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Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Rocky Mt Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) - Gourmet Kitchen

In Ski jargon, 'Black Diamonds' are the toughest ski runs for experts only-- but you won't need to be an expert to enjoy this Rocky Mountain Luxury Alpine Lodge! At 10,500 feet, it is nestled in the heart of South Park. Western Frontier meets Elegance in this Gracious home.

You'll find the BDAL rivals fine European Ski Lodges and provides High End amenities without the crowded tourist feeling and high prices you will find only 17 miles away in Summit County and Breckenridge. Completely avoid the I-70 weekend & holiday traffic jams by taking US Highway 285 practically right to the house-- it is a breathtaking 1.5 hour drive from either Denver or Colorado Springs. Convenient to major highways in snowy weather, (this is VERY important!) the BDAL is beautifully tucked into pine and aspen forests with huge views.

No tired, "dark cabin" with shabby furniture and small beds here, but 5800 sq ft of Custom Built Luxury overlooking the amazing Continental Divide - huge views of Fourteeners right out your windows or from the private hot tub! Perfect for entertaining the Gourmet kitchen - with Nespresso, Keurig and Drip Coffee Machines, 4 large bedrooms (3 kings) and 3 large baths will easily accommodate 10. The Luxury Master Suite is an eye-popper-- see all the features below for it, there is a second king suite upstairs. The Vaulted Great Room with large log scissor-trusses and a stone-surround wood-burning stove create a Fabulous Resort Lodge experience. Plenty of wood available! Downstairs you'll find 2 more spacious bedrooms, one with a King Bed and the other with 2 sets of bunks (1 set memory foam full-size mattresses), and another large bath as well. The downstairs Great Room is a Great Entertainment area (Billiards, Foosball, Home Theater) to give you (and the kids!) room to spread out.

This 5 acre property has the remnants of a gold mine from the last century, the water there even has two schools of Rainbow Trout (just for looking--no fishing please--they are just getting established! There are several stocked fishing locations within 5 minutes' drive.) We've also cleared a Ski/Sledding run on the hillside behind the house! Sleds & helmets and snow shoes provided. Hands down one of the nicest rentals in South Park. You will find the BDAL to be an Elegant Retreat with a unique Rocky Mountain touch-- you'll want to come back again and again!

Things to do: ATVs are available to rent in the Fairplay area. You can also arrange horseback riding and white water rafting a short drive from the home. Biking is a big attraction in the summer. The Annual South Park Burro Race and street festival is very popular as well. In Feb each year, the Ice Sculptures in Breckenridge are truly spectacular.

NOTE: If you plan on skiing, please check out the discounted early season pass rates at which are only available from late Spring to Sept. An adult season pass runs around $500 with some black out dates but the current one day lift ticket is over $160. 4 days of skiing will pay for the pass and allow you to return to CO for more amazing skiing!

We will accept Paypal, checks, Echeck and you can book online through the VRBO website. Credit cards are welcome.

Keywords: Romantic, Custom, Luxury, Spa, Sauna, Hot tub, WiFi, Mountain Views, Breckenridge, hiking trails, biking, skiing, fly fishing,

More Details

Chuck Brininstool
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Why Chuck Brininstool chose South Central Colorado

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We enjoy the convenience of all the different kinds of mountain fun in our own front yard. While we are in the mountains, it only takes 2 mins to be on the hwy to Summit County. Your vehicle won't be stuck on a steep driveway during the snow months.

What makes this lodge unique

After a great day of skiing, skip the I-70 bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours to get home. We are in the middle of Fourteeners, gold medal fishing, biking, and hiking--God's country. Sledding Hill in backyard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Teresa, thank you so much for the use of your home. It is the most amazing, beautiful place I've ever stayed. You are truly lucky to own such a piece of paradise.
Sep 2012
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Alma Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 6 piece spa bath: jetted tub, sauna, dual head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite countertops, travertine tile tub surround
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower lvl, granite, extra sink/vanity in rec room
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) Master Bedroom has wonderful suite -sleigh bed, tempurpedic mattress, flat screen TV, gas kiva fireplace with remote control, huge dual-head travertine shower with body sprays, 6 person redwood sauna to warm up in after a hard day of skiing, large upscale spa tub in master bath with another flat screen TV. Downstairs, there is another large King Bedroom with a large picture window, forest views, and lots of natural light, 2nd King suite bedroom upstairs also has private full bath. Beautiful views of mountains and forests. Baby Cribs (2) portable cribs with soft linens. Also 2 high chairs for baby feeding. Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs, there is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 total beds, two doubles and two twins) and window with lots of natural light.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Master Bath has a sauna and flat screen TV in tub area. A spotting scope in the Great Room can find wildlife on the fourteeners. Both living areas are huge, large couches can be slept on. Game room has Home Theater, Pool table, Foosball table. Extra room with Bose surround sound and CD/Ipod connection system, with five large windows looking out on the Continental Divide, this is very large room, could easily accommodate kids who want to slumber party on the floor.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs
average rating of 4.9016395 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful vacation home - will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with top-notch amenities. We stayed mid-July with extended family and had a blast. Went into breckenridge several times, went fishing, made the 1 1/2 hr drive to pikes peak. The house is in a great location, really close to FairPlay for groceries and breakfast/lunch out if you don't feel like cooking and only about a 15-20 minute drive to breckenridge for a night out or shopping. The kids enjoyed all the summer activities on the ski slopes of breckenridge including kids rope course, slide, mini golf and zip lining to name a few. We were traveling with small kids so flew into Denver and rented a car. It was not a bad drive at all and very scenic. Would definitely recommend, especially for those trying to get a little reprieve from the summer heat like us! Weather was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We 're so glad that you loved the BDAL and its accessibility to local attractions. It's our little slice of Rocky Mt Heaven. Thank you for your care, we appreciate great guests like yourselves.
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Miami, Fl

