A Breckenridge Getaway: Insider Tips
Beaver Run Resort is one of the friendliest and laid-back resorts in the Rocky Mountains
There are some resorts where I feel truly at home, and Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center is one such place.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Beaver Run is one of Breckenridge’s most well-known and well-respected properties. It plays hosts to countless events and festivals, including the prestigious Big Beers Festival that takes place each winter.
When it was built, Beaver Run was ahead of its time, adding a conference center before mountain conferences became vogue (SummitDaily.com). Several years ago, I attended the Governor’s Tourism Conference at Beaver Run and can tell you from personal experience that it’s a great Colorado conference resort.
Photos courtesy Beaver Run Resort
Over the years, Beaver Run has been remodeled and additions have been made, but its main draw has always been and will always be its location at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 9. It has been a ski-in/ski-out property for longer than many of the ski resort’s employees have been alive.
Because of the resort’s on-mountain location, guests can utilize the free shuttle to access downtown Breckenridge. The ride takes about five minutes, and the shuttle arrives at the resort about every fifteen minutes. However, one need not leave the resort because it quite literally has everything you need for a perfect Colorado mountain vacation, including three restaurants, several bars, a market, a spa, multiple pools and hot tubs, an arcade, business center, exercise facilities and tennis courts.
Photos courtesy Beaver Run Resort
As an aside, I enjoy having a cocktail at Spencer’s Lounge next to Spencer’s Steaks & Spirits; we always run into the coolest bartenders there.
I have stayed in a variety of room styles at Beaver Run, from a hotel-style room to a two-bedroom, two-story condo with a large balcony. Many of the lodging accommodations here have been beautifully remodeled over the last several years.
On our most recent stay, we were in a Summit Suite in Building Four. Before these units were remodeled, they were the Colorado Suites. The Summit Suite is bright and airy and boasts a bedroom, large bathroom, dining area, living area and a full kitchen with everything needed for an extended stay.
The living room features a real wood-burning fireplace, something that’s a little unusual to find at a Colorado resort. There was even a stack of wood next to the fireplace for use during our weekend stay.
Summit Suite; Photos courtesy Beaver Run Resort
I’ve written about Beaver Run’s spa here in The Heidi Guide, and you can read about it here. If she’s still there, ask for Amber because she’s amazing.
Another insider tip about Beaver Run is that the Skywalk Market serves outstanding breakfast burritos. I’m a bit of a breakfast burrito connoisseur, and these grab-and-go burritos are delicious.
Also, do not forget a swimsuit when you’re packing for your Beaver Run Resort getaway. The main building’s hot tub area is sweet, featuring multiple hot tubs and a stunning pool.
Beaver Run Resort is, without a doubt, one of the friendliest and laid-back resorts in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a true complement to a town where no one puts on airs. Breckenridge is an authentic Colorado community where everyone is welcome, and that rings true of Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center as well.