Best places to rent vacation homes in Colorado

Finding the perfect place to stay while on vacation is never easy. With so many options available, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed before you even arrive at your destination. Fortunately, finding the perfect place to stay in Colorado is one less thing you’ll have to worry about. With so many luxury homes in Colorado that are available for rent, it’s easy to find one that suits your needs as far as space, rental duration, and even location. To make your search easier, we’ve rounded up a list of the best places in Colorado to rent luxury homes, along with a few need-to-know items you’ll be happy to have under your belt before the trip.

Denver

Colorado’s capital city is jam packed with awesome rental options, from multi-bedroom homes to single apartments. Denver is a great option for those wishing to stay centrally-located throughout their trip. Some favorite things to do in Denver include a visit to the botanical garden, checking out the indigenous artwork at the Denver Art Museum, or visiting the house of Molly Brown, a Titanic survivor. A lot of visitors also use Denver as an entryway in their trip to nearby ski resorts and outdoor destinations.

Boulder

Boulder is the outdoor city in Colorado and has tons of vacation rental options, from the ultra-affordable apartment units to more spacious lodgings in upscale neighborhoods. Boulder offers plenty for visitors to do and see, from a quick hike into the Flat Irons to a meandering jaunt along its charming downtown streets. With ample access to outdoor activities and nightlife as well as restaurants, you won’t get bored spending a few days or more in this city.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a favorite outdoor destination for the seasoned traveler. Because of its location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, this town offers access to a myriad of adventure activities pretty much anywhere you turn. Luxurious cabins and rustic retreats abound in this little city, where unparalleled mountain views might even be the first thing you see when you wake up.

Aspen

Known as a world-class ski destination, this resort city is also just a beautiful place for an alpine getaway. This town has always basked in luxury, so you can be sure to find a gorgeous place to stay in addition to refined dining and boutiques. Get to know the fascinating history of the area with a trip to one of its landmark buildings, and plan some time to hit the slopes or explore the surrounding area by foot or snowshoe.

Vail

By winter, this is one of the top ski and snowboard destinations in the country, and in summer the small mountain town fills up with avid hikers, golfers, and other athletic enthusiasts. A bit more remote and low-key than Aspen, this town as the base of a mountain offers a similar opportunity on a smaller scale. With plenty of amazing accommodations in the area, it’s easy to choose one that works best for you.

Grand Junction

This is an awesome part of Colorado to visit if you plan on hitting some of its most famous national monuments. Parks like the Colorado National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park are right next door to this charming little town, making it a must-see destination. Find a cozy place to stay then hit the hiking trails. Be sure to bring a camera to capture all the amazing scenery of the area.

Northeast Plains

While this might not be the first place you think of when visiting Colorado, this section is by far one of the most remote and beautiful in all of the state. Wide open plains and prairies sit beside protected forests and mountainsides to make this a luxurious way to spend your down time. Find a charming home to call your own for the week then pack your bags and cowboy hat.

Telluride

Telluride is an awesome place to spend a few days vacation. Explore the rich history of this Victorian-era mining town at the base of the rockies by visiting its landmarks and heading out for day hikes. With plenty of gorgeous homes for rent in the area it’s easy to dive deep into the local culture of this Colorado city.

Dinosaur National Monument

There’s probably nothing quite as interesting to see in the Colorado as the remains of dinosaurs. This incredible national monument is packed with scientific and historic day trips to keep you interested and learning a ton about the region. Stay in a remote cabin in the northwest corner of Colorado and visit destinations like this for an incredible trip of exploration.

While these are just some of the places you can spend your days in Colorado, there are plenty more as well. A huge state, it offers one of the most complete lists of outdoor activities in the country, making it easy to explore your way.

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AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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