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 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)

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 8,583 holiday lettings near Summit County. From 1,652 Houses to 141 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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Breckenridge: 6,994 holiday homes
  • Keystone: 6,380 holiday homes
  • Silverthorne: 7,874 holiday homes
  • Dillon: 6,755 holiday homes
  • The Highlands: 3,329 holiday homes 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: 6,994 holiday lettings
  • Keystone: 6,380 holiday lettings
  • Silverthorne: 7,874 holiday lettings
  • Dillon: 6,755 holiday lettings
  • Frisco: 7,391 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? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Summit County. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Keystone Conference Center: 7,198 holiday rentals
  • Four O'Clock: 7,370 holiday rentals
  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,518 holiday rentals
  • McCullough Gulch Trailhead: 7,225 holiday rentals
  • Peak 10: 7,412 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Summit County listed on 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.

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