Gravity Haus spares no details in its quest to be known as Breckenridge’s most modern offering—the anti-ski lodge ski lodge. Sixty guest rooms eschew the traditional flannel and taxidermy in favor of something closer to industrial lumberjack chic, with concrete floors, exposed pipes, repurposed cargo container walls, and an ecoconscious sensibility that manages to also feel luxurious. Rooms are at once cozy and super-cool, including the three-bedroom Trailblazer room, perfect for families or groups of friends, with fresh-ground, sustainably farmed in-room coffee, yoga mats for borrow, and plenty of space to spread out.
But what’s perhaps most appealing about Gravity Haus is its promise of living like a local. The hotel began as a community and connection space, and still offers membership options for Breck residents who want to be able to take a call between runs—ski or otherwise. The gym hosts well-attended classes, the hot tubs and second floor Japanese Onsen remain a neighborhood favorite, and the counter of the lobby café, Unravel, sees plenty of workers, laptops open, throughout the day.
And summer is an ideal time to visit. This year, Breck continues its 60th anniversary celebrations with summer fun that includes scenic lift rides, the Gold Runner Coaster, alpine slides, climbing wall, rope challenge courses, 4×4 tours, bungee trampolines, and more. Epic Pass holders also get extra savings on lodging and on-mountain food and drinks (and if you haven’t bought your 2022/23 pass yet, now’s a great time).
DuJour spoke with Connor Pankow, the hotel’s general manager, to learn more.
What’s the most requested room at the property?
The Trailblazer room.
What makes it so special?
It’s the unique versatility it offers to house a family of four in a hotel room environment. The secondary twin rooms allow privacy for the parents and the children, while still having the comfort and price of one hotel room.
What is the nightly rate for this room?
What’s an interesting tidbit about the hotel that speaks to its status as an icon?
It was the first lodging operation for our rapidly growing company Gravity Haus, which now has fully-owned hotels in Breck, Vail, Winter Park, and Truckee. Additionally, we have partner hotels in Denver, Moab and Costa Rica, among other locations.
What’s your personal favorite room and why?
My personal favorite room is the Crashpad. This room is perfect for group get together of up to eight people! It offers 2 queen bunk sets in a secluded part of the hotel room, while additionally offering a sleeper sofa in the main area. This accommodation is perfect for a guys’ weekend, a bachelorette get-together, or a large family!
What special perk or amenity do you offer that no one knows about?
Our super trampoline! It’s located on our third floor rooftop. Guests and members of Gravity Haus are able to reserve the trampoline for 30 minutes sessions during our summer season. It is an absolute blast and no guest or member is able to jump without a smile on their face.
What’s your favorite design element on property?
I love the overall industrial design of the property, combined with a modern mountain taste. It is a very unique aesthetic that really fits our brand in Gravity Haus and our location in Breckenridge.
What’s your favorite thing about the property in the summer?
It’s when the garage doors open at the Onsen, Dryland Fitness and Unravel Coffee Shop. Lifting the garage doors in the summer time in these spaces changes the dynamic of the property, really opening things up and letting the fresh air in. It livens the mood and atmosphere of the property.