25 Nov 2020
The year 2020 has given travelers a lot of reasons to need a vacation. People all over are wondering if it’s the right time to go away. We think YES! But you are going to have to do it the best way. While there are real concerns to be aware of, getting away to relax in a vacation rental, and enjoying outdoor activities is something your family can safely partake in. With 2020 having been such a rollercoaster of a year, most of us have been left feeling burnt out. Now is the time to replenish by spending some down time with the family. Book your getaway in Breckenridge and have a safe COVID-19 stay, when renting a private vacation home for your family. Here’s how:
1. Enjoy Secluded Outdoor Space
One of the positive attributes of many vacation rentals is that they come with some type of private outdoor space. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee while you close your eyes and listen to relaxing sounds around you. Do some wild animal and bird watching from the safety of your private balcony. Make it a game and have your kids write down every animal they find. Host a family yoga retreat and bask in the oasis that is your personal deck. Grill up some nighttime burgers and sit on the patio as you and your family count the brightest stars in the clear sky.
2. Take Day Trips and Try New Activities with Family
The outdoors is OPEN! Spend some time exploring winter nature trails with your family. While many indoor retail and restaurants are at capacity limitations for safety, being outdoors is 100% encouraged during your vacation. Breath in that fresh air and remember to do your part by wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing!
Do something you haven't tried before:
Race through the Rocky Mountains in a snowmobile tour!
Explore 15k of snowshoe trails or try Nordic Skiing at the Gold Run Nordic Center.
Ski or ride some laps at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Take the driver's seat with some dog sledding.
Dash through the snow in Breckenridge on a magical sleigh ride.
Indulge your family in a private snowcat tour!
**Please check with vendors directly for COVID-19 related restrictions and required reservations.
3. Treat Yourself and Relax
Nothing says a relaxing vacation quite like a spa day! Pack some spa essentials (candles, face masks and bath salts) and create your own live-in retreat. If you're craving some restoration, take advantage of the amenities your private rental comes with. Luxurious bathtubs and dream showers are only the beginning. Many rentals also feature hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms.
Spend the day in your favorite robe or most comfortable pajamas and take it easy with the family in your cozy living room, while you sit by the fireplace. Then, in the evening, spend some time in your secluded hot tub and soak the stress away. Your body and mind will thank you.
4. Create a New Recipe Together
Stop at a nearby Breckenridge grocery store and stock up on some meal essentials. You'll be able to utilize your rental's fully equipped kitchen to cook together as a family! Try making something you've never cooked before and see how creative you can get. Give each family member their own job so everyone can get involved.
Let the kids whip up some morning pancakes and see what kind of shapes they can make. TIP: Pick up some food coloring and the younger kids will have a blast creating and eating fun colored breakfast food!
When you aren't in the mood to cook - give back to our local community by ordering food from nearby eateries that are providing to go and delivery options!
5. Use your Rental's Space to your Advantage
Chances are your vacation rental has decent square footage that you can use to your advantage! Make use of your open living room and let the kids make a pillow fort. For evenings, host a movie or game night while you enjoy each other’s company.
Unwind and appreciate the tranquil sleeping quarters of your master bedroom. Each family member will have his or her own bed and/or room to ensure a great night’s sleep.
When it comes to square footage and privacy, vacation rentals are superior as they offer more security for travelers who don't want to share communal spaces with others during COVID-19.