Best New Restaurant, Top Private School, and Most Desirable Property in Breckenridge/Summit County, Colorado

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Summit County, Colorado is gearing up for the summer season with warming temperatures and an even hotter real estate market. Whether you are a full-time resident or visiting Summit County, be sure not to miss some of the area’s highlights.

While around the county, you will notice a number of real estate opportunities. For additional information on homes for sale in Summit County, Colorado, contact Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. The Knott’s have over 20 years combined full time experience and can assist you with any purchase or sale in Summit County, Colorado. You can reach them at 970-333-9050 or email them directly [email protected].

What Is a top new restaurant that recently opened in your market?

Bell V. French Bistro, Breckenridge

Belle V., a low key new French-inspired bistro opened its doors a few months on Main Street in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. The locals who opened the restaurant wanted a small, intimate feeling to the space and are offering great wines and fresh, authentic French cuisine. Enjoy classically prepared French dishes like Escargot, Duck Rillettes, Fois Gras, and Ratatouille. Everything is served “small plates” style for

The new owner states “My husband, who also happens to be an amazing chef, is from the South of France where he grew up cooking with his grandmother who is now 102 years old. His food philosophy is to respect the ingredients the earth gives you by bringing out every ounce of flavor while cooking. By incorporating this idea with an intense passion for food, Belle V. has created a menu full of an eclectic mix of classic French fare and unique creations.”

Which are the best private schools in your market?

The Peaks School, Frisco

When considering living in Summit County, Colorado full time, families often weigh the many education options available. If your family is searching for a private school option, consider The Peaks School, located in Frisco, Colorado. The Peaks School is an independent school that caters to middle and high school grades (6 through 12).

The small class sizes allow teachers to individualize instruction and give personal attention to all students. The school originally opened its doors in Breckenridge in the building that now is home to an incredible new library. In 2013, The Peaks School opened their doors at 40 West Main St. in downtown Frisco. As of the fall semester of 2016, the school had 71 students, eight full-time teachers and staff and six adjunct teachers. For more details on admissions or to tour the school, click here.

What is your favorite Sunday activity?

The Lake Dillon Reservoir, Frisco & Dillon

Sundays are meant for relaxation, family and friends. While in Summit County, Colorado, consider the Lake Dillon Reservoir and its many activities for a bit of Sunday fun. There are two marinas on Lake Dillon, one in Frisco and one in Dillon. The seasonally operating water taxi offers shuttle rides between the two (you can take a bike on it as well!).

The Dillon Marina is the world’s highest deep water marina. From here, you can rent boats, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks, or enjoy drinks and lunch on shore. If you’re interested in stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking, check out Lake Dillon Kayak Tours. Here are some highlights:

  • Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar
  • Boat Rentals
  • Slips & Storage
  • Marina Retail Store
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Yacht Club
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals
  • Sailing School

The Frisco Marina is a certified clean marina in the heart of Frisco, Colorado. There is a large dock with boat slips, rentals, lawn space, a sandy beach, and the Island Grill restaurant. Other services include:

  • Canoe and kayak and stand up paddle board rentals – check out Adventure Paddle Tours (
  • Powerboat and fishing boat rentals
  • Fishing pole rentals
  • Classic boat tours of Dillon Reservoir
  • Lake Dillon Water Taxi
  • Island Grill offering great food and libations (Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend)
  • Sailboat lessons, rentals, tours and paddle boat rentals
  • Guided tours and lessons for kayaking and stand up paddle boards
  • Guided fishing tours
  • A rowing club
  • Marina Park with kids playground (perfect for picnics!)
  • Slips, moorings, racks, and dry storage options
  • Old Town and Necky canoe and kayak dealership
  • A full retail store for all your outdoor needs
  • Evinrude/Johnson outboard motor service dealership
  • Fiberglass and boat repair
  • Sail repair

If money was not an issue, what is the best property on the market?

100 Glenwood Drive, Breckenridge

Exquisitely appointed and elegantly furnished, this legacy home in Breckenridge, Colorado is perched on Diamond Point overlooking the Ten Mile Range and the Highlands at Breckenridge Golf Course. Enjoy privacy on 1.5 acres with sweeping mountain views in every direction. Entertainment is made easy with heated outdoor spaces over multiple decks including a lower level patio. Stay warm with ambient fireplaces, a gourmet cooking station as well as a private sunken hot tub.

Inside the home, be welcomed by a custom, soaring stone fireplace in the awe-inspiring great room. Throughout the home, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, five other fireplaces, multiple master suites, a wet bar, abundant natural light, and state-of-the-art appliances.

Luxury level amenities include an oxygen enrichment system, a touchscreen in-house media system, an entry-way water feature, and ample wine cellar. Store your toys in the 3-car attached garage. Just minutes away from the world-class Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Jack Nicklaus designed Breckenridge golf course, this estate is a must see in Breckenridge.

For more information, contact Justin and Krystal Knott at 970-333-9050/970-333-0116 or [email protected].

Justin and Krystal Knott are the exclusive agents representing the Breckenridge/Summit County, Colorado real estate market as members of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of their listings here.

Images courtesy of Justin and Krystal Knott

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