Discover luxury ski home subdivisions in Summit County and Breckenridge, Colorado that provide strong short term rental income for owners.
A luxury Summit County home represents not just a high-end getaway in a world-class ski destination. It also represents an investment opportunity with the cost and maintenance of the real estate offset by vacation rental income and potential tax benefits.
Savvy luxury homebuyers also recognize that their return on investment will be further enhanced by a gain in appreciation, along with the lifestyle and memories they enjoy as their beautiful Breckenridge or Summit County real estate increases in value over time.
Are there Summit County luxury home subdivisions or neighborhoods with particularly strong short term rental income?
There certainly are. Generally speaking, the highest nightly and weekly rental rates will be on those luxury homes that are located closest to the ski lifts, but there are plenty of neighborhoods across Summit County that will afford you a nice income when you aren’t in town to enjoy the home yourself.
Please note that what follows is not an exhaustive list of subdivisions that feature strong short term rentals. I will help you to understand the ins and outs of each luxury neighborhood and will provide rental projections or histories on any homes in which you express a particular interest.
Luxury Homes in Areas with Strong Short Term Rental Income
The following luxury subdivisions feature particularly strong short term rental income.
BRECKENRIDGE LUXURY SKI HOMES
Breckenridge Ski in, Ski Out Homes
You and your short-term guests will enjoy the ultimate in slopeside Breckenridge luxury in these ski in, ski out custom homes.
The Timber Trail subdivision is reserved exclusively for single family homes and these command some of the best rental income in the county. Each home is a work of art — hulking yet graceful masonry and timber work and the finest in architecture and interior design. In these homes, no detail is forgotten. Many are equipped with wine rooms, game rooms, bunk rooms, elevators, and home theaters. Timber Trail is also part of the Breckenridge Mountain Master Association, which means owners and guests in Timber Trail enjoy the exclusive and lavish amenities of One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort property at the base of Peak 8.
These amenities include an extensive Aquatics Center with panoramic glass walls and ceilings, two swimming pools (a soaking pool for adults and a gradual “beach entry” pool for children), a sauna, an indoor hot tub, an outdoor hot tub with a fire pit and jaw-dropping views of Breckenridge ski resort at Peak 8. One Ski Hill Place also features a two-lane bowling alley designed to mimic a Breckenridge mine shaft, two movie lounges, a game room with pool table, a fitness center that leaves nothing to be desired, and the T-Bar, a popular and bustling après ski spot. Read more about One Ski Hill Place.
Timber Trail residents and guests also receive private, on-call shuttle service to anywhere in Breckenridge. Additionally, the Breckenridge Free Ride bus service stops six blocks away on Ski Hill Road. Timber Trail is a very popular luxury destination for owners and their short-term guests.
See today’s listings in gorgeous Timber Trail.
Boulder Ridge, also located on Peak 8, features spacious, inviting homes with stunning natural surroundings and incredible access to the base area of Breckenridge ski resort. Homeowners and short-term guests in Boulder Ridge can easily walk to the slopes of Breckenridge ski resort as well as to the nearby Breckenridge Nordic center. It’s also easy to hop on the free town shuttle, which will drop you off at the base area, and can easily connect you to downtown Breckenridge as well.
See the luxury listings in Boulder Ridge and Boulder Ridge III
Shock Hill is an intimate neighborhood of breathtaking luxury homes located at the mid-station of the BreckConnect Gondola. This location uniquely connects owners with the base areas of Peaks 7 and 8 and the Breckenridge Nordic Center, as well as with our historic downtown. Shock Hill offers some of the most prestigious real estate in all of Summit County and has gondola-in, gondola-out convenience
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In-Town Breckenridge Properties / Breckenridge Historic District
With the town of Breckenridge’s unique configuration in relation to the ski mountain, the shuttle system, and the Breck Connect gondola (which connects Main Street Breckenridge with the Peak 8 base area) the in town Breckenridge properties enjoy convenient access to the ski resort. These in-town properties are especially great for multi-generational groups – or groups where some people want to ski, while others might want to shop, or take an art class, or visit a museum or take a historical tour.
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Nestled among towering trees on the south side of town, between the ice arena and Carter Park, Sunbeam Estates offer an easy walk to both of these recreational hubs, as well as to the boutique shopping, award-winning dining, and year-round festivals and events on Main Street Breckenridge.
Current Sunbeam Estates listings are here
Four individual subdivisions exist in the area commonly known as Gold Flake, just east of downtown Breckenridge. These beautiful luxury homes face the ski mountain and offer breathtaking year-round views. There are large custom homes here that sleep an army and can be very lucrative rentals, though, because they are not on the ski hill itself, the price per square foot is often lower.
