Comfort Suites Summit County
276 Dillon Ridge Road
Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: (970) 513-0300
Fax: (970) 513-0330
Of the many breweries in Summit County, Dillon Dam Brewery seems to rise above the rest. They serve up excellent brew house eats from wraps, pastas, and specialty burgers made from beef, chicken, veggie or buffalo (try the Zurich: smoked bacon, guacamole, and gruyere) to gourmet meat entrees such as “Taj Mahal Osso-Bucco" and “San Luis Pepper Duck.” Rock out to live music on Thursdays during the main summer and winter seasons, or sit outside and take in mountain views from the beer garden. And the highlight, of course, their extensive list of award winning home brews from summer ales to the “Damn Straight Lager.”
After hitting the slopes, try hitting Pug Ryan's in Dillon. This place has your daily protein allowance covered in the form of succulent prime rib, juicy steaks cooked to order, and enough ribs to feed an army. However, most patrons don't come here for the meat. They choose of the five specially-prepared house brews to compliment that perfect steak. Most of the brews are award-winning with Morningwood Wheat being the local favorite. It even won the Silver Medal at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival! So put down that can of Keystone and pop open a beer that actually tastes good!
Not only is Lake Dillon only a few miles away from some of the best resorts in the world, it's also a nature and outdoor-lover's haven. Bicyclists can conquer the numerous trails that spread over the impressive mountain backdrop, boaters can glide through the crystal clear water, and wildlife seekers can see a wealth of native life. Although the town has had a tumultuous history, having had to move three times since its incorporation, there's no sign that this gem is going anywhere soon.
A twenty-six mile trail to hike or bike down lakeside parks and paths. The Dillon Nature Preserve's pristine setting is very likely the best view of Dillon Reservoir and the Colorado Rockies that you can get. Leashed pets are welcome and this family-friendly park is great for an active day out, or a family picnic. There are multiple loop trails at different levels, but for the most part very easy and interpretive signs along the way inform you of the wildlife surrounding you.
Nestled in a scenic valley, Keystone Resort in Colorado has plenty of reasons to attract visitors looking for an alpine experience. It features one of the largest mountains in Summit County that offers an unforgettable dining experience at a height of 12,000 feet (3657 meters). Other outdoor recreational activities aside from skiing and snowboarding include horseback riding, mountain biking, ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, sleigh rides and lodging options to suit every budget and taste. Home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, Keystone Resort is where all the action is.
The Breckenridge Distillery has won many international awards for their products. Come and visit them and see how the spirits are produced. Join an educational tour through the distillery and then have a tasting so you get a real feel for the products. If you want to know even more about how the whole process works, take one of the classes they offer, where you will learn from the professionals.
Summit County Courthouse, built in the early 1900s, is a historic monument in the Breckenridge community. Visitors marvel at the courthouse's original oak staircase, high ceilings, beautiful tapestries, historic photographs, and exterior architecture. The courthouse also features an encased exhibit of minerals that have been collected from the surrounding area. What better way to get some Breckenridge history than a stop at the Summit County Courthouse?
Main Street is one of the main arteries of Breckenridge. Overflowing with restaurants, bars, shops and general lively atmosphere, no trip to Breckenridge would be complete without a stroll down Main Street. Whether you're looking for a laid back day not on the slopes or the perfect apres ski destination, it will definitely be found on Main Street.
Here you'll find all the nifty tools and early machines that have helped battle some of our nations earliest blazes. There's a pike pole that easily brings down ceilings and walls, pictures, and even those circular life nets you see in the movies. I bet you had no idea that some of the earliest ladder carts were pulled by men! Established in 1976, the museum is funded in part by the Red, White and Blue Firefighting department.
Built in the early 1900s, William Harrison Briggle House stands today as a historic site in this Rocky Mountain community. The house was once home to William Briggle, ex-mayor, and his wife and kids. Guests get to see original clothing garments, a piano and other instruments, tapestries, and much more. Be sure to stop by the Briggle House for a peak back in time. Suggested donations are $5.
Built in the late 1800s, Edwin Carter Discovery Center displays artifacts from the miner turned taxidermist. As a long-time environmentalist, the artifacts shown are his collection of specimens from the Rocky Mountain area. At the Carter Discovery Center, you can get an intimate look into the life of the pioneer dubbed the "log cabin naturalist."
If you are looking for a vacation spot that caters to the entire family, then head straight to the Copper Mountain. This mountain, a part of the Summit County, is known for the ski resort and host of winter sports offered here. You can also explore the nearby scenic trails and paths, while you are here. While you are in Frisco, do check-out this interesting tourist attraction.