White Water Rafting - There is a multitude of rafting companies offering everything from half to full day, class 1 (think floating gently down the river) to class 5 (think daredevils only need apply!), along different stretches of several rivers in various areas of Colorado. Although there are several fliers in the concierge wall in the entrance of the Inn we do recommend researching the rafting companies and tours available through www.summitactivities.com as this company independently verifies the safety performance of the rafting outfits.
Horseback Riding - Breckenridge Stables is the local company for trail rides through the forest. They are located on Peak 9; follow the sign just before the Beaver Run parking lot. The tours leave hourly in peak season and we would recommend reserving in advance during the busiest times. Please note that the rides depart whatever the weather so be prepared as they will charge in full for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. A credit card is required for reservations with the amount to be paid in cash. Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. Tel: (970) 453-4438.
Breckenridge Fun Park - Located on Peak 8 offers various rides including the alpine slide, climbing wall, zip line etc. Please note that the fun park will close during thunderstorms so go early to ensure you get to enjoy all the rides. You can ride the gondola or take the bus up to the Fun Park.
Fishing - There are many locations to enjoy the fishing in Summit County, including the Blue River in Breckenridge. Mountain Angler located at 311 S. Main Street will be able to assist you with all of your needs including supplies and lessons. Tel: (970) 453-4665.
Golf - The Jack Niklaus designed 27 hole golf course in Breckenridge is a public course and also offers a grass driving range and practice greens for putting. Drive north on Highway 9 (towards Frisco), turning right on Tiger Run Road at the light.
Breckenridge Recreation Center - The Recreation Center is located at 880 Airport Road and offers fitness classes as well as the indoor facilities listed below. Tel: (970) 453-1734 www.townofbreckenridge.com.
Indoor facilities include: 2 Tennis Courts, Racquetball/Wally ball Court, Gymnasium, 2 Rock Climbing/Bouldering Walls, Free Weights Room, 25-yard, 4-lane Lap Swimming Pool with hydraulic lift, Leisure Pool with Water Slide, Vortex, Steam Room, Hot Tub and Sauna, Running Track, 2 Fitness Studios, Circuit Weight Area and Cardiovascular Equipment
The Recreation Center offers day passes, 6-day punch passes and 1 day visitor passes as well as a discounted entrance fee for those just wishing to use the showers. So if you plan on skiing on your last day after checking out of the Inn and wish to shower before travelling home this is the place to go.
Yoga - MetaYoga Center, 118 South Ridge Street, Breckenridge. Tel: (970) 547-YOGA. www.metayogastudios.com.
Ice Skating - The rink is located at the south end of French Street on Boreas Pass Road. Tel: (970) 547-9974 for more information as there are dedicated public skating hours.
Chair Lifts/Gondolas - Many ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Vail operate chairlifts or gondolas for scenic rides during the summer months. You can either go hiking at the top of the mountain or just go for lunch at the mountain top restaurant (in Vail or Keystone). Please remember that the lifts will take you above tree line so we would recommend leaving early to enjoy the views as storms usually move in to the mountains in the afternoon. Check for opening dates, operating times and prices: www.breckenridge.com, www.keystoneresort.com, www.vail.com
Country Boy Mines - This is popular with both young and old alike as the tour of the mine incorporates both the history of the mining era along with the fun of panning for gold. http://countryboymines.com
Old mining ruins can also be reached within short hikes in this area.
Shopping - The shops are situated for the most part along Main Street. Opening and closing hours vary depending upon the season and the store. They are generally open between 9am and 7pm.
For the serious shoppers the outlet malls in Silverthorne are a dream!
Spas - For the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence nothing beats a spa! There are certainly plenty of spas to choose from in Breckenridge.
Harmony Health Massage & Wellness Spa located at 326 South Main Street is our favorite all around spa offering massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing, homeopathy and oxygen therapies. Tel: (970) 453-2257. www.harmonyhealthmassage.com
Museums - The Barney Ford House, located on the corner of Ridge and Main, is the former residence of the escaped slave who became not only a prosperous businessman but also black civil rights leader.
The Edwin Carter Museum, 111 N. Ridge Street, houses various specimens from the naturist’s collection who sought to catalogue Colorado’s wildlife before the devastating effects of mining wiped them out. His collections form the basis for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The City Hall on Lincoln Street has items on display from the 100 year old time capsule opened during Breckenridge’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations during the summer of 2009.
The Arts District of Breckenridge is a multi-facility campus of studios, galleries, performance space which host workshops, exhibits and artists-in-residence. http://www.breckcreate.org/
National Repertory Orchestra - The NRO moved to Breckenridge in 1993. Based at the Riverwalk Center it is an intensive fellowship which helps young musicians realize orchestral music careers. The performance schedule can be found at: www.nromusic.com
Breckenridge Music Festival - Musicians from symphony orchestras across the nation gather to present a 5 week Summer Festival Orchestral Series of orchestral concerts and chamber music performances. www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com
Theater - The Backstage Theater is our local theater company, located at 309 South Ridge Street. They offer a wide variety of dramas and comedies. The most up-to-date program can be found online at: www.backstagetheater.org or on their notice board. Tel: (970) 453-0199.
Farmers Markets -Breckenridge: Sundays 9am - 2pm at Main Street Station Plaza. Dillon: Fridays 9am - 2pm at Buffalo Street (by Town Park). Silverthorne: Tuesdays 9am - 2pm at the Pavillion Vail: Sundays 10am - 3:30pm on Meadow Drive in Vail Village.