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Destination guide

Year-round adventures in Vail

With its dominant snow-coated mountain, glassy waterways and sweeping valleys quilted with forests, Vail is nothing short of spectacular. Located within the unspoiled grandeur of Colorado's White River National Forest, the town provides the perfect base for a huge number of outdoor adventures. From world-class skiing and snowboarding at the legendary Vail Ski Resort in winter, to hiking, biking and zip-lining in summer, you can find it all here. Whatever appeals, Vail vacation rentals put you in the heart of it all.

Things to do

No shortage of attractions in happening Vail

No matter where your Vail vacation rental is located, there's a great deal to do when you're not on the slopes. An attraction in its own right, Vail is known for its quaint alpine architecture, small-town vibe and, unusually, a pedestrian thoroughfare that boasts underfloor heating. Here, you'll find no shortage of things to do, from dining at world-class restaurants and browsing the fashionable boutiques, to unwinding at hip nighttime haunts and getting pampered at a spa. When you're recharged and are ready to don your skis again, the village's Gondola One will whisk you back up to the slopes in style.

Activities

Conquer the slopes at Vail Mountain

More than 11,000-feet tall and dominating the landscape, Vail Mountain is where the action is. One of the largest ski resorts in the world, it boasts 5,289 acres of skiable terrain during the winter months. With almost 200 runs and 3 terrain parks, Vail Mountain offers something for all and, with its lifts, gondolas and public transport links, getting around isn't a problem. When the snow melts away, the region's rolling green landscape is revealed, setting the scene for hiking, biking, camping, fishing, zip-lining and scenic games of golf.

Day trips

Day trips near Vail vacation rentals

Vail is an ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Breckenridge. Vacation homes can be found near places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, an outdoor sports center with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and South Main Street, a vibrant shopping area with a unique mix of specialty shops. You could also visit the Stephen C West Ice Arena, an arena with public skating rinks and ice sports, and Carter Park and Pavilion, a sports court with ball fields, sledding hills, and a dog play area.

Weather

Local weather for your stay at Vail getaway cabins

Coming for the ski season? You'll want to book your Vail vacation rental between December and March, when the resort's slopes are blanketed in thick snow. During this time, average temperatures range between the mid-20s and low 30s, making it much cooler than the summer season. If you prefer things to be a little warmer, June through September is the best time to visit. Accommodation rates tend to be more affordable, while the average highs hover in the 70s.

Natural features

Explore the great outdoors in awe-inspiring Vail

Vail sits within the White River National Forest, a vast wilderness spanning more than 2 million acres, studded with breathtaking mountains and draped in thick woodland. Its northern section is spliced through by the grand White River, which gives the forest its name. For nature lovers, to call it a paradise is an understatement. The sprawling, unspoiled landscape is home to all manner of fascinating creatures, including deer, elk, mountain lions, bobcats, lynx and bears.

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.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Vail

Vail is a beautiful mountain retreat for couples. In addition to skiing, dining, and spas, vacation homes are close to romantic places like Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, a tranquil botanical garden with a wide variety of flowers and plants, and Bighorn Park, a sprawling park with wide open spaces and a lake in a charming setting. You'll also like the Vail International Gallery, an upscale art gallery with modern paintings and sculptures from emerging artists.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vail?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 7,113 vacation rentals around Vail. From 1,463 house rentals to 37 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Vail?

We all enjoy a room with a view. But if you're after scenery that'll make you feel on top of the world, you'll need to head for the hills. Vrbo has no less than 4,001 alpine vacation properties available. Alternatively, you may prefer to try something else. Vrbo has stacks of options, including:

  • 1,899 ski-in vacation rentals.
  • 1,756 ski-out vacation rentals.
  • 1,539 resort vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Vail?

If the prospect of bunking up with a bunch of strangers in one room with a shared bathroom doesn't thrill you, you'll have plenty of room to unwind and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 4,192 to pick from. Book now and you could spend as little as $42 a night. If that doesn't suit your squad's style, we've got a range of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • House: 1,516 vacation homes. Prices start from $104 per night.
  • Townhome: 816 vacation homes. Prices start from $89 per night.
  • Resort: 200 vacation homes. Prices start from $95 per night.

Can I stay in Vail in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than being somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. And the best news is Vrbo has places to suit big groups. Condo vacation homes are the most popular choice for larger sized groups, with 1,358 featured here. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the properties for rent that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 3,680 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $46.
  • Keen to find a vacation rental for 8 people? We have 3,402 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as $83 a night.
  • Searching for rentals catering to 10 guests? You'll be happy to discover we have 1,484 that'll be ideal. You can secure one from just $75 per night.

Your whole squad will be in good hands when you plan your Vail adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Vail?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Explore our value-packed rentals now and make sure everyone has enough room to spread out. When it comes to finding an awesome deal, your first port of call ought to be Historic District. Here, Vrbo has 2,583 rentals at an average price of $245 a night. You'll find another 665 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Gore Creek Place. The average price here is $349 per night.

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