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Parking in Breckenridge

Planning on driving up to Breckenridge soon? Don’t forget to plan ahead for in-town parking. With the new parking system implemented last winter, there are a few tips and tricks that can help make your parking experience more enjoyable.

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Green Tip

Ah, to see green again! Trees, gardens and lawns are coming alive quickly. That means, of course, a bit of work for us in caring for those precious living things, including that unending lawn mowing. To green up that process as well, consider mowing this year with an old-fashioned push mower instead of a gas-powered mower. If you don’t have huge territories to cut, today’s push mowers are virtually as convenient as gas mowers. They are much lighter-weight and easier to handle than the ones you used as a kid, and they don’t produce pollutants or greenhouse gases.

Gold Point Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Wow, what an incredible winter season we had at Gold Point. The month of April had a mix of warm weather and great snowfalls. We received several large storms, which provided some excellent end-of-season skiing.

We have recently started spring blocks. In addition to the normal deep cleans and preventative maintenance that occurs during blocks, we will also be working on the following projects:

  • New fireplace inserts and tile surround in Buildings 1, 2 and 3.
  • Interior unit painting in Buildings 4 and 6.
  • New bulk amenity dispensers in each bathroom. The new amenity dispensers will replace the smaller, less environmentally friendly soaps and shampoos currently used in the rooms. In addition to being a green initiative, the new dispensers will also result in cost savings to the Association.
  • New paint for the interior hallway trim in Gold Point I.

The Breckenridge Spring Dining Passports are here! The Dining Passport offers several discounted restaurant experiences throughout the town of Breckenridge from April 16 through June 7, 2018. The passports are available for $10 at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Stay Grand!

Grand regards,
Lindsay Reinwand

General Manager, Gold Point Resort

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

The Grand Luxxe is part of the Interval International (II) network.

Andy, Interval International Support Department Manager in Owner Relations, recently took a vacation to Mexico and stayed at the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta. After Andy returned, we sat down with him to find out more about the resort and the adventures he went on.

What was your first impression upon entering the Grand Luxxe?

I was immediately impressed. The lobby had high ceilings, and there were numerous chandeliers that dimmed the area and really just invited you in— it was a great way to kick off my week in a relaxing way. Furthermore, the architecture presented the resort in a luxurious modern Mexican décor. In addition, there is free shuttle service to and from the airport, which was extremely nice.

What size room did you book? Can you tell me about it?

We were booked into a two-bedroom unit, and it was massive. Right out of the gate, we noticed a massage room, where you could order a private masseuse (that was really neat). We had a full gourmet kitchen and several king-size beds. In total, I would say that the unit could have slept 8–10 people. But the pinnacle of this two-bedroom unit was the balcony. The balcony had an ocean-river view and across the balcony were several lounge chairs with a lounge bed and—get this—a plunge pool! It was a cold plunge pool, and I can’t tell you how nice it was to dip into on a hot day… very refreshing.

How was the customer service?

By far, hands down, definitely one of the best customer service experiences I’ve ever witnessed. From the moment we walked in to the time we walked out, we were treated exceptionally well. There was the “fun squad,” looking to see if they could start activities, for instance, a volleyball game. There were servicemen walking around offering cold towels on silver platters and people willing to clean your sunglasses. One of my favorite things were these carts that traveled around the property with bartenders hand-making margaritas. These carts also offered some really tasty flavored popsicles. Finally, a concierge agent on every floor was there on the pulse, ready to reserve anything from fishing trips and tequila tours to tee-times and restaurants. In fact, we went out a few times—and you would think Mexico would mostly have Mexican eateries, but you had the world to choose from: French, Italian, grilled Americana—it was all very delicious, without being overpriced.

What was it like walking around the resort?

Every day had its own entertainment theme, and each night the resort presented live music on the beach. Also, the aquatic facilities were well-made. Between the 11 pools (some family-friendly and others adult-only), there was always a place to swim or nap in a cabana. Something I thought was neat were these small library-type areas to pick out a book or two.

Did you mostly kick back or did you explore the area?

We did a tad bit of that. We took a fishing trip, which was great for the kids. But the fish happened to not be biting much that afternoon. I also went out on a catamaran excursion. But honestly, we stayed on the resort a ton; it was just so hard to leave because it was so comfortable.

Is there anything else that you want to tell our owners?

Thanks, and yes! I was thoroughly impressed with the technical features behind the resort: you can download its app that would inform you of the daily activities and ongoing drink and food specials, and even had GPS location services that would tell you your location and the walking distance to other areas around the property—that last one was is probably my favorite aspect of the Grand Luxxe just because the resort is quite large and that was a very useful tool. I really think our owners would love to stay at the Grand Luxxe.

Well, Andy, that certainly sounded like a blast. Thank you for your time today.

Thank you.

Six Must Try Margaritas

Is there a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a delicious margarita? Make your way down to Main Street and try one of these six amazing margaritas!

