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Luxury Lodge on the Blue River *Free Nights/We Buy Lift Tickets *

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Blue River - Cold Water Creek Lodge

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, Bunk House, Game Room (Sleeps 14)

***Free Lift Tickets This Winter***Inquire For Details***

Luxury Lodge Tucked Between Blue River & Mountain Views – A Haven for Families

Once our family decided to buy in Breckenridge, we hit the ground running. We searched for two years to find the perfect year-round lodge close to town but immersed in nature.

A couple of places came close; most just didn’t have everything we were looking for.

Eventually, after a heated family debate, we decided our best option was not to buy our dream lodge after all, but build it.

And so Cold Water Creek Lodge was born – a 5-bedroom family-friendly lodge just 5 miles from Breckenridge.

Building our ideal place gave us (and our guests!) two BIG benefits.


Cold Water Creek Lodge sits on 13 acres of riverfront property caught between stunning views of the Quandary Peak out the front door, and Red Mountain and the Blue River out the back door. Wildlife sightings – elk, beaver, moose, deer – are common. You’ll forget you’re only 5 miles from town.

Here, you can fall asleep to the rush of water over rocks, and wake to morning coffee with a view of the mountain and deer grazing along the riverbank.

You can step out the back door and be ten feet from fly fishing in the river’s cold and pristine waters. Out front door, and you’re in prime hiking territory with Summit County’s best trail – the McCullough Gulch Trail – winding through the property.

We installed two hot-tub and fire-pit areas (in both the front and back of the lodge) for your family’s own private après-ski and full enjoyment of the magnificent scenery through all four seasons.

In winter, seven world-class resorts are within an hour drive. Even better, WE PROVIDE TWO LIFT TICKETS A DAY as part of your stay. (Inquire for more info.)

Warm your ski boots in our boot warmer for toasty toes.

And after you return from the slopes, defrost in the 8-person hot tub with views of snow-capped Quandary Peak. Or duck inside and enjoy the heat from the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the Great Room.

In fall, the whole scene bursts into yellow as the aspens play out their autumn drama. Light a crackling fire at the fire-pit, gather around the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the crisp Colorado air.

In spring and summer, the mountains present endless activities and deep green vistas.


Building also meant we could design the house, from the ground up, to be ideal for families. We love hosting multigenerational family reunions or multiple families traveling together.

Kids and dogs find plenty of space to run around, and the private and paved road with few cars keeps them safe (and also means quick, traffic-free trips into town.)

We provide pack-n-play and a high chair, too.

We even gave kids their own section of the house, called the Bunkhouse, with a gameroom where they can decamp together for video games on the LCD flatscreen with Nintendo Wii, movies on Netflix, or a game of air hockey. Add a few mugs of hot chocolate and you’ll have some happy kids.

The attached bunkroom with three bunk beds provide a summer camp setting for telling stories by flashlight past bedtime. They get their own attached bathroom, too, and in the gameroom, there’s also a couch that folds out into a queen bed.

The living areas are open to each other, and cozy for conversation, shared meals, and poker in the adult cardroom. The windows in the Great Room overlook a spectacular view of Quandary Peak.

The kitchen has high-end GE Monogram appliances (including 2 dishwashers!), granite countertops, and heated floors made from reclaimed pine found right here in Summit County. Flip some pancakes and serve them at the granite breakfast bar!


No need to rush to claim the best bedrooms when you arrive. We made them all pretty great. All have their own private, attached bathroom. If you’ve traveled as a group before, you know how essential that is!

We also provide cozy comforters and butter soft sheets and flatscreen TVs in every single room.


We’d love to help make your Breckenridge getaway wonderful, so let us know what we can do.

