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While swimming pools are the stalwart of fun for many during the summer, they aren’t necessarily top of mind when planning a summer vacation to Colorado, let alone a mountain destination like Breckenridge. But we know they are an important amenity for many families considering what to do on vacation as much as where to do it! And in true Breckenridge fashion, we have put our own unique spin on the standard swimming pool experience, so here are our 6 best pools in Breckenridge for your consideration (in no particular order of fun)!
Best Pools in Breckenridge
Residence Inn by Marriott
As previously mentioned in the luxury amenity post, one of the newest hotels in Breckenridge is the Residence Inn by Marriott. In addition to its ideal location on Main Street and close proximity to winter recreation, it’s amenities are what you’d expect from a company like Marriott: free breakfast, free wifi, spacious hotel suites and a pool – an outdoor pool! Now before you think, “burrrrrr” because the average summer temperatures in Breckenridge are 70 degrees for the high and 40 degrees for the low, don’t worry, this is a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool with sweeping, unobstructed views of the Tenmile Range during the day and stunning stargazing views at night.
Beaver Run Resort
Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center is known for it’s location and ski resort services (it’s located at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort next to its namesake chairlift and just three blocks from Main Street) but it has one of the best pool and hot tub games in town. They have six outdoor hot tubs on their main pool deck, right next to their indoor/outdoor swimming pool, perfect for multi-generational family trips. In addition, a large outdoor hot tub (20+ people) can be found adjacent to their neighboring ski runs, along with another outdoor pool (both areas are open year-round – insert a nice “Spring Break” shout out here).
One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort
One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort may be a bit overlooked in the summer because of its location and access to the Peak 8 base area of Breckenridge Ski Resort (there are four ski lifts just outside the back door). However, if you are looking for some pool time, this hotel is hidden gem. Their private aquatics center and fitness facility features two indoor swimming pools, two hot tubs, a steam room, sauna and a fire pit. And this place isn’t stuffy at all – one of the pools is zero entry kiddie pool with water cannons!
Blue Sky Resort
The most intimate pool setting in Breckenridge may be at Blue Sky Resort. With just 52 residences, this boutique resort is a luxurious and intimate property tucked away in trees of the Snowflake neighborhood but just three blocks off Main Street. The heated outdoor pool and three hot tubs offer a more scene setting among the evergreens and surrounding mountains, perfect for relaxing after a day on the mountain or exploring the town.
Grand Lodge on Peak 7
A list of the best pools in Breckenridge wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. The resort does so much to cater to families, with well-appointed accommodations ranging in size from suites to four-bedroom residences, private movie theatres, a family fun center and of course, the pools. There are multiple indoor/outdoor pools in their aquatics area including a children’s pool, adult only relaxation area, plenty of hottubs and locker room. Listen up parents, they also have an indoor Grotto at their Soothe Day Spa. The Grotto is an adult-only enclave with a hot tub, waterfall, sauna and steam room – there is no other experience like it in Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Recreation Center
Finally – if you are staying at one of the many vacation homes in the area, are camping or visiting for the day, go where the locals go – the Breckenridge Recreation Center. The Rec Center as we call it is home to the largest public aquatics center in Breckenridge, with two pools and two spas. The Leisure Pool is a free form pool with a two-story slide, the Summit Plummit, that both children and adults can enjoy. A small slide keeps the little ones happy. Other amenities include a lazy river swim stream, basketball hoop and a vortex pool. In addition to four swim lanes, the lap pool has a mini rock climbing wall and a rope swing (make sure to check the pool schedule in the link above for swing times). In the summer there is also an outdoor “beach” area which offers a large grassy area as well as lawn chairs for those who just want to enjoy the sunshine. The rec center has just celebrated an expansion and renovation so there is much more to do after you get a dip in the pool. Have fun and don’t forget your sunscreen!