5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 14. Outdoor Hot Tub. Private & Tranquil.
About Ben Budraitis
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.
Ben Budraitis purchased this House in 1988
Why Ben Budraitis chose Baldy Mountain
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!
What makes this House unique
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. Enjoy!
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Easy access to both Breckenridge and the national forest trails
Easily handled 4 couples and some singles. Within walking distance to national forest trailhead. We rarely got back into the car after arriving.
A wonderful getaway outside of town
We absolutely loved the house! It was comfortable and secluded, and our three kids loved being able to go outside and just explore. Ben was beyond helpful and available, and we would absolutely stay here again.
So close to trails!
This house is right next to great biking and hiking! Last house on the road before it turns to gravel. Owner was very friendly and easy to work with! I highly recommend for any family r group!
Great location and comfortable stay
This home was located by several hiking trails yet close to Breckenridge downtown. We enjoyed Baker's Tank, Aspen Alley and Black Powder Pass (the first 2 trailheads are just a short walk from the front door of the cabin). The cabin has a good layout and was comfortable for our family of 6 (all adults). We had everything we needed in the kitchen (appliances, dishes, pots, pans, and even some spices). We did purchase charcoal and lighter fluid and use the charcoal grill a couple times too. We saw the fox several times and a young moose once. As described, the cabin isn't "luxury" and could probably use a few updates, but it worked well for us for the week. The price was reasonable and communication with the owner was great.
July 4th Holiday Stay
Location is a ways out of town, but not too far and it’s remoteness made it nice for the holiday week. We did have furnace issues, but the owner arranged for it to be promptly repaired.
Whacky weather! Who would think that a heater would be needed in July and that it would snow on the first day of summer! It happened! LOL.
We are glad you enjoyed the privacy and convenience of our home. A six minute drive down Baldy Mountain to town is a good balance of being close enough yet far enough.
The house was great! Beautiful location and close to town and hiking. Hot tub was perfect after a long day of hiking. We had a large group and the house provided everything we needed. I hope to go back again.
Our home is nestled in the White River National Forest on 1 1/2 acres near the historic trail of Boreas Pass and looks across at the Breckenridge ski area, Peaks 9 and 10. It is less than a 5 minute drive down to Breckenridge Main Street, from our vacation home, where you can have fun with all kinds of activities. Out our front door you can cross country ski in the winter and go sledding on our hill in the back yard. In the summer you can hike/mountain bike the historic trail head by our house. You can shop, dine, enjoy festivals and dance to live music; ski, snowmobile, sleigh ride and ice skate for your winter sport; raft, sail, play golf, hike, horseback ride or do down-hill summer activities at Peak 8 (alpine slide) for your summer activities. There is much more to do and a lot to explore on your own! But the best part is that you can enjoy all of these activities on your terms...because when you are finished with your activities, the peaceful and serene setting of our vacation home lets you relax, enjoy and share the memories of your day without any interferences!
Other Activities: 4 x 4, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice skating,
Golf: There are several great courses to choose from in Summit County. Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Dillon/Silverthorne all have tremendous courses to play. All courses are 10 - 25 minute driving distances from Breckenridge.
Ski: From our home, you can see the upper portions Peaks 9 and 10 as a back drop to the towering pines that surround our property. It is a quick 5 minute drive down the hill from our home to the Peak 9 ski area and the middle of town. Our home is located 700 vertical feet directly above the town of Breckenridge on the east side of Main Street. You look across at the ski area which is on the west side of Main Street. Ask us for more details to help make your visit the best possible!