Destination guide

The majestic setting of Vail is ready to explore

The mountains and riverfront create a pretty picture of Vail. This scenic city is known for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Vail Ski Resort and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Vail

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Vail a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Vail Ski Resort (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Beaver Creek Resort (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Vail Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Blue Sky Basin (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Vail

Vail is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, February or May, when snowfall averages 23.62 inches and temperatures average 1°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Vail

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Vail is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Booth Falls Trailhead (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Little Beach Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Beaver Lake Trailhead (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Shrine Pass (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mount of the Holy Cross (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Vail

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vail?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,344 house rentals around Vail. From 1,489 Houses to 37 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Vail is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vail?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vail:

  • Vail Village: 748 vacation rentals
  • Lionshead Village: 1,137 vacation rentals
  • Vail Ski Resort: 4,343 vacation rentals
  • Intermountain: 689 vacation rentals
  • Cascade Village: 1,510 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Vail?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Vail. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vail Golf Club: 6,855 home rentals
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola: 5,341 home rentals
  • Sourdough Express -14: 9,443 home rentals
  • High Noon Express Ski Lift: 9,084 home rentals
  • Vail Valley Medical Center: 5,317 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vail listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vail?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,489 Houses in Vail. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vail include:

  • Cabins: 37 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,398 lodging choices
  • Villas: 93 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vail?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,749 vacation homes with pool available in Vail.

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