Destination guide

The lively city of Carbondale awaits you

The area's festivals and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Carbondale. This welcoming city is known for its skiing, hiking and mountain views. Snowmass Mountain and Buttermilk Mountain are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Carbondale

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Travelers enjoy Carbondale for its skiing, hiking and biking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Carbondale has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Snowmass Mountain (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Aspen Mountain (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Buttermilk Mountain (19 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Aspen Highlands (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • River Valley Ranch Golf Club (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Ranch at Roaring Fork (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Carbondale

Travelers enjoy Carbondale for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in January, February, April or May, when snowfall averages 14.56 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carbondale

Travelers enjoy Carbondale for its mountain views and riverfront. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carbondale is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Penny Hot Springs (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Maroon Bells (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Crater Lake Trailhead (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Maroon Lake Scenic Trail Head (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Maroon Lake (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Wagner Park (21.2 mi / 34.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Carbondale

The nearest airport is in Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), which is 32.1 mi (51.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Carbondale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,647 vacation rentals near Carbondale. From 645 Houses to 59 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carbondale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Carbondale:

  • Ranch At the Roaring Fork: 18 vacation rentals
  • Missouri Heights: 30 vacation rentals
  • Snowmass Ski Area: 1,527 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort: 485 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Mountain: 631 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 Carbondale?

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

  • River Valley Ranch Golf Club: 911 vacation rentals
  • Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs: 953 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Glen Club: 345 vacation rentals
  • Ranch at Roaring Fork: 1,017 vacation rentals
  • Penny Hot Springs: 952 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carbondale 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 Houses in Carbondale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 645 Houses in Carbondale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carbondale include:

  • Cabins: 59 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 755 rentals available
  • Cottages: 59 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carbondale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 465 vacation rentals with pool available in Carbondale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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