Winter Park Vacation Rental

Perched above Winter Park is the coveted Rendezvous Neighborhood

When you visit Winter Park, one of the best ways to enjoy our beautiful area is to stay near the trails. With that, you still want the convenience of modern amenities and access to shopping and night life.

Rendezvous is one of Winter Park’s most exclusive addresses, which boasts trail-side forest living and lots of activities year-round.  This hidden gem of a neighborhood is only a short drive to restaurants and Winter Park Resort, with shuttle service available in the winter.

Rendezvous Winter Park offers large, open spaces with plenty of room to accommodate large families. Each home is its own unique take on mountain living with beautiful stone and handcrafted wood accents.

Private balconies and garages throughout the neighborhood and several homes include private hot tubs and large porches, perfect for a night of relaxed stargazing.

All of the three-and-four-bedroom homes in Winter Park’s Rendezvous can sleep eight or more people and are beautifully decorated with lots of comfortable seating, and lots of windows and outdoor seating to enjoy the stunning mountain and forest views.

 

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Guests can stay in these properties year round, and the prime location makes these homes fantastic places for summer or winter activities.

These are spacious and comfortable getaways- you and your family will want to make these homes part of your vacation traditions!

On the hillside between Fraser and Winter Park, Rendezvous is a perfect choice for active families who want to explore Rocky Mountain National forest, and Grand County’s amazing trail systems.

Just steps away from the Fraser River Trail, runners, bikers and cross-country skiers can enjoy quick access to a beautiful trail alongside the river and Colorado wildlife.

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Private Hot Tubs

 

The views are incredible from this area, and miles of trails run throughout the neighborhood.Visitors can also enjoy Mary’s Pond, a beautiful retreat named for Mary Cozens, the wife of Winter Park’s Rendezvous developer Billy Cozens.

 

Families staying at Rendezvous near Winter Park can enjoy the finest in mountain living, with spacious homes designed for relaxation and comfort, but also quick access to outdoor activities.

 

Picnic and play at the playground at the Fraser River trailhead, with beautiful mountain views for your family vacation memories.

Winter Park Playground

Playground and Picnic Area on Fraser River Trail

 

Would you like to see more of the Rendezvous Neighborhood?

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June 27th, 2018

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4th of July Celebrations In Winter Park, Colorado

Looking for vacation ideas to spark up your 4th of July celebrations?   Why not take the family barbecue to the BIG backyard this year, with a long weekend in Winter Park, Colorado?

Located just 70 miles west of Denver, Winter Park is the perfect mountain escape from the city –  and one of the few mountain towns that still offers great lodging and activities at family friendly rates.

This year, the 4th of July lands on a Wednesday, making it the perfect opportunity to take a few extra days for mid-summer getaway?  So what’s going on in Winter Park this 4th of July?  Step aside Seth Meyers, it’s time for a closer look…

 


WINTER PARK’S 4TH OF JULY EVENTS 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Friday Music Series

What?     Live music by Ashton Lee. 

Where?   At the Gazebo By The Pond at Winter Park Resort

When?    4 PM – 6 PM

How Much?  FREE


Free entertainment at winter park resort

 

Music On The Square

What?     Live mix of rock, Americana and blues music by Sam Osborne & Gary Key.  

Where?   Cooper Creek Square in Downtown Winter Park

When?    6 PM – 8 PM

How Much?  FREE


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Coca-Cola Family Movie Night

What?     Outdoor Movie Showing of ‘The Lion King’.  Bring a picnic and blanket.

Where?   On the Great Lawn at Winter Park Resort.

When?    7 PM – 9 PM

How Much?  FREE


Free activities at winter park resort

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Run For Independence

What?     Scenic 5 mile run/walk from Winter Park Resort to Rendezvous after race celebration in Fraser.

Where?   Begins at The Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort and follows the Fraser River Trail.

When?  7 AM TO 8:30 AM packet pick up, Race starts at 9 AM

How Much?  $35


Winter Park 4th Of July Events

 

Live music at Cooper Creek Square

What?     Live music by Steve Skinner

Where?   Cooper Creek Square in Downtown Winter Park

When?    4 PM – 6 PM

How Much?  FREE


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Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Annual Kids Fishing Derby

What?     Head to the Fraser fishing ponds for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby.   Lots of prizes for young anglers!

Where?   The Fraser fishing ponds (next to safeway).

When?    9 AM -Noon

How Much?  FREE


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Fitness In The Park

What?     Free outdoor fitness class of yoga, pilates, zumba or similar.  Check back for details.