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The glorious sunsets and views from your Goldenview windows and decks make this some of the most desirable real estate in all of Breckenridge, but, again, because it isn’t on the ski mountain, you will pay less per square foot. You will still feel connected to the town of Breckenridge and to the ski resort, however, as Breckenridge’s free town shuttle stops here at Goldenview every 30 minutes.
The location of Goldenview is particularly ideal if you love hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. The trails that run near and through Goldenview are hard to beat for majestic views. Popular Baldy Mountain trailhead is just above the neighborhood. The trails near Goldenview subdivision spider off in many directions. Some trails continue up to Boreas Pass and others lead to the miles upon miles of trails in French Gulch. And these trails are popular year round. Enjoy the views on a hike or mountain bike ride in the summertime and a cross-country/backcountry ski excursion in the wintertime.
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The Highlands at Breckenridge
The Highlands at Breckenridge is bordered by downtown Breckenridge to the south and a Jack-Nicklaus designed 27-hole municipal golf course to the north. Each winter, the Breckenridge Golf Club becomes the Gold Run Nordic Center, featuring 27 km of groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails, as well as an ice skating pond, sleigh rides, and a Clubhouse restaurant. A bounty of natural cross-country ski trails intersect throughout the Highlands at Breckenridge neighborhood, as well.
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KEYSTONE LUXURY SKI HOMES
Dercum’s Dash homes for sale offer a premiere position in beautiful Keystone. Keystone’s River Run gondola is nearby, as are the base area’s many boutique shops and restaurants. Homeowners and guests in Dercum’s Dash (also known as Dercum Tracts Sub) enjoy unrivaled convenience and seclusion, the perfect blend of features for ski in, ski out living. When this elite and exclusive community is complete, there will be 24 luxury single family homes on the 21-acre parcel, as well as a magnificent 6,000 square foot private clubhouse for Dercum’s Dash homeowners and guests.
Dercum’s Dash current listings.
Keystone Ranch homes for sale is a community of mostly high-end luxury homes located in West Keystone. This is luxury golf course real estate, in close proximity to the Keystone Ski Resort.
Keystone Ranch surrounds two championship golf courses: Keystone Ranch and the Keystone River Course. Keystone is also a fishing enthusiast’s paradise, with its proximity to both the Snake River and Lake Dillon. Owners here in Keystone Ranch are treated, daily, to jaw dropping views. Depending on the property and the way the home is situated, you may enjoy panoramic views of Lake Dillon, the River Golf Course, the Keystone Ranch Golf Course, or the majestic Gore Range.
Keystone Ranch Homes for Sale
COPPER MOUNTAIN LUXURY SKI HOMES
One of only a few gated communities in Summit County, the prestigious address of Lewis Ranch is home to several past Parade of Homes award winners and some very impressive new construction continues here today.
The custom architecture of Lewis Ranch spotlights the vast and impressive view corridors and incorporates timbers and beams with rich natural elements. Styles of Lewis Ranch homes range from rough-hewn and rustic to sleek and contemporary, but all finishes are high-end with gourmet chef’s kitchens and luxuriously appointed baths. Many homes in Lewis Ranch feature custom wine rooms, home theaters, and slopeside Jacuzzis.
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SILVERTHORNE LUXURY SKI HOMES
Eagles Nest Golf Course Homes
From Eagles Nest and its surrounding communities – the Eagles Nest Golf Course Subdivision, Three Peaks, Fox Valley at the Raven, and Aspen at Eagles Nest, to name a few — you’ll enjoy easy access to some of the state’s premiere hiking and mountain biking trails – plus Gold medal fly fishing on the Blue River. Your home in Eagles Nest also positions you just a few minutes north of I-70, affording quick and easy access to Denver (75 minutes to downtown, 1 hour 45 minutes to DIA) and even quicker access to 6 major ski resorts: Keystone Ski Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper, Vail and Beaver Creek. Take a closer look at Eagles Nest.
CONTACT ME FOR MORE
As mentioned above, this is by no means an exhaustive list of the investment opportunities in Breckenridge and Summit County. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your individual needs, and I’ll be happy to make some suggestions for other luxury Breckenridge and Summit County homes with strong rental income.
When shopping for luxury ski home real estate, it’s important to be aware that some Breckenridge and Summit County neighborhoods restrict or disallow short term rental activity, though most do not. If offering your luxury home on the short term rental market is important to you, make sure the Homeowner’s Association in your desired neighborhood allows these short term rentals. (Your luxury Realtor will help you with this.) A subdivision’s HOA documents – more specifically its Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, also known as the HOA’s Declarations or CC&Rs, will lay out the guidelines for the community, including, any restrictions on short term rentals, if any such restrictions are in place.
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