Moving Mountains acquires Paragon Lodging in Breckenridge
The Moving Mountains of Colorado have expanded to include Breckenridge with the purchase of Paragon Lodging. Founded in 1997 by Robin and Heather Craigen, Moving Mountains currently operates over 120 luxury vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs, Vail and Beaver Creek. With the acquisition of Paragon Lodging, the company expands 70 premium vacation homes in the Breckenridge area.
Paragon Lodging was founded in 2000 by Johna Rice and Krista Rider. Although Rice and Rider are leaving, Moving Mountains will keep all Paragon employees.
“Our guests are constantly asking where else to stay with us, and with this expansion into Colorado we can 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. You have a special team and spectacular houses – the perfect opportunity for intelligent growth, unlike anything else in the industry. “
Craigen continued, “The relationship with Johna and Krista makes this a natural complement. We hadn’t approached any other company in Breckenridge because it was always our first choice to grow into this market. After our success in expanding into Vail and Beaver Creek, it just made sense to add another world class resort like Breckenridge. “
Paragon Lodging Co-Founder Johna Rice said, “Krista and I are delighted to be passing the torch on to such a respected leader in our industry. We have developed a great friendship with Robin and Heather over the past seven years and we firmly believe that they will continue to deliver the highest standards of quality that Paragon is known for. We have no doubt that our employees, homeowners, guests and business partners will thrive under this new ownership. “
By bringing these two companies together with complementary portfolios of luxury mountain homes, Moving Mountains looks forward to further cementing its position in Colorado’s top ski destinations. Moving Mountains is expected to provide disciplined financial management and “the highest level of service in luxury mountain vacation home management” to both its guests and property owners.
Paragon’s inventory is marketed nationwide on the Moving Mountains website but operated locally as Paragon Lodging by Moving Mountains.