Where?   Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park, Pilates at Rendezvous Event Center

When?    9 AM – 10 AM, Yoga. 10:15AM- 11:15am, Pilates

How Much?  FREE


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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Hanging with The Huskies

What?    Meet Winter Park sled dogs in their new dog park and optional dog sledding craft afterwards

Where?   Snow Mountain Ranch – YMCA of the Rockies

When?    10 AM -11 AM

How Much?  Day pass at Snow Mountain Ranch 9includes a full day of various activities at the ranch: $20 for adults 13 years old and up, $10 for children 6-12 years old and free for children 5 and under


Sled dogs Winter Park

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Go Wild In Winter Park

Use this day to try something new, or go with a tried and tested family favorite.   Winter Park is a playground for all ages with amazing mountain biking and hiking trails, western horseback riding, white water rafting and a ton of family friendly activities on offer at Winter Park Resort (mini-golf, alpine slide, climbing wall and more!).

To see our complete list of summer activities, CLICK HERE.

Fraser Picnic in the Park

What? Hunker Down performs live for this weeks installment of Fraser Picnic in the Park

Where? Old Schoolhouse Park, 153 Fraser Ave Fraser, CO

When? 6pm – 8pm.

How Much? Free


Bike trails for beginners and children in Winter Park

 

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Winter Park 4th Of July Celebration

What?     Live music, magic shows and fireworks with spark up the sky at the annual Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July celebration in Downtown Winter Park.

Where?   Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park

When?     6 PM – 10 PM

How much?  FREE


Winter Park Fireworks

 

 

 

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June 25th, 2018

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Keen to get first tracks on a powder day, or need to deposit the kids in ski school in time?  Knowing where to park your car, or where the bus shuttles drop off is paramount to a stress free start to your ski day.

There is an abundance of free parking available, plus premium paid parking locations for those seeking the most convenient access to Winter Park Resort.

This article focuses on Winter parking options….but GREAT NEWS….during the summer months all parking is free at Winter Park Resort!

 

Winter Parking At Winter Park Resort 

Winter Park Resort area still offers tons of free winter parking with over  3,200 spots of FREE vehicle real estate available!

Below, we’ll break down the free lots at both Winter Park Base and Mary Jane Base, plus list the options for paid parking within the Village itself.    Some lots are a hearty hike away others are a shuttle stop and drop from the lot.

To see a map of the Winter Park Base Area parking lots, click here.


WINTER PARK BASE AREA

A quick run down of the parking lots from closest to furthest out from Winter Park Resort Base

North Bench Lot: FREE
Walk-In: 200 – 275 yard walk-in/walk-out access to Winter Park base area.   Guests should follow signs to go directly to West Portal Station via the railroad pedestrian bridge.   This is also the designated Charter Bus Parking location.

Directions: from Downtown Winter Park, drive East on US HWY 40.  Turn right onto Old Town Drive at the Lakota traffic light (first traffic light out of town), then take an immediate left and take the filter road past Blue Spruce Lot to enter the North Bench Lot.

Note: this lot fills up fast as resort workers and early morning race teams start parking here from 7.15 AM, but there is a 30 minute drop-off area that stays conveniently clear for those just want to drop and go.

Blue Spruce Lot: FREE

Walk In (approx. 350 yards) Or Park & Ride On Weekends/Holidays: This small parking lot is located just to the right of the entrance to North Bench on Old Town Drive.

If you’re fine with shouldering your skis for a morning stroll, you can walk through North Bench lot from here; otherwise, wait for the weekends when the Old Town free bus shuttle runs from 7.30 AM – 6.30 PM.

F & G Lots: FREE
Daily Park & Ride shuttle parking.  The daily bus service operates from 7.40 AM – 10 PM, dropping off guests at resort bus terminal near the Cabriolet.

Directions: from Downtown Winter Park, drive East on US HWY 40, go straight through the Lakota traffic light (first light out of town) and at the second traffic light, turn right and an immediate left to go to F LOT, or turn left at the traffic light to enter the G LOT.

Old Town Lots: FREE park & ride (shuttle service on weekends/holidays)

On the North side of the resort, along Winter Park Drive & Old Town Drive, there are four lots that are free to park:Blue Spruce (mentioned above), Lone Tree, Adolf’s & the Bus Barn.

Each have identified shuttle stops to and from the Village at Winter Park Resort and served by a free shuttle on the weekends and holidays, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM from November 18 to April 1, 2018.

Family fun at winter park resortPay Lots at Winter Park Base.

Village Parking Garage: located on Winter Park Drive off Highway 40 at the Winter Park Resort base.

There are 200 spaces of covered parking on levels 1 and 2 of the Village Parking Garage.  This is the closest paid parking to the ski lifts, located approximately 100 yards from the Zephyr Express Lift.

$25 full day; $15 half day (arriving at noon or later).   If you are heading to the Village for a meal or entertainment in the evening, The Village Parking Garage is free from 3:00 PM to 6:59 AM every day.

