Family-Owned Vacation Condos in the Colorado Rockies
As its name implies, Summit County, Colorado, is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. While its historic ski towns make it a top destination in winter, Summit County also contains numerous river valleys and the Arapaho National Forest, all well suited for hiking, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking in the summertime. With Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts, you can take your pick of Summit County properties, including condos in Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Dillon.
The upscale properties of Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts are all individually owned and cared for by their owners. While amenities vary from one to the next, all have fully equipped kitchens and great views of the surrounding mountains. Many feature indoor fireplaces and patios, with rustic pine paneling and big, comfy couches. And almost all are on the free Summit County shuttle route, which transports you to area towns and resorts that offer warm-weather alpine activities all summer long.
In Frisco, you might stay at the Mountainside D 107, a ski-lodge-style condo building five blocks from downtown Frisco with views of Mount Royal and Buffalo Mountain. Inside the one-bedroom flat, there’s a large, L-shaped sofa in the living room and a kitchen with a bar area. You can also use the indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and sauna at the complex’s clubhouse. Properties in Breckenridge include Highland Greens Lodge, a condominium building with 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condos. In these, you’ll find a gas fireplace as well as a jetted tub in the master bathroom.
Frisco and Breckenridge, Colorado: Historical Mountain Towns near Year-Round Alpine Activities
A former mining town that was incorporated in 1880, Frisco sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just 70 miles west of Denver. The little town is nicknamed “Main Street of the Rockies” thanks to its quaint charm and proximity to the surrounding peaks. Admission is free at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, which commemorates the town’s Old West heritage. Check out the park’s preserved log chapel and the schoolhouse museum, which is filled with old photographs and artifacts including vintage fashions from the turn of the 20th century.
Frisco is within short driving distance of four major ski resorts: Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, and Breckenridge Ski Resort. Breckenridge Ski Resort, just 10 miles southeast of Frisco, has 155 trails and 25 acres of terrain park spread out across four slopes. After a day on the mountain, you can browse Breck’s charming main street, lined with boutiques and restaurants. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers seven guided tours that elaborate on the mines, saloons, and resident ghosts of the historic gold-rush town.
There’s plenty to do in the warmer months, as well. Bicyclists flock to the Ten Mile Recreational Pathway, a scenic 24-mile trail that sits in the shadows of the Tenmile Range; the path wends past rushing creeks and rewards riders with ample mountain views. In late spring, the Colorado and Arkansas Rivers offer quality whitewater rafting, thanks to high water levels from snowmelt.
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