Destination guide

Ding, dong, Avon calling

Tucked away in Colorado's Eagle River Valley, the rugged mountain town of Avon is the heart of the valley. Located 8 miles from the king of the ski slopes, Vail Mountain, Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort. Book an Avon vacation rental and have easy access to Beaver Creek's 1,815 acres of slopes, via Avon's free public transport. Even if you don't make it onto the piste, there's plenty on offer in this charming mountain town, including a rash of independent shops and restaurants, as well as hiking trails and canoeing.

Things to do

On piste, off piste - the choice is yours

One of the big benefits of booking an Avon vacation rental is its close proximity to Beaver Creek Resort. Located 2 miles south of Avon, Beaver Creek is one of Colorado's major ski resorts. Coast down the gentle slopes of Bachelor Gulch or ramp it up and bomb down the moguls of Grouse Mountain. When spring comes and the snow melts, the hikers, bikers, and golfers descend. Play the challenging Robert Trent Jones-designed course at Beaver Creek Golf Club, or take a hike around Nottingham Lake.

Activities

Avon: The golden gateway to Beaver Creek Ski Resort

Avon is an active kinda place, although loafers are welcome, too. From your Avon vacation rental, the ski slopes of Beaver Creek Resort are short hop on the free gondolas, so you can be whizzing down the slopes soon after breakfast. During the summer, there's no let up in the activities on offer. Romp across the mountains on one of the main hiking trails on offer, or try white water rafting on the Eagle River. The Beaver Creek Hiking Center offers a variety of guided hikes between June and September.

Weather

Despite the snow, Avon hots up in winter

Avon and Beaver Creek Resort are 2 of the most popular winter destinations in the region. For the best snowfall, visit between December and March, when the conditions are at their best, although the slopes can be busy. Summer is also a popular time on the mountain, when temperatures regularly reach 70°F . The shoulder seasons of late spring and fall are when the weather is more unpredictable - sometimes sun, sometimes rain, so just pack wisely.

Natural features

A veritable wildlife wonderland

Set at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Avon is largely centered around Nottingham Lake, which becomes the focus of summer and winter activities. The area is a lush, natural habitat for much of Colorado's wildlife. Book an Avon vacation rental close to town, and spot elk, white tail deer, and even bear, if you're lucky. Bobcats and mountain lions are found in the upper reaches, while beaver and otter like to frolic by the water's edge, as bald eagles soar overhead. It's a veritable wildlife wonderland!

How to get there

Traveling to and around Avon

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), which is 34 mi (54.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Avon?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,374 vacation rentals near Avon. From 2,165 Condos/Apartments to 626 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Avon for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Avon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Avon:

  • Beaver Creek Ski Resort: 1,290 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Star: 450 vacation rentals
  • Vail Village: 750 vacation rentals
  • Lionshead Village: 1,138 vacation rentals
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort: 486 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Avon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Avon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eagle Vail Golf Club: 3,417 vacation rentals
  • Grouse Mountain Express Ski Lift: 3,389 vacation rentals
  • Beaver Lake Trailhead: 3,387 vacation rentals
  • Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Ski Lift: 3,386 vacation rentals
  • Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: 1,016 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Avon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,165 Condos/Apartments in Avon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Avon include:

  • Houses: 626 rentals available
  • Cabins: 8 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 293 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Avon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,076 vacation rentals with pool available in Avon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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