Level 3 Parking Garage is strictly drop-off and short term parking:  first sixty minutes are free, then $8 per hour.

 

Vintage Lot: located directly off Highway 40 on Winter Park Drive, at Winter Park Resort’s main entrance.

A large paved lot, with over-flow available at Lots B and C, has easy access to the Village via the free open air Cabriolet gondola lift (kids love it!).

Parking cost is variable, depending on peak times and holidays, but general cost is $10 daily on weekends/holidays, and $5 daily for weekdays.

Self-serve pay stations are at each lot; or, use the Parkmobile app.


 

 

MARY JANE BASE AREA

All parking at Mary Jane Base is free at this time.   Access to Mary Jane and her parking options can be found by turning off Hwy 40 (approximately 1 mile East of the main Winter Park Resort entrance) at the Mary Jane Resort sign onto Mary Jane Road.

Here’s our run down of the closest to furthest out from Mary Jane Resort Base. 

Dotsero Lot: FREE park & walk-in.

Located at the main base of Mary Jane, this large lot offers an easy walk to the Super Gauge Express Lift, Mary Jane Ticket Office & Mary Jane base restaurants.  Needless to say, it fills up fast, so arrive there early….or make it an afternoon ski and arrive after 2 PM when the early birds start heading home and spaces begin to open up again.

The Dotsero lot is located at the very end of the Mary Jane road, approximately two miles from US HWY 40.

Tailgating at winter parkUtah Junction Lot (AKA The ‘C’ Lot): FREE park & walk-in

The ‘C’ Lot is named for it’s proximity to the two chair ‘Challenger’ lift, and it’s a locals favorite that is known as party central: expect grills going, friends gathering, and tailgates down, this lot fills up quickly.

The majority of terrain accessed from the Challenger lift is blue/black and higher, so if you are looking for more gentle terrain, ski down to the Super Gauge Express via the green Shoo Fly trail.  This parking lot also has the benefit of public restrooms at the lot’s edge.

Utah Junction Lot will be the third lot in from US HWY 40 on the left.   s the second lot in, also on the left.

Corona Siding Lot: FREE park, then ski, hike, or shuttle to the slopes.

The Corona Siding Lot provides access to the Corona Way Trail, though it is a bit of a hike/side-step up a gradual slope to get to the main ski trail down to the lifts.   As with all of the Mary Jane parking lots, you have the option to free shuttle in, for easier access.

Corona Siding Lot is the first parking lot on the left as you drive down Mary Jane Road from US HWY 40,

Rollins Pass Lot: FREE park & ride.

Rollins Pass Lot will be the first lot on the right as you enter onto Mary Jane Road. From this lot, you will most likely want to ride in on the free shuttle.


At the time of this research and posting, these free options were all available.  Also, take note that no overnight parking is allowed in either Winter Park or Mary Jane lots.

Contact Security at 970-726-1500, for emergencies or to make special RV parking arrangements.


Free Winter Park Shuttle

winter park free busIf you don’t want to deal with Winter driving on your vacation, The Lift (Winter Park’s free bus shuttle service) should be music to the ears!  Truly stress-free, The Lift is available throughout Winter Park Resort, Mary Jane Resort, the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, with multiple stops in between.  A twice daily shuttle to Granby also caters to those residing a little further from the slopes.

There are eight lines running on a daily basis; and all buses are wheelchair accessible.   Purple and yellow “The Lift” Resort Shuttle signs will indicate the stops on each line.

Most buses run every 30 to 60 minutes, but for the most up to date information, call 970-726-4163.

To view daily schedules and daytime/evening routes, CLICK HERE.     

The Lift information is also available on the free RideHop App.

January 10th, 2018

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Big & Beautiful Home Rentals At Winter Park Resort

If you are looking for more spacious accommodations with stress-free access to Winter Park Resort you need to check out Bridger’s Cache and Base Camp On Jane Creek.   These two neighborhoods are the undisputed King’s of luxury lodging at Winter Park Resort, with high demand all year round, thanks to their top class amenities, expansive floor plans, and enviable locations near the slopes.

Bridger’s Cache (pictured above) offers an exclusive collection of free-standing homes, burrowed into a gated community at the base of Mary Jane’s ski trails; while Base Camp On Jane Creek is a small community of luxury Townhomes, a mere quarter mile away from Winter Park Village.

Which locale will best suit your requirements?  Here, are our top 5 features for each of these large ski-in/out properties at Winter Park.

