Destination guide

The majestic setting of Vail is ready to explore

The mountains and riverfront create a pretty picture of Vail. This scenic city is known for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Vail Ski Resort and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Vail

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Vail a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Vail Ski Resort (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Beaver Creek Resort (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Vail Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Blue Sky Basin (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Vail

Vail is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, February or May, when snowfall averages 60.00 inches and temperatures average -17°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Vail

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Vail is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Booth Falls Trailhead (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Little Beach Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Beaver Lake Trailhead (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Shrine Pass (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mount of the Holy Cross (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Vail

The nearest airport is in Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Vail?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,398 holiday lettings around Vail. From 4,436 flats & apartments to 203 resorts, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Vail?

Fresh air, postcard-worthy views and quality time in the wilderness. If you're eager to unwind and unplug, a mountain escape is exactly what the doctor ordered. HomeAway has no less than 4,001 alpine holiday rentals available. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 1,899 ski-in holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,756 ski-out holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,539 resort holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Vail?

Sharing is great. But sharing bunks and bathrooms with a bunch of strangers can sometimes be a bit much. Make the most of the time you've got with your loved ones in a condo rental. The space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, HomeAway has 4,192 of these properties. Book now and you could be spending as little as £32 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather try one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 1,516 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £80 per night.
  • Townhome: 816 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • Resort: 200 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.

Can I stay in Vail in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding the time to catch up with your extended family and friends. A group getaway is a great way to be reunited. If you were planning to kick back together, HomeAway has options for you. Why not have a look at the 1,358 condo holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading choice for big groups of travellers. The rental options that can cater to large groups here include:

  • Are you searching for places that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 3,680 that will be perfect. The prices start from £35 per night.
  • Require somewhere for 8 guests? We have 3,402 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £64 a night.
  • Hunting down rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be delighted to discover we have 1,484 that'll be ideal. You can get one for as little as £58 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Vail adventure through us!

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