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Vacation Rentals in Breckenridge, Colorado

Brian and Andrea Polizzi are in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado, searching for a large vacation rental to accommodate five couples for a three-week ski vacation. They'll tour three spacious and diverse properties near the slopes. Will the lure of luxury or economy work best for the group?
Breckenridge's rich history is full of gold finds and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts. Founded in 1859 by a small group of prospectors, the town's Gold Rush brought droves of settlers seeking their fortunes. Though not all found gold, each discovered the beauty of the Ten Mile Range and the bounty of the landscape.

Here are the rental properties that Brian and Andrea toured are in Breckenridge, Colorado. They are searching for a large house to rent that can accommodate five couples with a budget of $3,000 to $4,000 per couple.

Rental #1 - CHIL House: It's a new construction home that is 5,600 square feet. It has six bedrooms, vaulted ceilings and fine woodwork. And, it's very close to Peak 8 and has access to a shuttle service. The price is $27,500 for three weeks.

Rental #2 - Mountain Comfort Haus: It's a two-story Victorian home with four bedrooms and two and a half baths right in the heart of the downtown area. The price is $7,150 for three weeks.

Rental #3 - Swan River House: It's a five-bedroom log cabin four miles from town with fantastic views. The price is $13,500 for three weeks.

Breckenridge is known as a world-class ski and snowboard destination, and for good reason -- Breckenridge Ski Resort spans four peaks and more than 2,300 acres that include five terrain parks, two half-pipes, eight bowls and the highest chairlift in North America. Beyond the ski slopes, Breckenridge offers signature winter parties, distinctive shopping, an award-winning arts district and locally-made libations await. After all, Breck delivers on diversity.

For more information on visiting Breckenridge check out gobreck.com.

Some people suffer from headaches at high altitudes. They are usually brought on by dehydration. When you are headed to a high altitude destination you should drink extra water and avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours.

Keep in mind that the costs involved in air conditioning or heating a vacation rental can be sizable, so be sure to factor those into your budget if the owner has not already included them in the rent. You should also be aware of the landlord's policies regarding pets and subleasing.

One of the best ways to find a vacation rental is to ask friends for a recommendation. Realtors can be a great resource to find a rental, especially in a vacation destination town.

The properties in this episode were found through Summit Mountain Rentals. For more information visit summitrentals.com.

Segment 1
CHIL House for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
CHIL House for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
It's a new construction home that is 5,600 square feet. It has six bedrooms, vaulted ceilings and fine woodwork. And, it's very close to Peak 8 and has access to a shuttle service.
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Segment 2
Mountain Comfort Haus for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
Mountain Comfort Haus for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
It's a two-story Victorian home with four bedrooms and two and a half baths right in the heart of the downtown area.
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Segment 3
Swan River House for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
Swan River House for Rent in Breckenridge, Colorado
It's a five-bedroom log cabin four miles from town with fantastic views.
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Segment 4
Which Sweet Retreat in Breckenridge Did They Choose?
Which 'Sweet Retreat' in Breckenridge Did They Choose?
Brian and Andrea have seen three spectacular rental homes in the Rocky Mountains. Each has its advantage and disadvantage. Which house will they call their 'sweet retreat' Breckenridge, Colorado?
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Photos: Rental Properties in Breckenridge
Check out the photos of the properties Brian and Andrea Polizzi toured in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
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