Top 5 Reasons To Stay At Bridger’s Cache In Winter Park Resort
  1. Ski Trail Access—The Bridger’s Cache community has two convenient options for quick entry to the ski slopes.   The Corridor Connector Trail is accessible at the North end of the neighborhood and is a green ‘cat-track’ trail to Winter Park Base; most skiers will find this a quick and easy ski to Winter Park (but little kiddos might need a tug-a-long or a little skating practice on the flatter sections).   Alternatively, the Bridger’s Cache gated entrance is only 300 yards from Mary Jane’s Base—drive or walk, and you’re there for first tracks.
  2. Seclusion —a gated community with just a handful of uniquely designed homes, secreted away in the woodlands at the foot of Mary Jane’s renowned trails.  If you are looking for a serene mountain setting, it’s hard to beat Bridger’s Cache at Winter Park, yet the ski trails, Village shops and entertainments are within easy reach.
  3. Designed For Group Entertaining – all of our residences at Bridger’s Cache offer multiple social areas making them a wonderful fit for multi-family assemblies.  Each home has its own unique design and architecture, but anticipate classic mountain great rooms, reading nooks, movie lounges/game rooms, sociable dining & kitchen designs, outdoor hot tubs and spacious bedrooms.
  4. Innovative & Striking Décor—Rocky Mountain rugged meets the ultimate in contemporary comfort and amenities.  These homes are not your typical vacation rental; the attention to design is evident and memorable.  Guests commend the beauty and coziness of these homes time and time again…hit the links below to see for yourself!
  5. Enviable Amenities — all of our Bridger’s Cache home rentals offer the finest amenities: expansive gourmet kitchens, outdoor hot tubs, large heated garages, multiple decks, mesmerizing gas fire places and the finest soft furnishings.
Top 3 Homes To Rent In Bridger’s Cache At Winter Park

Each of the following homes is equal in charm, yet unique in design  – which one would you most like to call ‘home’ on your next Winter Park adventure?

Bridger's Cache winter parkMary Jane’s Dream Home— Sleeps up to 16 guests

This 2007 HGTV Dream Home is a curiosity for the many fans of the network’s one-of-a-kind artisan homes; its unique history and unbeatable setting makes a stay here an extraordinary experience.

4,500 square foot of living space unfolds into four bedrooms, two lounge areas, a loft reading nook, private study, and four covered balconies.   A new private hot tub, three car garage and laundry room top it all off to balance the creative taste in design, with all the practical necessities of large family gatherings.

 Click here to view Mary Jane’s Dream Home


 

winter park ski in ski out houses to rentBridger’s Cache Ski Lodge – Sleeps up to 19 guests

Named in 5280 Magazine’s Colorado’s Most Splendid Ski In, Ski Out Properties  this beautiful home lives up to its acclaim.   Soak in the classic lodge ambiance of the Great Room with its grand fireplace, rich leather furnishings and regal moose presiding over the party; or head down to the lower level recreation room with movie lounge, foosball & extended wet bar.

Our largest home at Bridger’s Cache, guests will enjoy three levels of opulent living space with four King master suites, a bunk room with three sets of twin over full bunk beds, two laundry rooms, and a heated changing room with boot and outerwear storage within the 3-car heated garage.

 Click here to view Bridger’s Cache Ski Lodge


 

luxury ski out homes to rent at winter parkJane’s Ski Chalet – Sleeps up to 15 guests

Be one of the first to stay in this brand new ski home (built in 2017) with direct ski access to the Corridor Ski Trail.

Bright and engaging throughout, you’ll love the clean, contemporary design and modern amenities, including six large Smart TVs, gourmet kitchen with six burner Thermador range and brand new hot tub that overlooks the ski trail.   The main level ‘sunken’ lounge with toasty fireplace looks out to the snowy surroundings through floor to ceiling windows – making it a perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes.

When it’s time for bed, head to one of the four large King bedrooms to sink into high quality linens and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Click here to view Jane’s Ski Chalet


 

Base Camp At Jane Creek

Base Camp at Jane Creek

If you are looking for high-end, spacious accommodations within easy access of the base Village at Winter Park Resort, Base Camp on Jane Creek could be just your ticket.

These luxury townhomes offer expansive floorplans, high-end amenities (including private hot tubs and double lounge areas) and hikeable ski access to a green connector trail to the main lift base at Winter Park.  Built to the highest of standards, you can anticipate classic mountain decor with rich wood floors and high quality furnishings throughout.

