Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge

652 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: +1 970-468-2341   |   Fax: 970/468-6465   |   73 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Near Breckenridge and Keystone, our Dillon hotel is the perfect destination for guests looking to get away from it all while still enjoying convenience.

Nearby Copper Ski Area is a favorite for powder lovers, and many of our Dillon hotel guests in the winter months are avid skiers and snowboarders. However, Lake Dillon is the big draw during the summer with guests in town for boating, fishing, and swimming. Whatever you like to do outdoors, you can count on a great destination being close by.

Close to Lake Dillon and the Dillon Marina, our Dillon hotel has a great location for water recreation enthusiasts. Vail is only 30 miles away, and that is another top attraction for many of our guests. Ski areas are 6-15 miles away, and we know that what you want after a day on the slopes is luxurious bedding and quiet accommodations, which is exactly what we deliver.

Copper and Arapahoe Basin is a short distance away, and hiking, biking and sailing are favorite past times during the warmer months. We offer clean and well-maintained rooms so that after a day of adventure and exploration, you'll be comfortable. With great reviews on TripAdvisor, free summer concerts in the Dillon Amphitheater and pets allowed, we are the perfect choice for a traveling family.

Some guests at our Dillon hotel are here on business, and we are happy to accommodate. Employees of Chrysler and GM are frequent guests, as well as employees of a number of local businesses. Our friendly staff members will ensure you have everything necessary for a seamless business trip. If you are looking for a little leisure during your down time, allow us to provide recommendations on the best things to do in Dillon.

Book a cozy room at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, where the comfort of guests comes first!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Guest Laundry facility, Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., $1.75 fee applies
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast includes juice, bread or sweet roll, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, fruits and bagels, hard bolied eggs, oatmeal
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Steam room, open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Photocopy services
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; free in-room wireless Internet access; free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Hot tub open from 10:00 a.m until 9:30 p.m.
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Polish)
  • Laundromat, open from 9:00 a.m until 9:30 p.m
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports, wireless
  • High-speed Internet access

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Conveniently located, the best western ptarmigan lodge in Dillon, Colorado is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 39.627185  /  Latitude: -106.047395


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 70 from Denver. Take Interstate 70 West to Exit 205. Turn left after exiting and drive two miles. Make a right turn on Lake Dillon Drive at the stop light. The Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge is just ahead.

From: Interstate 70 from Vail. Take Interstate 70 East to Exit 205. Turn right after exiting and drive two miles. Make a right turn on Lake Dillon Drive at the stop light. The Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge is just ahead.

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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Located west of the Denver Metro Area, the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area offers all Dillon-bound snowboarders and skiers over 960 acres of skiable area and 109 runs. With over 350 inches of snowfall a year, the mountain is usually open from mid-October to early July – one of the longest ski seasons in the country.

The mountain is located 10 miles east of Dillon and with such an extensive ski season, is one of the most popular summer destinations for Dillon visitors.

Argo Gold Mine, Mill & Museum

First constructed in 1893, the Argo Gold Mine, Mill, and Museum is now a National Historic Site and must-see for Idaho Springs visitors. The historic Argo Tunnel helped put the site on the map, as it was used to transport ore from the mines, stretching 4.5 miles to Central City.

Today, the Double Eagle Gold mine tour, Argo mill tour, and the live demonstration of the rock drilling are fun ways to learn of this rich history. While in Idaho Springs, the "birthplace" of the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush, or the greater Denver area, take time to enjoy the hot mineral springs and nearby trout fishing.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Covering over 600 skiable acres, Breckenridge Ski Resort is located in the historic mining town of Breckenridge in central Colorado, and offers a wide range of recreational activities. At the Breckenridge ski area, skiers have a choice of 155 ski runs, including a 25-acre terrain park. The resort's 16 lifts and gondola services over 37,000 skiers per hour.

Summer activities at Breckenridge Ski Resort include hiking and mountain biking on the variety of trails. Favorite activities in Breckenridge include golfing, shopping, hot air balloon rides, mine tours, and spa services – all just south of Dillon and Interstate 70.

Children's Museum of Denver

Opened in 1979, the Children's Museum of Denver offers a wide range of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for children to discover and explore while visiting the Denver area. Popular exhibits include: 3, 2, 1... Blast Off!, the Assembly Plant, Click Clack Train Track, and ARTS a la Carte.

The museum also hosts year-round family events – two of which are the Bunny Trail EggVenture and Snack with Santa. This Denver museum has 10,000 square feet of adaptable space available for birthday parties, meetings, fund raisers, receptions, and family reunions.

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol

Buit in 1894, the Colorado State Capitol is located on Colfax Avenue in downtown Denver.

The building is a National Historic Landmark and a U.S. Historic district, housing the Colorado General Assembly and serves as the office for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Beautiful Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose-colored marble, was used throughout the interior.

The Rotunda features 16 stained glass windows, known as the Hall of Fame, honoring the state's earliest pioneers.

A tour of the building is requisite while visiting Denver no matter the season.

Copper Mountain Ski Area

A popular destination for all visitors headed to Dillon, the Copper Mountain Ski Area offers over 125 runs spread throughout 2,465 acres of skiable area. Located just off Interstate 70 in the Denver metro area, the mountain receives over 310 inches of snow a year and is usually open between November and April.

