Know that often the best places are off the beaten path, and you should spend some time calculating your driving distance to your desired destinations. Breckenridge lodging rentals can be a bit out of the way of main attractions and more rural (which we’ve learned to love.) Make sure you check google maps and even Earth to see the surrounding areas.
Evaluate the kitchen: - This is our favorite reason to rent Breckenridge lodging homes. It’s the best idea for saving money on vacation through at home breakfast, packing picnics, getting started to your holidays at a leisurely pace. It’s in the kitchen where you’ll really set the tone of “wherever you are together is home.” Enjoy your favorite bottles of wine with a meal and not break the budget.
Review the owners: - You’ll want to know who you’re renting from. This is as important as looking at other guest reviews. Look at the owner’s recommendations. I also want to make sure they’re collecting taxes and doing things the right way, with integrity.
Check the other guest reviews, and the comments from owners on the reviews. You’ll gain some real insight about the area and the place you’ll be renting, and make sure it’s right for your family.
Check the amenities: - What’s the location, what kind of coffee will you need? Is there a blender if you make smoothies? Is it kid friendly (especially important if there is a baby in the mix) and any thing else you might need to make the place feel like home. What are the laundry facilities like? Having a way to do laundry while you travel, especially with family, makes packing light, even for a trip to Europe, a reality. Are there any family board games at the property? Might be a simple thing, but board games = memories made, and less time connected to devices.
Check into the cleaning fees, check in and out times, and make sure you know what’s included- do they leave you toilet paper and paper towels, or do you need your own? What deposits need to be made in advance? You’ll usually need to leave at least 50% upfront, sometimes even more, to secure your rental. Check for any hidden fees and make sure you know any extras up front so you’ll be prepared.
Don’t be afraid to negotiate the price, especially if you’re booking last minute. After all, you don’t want to keeping pondering on the waste of money a Breckenridge lodging vacation can turn out to be if you don’t research it well.
Pine Ridge Condominiums is a privately managed collection of vacation rentals centrally located in Breckenridge, Colorado