Why this particular community? Well, there’s really nothing wrong with any of its neighbors. But Breckenridge is somewhat isolated. Silverthorne and Dillon are just a tad too busy. And Vail...well, let’s just say sometimes you need a little attitude adjustment if you’re staying there. Frisco is centrally located to all of the Summit ski resorts, with nearly all of them being a short 15-20 minute drive away.
Plus, Frisco provides a great getaway without having to go into serious credit card debt or taking a substantial chunk out of your bank account.
One of the communities conveniently located along the I-70 corridor, Frisco is the last Summit County town before heading up Vail Pass and into Eagle County. Bypass the hotels right up against the interstate if you’re wanting a romantic trip. Instead, look to places closer to downtown.
The Frisco Inn on Galena is tucked two blocks away of the Main Street. If you want to have some quality private time, try to reserve either the King Tower Room or the one-bedroom option for the off-property High Country Loft. Don’t forget to reserve a special welcome gift, which can include roses, wine or chocolates, and breakfast delivered to your room.
If you prefer to be in the center of the town, opt for the Frisco Lodge, the Frisco Inn’s sister property. First opened in 1885, the Lodge maintains an antique-filled charm with a touch of cozy luxury. Be sure to reserve the North Lodge room with a king or the pet friendly Cottage. Enjoy soaking in their courtyard hot tub after a hard day on the slopes.
After your ski day, you’ll likely want a hearty, splurge-worthy meal. Head over to either one of these places that’ll easily take care of your hunger. The Lost Cajun offers four different kinds of gumbo, po-boys, beignets and nine down-home Louisiana dishes, including vegetarian alternatives. Or, if you’re in the mood for Italian, Bagali’s offers everything from antipasti to dolce, and everything in between. Try their gorgonzola and applewood smoked bacon pizza with a glass of your favorite wine or pint of beer.
Frisco’s seven-block Main Street is a great place to take a before- or after-dinner stroll in the evening. With very few chain stores and restaurants, you are treated to a truly established small-town environment.
If you are staying at either the Frisco Lodge or Frisco Inn, you’ll have breakfast worthy of fueling up for your upcoming ski day - or at least until lunch. But if you are staying elsewhere, head over to the Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe, where you likely will enjoy the best breakfast in the entire county.
You simply can’t go wrong with any of the hearty meals on the menu. As an alternative, you can come in for lunch and choose from over twenty different sandwiches, four salads, a soup of the day, or a combination of two of these. Give in to temptation by picking up one of the countless baked goods on your way out. You’ll likely be burning it off on the slopes later, anyway.