About Blue River - Nestled between Breckenridge and Hoosier Pass, and an easy drive into South Park and Fairplay, it’s no wonder why Blue River is such a popular choice as a home base for Colorado enthusiasts. The town is a riverside community that offers a quiet, national forest-surrounded landscape. With Quandary Mountain on one side and Breckenridge Ski Resort on the other, the town of Blue River is every outdoor lover’s paradise. If you’re looking for a suburb mountain getaway, look no further than the accommodations offered by Owner Direct Vacation Rentals. Our lodgings, ranging from chalet rentals to condo rentals and villa rentals, will let you enjoy the woods with all the modern amenities of home you could hope for in our Blue River vacation rentals.
Where to Stay & Why - A stay at our Blue River accommodations will make a ski getaway, annual fishing trip, or just a retreat with friends and family a memorable, fun-filled vacation experience! The living area has natural lighting, comfortable furniture, a fireplace, and a cable TV with sound system. You'll find a large front porch or deck and a serene backyard with lots of space. Make use of the hot tub and fire pit while being surrounded with mountain views. There are other amenities such as laundry facilities, WiFi, parking, and more!
What to See & Do - Though skiing is a popular pastime around Blue River, summer also offers a lot of things to do. World class fishing can be found right on the actual river - known by the locals as “The Blue”. There’s also cross-country and mountain biking trails, beautiful hiking, swimming and boating on Lake Dillon, whitewater rafting The Blue, historic Main Street, or just relaxing on the deck of your chalet rental - there’s never a lack of scenery to explore. Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin are all within a 30-minute drive.
Where to Eat & Drink - Stop at Salt Creek Steakhouse for crab cakes and cowboy ribeye steaks, or hit up Motherloaded Tavern for your fill of comfort food favorites while listening to live music. For coffee, try Cuppa Joe’s and gaze out the mountain from their 2nd-story shop. For something stronger, indulge in local craft beer at the Breckenridge Brewery & Pub. If you enjoy homemade meals, a stop at the grocery store is all you need before heading back as the chalet rentals have fully equipped kitchens.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - The closest major airport is Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE/KEGE) and is 75 miles from the center of Blue River. By road, from Boreas Pass Road on the south side of Breckenridge, drive less than 2 miles on Hwy 9 and you’ll enter the town of Blue River. Bring or rent a car so that you can spend more time exploring.
When to Go - Though it can be a year-round destination, the most popular times to visit this town is during summer and winter.