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Luxury Lodge on the Blue River **We Buy Lift Tickets/Free Nights **

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, Bunk House, Game Room

***Free Lift Tickets This Winter 2017-2018 ***Inquire For Details***

Luxury Lodge Tucked Between Blue River & Mountain Views – A Haven for Families

Once our family decided to buy in Breckenridge, we hit the ground running. We searched for two years to find the perfect year-round lodge close to town but immersed in nature.

A couple of places came close; most just didn’t have everything we were looking for.

Eventually, after a heated family debate, we decided our best option was not to buy our dream lodge after all, but build it.

And so Cold Water Creek Lodge was born – a 5-bedroom family-friendly lodge just 5 miles from Breckenridge.

Building our ideal place gave us (and our guests!) two BIG benefits.


Cold Water Creek Lodge sits on 13 acres of riverfront property caught between stunning views of the Quandary Peak out the front door, and Red Mountain and the Blue River out the back door. Wildlife sightings – elk, beaver, moose, deer – are common. You’ll forget you’re only 5 miles from town.

Here, you can fall asleep to the rush of water over rocks, and wake to morning coffee with a view of the mountain and deer grazing along the riverbank.

You can step out the back door and be ten feet from fly fishing in the river’s cold and pristine waters. Out front door, and you’re in prime hiking territory with Summit County’s best trail – the McCullough Gulch Trail – winding through the property.

We installed a hot-tub and 2 fire-pit areas (April-November) for your family’s own private après-ski and full enjoyment of the magnificent scenery through all four seasons.

In winter, seven world-class resorts are within an hour drive. Even better, WE PROVIDE TWO LIFT TICKETS A DAY as part of your stay. (Inquire for more info.)

Warm your ski boots in our boot warmer for toasty toes.

And after you return from the slopes, defrost in the 8-person hot tub with views of snow-capped Quandary Peak. Or duck inside and enjoy the heat from the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the Great Room.

In fall, the whole scene bursts into yellow as the aspens play out their autumn drama. Light a crackling fire at the fire-pit, gather around the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the crisp Colorado air.

In spring and summer, the mountains present endless activities and deep green vistas.


Building also meant we could design the house, from the ground up, to be ideal for families. We love hosting multi generational family reunions or multiple families traveling together.

Kids and dogs find plenty of space to run around, and the private and paved road with few cars keeps them safe (and also means quick, traffic-free trips into town.)

We provide pack-n-play and a high chair, too.

We even gave kids their own section of the house, called the Bunkhouse, with a game room where they can decamp together for video games on the LCD flat-screen with Nintendo Wii, movies on Netflix, or a game of air hockey. Add a few mugs of hot chocolate and you’ll have some happy kids.

The attached bunk room with three bunk beds provide a summer camp setting for telling stories by flashlight past bedtime. They get their own attached bathroom, too, and in the game room, there’s also a couch that folds out into a queen bed.

The living areas are open to each other, and cozy for conversation, shared meals, and poker in the adult card room. The windows in the Great Room overlook a spectacular view of Quandary Peak.

The kitchen has high-end GE Monogram appliances (including 2 dishwashers!), granite countertops, and heated floors made from reclaimed pine found right here in Summit County. Flip some pancakes and serve them at the granite breakfast bar!


No need to rush to claim the best bedrooms when you arrive. We made them all pretty great. All have their own private, attached bathroom. If you’ve traveled as a group before, you know how essential that is!

We also provide cozy comforters and butter soft sheets and flatscreen TVs in every single room.


We’d love to help make your Breckenridge getaway wonderful, so let us know what we can do.

There is no slow season at Cold Water Creek, thanks to our year-round amenities and activities. We encourage you to book today, using the yellow “Book It” button to the right. Thanks!

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Mark Ronchetti
Member since: 2009
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March 19, 2018

Why Mark Ronchetti chose Blue River

After looking all over Summit County and finding some great locations we settled on the McCullough Gulch Reserve to build our Colorado vacation home. The Blue River is literally ten feet behind the house. The best hikes in Summit county border the property. With 13 acres you can stretch out and get away from it all with Breck just a few miles down the road. As great as many areas around Breck are you will not beat this location or this house. The views are classic stunning Colorado with all the conveniences of being right next to one of the best ski towns in North America.

