Winter Park Area

Winter Park Lodging

The Winter Park area is home to the Winter Park Resort, which is the closest major ski resort to the Denver metro area. Yet because it is not owned by Vail Resorts, Winter Park does not see the massive crowds and lift lines that you would find at ski resorts like Breckenridge or Keystone. Located on the continental divide between Rocky Mountain National Park and the Byers Peak wilderness area, the local geography is beautiful and as challenging or as mellow as you like. There are many options for lodging in the Winter Park area, all with their own attractive features. Let us help you explore the areas!

Winter Park Base Area

Winter Park Lodging

If you want ski in ski out access, or bike in bike out access to the Treste Bike Park, the Winter Park Base Area is where you should stay. Recent development in the base area has brought many new and more upscale options to the lodging inventory of the base area, and there are some older more unique properties to go along with the big "condotels." Guests in this area will enjoy easy access for skiing and biking, but there are also events, concerts, races, alpine slides, zip lines and other activities. The base area also has some great little bars and restaurants, and a good free shuttle service into Downtown provides guests with easy access to more dining and entertainment.

Downtown Winter Park

Winter Park Lodging

Downtown Winter Park has never been a very hectic place. Today it is becoming an increasingly popular place to find lodging accommodations. The free and frequent shuttles that go right up to the base area, only 3 miles away, make it convenient for skiers and snowboarders. The majority of the area's shopping, dining, and nightlife are found in downtown, and everything is in walking distance, so staying in downtown means easy access to a lot of great spots. Downtown lodging is mixed with a number of hotels and motels, older condos, newer developments, and even some beautiful private homes.

Fraser & Meadow Ridge

Winter Park Lodging

Fraser is technically a separate town from Winter Park, but it is adjacent to downtown Winter Park and an integral part of the community as a whole. Fraser has its own downtown area as well as the only supermarket in the area. Lodging option locations can be varied, but most are located in the Meadow Ridge area. The Meadow Ridge area has many condos, town homes and private homes to choose from. Many are aggressively priced and represent the best value for the dollar in the entire area. There are also many newer or updated private homes with large lots and high end finishes. The free town shuttle does service this area, so getting around is still possible without a car, but you might consider driving to the slopes rather than taking the shuttle.

Lakota

Winter Park Lodging

Lakota is right across highway 40 from the Winter Park Base Area. It is home to some newer and very nice properties, often with great views of the ski area. There is no town shuttle service here, so guests who choose Lakota would need to drive across the base and park, or locate lodging where a private shuttle is provided to get guests over to the slopes.

Surrounding Areas

Winter Park Lodging

There are many areas of Grand County outside of Winter Park and Fraser which have beautiful vacation homes. Guests staying in these areas might be looking for privacy and seclusion, a large home on a golf course, or a property with waterfront access. Such guests might consider properties in Tabernash, Pole Creek, or Grand Lake.