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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hi folks,

Now that I have a game plan (thanks for replies on my earlier thread) for my pre-holiday Summit County trip, can anyone recommend some decent lodging in Frisco?

Looking for a private bath & TV, nothing fancy, in town hotel, lodge. Don't really like motels. Hopefully with a bar attached .
post #2 of 25
People from SF hate it when tourists called "Frisco".

Just a tip so you don't sound like and out-of-towner.
post #3 of 25
Try www.vrbo.com -- lots of places available in Frisco, CO. Try to get something close to Main Street -- more of an in-town feeling versus a strip-mall setting. Ask about proximity to shuttle bus stops.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by learn2turn
People from SF hate it when tourists called "Frisco".

Just a tip so you don't sound like and out-of-towner.
I'm sure people from Frisco, Colorado won't hate it, and you won't sound like an out-of-towner when you call Frisco Frisco.
post #5 of 25
Creekside Inn (970-668-5607) and the Frisco Lodge (970-668-0195) are right on Main Street and are close to bus stop. The Galena Street Mountain Inn (970-668-3224) is 1/2 blook off Main Street and is also close to bus stop. All are walking distance to bars and eats! Good luck!
post #6 of 25
Frisco Bed and Breakfast or Frisco Lodge Bed and Breakfast, if I remember correctly. I think the rates start around $60 a nite. Do a search on google or yahoo to find it.
There is also the Fireside Inn in Breck that has good prices. www.firesideinn.com.
post #7 of 25

Frisco Lodging

We stayed at the Holiday Inn at Frisco in 2002. I found it to be clean, comfortable, and friendly. Pool and Bar is OK too. Only problem is very slow service in the restaurant for all meals. Close to I-70 is a plus.
post #8 of 25
tsavo gave you the phone numbers so here are the websites for those places in Frisco. I've stayed at the Frisco Lodge plenty of time and it has always been nice: http://www.friscolodge.com
http://www.creeksideinn-frisco.com/
http://colorado-bnb.com/galena/

Have fun!
post #9 of 25
Try the Hotel Frisco too, right on Main Street.

http://www.hotelfrisco.com/

(800)-262-1002 toll-free
post #10 of 25
Also check out the Snowshoe Motel;
http://www.eztrip.com/Colorado/CO/Fr...el/217892.html
Stop by my studio to say Hi! 720 Granite Street in Frisco!
When are you coming ?
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Dec. 15-19. We'll stop by!

Any good bars in town or any of the mountain bases?
post #12 of 25
Eric's, Mi Casa and Sherpa and Yeti's in Breckenridge. Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon. Mi Casa is in Keystone too. There is another bar at Keystone that I can't remember the name of, but if I think of it, will reply again.
post #13 of 25
i stayed in a hotel off i-70 in silverthorne that was very good for $55 a nite. will look at my summit county phone book tonite and post the #
(yes, i live in Houston, Texas and have a summit county phone book. i do have a skiing problem).
post #14 of 25
there's also a bar in the new village in breckenridge + copper is right down i-70 and they have a few bars themselves.
post #15 of 25

bars

Quote:
Originally Posted by TerpSKI
Any good bars in town or any of the mountain bases?
Ah! Finally a subject near and dear to my heart.. unlike all this skiing stuff this forum seems to be interested in.

Why yes, Summit County does have a few bars. Let's focus on Frisco first (which, by the way, we do pronounce "Fris-co" with no San, Fran, or Cisco to be found in the name). Oh, and in case you enjoy a smoke-free atmosphere, you'll be delighted to know an ordinance was passed throughout the county banning smoking in all public places including bars. Smoking indoors isn't an option. If you don't enjoy a smokefree atmosphere, then you'll get to meet lots of interesting people huddled around the entrances to all the bars smoking. All of the people horrified by people smoking indoors are probably even more frightened of ski bums smoking on the street next to their brand new Lexus and Mercedes SUV's. I'm sure next year someone will figure out a way to completely ban smoking, quickly followed by outlawing hoodies.

The favorite local bar with lots of character is the Moose Jaw located on Main St across from the gas station. "Lots of character" could be taken to mean dive bar. A pitcher of Michelob will run ya $5 during happy hour.. a great start to any evening. They also serve a decent burger for a good price.

Assuming you stumble out of there and want to find more entertainment, head either direction up or down the street. Blue River Inn can offer a very nice atmosphere (complete opposite of Moose Jaw) with a nice upscale restaurant. Whereas you'll meet lots of ski instructors and lift mechanics at Moose Jaw, you're more inclined to find resort VP's at Blue River Inn. If that's your scene, you'll probably stay all night. If not, head the other direction down Main St. and stop in at Johnny G's. Darts, pool, live music, cheap beer and other sinfully good stuff can be found. It's hit or miss there, but generally I've found business doesn't pick up till 9pm or so.

From there, keep going to Barkley's. It used to be one bar with one owner in two different buildings. Now it's two bars with two owners in two buildings.. and everyone will likely still be calling it Barkley's for a few years. Barkley's Margarita Bar has new owners that seem relatively boring. Business seems to have dropped off. Though, if you like NTN you'll find it here. The other side is going to be called something like, "The Chill". It's closed for renovation right now, but will likely open about the time you're arriving. They're doing an awesome Texas Hold'em tournament on Monday nights that's free to enter and cash prizes for the winner. They do lots of other cool events, the Frisco Disco has been going for a few years and usually attracts quite a crowd. Last year they started Drinkin' with Lincoln - all you can drink for $5. Probably scares the hell out of the aforementioned Mercedes SUV owners.

