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?

Click here to check out vacation homes with photos, descriptions and layouts.

 

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June 27th, 2018

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Book Direct with a local company, they are the area experts and can frequently bundle your savings with connections to other local deals.

Lodging: Book Direct, book early and book local.  Local lodging companies know the territory! If you book directly with a local lodging company, you will avoid third-party fees, while working with people that are members of the community and are best able to accommodate particulars in regards to budget, property specifics, and connections to local specials, in-house and reciprocal discount packages, and current events. Quality lodging companies are expert at taking care of details. At the time of booking your lodging, always ask about any reciprocal deals that they may be able to set up for you concerning the other provisions for your upcoming vacation: lift tickets, equipment rentals, event discounts, etc. Lower rates on lodging are most obtainable during mid-week, non-holiday periods. Consider booking a vacation rental right at the resort.  Though it would seem that ski-in/ski-out properties would be more costly, there are great savings to be had when you have easy access to food and drink at your place of lodging.    

Make advanced bookings—for every component:  from lodging to car rentals, to lift tickets, to gear packages.

Lift Tickets—the reason you’re headed up to Winter Park Resort and Mary Jane during the snow season is to spend some prime time on those legendary ski trails.  When planning ahead, there are methods to save more and ski more.  The two best means of ski vacation savings are to utilize advance online purchasing and to ski multiple days.  Walk-up window rates can cost up to $159 for a day on the slopes.  However, when you make your plans more than a week in advance, you can save up to $35.00 a day, by going to the Winter Park Resort site and purchasing your lift tickets on-line.  Additionally, when you are skiing more than a single day, and who isn’t, your savings are even higher: at least seven days in advance, buy a QuickTrax Card online. Click below for more info on how we can help with lift tickets.  

Gear-up: Snow and recreation in the snow requires lots of equipment.  If you already own all of your own equipment and are coming from out-of-state, check into the possibility of pre-shipping some of your gear to your destination ahead of time.  This is often more cost-effective than the airline over-size bagging fees. Plus, it relieves some of the hassles of travel days, you just need to get yourselves to the land of snow. When renting, online advance equipment and clothing rental is going to save you time, money and stress.  The cost savings could be up to 40%! See below in the “partner company reciprocal budget deals” section
for ways to save up to 25% on ski rentals through Winter Park Lodging Company.  Another popular option for budget-savvy travelers are consignment shops and other used-clothing retailers.

Invest in trip insurance.
You are booking early; life is full of surprises.  Insurance can save you thousands of dollars.  Should illness, an accident, or a host other unexpected misfortune come your way, good travel insurance can help one calamity not erupt into a financial disaster, as well.  Click below to learn more about trip insurance.

Always ask about age-related, job-related, and military discounts that may apply.

Ski resorts often offer college, military, and senior discounts.  Generally, all you need is documentation of your status and you receive a nice discount on lift passes.  If you work in a related industry it could be worth calling ahead and stating your name and business.  They might just offer you a special discount.  If you have a large group, call group sales at any resort and most of the time they will negotiate a price that is fair to you and them.

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Local lodging companies will do the same if you book direct with them.  Click below to see what we offer at Winter Park Lodging Company.

Ask about partner company reciprocal budget deals—for lessons, equipment, car rental, etc.

Not only will a local lodging company have the insider information on what the best thing happening is at the time, they will also have connections with other local businesses and provide reciprocating discounts with them. For example, if it’s rafting season, we provide 10% off with the local whitewater rafting outfit.  We provide discounts on everything ranging from outdoor experiences to retail savings in Winter Park and even car rentals!

 

 

Take advantage of multi-day lift tickets or passes.

Lift ticket deals exist all the time.

Multi-day pass—flexibility to choose a 2-out-of 3-days pass, or better, ski 7-out-of-10 days pass.  Savings vary and there is a limited inventory of these specially priced tickets.  Winter Park Resort offers discounts to seniors (70 years plus), children, students, and Military.  Notice, those little guys (kids 5 and under) can ski for $10, what a great ski deal!  Also, be on the lookout for “first-timers” deals.  You can often get lessons and learners slopes’ access for reduced pricing.

