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IMG_9593IMG_9596IMG_9716Letter from the Assistant General Manager:

Summer is flying by and as I sit here and type this it’s hard for me to believe that September is here.  But don’t despair there is still plenty to look forward to this month, including Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is one of our favorite fall festivals and we look forward to welcoming all of our guests and owners back year after year so they can enjoy the festivities! This year’s Oktoberfest in Breckenridge will be from September 11-13.

  • The following is a list of owners that have won $500 from our weekly drawing: Ilaine Siegel, Pat, Kim Davey, Kent and Dawn Dorr, and Bob and Sharon Boehmer. Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-453-4440 ext. 3012 for details on how you can be entered to win!
  • Have you stopped by the Refresh Spa recently? The spa underwent a huge remodel in the summer of 2014 and the results are absolutely spectacular! Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage, a rejuvenating facial, or it’s time to get your nails done, look no further than the Refresh Spa at Grand Timber Lodge. They also carry a variety of top of the line products you can sample such as Zents body care products out of Boulder, CO. Be sure to check with the Concierge desk to see what specials they’re offering!
  • Did you hear the good news? Refresh Spa now offers oxygen treatments for our guests and owners! If you’re suffering from altitude sickness while here stop by the spa for a 30 or 60 minute oxygen treatment. We have also added new Altitude Adjustment Treatments which focus on relieving sinus and headache pressure associated with altitude sickness. For more information on these treatments go here.

Here are some property updates:

  • We have completed the exterior painting of Building 6 and are pleased with the results. We are currently working to schedule the next building.
  • Our landscapers have been working hard to keep the property looking well-maintained and manicured. You may have noticed the beautiful landscaping this summer around the main entrance, circle area by the main lobby, and the pool areas. In an effort to conserve water, we have elected to leave certain areas around the outside of the resort in a more “natural” state. We believe the local wildflowers and native grasses are a beautiful reflection of our local scenery and should continue to thrive in their natural environment.

Michelle Ellis
Grand Timber Lodge Assistant General Manager

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New Altitude Adjustment Treatments at Refresh Spa

Refresh Spa Logo- colorBreckenridge sits high at 9,600 feet and as a result has significantly less atmospheric pressure than many owners and visitors are accustomed too.  After arriving in Summit County some people may experience a multitude of symptoms caused by altitude sickness as the body cannot uptake as much oxygen as it can at sea level or altitudes below 7000 ft.

In order to help folks combat their altitude-related symptoms Refresh Spa at the Grand Timber Lodge has added new altitude adjustment treatments and oxygen inhalation to its extensive menu of services.

Tension Relief Massage (50 minutes): A customized massage with a 20 minute concentration on reducing inflammation, fatigue, and tension in the head, neck, and shoulders paired with a 30 minute Focus Massage of corrective therapy on problem areas.

Altitude Relief Massage (80 minutes): A full body massage designed to help the body adjust to high elevation using Clear My Head products, which ease away sinus and headache pressure.  The service includes a 30 minute concentration on reducing inflammation, fatigue, and tension in the head, neck, and shoulders as well as a 50 minute Swedish Massage with oxygen inhalation.

Sinus and Headache Relief Enhancement (15 minutes): An addition to any massage which alleviates sinus and headache pressure often caused by high altitude.

All of these treatments use techniques and products from Clear My Head to enhance breathing, soothe headaches, decrease sinus pressure, and more.  Essential oils are selected according to the individual’s needs and each service is customized to ensure immediate relief of high altitude symptoms.

Oxygen inhalation is administered to guests in half hour and hour long increments, where a full hour is most recommended for improvement.  Summit County locals’ blood oxygen levels rest around 95 percent and ideally visitors should also be at this level to avoid negative symptoms.  Guests may receive oxygen at Refresh Spa while relaxing in the tranquility lounge or during any massage or nail treatment.

If you or anyone you know is interested in booking an appointment or hearing more about Refresh Spa’s treatments or oxygen inhalation please stop by the spa, visit www.refreshgrandtimber.com, or call 970-547-3624.

