5 Reasons You Should Invest in a Breckenridge Vacation Home

5 Reasons You Should Invest in a Breckenridge Vacation Home

  • Maureen Lathrop
  • 10/16/22

Thinking about purchasing a vacation home is exciting regardless of the location. However, determining where you want to have a vacation home directly impacts the experience you’ll have each time you visit, in addition to the return you may one day receive on your home should you choose to sell. As any knowledgeable Breckenridge real estate agent will tell you, Breckenridge checks every box and has plenty to offer each time you visit. Here are five reasons why you should choose Breckenridge as the optimal location for your vacation home.

1. You’ll be able to hit the trail anytime you want

Colorado is known for its breathtaking mountain views and serene hiking trails. In Breckenridge, you’ll find several of the best hikes in the entire state of Colorado. These trails range in terms of difficulty, so don’t let a lack of hiking experience discourage you from shopping for Breckenridge homes. You can get your feet wet on Sawmill Reservoir, a 1.3-mile long loop with only 236 feet of elevation gain. Although this trail isn’t the longest or most difficult in the area, you’ll still enjoy beautiful lake views along the way. Other new hikers find that Illinois Creek Low Trail is an excellent path to begin with. The one-mile loop is stroller-friendly in certain sections, and is a popular trail for local walkers and bird watchers.

If you’re looking for a harder hike, Sallie Barber Mine Trail stretches 8.4 miles long and gains 2,100 feet of elevation along the way. Many people will backpack or camp through this trail, stopping along the way to birdwatch or take in the natural beauty. Skiers prefer Mayflower Lake, a 7.9 mile out-and-back hike that is often populated by snowshoers and cross-country skiers.

2. You can expect a solid return on your investment

Home prices are rising significantly in the Breckenridge area, which speaks to a lack of supply along with the area’s strong desirability. Your upfront cost will be significant, but there’s reason to believe that home prices will continue to rise in the area, even while some experts predict a slight decline or recession coming to the nationwide market in the near future. Mountain living will always be a popular choice, and as any Breckenridge real estate agent will tell you, there will always be people searching for homes.

Furthermore, there will always be people who want to plan Breckenridge vacations. If you’re not planning to live in the home full-time, you can rent it out during the times when you’ll be staying elsewhere. This can provide a passive stream of income and can help you offset the initial cost of what you’ll invest to take ownership of the home. Many people often find that running a rental property comes with its share of tax breaks as well.

3. You’ll always eat well

Most people become so focused on Breckenridge’s outdoor activities that they neglect to notice that Breckenridge also has a thriving restaurant and brewery scene. You can find everything from American casual to Mexican and Italian restaurants when you venture into town, in addition to several tasty breakfast stops. Locals rave about Ollie’s Pub & Grub and Legend’s Steak and Italian. If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll want to plan a visit to Breckenridge Brewery or Broken Compass Brewing to sample limited-time offerings or enjoy a flight. As for breakfast options, these are plentiful and satisfying, with several options worth trying at least once.

4. It’s easy to get around

While Breckenridge is fairly close to large cities like Denver and Boulder, it’s also far enough removed from more densely populated areas that you won’t have to worry about getting caught in traffic. Traffic may be worse during peak ski season, but as a general rule, the city is fairly easy to navigate. I-70 cuts through Breckenridge and provides convenient access to Denver. If you would rather not drive, there is an excellent public transportation system in the area. You can use Breck Free Ride to travel for free anywhere inside Breckenridge city limits, while Main Street Trolley will take you from place to place inside downtown Breckenridge while educating you on the history of the area.

5. Breckenridge experiences all four seasons beautifully

The area’s natural beauty is astonishing and lasts all year long. While winters do reach freezing, with temperatures as low as 13 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be warmed by the gorgeous mountain vistas — not to mention the skiing and snowboarding you can do! In the summer, Breckenridge is a pleasant escape from hot climates like those in Texas, with average temperatures in the 70s and a refreshing lack of humidity. Make sure to bring layers and rain gear, though, as the weather can be unpredictable!

Although it does get exceptionally cold, the temperatures rarely drop below 0 and almost never go above 75, making this a pleasant place to experience all four seasons, from the new growth of spring to the snow-capped mountain vistas of winter.

Work with a Breckenridge real estate agent to find your dream vacation home

As you can see, Breckenridge is a premier community with plenty to offer both full-time and part-time residents. Once you visit the area, you’ll have a better understanding of why it’s a popular choice for both short-term vacations as well as long-term property investments. If you become convinced that it’s time for you to start shopping for Breckenridge homes, you’ll want to partner with a knowledgeable and experienced Breckenridge real estate agent who can walk you through the homebuying process. For many reasons, Maureen Lathrop and Joe Alvine at Colorado Mountain Living are the best people for the task. Maureen and Joe love the mountain lifestyle and are committed to helping each client they work with find their ideal Breckenridge property. Whether you’re interested in a vacation home or a primary residence, they would love to partner with you in your search.


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