Passesextended vacations. You have the time, you have the desire—you are ready to spend more than seven days on the slopes.  A season pass is the way to go, even when buying midseason!  Take a look at the Winter Park Resort online site for unlimited lift passes, such as The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus (also includes six days at Steamboat) or all Winter Park/Mary Jane Pass for unlimited skiing for the rest of the season. There is a variety of ski options available, some which incorporate lift tickets for other resort areas; and other choices that are spring skiing specific.  For truly savvy savers, look at the upcoming year’s ski season pass in April or May: you will surprise yourself with how budget-friendly a ski pass can be!

Public transportation is most often the lowest cost, or even free.

Amtrak Winter Park Express: this unique experience train ride to Winter Park Resort is available January through March, on weekends.  Tickets range between $39 and $59; though, there are a limited number of early booking discount tickets avail for as low as $29. www.amtrak.com

Home James Transportation: Denver to Winter Park shuttle company.  Two hour trip in well-equipped shuttle vans.  $70-$100 per adult ticket.  Adjust pricing for groups. Half-price for children.  Deals and specials are often available online. 

Once you are up in Winter Park, the free, fun, and convenient shuttle service at your disposal is The Lift.  This public transportation will get you all around the resort, and the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, with multiple stops and extended hours.  Download the RideHop app.  Use access code: lift.

Stay during mid-week, non-holiday periods.
If you have the luxury of being able to get away during the week you will not only deal with a lower number of people on the slopes and on the roads, you will find lower prices on lodging, activities, and dining.  Most businesses offer great mid-week deals and specials.  At Winter Park Lodging Company our prices average $50-$100 less per night from Sunday through Wednesday.
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Mid Week Ski Slopes

Groceries and DIY meals and snack are the cheapest way to go.

Food: For cheap eats, the same tricks apply when on vacation that you practice at home.  Groceries always cost less than restaurants. If you’re coming up from Denver, pick up your food-stuff in the city, it is more economical than in the mountains.  Though, there are several moderately priced grocery stores in town, too.  Liquor stores are going to be significantly cheaper than bar service.  So, stock your vacation kitchen with convenient food and beverage supplies, and have greater control over the budget. There is even a local company, the Grocery Guys, that will shop for you if you’re wanting groceries waiting at your property.  You can still choose those times for indulging in culinary splurges.  Another tip for less money, additional fun, is to ‘pocket pack.’  Whether you put a backpack to work or use your parka’s pockets, there is a lot of portable nourishment that can keep you on the slopes while others are spending prime time and a chunk of change on the slope-side fare. Make it a meal on the go, and you’ll be in the dough!

Check out the free events calendars, before you go and upon arrival.

Activities & Events: Ski towns are vacation towns—they know how to radiate hospitality.  Free events and activities abound: concerts, classes, recreation, and discovery are the standard inviting happenings in Winter Park.  Once you know your travel dates, get online to access the resort, the town, and the Chamber of Commerce’s calendar of events. Check out the Winter Park Resort site for upcoming events on the mountain; and, for the town of Winter Park: http://www.playwinterpark.com/ .  Your vacation stay may need to be prolonged just to attend the fun and free specials!

Get Creative.

Another popular option for budget-savvy travelers are consignment shops and other used-clothing retailers.  Ski towns generally have great selections of gently used clothing and equipment available in these shops.  For kids that are quickly out-growing their garb, this is an especially appealing option. This last budget-smart option may present major savings but is relationship specific. Should you have friends or family living in Colorado, have a look at end-of-season bargains on equipment at the rental shops.  Pick up a pair of skis, boots, a snowboard, at incredible mark-down prices.Then, have your friend or family member store that equipment for your yearly trip.  A fun possibility–you and the friend go in together on a high-end pair of skis, and the friend can ski on them during times when you’re not using them.  We have a few friend groups for which this has actually been a wise financial success.  It saves the vacationers money and rental worries, and the keeper of the goods gets some time on shared equipment that may offer different thrills than their primary equipment.  The idea has been tested— it is worth consideration.

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January 29th, 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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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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Living The HGTV Dream

I’m not a big one for pinning my hopes on scratch cards or life changing lottery wins, but there’s something about the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway that lures me in every year.   Seriously, I’m going on 10 years of entering my email into that magic box every morning like a well trained puppy!

As with most Dream Home groupies, I enjoy losing myself in the fantasy world of what it would be like to live in such a home, in such an incredible location.

Well, now you can test out one of those fantasies, even if your name isn’t necessarily on the deed!