Beautiful home, but dishonest owners

  • 2 of 5

When we saw this home, we thought it was gorgeous. Aside from it being on the outskirts of Breckenridge, this home is cozy, spacious and very welcoming. As soon as we saw it, we thought it was the perfect vacation home. I quickly emailed the owner & from the very beginning was questioned on our age range and whether we were fit to act appropriately and not act like crazy "millennials". Although I understand the owner's concerns, as this is their home and their right, the generalizations & grouping of people was quite concerning & confusing since I had been polite & offered additional information & details about our group (young professionals, mid 20's to late 30's & mostly family members).

The owner also mentioned & requested if we could arrive a day later due to other vacationers leaving earlier that same day, but as I mentioned to her our airline tickets had already been purchased... I suggested that we could arrive later in the afternoon so as to give them plenty of time to fix up the home. After sharing further personal information and filling out additional forms that requested birth dates for each individual, the owners sent the contract, without any further comments and/or feedback for my continued friendly responses & cooperation.

The day we arrived we were excited! While we began to put away our belongings in each room, we were surprised to find the house in fair conditions. We have stayed in various VRBO's before & this was the first time we saw dirty dishes, pots, pans, & utensils, crumbled goldfish crackers in the master room, & crumbs along the edges of the counter. We didn't make a fuss about it. We took out the vacuum, & washed the plates, utensils, pots & pans before & after utilizing them. We basically treated this house as if it were our own.

While we enjoyed our stay its upsetting to ONLY receive PARTIAL return of our security dep., due to the owner's claims that we left a soiled stove & it took their cleaning lady 45 mins to clean. I have never in my life heard of a kitchen being so soiled within a few days, that it takes that long to clean, ESPECIALLY after we cleaned it OURSELVES before leaving. I find it VERY DISHONEST & will make sure NOT to recommend this home due to the owners' attitude and treatment. Deducting from a security deposit for damaging property or for careless vacationers makes sense...deducting for a house in which the owners received it in cleaner conditions than in which they handed it over, DOES NOT!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our misgivings about renting our beautiful home to this group turned out to be accurate. We can only assume that all the "paraphernalia" trash we found explains their clouded assessment of what the condition of our home was in - both upon arriving and leaving. Would not recommend them as future renters unless you want to pay housekeeping to degrease the entire range and backsplash. I believe them entirely when she says they treated our home as their own - that's the problem.
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15 4

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Black Diamond Lodge served our group perfectly. The location is great, less than 2 hours from Denver. The home is very comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen is equipped for any level of cooking, the comfortable beds provided a good night's sleep for everyone, and the living room provides a great space to relax around a roaring fire. We had two toddlers in our group and BDL comes equipped with two high-chairs, two portable cribs, and toys! Overall, a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taylor, We're so glad that you enjoyed the BDAL. It was a pleasure having you as our guests - and thank you for taking care of our home. Please come again.
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2 1

Everything you could want to make a group comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very easy to work with leading up to our trip and made themselves available for any issues that would have come about (we had none).

Their home was wonderful, expansive, and you could tell, they paid attention to all the details.

We were a group of guy friends, on our first ski trip out west and a few of us agreed, we would like to come again with our group or even another trip with our families (if they would have us).

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your glowing review! Many thanks and come back soon.
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It is a terrific home, exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home. We had a total of 8 people ranging in age from 17 to 78 and it offered a lot of options for things to do. The kitchen and open area area extremely large and bright, and open into the well furnished family room. The master bedroom is very nice and the indoor whirlpool, sauna and two person shower are legit. We shot pool, used the outdoor grill, went snowshoeing and also sledded in the back two different times. The drive into Fairplay is very short and we spent a few hours in town shopping and having a beverage.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad when our guests are happy.Thank you for being the kind of guests that we love to invite back!
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Beautiful and spacious mountain home

  • 5 of 5

The BDAL was perfect for our stay. It is close to Breck and not far from Keystone for those who might want to ski. Having Alma and Fairplay close by as well is super convenient. The gourmet kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. We used it for every meal. The downstairs entertainment area was also a big hit for us with the pool table, foosball, and TV. Thank you so much to Teresa and Buck for allowing us to stay there and letting us enjoy there home!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome. It's refreshing to have guests who are considerate of our personal home.
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Denver International or Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
South Park Brewery - Great Microbrew in Fairplay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
South Park Brewery, South Park Saloon, Milonzi's
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Car: necessary

At an elevation of 10500, the house faces the Continental Divide, surrounded by gold medal fishing (South Park is 'The Fly Fishing Capital of the World'), biking & hiking trails. Breckenridge, with all its restaurants, nightlife, and shopping is a short 17 mi away. Private sledding hill in the backyard! Snow mobiling, dog sledding and ATV tours available nearby. We also have a gas fire pit and horseshoe pit set up.


Rates & Availability

Alma Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Daily Rate
Jan 9 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 9 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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