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Destination guide

The majestic setting of Vail is ready to explore

The mountains and riverfront create a pretty picture of Vail. This scenic city is known for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Vail Ski Resort and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Vail

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Vail a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Vail Ski Resort (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Beaver Creek Resort (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Vail Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Blue Sky Basin (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Vail

Vail is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, February or May, when snowfall averages 60.00 inches and temperatures average -17°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Vail

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Vail is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Booth Falls Trailhead (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Little Beach Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Beaver Lake Trailhead (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Shrine Pass (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mount of the Holy Cross (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
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 centre.

Where to stay near Vail?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,185 holiday rentals near Vail. From 1,490 Houses to 36 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vail for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vail?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vail:

  • Vail Ski Resort: 4,238 holiday homes
  • Vail Village: 751 holiday homes
  • Lionshead Village: 1,114 holiday homes
  • Intermountain: 669 holiday homes
  • West Vail: 1,620 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Vail?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Vail. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Steadman Clinic: 5,276 holiday rentals
  • Riva Bahn Ski Lift: 5,751 holiday rentals
  • Avanti Express -2: 5,885 holiday rentals
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola: 5,257 holiday rentals
  • Sourdough Express -14: 9,128 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vail listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vail?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,490 Houses in Vail. Our other popular types of Vail holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 36 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,290 holiday houses
  • Villas: 81 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vail?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,653 holiday homes with pool available in Vail. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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