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Romantic Willoughby Cottage for 2 on Main Street, Steps to Gondola/Ski i

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Willoughby Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 +2 children)


This charming cottage (built in 1891) is in the heart of historic Breckenridge. The ideal getaway for a couple, in the very best location at 303 North Main Street.

Catch the GONDOLA to Peak 8 (only a 2 MIN WALK from the Cottage) or step right out onto Main street for all the towns shops, restaurants and events. With the 'Skyway Skiway' ski all the way back to the parking lot behind the cottage, leaves a 4 min walk.

The free SHUTTLE is right next to the Gondola, choose to go to Peak 8, Peak 9 or anywhere else in Summit County.

Relax on the porch or in the indoor oversized JACUZZI tub, cuddle up by the fireplace after a day on the mountains...our Cottage will make for the perfect getaway.

The Willoughby Cottage features a GAS FIREPLACE and a FLAT SCREEN TV in front of the QUEEN BED, a large indoor Jacuzzi tub, oversized shower, his and her sink, a Full Sleeper Couch for kids, dining table and WIFI .

The kitchenette is equipped with a small fridge, 2 electric burners, small oven, toaster, microwave, coffee machine, tea kettle, dishes and cookware for all smaller cooking needs.

PRIVATE PARKING PLACE right by the entrance.

Locals favorite breakfast place Daylight Donuts (full breakfast) & the well known Blue River Bistro for the best Martinis and great food are right next door!

An outdoor HOT TUB is available only IF our next door Williams House is vacant. (Can only be confirmed a few days out)

Important: NO Phone and NO washer/dryer available at the Cottage.

The Willoughby Cottage dates back to 1891 when grocer R.F.Willoughby had it built. His son Ralph Willoughby and his bride Maude spent their first months of marriage in this small frame house. At the time, the honeymoon suite was a remodeled horse stable that occupied a spot on the property owned by the groom’s parents at 322 South Main Street.

When the newlyweds moved out in 1903, Ralph’s father put the cottage up for lease. The newspaper ad read, “FOR RENT. CABIN WITH OR WITHOUT BACHING OUTFIT. INQUIRE OF R. W. WILLOUGHBY.”

The lovely cottage was moved to the current location in 1990 and restored as a romantic cabin. The Cottage is featured on the Breckenridge historical walking tour.

In the summer, use the bike/walking trail that goes from Breckenridge to the town of Frisco. Minutes to 'City Market' for groceries and the Town of Breckenridge’s Recreation Center with its full weight room, rock climbing wall, indoor pool, indoor hot tub, out door hot tub, indoor running track, indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

Make our cottage yours, and enjoy all Breckenridge has to offer.

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Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
  • (1) Pack & Play Crib available on request at no charge
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Best Location for ski access & restaurants/shops all around


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Romantic Willoughby Cottage for 2 on Main Street, Steps to Gondola/Ski i
average rating of 4.84375 based on 33 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect! It makes you feel happy just stepping into it. The 2-person jacuzzi tub is a delight and so is the extra large shower. The bedding was wonderful and we really appreciated the ceiling fan as it was warm while we were there. The kitchen area is very small but you won't need it.

There are SO many wonderful restaurants, bars, shops and friendly locals. A waitress at Fattys (pizza...very good) suggested some sights to see and she did not steer us wrong. We also loved the Motherload Bar! If you want some very nice pictures of Colorado then visit the store Colorado Scenes.

Be sure and visit some towns/areas close to Breckenridge. Frisco was really nice (try a Cinnamon Roll at The Log Cabin), Georgetown was also a sweet town (ride the steam was great!). And visiting Rocky Mountain National park is a must!

