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View from the Bottom

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

We know you love Breckenridge.  It’s hard to imagine a better vacation spot in Colorado – and Colorado has a lot of great vacation spots.  But we know that there are many other wonderful places around the country and the world to explore.  Which highlights another great benefit of vacation ownership – the ability to exchange your week through Interval International for time in one of those other exciting destinations.

We also know, however, that the exchange process can be a bit confusing.  From the start, a number of questions arise:  For how many days and in what season can I get the best value?  What is the best resort in that locale for my family’s needs?  How far ahead must I plan my vacation?  And while Interval International does provide its own telephone staff to assist with the booking process, they are not equipped to walk you through the many details that go into planning a vacation tailored just for you.

As part of our commitment to creating grand vacations for our owners, many years ago we established an internal Interval International Support Team to assist our owners in booking exchange stays, thus becoming one of only a handful of resorts in the industry to offer this kind of owner assistance.

This team of eight Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees knows Interval International and the exchange process inside and out, and have all the tools and connections to find you the perfect fit in that exotic destination.  Many of them have done extensive travel of their own, and they can even help you decide which destination is a good fit for the kinds of activities you enjoy.

Even if you’re not sure if, when or where you want to try your first or fifteenth exchange, give our I.I. Support Team a call at 877-453-4440 and let a true exchange professional help you plan your next out-of-state or out-of-country getaway!

Mike Millisor
GreatVacations@BreckenridgeGrandVacations.com

 

Owners Only

Summer’s just around the corner and we want to hear what your favorite activities are!  Do you love to hike steep mountains, ride tight trails or fish the Blue River? Share a picture and a caption of a treasured Breckenridge summer memory for a chance to win 100 Reward Dollars!

To Enter:

  • Email Brittany at bklaassen@Breckgv.com your best picture and caption or post your picture and caption on the Grand Lodge, Grand Timber, or Gold Point Facebook page.
  • Within 24 hours your picture and caption will be added to the voting page. All pictures with a minimum of 5 votes will be entered into a drawing for 100 Reward Dollars.
  • Reward Dollars can be used towards exhilarating summer activities or lodging reservations! For a full list of what Rewards Dollars can be used for click here.

 

Take a look at other owners favorite 2014-15 Ski Season memories! Congratulations to Roberta Caciari for winning 50 Reward Dollars. This will be added to your owner account.

“I don’t have a picture but it was night time. We were sitting in the hot tub, snow falling and a fox with a long gorgeous tail went strolling right past us. We just watched quietly from the water. Amazing!” – Carmen Darlene

“Skiing on my husband’s birthday and loving it!!! It never gets old. smile emoticon” – Tami Lambie

“Soaking in the outdoor hot tub and watching the skiers going up and down the ski runs… what a wonderful day with my wife…” – John Billecci

“Sitting in the hot tub outside GL7, watching my husband and son coming down the slopes…heaven!!” – Roberta Caciari

“Skiing with my oldest two boys!” – Kimberly Mowat

“When we were skiing down Sawmill and my son flies by me screaming…”that’s what I’m talking about!” It was his 3rd day ever skiing! But already he’s asking to come back to Breck!” – Karen Webster

“Hot tubs!!!” – Dawn Matthews

“Skiing on the first day of the year!” – Ben O’Neal

“Spring skiing at Grand Lodge on Peak 7!” – Brain Love

“My son and I went skiing with another mom and her daughter. After a couple of runs, my son and the other mom went to the black runs. He was so happy to ‘hit the fun stuff’” – Sheila Miller

“First day of vacation, middle, end! Always a Breckenridge Grand Vacation!!” – Belinda Bebo

“First day of vacation, middle, end! Always a Breckenridge Grand Vacation!!” – Belinda Bebo

“My best ski memory ever was taking that first run with my four year old grandson! Pricelesssmile emoticon.” – Michele Lee

“My best ski memory ever was taking that first run with my four year old grandson! Pricelesssmile emoticon.” – Michele Lee

“Family Trips always feel like home at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.” – Dave Moore

“Family Trips always feel like home at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.” – Dave Moore

Kristen Clay

“First Mama/Son boarding trip as new owners!” – Kristen Clay

“This Florida girl went to her happy place in January (Breck and GLP7). My toes went from sand to snow!” – Maureen Powell

“This Florida girl went to her happy place in January (Breck and GLP7). My toes went from sand to snow!” – Maureen Powell

“Girlfriends' Spring Break 2015” – Launa Chavez

“Girlfriends’ Spring Break 2015” – Launa Chavez

Tess Ames

Tess Ames

“4pm and last ones on lift ... the mountain was ours!” – Jennifer Rexroat

“4pm and last ones on lift … the mountain was ours!” – Jennifer Rexroat

“Our first week at Breck where we skied as a family! And the cherry on top...the 6 & 8 year old (and their momma) made it down Imperial Bowl!” – Elizabeth O’Hara

“Our first week at Breck where we skied as a family! And the cherry on top…the 6 & 8 year old (and their momma) made it down Imperial Bowl!” – Elizabeth O’Hara

 “It's always a blast at The Grand - we love it” - Pinki Floiwers

“It’s always a blast at The Grand – we love it” – Pinki Floiwers

“Love this place inside and out” - Maryann Bowles

“Love this place inside and out” – Maryann Bowles

“Adults weekend in Breck!” – Lyndsey Hertz

“Adults weekend in Breck!” – Lyndsey Hertz

“Fight snow with snow!!” – Jodie Lee

“Fight snow with snow!!” – Jodie Lee

“Thanksgiving week with my two sons, daughter-in-law and my two grandsons!!!!” – Monica Bishop

