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9th Annual BGV “Adopt-A-Trail” Projects!

We invite you to join Breckenridge Grand Vacations staff members for our 9th Annual Trail Maintenance Project.  Working with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, each year BGV “adopts” a section of a local trail in need of repair and maintenance. We also encourage our staff to participate in philanthropic efforts like this by offering 24 […]

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Seven Free Activities To Do With Toddlers

The mountains are a perfect place for a family vacations. With an abundance of activities for all ages, there is never a lack of options. The difficulty comes when planning for the extra little ones.

Is it worth paying for a full-day activity and only have time for a few hours? Will they even be able to participate and enjoy the activity you just paid for? How far away from Breckenridge can you get before the need for a nap hits?

Breathe easy with our list for seven, free, in-town activities for toddlers. You can enjoy each of these activities for as long as you would like, but an emergency exit won’t ruin anyone’s day.

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Prospector Park

Prospector Park:

Located off Main Street, this park is the perfect place to let the kids run around after lunch or while mom is off doing some retail therapy. The slide, tunnel, spiderweb net and bear are complimented with stunning views of the Ten Miles Range. The parking lot located directly across Main Street helps make this park extremely accessible.

Peek-A-Boo Toys

Peak-A-Boo Toys is a toy store located on Main Street. While it may seem counter productive to take a child into a toy store, this indoor play area will entertain the kids for hours. Located in the back of the store, Peak-A-Boo Toys has an art table, a train table featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, a play kitchen and miscellaneous toys like puzzles, Legos and blocks. BUT most importantly they have a giant octopus with a kiddie slide and two trampolines!

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Sawmill Reservoir

Sawmill Trail:

This 1.5 round-trip hike begins at the bottom of the Snowflake Lift. The trail runs along a stream and ends at a small reservoir. Trees line the hike and provide plenty of shade along the way. There is small gradual incline gain totaling at 240 feet, but nothing that majority of kids can’t handle. Not sure if this hike will be a good fit? Watch a short video recap of this trail here.

Gondola Ride

The Gondola runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is a wonderful way to see the town of Breckenridge and Peak 8. This is free of charge and one pod can hold up to eight passengers. This scenic ride runs over Cucumber Gultch, passed Peak 7 and will end at the base of Peak 8. At Peak 8 you will find Epic Discovery (this is not free), The Tbar Restaurant and stunning views. There is a small playground area that is free of charge and a perfect place for the kids to play while you take in the views.

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Highline Railroad Park

Highline Railroad Park

Located off Boreas Road, beside the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, is a hidden gem of a park. This railroad themed playground has a little something for everyone. Engine No. 9, a locomotive that served Breckenridge for over 50 years, is also located at this park along with historical plaques that tell Breckenridge’s railroad history. For the kids, you will find a “mining cave”, play train car and some other railroad themed items for them to play on.

Library

The Summit County Library offers a variety of weekly activities that are free and for children. Story time and coloring time are a few of the weekly options. The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center location also has a children’s area with books, dvds, a play area and a sitting area. For the older kids there is a junior’s area, teen’s area and a coffee shop for mom and dad. The activities offered are changing frequently, but enjoying a good book is always a great option for a rainy afternoon.

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Blue River

The Blue River

Grab a blanket, some snacks and head on over to the Riverwalk lawn. Here you will find green grass, easy river access and plenty of room for the kids to run. The lawn is next to a rock sitting wall that makes it easy for the kids to dip their feet into the river and splash around (with adult supervision). From playing catch to soaking in the sun, the options of entertainment are endless. Pets are not allowed in this area, so if Fido is along for vacation he will not be able to enjoy this area.

Top Ten Breckenridge Patios

Summer is here and it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink out in the sun. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner, there is a perfect patio for any occasion. We have compiled a list of our top ten favorite patios in Breckenridge. Take a look and let us know if we missed your […]

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View from the Bottom

The View from the Bottom is Mike Millisor’s monthly letter to all of the stakeholders of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family of resorts.

