Recent Summit County Colorado property reviews
"Plum Cottage has been our vacation rental of choice in the Flathead Valley for the last 4 years. It is a combination of comfort, spaciousness, attractiveness and cleanliness. It's furnished tastefully with a welcoming feel. The ample kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals. The deck overlooks the backyard, the meandering, tree-lined Ashley Creek, the nature refuge, a horse pasture and the mountains in the distance. We spent many an hour on the deck relaxing and just looking. Evening after evening we were treated to beautiful sunsets. It seems like a very restorative place to be...close to the beauty of nature but at the same time all the comforts of home. As if what I've described isn't enough already, the convenience of Plum Cottage to a variety of interesting places makes a lengthy list. Just to name a few: Lone Pine State Park with 2 trailheads is within walking distance of the Plum. The trails are gradual to moderate to somewhat strenuous, but all with plenty of interesting views and forest features. The pinnacle is an overlook that provides a marvelous view of the Flathead Valley plus an opportunity to spot Plum Cottage in the distance. The west entrance of Glacier National Park is about a 40-minute drive away. From there you can access the Going-to-the-Sun Road that traverses the park and its breath-taking scenery. There are plenty of hiking possibilities there. Our favorite is through the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake. At Logan Pass we took the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail. It requires a bit of exertion, but all along the way there are beautiful panoramas. Kootenai Falls Trail, about 90 miles west on Highway 2, includes the falls and the swinging bridge. It's really something to see the water rushing down the falls. The bridge was pretty steady when we walked on it. Whitefish is less than 20 miles north on Highway 93. We enjoyed going to the weekly farmers' market there, strolling around town, eating at the Buffalo Cafe and riding the chairlift up Big Mountain. The National Bison Range is about 75 miles south, and the 16-mile, one-way drive through the park offers opportunities to view wildlife, as well as amazing vistas of the surrounding countryside. We like to have a picnic lunch near the highest point of the drive. Nearby Bigfork has shops, restaurants, the Swan River walking trail and a great setting on the banks of Flathead Lake. Kalispell has plenty of interesting shops, restaurants and nice places to walk, s"Guest: Mary Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 16, 2013View listing
"Heron Houase was fantastic. We had 5 adults and 6 children but felt like we had a lot of room. The baths were great and the set up of the bedrooms was also very nice. Everything was clean and the washroom was an added bonus. The swimming pool and hot tub was a hit with all of us after a long day of Hatfield Marine Center and beachcombing. The location is great Newport is to the NOrth and Florence and the dunes to the south, so we had the best of three worlds. Thanks. We would definitely like to come back again and recommend it to everyone.l"Guest: G-Ma and PapaDad Date of Stay: May 2010 Review Submitted: June 15, 2010View listing
"We spent the week at the cabin and greatly enjoyed it. Plenty of room and the place is very well furnished. We saw elk and deer in the meadow behind the cabin. It is within easy walking distance to the eateries in Greer. The solarium does heat up in the middle of the day, but all cools down in the evening. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer! Greer is great for avoiding the crowds and congestion of Pinetop-Lakeside."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 15, 2013View listing
"This hidden gem in the heart of St Miguel is well worth a visit. We travelled with 4 friends and spent two happy weeks at this beautiful house. There was more than enough room for all of us, with private outside spaces for each bedroom. The tall wooden gates from the street open to reveal a lush secret garden with the house and pool beyond. The house comes with a delightful maid and ever helpful gardner who come in three times a week and keep the house & garden immaculate. The house is luxurious - it has everything you could possibly need. We spent many happy days exploring St Miguel and the surrounding areas. Art, music & food all on your door step and yet you can hide behind the gates in your own private world. We even picked lemons from the tree for our early evening cocktails on the roof. Thank you for an unforgettable holiday."Guest: JcAc Date of Stay: May 2012 Review Submitted: June 11, 2012View listing
Summit County Colorado Travel Tips
Seasonal Activities at Summit County Vacation Rentals
If it is powder you are looking for then Summit County is the place to go. With six of the country's top ski resorts in one region, Summit County hosts more than 3.4 million skiers a year. Almost three-quarters of the county is made up of national forest which is one of the reasons the area has retained its pristine natural beauty. Some of the top ski resorts include Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Vail and Aspen are just a short drive away. There are literally hundreds of miles of groomed ski slopes catering for all levels of skiing abilities. Snowboarding terrain parks are available for those who want to hone and show off their skills.
Other winter activities include dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoe tours, scenic sleigh rides and snowmobiling. There are always a number of entertaining activities happening as the different towns and resorts in season. In the summer months, you can head out on the mountain trails and explore endlessly. If hiking is your passion, there are several day hikes in the region. Many people visit to enjoy the great mountain biking trails that wind their way through the forests and up the mountains. There are some sections that are more technical and will suit more advanced riders. There are also horseback riding, tubing and kayaking opportunities available.
Getting to Summit County Cabins
Summit County is within easy driving distance of Denver International Airport. The airport hosts regularly scheduled flights on all major airlines in the United States and Canada. Denver also has good air links to major cities that have flight connections from Europe and other parts of the world. To get to Summit County from Denver, you can either hire a car and drive or make use of one of the many seasonal shuttle services. If you want to visit more than one of the ski resorts in the area, it is often a good idea to have your own car to get around.
Visitors to Summit County Lodging
Summit County is a place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Even when the winter snows blanket the mountains, there is no end to the exploration opportunities. It is a destination that is ideal for those who love active vacations. The slopes cater for both novice and advanced skiers which makes it an ideal family vacation destination. If you are at the other end of the scale and prefer a more leisurely vacation, Summit County is certainly a vacation destination where you can appreciate the magnificent mountain views and take some time out to relax and recharge your batteries.
Choose the Season to Visit Summit County
Summit County in Colorado is home to some of America's top ski resorts. For this reason, many people think of Summit County as purely a winter sports vacation destination. Indeed, the snowfalls are generally excellent and the number of snow sports available are very diverse; however, it is equally an exciting summer vacation destination. The season to visit will depend mostly on your vacation and sporting interests. Perhaps you'll decide that you want to return for both your summer and winter vacations. The ski season generally starts in early December, or a week or two after the first solid snowfalls. In general, depending on temperatures and snowfalls, the season runs until early to mid-April. The busiest time of year, in terms of the ski season, is from December through to February. The summer vacation season starts in June and runs until September. The peak summer season is generally during July and August.