Top 5 Reasons To Stay At Base Camp At Jane Creek In Winter Park Resort
  1. Ski Trail Access – Base Camp at Jane Creek townhomes enjoy exclusive trail access to the Corridor Ski Trail (to Winter Park Base Lifts) via a 200 yard snow packed hiking trail and access stairs.  Not feeling the hike?  No worries, just hop on the free neighborhood bus shuttle that will whizz you to Base Village before you know it.
  2. Private Yet Convenient – set in a quiet cul-de-sac in the woodland below the ski trails, you can enjoy a tranquil setting and yet only be only a quarter mile away from the shops,, restaurants and events at Winter Park Resort Base Village.
  3. Spacious Four Bedroom Accommodations—large groups, or multiple families will be comfortably at ease in these lavish homes with three levels of luxurious living space.   Guests will enjoy two living areas, a gourmet kitchen, multiple decks and a private gas grill.
  4. Heated Garage — during the winter months, a heated driveway and heated garage is a real luxury.   Use the space to keep your vehicle and ski equipment toasty warm, safe and secure.
  5. Private Hot Tub—cuddle under the mountain constellations in your very own private hot tub.   Guests find this is the perfect spot to relive the moments of their amazing days at Winter Park.

To view all our Base Camp at Jane Creek rental properties, CLICK HERE.

Looking for something smaller?

We have a large collection of ski in, ski out properties to rent at Winter Park Resort.  To learn more about our popular condos at Zephyr Mountain Lodge, Founders Pointe & Fraser Crossing and Base Village Lofts, check out our blog on Ski-In/Out Condos At Winter Park Resort. 

Authors: Anne-Marie & Larry

January 7th, 2018

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Winter park ski in ski out

If you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience and comfort at Winter Park Resort, look no further than the upscale, modern ski-in/out vacation rentals in the heart of the Village at Winter Park Resort.

From budget friendly studios, to spacious three bedroom ski condos below the slopes, this is our whistle-stop tour of where to stay at Winter Park Resort.  But first, what’s so great about staying by the slopes at Winter Park Resort?

Top 5 Reasons To Stay In The Village At Winter Park Resort

  1. winter park lift ticketsFirst Chair Made Easy
    Freshly groomed corduroy, or deep pillows of powder – whatever your poison, being in position to jump on the first chair after your morning coffee is worth its weight in skiing gold.
  2. Family Flexibility 
    Skiing with the family is great fun, but keeping everyone happy all day long can be a trying experience.  The beauty of staying in a ski-in/out condo is that multi-ability families can easily adjust ski days to cater to naps, lunch breaks, or an afternoon relaxing by the fire.
  3. Walk The Kids To Ski School
    Skis, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, gloves, snacks….getting the kids and all their gear from the parking lot to ski school on time (without tears) is quite the operation.   When you stay in the Village at Winter Park, being able to walk or wagon the kids to various activities makes for a much easier process for all.
  4. Avoid Driving & Parking Drama
    Parking at Winter Park Resort is actually pretty good, with lots of shuttle bus free lots available, or paid parking a bit closer to the Village itself.  But if you’re not a fan of driving in the snow, or herding your ski boot clad clan onto the bus every morning, then having skiing, entertainment and activities on your doorstep is a real treat.
  5. Watch The Action From Your Condo
    People watching is great.  People watching at the slopes takes it to a whole other level!  Relax on your balcony and watch the last of the day’s skiers snake down the mountainside, or take in the happy vibe of snow revelers enjoying the hidden treasures of the Village at Winter Park.

And let’s not forget about the family-friendly focus of Winter Park Resort, where entertainment and activities abound.  There is a calendar of family events, an array of dining and drinking establishments, unique shopping options, and skating and tubing fun, all within strolling distance of your ski-in/out vacation rental.

Lodging Options In The Village At Winter Park Resort

So, now that you’ve decided to stay at the slopes, which lodging option is best for you?  There are three key rental property options within the Village At Winter Park Resort; there are also larger properties available at Base Camp at Iron Creek and Bridger’s Cache (check back in next week for a spotlight feature on Base Camp & Bridger’s Cache).

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Zephyr Mountain Lodge

Best Ski -in/out at Winter ParkZephyr Mountain Lodge is Winter Park’s #1 choice for ski-in/out convenience.  Located just 50 yards from the main Zephyr Express Chairlift this is the closest lodging available to the lifts, right at Village center, at the foot of the ski trails in Winter Park Territory.

Built in 2000,there are two separate buildings that make up Zephyr Mountain Lodge: Zephyr Slopeside & Zephyr Riverside; both offer updated one, two and three bedroom vacation rental condos, comfortably accommodating parties of one to ten guests.

All Zephyr Mountain Lodge condos enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and free wireless internet.

Additional shared amenities include:

  • Shared outdoor hot tubs (two at both Slopeside & Riverside buildings)
  • Private ski locker for each property rental
  • Free on-demand shuttle
  • Work-out facility (located in Riverside building)
  • Underground parking  (additional daily fee required during ski season)
  • 50 yards to Zephyr Express Lift, 20 yards to the Private Lesson Center

If you want to ski to the lobby and be at the center of all things snowy and fun, this is the area for you.  Click here to browse all Zephyr Mountain Lodge ski-in/out vacation rentals.

Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe

Winter Park Resort Condo RentalsLocated just 150 yards from Zephyr chairlift, these modern, side-by-side complexes were built in 2006 with guest comfort in mind.  Both Founders Pointe & Fraser Crossing offer spacious lodging in the form of studios to three bedroom vacation rentals, accommodating one to eight guests comfortably.

One of the most desirable features at both Founders Pointe & Fraser Crossing is their spacious amenity decks.  Centrally located on the third floor of each building, guests can enjoy a HUGE hot tub, gas grills, outdoor seating and an fireplace – with the ever charming views of the Village and ski slopes in full view at all times.

As with Zephyr Mountain Lodge, all Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and free wireless internet.

Additional Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe amenities include:

  • Large amenity deck on third floor of both buildings with hot tub, grills & outdoor seating
  • Private ski locker for each property rental
  • Free on-demand shuttle
  • Underground parking  (additional daily fee required during ski season)
  • 150 yards to Zephyr Express lift
  • 2+ bedroom Founders Pointe & Fraser Crossing condos include a private washer/dryer

Fraser Crossing & Founders Pointe are perfect for those seeking easy access to the slopes, combined with all the modern amenities expected of today’s activity driven traveler.  Click here to browse all Founders Pointe & Fraser Crossing vacation rentals.

Base Village Lofts (AKA Parry Peak Lofts)

Parry peak lofts at winter parkBuilt in 2007, the Base Village Lofts are the most spacious and high-end accommodations available in the Village at Winter Park Resort.

Set above the shops and restaurants of Winter Park Village, these stylish three bedroom loft rentals offer spacious floorplans of 1500 – 1800 square feet of living space, a one car private garage (in the heart of the Village!), free access to the nearby Zephyr Slopeside hot tubs, and a gourmet kitchen equipped with all your culinary needs.

A single one bedroom loft is available for short term rental with all the same luxurious amenities, plus one-of-a-kind decor and furnishings in 750 square feet of living space.

Additional Base Village Loft amenities include:

  • Private one car garage
  • Gourmet kitchen with high end appliances
  • Enviable location above shops & restaurants
  • Jetted bathtub in master bedroom
  • Free access to nearby Zephyr Mountain Lodge outdoor hot tubs
  • 150 yards to Zephyr Express chairlift, 50 yards to ice skating pond
  • Private washer/dryer in every loft

The Base Village Lofts are a must for larger groups looking for higher-end lodging, with easy access to ski school, lifts and other Village activities.  Click here to learn more.

Looking for larger accommodations by the slopes?  Check back in next week for our guide to four, five and six bedroom properties by the slopes at Winter Park Resort.

December 31st, 2017

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Winter Park Blue Runs

Chasing the corduroy on ‘White Rabbit’

 

What’s Going On In Winter Park: December 12th – 19th, 2017

Four inches of new snow in recent days has given a nice boost to Winter Park’s early season snow pack; and with colder temperatures on the way, the snow-making team at Winter Park Resort have guns-a-blazin’ to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

The Zephyr Express lift is now open, providing access to the Olympia Lift and ‘Alice’ ski runs, as in “Alice in Wonderland.” Explore Alice’s fast and fun groomers like Jabberwocky, Dormouse, March Hare and White Rabbit, and you will have wonder and “Weeee!” as you ski.

Speaking of White Rabbit, both the upper section (Blue or Intermediate) and the lower section (Green or Easiest) are open.   White Rabbit is a wide open cruiser, that runs under the Olympia Lift.   Work on your style points, shake out some of those early-season cobwebs, and get those legs ready for bigger and steeper lines later in the season.

This Week’s Featured Events & Activities

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Get your game on!  Join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 12th thru March 29th, for free and friendly broom ball competitions.  Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the outdoor Village Pond.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Campfire Music Series, Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather around the campfire for live music in the center of the Village at Winter Park Resort from 4 PM –  5 PM.
  • Women’s Classic Ski Clinic—Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash
    All levels of Nordic skiing women are welcome to join in the fun at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and spend time with an experienced instructor to help hone your current classic cross country skiing skills, or discover a new pleasure.    $45 pp for the clinic.  $85 includes trail pass and ski rental.
  • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9 PM to 2 AM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the Village Pond.
  • Kid’s Night Out— Winter Park Resort Village, Private Lesson Center.
    Drop off the kids (ages 4 to 12 years old) from 5:30 – 8:30 PM for a fun evening of crafts, games, and a movie while you enjoy a little adult time to shop, dine or explore the Village.  Supervised by professional childminders, this service is offered free of charge when parents return with a $25 (per child) receipt from any shop or restaurant in the Winter Park Village.  Space is limited, so we recommend pre-registering the kids on the Winter Park Resort online site.