That’s right the 2007 HGTV Dream Home, based in none other than Winter Park, is now part of our luxury home rental program and available to rent this winter.

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Mary Jane’s Dream Home, The Perfect Vacation Property

Located in the exclusive, gated community of Bridger’s Cache, Mary Jane’s Dream Home is one of only a handful of properties snuggled into the woodland below the slopes of Mary Jane at Winter Park Resort.

An alluring blend of rustic mountain architecture and unique and charming interior design, Mary Jane’s Dream Home certainly lives up to its coveted title; but what really stands out about this home, is its innate livability and warmth.

Upon entering the home, you’ll be in awe of the grand beam construction throughout the home, yet find yourself immediately at ease and immersed in the warm hues and plush, welcoming décor.

As you explore the home, you’ll find yourself unable to stop yourself from sinking into an inviting sofa, or doing a quick Goldilocks mattress-bounce on a bed or two along the way.   As the kids charge through the lower level, claiming their bunk and reveling in having their very own movie den and wet bar, you’ll no doubt find each of your adult guests on one of the many private balconies, gazing out at the breathtaking surroundings and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

hgtv dream home winter parkWith multiple lounging areas and four sumptuous bedrooms to relax in, there are plenty of little hideaways when you need some downtime, but vacationing with friends and family is all about sharing experiences, and the social center of Mary Jane’s Dream Home has to be the fabulous main level.

Complete with a cozy lounge with fireplace and huge picture window framing the winter wonderland outside, super cool kitchen (with ample room for multiple chefs!) and large dining table to gather and enjoy a home cooked feast, when it’s time to bring everyone together, Mary Jane’s Dream Home delivers.

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Snuggled In The Woods Below Mary Jane 

Ah yes, skiing.  I was so wrapped up in the delights of this home in itself, I almost forgot about the world-class skiing on the doorstep….almost.

Winter Park Resort is a front runner in Colorado’s ski resort rankings, with 3000+ acres of skiing terrain that can both challenge the most experienced skier, and stir up a new found passion in a first timer.   Perfect for families and groups of mixed abilities, Winter Park Resort splits its area into seven distinct territories, click here to check out our latest guide to the Seven Territories Of Winter Park Resort.

Mary Jane’s Dream Home sits below the slopes of Mary Jane Territory – the local’s favorite, and home to the best bump skiing in North America.   A one minute car ride will get you to the Mary Jane Base Area lifts, or hop on the Corridor Trail (100 yard walk) and buzz your way down to the main base area of Winter Park, with Ski School access and ‘Parkside’ lifts.

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CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE and browse the full listing for Mary Jane’s Dream Home (with photos, interactive floor plan and sleeping arrangements).

 

 

December 4th, 2015

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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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Our newest Base Village Loft 113 features an open, social layout with beautiful high-end finishes.

We absolutely adore the Base Village Lofts at Winter Park, for a number of reasons!


There’s the incredible Base Village Loft Amenities:

  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Private one car garage
  • Private deck
  • Private washer/dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • 2 minute walk from Zephyr chairlift
  • Free access to Founders Pointe Hot Tub/Amenity Deck (150 yards away)

Not to mention the incredibly convenient location. Located above the Village shops and restaurants, and a 2 minute walk from the Zephyr chairlift, the Village Lofts are the top choice for visitors looking for higher end lodging,with easy access to ski school, lifts and other Village activities.

We love that the Base Village Lofts offer luxury lodging in the heart of the Village at Winter Park Resort.

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These high-end, 3 & 4 bedroom vacation rentals offer the most spacious lodging option in the Village, each with stylish urban decor and furnishings, large living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private one-car garage. It’s so refreshing to stay in a location that’s just steps away from everything you want to do during your vacation, and you don’t have to scrape snow off your windshield to boot!

 

For more information, and to browse all of our Base Village Loft vacation rentals,  CLICK HERE 

October 5th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Helpful hints, Local Info, Lodging, Our favorites, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter Park Resort, Winter Park Vacations

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New Intereactive Floorplans Make Choosing The Right Vacation Rental Even Easier

Winter Park VacationsWe understand that planning a vacation can be a tricky business: there’s activities to plan, transportation to arrange, equipment to rent, and finding the right vacation rental for all your family’s needs.

At Winter Park Lodging Company, we’re always trying to make the booking process easier, so that you can spend less time trawling through endless websites, and more time planning the fun stuff.

