Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Summit County

The mountains and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday 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-see attractions. Many of our holiday 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? Travellers enjoy Summit County for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Summit County a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers 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 61.40 inches and temperatures average -15°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre.

Where to stay near Summit County?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,948 holiday rentals near Summit County. From 1,846 Houses to 145 Cabins, find unique holiday homes 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: 7,399 holiday rentals
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort: 3,166 holiday rentals
  • Keystone: 6,757 holiday rentals
  • Sunbeam Estates: 1,962 holiday rentals
  • Eagles Nest: 34 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Summit County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Breckenridge: 7,399 holiday homes
  • Keystone: 6,757 holiday homes
  • Frisco: 7,869 holiday homes
  • Silverthorne: 8,206 holiday homes
  • Dillon: 7,160 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Summit County?

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

  • Four O'Clock: 7,750 holiday rentals
  • Peak 9: 7,946 holiday rentals
  • River Run Gondola: 7,513 holiday rentals
  • Summit Express Ski Lift: 7,509 holiday rentals
  • 6-Chair Ski Lift: 7,845 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 homes.

Explore destinations around Summit County

Breckenridge
7,399 holiday rentals
Keystone
6,757 holiday rentals
Frisco
7,869 holiday rentals
Silverthorne
8,206 holiday rentals
Dillon
7,160 holiday rentals
Copper Mountain
5,428 holiday rentals
Blue River
3,981 holiday rentals
Montezuma
5,356 holiday rentals
Wheeler Junction
5,368 holiday rentals
Main Street
5,545 holiday rentals
Aspen
2,226 holiday rentals
Vail
7,055 holiday rentals
Avon
3,288 holiday rentals
Winter Park
1,993 holiday rentals
Beaver Creek
3,055 holiday rentals
Twin Lakes
311 holiday rentals
Basalt
922 holiday rentals
Evergreen
332 holiday rentals
Fairplay
4,280 holiday rentals
Jefferson
1,205 holiday rentals