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.

I have lived in Breckenridge for over 30 years now, but I am still awed by my good fortune in landing in a place with such incredible scenic beauty and unlimited recreational opportunities.  It has been my privilege to be able to extend these blessings to the many BGV owners and guests by making it possible for you to have your own “home away from home” here.

For all these gifts, we must thank the White River National Forest, at 2.3 million acres it is one of the largest and most scenic sections of the National Forest System.  But with over 4 million user days per year, Mother Nature needs a hand in maintaining these resources for current and future generations of users.

The National Forest Foundation, established to protect and restore the National Forest System, established The Summit Fund to gather funds from visitors at local businesses for restoration projects on the White River National Forest.  About a year and a half ago, Breckenridge Grand Vacations joined other area resorts in contributing to this fund by adding one dollar per night for owner and guest stays.  Owners and guests have been given the opportunity to opt out of this additional charge at check-in, but the numbers have been coming in, and I am pleased to report that donations to NFF generated by this fee are clearly making a difference!

In the first half of 2015, you as BGV owners have contributed almost $12,000 to NFF’s Summit Fund.  That is a truly impressive expression on your part of the value in which you hold the natural resources that provide the setting for your own “grand vacations,” and certainly validates our decision to participate in this program to support our forests.

I am very grateful to each of you who has contributed to this fund, and I hope that for those who have not taken advantage of this chance in the past, it will demonstrate the power of just a few dollars added to the cost of a vacation to ensure the quality of many vacations to come.

Mike Millisor

Owners Only

Before we know it the cool crisp air, the changing leaves, and the smells of cinnamon and nutmeg will be taking over. Fall is just around the corner and serves as a beautiful reminder that our snow filled winter season is soon approaching.

Do you love unpacking sweaters and boots, filling the house with apple candles, or coming up to the mountains to watch the leaves change? For a chance to win a $25 gift card, what is your favorite part of fall in the mountains?

Congratulations to Keri Lewis for winning last month’s Owners Only photo contest. Take a look at some of the other great entries below!


Breckenridge Grand Vacations Online Registration

Here at Breckenridge Grand Vacations we are always working to create grand vacations for our guests and owners.  With this in mind our IT department has worked to create a more seamless check-in process so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation verse filling out paperwork.

We are excited to announce our new online reservation registration system!  The system connects with our on-property software and streamlines the check-in process.  Seven days prior to your next trip to Breckenridge please look for a confirmation email outlining the online registration process.  Here, you can make any necessary changes to your address, phone number, email, register your vehicle(s) and add any additional guests that may be joining you in paradise.

We look forward to making each future vacation more grand then the last and appreciate any feedback you are able to provide regarding this new process.

Owner Tip

Have questions about your ownership? We are here to help! Breckenridge Grand Vacations ownerships offer a variety of advantages and some will work better than others for you and your family. We understand that it can be difficult to explore all these options on your own, which is why we have a dedicated team of Senior Owner Support Specialists to assist you with any of your ownership questions. We offer in-person meetings Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to go over all aspects of your ownership at our Airport Road office in Breckenridge, Colorado. To schedule an in-person meeting call 877-453-4440 or email

Green Tip

Stories of water scarcity and drought are becoming more and more prevalent and related projections are increasingly severe.  But the good news is even the smallest amount that you and your family can save will make a difference!

One way to conserve water is while washing your hands, don’t let the water run while you’re scrubbing.  Once your hands are wet, turn off the tap while you scrub and back on only when you need it to rinse. This is a great and easy way to save lots of water.


Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Unit Sizes

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Sizes of units differ from property to property, but Grand Lodge on Peak 7 offers some of the largest units in the timeshare industry. The average size of timeshare units are:

  • 700 sq ft one bedroom
  • 1,160 sq ft a two bedroom
  • 1,590 sq ft three bedroom

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 units hit above the average size square footage:

  • 800 sq ft one bedroom
  • 1,200 sq ft two bedroom
  • 1,600 sq ft three bedroom

For more information on Grand Lodge on Peak 7 unit sizes and unit descriptions take a look at the short video below.