Aside from skiing and snowboarding, visitors can also go ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and much more. If you're visiting in the summer, take advantage of scenic lift rides, hiking trails, bungee jumping, go-karting, and paddle boat rentals.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Located in Denver's City Park, the Denver Museum of Natural History and Science houses variety of programs, exhibits, and events striving to "excite minds through scientific discovery".

Whether viewing a showing in the Planetarium, watching a film in the IMAX Theater, or strolling through the Wildlife Exhibits, there is plenty of discovery to be had. Spend a few days in this beautiful city park area of downtown Denver and visit the nearby Denver Zoo and Duck Lake.

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

Home to over 3,500 animals from over 650 species, the Denver Zoo is one of the more popular zoos in America.

Constantly striving to enhance the lives of animals, the zoo has recently created the Predator Ridge, Tropical Discovery, and Primate Panorama naturalistic habitats, with those efforts in mind.

The Denver Zoo Keeper Experience, Zoo Camps and Bunk with the Beasts are a few of the wonderful kids' programs also available at the zoo.

And don't forget to visit Mshindi, the rhinoceros that paints with a brush. Enjoy a fun-filled day at Colorado's most popular cultural attraction, in the beautiful City Park area of downtown Denver.

Dillon Marina

Known as the world's highest deep-water marina, the Dillon Marina is the gateway to world-class sailing and boating opportunities. Take advantage of 25 miles of shoreline, one of the most extensive in the Denver Metropolitan Area.

The marina is located less than a half-mile from the center of Dillon and it offers all Dillon guests boating and paddleboat rentals. Enjoy a smooth trip on the Dillon Reservoir, thanks to the Dillon Marina.

Dillon Nature Preserve

Sitting on the shores of the Dillon Reservoir, the Dillon Nature Preserve offers all Dillon visitors a 26-mile long hiking or biking trail in the summer and ski and snowshoe trails in the winter. It's one of the Denver Metro Area's best kept secrets.

Visitors can also take advantage of multiple trail loops leading to lakeside parks or pristine heights overlooking the Rockies and the reservoir. Don't miss interpretive trail signs showcasing the history of the area and the ecology of the preserve's trees, plants, and wildlife.

Dillon Reservoir

Also known as Dillon Lake, Dillon Reservoir is a recreation area owned and operated by Denver Water. Dillon Reservoir straddles the towns of Dillon, where it is located, and Frisco Bay.

Dillon Reservoir’s approximately 27 miles of shoreline can be accessed by boat via marinas in both Dillon and Frisco Bay. Boats, kayaks, and other watercraft are available for rent, however swimming and water skiing are not permitted.

The lands surrounding the reservoir offer beautiful scenery and an opportunity to enjoy nature with hiking and biking available in the summer and ice fishing and hunting in the winter months. Dillon is easily accessible from many locations due to its close proximity to the Denver area.

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Completed in 1884, the Georgetown Loop Railroad is a historic, engineering marvel, bringing passengers from Georgetown to Silver Plume.

Take a ride and don't miss the horseshoe curves, crossing over Clear Creek on four bridges, and seeing some of best scenery outside of the Denver metropolitan area.

Visitors can also tour the historic 1870s Lebanon Silver Mine at the halfway point of the trip.

Be sure to tour the 1884 train depot and the 1871 mill building at the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park after your excursion, to complete your railroad experience. 

Keystone Ski Area

Keystone Ski Area

Keystone Ski Area

One of the largest skiing destinations in the Denver Metropolitan Area, the Keystone Ski Area features over 3,100 acres of skiable area and 135 trails.

All skiers and snowboarders are welcome – the trails are split between beginner, intermediate, and expert levels. The mountain also features the A51 Terrain Park, perfect for riders looking to catch air.

In the summer, Dillon guests enjoy mountainside activities like hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and more.

The mountain also features two 18-hole championship golf courses.

Outlets at Silverthorne

Located in the heart of Summit County near the Denver Metro Area, the Outlets at Silverthorne offer savings on hundreds of designer name brands. Perfect for visitors returning from a day full of adventure and play, the outlets is a great place to shop for accessories, athletic apparel, footwear, and more.

The stores are a mile and a half from Dillon and also offer guests an express round trip shuttle ride for a minimal fee. Don't miss name brand stores like Nike, J. Crewe, and American Eagle, and be sure and check the schedule for annual events and special sales.

Sapphire Point

Overlooking the Blue River Arm of the Dillon Reservoir, Sapphire Point is known as one of the most scenic overlooks in the Denver Metropolitan Area. The point is a day-use area which can be reserved at two-hour blocks for public gatherings.

Located six miles away from Dillon, the point is a popular wedding spot for Summit County visitors. Be sure to catch a glimpse of alpine wildlife, including bighorn sheep and bull elk, which navigate the scenic rocks around the point.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Dillon Marina, is located within walking distance from the hotel. 970-468-5100
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Dillon Amphitheatre, free Saturday summer concerts (July-August)
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dillon Reservoir Recreation
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Swan Mountain Recreation
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Frisco Historic Park
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Peninsula Recreation Area
  • 6.00 mile(s) from four major ski areas, (Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper and Arapahoe Basin)
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Ghost Town
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Vail Ski Area
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Silverthorne Outlet Store

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Arapahoe Cafe, coffee bar, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, outside patio open in summer months.
  • Across the street from Pug Ryan's, full service, Steak House, open for: dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Dillon Dam Brewery, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner

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