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There is nothing better than kicking your feet up and relaxing while on vacation. Photo by Grand Timber guest Nancy Widmer Cripe

Letter from the Assistant General Manager:

While we have seen more rain then we prefer during our summer season, we cannot complain because the wild flowers are more beautiful than ever and all the vegetation is thriving!

  • The following is a list of owners that have all won $500 from our weekly drawing: Rob and Sandy Engling, Jack May, Tim and Chris Funk, and Susan Shepherd. Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-453-4440 ext. 3012 for details on how you can be entered to win!
  • Beer Tasting is back at Grand Timber! Please join our Activities department every Tuesday night in the Day Use room for this activity. Come try out the best of what Breckenridge’s finest microbreweries have to offer. Contact Activities at 970-453-4440 ext. 3010 to reserve your spot today!

 Here are some updates of things that have been going on around property:

  • Due to a delivery delay, the additional deck chairs we ordered for around the pool did not arrive prior to July 4 as planned but we are pleased to announce they have now arrived! We received a few comments that there were not enough chairs for people to sit around the pool during peak times and we are confident this will alleviate that problem.
  • We just received our last shipment of flat-screen TVs to complete our furniture replacements in Building 7 and 8.
  • The maintenance shop underwent some structural improvements. We have added a wall that closes off the back area where all the tools and materials are stored. This new space gives our Engineering staff a much better “work space” by providing additional organization that will ultimately result in improved efficiencies for the entire Engineering staff.
  • The exterior windows were cleaned in the common areas.
  • The concrete repair for the stairs by the Lodgepole is finally complete! We are happy to have this main stairway open again for everyone to use. Thank you again for your patience with getting this job finished!
  • We have had some staff move around to different departments. Our Front Desk Supervisor, Kristin Keller, accepted the position of Housekeeping Supervisor. We are excited to welcome Mara Sobek from our Owner Support department as the new Front Desk Supervisor. Please congratulate her if you see her!
  • We are sad to say goodbye to Suzeth Hibbert. She has been a house person at Grand Timber Lodge since 2002. Many of our owners and guests know her for her friendly, cheerful, and helping attitude. While it is hard for us to lose her, we are happy for her that she will be making a move across country to be closer to her family and friends.

Michelle Ellis
Grand Timber Lodge Assistant Manager

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Summer is in full swing in the High Country and it’s a beautiful thing! The flowers are blooming and our aspen trees are filling in nicely with lush green leaves which means it’s time to get out your hiking boots, bicycles, kayaks, and anything else you enjoy doing in the great outdoors!

Wondering what you should do while you are here? We have plenty of options for you to choose from both on and off property!

On Property:

BINGO, Build a Buddy,  Family Photo, Hour Canvas Creations, GTL Guest Reception, Family Movie, Night, Glass Etching, Hoop Flow Art and Craft Hour, Mosaics, Poolside Activity,  Scavenger Hunts, Ready Paint Fire Paint Session, S’mores & Hot Chocolate, Suds and Scrubs, Sugar Cookie Decorating, Suminigashi, Survival Bracelets, Tie Dye T-Shirts, Ghostly Tales,  Yoga Classes

Off property:

Horseback Riding, Historical Walks, Haunted Tours, Scenic Drives, Train Rides, Whitewater Rafting, Mine Tours, Hiking, Bicycle Rentals, Zipline Tours, Ice Skating, Recreation Center, Hot Springs, Casino Shuttles, Art Studios, Scavenger Hunts, ATV Tours, Jeep Tours, Fly Fishing.

