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Winter Escape - 4 bedroom, Hot tub, large deck, close to skiing, shops & dining

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Blue River House Rental Photos and Description

Hot tub, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Kitchens, Stocked Pantry, 2 livingrooms

This spacious, open 2600 square foot home sits majestically in the midst of the Arapaho National Forest amongst the tall pines and the colorful aspens. This home features two living areas, one upstairs and one downstairs. The large open floor plan is perfect for family gatherings or multi-couple getaways. Our Arctic Spa hot tub is great for soaking and star gazing or watching the snowflakes fall while relaxing & soaking after a long day on the slopes or trails.

A full, modern kitchen upstairs features granite countertops, a gas range with a warming drawer & convection oven, a full well stocked walk-in pantry as well as plenty of pots, pans and accessories to make a full family meal. We have a Keurig coffee maker with a 'starter supply' of coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Feel free to bring along your favorite brew. WE also have a regular Mr. Coffee coffee pot for those that prefer a full pot. The downstairs kitchen features an electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave.

Keep everyone entertained with a flat panel TV in almost every bedroom and living area, complimentary broadband wireless, cable TV, a computer in the upstairs common area, and a Wii and a DVD player with plenty of movies for everyone to enjoy. We also have a wide variety of board games.

Curl up with one of our books in our comfortable sunroom.

A spacious, ground level two car garage is a perfect place to store all of that ski gear and it includes a boot and glove dryer to keep those ski boots toasty all night long. Feel free to park your car in the garage…it will accommodate most cars and SUVs.

Exterior doors on the home are equipped with electronic touch pads to facilitate easy access…no keys to handover or lose track of.

There is plenty of room to spread out in this home. Even if there are only two couples in your party, you can each have your own floor with a complete kitchen, laundry room and living room. The home is bright, open and features plenty of windows to allow you to experience beautiful mountain living.

The master bedroom features a king-sized memory foam bed. Two other bedrooms each feature a queen-sized memory foam beds. Each bed has high quality, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters as well as firm and soft pillows.

Give the kids their own space…our fourth bedroom features a bunkroom. One bunk bed with twin size bed on top, and full size bed on bottom and a separate twin bed can easily accommodate four. We also have a pack and play for your little ones. Along with a blow up air mattress if needed (queen size).

Our master bedroom has an en suite master bath that includes a very large two-person Jacuzzi jetted tub, separate water closet and a full closet. Each of the other bathrooms comes equipped with a toilet, tub and shower. Two water heaters provide plenty of hot water for all of those competing demands. Every shower has a Shampoo/Conditioner/Bath Gel dispenser... so no need to bring your own supplies.

A large 1,000 square foot outdoor, elevated deck adds to the ambiance of this mountain retreat. Sip your coffee, enjoy your favorite beverage, fire up the grill or simply sit and watch the wildlife in this outdoor space. Enjoy the Arctic Spa hot tub will accommodate 5-6 people.

Come and enjoy the beauty of this mountain retreat. We are pet friendly, family oriented and have worked hard to think of each and every detail to make your stay in the Breckenridge area special.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Samantha

Samantha grew up in a military (Navy) family moving from place to place... Married Mike, a military (Army) man... Yes, it made for some interesting conversations at family gatherings. Mike retired from the Army in 2007 and continues to work in the defense industry. Samantha is a Financial Advisor that works with Soldiers and their families. We love the outdoors and our dogs and horses. We live in Salado, Texas which is just North of Austin.

Samantha purchased this house in 2013

Why Samantha chose Breckenridge Area

We were invited up to the Breck area to ski with some friends that we were stationed with in Germany. We both fell in love with the area and were determined to find a place to 'escape' the Texas heat. Our search brought us to this wonderful home that is just a short distance from all the activities in Breckenridge... but still has that serene peaceful feeling of being in the country. Sitting up on the second story deck drinking a cup of coffee while watching the moose (yes, moose) wander around below is the ideal start to the day. Being minutes away from great hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing is a perk too. Having a dog friendly neighborhood was key for us too. Being able to jump in your car and drive less than 5 miles to great food, shopping and entertainment and skiing makes this the full package. It just doesn't get any better than this. If you love all things outdoors... this is the perfect place..

What makes this house unique

Two seperate kitchens, living areas and laundry facilities (one on each floor) makes this a great place for big families or many couples. Lots of space to spread out.

Flat panel TV's in bedrooms and living rooms. Quiet reading room upstairs so you can enjoy the sun and read a great book. Wii, DVD player and moves, games and puzzles in living areas for family fun time. Wifi throughout the house. Computer station upstairs just in case you forgot your computer. Variety of toys for all ages.

Outdoor playground right around the corner.

We have tried to think of everything to make your stay enjoyable and worry free to include all the bulky baby items such as a pack n play, highchair, booster chair, baby gates (for the stairs), plates, sippy cups, etc. we even tried to think of the four legged family members...water/food bowls, crates, toys and an endless supply of tennis balls.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at your Breckenridge home. Thank you. It was a perfect fit for us. Hopefully, you found the residence in good condition upon our departure.

