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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

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)
Weather

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 highlights

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)
Transport

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.

Where to stay around Summit County?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,169 holiday lettings near Summit County. From 2,008 Houses to 142 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near 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 long holiday or just a weekend break in Summit County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Breckenridge: 7,539 holiday homes
  • Frisco: 8,066 holiday homes
  • Keystone: 6,861 holiday homes
  • Peak 8: 3,006 holiday homes
  • Blue River: 3,995 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Summit County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Summit County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Summit County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Breckenridge: 7,539 holiday lettings
  • Frisco: 8,066 holiday lettings
  • Keystone: 6,861 holiday lettings
  • Blue River: 3,995 holiday lettings
  • Silverthorne: 8,388 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Summit County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Summit County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Keystone Conference Center: 7,759 holiday rentals
  • Four O'Clock: 7,941 holiday rentals
  • 6-Chair Ski Lift: 8,036 holiday rentals
  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,659 holiday rentals
  • EastWest Bodywork & Massage Therapy: 9,330 holiday rentals

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 of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Summit County

Breckenridge
7,539 holiday rentals
Frisco
8,066 holiday rentals
Keystone
6,861 holiday rentals
Blue River
3,995 holiday rentals
Silverthorne
8,388 holiday rentals
Dillon
7,306 holiday rentals
Montezuma
5,420 holiday rentals
Copper Mountain
5,505 holiday rentals
Main Street
5,626 holiday rentals
Winter Park
1,900 holiday rentals
Fraser
1,793 holiday rentals
Avon
3,382 holiday rentals
Grand Lake
1,221 holiday rentals
Fairplay
4,328 holiday rentals
Beaver Creek
3,127 holiday rentals
Aspen
2,265 holiday rentals
Granby
1,852 holiday rentals
Leadville
4,498 holiday rentals
Vail
7,227 holiday rentals
Basalt
998 holiday rentals