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Luxury Lodge On Blue River/Free Skiing & Nights

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 1, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 16 Sleeps

***2013-2014 Ski Season Special Deal: Free Skiing/Free Nights***

***Winter 2013-2014 We will provide two lift tickets per day during your stay***

***Book six nights and you will get a seventh night free this ski season. There is no better luxury value in Summit County.***

The Cold Water Creek Lodge was built for families who want the ultimate Colorado luxury vacation. Whether you're looking for the perfect location for a family reunion or taking a ski trip, this high end mountain retreat will provide your group with the ideal setting along the banks of the Blue River. Each of the five bedrooms have private baths, and the kids have their own section of the Lodge in our "Bunkhouse."

The Lodge is just five minutes from Breckenridge and within an hour of seven world class ski resorts. Situated on 13 acres of riverfront property boasting some of the best fishing, hiking and snowshoeing in Summit County, this is the place you've been looking for.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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50 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Lawrence, KS

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families stay here for the Feast of Tabernacles. What a wonderful location and home. It had everything we needed and then some. The stream out back gives the perfect backdrop for sitting in the hot-tub or sitting around the fire-pit. It's also awesome for opening the windows and listening to the bobbling brook and drifting off to sleep. The house itself is the perfect mix of rustic and luxury. The "kids wing" as we called it was a fantastic little get-away for the young ones. It's basically a big space above the garage with lots of bunk beds, a bathroom and a rec room with a couch, tv, video games and a full size, real deal air hockey table (which got LOTS of use by the kids and adults alike). Mark was very welcoming and accommodating. He was easy to get in touch with regarding any questions we had. Bottom line is if you are have need of a place this size and are considering it, just do it, you can't go wrong. We had a blast.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge that was perfect for our week in Breckenridge.

  • 5 of 5

Famtastic! Such a beautiful and well laid out vacation rental. We came with 8 adults and 5 children and there was plenty of room for all of us. The bathroom in each bedroom gave each couple plenty of privacy and the kids loved the bunkroom. The kitchen was beyond amazing and almost every night we cooked and ate in. There was not one thing that we needed that was not there. The views from every window were amazing. We had a week that we will never forget. The only negative was not with the lodge but with nature-high mosquito and bee season. A swarm down by creek attacked the kids😢򘠠But we didn't let that stop us from having an awesome time and I would highly recommend staying here. We did not want to leave! Thank you for a great stay Mark.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Forest

Lives up to all the previous accolades!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, Cold Water Creek Lodge exceeded my expectations which were set pretty high based on all previous comments. The location of the lodge beneath Quandary Peak out the front door and viewed from the Great Room and the Blue River out the back door with mountains in the background is just perfect. I love opening the window in the kitchen, which by the way is fully equipped and love the dual dish washers, to listen to the river rushing by. The Ronchetti's really did a phenomenal job in picking the location, and building such an inviting and warm lodge. The only recommendations I would make is upgrading the speakers in the Great Room for the stereo. I am a bit of an audiophile so take that into consideration, but they could be replaced. We also never got the outdoor backyard speakers to work? Not a big deal. The only other negative comment came from one of our guests who slept on the pull out bed in the Game Room and commented that is was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, we had a great time at the lodge, explored the McCullough Gulch trail, fished the Blue, and just had a wonderful time. I know my brother is interested in bringing the family during Winter and has expressed interest in staying at Cold Water Creek as well! Wonderful job you guys and can't wait to return sometime in the future. I highly recommend this lodge!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whittier, California

Colorado Mountain Lodge Luxury Living Set on Blue River and Alpine Peaks

  • 5 of 5

Breckenridge, Colorado has some of the most breathtaking alpine views and peaks anywhere. I just didn't expect it at our home away from home at the Cold Water Creek Lodge. Nestled against the National Forest, this unique very large home (lodge is appropriate) sits on the Blue River just 30 feet off the back porch. The sound of rushing water careening over rocks lulls you into a relaxed state absent the city noises I am use to back in Los Angeles. Looking up from the river in the evening, the sun sets behind you casting a golden glow reflecting off the treeless 14000 foot peaks partly shadowed in the lower elevations. The forest of pines and aspens provide a feeling of seclusion as the closest property is about a quarter mile away without blocking any of the spectacular views. The McCullough Canyon trail is about 200 yards away and leads to cool and dark forested areas with some of the trails running along one of the largest feeder creeks for the Blue River.

