Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Summit County

The mountains and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Summit County. This scenic city is known for its skiing, shopping and snowboarding. Keystone Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Ski Resort are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Summit County

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Travelers enjoy Summit County for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Summit County a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Keystone Ski Resort (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Vail Ski Resort (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Beaver Creek Resort (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • Frisco Nordic Center (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Summit County

Travelers to Summit County love it for its skiing and snowboarding. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, April or March, when snowfall averages 24.17 inches and temperatures average 4°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Summit County

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Summit County is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Lily Pad Lake Trailhead (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Rainbow Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Marina Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Dillon Reservoir (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Keystone Lake (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Summit County

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 42.3 mi (68 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Summit County?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 9,139 house rentals around Summit County. From 1,993 Houses to 140 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 Summit County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Summit County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Summit County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Breckenridge: 7,547 vacation rentals
  • Frisco: 8,019 vacation rentals
  • River Run: 49 vacation rentals
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort: 3,118 vacation rentals
  • Sunny Slope: 70 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Summit County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Summit County?

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

  • Breckenridge: 7,547 rentals
  • Frisco: 8,019 rentals
  • Keystone: 6,892 rentals
  • Silverthorne: 8,361 rentals
  • Dillon: 7,304 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Summit County?

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

  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,653 vacation homes
  • Lily Pad Lake Trailhead: 9,276 vacation homes
  • Peak 9: 8,110 vacation homes
  • Four O'Clock: 7,921 vacation homes
  • River Run Gondola: 7,673 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Summit County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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