Destination guide

Explore Copper Mountain from vacation home rentals

From cozy chalets built for 2 to spacious family-size lodges, Copper Mountain vacation rentals make the perfect base for enjoying this beautiful corner of Colorado to the full. Although it’s known primarily as a winter-sports resort, its natural beauty provides a spectacular backdrop to an action-packed vacation at any time of year. In spring the hiking trails are ablaze with wildflowers, while in summer the cool mountain air creates a refreshing environment for golfing and rock climbing. Outside of the ski season, it’s possible to pick up great last-minute bargains on Copper Mountain vacation rentals—an extra incentive to visit.

Things to do

Attractions near Copper Mountain vacation rentals

If you can leave the comfort of Copper Mountain vacation rentals’ cozy log fires, a trip to Frisco makes a pleasant break from the piste. Shuttle buses run from the resort to this friendly town around 8 miles northeast. Founded during the gold rush, Frisco dubs itself “Main Street of the Rockies” for its colorful stores and lively restaurants, and visitors can discover its fascinating heritage on a self-guided tour of the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. This family-friendly facility chronicles 2 centuries of Mountain West culture and includes a schoolhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities

Activities near Copper Mountain vacation homes

The first ski runs opened on Copper Mountain in 1972, and just 4 years later the resort hosted its first FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events, with the sport’s elite testing their skills on the demanding slalom courses. Along with world-class skiing, today’s visitors can enjoy tubing, snowboarding, and ice-skating, along with state-of-the-art indoor training facilities. Little ones can burn off surplus energy in Critterland, where supervised play activities are provided, while adults can let their hair down in a local bar, with craft beers and live music on hand to bring a day on the slopes to a sociable conclusion.

Day trips

Day trips from Copper Mountain vacation homes

If you want to see the sights of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain is a great base camp. Vacation homes are just a short distance from places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, a destination for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other winter sports and lodge amenities, and Carter Park and Pavilion, a recreational park with a sledding hill, dog areas, and a heated picnic shelter. You could also visit the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, a colorful museum with hands-on exhibits and immersive activities, and Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve, a nature preserve with picturesque trails teeming with wildlife.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Copper Mountain vacation homes

With a change in elevation of over 2,600 feet from base to summit, weather patterns on Copper Mountain frequently vary between the villages and the slopes. Expert forecasts from the resort help winter-sports enthusiasts to plan their day. The ski season typically lasts from December through March or April, when the freezing conditions place Copper Mountain vacation rentals with a hot tub in high demand. This little luxury is also a bonus during the cool, occasionally wet summer evenings that are characteristic of the region’s alpine climate.

Natural features

The wild side of Copper Mountain

The White River National Forest that extends west of Copper Mountain provides a protected natural habitat for wildlife. Lynx, moose, and mountain lions are among the indigenous mammals that thrive in this wilderness, while trout breed freely in its lakes and waterfowl overwinter in its pristine wetlands. One of the most spectacular freshwater habitats is the nearby Dillon Reservoir—a vacation destination in its own right. The upper portion of the reservoir is preserved as a wildlife area, supporting healthy populations of cottontail rabbits, squirrels, beavers, and woodchucks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Copper Mountain

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 41.9 mi (67.4 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Couple's activities near Copper Mountain vacation rentals

Copper Mountain offers serene surroundings and a tranquil atmosphere that’s perfect for a couple’s trip. In addition to skiing, snowboarding, sightseeing, and other activities, vacation homes in Copper Mountain are close to romantic locations like Heaton Bay, a high-elevation bay with a vast campground and prime fishing, and Blue River Arm, a peaceful waterway with stunning landscape views, fishing areas, and campsites.

Where to stay around Copper Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,502 vacation rentals near Copper Mountain. From 3,036 Condos/Apartments to 1,329 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Copper Mountain are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Copper Mountain?

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 Copper Mountain:

  • East Village at Copper: 266 vacation rentals
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort: 3,230 vacation rentals
  • Vail Village: 750 vacation rentals
  • Lionshead Village: 1,138 vacation rentals
  • Peak 8: 3,090 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 Copper Mountain?

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

  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,571 vacation rentals
  • Copper Mountain Racquet and Athletic Club: 9,448 vacation rentals
  • Woodward at Copper: 9,421 vacation rentals
  • Lumberjack Ski Lift: 9,510 vacation rentals
  • Easy Rider Ski Lift: 9,445 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Copper Mountain 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 Copper Mountain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,036 Condos/Apartments in Copper Mountain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Copper Mountain include:

  • Houses: 1,329 rentals available
  • Cabins: 70 rentals available
  • Lodges: 63 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Copper Mountain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,347 vacation rentals with pool available in Copper Mountain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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