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Free Ice Skating Lessons, Winter Park Resort Village Pond
    Free ice skating lessons are offered very Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the outdoor ice skating pond, from December 15th to March 25th (excluding December 24th), from 4 – 5 PM.  Ice Skate rentals and sign up sheets are available at the Village Rental Store (right opposite Starbucks) – be sure to sign up before 3 PM to avoid disappointment.  Beginners or expert gliders are welcome, instructors will be on the ice to teach and encourage youngsters.   This activity is subject to change, depending on weather and ice conditions.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visits The Village—Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather the kids and head to the Village Gazebo from 3 – 5 PM for a a little meet and greet with the big bearded fellow, Santa Claus!
  • Boulder Nordic Sport Season Kick-off Party & Biergarten—Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center (877-267-7547), all day. Free equipment demos of the latest Nordic gear, skiing adventures, and complimentary après ski biergarten refreshments.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.

Bump skiing lessons winter parkSunday, December 17, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visit—Winter Park Village Gazebo, 3 – 5 PM
    Santa is awaiting your visit, join him for merriment this weekend in Winter Park.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.
  • FREE Yoga in the Hill House, near the Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort
    Start your day off right with a free one hour yoga class at 7:30 AM in the Hill House.  Specially choreographed for skiers and boarders, this fun class will cater to all levels and abilities.

 

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

 

BONUS NEWS

If you’re planning a ski getaway in the New Year, keep the Fat Tire Music Series on your radar.  Held every other Friday, 3 – 5 PM, from January 5th through April 20th, 2018.   Just wanted to tantalize you all a bit regarding the tunes and drink specials that will be making the start of our weekends even more welcome.  Check back for information on the music and merry-making that will kick off your 2018 weekends on the mountain.

For more information on daily happenings and news from Winter Park, CO call our local vacation planners at 970-722-0707.

December 15th, 2017

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Trailhead Lodges 323    3 Bed/3 Bath (Downtown WP)

Revel in mountain luxury! This modern home offers you privacy, convenience and fabulous finishes.
* Clubhouse Pool & Hot Tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Private Balcony *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 10

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Bridger’s Cache Ski Lodge    5 Bed/5.5 Bath (Mary Jane Base Area)

Just steps away from the base of Mary Jane and the Super Gauge Lift. This gorgeous custom log home next door to 2007 HGTV Dream Home
* 3-Car Garage *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Private Patio with Hot Tub *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 19

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Snowblaze C24    2 Bed/2 Bath (Downtown Winter Park)

This fully-remodeled condo has it all with a prime year round location and a modern mountain feel that you won’t want to leave
*Clubhouse access with hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Free covered parking *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 7

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Bear Crossing 745    3 Bed/3.5 Bath (Winter Park)

This pet-friendly Bear Crossing Townhome has everything you want in your Rocky Mountain retreat. Three master suites!
*Private hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Pet-friendly *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 11

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Moose Trail Lodge    5 Bed/5 Bath (Winter Park)

This beautiful, unique home home boasts three levels of high end wood furnishings and a modern, rustic feel for a perfect mountain getaway.
*Private hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Two-Car Garage *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 16

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November 3rd, 2015

Posted In: Local Info, Lodging, Tips, Town of Winter Park

Trailhead Lodges are some of our favorite homes in Winter Park, right in the heart of it all!

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Upscale decor and amenities at Trailhead Lodges

 

Trailhead Lodges = Location, location, location + a whole lotta class!

When you stay at Trailhead Lodges in Downtown Winter Park,  you’re only seconds from shops and dining, plus the ski shuttle stops right outside the entrance to pick you up to take you straight to the slopes.

Situated right beside Hideaway Park, summer guests love having the best seat in the house (literally!) for the highly acclaimed Hideaway Park outdoor music series, and winter guests can’t get enough of the family sledding hill in the snow!

Trailhead Lodges are particularly popular with families, who love the convenience factor of the location, plus the Clubhouse amenities that keep everyone entertained and pampered throughout their stay.  

Each of our Trailhead Lodges properties includes access to fabulous amenities: 
* Clubhouse With Outdoor Pool (heated in Winter), Hot Tub, Work Out Area, Outdoor Seating & Fire Pit
* Building Elevator Access To Middle & Upper Floor Condos
* Free Outdoor Parking
* On Free Winter Shuttle Route To Winter Park Resort
* Central Location Near Hideaway Park

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Convenient location, yet tranquil and serene.

Did we mention the location?

The Trailhead Lodges complex is centrally located in Downtown Winter Park, right across from the summer festival site at Hideaway Park.   Built in 2007, the Trailhead Lodges offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos with modern design & decor and easy access to shops, restaurants and summer and winter activities.

 

Feel free to cozy up and relax in these comfortable yet high-end homes.

