Getaway to Breckenridge, Colorado

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Your guide to Breckenridge, Colorado’s, year around attractions, shopping, restaurants and cozy-to-elegant inns

Breckenridge was a mining center in the 19th century. It’s been reborn as a premier year around mountain resort town with plenty of historic old west flavor to balance the contemporary conveniences.

Best things to see and do

You don’t expect to find people making premium wines in resort towns, but it’s a way to live where other people come to play.

Barton Creek Cellarsis a small winery near Breckenridge with a tasting room close to the shores of Lake Dillon (on the way to Breckenridge). It markets its wines under the Barton Creek Cellars and Breckenridge Winery labels. Wines produced include Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is open to visitors May through September by appointment.

Nordic Sleigh Ride, 970-453-2005. The rides include dinner and a show at a simulated 1860’s mining camp. Fun for all ages.

Country Boy Mine, 0542 French Gulch Rd., offers guided hard hat mountain mine tours. Lots of original 1800’s mining equipment in place for your examination.

Breckenridge Golf Club, 200 Club House Dr., 970-4539104, is the only municipal golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Blue River Anglers, 209 N Main St., 888-453-9171, is Summit County’s premier fly fishing shop. Guide services are available.

Nordic Ski Center, 1200 Ski Hill Rd., 970-463-6855, provide 32Km of trails through a spruce forest and open meadows.

Specialty shopping highlights
When the weather turns bad and outdoor activities pale, there’s always the adventure of shopping. Breckenridge makes it worthwhile. Shopping in a small town is not only fun, but easy. Everything is within walking distance. Check it out at Breckenridge Shopping

Best places for dinner
After you’ve skied, hiked, biked, shopped, toured, fished or whatever, you’re hungry. Following are most of the best dinner houses in Breckenridge.

Remember. It’s a good idea to make reservations for the best places to have dinner, whatever the season. Notice that there is something for every taste, mood and budget. Check it out at Dining Out in Breckenridge

Best places to stay
Breckenridge bed and breakfast inns are as diverse as its restaurants, shops and scenery. Whatever your getaway mood, from modern rustic to country to historic Victorian, you’ll find a match at Breckenridge Lodging