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February in Summit County

Romantic Restaurants

Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon

Location: 109 Lincoln Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Hours: 4PM - 10PM, dinner service starts at 5PM
Phone: (970) 453-9948

Briar Rose has been a landmark for downtown Breckenridge for decades. As the Briar Rose website puts it "The Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon is the perfect link between our old-west heritage and modern day appetites!". With an extensive menu and rustic meets chic interior, you will feel right at home here for a romantic dinner! 

Swiss Haven

Location: 325 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Hours: 4PM - Close 
Phone: (970) 453-6969

Another staple of downtown Breckenridge, the Swiss Haven was established in 1996 and has continued due to it's

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What to do This Month!

 1st Annual Snow Festival

Dates: February 6th - 8th

Don't miss out on the first annual Snow Festival in Frisco, at the 10 Mile Music Hall. Special performances, discounted lift tickets, tubing and more! Check out this three day festival! 

Full schedule and tickets 

 Portfolio Gallery 

Dates: February 14th, 5PM - 8:30PM

This free event features local arts and artists, live music, and wine. Mixed Media is Portfolio Gallery’s way to connect the community with our artists and local musicians, as well as providing an eclectic and casual setting in which to relax with a glass of rose surrounded by gorgeous artwork. Leslie Jorgensen, a backcountry painter is this events featured artist. 

Check out

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Vacant Lot Partnership


The town of Frisco may be working with a private landowner to turn a vacant lot off of Granite St into new workforce housing plans. This is not the first time the town has partnered to create housing; as was the case for the Peak One Neighborhood.

The council meeting agreed that they are greatly in need of workforce housing, however, they want to closely examine the comments and responses from the community and then work on a more formal proposal before taking it back to the public. This proposal is in its infancy and it requires a lot of consideration before coming to a decision. 

The views of and from the potential new area of development in Frisco.

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Breckenridge Voted one of the top US Cities for a Long and Healthy Life 


Summit County boasts one of the highest average life expectancy for residents and some of the healthiest aging population. The life expectancy for Summit County is 86.8 years, where the national average is 79 years. To see other top listed cities check out this link.

Studies by Washington University show that Summit County has held the place of the lowest cancer mortality rates and very low obesity rates, much of this is due to the exceptional number of outdoor activities available in the area. The Summit County also has individuals who are very dedicated to helping the aging population of the area age with health and safe living in mind. The Longevity

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We, at Breck Life Group, are fortunate to have wonderful clients who were willing to share their personal photographs for our 2020 calendar contest! All the entries were wonderful and we truly enjoyed getting to see through the eyes of our clients! Thank you very much for entering the contest, we found it difficult to select a winner with all the beautiful images of Summit County!

Our winners for the contest were Carol and Alan Kelly! Pictured here is Carol Kelly holding the calendar after accepting her $100 gift certificate to Twist restaurant in Breckenridge. 

"What a wonderful surprise to win the calendar competition!!! Thank you!" - Carol Kelly

Pictured here; Carol Kelly at Portfolio Gallery, which she and her husband, Alan Kelly, own. 


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20th Anniversary Big Beers Festival


Dates: January 9th - 11th

Don't miss out on this years World-Class Beer Festival! There will be many events over the weekend where brewmasters and brewery owners will impart their beer knowledge and you will be able to sample hundreds of big, Belgian style, and experimental beers! There will be beer and food pairings at the brewmasters' dinner, beer & brewing seminars and a commercial tasting event! 

Full schedule and tickets 


Distilled, Backcountry and Bourbon 

Dates: January 11th 

This event, held at the Warren Station, will be a pairing of backcountry and avalanche awareness. There will be presentations by Friends of the CAIC to increase awareness of backcountry and avalanche safety;

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Breckenridge Valentine's Day

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Valentine’s Day plans, especially if you’re spending it here in Breckenridge. So whether you’re looking for a cozy dinner spot or hope to get outside and enjoy a day filled with wintertime recreation, here’s a quick look at how we recommend you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge. 

Outside Activities 

Sleigh Ride 

Breckenridge Stables offers sleigh rides at 2 different locations: Peak 9 and the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center. We love the Peak 9 option because it travels up the mountain and reaches about 11,000’ elevation, which couldn’t provide riders with a better view of Ten Mile Range and downtown Breckenridge. But in all honesty, you can’t really go wrong either way. Wool

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U.S. Housing Market 2020A new year always brings new questions, especially when it comes to the housing market. So if you’re planning to buy or sell sometime in 2020 and might be wondering what's in store over the next 12 months, here are a few things experts and economists are predicting…

Low inventory will still be an issue

Unemployment is sitting around a 50-year low and interest rates are still well below historical norms, so what gives? Well, housing supply remains low across the board, and especially at lower price ranges, so more renters, first-time home buyers, and existing home owners are staying put, which is continuing to hurt the market all over. 

Mortgage rates remain low 

Did you know that mortgage rates were hovering around 8.5 percent at the start of

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Now that the new year has finally arrived and the holiday season is officially behind us, we’ve now reached the peak of ski season here in Summit County and we figured there’s no better time like the present to provide our loyal followers with a few quick tips related to one of the more underrated wintertime activities—cross country skiing. So before you hit the trails this ski season, here are 5 things to keep in mind when it comes to cross country skiing.

Dress in layers

Definitely one of the most important thing to remember before going cross country skiing is to dress in layers. As an intense aerobic activity, it’s easy to overheat if you’re heavily dressed and the last thing you want to do out on the trail is start sweating.

Stretch before &

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Breckenridge Townhomes Inventory is a little tight when it comes to buying a Breckenridge townhouse right now, especially if you’re needing to stay under the $1 million threshold. So if you’re looking to make some big decisions in the early part of 2020 and hope to be settled into a new place sooner rather than later, here’s where you’ll currently find some really strong deals on available Breckenridge townhomes for sale. 

Main Street Junction 

Situated just off South Main Street and only minutes from ski lifts and downtown Breckenridge, the Main Street Junction community offers amazing living spaces, private heated garages, and even access to The Pioneer Club. Additionally, most units have anywhere between 700 and 1,300+ square feet and prices tend to start in the

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Listing information last updated on February 27th, 2020 at 7:01pm MST.