landing areas and a few hidden nooks throughout the common areas.
  • The elevator cabins in Buildings 3 and 4 will receive a facelift.
  • Replacement of the windows in Building 1 will begin September 12.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Greetings from your family at Grand Timber Lodge!

Summer is in full swing throughout Summit County and many of us have the sunburn to prove it! While temperatures around the U.S. will rise well above 90 degrees, our temperatures in Breckenridge make for a welcome reprieve in the 70s or perhaps the low 80s. As evening temperatures continue to dip into the 30s, it is a perfect reprieve from the summer heat!

Even with our modest summer weather, Summit County offers a number of activities that can help anyone cool off. Tumble Bubbles is a new offering just down the street at Maggie Pond and offers the experience of running through the water in an enclosed ball. If you prefer to enjoy the fresh mountain air, you may also enjoy a paddleboard on Maggie Pond or through the Frisco Marina on Dillon Reservoir!

Around Grand Timber Lodge, our beautiful pools are surrounded by colorful flowers and a number of yard games. We are happy to have added a giant Connect Four game, in addition to ladder ball, beanbag toss, disc golf, and giant Jenga.

Here are a few other things that we have been up to at Grand Timber Lodge:

  • Congratulations to Zane and Liz Johnson and Wade and Tammy Kallsen, who won 500 Reward Dollars from our monthly drawing for May! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-547-3612 for details on how you can be entered to win.
  • We have a new addition near the breezeway as you walk over to the outside pool area of Building 5 – a basketball hoop has been installed and it had been very popular! Feel free to stop by the Front Desk to check out the basketball and play a few rounds of hoops the next time you are on property!
  • The Engineering department has created a new bike repair bench in the garage of Building 6. Feel free to swing by the next time you are in need of a tool or some assistance on basic adjustments/tuning.
  • We have had a roofing company on property to inspect and complete minor repairs on all the roofs to ensure things are in top condition.
  • Join us August 21 at Carter Park for the 2nd Annual Great Cornholio Tournament! This is a fundraiser for a local non-profit organization focused on wounded veterans and their families (WHFA). Sign-in starts at 2 p.m. and bags fly at 2:45 p.m. This event is open to spectators and participants. Each entry includes two beer tickets and one food ticket. Click here for more information and to register.

Join the new Grand Timber Lodge Owners Association Group on Facebook! This is a group created for the owners, about the owners, and by the owners. This group is intended to be a space to share pictures, ask and answer vacation-related questions, and to help increase the sense of community

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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