My daughter goes to college in Co. I wanted to spend a long weekend with her, so she thought it would be great to have a mother-daughter weekend in Breckenridge. At first I thought we wouldn't be able to because lodging was so expensive. Then I found SkiWay Lodge. $99.00/night! There are 10 units in this boutique hotel. The online pictures and description looked lovely. I decided to go for it.
Arrival: There is a very small parking lot in front of the hotel. I guess there is room for one car/suite. Kylee was there to greet us, although she would soon be leaving for the night. Staff are not on premise round the clock. She did leave a phone number in case of emergency. There is a very small elevator that goes from 1st to 2nd floor. Our room was on the 3rd floor, so we were on our own after that. The staircase is steep and narrow, it was fine for my daughter and me, but keep it in mind if stairs and lugging suitcases are hard for you. You might want to request a room on a lower floor.
Room: We had suite #3 and loved it! It was very large, had a great king sized four poster bed (which was also comfortable), leather sofa that opened into a queen size bed. The furnishings had an antique feel that made the room very homey and welcoming. There was a lot of storage space - primarily drawers but also some space for hanging clothes. The sink and mirror was separate from the toilet/shower room. Lovely tile in the bathroom, nice shower with good water pressure. The supplied hair dryer didn't work but Kylee came through with a replacement. There was a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, a pkg of microwave popcorn and a popcorn bowl. Robes were also provided. Our suite had a private balcony with a mountain view. Fabulous! The room was too hot, but we opened the window a bit and then it was perfect. However, with the window open we heard a fair amount of traffic noise in the morning, it was quiet at night, though.
Amenities: Breakfast wasn't provided but there was hot water for the tea, hot chocolate, cider, and oatmeal. There were also toasters, real (not paper) plates, mugs, silverware,glasses, and even wine glasses! In the back of the building were two hot tubs - very nice at the end of the day! There is a fire pit, it wasn't in use while we were there.
The hotel is only about a 7 minute walk to main street with its' shops, restaurants and bars. The main street was very quaint with nice, but somewhat expensive, shopping. I recommend walking due to limited parking. However, be aware of the high altitude! I had one glass of wine at dinner our first night. Half way through the wine I felt like I had drank 3 or 4 glasses! Then we walked back up to the hotel - there was as lot of huffing and puffing!! It was considerably easier the 2nd day. I suppose it takes awhile to adjust. There is a grocery store in town if you want to pick up a few things to have in your room.
Over all it was a lovely hotel and a great weekend away! Give SkiWay Lodge a try, especially suite 3. You'll love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SkiWay Lodge is an elegant ten suite mountain retreat located 2 blocks from Main Street in the historic gold-mining town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The lodge has ski-in and ski-out access, an ideal location for dining, nightlife, shopping, hiking, biking, and sightseeing any month of the year. You'll love the privacy of SkiWay Lodge while still staying downtown! General Information: Two Outdoor Hot Tubs, Ski to the back door on 'SkyWay SkiWay' off 'Four O'Clock Run' from Peak 8 - Easy, Free Ride Bus Stop less than a block away, Close to Main Street and Park Ave shops, restaurants, activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skiway Hotel Breckenridge