Colorado’s Moving Mountains has expanded into Breckenridge with the purchase of Paragon Lodging. Founded in 1997 by Robin and Heather Craigen, Moving Mountains currently manages over 120 luxury vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Beaver Creek, With the acquisition of Paragon Lodging, the company is adding 70 top-tier vacation rental homes in the Breckenridge area.
Paragon Lodging was founded by Johna Rice and Krista Rider in 2000. Although Rice and Rider are exiting the company, Moving Mountains is retaining all Paragon staff members.
“Our guests constantly ask where else they can stay with us, and with this expansion further into Colorado we can help meet their needs,” said Robin Craigen, president and CEO of Moving Mountains. “We have known Johna and Krista for over seven years and have long identified with the similarities in our approach to service and experience. They have a special team and spectacular homes—the perfect opportunity for smart growth different to what is happening elsewhere in the industry.”
Craigen continued, “The relationship with Johna and Krista makes this a natural fit. We had not approached any other business in Breckenridge because this was always our number one choice to grow into this market. After our success with expanding to Vail and Beaver Creek, adding another premier resort like Breckenridge just made sense.”
According to Paragon Lodging cofounder Johna Rice, “Krista and I are thrilled to be passing the torch to such a well-respected leader in our industry. We have developed a great friendship with Robin and Heather over the past seven years, and we have the utmost confidence that they continue to deliver the highest standard of excellence which Paragon is so well known for. We have no doubt that our staff, homeowners, guests, and business partners will thrive under this new ownership.”
By merging these two companies with complementary portfolios of luxury mountain homes, Moving Mountains looks forward to further solidifying its foothold in the top-tier ski destinations of Colorado. It is expected that Moving Mountains will bring disciplined financial management along with “the highest level of service in luxury mountain vacation home management” for both their guests and owners.