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Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from your family at Grand Timber Lodge!

Signs of spring are starting to appear around Breckenridge and the resort. Temperatures are starting to rise, and with them the Spring Fever festivities! Kicking off with the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge on March 18, you will find events around both the town and the mountain all month. The warmer temperatures make for beautiful days and also result in HUGE amounts of snow. For the winter enthusiast, March is on average the snowiest month of the year!

During the warm days of breathtaking activities all around Breckenridge, the Lodgepole Bar and Grill is home to one of the area’s best happy hours! Running daily from 3-6 p.m., they offer food and drink specials outdoors, on the heated patio. The patio has just received upgraded heaters to take the chill off at the end of the day or as the shade creeps in. Stop by and enjoy select 2-for-1 appetizers during your next happy hour visit!

Congratulations to Betty Simpson, who won two Epic Local passes from our monthly drawing for January! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970.547.3612 for details about entering the drawing.

Here are a few things that have been happening around the resort this month:

  • Refresh Spa is now offering microdermabrasion treatments. These services are available as their own treatment or as an add-on feature. Come in and enjoy this amazing new service!
  • New recycling containers have been placed in each hallway, near the elevator. Use these new, attractive bins as an easy collection place for all of your recyclables during your stay.
  • Similarly, new trash cans with windshield washing stations have been placed near the exits of the garages. Before you hit the road, take the time to clean off your windshield and headlights so you can travel safely.
  • Two new treadmills have been installed in the Building 6 fitness area. The new machines have the durability to help you train for a marathon!
  • A new, enclosed waiting area has been created for the shuttle. Just across the driveway from the previous waiting area you will find a partially enclosed area with a heater for chilly days. When weather permits, this will become a more permanent stop.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Most of us BGV employees ended up living amongst these gorgeous mountains in pursuit of adventure, leaving hopes of a career behind. We were willing to give up traditional lifestyles, choosing instead to focus on living for the moment. We did so gladly. We understood that happiness is achieved through experiences that can’t always be encountered from behind a desk. We kissed our hopes for a career goodbye because we thought that was the compromise we had to make in order to live and play in Summit County. And, it seemed worth it, at least for a short while.

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BGV is known as the employer of choice in Summit County, consistently distinguished as a Top Workplace by the Denver Post and recently named as the Best Place to Work by the Summit Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. BGV has just over 500 employees, almost 200 of which have been with the company for a significant amount of time. Career longevity is strong at BGV.

With 68 employees having worked at the company for three to five years, 81 employees having worked at the company for five to ten years, and 30 employees having worked at the company for over 10 years, the proof is in the pudding (or, the powder). In case you weren’t aware, those are extremely impressive statistics for this seasonal resort town!

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Greetings from Breckenridge!

2017 started off in a Grand way. With around 87 inches of snow, bluebird days and the International Snow Sculptures, plenty has been happening in the Town of Breckenridge. Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day and the Mardi Gras Parade are sure to bring excitement and activity in February. The annual Mardi Gras Parade will take place on February 28 at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a free concert in the Riverwalk Center. For more details, go here.

Set some time aside during the month of love for a little self-love at Refresh Spa. With the options of a couples massage, deep tissue massage, manicure and access to the steam room, there is a little something anyone would love. Can’t make it up this month? A gift certificate is another great way to spread the love.

Congratulations to Enrique and Lidia Suarez, winners of two Epic Local Passes in our December draw! Please contact our On-Property Concierge at 970-547-3612 for details on how to enter the monthly drawing.

Here is a little of what has been happening around the resort:

  • The Lodgepole Bar and Grill general store now offers some grab-and-go breakfast items from 8 a.m. onwards. Their breakfast burritos are made in-house and are perfect for a quick bite on a powder day.
  • Have you ever wondered where everyone finds the robes that keep them warm by the pool? You will find them at Refresh Spa for use during your visit.
  • The installation of the UV sanitation system has been completed on the Building 5 pool. This new sanitation system will help to ensure that our pool waters continue to be crystal clear.
  • Are you excited for the new living room furniture? The design work has been completed and orders placed, with installation expected to begin in April.
  • New “no smoking” plaques have been installed on each deck to remind all our guests that our decks are now smoke free.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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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