What makes this house unique

The Cold Water Creek Lodge sits on 13 acres of Blue River frontage just south of Breckenridge. You can be skiing Breckenridge within 5 minutes of leaving the Lodge. Don't want to drive? No problem we are on the bus route right to the ski area. Out the front door of the Lodge you can hike the most stunning trail in Summit County, the McCullough Gulch Trail. This hike features breathtaking waterfalls and high mountain lakes. Out the back door of the Lodge you can fish the Blue River. You will have two miles of river all to yourself.


Blue River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not accept college spring break groups under the age of 25
  • Weddings are not allowed without prior approval
  • Two additional travelers can be added with special permission
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack and play that can be used for a child up to 2 years old. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One fold out in the adult card room and another in kids bunkhouse game room. , Bunk Beds (3) 3 sets of bunk beds located in bunkhouse
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Outdoor gas fire pit overlooking Summit Couty's highest peak, seperate kids bunkhouse which includes gameroom/bathroom/bunkroom, adult card room, heated garage, 7 HD TV's and all bedrooms have their own bathrooms.


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Luxury Lodge on the Blue River **We Buy Lift Tickets/Free Nights **
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 83 reviews

Family skiing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was spacious with plenty of room for our family. We had a great time there after getting totally exhausted on the slopes!! The lodge is well furnished and very comfortable. Highly recommended..

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 guys came to Breckenridge for skiing the week of January 13-20, 2018. We skied Breck, Keystone, A Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek. The non central location of the house was more than made up for by the 2 free ski medallions that gave the 2 guys in our group without Epic Passes the equivalent of free lift tickets. The house was nicely furnished and well equipped. The boot warmers were a nice touch for the guys who did not have heated boot bags. We are looking forward to staying at the Cold Water Creek Lodge on our next trips to Colorado. We highly recommend this house. One tip, make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle., like we did. You will need it.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Blue River lodge is everything as advertised! The rooms were spacious, the views spectacular from every window which were abundant. The owners has thought out and provided all of the amenities as if you had lived there for months. My family spent a week in the secluded property but only 8 minutes away from Breckenridge. The spacious kitchen has two ovens, two dishwashers which is set up for large meal gathering. Game room was perfect for the group that played cards and games. The gas fireplace not only provide the ambiance but also help heat the spacious great room. My entire family which traveled from multiple states all agreed that the Blue River property was outstanding. The owners were responsive with all of our questions. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House in Breckenridge - Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Lodge over New Years. What a fantastic house for a family or two. Each bedroom had a bathroom, a huge bonus for our large family. The Lodge is 5-10 minutes from skiing and Breckenridge , so access to all activities was quick. The owner was responsive and friendly in answering our questions. We will definitely return next year however it will be during the summer so we can enjoy time on the Blue River. One last comment - fantastic hiking right out the front door on vast stretches of forest service land.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth TX

The lodge was perfect for our family. Plenty of room and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Mark R. the owner was so nice and easy to work with going out of his way to make our stay a memorable one. Would stay here again in a heartbeat So thankful they share this beautiful home. S Wilbur

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westwood, KS

Our pre-Christmas family get together couldn’t have been better thanks to this 5-star home!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, comfortable and most importantly clean. We really couldn’t have asked for better accommodations for our family get together. The house had every amenity, especially a well-stocked kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and some members of the family even preferred these beds to their own at home! The location was very convenient as well. We would certainly come back for a repeat visit!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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* Golf

* Tennis

* Shopping

* Sightseeing

* Restaurants

* Rafting

* Kayaking

* Sailing

* Boating

* Waterskiing

* Parasailing

* Jet Skiing

* Swimming

* Windsurfing

* Biking

* Mountain Biking

* Cross Country Skiing

* Downhill/Alpine Skiing

* Snowboarding

* Snowmobiling

* Sledding/Tubing

* Wildlife Viewing

* Hiking

* Fishing

* Hunting

* Rock Climbing

* Fitness Center/Gym

* Health/Beauty Spa

* Cinemas/Movie Theaters

* Museums

* Horseshoes

* Horseback Riding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $15
Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 12.38%

Nightly Rate: $425 - $1300

Weekly Rate: $2730 - $8400

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Summer .......... $ 625/night
Fall.......... $ 425/night
Thanksgiving.............. $ 700/night
Early Winter .............. $ 510/night
Christmas & New Years .. $1300/night
Winter ...$ 590/night (Holiday)$700/night
***All Stays subject to $350 cleaning Fee & 11.75% tax*** Minimum Stays Apply***
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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