Betty’s Trail is located 3/4 miles up French Gulch on the north side of the road. This .9 mile singletrack trail climbs through multiple switchback and then descends back to French Gulch. If you continue east, you make your way across a paved road to Gold Run Road.

This trail is also pet friendly and great for a short hike with a furry friend.

Every wonder about the small details with Breckenridge Grand Vacations properties? Take a look at some of the fun facts about each property!


  1. Sunscreen and ChapStick. You are now at 9,600 feet and your skin will feel it. Show your skin love and protect it from the sun, wind and dry weather. If you want to truly pamper your skin, book a facial or body treatment at Soothe or Refresh Spa!
  2. A camera. It’s a mountain vacation and as we all know the mountains are beautiful! Make sure to also bring your battery charger. There is nothing worse than having a dead camera with you.
  3. Hiking boots. With the ample amount of trails located around Breckenridge you will want to have some boots with you. Do take time to break those in before your first venture out the door. Wear them around the house, walking the dog, or to work; whatever it take to break them in.
  4. Water bottle. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The worst thing that can happen is getting altitude sick on your first day of vacation. It is hard to undo the damage, but much easier to prevent it. Even if you aren’t thirsty drink water and then drink more water.
  5. Layers. Mountain weather is not to be predicted. In the span of 30 minutes it can go from sunny and blue skies to cloudy and a wind storm. The second the sun goes away so does the warmth. It’s best to take after the boy scouts and always be prepared. Have that fleece or jacket with you ready to use at a moment’s notice.
  6. Sunglasses. When the sun is out it is bright! Make sure to protect those eyes while enjoying a hike or having a happy hour drink on a patio.
  7. Athletic Apparel. With the wide range of activities available you will most likely be moving at some point. Whether you are paddle boarding, hiking, rafting or power walking to the next shop on Main Street a breathable shirt will be your friend.
  8. Rain coat. It rain in the mountains. Sometimes a lot. Pretty much every afternoon. Don’t let an afternoon shower ruin your vacation. Pack your rain coats, ponchos, and umbrellas.
  9. Swimsuit. These are perfect for any Dillon Lake activities, rafting, hot tubbing, or swimming. If you happen to forget one, we suggest making a stop by Main Street to buy yourself your first souvenir of the trip.
  10. A good attitude. Vacations are fun, but they can also have their fair share of mishaps. Mountain life is about embracing the bad, enjoying the good and remembering the great!

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

“Company culture” has become something of a buzz word in the business world.  It refers to the “personality” of a company, and specifically, what it feels like from an employee’s perspective to work there.

When this concept came to our attention a few years ago, we instituted a practice of asking every employee in our company to write and submit a brief essay articulating their experience of the company culture of Breckenridge Grand Vacations.  This exercise serves as a sort of milestone as each employee reaches the completion of her or her first year of employment.

What has become clear as the employee essays roll in is that the company’s culture is not defined by the company owners – Mike Dudick, my brother Rob and myself – or even by the executive team.  The culture of BGV, the tone of the work environment, the support and cooperation among co-workers, the high standards of service they work to maintain, and the deep sense of family, are now owned by all.  They are a part of each executive, manager, supervisor and employee.  And happily, their perceptions did in fact match up with what we have always aspired to create.

As I read through the essays, though, it also dawned on me that it is through becoming part of the BGV team rather than through our formal training programs that the reality of the culture of family and of service is passed on to new employees and from them to new members of our vacation ownership family.  They learn it from the day-to-day interaction with their co-workers; they absorb it from the environment.

 That might make executives of some companies nervous, feeling that they may have lost “control” of the orientation of new employees and of the evolving company culture.  On the contrary, I couldn’t be happier.  The fact that our employees can so clearly voice the sense of family that they have experienced here and the commitment to excellent service they are a part of, and more, that new employees feel drawn into that culture from their first day, tells me that we have done something right.  It tells me that everyone, from top down and bottom up, knows that they have a seat on the bus, and that they know that even if they aren’t driving – and don’t even want to drive – the bus, they know that it is important that their seat is filled, and that it is filled by them.

Family is who we have aspired to be, and family is what we have become.  It is also clear from the essays that our employees really do feel that you, our owners, are part of the family.  That is no small part of what keeps them working for BGV, looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to Breckenridge.  It is also what makes me proudest of all we have accomplished.

Mike Millisor


man_tee_mtns-2823998770-Ogolf1This weekend Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees and owners will be dusting off their clubs, perfecting their backswing, and hoping for an eagle in the name of charity. With two different tournaments and two different charities it will be a weekend to be remembered. The 2015 Breckenridge Grand Vacations 28th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Breckenridge Golf Club on June 5 & 6 and will benefit the Summit Foundation. After a day of rest, the clubs will come back out for the 13th Annual Christel House Open International Charity Gold Tournament in support of the Christel House and driving out poverty.

Both charities embody the Breckenridge Grand Vacations spirit of treating everyone like family and taking the personal responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.

  • The Summit Foundation fosters a sense of community in Summit County by supporting organizations that focus on health, community service, art and culture, sports and recreation, and environmental stewardship. In 2014 the Summit Foundation distributed grants to 94 local non-profits, awarded 99 high school graduates with scholarships for secondary school, and much more. Some of the non-profits supported by these grants were Flight for Life, Advocates to Victims of Assault, Summit Cancer Support Group, Summit County Senior Citizens, Summit Habitat for Humanity, and Summit County Mountain Mentors. To learn more about the Summit Foundation go here.
  • The Christel House transforms the lives of children worldwide. With K-12 education, medical care and character development, they aim to break the cycle of poverty by creating self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Currently Christel House has seven locations where children are gaining education and making a difference in their community. To learn more about the Christel House and how you can get involved go here.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is thrilled to be involved with such tremendous organizations and encourages you to learn more about both of these charities or find a local charity to get involved with. A little effort on your end can have a large impact in the lives of others.

GTL_CofEGrand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is thrilled to announce that Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. This award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Jason Bretz, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 General Manager. “The greatest seal of approval is to be recognized by one’s customers.  With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.  This is a GRAND accomplishment!”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”