We will definitely stay at the cottage again! We loved the convenience of parking being so close....right at our back door. But, if you just want to stay in Breckenridge...everything you need is in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charlene for your lovely review. You are welcome back anytime! Thijs.
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Sweetest little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage! My boyfriend and I (and our 2 dogs) stayed here in January, and my mom and I returned in February to stay. The cabin is adorable, the location is perfect and the owners and management are super-helpful and accommodating. Since we always bring the 4-legged friends with us, we have a SUV at our disposal, but for those arriving via airplane you absolutely will NOT need a car if you stay at the cottage. As others have noted, the cottage couldn't be more conveniently located: walking distance to the gondola and literally right down the block from every amazing restaurant in Breck. The cabin literally shares a driveway with one of our favorite restaurants -- Blue River Bistro. (Great happy hour for those of you so inclined.) I love to cook, and at first I was worried that the small kitchen would be a drawback, but we found that utilizing the grill on the front porch was a fabulous way to "enlarge" the little kitchen. (And provided a fun way to interact with the hungry folks in line at Blue River Bistro!)

Overall: great cottage, lovely owners and management, perfect location and 4-legged-friendly!! What more can you ask for?

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aimee.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my boyfriend and I. Overall the place was very clean and neat. The best part about this place was the location. It is literally within walking distance of anything on Main Street. The only complaint I have is that the key that was left for us for the front door didn't work. Whenever we wanted to leave we had to go through the back door and the snow was not cleared off the back way into the cottage. The kitchen is smaller, very tiny fridge. But that wasn't a huge deal because we went out for meals anyway. The bed was comfortable and clean, the shower was large and clean as well. Overall this place was great and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karissa, Thanks for your kind comment. I will take care of making the back door key work for both locks..Indeed unpractical. The snow shovelling is done every morning by Lauro. In some cases it is not possible to keep the back deck clear when we have lots of snow during the day. Good to hear you had a good time up there. Thanks Thijs
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Perfect Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

First time in Breck and the location was prime. Easy walk to the gondola, shops, restaurants, ski rental and bars. Host was responsive and very helpful. Snow was shoveled from the steps and walkway daily. Would recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage.The location is great with it being right on Main Street. Everything is within walking distance. The Owners and Property Manager are very helpful and easy to deal with. The cottage is charming and very clean. It was fully equipped with everything we needed for our get away. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen! You are welcome back anytime.
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Monument, CO

One of the best in Breck

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage. We absolutely love this place and there is nothing else like it in Breck. The location is perfect and the cottage has all the amenities you need. The cottage is from 1891 I believe so sure, some things seem older but it is very clean and comfortable.... Especially for somewhere that allows pets. It just has that warm mountain feel to it. You are also right on Main Street and steps away from everything, which is very nice. If you are looking for a romantic get away or just some time away in this beautiful town, there is no other place I would rather stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this very nice review! Don't tell too many people; it's Breck's little secret. Thijs.
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Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice)

In our 40ties, happily married, three kids and still enjoying moving around in this big beautiful world.. Currently living in Playa de Carmen (Mexico)

Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice) purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Thijs H. Aaftink (Tice) chose Historic District

It was just too lovely and unique not to buy when the opportunity arose and it is right next door to our larger Williams House just behind the Gondola

What makes this cottage unique

Best location in town & stand alone historic little cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If we had the pleasure to have you stay at our Willoughby Cottage, please take a moment to enter a comment after you get home. We and any future guest will love to read it.

Tice & Cristina - Owners
Aug 2005
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Peak 8 Base Area and Summer Fun Park
Breckenridge Golf Course
Blue River Bistro
South Ridge Seafood Grill
BreckConnect Gondola
Four O'Clock Ski Run
Daylight Donuts
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company -- CLOSED
Mountain Flying Fish
Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Breckenridge Golf
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Gondola/Peak 8/Four O'clock Run
Nearest Point of Interest
Gondola Shuttles
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Daylight Donuts
Nearest Point of Interest
End of Skyway-Skiway
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.28%

Rates are FLEXIBLE; please inquire for correct quotes; depending on length of stay; dates; last minute & nr. of guests

We ask for $100 payment at time of booking by credit card (non refundable); unless you stay ("last minute") within 45 days, full payment will be due.
We ask for the balance to be paid by check 45 days prior to arrival. Payment by credit card of this balance is no problem but the CC fees of 3% would be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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