Non-Coloradans may not recognize the name Summit County, but there’s a good chance they’re familiar with what’s there. Way up in the Rockies, the central Colorado county plays host to some of the state’s most iconic ski resorts, including Breckenridge and Keystone, which locals know have just as much to offer travelers in the off-season. Whether you come for the snow or sun is up to you. But anyone with a love of the outdoors should experience this region of the US at least once in their lives. Here are seven of the best hotels in Summit County, Colorado.
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1. Gravity Haus
Gravity Haus is like a modern Swiss chalet that’s conveniently located in the Village at Breckenridge, right at the foot of Peak 9 a few minutes away from the QuickSilver SuperChair. Downtown Breckenridge is equally accessible on foot, making the hotel a great all-season accommodation.
There’s plenty to keep guests entertained on the property, as well, from onsen-style hot tubs and an outdoor trampoline to what some reviewers have called the best coffee bar in Breckenridge. Even the stylish lounge feels like a fun place to pass the time.
Price: $180 per night
2. Hotel Frisco
Located in downtown Frisco, this well-priced hotel is one of the best hotels in Summit County and makes a great base for anyone wanting to experience multiple Summit County ski resorts in one trip.
Copper Mountain is just 10 minutes away, Breckenridge is an easy 15-minute drive, and Keystone is only 20 minutes away. Those looking to venture farther can also get to vail in just half an hour. While the hotel itself is relatively simple, amenities like a shared library and apres-ready lounge really sell the coziness.
Price: $130 per night
3. One Ski Hill Place
Another ski-in, ski-out accommodation, One Ski Hill Place sits at the base of Peak 8 a stone’s throw from the BreckConnect Gondola. It’s laid-back yet luxurious, with a variety of apartments and condos to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Each comes with a private balcony and fireplace. Breakfast is included, and for everything else, there are three separate restaurants, a cafe, and a bar-lounge on site. Beyond the slopes, guests of One Ski Hill Place are a short drive from cultural attractions like the Edwin Carter Museum and Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.
Price: $309 per night
4. Keystone Lodge and Spa
Keystone lacks Breckenridge’s mountain-town feel and apres scene, but it’s an excellent choice for travelers who have tunnel vision for Summit County’s outdoor offerings.
Slope hounds will appreciate the lodge’s Gondola Express shuttle service and complimentary ski check. Summer visitors have as many opportunities at their doorstep, from golfing and mountain biking to paddleboarding on the Snake River. Regardless of the weather, the spa here is not to be missed, with treatment rooms for both singles and couples, a hydro-therapy room, a nail salon, and more.
Price: $180 per night
5. Crystal Peak Lodge
Breckenridge’s Crystal Peak Lodge specializes in condo-style accommodations that are great for families, with two movie centers, a game room, and a casual-chic New American restaurant on site. Hotel guests are also welcome to enjoy the hot tub at indoor pools at the nearby One Ski Hill Place hotel.
Located at the base of Peak 7 near the Independence SuperChair Gondola, the ski-in, ski-out lodge also has a dedicated stop on the BreckConnect Gondola, making trips to Peak 8 and downtown Breckenridge a breeze.
Price: $250 per night
6. Mountain Thunder Lodge
Guests of the Mountain Thunder Lodge are provided all the amenities necessary to feel at home in Breckenridge, regardless of how long they stay. The townhouse-style accommodations come with gas fireplaces, private balconies, and well-equipped kitchens, as well as access to the hotel gym, heated outdoor pool, and hot tubs.
The lodge’s location is a boon too, with the BreckConnect Gondola just 650 feet away and the Breckenridge Golf Club just 10 minutes from the property. No matter the month you visit, the Mountain Thunder Lodge has you covered.
Price: $250 per night
7. The Lodge at Breckenridge
The Breckenridge ski resort is not only one of the best hotels in Summit County it also lays claim to the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Express Superchair. The Lodge at Breckenridge shares a similar distinction as one of the highest-altitude hotels in the world. Come ski season, shuttles are available to transport guests to Breckenridge’s slopes, while the Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski areas are a mere 10 miles away. Back at the lodge, the skiers and non-skiers in your group will take equal pleasure in winding down at the on-site Traverse Restaurant followed by a soak in the spa’s two hot tubs, all under the watchful gaze of the majestic Rockies.
Price: $165 per night
8. LOGE Breckenridge
LOGE, an acronym for Live Outdoors Go Explore, is a bit of an oxymoron. It’s newish — having just opened in a refurbished motel on the outskirts of Breck in 2019. Yet it’s simultaneously taken the reigns as the last true skier’s hotel in Summit County. LOGE is the stuff of ski bum dreams. Rooms are stocked with outdoorsy gear like YETI coolers, Rumpl blankets, and wall-mounted bike racks. The property features a lobby bar and an outdoor fire pit area perfect for apres-ski beers. And a communal vibe of adventure permeates the property in a way that the cookie-cutter resorts just can’t duplicate. In that way LOGE has all the comforts of a cozy mountain lodge, including social perks. If you need a ride to the hill in the morning, stand outside with your skis and someone will let you hop in the back of their truck.
Price: From $194 per night