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Destination guide

Summit County skiing and outdoor fun

Covered in snowy mountain peaks, Summit County is a popular spot for all sorts of skiers, from family groups to those seeking a challenge. With Summit County vacation rentals in Breckenridge and other lively ski resorts, you can stay just steps from the slope, and enjoy the friendly, unpretentious ski scene in the area. Discover charming small towns set in the mountains, with artisanal shops and cafes, as well as rustic restaurants for apres-ski and socializing. Once the snow melts, enjoy hiking and biking through winding trails, with just as many summer activities to enjoy.

Things to do

Exploring Summit County's mountains and forests

Arapaho National Forest is made up of rolling hills, snow-peaked mountains and vast areas of grassland. During the warmer months, it's a popular spot for hiking, taking you along glacial trails, through prairies and past serene lakes. Stay in a Summit County vacation rental during the spring or summer and you can try mountain biking, horse riding, hunting and fishing, so it's a real outdoorsy destination. Arapaho National Recreation Area is made up of several deep, clear reservoirs with boat jetties, so you can explore by water and enjoy this peaceful part of the forest.

Activities

World-class ski resorts in Summit County

Summit County has a number of ski resorts packed into the area, and a handy ski bus so you can try lots of different trails. Breckenridge is perhaps the best known, with 4 peaks that feature dozens of trails for various abilities, from beginner to black diamond, and terrain parks for snowboarders. The resort also has a lively apres-ski scene, with a downtown area full of cozy bars and restaurants. Nearby Frisco is great for family fun, with an adventure park that's cheap, great for beginners, and has snow tubing lanes for something a little different.

Weather

Summer sun and snowy days in Summit County

Summit County has 4 distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. Ski season runs from mid-November to the end of April, which means chilly days and plenty of snow, with clear, bright days. Spring is a pleasant time to visit, when it's warm and the wildflowers are blooming, although there can be a lot of showers. Visit in July or August and it's warm, in the low 70s, but not too hot, so it's still comfortable enough to hike or horse ride. Fall brings out beautiful colors in the trees, with crisp, cool weather for a classic atmosphere.

Natural features

Explore Summit County mountains and lakes

Much of Summit County is covered in mountains, with small towns nestled in-between and steep winding roads connecting them. Many Summit County vacation rentals are in quiet mountain locations, overlooking the snowy peaks and close to peaceful lakes. To the north of Summit County, there are large areas of dense, evergreen trees which cover the hills and mountains, with hiking trails that take you past waterfalls and rocky pools, allowing you to enjoy the natural landscape of Colorado.

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, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,071 vacation rentals around Summit County. From 1,967 house rentals to 142 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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 Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Breckenridge: 7,440 vacation rentals
  • Peak 8: 2,915 vacation rentals
  • Keystone: 6,779 vacation rentals
  • Frisco: 7,925 vacation rentals
  • Warrior's Mark: 2,215 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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 traveling 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: 7,440 rentals
  • Keystone: 6,779 rentals
  • Frisco: 7,925 rentals
  • Silverthorne: 8,309 rentals
  • Copper Mountain: 5,366 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 holidays in Summit County?

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

  • Lake Dillon Marina: 8,860 rentals
  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,616 rentals
  • Rotary Snowplow Park: 7,762 rentals
  • Backstage Theatre: 7,777 rentals
  • Breckenridge Golf Club: 7,706 rentals

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

Explore destinations around Summit County

Breckenridge
7,440 vacation rentals
Keystone
6,779 vacation rentals
Frisco
7,925 vacation rentals
Silverthorne
8,309 vacation rentals
Copper Mountain
5,366 vacation rentals
Dillon
7,188 vacation rentals
Montezuma
5,338 vacation rentals
Wheeler Junction
5,303 vacation rentals
Main Street
5,512 vacation rentals
Winter Park
1,843 vacation rentals
Avon
3,315 vacation rentals
Vail
7,111 vacation rentals
Grand Lake
1,225 vacation rentals
Granby
1,810 vacation rentals
Fraser
1,734 vacation rentals
Aspen
2,222 vacation rentals
Beaver Creek
3,049 vacation rentals
Edwards
3,017 vacation rentals
Boulder
611 vacation rentals
Leadville
4,370 vacation rentals