Last Updated on December 23, 2023

While Breckenridge, Colorado, is renowned as a premier ski resort, my family and I have discovered the enchantment that the town offers in every season. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, refreshing mountain air, and a promise of outdoor adventures, Breckenridge has become one of our favorite destinations. When we visit, our go-to accommodation is the Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge.

Nestled at the base of the expansive Breckenridge ski area, this vacation club provides easy access to the year-round activities along Breck’s charming downtown main street. From playing to staying and dining, everything is conveniently within reach from our vacation rental at the Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge.

Once your car is parked at the lodge, there’s no need to drive around town. Enjoy the convenience of walking or taking the complimentary Breckenridge shuttle to explore the town’s offerings. Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge truly enhances the overall experience of our stay in this Rocky Mountain gem.

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Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge

Suite at Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge.
Suite at Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge. Photo courtesy of VRBO

Accommodations at the vacation club range from 111 spacious studios or one-bedroom villas located over seven floors. Studios offer 450-square-feet of living space and can accommodate four people with a queen bed, double sleeper sofa, bath, full kitchen, living room and dining area. Some studios include a whirlpool tub.

One-bedroom villas are double the size at 900-square-feet, with a maximum occupancy of six guests with a king bed, two double sleeper sofas, and two baths with a whirlpool. The living room and bedroom are separated by a privacy wall. A full kitchen along with a living room/sitting area and dining area add to the home away from home feel, whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a week or longer stay.

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While the Mountain Valley Lodge units don’t have their own washer and dryer, each floor of the resort offers a free laundry area with industrial washers and dryers.

Tasteful and well-planned décor pays homage to the colors and features of this Rocky Mountain region with its tans, browns, and orange touches.

All rooms at Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge have balconies offering stunning views of the mountain slopes, streams, picturesque Maggie Pond, Rotary Snowplow Park, and charming downtown Breckenridge. These views alone make staying here a treat.

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Breckenridge, CO

Outdoor fire pits at Marriott Mountain Valley Resort.
Outdoor fire pits at Marriott Mountain Valley Resort. Photo courtesy of VRBO

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge sports a large outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spas along with sitting areas with warming firepits. Guests who like to grill will find plenty of outdoor barbeques located on a stone patio which also includes a rustic seating area with tables, chairs and another firepit.

A fitness center offers plenty of cardio and weight training equipment to help guests stay in shape if the skiing, hiking and biking isn’t enough to keep you fit.

Another benefit of staying at this resort is that it offers ski-in/ski-out access to Quicksilver lift on Peak 9. On-site ski and snowboard rental is offered by Charter Sports with complimentary storage of the equipment for guests. And for those into tubing and sledding, Marriott provides free snow disks and sleds.

Book your stay at Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge.

Where to Shop for Food in Breckenridge

You’re at a vacation rental – your home away from home – with full kitchen amenities. That means you’ll likely be looking for a grocery store even it you just want coffee or tea in the morning, a glass of wine in the afternoon, hot cocoa in the evening, or some goodies to munch on during your stay.

We can recommend our favorite places to shop.

City Market – Breckenridge

This large grocery store is part of the Kroger family and therefore offers a wide selection along with competitive food prices. It’s usually our go-to on our trips to Breckenridge.

Shoppers can find just about everything here from produce and baked goods to a full deli and cheese counter, pharmacy and general merchandise.

It’s only a 6-minute drive from the vacation club.

Safeway – Frisco

Those who are loyal shoppers of Safeway or Vons will find a Safeway in Frisco, 20-minutes from the resort, but less than a quarter mile from the Breckenridge exit on Interstate 70 which you’ll be driving on when arriving from Denver. You’ll go right by it, so if you’re a Safeway shopper, stop for groceries before heading on to Breckenridge and save a trip.

Again, like City Market, you’ll find everything you need to cook or snack on in your vacation villa from assorted meats and seafood to produce, deli and bakery items. There’s also a Starbucks right near by.

Breckenridge Market & Liquor

This store located in the historic downtown is a one-stop for groceries or liquor, but don’t expect a huge selection. Prices here are a bit higher although often worth it for the convenience. If you need a quick pickup, this is the place to go.

No matter what time of the year you decide to visit this four-season destination, Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge is an ideal place for adults, families or friend getaways. 

We love it here and you will too.

Book your stay at the Breckenridge Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge.


  • Michael Kompanik

    Michael Kompanik is a retired US Navy Captain and now a freelance writer and photographer living in San Diego. He enjoys wandering the globe in search of historic places, nature, spectacular scenery, and fascinating cultures. He's also part of a travel writing team with his wife, Noreen who shares in his sense of adventure.

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