Referred to by the indigenous Ute Indians as "the shining mountain," what began as prized hunting grounds for the Indians became, at the hands of settlers, an agricultural center for the production of lettuce. In order to serve markets months after the growing season, farmers would load railroad cars packed with ice from the Minturn Ice House.
By 1972, however, neighboring Vail had become a world center for skiing, and Avon likewise made the transition from produce to a prime vacation destination. Now you can find fun in any season when you stay in one of our Avon vacation rentals!
Avon is located along the Eagle River in Vail Valley. It is just 10 miles west of Vail along I-70, and two miles north of Beaver Creek Ski Resort. If you're looking for a quiet escape while staying close to the action, our Avon vacation rentals are the perfect solution!
Given Avon Colorado's proximity to two great ski resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, the endless opportunities for winter sports - skiing, boarding, skating, etc. - go without saying. But summer offers its own treasure trove of activities during your vacation. Not only are there myriad hiking and biking trails in the area, why not go horseback riding or rafting on the Eagle River?
Get a bird's eye view of the beautiful landscape with an exciting turn at paragliding. There are also numerous spas and health clubs in the area for when you need to rest up. In addition, enjoy access to the year-round amenities of the Avon Rec. Center ($14 a day pass) and Nottingham Lake for paddle boating and fishing.
Experience all this charming mountain town has to offer by booking a stay in one of our Avon vacation rentals. Your vacation awaits!