Otherwise, nothing else we are aware of.
Jul 2014
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Winter Escape - 4 bedroom, Hot tub, large deck, close to skiing, shops & dining
average rating of 4.898305 based on 68 reviews
Leawood, KS

Beautiful home, Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay at this beautiful cabin. The location was perfect as we were just a quick drive South of Breckenridge. We enjoyed all the amenities offered at the property, and the ability to cook at home which saved our family of 5 lots of money from dining out every meal. The hot tub was a wonderful luxury. We had lots of space and enjoyed the movies and game in the house. Samantha was available for any of our needs and quickly responded to any questions or concerns throughout the booking process and our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad that you enjoyed the hot tub. I love that you can enjoy the stars or falling snow (depending on the time of year) while soaking in the tub. We periodically update the games at the house, so glad that your family enjoyed the ones there. Any suggestions on new ones would be appreciated. I enjoy eating out occasionally, but love to cook for the family too. We try very hard to keep some essentials in the pantry to make cooking a bit easier. Look forward to seeing your family again.
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Great House - Loved by Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there and had zero issues. Samantha was flexible on checkout time too, which with a couple of young ones made checkout day much easier. My only suggestion would be just a few more towels/washcloths. My only callout to would-be renters is that the house is located in an area with a number of other homes - if you're looking for seclusion this might not be your spot. Great amenities, lots of space, huge deck - I would recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback on the towels/washcloths. Our normal process is to leave one of each out for each guest and then a couple extras (just in case). We also provide two washers and dryers for our guests to use (along with fully supplying laundry soap/fabric softener) for any laundry that may need to be done during your vacation. As far as the location of the house. It is located in a cozy neighborhood set in the woods, You can see a the edge of a few houses in the photos. The map for the cabin shows that it is in a neighborhood. It is a great family and pet friendly neighborhood with fantastic hiking trails near by.
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Relaxing and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 stayed here for a week. We had 2 pets and they traveled with us. In the time we were there we never ran out of things to do. The house was beautiful and spacious. The open floor plan allowed us all to visit and play games and such with no one being left out. The 2 kitchens helped out as well being we had lots of food to prepare. I'd definitely go back. I highly recommend visiting Blue River and staying in this gorgeous house!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that everyone enjoyed their time at the cabin. We agree that the two kitchens make preparing for a big group easier. The big living rooms and the deck also are perfect for everyone to hang out. Can't wait to have you visit again. Fall in the mountains is breath taking so maybe you will be able to get back and escape the Texas heat one more time.
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to give many thanks to you for the use of your lovely home. The home was so well supplied with everything you could possible need and Samantha was so helpful with the booking process as well as providing information on the town of Breckenridge. The one thing we would like to comment on was how clean the house was and well cared for. The house is quite spacious enough for a large family and well stocked. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Again we cant thank Samantha enough for all of her help with booking the home she made it seem very easy with no stress or worries she was truly very professional.



  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed the cabin. Our goal is to make you feel like you are at home. We want your trip to be easy and uncomplicated. We hope to have you back again to enjoy the beautiful mountains and the serene atmosphere. You were a joy to work with too.
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Great, Well-kept House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house and highly recommend it. It is very well kept, clean and has all of the amenities you can think of for a vacation. The owner was very easy to contact for questions, both before and during our stay. The location is only a few minutes outside of Breckenridge, so perfect easy access to town and still has the getaway feel. The house itself is beautiful and has plenty of space. We were 2 families with children, and we all felt like we had more than enough space. We hope to visit again soon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind words. We love our cabin and love sharing it with others. The two separate living areas and the kitchenette downstairs really makes it super easy when you have multiple families. Also, the park around the corner is great for the little ones to play. Glad you had a great time. Can't wait to have you visit again.
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Amazing, felt like I was home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over presidents weekend and it was in a perfect location close to the slopes, the kids absolutely enjoyed the toys and games and the adults enjoyed the hot tub. The owners were very helpful the entire time. We would most definitely rent this house again as part of our annual trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in our home. We love that everyone enjoyed the games and movies. We try very hard to keep the games current for everyone's enjoyment. The hot tub is always a big hit. I think it is the joy of sitting on the deck and enjoying the beautiful mountain ski. We look forward to having you back in our home next year.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Miles
Downstairs at Eric's, Empire Burger
Nearest Golf
8.8 Miles
Breckenridge Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus Course)
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Fatty's, Empire Burger, Kenosha Steakhouse,
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, A Basin
Car: necessary

Goose Pasture Tarn is less then 2 miles from our house. Our home is 3.8 miles from downtown Breckenridge & the Breckenridge Ski Resort. You can ride a free shuttle to Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Araphao Basin resorts. Shuttle is located two streets away from our cabin. It is a very short walk..

Community playground with slides, swing sets, picnic tables for children in our neighborhood within walking distance from house.

Pennsylvania Gulch is a lesser known snowshoe south of the Breckenridge Ski Resort and is literally in our backyard so to speak. Great hiking or mountain biking trails for summer. Amazing snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.


Rates & Availability

Blue River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Snow 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Time 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $450
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.68%

Property is NON SMOKING inside and outside
Pets only on prior approval.
No more than 8 guests without prior approval.

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Blue River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , off of Master Bedroom. Double sinks, private water closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjacent to #2 bedroom & shared with upstairs living area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjacent to bedroom #3. Shared w/#4 bdrm & downstairs living
  • We provide shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and lotion in each bathroom. We also have hairdryer in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath w/two person jetted tub. Flat panel TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat Screen TV. Adjacent to full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , full bed (bottom bunk), twin (top) & another twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bathroom down hall way. Flat screen TV
  • All bedrooms have plenty of closet space for clothes. All bedrooms except bunk room have flat screen TV's
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Boot dryer in the house to dry out gloves, boots, etc. Security cameras are located on property. Located in Garage and entrances to cabin.

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