It’s just a few days away! This Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., walkers and runners will take their first steps in the Second Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk in Breckenridge. We are looking to top last year’s crowd, when more than 1,000 walkers participated to honor my late brother Rob, who passed away in 2015, and to raise more than $201,000 for heart health research and awareness.

If you were able to join us last year, I don’t have to remind you of the tremendous energy and goodwill that permeated Carter Park and the streets and trails of Breckenridge. If you weren’t able to join us, I can only encourage you to come up this Saturday to see for yourself. It was an amazing testament to the power of family, and to BGV’s commitment to family. Almost no one showed up alone. BGV owners brought their families; employees brought their roommates and friends. And lots of people brought their dogs!

For those of you who are new to the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family, my brother Rob was an apparently healthy, vital man of 51. Just the previous spring he had completed the Boston Marathon in a very respectable time. Yet he passed away suddenly from undiagnosed heart disease. Had he known of his condition, it could have been treated with a readily accessible medication.

My partner, Mike Dudick, and I, as well as the entire community, decided that we wanted to do something to help prevent this tragedy for other families. We instituted what we intend to be an annual event both to honor Rob and to contribute to ongoing research to prevent and treat heart disease.

So please join us! Registration for this year’s event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Carter Park. The 5k trail run will start at 10:00 a.m.; walkers will start the 5k trail walk shortly afterward, at 10:15, and the one-mile town route will open at 10:30 a.m. There is no parking at Carter Park, so event parking will be at the South Gondola Lot, located just south of the BreckConnect Gondola. Shuttles will take participants to and from Carter Park, or participants are welcome to walk to the Park, a distance of less than a mile.

And we’ll take good care of you when you get here. Participants receive an event T-shirt and commemorative gifts, morning snacks and a heart healthy lunch. There will be live entertainment, booths with information on heart health, prize giveaways and children’s activities. There’s something for everyone!

One hundred percent of every dollar received at this event will be contributed to the Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund at the Summit Foundation to support heart health programs, education and research. What more could you ask? Food, exercise, fun and camaraderie while contributing to a great cause – not to mention a great excuse for a trip to the mountains on an early summer day. Information and pre-registration (open through Thursday, June 8) may be found here, but walk-in registration will also be available on the day of the event.

I hope you’ll decide to include us in your weekend plans. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

Green Tip

Planning a summer vacation? Use the National Green Pages [http://www.greenpages.org/] to find travel agents who specialize in eco-friendly travel destinations, both domestic and international. If you prefer to make your own arrangements, use the National Green Pages to locate green hotels and resorts, as well as car-sharing and hybrid car rentals. Once you arrive, inquire at the desk about optional recycling programs for guests. These days, there’s no reason to take a vacation from your efforts to take care of our planet and its resources.

Owner Tip

Do you need to request a Quit Claim Deed, Warranty Deed or a Release of Deed of Trust? For your convenience, these documents may be requested via the “Owners Info” section on Grand Central.

  • A Quit Claim Deed allows you to add or remove owners’ names from the title. You may initiate the request online. From there, a representative from our Contracts department will contact you to obtain all of the necessary information, as each transaction will vary. Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) is only able to assist owners with simple title changes. Our current fee for the processing and recording of the deed is $25. If you are looking to remove an owner who was on the original loan documents, the loan must be paid in full. Should there be an outstanding loan balance, BGV will not be able to assist in the title change.
  • A Warranty Deed is the document that shows your legal title to the property. The recorded and original document is sent to all owners after the deed is recorded with Summit County; however, if you would like to request a copy of your Warranty Deed, you may submit the request online.
  • A Release of Deed of Trust is the document that is recorded with Summit County after your loan is paid in full. The process of releasing a Deed of Trust can be a lengthy one. Once your loan is paid in full, you may check the status of your Release of Deed of Trust by submitting a request online.

If you have additional questions or need assistance in regard to any of the above issues, please contact the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner Relations Department at 877-453-4440, ext. 4. The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner Relations department is available Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time.