A Weekend With the Frisco Lodge In “Colorado’s Playground”

Posted by: admin April 28th, 2015

Spring and summer in Frisco offer up locals and visitors alike numerous ways to enjoy the beautiful weather. So, if you are spending the weekend with us at our Frisco bed & breakfast, here are some suggestions on how to plan your magnificent weekend in the high country … aptly dubbed “Colorado’s Playground.”

Day 1

You may want to start off slow and start your day at the Outlets at Silverthorne, just a quick drive down I-70 from the Frisco Lodge. Peruse outstanding deals from nearly 70 name-brand stores, including Columbia, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Banana Republic and more. Discounts of up to 70 percent on designer products make this a well worthwhile excursion.

What’s even better is that your are perfectly situated for the next part of your first day as the Outlets three villages are located along the gold-medal section of the infamous Blue River. So, make sure to bring your fly rod (and fishing license) and head down to Silverthorne’s five miles of riverside trails that provide unfettered access to these trout-filled waters.

You can then make your way west back to Frisco for a delightful afternoon at the Frisco Bay Marina. Rent canoes, kayaks or paddleboats or just spend some time exploring the 25 miles of shoreline that the lake has to offer. For the non-adventurous types, there is a sandy beach to kick up your heals and a lakeside watering hole that serves up food and drink for your pleasure. You could also just rent a bike and try your hand at more than 80 miles of paved recreation path that traverses throughout Summit County.

Prefer more land-based activities? You’re in luck as the Frisco Lodge is conveniently located near a multitude of championship golf courses, including the Keystone Ranch and River Courses, the Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks, and the Breckenridge Golf Club. You will be amazed at how far your ball flies in the thin mountain air!

Now that you are thoroughly exhausted from your activity-filled first day, it is time to kick back at the Dillon Amphitheater for an evening concert by the lake. This beautiful setting hosts live musical performances, a bluegrass festival and country dance lessons throughout the summer months.

Are you tired yet? Hopefully not because day two brings with it much more adventure!

Day 2

We are going to bring you nine miles south to the quaint historic town of Breckenridge for your second day of activities. Make sure to bring the mountain bike because Breckenridge has hundreds of miles of former mining trails that have been converted to singletrack biking trails perfect for beginners as well as hard-core riders.

For more of an adrenaline rush, visit the Peak 8 Summer Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort and try your hand on the Gold Runner Coaster, alpine slide, and/or zipline. The Peak 8 Summer Fun Park also offers 4x4 jeep rides, off-road Segway tours, guided hiking tours, panning for gold, mini golf and much more.

Prefer to take in the natural beauty in a more relaxing manner? There are a multitude of hikes to take part in, including a leisurely jaunt through the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve at the base of Peak 8. With 77 acres of wetlands, this preserve provides habitat for the boreal toad, moose, elk, deer, mountain lion, beaver, and over 40 species of birds.

The afternoon will serve you well as you head underground at the Country Boy Mine, a restored mining site that leads you more than 1,000 feet into the mountain. Find out what it was like to be miner during the gold rush days with this fun activity.

Dusk is a great time to take a stroll along the town’s Riverwalk district on the bank of the Blue River. Take in a handful of sculptures, lounge on the bank, or scramble over the boulders and cool off in the mellow sections of the river.

And what weekend is complete without some libations to cap it all off? Breckenridge is home to the Breckenridge Brewery, the Breckenridge Distillery, and Après Handcrafted Libations where you can imbibe on Colorado beers and spirits.

Wow, what a weekend! Of course these are just some suggestions out of the hundreds of various activities to partake in. As always, though, you may visit our front desk for information on these and other things to sink your teeth into while visiting the Frisco Lodge.