Summit County and the tri-town area of Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne are the heart of Colorado’s ski country. From here you can easily access Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Copper Mountain. These Summit County Airbnbs put your family or group close to the ski lifts as well as dining, shopping, and nightlife, with the added bonus of being near the county’s free bus system so you can get around even without a car.
Frisco Main Street condo with hot tub access perfect for skiing and nightlife
Visitors to Summit County often fall for one major misconception — that the apres-action all takes place in Breckenridge. Breck’s scene is lively and more reminiscent of the post-ski party life of European ski resorts than elsewhere in the county. But Frisco has a scene of its own along Main Street. This tailored condo puts you within walking distance of the bars, restaurants, and live music in Frisco and right near the Summit Stage bus stop to head to whatever ski area you want to visit the following morning. It’s a top-floor unit and comes with parking underneath the building, a real commodity among Summit County Airbnbs for those visiting with a vehicle. The building has an outdoor hot tub, and if you’ve never soaked during a snowstorm, just know that the experience is almost as cool as the skiing.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: From $299 per night
Large house at base of Baldy Mountain just outside downtown Breck
Baldy Mountain towers over Breckenridge from the east, a pointed counter to the ski resort on the west side of the picturesque town. This home comes with views of the peak and its neighbors and on the inside, a hefty dose of luxury. The townhome offers an expansive living space with a chef’s kitchen, plenty room to lounge, and views in all directions. Bedrooms are warm and cozy, calling to the wild roots of mountain life in the decor but not sacrificing on thread count or functional furniture and sleeping arrangements. A free bus picks up outside and heads to the ski hill. And, if you’re into backcountry skiing or snowboarding, you can access the skin track trails up into the Bald Mountain zone without even having to drive.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: From $278 per night
Breckenridge log home on mountainside with hot tub
If you’ve seen the movies Out Cold (inarguably the perennial masterpiece of the modern film industry), Aspen Extreme, or any other quirky flick based in a ski town, and have thought to yourself, “I could live like that,” then this house is for you. Log homes are the dreams of the mountain-savvy, and this one is cozy and comes with a hot tub and room for your entire crew. Take a post-ski soak, lounge on the classic alpine furniture, and cook dinner over an open fire, all while envisioning your inevitable future as a ski bum. Few lifestyles offer the dignity and cool points of such a life, and this home is your first step towards it.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
From $600 per night
Gorgeous Copper Mountain condo walking distance to lifts
Situated in the base village at Copper Mountain, this two-bedroom unit puts you a skip from the lifts. Dining, shopping, and nightlife are just downstairs, including the legendary JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern and Mulligan’s Irish Pub. The condo is well-equipped with a full kitchn, nice balcony, and a gas fireplace to cozy up next to. It also positions you well to experience the unique setting of Copper, which is separate from the main Summit County micro-polis and has its own ski-town vibe and flare. Tip from a long-time Copper Mountain rider — head to the new lift up Tucker Mountain, which was formally only accessed via snowcat or a long skin up from Copper’s backside. The powder turns are so much better on the far side.
Seven guests, two bedrooms
Price: From $500 per night
Luxurious mountain home minutes from Keystone and Arapahoe Basin
Pop the champagne because this home is the stuff of ski vacation legend. Minutes from the slopes of Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and with bus access to Breckenridge and Copper Mountain, you’ll be in the perfect place to experience all of Summit County. Look out from the grand deck onto the surrounding hills and the frozen waters of Lake Dillon. Prepare gourmet meals in the fully-stocked modern kitchen. Watch the sunset over the town of Dillon, and wake up with easy access to the morning’s fresh powder. If traveling with a group or extended family, Summit County Airbnbs don’t get any better than this.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: From $799 per night
Log cabin at base of Breck’s Peak 7 with hot tub, easy lift access
When someone asks where you’re staying in Breck, no cooler response exists than “on the mountain.” This high-end cabin gives you the ability to say that, and to then elaborate by stating you’re in a log cabin home just off the base of Peak 7 with a private hot tub on the deck and room for the entire extended family. And that after your last run today you scrambled down the road to Broken Compass Brewing for an apres-ski pint and thought about heading downtown after, but decided instead to sip a nightcap on the cabin’s deck while listening to the mountain winds shake the fresh powder from the pines. And the host loves and welcomes dogs. The ultimate ski vacation win.
Twelve guests, four bedrooms
Price: From $1,594 per night
Rooftop deck chalet in Frisco with hot tub, sun room, mountain and lake views
Host your family, reunion, or large get-together in the utmost style at this luxurious chalet with a rooftop deck in Frisco. Your crew will enjoy the hot tub and sunroom, lounging on the deck after a long day on the slopes, and easy access to dining, shopping, nightlife, and all Summit County ski resorts (without even needing to have a car). There is plenty of space to relax and watch movies, play games, and take apres-ski naps as well. This home is ideal for large gatherings of people that you haven’t seen for a while, and want to enjoy convenience and comfort without having to stress about it.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: From $1,564 per night