There is no slow season at Cold Water Creek, thanks to our year-round amenities and activities. We encourage you to book today, using the yellow “Book It” button to the right. Thanks!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Mark Ronchetti
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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Why Mark Ronchetti chose Breckenridge Area

After looking all over Summit County and finding some great locations we settled on the McCullough Gulch Reserve to build our Colorado vacation home. The Blue River is literally ten feet behind the house. The best hikes in Summit county border the property. With 13 acres you can stretch out and get away from it all with Breck just a few miles down the road. As great as many areas around Breck are you will not beat this location or this house. The views are classic stunning Colorado with all the conveniences of being right next to one of the best ski towns in North America.

What makes this house unique

The Cold Water Creek Lodge sits on 13 acres of Blue River frontage just south of Breckenridge. You can be skiing Breckenridge within 5 minutes of leaving the Lodge. Don't want to drive? No problem we are on the bus route right to the ski area. Out the front door of the Lodge you can hike the most stunning trail in Summit County, the McCullough Gulch Trail. This hike features breathtaking waterfalls and high mountain lakes. Out the back door of the Lodge you can fish the Blue River. You will have two miles of river all to yourself.


based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Lodge on the Blue River *Free Nights/We Buy Lift Tickets *
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful lodge that was perfect for our week in Breckenridge.

  • 5 of 5

Famtastic! Such a beautiful and well laid out vacation rental. We came with 8 adults and 5 children and there was plenty of room for all of us. The bathroom in each bedroom gave each couple plenty of privacy and the kids loved the bunkroom. The kitchen was beyond amazing and almost every night we cooked and ate in. There was not one thing that we needed that was not there. The views from every window were amazing. We had a week that we will never forget. The only negative was not with the lodge but with nature-high mosquito and bee season. A swarm down by creek attacked the kids😢򘠠But we didn't let that stop us from having an awesome time and I would highly recommend staying here. We did not want to leave! Thank you for a great stay Mark.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Forest

Lives up to all the previous accolades!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, Cold Water Creek Lodge exceeded my expectations which were set pretty high based on all previous comments. The location of the lodge beneath Quandary Peak out the front door and viewed from the Great Room and the Blue River out the back door with mountains in the background is just perfect. I love opening the window in the kitchen, which by the way is fully equipped and love the dual dish washers, to listen to the river rushing by. The Ronchetti's really did a phenomenal job in picking the location, and building such an inviting and warm lodge. The only recommendations I would make is upgrading the speakers in the Great Room for the stereo. I am a bit of an audiophile so take that into consideration, but they could be replaced. We also never got the outdoor backyard speakers to work? Not a big deal. The only other negative comment came from one of our guests who slept on the pull out bed in the Game Room and commented that is was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, we had a great time at the lodge, explored the McCullough Gulch trail, fished the Blue, and just had a wonderful time. I know my brother is interested in bringing the family during Winter and has expressed interest in staying at Cold Water Creek as well! Wonderful job you guys and can't wait to return sometime in the future. I highly recommend this lodge!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whittier, California

Colorado Mountain Lodge Luxury Living Set on Blue River and Alpine Peaks

  • 5 of 5

Breckenridge, Colorado has some of the most breathtaking alpine views and peaks anywhere. I just didn't expect it at our home away from home at the Cold Water Creek Lodge. Nestled against the National Forest, this unique very large home (lodge is appropriate) sits on the Blue River just 30 feet off the back porch. The sound of rushing water careening over rocks lulls you into a relaxed state absent the city noises I am use to back in Los Angeles. Looking up from the river in the evening, the sun sets behind you casting a golden glow reflecting off the treeless 14000 foot peaks partly shadowed in the lower elevations. The forest of pines and aspens provide a feeling of seclusion as the closest property is about a quarter mile away without blocking any of the spectacular views. The McCullough Canyon trail is about 200 yards away and leads to cool and dark forested areas with some of the trails running along one of the largest feeder creeks for the Blue River.

