Our family has owned this magical home for nearly 25 years. The locals call our home 'Forest Haus' because of its location and serene setting. We call it our 'Breckenridge Escape' because when we get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life it renews our spirit every time we visit. You can't overestimate the value of a great vacation. Our home is a 'difference maker' in that regard! I am sure you have heard the saying 'location; Location; LOCATION'!!
Our home offers family style luxury accommodations in a private setting on a 1 1/2 acre lot, with towering blue spruces surrounding the property line and the soothing sound of the wind whispering through the trees. The home is nestled in the White River National Forest with a natural Victorian setting outside and tongue and groove stained birchwood with vaulted, wood beam, family room ceiling inside to provide a comfortable, warm ambiance.
We are just a few minutes from the action in the heart of town (skiing, restaurants, shops, nite life) but a quick peaceful escape away when its time to enjoy privacy with family and friends back at Forest Haus.
Take our tour on this website and see why our mountain retreat can help make your visit a very special & meaningful vacation. You can also visit us at our personal website at www.breckenridgeescape.com
Enjoy A True Mountain Vacation Experience in Comfort! 'Forest Haus' offers all the conveniences of home, including a full kitchen, utensils, a 47 inch big screen 3D TV, Blue Ray DVD /3D, (bring your 3D glasses!) Sony Play Station 3, Stereo Tuner/CD player, iPod hookup, Wireless Internet, outdoor speakers, washer, dryer, coffee maker, and microwave to name but a few. The dining room is large with plenty of room for large families.
Enjoy the views out our door, and the comfort of our hot tub on the deck, sheltered by an open-air roof. The stars and Milky Way are vivid and spectacular in the evening sky from our home.
In the summer, hiking and biking trails are right out our front door. Or relax on the back yard deck, play some horse shoes, dine outside on our outdoor dining set beneath the pines, and listen to nature at play.
In the winter, use the cross country ski trail out our front door for some gorgeous views up and down the valley or let the kids sled down our hill (we have scooter sleds in our garage). The ski area is just a short five minute drive down the hill from our home and so are the town activities.
A Vacation on YOUR TERMS... There are a lot of vacation choices available to you. There are not many that offer the kind of vacation experience that our Forest Haus offers.
Vacations are precious and good ones are priceless. You are going to spend a good deal of hard earned money to have a good vacation with family and friends. For me, there is nothing worse than saving your way to a bad vacation. We have tried to make Forest Haus a great value for our guests!
Our home is not cheap...but it is not expensive either. We are somewhere in the middle of the pack. What Forest Haus offers is the optimal blend of true privacy and good proximity. Have fun downtown when you want to, but then take the short five minute ride back to the house and not worry about 'noisey' and /or 'nosey' neighbors.
You don't have to share our hot tub with anyone accept those that have joined you on your vacation. You don't have to sit in a hot tub and shake hands with 'bubba and the boys' sitting in another tub on the deck right next to yours! Does this sound a bit 'tongue in cheek'? Yes, ...probably...but it is a lot closer to the truth than you might think!! Not many homes offer the kind of privacy that Forest Haus does. Many are built so close together, you can reach out and touch your neighbor.
Check Out Our Story...: Experience nature close up. The starscape at 10,500 feet is incredible and like no view you have ever seen! Sitting in the hot tub and looking up at the stars and the vivid Milky Way is breathtaking!! Our home provides your visit with real privacy; quiet setting in the forest; close proximity to the action; a vacation on 'your terms'...It is all covered in our story about Forest Haus. Just Google us at Breckenridgeescape and learn more. Leave us your telephone number and we will call an introduce ourselves to you. We are friendly and want to share our treasure with great, respectful, fun loving people like you.
Our Goal: To provide you with a vacation experience unmatched in Summit County.
The Budraitis Family
I am just like you...I work hard and try to do the right things that help make the slice of the world I live in a better place to be. Forest Haus is my home in the mountains that I like to escape to whenever I get the chance. It is a home I want to share with others that want to have a special vacation. I care about Forest Haus being the kind of home for you to enjoy as much as I do for myself.
I grew up on the east coast, went to college in the midwest and found my way to Colorado in 1986.
While I call Denver my home, I spend a lot of time in San Diego. My wife lives there! We get to commute between two great cities! It's great fun...and... when she gets tired of me, she just sends me back to Denver! The picture is of Joannie and I. She is the love of my life.
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I bought this property in 1988. I looked at many homes in several ski areas along the I-70 corridor. For me, I was looking for a place that offered an escape from the pressure of my everyday life. It needed to feel right in my gut and in my head. During my search, I found plenty of homes that were nice, but they felt just like being in my own neighborhood in Denver. They were close together and they didn't feel like they were in the mountains. I was looking for something that felt like an 'escape'. I visited Forest Haus several times before buying in 1988. It needed a little bit of elbow grease to shine it up, but the feeling I got and the setting of the home just ignited my soul. So after NOT being able to negotiate a better price, I decided that what I felt in my soul at Forest Haus was priceless.
I love the proximity to town and the ease of hiding back in the forest when it is time to leave the bang and glitter behind.
Tops on my list of reasons is PRIVACY because I don’t want the “uncontrollables” interfering with my time and enjoyment. I like the freedom of having land and trees all around me. I don’t want to be able to reach out my window and shake my neighbor’s hand. I can do that when I go back to Denver!
When I pull up in the driveway of Forest Haus and open my car doors, all the air from my Denver world is sucked out and I am breathing a different dimension of life. If you are looking for a place that will relax you, yet be convenient to the 'action' of downtown Breckenridge, Forest Haus is ideal. It lets you have a vacation on your own terms and offers peace, tranquility and privacy.
To me, the feeling of having neighbors 2 acres away with lots of trees in between offers one's spirit more room to breathe and feel free. Forest Haus feels like more of an escape to the Rocky Mountains and an ultimate way to create special memories with those we love.
There is only so much of shopping, restaurants and resort nightlife that I can endure. While I do love it, it is far better to leave it behind when I am done with being a tourist and focus more on my family, guests and myself.
Your life batteries will get a full charge at Forest Haus!
There is something magical about the setting...large towering spruce trees, home nestled, wind whispering through the trees, man and nature together, tranquil...quite zen like.
I hope that you will feel the same magic in your heart, mind and soul that I do each time I come to visit Forest Haus.