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LARGE home 5 mins from downtown. Wifi, Pool table, pets

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 in beds)

My father built this spacious custom home 40 years ago (when spiral staircases and shag carpet were all the rage!) with the intention of it being the heart of many extended family vacations.....and it has been! This completely furnished and well-equipped cabin will sleep 8 comfortably in beds. There is also a deluxe queen-sized air bed. Built as a self-contained retreat for families, the large rec room in the basement boasts a pool table, ping pong table card table and darts available. We still have the shag carpet, but new furniture, appliances and other important ammenities.

Our home is the best of both worlds: being close enough to town (2 miles) to enjoy all the shopping and culinary options, while still being far enough away to enjoy the luxury of a huge backyard and the view of nature and wildlife! We are on a well maintained and traveled road which is less than a mile from convenient parking and a free ski shuttle bus.

Set on the side of the mountain, the large deck looks out on our forested acreage complete with a beaver dam and views of Peak 7. In the summer the yard boasts abundant wildflowers and a great view of the beavers working in our pond! Last winter a family of Moose were spotted right outside the back door.

New linens, goose down comforters and pillows on all beds make for a restful night's sleep before a busy day exploring beautiful downtown Breckenridge or skiing the summit! (The master bedroom has a queen size Select Comfort mattress.) Just minutes from world-class gondolas, the mountain awaits your arrival!

Keywords: Spacious. family, comfortable, pet friendly, beautiful, scenery, close, large home, wildlife, peak 7, several acres, pool table, fireplace, goose down comforters,

More Details

RJ Half
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About RJ Half

I am a college professor, my husband designs amusement park rides. This cabin was built by my father and remains my very favorite place in the world!

We have no children, but show Belgian Sheepdogs and Havanese. We love to travel but Breckenridge is our favorite place to be. It is a magical place where we both feel very much at home!

RJ Half purchased this cabin in 1975

Why RJ Half chose Breckenridge Area

We used to live in Western Kansas and we found ourselves vacationing in the Rocky Mountains every chance we got. We kept coming back to Breckenridge and decided to try to find a lot and build a home. As luck would have it some very good friends of ours had just built a home and told us the lot next door was for sale. We bought it and began building. Literally.....WE....began building. My dad was a builder....a really GOOD one.... and our family built this home with our own hands. It's not the fanciest home on the mountain, but I bet it is the best built!

What makes this cabin unique

We have quite a bit of land behind our home as the lot is pie shaped with the small point facing the road. In the summer you can hike around the yard and visit the beaver of my favorite things to do. Or, you can just sit on the deck and wait patiently to see moose, bear, deer, fox, or the illusive beavers.


Breckenridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have a shower; 2 Bathrooms have a stand alone shower, 1 bathroom has a tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Select Comfort Sleep Number bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Loft
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the master and another queen bed in the downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) There are 2 double beds in the loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a deluxe queen size air bed downstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

LARGE home 5 mins from downtown. Wifi, Pool table, pets
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

House size and location was perfect for our family stay

  • 4 of 5

A great homebase for the many winter activities. Having different levels to the house gave folks the opportunity to have their own nook. Location was close yet far enough to town to avoid traffic. A bit outdated but had all the comforts of a clean lived-in home.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent fall getaway ... after summer, before ski

  • 5 of 5

It's easy to get caught up in our busy lives, and taking a break from it all in this rustic and well loved cabin was exactly what we needed to revive our souls. We needed to bring our 5 month old puppy with us on this escape, and he had a blast in the woods and by the pond. Brisk mornings perfect for a fire with our coffee, and the afternoons warmed up to the upper 70s. We longed for nothing in this cabin. Cozy quilts. Cozy bed. Kitchen with everything you need. Very well maintained and clean. We loved the avocado green shag carpet from the 70s and hope they never replace it! The distance to town was simply perfect. Highly recommend this rental. And we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha Ha. I'm glad you enjoyed our "retro" shag carpet:) As many times as we have been tempted to replace it, we stop because it is still in perfect shape! They just don't make carpet like that anymore! We are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay and that our home was comfortable and clean. Also thrilled that your dog enjoyed the acreage behind our cabin! We could ask for no more than to know you had a fabulous get-away. Come back to visit soon!!
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Highlands Ranch, CO

Quick getaway, this was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I was very surprised when we walked in! We knew it was a dog friendly VRBO and expected tale/tail signs. This place was very clean and everything we wanted. It even snowed on 9/22 so we took advantage of the wood burning fireplace! Alexis is a joy to work with and we plan on returning the next chance we get.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! This is our family home and we treat it as such. Every guest who walks in our door should have the same experience that we do when we visit:) We have been very fortunate over the years to have had great renters! My dad built this home to be enjoyed by families and he would be very pleased to add your name to the growing list of people who have had the opportunity to enjoy the home that he built. Come back any time!
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trophy club

2nd time for over a month each time, for us a 2nd home, we enjoy and love really all aspects of home

  • 5 of 5

They have upgraded since last there 2 years ago, which we appreciated, same great location. Great neighbors. Summer we prefer. Fast responses from owners, just good folk. Ready to stay 6 months next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, you guys! We are so glad that you like the upgrades since your last stay and hope there will be a couple more before your next visit;-) Nothing makes us happier than sharing our home with people who love it as much as we do!
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Wichita, Kansas, USA

Breck Review

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, spent the Thanksgiving holiday in this cozy and inviting getaway. Plenty of closet space and everything was clean and neat. While the view off the back deck exposed mountainous terrain and wildlife, the short drive to the slopes, restaurants and quaint shops was only minutes away. We look forward to staying here for a summer vacation in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owners of this cabin make you feel just like family. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Six days of total relaxation! Breckenridge is a beautiful place to stay. The view from the living room and back deck was breathtaking! Surrounded by trees and a beautiful pond. What could be better. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breckenridge Distillery
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Rates & Availability

Breckenridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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