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Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Snow has begun to fall in Breckenridge!

The snowcapped peaks have made for a beautiful backdrop as we transition into October. This time of year marks the start of shoulder season, where some of Breckenridge’s local shops and restaurants may vary their hours of operation. Those who stay open tend to offer tremendous discounts. Please visit the Concierge Desk to learn more about the Dining Passport program that highlights the best deals in town!

Please note that the Gondola has halted operation until the ski resort reopens in November. The shuttle service will continue to run during the standard hours of 7:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Grand News:

  • Congratulations to the following owners, who each won a $200 credit on their owner’s account!
    • Mark and Janet Knoll
    • Tony Gutierrez
    • Ron and Mary Scott
    • Norma Paschich and Robert Woods
  • Our award-winning Owner Relations team has launched a live chat feature on the owners webpage that offers another avenue of communication.
  • The Ski Locker Room carpet has been upgraded to withstand the heavy traffic that it will see through the winter.
  • Christine Bell has rejoined the Grand Lodge family as one our Front Desk Supervisors. She brings a positive energy to the Guest Services team and is happy to help answer any questions you may have.
  • Sooth Spa is offering discounted treatments during the month of October. Please call 970-547-8701 to inquire about these various promotions.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is happy to announce that we are again co-hosing the Breckenridge Fall Fest on Saturday, October 14 at the Riverwalk Center. This year’s activities will include bouncy castles, trampolines, a petting zoo, costume parade, face painting, balloon art, pumpkin decorating, a live DJ, caramel apple decorating, and much more! There is no cost for this event, however a $5 suggested donation to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is appreciated.

Joanni Linton
General Manager, The Grand Lodge on Peak 7

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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

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Gold Point Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Dear Gold Point Owners,

September was a beautiful month at Gold Point! You could see the colorful leaf changes occur on property and across the valley. The first snowfall of the year fell in September, and is always a reminder that winter will be here soon. Breckenridge Ski Resort is scheduled to open on November 10.

Throughout the next six weeks, our team will be focusing on preparation for the busy winter season. Rob Wilson and the Engineering team will focus on traditional preventative maintenance programs, as well as painting and staining the units and common areas. Lorraine Stagg and the Housekeeping team will focus on deep cleans.

The most noteworthy project occurring this fall is the installation of the new boiler systems in Buildings 7 and 8. The new systems will replace the current boilers and will provide more consistent heating in the units, as well as future energy savings.

Thank you for all that you do for Gold Point. We hope to see you on property soon!

Grand Regards,

Lindsay Reinwand
General Manager, Gold Point Resort

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Train Rides

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a majestic train ride through the Rocky Mountains? Now is your chance to enjoy all the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Whether you decide to plan ahead or the day-of, train rides and tours are at your fingertips. Enjoy a scenic ride, add on a mine tour, or enjoy a relaxing dinner train ride.

Take a ride on the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad above the Arkansas River Valley – through pine forests, aspen groves and high alpine meadows. Bring your camera to try and capture a picture of an eagle. Children will even have the opportunity to meet the engineer!

Another option along the I-70 corridor is the Georgetown Loop Railroad. This train is less than one hour from Breckenridge and is a great way to take in stunning views. Enjoy a ride through Clear Creek Canyon, passing by remains of gold and silver mines; then, take a tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine! Travel 500 feet into a mine tunnel from the 1870’s and learn about the history of early-day mining. The pumpkin train is hosting rides in October and the Santa train is also right around the corner!

If you have any questions or would like to book a train ride, you can either stop by the Activities Desk, call 1-888-797-1289, or email activities@breckgv.com.

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Interval International: Charity Weeks

Do you have one or more weeks on your Interval International account that you won’t be able to use? Sometimes, our lives get busy and it becomes difficult to take multiple vacations every year. But, did you know that you can donate your week to a charitable organization?

Breckenridge Grand Vacations partners with several different charities that are constantly looking for donations in hopes of making grand vacations for those in need!

Donating to a charity is a fantastic way to put expiring Interval vacation weeks to good use. All you need to do is contact our Interval International Support Department and let us know that you’d like to donate your week(s). Breckenridge Grand Vacations has generously offered to cover all exchange fees for charity weeks, so there are no out-of-pocket costs to you (unless your week is set to expire within 60 days). Some of the many charities we work with include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • The Lauren Project
  • Wounded Warrior Foundation

To get more information on donating your week, you may either give us a call or send us an email at bgvcharityproject@breckgv.com. Our office is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time at 877-453-4440.

Green Tip

That drip from the bathroom sink is more than annoying.  According to www.thedailygreen.com, a faucet dripping 30 drips per minute wastes 3 gallons a day, or enough for 27 baths a year.  And the USGS estimates that many of our toilets leak approximately 22 gallons of water per day.

With droughts affecting many areas of our country, that is water we can ill afford to waste – not to mention the drain on our water bill.  While the plumber is out to fix that leak, have him or her audit your other sinks, pipes and toilets to recommend ways to save water and money.  It may cost a few dollars to replace wasteful fixtures, but it will pay off over time.  And those who must share our limited sources of water will thank you.