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Mountain chic, with classic lodge undertones
The Crystal Peak Lodge is newer construction for the area (late 2008), and it feels upscale, with exposed wood beams, sophisticated furniture, and big windows for taking in the excellent mountain views. The overstuffed leather sofas and chairs near the large fireplace in the main common area are popular after a day on the slopes.
The Crystal Peak Lodge achieves the perfect medium between high-end style and traditional lodge decor. Condos are individually owned, but most have leather and wood accents, warm-toned throws and pillows, and thankfully, little to no plaid.
Right on Peak 7 next to the Breck-Connect Gondola
The Crystal Peak Lodge is located directly on the mountain, and the Gondola on-site and transports guests within walking distance to Main Street. It's a true ski-in/ski-out property, and because of the great location on the mountain, the views are excellent.
Modern lodge-style luxury, with modern finishes and appliances
Large modern kitchens are standard at Crystal Peak Lodge, with full granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and dual sinks. Most units have separate dining areas and countertop breakfast bars.
Every condo has a stone fireplace, and most have balconies. Beautiful bathrooms are among the largest in Breckenridge; most have marble accents, deep soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers, and dual vanities.
Two outdoor Jacuzzis located right on the mountain, but no pool
Crystal Peak Lodge features two outdoor Jacuzzis, comfy common areas, and a billiards table in the main living area, but it lacks an on-site spa or pool. Guests can use sister property One Ski Hill Place's amenities, which include two media centers, a bowling alley and indoor pools.
The Sevens is open seasonally and serves American classics and wood-fired pizzas.
The Sevens is little pricey, and is also heavily trafficked in the winter -- to be expected at a restaurant located right on the mountain. Its breakfast buffet is decent, and expect items such as wood-fired pizzas, steaks, sandwiches, and burgers for lunch and dinner. It's closed seasonally, so guests will have to cook for themselves or travel to Main Street in the summer months.
The Crystal Peak Lodge is one of the higher-end properties in Breckenridge, and has a great winter location on Peak 7, right on the Breck-Connect Gondola line. Upscale details can be found throughout, including exposed wood beams in the open common area, and stone fireplaces in the big, individually owned condos. There are two Jacuzzis on-site, but no pool -- though guests have free access to One Ski Hill Place's amenities, including the indoor pools, the two-lane Mine Shaft Bowling alley, and media rooms.