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Grand Timber Lodge Property Information

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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Gold Point Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from Gold Point Resort! February has had a mixture of weather from wonderful snowstorms to beautiful sunny days. The resort has been busy with visiting snow enthusiasts and owners taking advantage of Bonus Time.

We are excited to announce that Ivannia Soto joins the Gold Point Resort team as the new Housekeeping Manager. Ivannia is originally from Costa Rica but has lived in Summit County for the past 18 years. She has previously held housekeeping management roles at the DoubleTree Breckenridge, Mountain Thunder Lodge and the Inn at Keystone. Please stop by to introduce yourself to Ivannia on your next trip to Breckenridge.

We look forward to seeing you at Gold Point soon! As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Grand Regards,
Lindsay Reinwand
General Manager, Gold Point Resort
970-547-3664
lreinwand@breckgv.com

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Kitchen Inventory and Sundry Shops

Planning for your next trip to Breckenridge? Don’t forget that we offer a variety of dining and cooking options to make your home away from home as comfortable as possible. Enjoy a night out without ever leaving the comforts of the resort at an on-property restaurant or have a night in and be your very […]

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

The Grand Luxxe is part of the Interval International (II) network and part of the BGV II resort highlight series. 

We are in the heart of winter and, although many of us are still praying to Uller for snow, some of us are dreaming of warmer climates. Perhaps because there’s nothing better than a quick getaway to a beach far removed from the single-digit temperatures of your morning commute. To answer our call for a warm sun and fresh margarita, allow us to introduce to you the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta.

You certainly can’t go wrong with reserving a room at the Grand Luxxe. Recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award, the Grand Luxxe is the apex of comfort and opulence, built along the Ameca River and hidden amid the Sierra Madres. There you will find excellent views from one of the nine towers of accommodations and pools. Would you like to float through a lazy river that winds through the resort? They have that covered. Do you need a water slide for your little ones? Yep, covered. Or would you like to soak and relax and
take in the surroundings? Then try the serenity of one of their rooftop pools.

It doesn’t stop there, either, for the resort also has a plethora of activities you can participate in, including paddle boarding, salsa lessons and water volleyball. Additionally, there are two golf courses to test your swing. Finally, when it comes to dining you’ll have options from seven five-star restaurants to casual and in-room dining options. So next time you need to escape from the grind of winter, remember the Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and add some fun in the sun to your vacation.

Don’t Let Altitude Sickness Get You Down

Elevation in Breckenridge ranges from 9,600 to 12,840, depending on your chosen activities. This extreme change in elevation can cause anything from a minor headache to severe nausea that will keep you bedridden.

There are a variety of actions* you can take in advance and while on vacation to help manage these symptoms. Take a look at our preventative and while-on-vacation tips below!

*Please note that not all items listed below are suitable to everyone. While we encourage all guests to look into altitude adjustment options, please also consult your primary physician to make sure they would be appropriate for you and your lifestyle.   

PREVENTATIVE

MEDICATION: Diamox is a pill that can be prescribed by your primary physician. It is used to help prevent or reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. It can help with headaches, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It is best to start Diamox one to two days before your trip to Breckenridge and continue taking the recommended dosage during your entire stay. Please consult your primary physician to determine if Diamox would be appropriate for you to take.

HYDRATE: Drink plenty of water leading up to the trip and while traveling. Drinking two to three liters of water before the trip can help prepare your body in advance. Pack a reusable water bottle for the trip and fill it often! Plan on drinking at least twice as much water per day as you normally do.

DIET: Potassium and complex carbohydrates are going to be your friends. Fill your pre-vacation diet with plenty of broccoli, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, whole grains, and pastas. The potassium will help with the acclimatizing process and the complex carbohydrates will help stabilize your blood pressure and blood sugar. Do decrease your salt intake, as salt causes dehydration of your body’s tissues.

WORKOUT: Increasing your fitness level will help your body during any type of sickness. While being in shape cannot prevent altitude sickness, it can help you breathe, even during simple activities like walking around town or doing a simple hike. Start taking family walks, hitting the gym, or just making time for 30 minutes of daily activity.

 

WHILE ON VACATION

OXYGEN: Renting an oxygen concentrator can potentially change the direction your vacation is heading. You will need a prescription from your physician in order to rent oxygen. You should also consult your physician to make sure that oxygen is the right option for you.

After consulting your physician and receiving an oxygen prescription, there are a few oxygen rental companies in Summit County and many of these companies will drop off and pick up these units from your lodging location. These rentals aren’t cheap, but they can help save your vacation from being ruined. Oxygen concentrators run from $275 to $655, depending on the length of your stay and number of people needing to use the concentrator. A few companies that provide oxygen rentals are shown below.

Alpine Oxygen

  • 4-7 day rental: $420, 10 liter, can accommodate two users at the same time
  • 5-7 day rental: $300, 10 liter old model, can accommodate two users at the same time
  • 4-7 day rental: $350, 5 liter, single user

Summit Oxygen

  • Single User: $125 for first day, $50 each additional day, $275 maximum per week
  • Portable Tanks: $50.00 per week (smaller size), $60 per week (larger size)

The Oxygen Guys

  • Single User: $150 for first night, $50 each additional night, $300 week rental

IV: If dehydration becomes a problem an IV could be the answer to your problem. For a solution that doesn’t require an emergency room, you can make an appointment at Vida-Flo. Vida-Flo is located on Main Street and offers IV bag treatments with free oxygen. For more information about Vida-Flo, click here. For a more serious case of dehydration, the closest emergency room is located at St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center in Frisco. While we hope this option is never needed, it is important to know that altitude sickness should be taken seriously.

ALTITUDE RELIEF MASSAGE: Book an appointment at Refresh Spa for an Altitude Relief Massage. This massage is designed to help you adjust to Summit County’s high elevation using Clear My Head products, which are created to specifically ease away sinus and headache pressure. Includes 30 minute concentration on reducing inflammation, fatigue and tension in the head, neck and shoulders; a 50 minute Swedish Massage, and oxygen inhalation throughout the massage.

BOOK HERE

Additional Oxygen Treatments

  • 30 minute Oxygen Inhalation – $35
  • 60 minute Oxygen Inhalation – $65
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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.

I can’t believe it’s been just over one year since we opened our newest resort. And now, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 has truly built its reputation as a “grand slam” for our many owners and guests who have had the pleasure of experiencing this unique resort.

Every time I walk around this property, I am reminded of the vision we had so many years ago when we introduced the first member of our resort family: Gold Point Resort. Guests now walking through the halls at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 are some of the happiest people in town – and I know why! It’s because there is no better location in Breckenridge — slopeside — to really experience the best that Breckenridge has going on in the winter. Once guests leave the ski lockers, it is just steps to the lift line. The deck seating has plenty of nooks for guests to settle into for picnics or just plain lounging, as well as arguably the best views back over Baldy Mountain and the Continental Divide.

Wherever you own with us, be sure to stop by and treat yourself to a meal at Grand Colorado’s restaurant, Robbie’s Tavern, named after my brother and former partner. It has become one of those types of restaurants where “they always know your name” and you, too, will feel right at home while dining at Robbie’s. In addition, be sure to carve some time out to enjoy the Infinity Spa — arguably one of the most luxuriously appointed spas in the area — and I have seen my fair share.

We are truly in the smile business, and we are committed to making every BGV vacation experience the best you’ve ever had. If you would like to explore ownership at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, call us at 866-423-6974 to set up a tour. I’d love to show you around and tell you what else is happening in the spring and in Building 3.

Mike Millisor
GrandVacations@BreckenridgeGrandVacations.com