Contact our Activities Department today to book your next adventure! 970-453-4440 ext. 3010

 Here are some updates of things that have been going on around property:

  • We have implemented an “Employee of the Month” incentive program here at Grand Timber and we would like to announce that Jacob Bradshaw is our June Employee of the Month. He is an engineering technician and employees across department as well as owners and guests have been singing his praises. Feel free to congratulate him if you see him walking around property!
  • The $500 winner of our monthly drawing is Fred Machado! He has won $500 reward! Please contact our On Property Concierge at 970-453-4440 ext. 3012 to see how you can be entered to win!
  • The exterior of Building 6 has been repainted is ready for all of our July guests!
  • After spending a great deal of time attempting to fix the building 8 exit garage, we finally elected to purchase a new “soft” door.  It has been installed and we are happy with its superior performance.
  • We have a contractor scheduled to repair the stairs by the Lodgepole as well as some other spots around property. These stairs were originally supposed to be repaired last September but had to be postponed per the contractor’s direction. Your continued patience is appreciated as we work to return this to its full functioning condition.
  • As we all know its grilling season and we are in the process of purchasing nine new grills in efforts to improve your grilling experience.
  • We are pleased to see that we have maintained our #7 position on Trip Advisor! Thank you to all who have shared a review of your stay on property! I would like to encourage all of our owners to write about their experience as providing Grand Timber with a positive review will only help boost the value of your ownership. When rental guests are looking for a place to stay in Breckenridge many of them turn to Trip Advisor first to see how each property is ranked, the better our ranking, the more rentals we obtain!

Michelle Ellis
Grand Timber Lodge Assistant Manager

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IMG_9287IMG_9282IMG_9289Letter from the Assistant General Manager:

Spring in the High County has been pretty wet with plenty of rain and even a few snow storms throughout May.  But we’re not complaining as all this precipitation means our rivers will be roaring for the kickoff of rafting season!

This quiet time of year is a welcome change for everyone who comes to visit and locals alike. Here at Grand Timber Lodge we look forward to this time of year for all the exciting projects we are able to tackle. We love the opportunity to make improvements that we are unable to complete during peak season.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the old inventory we replace when we are updating our units? Here is a little window into what we do:

  • Carpet – the company that we use to install our new carpet removes the old carpeting and recycles it.
  • Furniture – we donate most of our furniture to Habitat for Humanity.
  • Appliances – we recycle, repurpose, or donate all of our old appliances.
  • Bedding – we donate our comforters, duvet covers, blankets, and shower curtains to the Denver Rescue Mission for people in need. Each item was carefully phased out of our units but is of high quality and can still be put to good use.

Below you’ll see some of the great projects we have completed this season as well as other happenings around property.

  • Building 7 received the most extensive upgrades with new:
  • Sofas and chairs
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Platform beds and new bedding
  • TV cabinet and flat-screen TVs
  • New carpet
  • In building 4 we replaced the artwork with beautiful new pieces.
  • After receiving feedback from our owners in regards to the studio size ADA units we are pleased to announce that we now have an ADA one bedroom master available for guests.
  • As a companywide initiative, we have enlisted an outside consultant to observe our housekeeping procedures and find ways to improve our current methods. We are looking forward to making our housekeepers’ jobs easier and more efficient while elevating the quality of the clean.
  • We would like to invite you to join us at the Guest Reception every Sunday from 6-7pm at the Lodgepole.
  • Please join us for our annual Father’s Day Celebration on June 21st! Our Activities Department will be hosting a complimentary activity for families. Keep an eye on our blog for more details.
  • We are firm believers in reduce/reuse/recycle here at Grand Timber as well as at each of our family of resorts. While we are not able to follow this practice with every single item we try our best to research all our options before we turn to our last resort, the landfill.
  • Congratulations to our April and May winners of the $500 drawing! Grant and Amy Markwell and Lee & Lisa Watson.

Michelle Ellis
Grand Timber Lodge Assistant Manager

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Grand Timber Lodge Summer 2016 Booking Day

Summer2016BookingDayDon’t forget that Saturday, May 30th is the first day for Summer 2016 bookings! Our phone lines will open at 9am Mountain Time for reservations.

We expect that our phone volume will be high during the morning hours. We encourage you to use our callback feature in order to hold your place in line and an Owner Support Specialist will return your call as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner Relations Department is available Monday through Saturday from 9am – 5pm Mountain Time (excluding major holidays) at toll free 1-877-453-4440. You can also send an email to customerservice@breckgv.com.