When we travel with family and join up with friends, we have usually stayed in hotels or resident inns that have kitchens. We had a larger group planned this trip with family also coming in from Atlanta. We lucked out in nabbing this gorgeous lodge when another group had to cancel due to health reasons. We got a wonderful call from Mark Ronchetti, the owner, who explained the facility features and general information about the area. When I asked about the weather this time of year, he was super knowledgeable about the weather patterns, temperatures, and recommendations for July in Breckridge. Mark Ronchetti has been the Chief Meteorologist for KRQE news 13 and 2 KASA Fox since 2006. You will find this large home that can easily accommodate 16 people to be roomy, with a separate stairs to upstairs quarters for 8 over the garage (2 can use the sofa sleeper in the game room) that is meant for the younger crowd with a large separate game room. The kitchen was fabulous with a very large central island with its own prep sink and unique metal tractor chair adjustable seats that seat around the bar type counter. With two dish washers, two large ovens, and a commercial style gas stove, and all the pots, pans, dishes, glassware and cooking utensils, we had no problems enjoying the cook atmosphere of friends and family. The BBQ outside on the back porch was adequate. There are so many other features we enjoyed about this property, but you will have to book a stay to discover them yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with a view to match!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Cold Water Creek Lodge. The home was beautiful, from the wood floors to the windows everywhere showing off the view of the mountains. The kitchen was well stocked which was very helpful, and one of the best we have found throughout our rental experiences. We enjoyed the firepits and hot tubs, it was a favorite place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or watching the sunset over the mountains. The Ronchettis were great to deal with, very reliable, helpful and prompt in responding. Would highly recommend anyone looking to come to Breckenridge to stay here! The sound of the creek was also one of my favorite parts of the house. We left our windows open at night to cool the room, and that sound was so peaceful. Beautiful hidden gem!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, Tx

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with all of our children and our granddaughter at the Lodge on the Blue River. Words just can't express how accommodating and gorgeous this property was. We really needed nothing to make our stay complete except groceries. The guys went fishing immediately upon arrival, just outside the back of the house on the Blue River. We slept with our windows open every night to feel the cool Colorado air and to hear the river just outside our window. Their were two hot tubs, one in the back and one in the front of the house and both with gorgeous views. The only complaint I really have is that the larger of the two hot tubs wasn't working while we were there (never got hot) and they didn't show up to fix it until we were packing up our car to leave. So we had to limit how many could get in the smaller one to 3 people.

To top off my trip we saw two moose outside the back the house. I think that might the first time I've ever seen one! That was very cool! We took walks up the very private road to the dead end and next to the house there were walking trails with beautiful water falls along the way! It was stunning!!

My whole family loved there trip to Colorado and the house was just exceptional!!

Thank you Mark for making your home so comfortable and homey!

L Montagne

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I can not fully express how delighted we were with our stay at Blue Rive Lodge. It is awesome! The lodge is perfectly located, away from the tourist parts of Breckenridge. It is located right on the Blue River and that was so cool! The river was really flowing because of the ice melt. We loved spending time sitting on the patio, fire pit going and listening to the river rush! The house is immaculate. The bedrooms are large each with its own bath. We had three families and 5 grandchildren. The bunk house was perfect as the six bunks are located next to the game room with the air hockey. We never heard the kids! Truly, the house was perfect. Extra things like boots warmers and dryers were unexpected and well used with damp feet after hiking in some snow left on the trails.The owners were attentive to our needs, which actually were none! Everything you would need is right in the house. We loved our time there and hopefully will return ASAP.

Patty and Isaac

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Blue River, Breckenridge Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Early Value 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Years 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall Colors 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £12
Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning Fee £287
Tax Rate 11.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Blue River in Summit County Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 6 Bunk Bed
    Den - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack and play that can be used for a child up to 2 years old. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One fold out in the adult card room and another in kids bunkhouse game room. , Bunk Beds (3) 3 sets of bunk beds located in bunkhouse
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor gas fire pit overlooking Summit Couty's highest peak, seperate kids bunkhouse which includes gameroom/bathroom/bunkroom, adult card room, heated garage, 7 HD TV's and all bedrooms have their own bathrooms.

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