Destination guide

Colorado’s calling

The key to Colorado’s year-round appeal has always been diversity—what other state can count rushing rivers, fertile prairies, snow-capped mountains, and expansive deserts amongst its natural attractions? Travelers flock to Colorado vacation rentals to admire this picturesque scenery, but also to marvel at some of the country’s finest cultural institutions. From sporting landmarks like the Olympic Training Centre in breathtaking Colorado Springs, the thrilling ski slopes of the Snowmass Mountain Resort in Aspen, and the ancient cave dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, there’s always adventure to be had in the Centennial State.


Dune and dirty in Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park offers outdoor fun for all ages, with horseback-riding and ranger-led nature walks for family groups, and 4-wheel drive excursions along the Medano Pass for older explorers. Rock climbers can scale the lofty heights of Cleveland Peak and Crestone Needle for panoramic views across the sands, while the unpolluted night skies promise vistas of a different kind. The park’s astronomy program is a favorite of locals, so visitors lucky enough to snap up a Colorado vacation rental in idyllic Alamosa should make sure to plan a late-night outing.


Sunshine and snow over Colorado

Colorado’s climate is as varied as its attractions, mainly due to its size—it ranks as the 8th-largest state in America and comprises multiple geographical zones. Mountainous areas see sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall in winter, the very traits that led to the founding of the world-renowned Aspen ski resorts many decades ago. In summer, these same slopes become hiking trails beneath the region’s gentle sun. Low-lying lands see temperatures peak in the mid-70s during the summer months, so sun-seekers should consider vacation rentals in Colorado’s capital, Denver, or in the mountain retreat of Colorado Springs.

Natural features

Colorado’s green thumb

Colorado’s enviable diversity is mirrored in the extensive range of flowers that flourish there. A trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens is an ideal way to uncover this for yourself and make the most of the city’s benevolent climate. You can stroll through gardens showcasing specimens from the state’s arid drylands, discover water lilies, lotus flowers, and other aquatic species in crystalline ponds, or tour the world with internationally themed sections from Japan, South Africa, and the Tropics. You could also search for a Colorado vacation rental with a garden to bring the flower power home.

Where to stay around Colorado?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 25,452 vacation rentals near Colorado. From 1,542 Cabins to 7,841 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Colorado for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Colorado?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Colorado. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Breckenridge: 7,375 vacation rentals
  • Denver: 1,609 vacation rentals
  • Estes Park: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Colorado Springs: 1,065 vacation rentals
  • Steamboat Springs: 2,320 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Colorado! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Colorado?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Colorado:

  • Breckenridge: 7,375 rentals
  • Denver: 1,609 rentals
  • Estes Park: 1,048 rentals
  • Colorado Springs: 1,065 rentals
  • Steamboat Springs: 2,320 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Colorado?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Colorado are:

  • Denver International Airport (DEN): 791 vacation rentals
  • Canon City, CO (CNE-Fremont County): 37 vacation rentals
  • Leadville, CO (LXV-Lake County): 420 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Colorado?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Colorado. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Mint: 1,524 rentals
  • Granby Ranch: 2,028 rentals
  • Pikes Peak: 1,143 rentals
  • Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: 334 rentals
  • Copper Mountain Village: 1,635 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colorado listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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