When all you need is a bed, bath and place to store your gear, LOGE in Breckenridge is the perfect spot. Pronounced lodge, the name is an acronym for Live Outside, Go Explore, and that’s exactly what the owners want you to do while staying at their properties.
They’ve bought up old motels in great outdoorsy locations, foxed them up and turned them into homebases for outside adventures. Appropriately, they call them camps. We are in the LOGE camp, formerly The Wayside Inn, in Breckenridge, Colorado. Other camps are in Westport and Leavenworth, WA; Bend, OR; and Mt. Shasta, CA.
Rooms at LOGE Breckenridge
We like to bike, so we are thrilled that we can safely store our bikes in the room. Waking up is a trip – like waking up in your garage when the first things you see are bikes hanging on the wall! In addition, our room has boot heaters and racks for skis and snowboards, as well as gear to use during our stay.
For example, there are a Yeti cooler, Black Diamond headlamp and Rumpl insulated blanket that I cozy up in when the night turns cool. All these items are available to buy if we want to take them home. Tempting!
Also in the room are a desk, TV, fridge, microwave, electric teapot and tea and instant coffee. The “dresser” is a tall shelf with baskets, and the closet is a rack with a few hangers. Next to it is a small bathroom with a shower. And that is all we need.
Heck, with the hammock and sleeper sofa, we could have had more friends.
But we have the only friend we want to sleep with us.
Live Outside at LOGE Breckenridge
In keeping with the “Live Outside” theme, two firepits welcome guests to gather at the end of the day and share stories.
There also are grills for guests’ use.
Wayside Cafe at LOGE Breckenridge
A wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece for a cozy indoor gathering place in the Wayside Cafe on the property. The cafe also serves as the office where you will find Eddy, the friendly general manager who can answer any questions you have about the camp or things to do in Breck.
By the way, check-in is super slick. Prior to your arrival, Eddy texts you a room number and code that you punch in at the door. Easy-peasy!
Eddy can also serve you barista coffee and breakfast before you head out for the day. Be sure to grab some water, too, as staying hydrated is key to combating high altitude sickness. Breckenridge is 9600 feet above sea level.
What to Do in Breckenridge
One of the best things about LOGE is its proximity to everything Breck offers, and that means just about any mountain adventure. The paved bike path to town (3 miles away) and around Summit County is across the street as is the free shuttle bus stop. In warm months, single-track trails criss-cross the mountain like spider webs. Besides hiking and biking, there’s whitewater rafting; sailing and kayaking on Lake Dillon; horseback riding; 4-wheel drive tours; fly fishing; and Epic Discovery, the mountain playground that includes an alpine slide, alpine coaster, ziplines, climbing wall, ropes course and much more to challenge your outdoor skills. In winter, five peaks offer terrain for every skiing/boarding ability, from ballroom slopes to steep chutes. Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides round out the outdoor activities.
LOGE Breckenridge, 165 High Tor Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424; 970-551-2155
Claudia Carbone is an award-winning travel writer based in Denver. Read about other hotels she’s visited in Sleepin’ Around.