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Summit County is located in north-central Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and this coveted vacation destination is home to several top ski resorts. Whether you plan to visit the area in the winter or during the warmer months of the year, you will love all that there is to see and do in Summit County. From your Summit County vacation home, you can relax when you are not out seeing the sights and living life to the fullest, and many are thoughtfully appointment with all of the creature comforts you desire. This includes a full kitchen, ski storage areas, a fireplace, a hot tub, a barbecue grill and other amenities.
Summit County is a skier's and snowboarder's paradise, and this is because there are some top ski resorts in this area. From your Breckenridge area home, you will be close to the slopes at Breckenridge, and you will also be located close to other ski resorts at Keystone, Copper Mountain and Vail, to name a few. In addition to skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, there is also plenty to do during the warmer months of the year. For example, there are numerous hiking trails in the county as well as picnic areas, mountain biking routes, fishing spots and more. With so much to see and do, you will have plenty to choose from when you stay in your Summit County vacation home.
Many people love to shop for souvenirs and gifts for the folks back home while they are on vacation, and you will love the retail options available in the Summit County area. Close to your Keystone area vacation home or condo, you will be able to explore some of the mom and pop boutique shops located in the downtown areas in towns like Breckenridge, Keystone, Blue River, Keystone, Frisco and Copper Mountain. A little further away, you can also shop at Vail, Alma, Leadville and even the Denver metropolitan area.
After a long day out exploring all that the Summit County area has to offer, you may find that you want to relax indoors in your vacation rental with a meal you prepare. However, many will want to be pampered with a delicious meal prepared by a top chef while on vacation, and you will love the many options available to choose from in Summit County. Some of the options in Breckenridge alone include the Hearthstone Restaurant, Blue River Bistro, Relish, Columbine Cafe, the Lost Cajun and others, and there are numerous others in various towns throughout the county.
The elevation varies considerably in Summit County, and this can make it difficult to pack your suitcase for your trip. A smart idea is to plan to dress in layers regardless of the time of the year, and this will help you to be prepared for the changing weather conditions as you explore different areas of the county. Generally, you can expect the area to have significant snowfall in the winter months with mild summers and long, chilly winters.
Getting to Summit County is rather easy to do, and this is because Interstate 70 runs right through the area and the county is located just a short drive from the Denver metropolitan area. Many will fly into the Denver International Airport and will rent a car to explore the area on their own terms. Others will travel in their own car into the area. You can take Interstate 70 west for approximately an hour to reach Summit County from the Denver area.