Breckenridge Dining Passport

Updated April 16, 2018

Every spring and fall the Breckenridge Restaurant Association(BRA) works with local restaurants to create some great dining deals and help support a local cause.

The Dining Passport is valid from April 16 – June 7, 2018 and can be purchased for $10 at any participating restaurant or the Breckenridge Welcome Center. One passport is valid for two people and can not be paired with any other discounts.

See the participants below:

Après Handcrafted Libations: May 3- June 7 | $10 Passport Beer Flight or $10 Moscow Mule.

Bangkok Happy Bowl: Sunday- Thursday, 5 p.m.- close | $8 classic sushi rolls or free appetizer with purchase of 2 Thai dinners.

BOLD Restaurant and Bar: April 16 – May 13 and May 18 – June 7 | 2 for 1 dinner entrees.

Breckenridge Brewery: 2 for 1 entrees, sandwiches, brewhouse favorites, burgers or salads with purchase a full-priced appetizer. Not to be combined with any other offers. Dine-In Only.

Briar Rose Chophouse: April 16-April 28: Featured entree for $25
May 15 – June 7: 2-for-1 entrées with the purchase of a bottle of wine or an appetizer or a dessert.

The Canteen:  Free Queso Fundido with the purchase of two meals.

Carboy Winery: 3-course wine pairing dinner for $29 per person.

CB & Potts: Buy one entrée, receive $10 off the second entrée.

Coffee Depot: April 16 – April 29 and May 7 – June 7 | 10% off all items.

Cool River Coffee House: Buy one get one half-price for breakfast or lunch.

Crêpes a la Cart: Get a free water or can of soda with purchase of a crêpe.

Crepes a la Cart Kitchen: April 16 – May 17: buy one savory crape, get a sweet crepe 50% off. May 18 – June 7: 20% off crepe with purchase of a beverage.

Downstairs at Eric’s: Kids Eat Free….with the purchase of one adult entrée per kid’s entrée. Some restrictions apply.

Fatty’s Pizzeria: May 13 – June 7 | Sunday- Thursday, 4-10 p.m. only: 2 for 1 entrées. Dine-in only. Pizza, Appetizers and Clam Bakes are excluded.

Giampietro:  3-course menu for $29 per person. Specially selected wine-pairing list also available.

Gold Pan: Sunday – Thursday | 25% off your entire tab.

The Hangar: Order any sandwich, get the second half-off. 25% off all pizzas. $5 shots of Breck Bourbon.

Hearthstone Restaurant: April 16 – April 21 and May 10 – June 7 |Monday- Wednesday: 2 for 1 entrées. Thursday- Sunday:  3-Course dinner for $40 per person.

Kenosha: 2 for 1 beers (32 oz craft beers, Coors Light) 2 for 1 entrees (steaks, bbq platters, fish and lobster)

La Francaise Bakery:  2 for 1 sandwiches, omelets and crêpes.

Legends: May 11 – June 7 | Sunday – Thursday: $26 per person for 2 course menu (w/ purchase of beverage) or 20% off steaks.

LoLo Juice: Get two free energy balls with purchase of a juice or smoothie.

Luigi’s Sports Bar and Pizzeria: April 16 – April 29 and May 16 – June 7 | 2 for 1 pizza pies (dine-in only).

Mi Casa:  April 16 – May 4 and May 24 – June 7 | Sunday- Wednesday: 2 for 1 entrées and Thursday – Saturday: $40 per couple Date Night Menu – 3-Course dinner for 2 (after 3:30)

Michael’s Italian Restaurant:  May 10 – June 7 | 2 for 1 dinner entrées.

Motherloaded Tavern:  April 16 – April 22 and May 18 – June 7 | 2 for 1’s 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. every day with the passport. Gratuity may be included on total before discount. DINE- IN ONLY.

Mountain Flying Fish: May 29 – June 7 | 30 % off all rolls. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Ollie’s Pub and Grub: April 16 – April 22 and April 26 – June 7 | $20 choose any two food items Monday- Thursday, open to close. Excludes large wing order. Certain other items excluded. Does not include sales tax. Dine-in only.

Pho Real: Choice of: (1) Banh Mi, Vermicelli Bowl, Rice Bowl or Small Pho and 2 crispy spring rolls for $10

Relish: April 16 – April 28 and May 25 – June 7 | 2 Courses for $33 per person.

Robbie’s TavernFree order of pretzel knots with purchase of two alcoholic beverages.

Seven’s Restaurant: April 16 – April 22 and April 27 – June 7 | 10% off entire bill

Lost Cajun: free order of beignets with any purchase.

Tiki Mana Island Grill: Sunday – Thursday | 2 for 1 entrees.

Traverse: 2 for 1 Entrées with purchase of an appetizer or dessert. Certain exclusions may apply, may not be combined with any other offers. 20 percent gratuity added to all discounted checks.

Twist:  April 16 – April 28 and May 25 – June 7 | 2 courses for $27 per person.

For more information about the  Dining Passport go here.