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Breckenridge, CO

A quiet resort town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge is perfectly nestled at the intersection of beautiful scenery, charming mountain town vibes, and world-class outdoor activities. If you choose to extend your stay in the area, you will have no shortage of things to do and explore! Even if you do not extend your stay, everything is better when you’re surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of summer in the Rockies.

For those booking accommodation separately, please check:

For reference while booking, the Residence Inn is located here.

If Breckenridge does not suit your needs and you will have a car, nearby towns of Frisco and Silverthorne are approximately 15-30 minutes away from Breckenridge.

For those flying into the retreat, the best airport to fly into is Denver International Airport (DIA). Breckenridge, Colorado is approximately 2 hours from DIA. In addition to traditional rental car options, there are many shuttle services available for door-to door service to & from DIA.

Shuttle Services

All listed options range from $60-70 one-way. Click on the links below to learn more about each service:

We recommend scheduling a shuttle after purchasing your flight as space may be limited.

Rental Cars/Driving

If you are planning on driving to join us in Breckenridge, please note that parking is provided on-site for $20 per day.

Breckenridge’s historic Main Street is lined with cute shops, cozy cafes, pubs, local boutiques, and art galleries. Strolling around downtown Breckenridge is a perfect way to spend the evening and any free time. For recommendations about where to eat on your free night in Breckenridge (Thursday evening), see the Dining section.

All meals are provided during the retreat, excluding dinner on Thursday evening. As there are no retreat obligations following our last session on Thursday, all retreat attendees will have free time to explore Breckenridge and elect where they would like to dine. For more information about some of the restaurants in the area, click on the links below (all are walkable from the hotel):


Aurum Food & Wine

Innovative New American fare, unique cocktails & craft beer served in stylish, rustic-chic environs.

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This upscale restaurant with a seasonal deck serves New American fare in a warmly decorated setting.

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Hearthstone Restaurant

Historic house with classy decor & mountain views turned luxe eatery with elevated American cuisine

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Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon

Upscale choice for steaks, small plates & a buzzy happy-hour scene in rustic-chic surrounds.

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Eclectic American comfort food served in a cozy cottage eatery with a patio & mountain views.

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The Blue River Bistro

Upscale bistro dishing up rustic American classics & artisanal cocktails with live jazz & blues.

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Sauce on the Maggie

Upscale family-style Italian fare is served in a homey space with big windows overlooking a pond.

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Sancho Tacos & Tequila

Relaxed restaurant with a terrace specializing in street-style tacos served with imported drinks.

Flip Side Breckenridge

Casual hangout for a range of handcrafted beef, chicken & veggie burgers, plus cocktails.

Tin Plate Pizza

Classic & creative pizzas in a stylishly renovated 1800s mining cabin with outdoor tables.

The Canteen Tap House and Tavern

American comfort food & various local beers on tap served in a rustic lodge with patio seating.

BoLD Restaurant and Bar

Relaxed place with reclaimed wood interior dishing out classic breakfasts & Mediterranean dinners.

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In addition to its historic Victorian heritage, Breckenridge boasts many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, golfing and more. From beginners to seasoned experts, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the outdoors in the area! For more information about each activity, visit the links below:

While there is plenty to do and see in Breckenridge itself, it is perfectly situated among equally compelling towns and attractions for those looking to explore the surrounding area. Click on the following links to learn more about some of the surrounding areas:

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Crisis Leadership Retreat
Breckenridge, Colorado
July 31 – August 2


Retreat Price Includes:

  • 2-night stay at the all-suite Residence Inn Breckenridge
  • dinner upon arrival
  • daily breakfast
  • lunch & snacks during sessions
  • hosted happy hour
  • a copy of Managing Partner Simon Barker’s book “Preventing Crises at Your Institution”