Two other places get an honorable mention - Tuscato's and Farley's. Both are more restaurants than bars, but they're really nice. Farley's just opened, though they ran a restaurant at Copper for several years under the same name. This one is nicer. If you want a great steak and are willing to pay for it, go to Farley's. One place gets a dishonorable mention - Backcountry Brewery.

As far as he rest of the county goes, there's no shortage of drinking establishments, and it sounds like you'll end up in Breck at some point. With that in mind, Gold Pan Saloon Breck is the longest continually operating bar west of the Mississippi. Eric's serves a nice and extremely affordable dinner with a great beer selection (a great all-round place to go.) Fatty's off Ridge St is another good all-round place and with the Backstage Theatre next door you may be able to enjoy a local production. Ullr's is a great place to warm up if you're wandering down the street shopping. The best (dive) bar in the county you won't hear about is The Brown, up the street from Fatty's on Ridge. If you find it, just go in.. the bar is down the hall. Pool, ping pong, darts, lots of history and the best patio no one knows about. Though, I'm not sure how much a good patio matters in December.

As far as the rest..

Keystone - I hate the bars there.. with the exception of The Goat (again, lots of character) and Snake River Saloon (nicer, great restaurant).

Copper - Pass up Endo's to go to Double Diamond or Salsa Mountain Cantina. Late night you may enjoy Pravda. JJ's for apres is great - between 3pm and 5pm it's a good place to be. If you go to JJ's and don't like it, go to Salsa.

Dillon - Billiard's is a great place to go for, duh, billiards. Wild Bill's and Arapahoe Cafe both have good bars with great good. Pug Ryan's is overrated for atmosphere, but the microbrew beer is the best in the county.

Silverthorne, you likely won't end up there, but if you take the Summit Stage and have to do a transfer in Silverthorne you can stop off at the ODI (Old Dillon Inn). It's right across the street from the transfer station. On Friday and Saturday nights it's one of the most happenin' places around.

Okay.. that's pathetic I wrote all that.

Look me up when you're here.. it's not uncommon for me to stop off in Frisco after work.
post #16 of 25
Quote:
All of the people horrified by people smoking indoors are probably even more frightened of ski bums smoking on the street next to their brand new Lexus and Mercedes SUV's. I'm sure next year someone will figure out a way to completely ban smoking, quickly followed by outlawing hoodies.
Lmao.

And definitely good to know the other stuff too...I haven't hit half those places and sure couldn't remember that much detail.
post #17 of 25
Don't forget the Blue Spruce in Frisco. Bar is good and the food is great.
post #18 of 25
I like the Boatyard, too. Really nice food and the prices are not bad for what you get. But, not cheap.
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsavo
Don't forget the Blue Spruce in Frisco. Bar is good and the food is great.
Doh! That's what I meant when I wrote Blue River Inn. (Blue River Inn is between Breck and Frisco at Farmer's Corner; since been renamed to "Gator's".)
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks

Hey folks,

Thanks for all the excellent info. Frisco looks like the perfect location, for skiing and in general. I like to sail and I keep seeing all these pictures of Dillon Lake. Man what a great place, great skiing AND sailing!!

I've got just one more question RE lift tix. Do hotels or other businesses sell discounted tix? I've read about King Soopers & it looks like I can hit one on the way up. And what kind of a discount are we talking about? It looks like I can get a 3-day at Copper for under $100 (before Christmas), which is a pretty good price. Thanks again.
post #21 of 25

tix

you shouldn't have a problem getting discount lift tickets somewhere. The closest place for sure would be Safeway in Frisco. There's gotta be other places though, perhaps Wilderness Sports on Main Street or one of the rental shops. However, before buying be sure to get a Summit Daily newspaper and look for deals. You might find a promo going for something like buy 2 get 1 free.
post #22 of 25
stop at the king soopers in denver on the way up. they have pretty good deals there. if not, get some balls and find the "coolest" employee and ask them to go get you an employee pass. Slip them a couple extra bucks. I did that a lot when I was both working and just living out there a few seasons back.
post #23 of 25
Lisa,
Is this Lisa M I skied a run or two with long ago at Whistler???? I am will be skiing Summit Co for the first time, 1st week of Feb. Please contact me ssquire@grpl.org

Look froward to hearing from you!!!
post #24 of 25
Yes that's me!
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerpSKI
Hey folks,

Thanks for all the excellent info. Frisco looks like the perfect location, for skiing and in general. I like to sail and I keep seeing all these pictures of Dillon Lake. Man what a great place, great skiing AND sailing!!

I've got just one more question RE lift tix. Do hotels or other businesses sell discounted tix? I've read about King Soopers & it looks like I can hit one on the way up. And what kind of a discount are we talking about? It looks like I can get a 3-day at Copper for under $100 (before Christmas), which is a pretty good price. Thanks again.
The hotels do sell discount lift tickets. If you want to ski Copper on the 15th. which is the day I don't have lunchtime classes, I can get you up to 4 lift tickets for $20 a piece. Ah, the benefits of having a season's pass!
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