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Buckle up for an exciting conclusion to the 2017/2018 ski season as we embark on a month full of snowfall and events throughout the town! March is traditionally our snowiest month of the year, so there is most certainly going to be some tremendous conditions on the mountain to be enjoyed as well.

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Snow was flying in January, with nearly two feet falling over the Martin Luther King weekend, bringing the season’s total to over 100 inches! The fresh snow allowed Breckenridge to open the terrain on Peak 6 as a holiday treat and smiles were aplenty. With a growing base, things are taking shape for our snowiest months […]

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Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from your home in Breckenridge!

The calendar has turned to January and we at Grand Timber Lodge could not be more proud of what we have accomplished in 2017 and excited about what is to come in the year ahead.

2017 brought about many improvements to the resort; the most substantial is the new living room furniture that was installed in the spring. This new furniture features a clean design that’s consistent with the Arts and Crafts architecture of the resort, while providing additional, comfortable seating. In 2018, we look forward to continuing the enhancement of the living area as we upgrade the living room TVs and install new Blu-ray players. Rounding out our planned enhancements to the living areas are new, digital thermostats that provide more precise
temperature control.

We look forward to continuing the window replacement project, with Building 3 scheduled to receive new windows and shades in April and May of this year. The new windows are energy efficient and feature a durable design that will serve the resort for decades to come! This project continues the success of similar work completed in Building 2 during the spring of 2017. Ensuring a secure, durable building envelope is critical to the long-term care of the resort as we seek to provide Grand vacations for generations.

A new project that we are excited to launch this year is the replacement of bedroom furniture in Buildings 1 through 4. The new bedroom furniture will build on the style and design that you see in the dining and living areas, creating one cohesive experience. As part of the enhancement of the entire bedroom, new alarm clocks are expected to arrive in early 2018. While an alarm clock sounds like a modest update, the new clock
will bring outlets and USB charging to the nightstand, making it easy to
charge our many devices.

Is there something across the resort that we seem to be overlooking, or do you have an idea on how to make the resort better for you and your family? Send me an email and share your thoughts. We want to ensure that you enjoy your ownership and vacation experience and welcome your comments and suggestions!

As we look forward to the year ahead, here is how we wrapped up the final month of 2017:

  • Our new library has opened and is fully stocked with books for your enjoyment! This comfortable, quiet space is located on the third floor of Building 2 and can be enjoyed between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.
  • We have introduced PrinterOn services for your printing needs. This service allows you to email or upload documents from your mobile device or your room and print at our guest printer without the need for a computer. See the Front Desk or Concierge for information on this new service!
  • The Lodgepole Bar and Grill has introduced a new dinner specials menu, featuring their twist on comfort food each night!

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Can you smell something cooking at the Lodgepole Bar and Grill? New this month is a comfort menu with daily specials that will help you feel right at home. The specials will change on a regular basis, but look for items such as chicken fried steak, fish and chips, and a stuffed crab sole. These […]

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Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from your home in Breckenridge!

Ski season is once again underway in the Colorado high country! The lifts began turning at Arapahoe Basin on Friday, October 13, with Loveland joining the fun on October 20. With the cooperation of the weather, Breckenridge Ski Resort will begin operations for the winter on November 10! New for this season is a six-person chairlift on Peak 10, which increases capacity by 25 percent. The ski resort has also made an investment in its non-skiing operations and will continue to operate elements of the Epic Discovery Park throughout the winter.

With opening day just around the corner, now is the time to think about lift access for any winter trips to Breckenridge you might have planned. If you are coming for a week-long ski trip, we suggest you consider a season pass. Passes are on sale until November 19, so act quickly before they are gone! Different options with varying restrictions are available from $559 to $899 for an adult. The Epic Pass at $899 offers unlimited access to all of Vail Resorts’ North American ski resorts and is a perfect option if you are also considering multiple trips around the world! The Summit Value pass is a more economical option at $559 but does have restricted days at Breckenridge centered around the different holidays.

