Breckenridge is one of our favorite mountain towns and we were able to go back this summer for an extended weekend again.

Saturday morning we headed up there and after an highway drive over Loveland Pass and around Lake Dillon.  Eventually, we landed at our destination for lunch along the river.  It is fun to sit and watch the kids playing in the river.  We shopped around a bit and found a “local” winery that does tastings for D’Vine Wine in Denver. Although in Breck the manager has labeled his bottles with “Wild Women Wine”.

 

We then headed to check in at the place we were staying, which near the top of the mountain.  Then we took the Gondola into town for drinks and food at one of the Irish Pubs, Napper Tandy’s.  We went for there based upon the options for happy hour, but in the end, we wouldn’t really recommend it and probably won’t go again.  Finally, we caught transportation back to the Lodge  wherewe enjoyed the “grotto” (salted/non-chlorinated 21 and over hot tub with a waterfall that’s a great back massage).

 

Sunday we hiked down the mountain from the Lodge to town and then got some lunch at Kenosha Steakhouse. WOW, very much recommended, especially if it is a beautiful day and you can sit on the patio.  Rather than hiking up the hill on full tummy, we rode the Gondola up and took a nap and read and spent some time back at the Grotto.

Monday morning we enjoyed fresh croissants by the river from La Francaise French Bakery. Eventually we found ourselves at Breckenridge Brewery for an early dinner and beer during happy hour and then meandered around town again until we took the Gondola back up to read/nap and get in the hot tub.

 

That night a friend of Nick’s from college came and stayed with us so they could meet up with another friend and Nick’s uncle to hike up Mt. Quandary. The trailhead is only 8 miles from Breck so that makes it the perfect mountain to hike while there.  I stayed at the Lodge and enjoyed reading by the pool all morning.

Once they were finished, Nick he came back, showered and got some coffee.  We went back to Breckenridge Brewery for some drinks while we waited for some friends to come for dinner.  We then took our friends to pizza at Windy City Pizza, another very recommended basic pizza shop.

Many of our vacations surround food and drinks…and that’s how we love about them!

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