One of the big reasons our guests love to chat with our reservation team during the booking process, is so that they can ask specific questions about the layout of the property.

We understand that most families or groups are going to have specific needs when it comes to sleeping arrangements.  For example, parents are going to want to know the proximity of their room to the kids’ room, guests with mobility challenges are going to want to know how many flights of stairs there are in the property, and multi-family groups are going to be looking for at least two living spaces with entertainment outlets for the children.

Long story short, we recognized the need for floor plans in our property listings.  And not just any old floor plan, we wanted a plan that would take our guests on a virtual tour of our vacation homes, with a birds eye view of the floor plan for each level of the home, plus full color photos.

Partnering with cutting edge floor plan provider TruPlace, we are excited to announce that we have completed floor plans for 30% of our properties currently feature an interactive floor plan, and we intend to have the remaining 70% completed by the end of September.
Vacation rentals with floorplans

How do they work?  Simply click on the floor plan button on our property listing and a complete plan of the home will appear on your screen.

An image is shown in the center of the screen, with the floor plan on the right side of the screen.  Now, hover your mouse pointer on different rooms on the floor plan, and you will see the image change to a view of each of the areas you hover on.  You can even see key views from some of the rooms or decks by pausing your mouse on each of the dots.

Notice also, the tabs at the top of the floor plan.  Click on each of the levels (Main, Upper, Lower, All) to see the specific layout of each floor.

Or, perhaps you would prefer to see a complete gallery of all of the images, including exterior shots, garages, and shared amenities?   Click on the tabs above the main image to view a more traditional view of the full gallery, slideshow and a mapped location of the property.

Initial feedback from our guests has been extremely positive, with many saying they’ve never felt more confident in booking a vacation rental.    Additionally, many of our property owners have shared that they love looking through some of the other properties in our program, to get inspiration for interior design ideas and furnishing updates.

Take a look for yourself.   We’ve offered a quick selection of some of our vacation homes with floor plans below.   Click on the links below to open the listing, then click the FLOOR PLAN TOUR button to open up the interactive floor plan and gallery portal.

Parry Peak loft 4 bedroom

Base Village Loft 101

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Trailhead Lodges 723

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Founders Pointe 4371

July 3rd, 2014

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The Secret’s Out

Visit fraserNational Geographic has recently named Fraser as one of it’s Top 10 Best Secret Ski Towns Of North America.  Here’s what they have to say….

Fraser, Colorado.  Best For: Adventurous families with a taste for top-of-the-world skiing

‘Fraser is an anomaly in the resort-packed northern half of Colorado—a humble, affordable town in the shadow of a premier ski area. Somehow managing to skirt the popular radar, this railroad town of 910 maintains the air of a funky, back-of-beyond Western hamlet even though it’s only 70 miles from Denver. You don’t come here for the nightlife scene, unless you count the illuminated tubing hill on the slopes behind town. But there’s a great pizza shop, saloon, bowling alley/movie theater/bar, and a ski shop, Joe’s Backcountry Repair, that will hand-tune your planks. You can also still take the train here, with a small Amtrak station right in town.

Five miles up the road, its runs visible from town, is Winter Park Resort, a complex, sprawling ski area with 3,081 acres of terrain, 3,060 feet of vertical, and 25 lifts…..click here to continue reading the article. 

Fly fishing in winter parkWe completely agree that Fraser is one of those rare hidden gems that sparkle beneath the snow.  Even more secret is its easy capacity to wow its’ residents and visitors throughout the summer months.   With stunning vistas, endless network of mountain bike trails, weekly music concerts in the park, and near-by fly fishing and horseback riding, Fraser just keeps on getting better.

One of our favorite Fraser features is the Fraser River trail, that meanders its way along the river bank between Winter Park and Fraser .  Summer or winter, it’s a wonderful hike to take the family on and a great area to spot moose, beaver and birds of prey.   In the warmer months, mild eddies along the river offer a perfect place to tease a trout on the end of your fly rod, and the 1.5 mile, gently graded path is a wonderful training area for the young cyclist.   In the winter, the well traveled foot path offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains beyond the sparkling willows that line the river bank.

 

Feeling tempted to explore this secret treasure for yourself?  To get a taste of the lodging on offer in the tranquil town of Fraser, take a look at our Vacation Rentals In Fraser.

January 8th, 2014

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