Each condo features a high-end kitchen, patio or balcony, cozy gas fireplace and a building elevator for access to the middle and upper floors. If you are visiting during ski season, the free winter shuttle stops right outside the complex and will transport you to the slopes within a matter of minutes.


Perfect for families or groups of friends.

Our Trailhead Lodges vacation homes have been carefully decorated to offer a personalized feel, plus a variety of sleeping configurations to suit different sizes of groups.

For more photos, floorplans and to browse all of our Trailhead Lodges vacation rentals,  CLICK HERE 

November 3rd, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Helpful hints, Lodging, Town of Winter Park, Winter Park Vacations

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We’re so excited about all the snow we’ve been getting! To celebrate the snow, we wanted to focus on one of its most beautiful components: snowflakes! We love wandering the craft fairs here in Grand County, and one of the most remarkable booths at these events is Karla’s. It’s a beautiful and breathtaking display of tiny, intricate snowflakes, each in its own unique splendor on all kinds of surfaces, from coffee beans to aluminum foil. With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought this would be a great gift idea for loved ones, and while we were at it, we reached out to Karla to ask her about her process. Read on for the interview, or purchase your own snowflake prints at www.realsnowflakephotography.com .  

If you’re thinking of visiting us over Thanksgiving, perfect timing! You’ll be able to check out Karla’s exhibit at the Old Fashioned Holiday Craft Show November 27 & 28 at the Arts Council Building in Grand Lake.

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What inspires you? 

Seeing the look on peoples’ faces the first time they see a snowflake up close. I have seen a lot of emotions in my snowflake booth at shows. For me the message is, if a snowflake this small can impact someone so much, imagine what an impact we each can make in our lives every day. 

When did you take your first snowflake picture?

My first snowflake shot was taken December 2006 and I have since taken over 90,000 snowflake shots.

How long does each photo take to produce?

Every photo is different, with the new style. I shoot the snowflake on slides, so I end up cleaning up any dirt on the slides with photoshop. The rest of the pics are natural, no photo stacking or snowflake manipulation up to this point.

What’s your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

All of them. Every new snowflake is just as exciting as the first. I am a snowflake addict! 

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What did you do before you were the snowflake photographer?

Since 2006 my winter job is snowflake photography and my summer job and passion is custom landscaping in Grand County (stellarbooth.com) I create natural moss rock mountain landscapes, I built the pondless waterfall at the new courthouse, pondless waterfall for 9 news in Denver and I go on 9 news frequently to teach home owners about water and landscape things.

What’s the best time of day for capturing these images?

Best temperatures 0 to -20 degrees, this gives more working time on the shot. No wind, usually morning, but if it is snowing I am out.

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What’s your favorite thing about Grand County?

I love everything about Grand County, I love late September waking up and going to bed hearing the Elk bugling. The crisp fall mornings, with beautiful sunrises. Walking into City Market on Tuesdays and knowing you will see and socialize with at least 10 of your local neighbors. I love the support you feel in this County, the fundraisers for those in need, cannot be topped with the generosity of this County, we should all be proud to be a part of it, I know I am.
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For more on Karla and to order your very own snowflake prints online, check out http://www.realsnowflakephotography.com/  or give her a call at 970-509-0433 to see what she has in stock at home!

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Pack your bags and come on up, hope to see you soon! If you are planning a winter vacation in Colorado, click here take a peek at our 140+ modern vacation rentals in Winter Park . 

November 2nd, 2015

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instaday1v3We’re SO excited to be enjoying the first snows of the season, and that Winter Park Resort is opening for ski season in just a couple of weeks!

To celebrate, we’re giving away…that’s right GIVING AWAY… a pair of Dynastar Cham 107 High Mountain Skis (175cm) on Opening Day, November 18, 2015.   

These are a seriously sweet pair of skis, too!  

On The Snow awarded them their ‘Editor’s Choice’ in their Powder Ski Division 2014, and Backcountry.com followed suit with their very own Editor’s Choice Standout award 300 skis tested.

And for the techy folks out there, here’s what Dynastar say about their Cham High Mountain Ski: 

Cham High Mountain skis are next-generation freeride-adventure skis designed for breaking new trails to high alpine adventure. Levitation Profile combined with a new, ultra-lightweight and durable wood core delivers easier touring with the Cham series’ unique blend of float, maneuverability and stability in all snow conditions.

ENTER THE DYNASTAR CHAM 107 GIVEAWAY – entry has now closed

WINNER ANNOUNCED!  Congratulations to Katie K  (Omaha, NE), you are the winner of our Dynastar Cham ski giveaway. 

October 29th, 2015

Posted In: Our favorites, Skiing & Snowboarding, snowfall, Winter Park News, Winter Park Vacations

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