Party Like a Local
Summer in the mountains is prime party time. High-vibe energy is buzzing and the backdrop is spectacular — the sky is brilliant blue, slopes stunningly green, rivers churning with clear snowmelt turned whitewater. Ring in a birthday in Breck this summer and gift yourself or your loved one a memorable gathering in the mountains!
Here are some ideas to kick start your party planning:
First, book a sweet home base at Gravity Haus Breckenridge and position yourself in the center of all mountain and town action. Choose from king suites, double queen bunk rooms and plush crash pads for your whole crew. With the onsite coffee haus, farm-to-table restaurant, loads of lounge space and Japanese onsen relaxation space, Gravity Haus keeps the party inspired. Don’t miss the Max Air Super Tramp on the third floor!
Call ahead and book a special table at Cabin Juice to kick the day off with a fresh hand-crafted Colorado-sourced breakfast or roll into evening revelry with happy hour cocktails and delish shared plates. The wine and bubbles list is built for birthdays and Gravity Haus is pleased to host up to 74 seated guests for a private event.
Summer days slow to a comfortable lull in Breck. Soak it up on a sunny patio, sipping craft brews or sampling locally made spirits. Sign up for a tour at the Breckenridge Distillery and then play yard games outside. Don’t miss the Broken Compass and Breckenridge Brewery for the latest high country suds.
Get your group together for some river time with a guided fly fishing excursion or a whitewater rafting trip. The Blue River and the Arkansas River are fantastic, high-adrenaline paddling options during the May and June high-water season. Stand-up paddleboard behind Gravity Haus on Maggie Pond with the Ten Mile mountain range stretching across the horizon. Or book a SUP yoga class with our partner and neighbor Bhava Yoga.
Members! Hit up the Gravity Haus summer quiver for premium enduro, trail, cross-country and gravel bikes, Hala SUPs and climbing and hiking gear. Our all-star gear garage even includes packable compact kayaks from Oru. We recommend cruising around Lake Dillon or throwing down beach blankets at the Frisco Marina for some afternoon exploring and tiki bar fun. Guided kayak and SUP tours are available with pro guides to help you navigate the lake’s many islands.
Waterfalls carve down mountainsides all summer along local trails. Make time for a hike to McCullough Gulch or Mohawk Lakes just south of town. Or go big and tackle a 14er together — Quandary Peak is the area’s tallest — for sweeping views of the entire county and beyond.
For a beautiful summer day in the sun, you can’t beat the Breckenridge Golf Club’s pristine 27-hole course with a clubhouse, golf shop and restaurant featuring a spacious deck wrapped in mountain views.
For a slower treat-yourself-right birthday pace, call on one of Breck’s posh spas for facials, massages, manis and pedis. Then wander historic downtown Breckenridge, popping into shops and relaxing on patios. We love Kenosha’s deck for brews and apps, Sancho’s patio for frozen margs and queso, sunsets and martinis from South Ridge Seafood’s deck or al fresco sushi at Mountain Flying Fish.
Time your trip to coincide with a legendary Breckenridge festival — beer fest, wine fest, art fests…we host them all! Or book an old western saloon, historic or haunted guided walking tour of Breckenridge. Colorado history runs deep here and the experts are happy to share the local lore.
We’ll see you this summer!