When we travel with family and join up with friends, we have usually stayed in hotels or resident inns that have kitchens. We had a larger group planned this trip with family also coming in from Atlanta. We lucked out in nabbing this gorgeous lodge when another group had to cancel due to health reasons. We got a wonderful call from Mark Ronchetti, the owner, who explained the facility features and general information about the area. When I asked about the weather this time of year, he was super knowledgeable about the weather patterns, temperatures, and recommendations for July in Breckridge. Mark Ronchetti has been the Chief Meteorologist for KRQE news 13 and 2 KASA Fox since 2006. You will find this large home that can easily accommodate 16 people to be roomy, with a separate stairs to upstairs quarters for 8 over the garage (2 can use the sofa sleeper in the game room) that is meant for the younger crowd with a large separate game room. The kitchen was fabulous with a very large central island with its own prep sink and unique metal tractor chair adjustable seats that seat around the bar type counter. With two dish washers, two large ovens, and a commercial style gas stove, and all the pots, pans, dishes, glassware and cooking utensils, we had no problems enjoying the cook atmosphere of friends and family. The BBQ outside on the back porch was adequate. There are so many other features we enjoyed about this property, but you will have to book a stay to discover them yourself.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with a view to match!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Cold Water Creek Lodge. The home was beautiful, from the wood floors to the windows everywhere showing off the view of the mountains. The kitchen was well stocked which was very helpful, and one of the best we have found throughout our rental experiences. We enjoyed the firepits and hot tubs, it was a favorite place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or watching the sunset over the mountains. The Ronchettis were great to deal with, very reliable, helpful and prompt in responding. Would highly recommend anyone looking to come to Breckenridge to stay here! The sound of the creek was also one of my favorite parts of the house. We left our windows open at night to cool the room, and that sound was so peaceful. Beautiful hidden gem!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, Tx

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with all of our children and our granddaughter at the Lodge on the Blue River. Words just can't express how accommodating and gorgeous this property was. We really needed nothing to make our stay complete except groceries. The guys went fishing immediately upon arrival, just outside the back of the house on the Blue River. We slept with our windows open every night to feel the cool Colorado air and to hear the river just outside our window. Their were two hot tubs, one in the back and one in the front of the house and both with gorgeous views. The only complaint I really have is that the larger of the two hot tubs wasn't working while we were there (never got hot) and they didn't show up to fix it until we were packing up our car to leave. So we had to limit how many could get in the smaller one to 3 people.

To top off my trip we saw two moose outside the back the house. I think that might the first time I've ever seen one! That was very cool! We took walks up the very private road to the dead end and next to the house there were walking trails with beautiful water falls along the way! It was stunning!!

My whole family loved there trip to Colorado and the house was just exceptional!!

Thank you Mark for making your home so comfortable and homey!

L Montagne

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

* 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


Rental rates


  • 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
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Outdoor Grill


  • *Every one of the five bedrooms has it's own attached bathroom. All beds have soft sheets and warm comforters. Each bedroom also has an LCD flat screen TV with Directv service. *The kids get their own section of the Lodge. The "bunkhouse" has 3 sets of bunks in the sleeping area. In the gameroom section of the bunkhouse there is a LCD TV, Nintendo Wii, air hockey table and DVD player, as well as a queen fold out sectional couch. There is also a separate bathroom. *The greatroom features a floor to ceiling fireplace and windows with stunning views of Quandary Peak, the highest point in Summit county. The fireplace also has a 48" Sony LCD TV mounted inside it. *The kitchen looks directly out over the Blue River and Red Mountain. It has granite slab counter tops, GE Monogram appliances (including 2 dishwashers, gas cook-top and double oven) and a natural stone wrapped bar. *There is a place for adults to escape to as well. The adult cardroom is just off the greatroom. It has a poker table, flat screen tv, fold out queen couch and separate bathroom. *In the mudroom there are boot warmers to make sure your next day of skiing or boarding is done with dry boots. *On the front deck you can enjoy stunning views of Quandary Peak while sitting in the 8 person hot tub. *Next to the hot tub is a natural gas fire pit. It's the perfect spot for stargazing on clear summer nights. *The Lodge is located in McCullough Gulch Reserve. This is a new 70 acre reserve tucked between massive mountain peaks and the rolling Blue River. We are the only house in the reserve guaranteeing you the ultimate in privacy while just five minutes from the bustle of Breckenridge. *The Lodge is five miles south of Breckenridge along flat well plowed roads. Our location south of Breckenridge will allow easy access in and out of town without waiting in ski traffic. Within 8 minutes of leaving the Lodge you can be on the mountain skiing and boarding. *The Lodge sits on 13 acres along the banks of the Blue River. You can walk out the back door to fly fish or just enjoy the rolling river. *Throughout the property we have stretches of rushing river, natural springs and trout ponds. Spend some time on our property and you're likely to see a beaver, deer, elk or moose. *The lower McCullough Gulch Trail is literally right out the front door. This is one of the most impressive trails in Summit County. The waterfalls, high mountain lakes, and mountain views are breathtaking. This is the perfect summer hike, winter snowshoe trip or cross country ski expedition. *In the fall our rates go down but the views just get better. The huge aspen grove in front of the house provides stunning falls colors. Fall is one of our prettiest times of year. *We have small kids so if you have little ones we have you covered. We have a large pack and play, a high chair and a single stroller. Nothing fancy but enough to get you by. *Located on a private paved road allowing kids or pets to run free.

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