“Thanksgiving week with my two sons, daughter-in-law and my two grandsons!!!!” – Monica Bishop

“Being able to bring my brother and his family up with mine!” – Bob Wood

“Being able to bring my brother and his family up with mine!” – Bob Wood

“First time at Grand Timber Lodge. Won't be the last. One of my favorite post ski memories.” – Aimee Golen

“First time at Grand Timber Lodge. Won’t be the last. One of my favorite post ski memories.” – Aimee Golen

Church Rascal

Church Rascal

“Enjoyed another vacation with my wife.” – Brandon Wilson

“Enjoyed another vacation with my wife.” – Brandon Wilson

“It was the afternoon of my first day of ski lessons and I'm pretty sure I broke the palma-lift on the beginners slope, had to ski down the entire way! Needless to say - it was quite an amusing sight. I think I went about 2mph as little kids blew right on past me. I swear I didn't break it - it just happened to stop working the moment I got off. smile emoticon I survived and spent the rest of the week with our son and grandson. Great memories!” – Leslie Gunning-Scofield

“It was the afternoon of my first day of ski lessons and I’m pretty sure I broke the palma-lift on the beginners slope, had to ski down the entire way! Needless to say – it was quite an amusing sight. I think I went about 2mph as little kids blew right on past me. I swear I didn’t break it – it just happened to stop working the moment I got off. smile emoticon I survived and spent the rest of the week with our son and grandson. Great memories!” – Leslie Gunning-Scofield

“Spring skiing and laying out by the hot tubs all in the same day!” – Lori McLean

“Spring skiing and laying out by the hot tubs all in the same day!” – Lori McLean

“My birthday weekend with my son and his best friend. Last ski season with him before he is off to college.” - Lori McLean

“My birthday weekend with my son and his best friend. Last ski season with him before he is off to college.” – Lori McLean

and riding (6 consecutive times) the new Gold Runner Alpine Coaster on Peak 8!!! Can't wait to be back in July for summer activities!!!” – Melody Johnson

“I actually have two….skiing for the first time in 6 years on my two new teflon-and-titanium knees… – Melody Johnson

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Matthew Campanella

Matthew Campanella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Spring Break this year.” – Kara Edwards

“Spring Break this year.” – Kara Edwards birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“3rd ski week as owners - first dog sled adventure. Loved it!” – Debbie Kelleher

“3rd ski week as owners – first dog sled adventure. Loved it!” – Debbie Kelleher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I actually have two....skiing for the first time in 6 years on my two new teflon-and-titanium knees...  – Melody Johnson

and riding (6 consecutive times) the new Gold Runner Alpine Coaster on Peak 8!!! Can’t wait to be back in July for summer activities!!!” – Melody Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Spring Horseback Riding at the Platte Ranch

Platte_FIWhen the calendar turns to May, thoughts of hitting the slopes at the Breckenridge Ski Area are a fading memory. And while some summer activities like white water rafting, golf, and mountain biking are dependent on the whims of Mother Nature horseback riding is not! Early spring is the perfect time for riding with the wranglers at the Platte Ranch Riding Stables!

Situated forty-five minutes away, just outside the historic town of Fairplay, the Platte Ranch is the only horse operation in the area that operates year-round.  Plus, it’s not a nose-to-tail ride, which means you will have more space to enjoy the spectacular Colorado scenery.  The 8,000+ acre ranch offers expansive mountain views spanning the Mosquito Range to Pikes Peak and features varying terrain including aspen grove forests and a serene river.

The ranch specializes in small groups catering to a maximum of eight riders and all riding abilities. Youngsters four to six can even ride double with a grown-up! Peaceful and private, the Platte Ranch allows riders to explore at their own pace.

Throughout May the Platte Ranch will be offering a daily two-hour ride at 11 a.m. Twenty-four hour notice is needed for all reservations and all rides are subject to weather conditions. Call or visit the Activities Desk to book your next ride!

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Owner Tip

There are a variety of ways to accrue Reward Dollars in your owner account. Some of these include, taking update tours, having friends take tours, participating in the Owners Only Monthly Giveaways, and our social media contests. But do you know all the ways that you can use Reward Dollars?

While it is commonly known that Reward Dollars can be applied to your HOAs and used towards reservations there are many other great uses for them!

  • Use them at Refresh Spa or Soothe Spa*
  • Use them at the Lodgepole or Sevens*
  • Use them toward an on or off property activity booked through our Activities Department*
  • Use them for Interval International Exchanges
  • Use them at the Grand Essentials or the Lodgepole General store*
  • Use them for the DVD Now movie rentals*
  • Use them towards Points Stay or Partial Stay fees

Pay attention to the contests, take your upgrade tours and treat yourself to free pampering and adventurous activities!

*Please note that these options are only available while staying on property.

HOA Notice

When mailing in your HOA or mortgage payment please remember to include the account number with your payment.  The account number is important to ensure that your payment is applied to the correct account.

Grand Timber Lodge Activities Calendar

Activities Calendar for the week of  May 1, 2015 – May 10, 2015. For more information about resort activities or to RSVP please contact the Grand Timber Lodge Activities Department at ActivitiesGTL@grandtimber.com or 970-547-3610.

May1-10Activities

 

 

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