If you miss the window for buying a pass or are only considering more limited days, discounted lift tickets can be secured by purchasing them online in advance of your trip—the further ahead you purchase, the better the pricing. Purchasing three or four days at a time also helps reduce the daily cost. If you have any questions, the Grand Timber Lodge Concierge is here to help and can be reached at 970-547-3612.

As snow begins to accumulate, we hope that you will be able to join us for Day Use or Bonus Time to enjoy some turns on the mountain!

Here are a few things happening around the resort:

  • Christy Sports will resume winter operations November 10, coinciding with the opening of the mountain. They offer a ski valet service for owners, overnight tunes and a full-service rental selection.
  • As part of the ongoing biannual deep cleans, the woodwork throughout the units is being conditioned with very positive results!
  • The parking spaces in the garages and across the property have been restriped with a high-visibility paint. A few tight spaces have been realigned to ensure appropriate spacing as well.
  • Thank you to all who joined us for our annual meeting, which was hosted at Beaver Run Resort on Saturday, October 21. Mark your calendar for October 20, 2018, for the 2018 annual meeting.

Along with changes around the resort, there were recently some changes to the Bonus Time policy. The process of reserving Bonus Time at Grand Timber Lodge has been simplified in an effort to offer a more owner-friendly experience. Based on availability, you can now reserve weekday Bonus Time 30 days in advance! Weekdays are defined as Sunday through Thursday nights. Weekend Bonus Time rates are available 14 days in advance for Friday and Saturday nights and are also subject to availability.

In addition, Bonus Time rates have been raised due to the increased operational expenses incurred during each stay. It has been several years since the last Bonus Time rate increase, and these changes help to keep your HOA dues lower. The chart below outlines the new Bonus Time rates, excluding fees and taxes.

Rates do not include
taxes and fees
Spring, Fall, Summer
 Weekday 
Spring, Fall, Summer
Weekend 
Winter Weekday Winter Weekend
Studio  $69.00 $79.00 $89.00 $109.00
Kitchenette $79.00 $89.00 $99.00 $119.00
One-Bedroom $89.00 $99.00 $109.00 $129.00
Two-Bedroom $109.00 $119.00 $129.00 $149.00
Three-Bedroom $129.00 $149.00 $189.00 $229.00

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge

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Grand Timber Lodge Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado!

We have enjoyed a beautiful fall up here in the high country but are excited for the snow to start falling! Weather conditions permitted raft trips through Brown’s Canyon all the way until September 4, with the first snowfall coming on the 16th, just a few days later! As our summer activities and events begin to conclude with the cooler weather, winter is just around the corner.

The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival is taking place once again this year on October 20-22. The Grand Tasting will be held at the Riverwalk Center on October 21 at 4 p.m. Admission provides a complimentary tasting glass, delicious craft spirits tasting, craft cocktails, people’s choice voting, artisanal snacks and live music!

Please join us for a week full of fun, Halloween-themed activities the last week of October. Our Activities staff is currently putting together a list of fun activities that we will be hosting, and we look forward to seeing everyone’s costumes as we hand out candy at each designated location around property!

October marks the start of our biannual deep cleans and maintenance weeks. This work will be completed from September 29 – November 19. During this time, deep cleaning and other repair projects will be completed around the resort, as we look to maintain the property in superb condition. As part of this, we expect a few closures of our pools:

  • November 1 – Building 5 pool will be closed for the day
  • November 8 – Building 1 pool will be closed for the day

Here are a few other things happening around the resort:

Refresh Spa has introduced new services to their menu, including a sports massage and a nourishing scalp treatment. They offer weekly specials, so follow them on Facebook or stop by to enjoy one of their relaxing services during your next visit to Breckenridge.

Work is in progress to add a new amenity to the resort: a new library will be located in Building 2! The library will be a comfortable, quiet area to enjoy an assortment of books, complete some work, or just relax. Look forward to this amenity opening towards the end of the month!

As temperatures dropped below freezing, our landscaping irrigation system has been prepared for winter. This work has been completed earlier this year, as we hope to minimize any damage that the freezing temperatures can cause to the system.

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge