Land-locked pirates and powder hounds alike will enjoy our Dillon vacation rentals. With access to four ski resorts and "the world's highest deep water marina," these Colorado vacation rentals are a year-round destination packed with adventure and fun!
Where is Dillon, CO?
Located around an area with plenty of Summit County outdoor adventures, our rentals are on the northeast shores of Dillon Reservoir. The "Mountain Lakestyle" town of Dillon is situated just a mile or so from I-70. It's about 32 miles east of the skiing paradise of Vail, where individuals and groups go to relax and reach new levels of atheltic endevor. Just seven miles from the mountain retreat of Frisco, on the west shores of Dillon Reservoir, and 12 miles from A-Basin, which has the longest ski season of all Summit County mountain resorts.
The Dillon Reservoir
Spanning over 3,000 acres and reaching average depths of approximately 80 feet, Dillon Reservoir is no small puddle! Offering 25 miles of shoreline and two marinas in two towns, water lovers are sure to find a little slice of aquatic heaven any time of year.
The Dillon Marina sits almost two miles above sea level and offers a variety of services, including boat slip rentals and mooring, boat launches, and water craft rentals. Book a tour or a lesson to try out SUP (stand-up paddle) boarding or kayaking, or come and enjoy watching the Yacht Club Regatta.
Things to Do in Dillon, CO
There's something for everyone in Dillon! If you want to try something a little different, consider booking a group or private sailing lesson. Guests interested in receiving their ASA BKB Certification can conveniently sign up to take the exam right here in Dillon! If letting someone else steer is more your style, there are sail boat tour options as well.
After a summer day out on the lake, stop by the Tiki Bar at the Marina, a lakeside, dog-friendly establishment with plenty of views and scrumptious food to keep you fueled during your day on the water. In early summer, guests can watch the Highest Airshow on Earth, a free event on the shores of lake with stunning aerial displays and fun booths and exhibits on the ground!
Ah, but Dillon Reservoir isn't just for summer: The reservoir is known for its solid ice formation in the winter, making it a great spot for sports like ice fishing!
Dillon, CO in Summer
Dillon is a year-round destination and our Dillon condo rentals suit the tastes and needs of many!
With almost 300 days of sun per year, the surrounding hills are made for summer recreation. Besides days spent on the water, guests may opt to hike, mountain bike, or cross-country run the many trails that traverse the hillsides around town. Visit the Dillon Nature Preserve for an easy two-mile loop or challenge yourself with the more moderate Oro Grande Trail. Keep your eyes open for marmots, white-tail deer, pikas, and big horn sheep. Take a day to play disc golf or pickelball.
Why bother renting a car when you can easily bike? A paved bike trail goes straight through the town of Dillon, around the Reservoir, and even connects to nearby towns - as far as Vail to the west and Keystone to the east!
Have a night of theatre fun with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, combining the flair of New York with the intimacy of a small town. If you'd like the culture without spending the cash, consider a free summer concert or country Western dance classes at the Dillon Amphitheatre - you'll always have the best seats in the house with views of Dillon Reservoir, the Ten Mile Range, and the Gore Range.
And oh, the places to eat! Whether you're looking for a sit-down meal at the Red Mountain Grill, healthy meal at vegan-centric Cafe Pro Fusion, a hand-crafted brew at the Dillon Dam Brewery or Pug Ryan's (host of the annual Lake Dillon Brewfest), or a pick-up meal from Jersey Boys Pizza or Arapahoe Cafe, you'll never go hungry here in Dillon. If you'd rather cook at home, the Dillon Farmers Market can get you set up with local produce, cheeses, and meats to cook in the comfort of your own Dillon lodging!
Wintertime in Dillon, CO
The cold and snow doesn't slow Dillon down at all - in fact, it brings in the visitors by the thousands. Our Dillon vacation rentals offer access to four of Summit County's best ski areas: Arapahoe Basin, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, and Breckenridge Ski Resort. Ski one or them all!
Take a break from the cold with a visit to Lakeside Bowl - Summit County's only bowling alley - or catch a favorite movie at the multi-screen Skyline Cinema 8. Drive to the Outlet Malls at Silverthorne for a day of shopping.
Nordic skiers and snowshoers will have their fun as well - all those trails that were for hikers and bikers in the summer turn into snowy trails for winter athletes to enjoy!
It's not just the water that draws guests to our Dillon vacation rentals - it's the feeling of many good things coming together in one convenient place. Book a stay today and see for yourself!