Last Updated on December 23, 2023

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Welcome to the charming beauty of Breckenridge, Colorado—our go-to spot, no matter the season. Nestled just 80 miles from Denver, Breckenridge is a beloved Rocky Mountain gem, standing tall at a remarkable 9,600-foot elevation, surrounded by majestic mountains and ski slopes. While its winter sports steal the spotlight, the town dazzles in every season we’ve had the pleasure of visiting.

Now, amidst my various stays in Breck, as the locals affectionately call it, one vacation rental has left an indelible mark: the Bogart House. As a seasoned traveler, I swear by the saying “location is everything,” and in the delightful, walkable town of Breckenridge, the Bogart House proved to be the epitome of an ideal location—close to restaurants, wine bars, breweries, and other activities. As a bonus, it’s just a few steps away from the Free Ride in-town bus stop.

Check out our ultimate guide to visiting Breckenridge

Layout of the House

The moment we walked through the front door, all we could say was “wow, you’ve got to be kidding.” Yes, we’d seen photos of the home prior to our visit, but these didn’t even begin to capture the magnificence of this impressive abode. Nothing here has been overlooked. The comfort and convenience of its guests are obviously Bogart’s top priority. 

Living room at the Bogart House vacation rental by owner in Breckenridge, Colorado
Main Living Room © GoBreck

The main level of the home boasts hardwood floors, high beamed ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and an expansive well-appointed living room with a large flat screen television, sound system and gas fireplace.

Bogart House enjoys spectacular views of Breckenridge’s ten-mile mountain range that remains snow-peaked most of the year. Waking up each morning to bluebird skies, refreshing scents of conifer, and brisk cool temperatures was almost heaven. The mountain and ski artwork donning the walls reflect the immense splendor of the Colorado Rockies.

Impressive Open-Air Kitchen

Cooking aficionados will adore the massive open-air kitchen with its granite counters, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, and elegant drop lighting. This magnificent galley contains every cooking utensil imaginable. We had a great time gathering each morning for a fun and delectably prepared group breakfast. Those who weren’t cooking couldn’t resist being at the counter bar stools with their coffee or tea joining in on the lively conversation.

Kitchen at Bogart House vacation rental by owner Breckenridge, Colorado
Bogart House Kitchen © GoBreck

The spacious pantry had more than enough room to store all our foodie necessities, and since there are several grocery stores in town, we found everything we needed for our stay. In addition, an outdoor grill is available for those who love cooking on the ‘barbie.’

A bathroom was conveniently situated just off the kitchen and the mud room provided plenty of benches and hooks. The heated garage had more than enough storage for boots, skiwear, and skis.

About the Bedrooms

Each of the home’s five bedrooms are tastefully appointed, touting a private bath and full walk-in closet. We loved the magnificent master suite on the third level with a king bed, fireplace, and private deck.

Master edroom at the Bogart House vacation rental by owner in Breckenridge, Colorado
Master Bedroom Suite with Fireplace © GoBreck

A second bedroom on the same level has a queen-sized bed. The downstairs first level features three separate bedrooms with walk-in showers, a master king with a twin extra-long sleeper chair, a queen room, and queen bunk room ideal for kids or the younger crowd.

This downstairs area is like a house of its own with a large family/recreation room fully equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and arcade games. A wet bar with a wine refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher sits directly off the family room. Washers and dryers are located on both the first and third levels.

Just two blocks from the heart of Breckenridge’s downtown art district, the luxurious 5-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath 4,063 square-feet Bogart House can sleep 14 guests making it perfect for families, retreats, or reunions. Because this vacation home sits on three separate levels, everyone has more than enough space and breathing room.

This delightful light green and white classic Victorian with a modern mountain twist was built in 2017. Owner David Berger, a builder and real-estate developer says for years Breckenridge was the perfect getaway from Denver for him, his wife, and Bogart, their beloved family bulldog.

About The Bogart House

“Bogey” as the family called him loved frolicking in the summer sun and rolling in the winter snow. It didn’t take long for Bogey and the Bergers to fall head over heels in love with Breckenridge. Though Bogey passed away before the Bergers purchased their Breckenridge home, David says it was only fitting to call it the Bogart House in his honor.

Mountain views from the Bogart House in Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge Views © GoBreck

We’re so glad the Bergers decided to share their home with visitors to Breckenridge! A popular ski town and a nature lovers’ nirvana, there’s nothing like having your own private outdoor hot tub to “soak in” the incredible mountain views and night-time skies after a day on the slopes or a mountain hiking or biking expedition.

With so much natural beauty, history, and cultural flavor, Breckenridge is a place you will definitely fall in love with. And staying in the perfect vacation home just seals the deal on an unforgettable vacation getaway.

Ready to stay at the Bogart House? Book it today!

After you book, check out our guide to dining, activities and more in Breckenridge!

What to Pack for Breckenridge

My co-founder here at Travel by Vacation Rental has a list of her travel favorites for every trip here, from her favorite toiletry bag and travel purse to the best power bank she’s found to keep her phone taking great photos all day long.

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Here are some specific favorites she says she always packs for Breckenridge:

Merrell women’s waterproof hiking boots — Waterproof and lightweight.

Osprey Dry Stuff Pack — I love this because it packs down into its own pocket and is great for outdoor activities.

3-in-1 Jacket — This is a great lightweight waterproof rain jacket plus a puffer for warmth, which can all be worn together or each piece separate. Perfect for the variable weather you can get throughout the day/night in Breck in the spring or fall. Check out this one if you prefer a fleece to a puffer.

Winter pompom hat — I have this hat in two colors because it’s so warm, comfy and stylish.

Ski strap and pole carrier — Even if you only have a short walk with your skis, you’ll thank yourself for buying this great over-the-shoulder carrier. Worth every penny!

Power bank — This can recharge my Google Pixel 6 Pro more than three times on a single charge so I can take photos and videos all day.

GorillaPod mini-tripod — Wrap the flexible arms of this around a tree branch, fence, sign…anything. Great for taking shots of you or the whole group with the gorgeous Breckenridge scenery.

Author

  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant, and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 1,000 articles in both digital and print publications.

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6 Comments
  • Bel Woodhouse
    May 3, 2021

    I’ve never been to Brecken Ridge but this makes me want to go.

    • Noreen Kompanik
      May 4, 2021

      Breckenridge is amazing. Hope you get there soon!

    • Noreen Kompanik
      May 13, 2021

      You would love it, Bel.

    • Noreen Kompanik
      June 8, 2021

      Breckenridge is an amazing place.

  • Linda Funay McCarley
    May 13, 2021

    I took my kids to Breckenridge on their first ski/snowboarding trip in 2013. We loved it then, and reading this reminds me we need to go back again, during the different seasons!

    • Noreen L Kompanik
      May 13, 2021

      We absolutely agree with you, Linda. Breckenridge is a perfect four-season destination!