Top rated rentals — Dillon
Destination guide

A scenic and serene vacation in Dillon

Take the family away to a cozy Colorado community in Summit County. A small town nestled among the West’s stunning mountains, Dillon embraces the natural environment. Dillon Lake attracts travelers to its clear, crisp waters. Families staying in Dillon vacation rentals during the summer can look forward to hiking and biking their way through the pristine town parks and taking to the water for everything from sailing to kayaking. Winter in Dillon means cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Any time of the year, visitors can enjoy the local brewery scene.

Things to do

History and harbors in Dillon

To learn more about this charming community, be sure to check out the informative Dillon Schoolhouse Museum and other Summit Historical Society sites. As for experiencing the community, the place to be is the Dillon Reservoir, better known as Lake Dillon. A major Dillon Lake attraction is the picturesque Dillon Marina. Sign the kids up for sailing lessons or grab a bite on the highest deep-water marina. If you’re in town on a Friday during the summer, stop by the Dillon Farmer’s Market, where local farmers and artisans come to sell their wares. Also check to see who’s playing at the Dillon Amphitheatre.


Nature and brews in Dillon

A small Colorado town, Dillon is a great spot to get outdoors with the family. Winter snow allows for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through the town’s well-kept parks. Those with a hankering for adventure can hit the frozen lake for some ice fishing. If you’re staying in Dillon vacation rentals after the snow melts, don’t worry—the winding winter trails turn into great hiking paths when the season changes. Perhaps the most unique Dillon activities involve the town’s great restaurant and microbrewery scene, and you might want to stop by a brewery to take home some local flavor.


Seasonal weather in Dillon

Dillon is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, March, February or January, when snowfall averages 27 inches and temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Experience the outdoors in Dillon

For a taste of Colorado nature, head to the Dillon Nature Preserve. Whether on foot, snowshoe, or bike, a trip through the preserve showcases the best of Dillon wildlife and landscape. Hang out on the lakeshore with a picnic and gaze at the stunning backdrop of the Colorado mountains. For any outdoorsmen, the lake has plenty of fish for game. In the warmer months, you can enjoy the lush forest and clusters of wildflowers. Keep a lookout for bluebirds, too.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Dillon

Fly into Vail/Eagle Airport (EGE), the closest airport, located 46 mi (74.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), which is 53.3 mi (85.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Dillon?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Dillon:

  • "Luxury Mountain Thunder Ski - In" is a popular choice. Around 10 miles from Dillon, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including golf and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "3 Bedroom Home Across From Gondola" is another top pick, offering 3 bedrooms, housekeeping services, nearby museums and more. It's around 10 miles from Dillon.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Dillon vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Dillon?

Pick a stunning log cabin from the many scattered in or near Dillon and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, tipple in hand, sitting next to a crackling fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Clean + Cozy Log Cabin": Enjoy a week relaxing at this great cabin nestled in nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy skiing or snowboarding, which are some of the fun things to do in this area.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin Home In Private Mountain Setting Just Minutes To Ski And Town": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or try some of the exciting activities nearby, including windsurfing and golf. You can be as active or chill as you like.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Dillon?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all about work. If you're eager for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Dillon promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Located 6 miles to the east of central Dillon, "Free Skiing Huge 1580 Sf With 6 - Six - Free Daily Ski Passes Included" is a hit with nature buffs and adventurous types. Find your way to nearby attractions, such as Vasquez Peak Wilderness and The Taco. If it's activities you're interested in, try cross-country skiing or cycling.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Modern House With Amazing Views On Free Bus Route". Approximately 11 miles south of Dillon, activities around here include hiking and biking and rafting. Prefer sightseeing? Find time for Vasquez Peak Wilderness and Sourdough Express Ski Lift.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Dillon?

Typically small, inexpensive and well located, it's not hard to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and appreciate Dillon up close:

  • Make "Economy - Perfect For Winter And Summer Vacations" your home for a few days or more. This sought-after property features amenities including a washing machine and a microwave oven.
  • Another popular option is "Gold Rated Condo At Copper Mountain". Make the most of internet services, coffee and tea making facilities and other convenient amenities during your vacation.

There are many sights around Dillon to add to your itinerary. Feed your inner culture lover by visiting Breckenridge Riverwalk Center and Backstage Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Dillon?

Just because you only have two or three days to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a boring hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Dillon:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Dillon, "Your Perfect Lake Dillon Getaway" is the perfect place for a mini break. While you're about, don't miss top attractions like Frisco Adventure Park and Lake Dillon Marina.
  • "Fabulous Chalet 1/2 Mile From Main Street" is another fabulous option. Remember to add Outlets at Silverthorne and Lake Dillon Theatre Company to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Dillon?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Dillon:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Luxury Mountain Thunder Ski - In". Located roughly 10 miles from Dillon, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and a resort.
  • "3 Bedroom Home Across From Gondola" is another popular option guaranteed to woo you. It's around 10 miles from Dillon and comes with beauty services and a fireplace.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Dillon?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Dillon will easily fit the entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Situated approximately 2 miles to the southeast of Dillon, "Luxury Mansion On Cliff Above Lake Dillon With Aerial Views" is the perfect place to put your feet up in the lap of luxury. Nice touches here include a fireplace and golf.
  • With golf, a fireplace and a wealth of other top-notch amenities, "Stunning 5bedroom Shock Hill Mansion" will get your guests' tick of approval. This opulent stay is roughly 10 miles to the south of Dillon.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Dillon?

Share your trip and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an active getaway with buddies for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Dillon:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Modern House With Amazing Views. On Free Bus Route". Up to 14 people can be accommodated at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a fireplace. This group getaway is around 11 miles to the south of Dillon.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Walk To Gondola And Town, Great For Families" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 10 miles to the south of central Dillon. It's packed with features to keep your group comfortable, such as a kitchen and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Dillon?

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Grab your inflatable swan and check out these houses in or near Dillon that feature this added bonus:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Modern House With Amazing Views. On Free Bus Route", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a balcony and cable/satellite TV services help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Family Ski Mtn House; Ski Views". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of childrens activities and nearby ecotour services.

Not sure what the weather's like in Dillon? It has a subarctic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 35 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're chasing more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Dillon vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Dillon?

No matter if your ideal escape is up in the hills or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Dillon and bring along the whole gang:

  • Located about 10 miles to the south of Dillon, "3 Bedroom Home Across From Gondola" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another popular choice is "Free Skiing Huge 1580 Sf With 6 - Six - Free Daily Ski Passes Included". This vacation rental is 6 miles east of Dillon and comes with snowsport activities, towels and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Breckenridge Recreation Center, Silverthorne Recreation Center and The Speakeasy Movie Theater offer fun for all the crew.