Lake City, CO, USA

Lake City, CO, USA

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Where to stay around Lake City, CO?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 224 vacation rentals near Lake City. From 100 houses to 52 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Anything goes in Lake City – except stoplights

It’s a town with no stoplights, and it also happens to be the only town in Hinsdale County. Needless to say, Lake City is a historic town uniquely its own—and that alone is reason enough to book a Lake City vacation rental. But you’ll find so much more to appreciate in this area that was designated a National Historic District in the 1970s. Today, it’s home to everything from a stunning lake (of course!) to scenic trails to stunning wildlife. Even the byways here are attractive!

Coming around the mountain (and into the wine bar)

In a valley of the San Juan Mountains, Lake City is certainly ideally situated for outdoor adventures. You can set up camp one of the many area grounds, or enjoy a picnic lunch. Fancy a night out? Nightlife options here are chic, with wine bars, steakhouses, and old-timey saloons in the mix. If you want to learn your way around town, book a guided tour with Lake City Mountain Tours—you’ll be humbled by the mesmerizing mountain views and birds soaring overhead. A stroll through town is equally rewarding, even if you’re just marveling at the charming tree-lined streets or the venerable buildings.

Scary good fun in old-timey Lake City

The Hinsdale County Museum offers more than just fascinating history exhibits. You can go on a virtual train ride of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, go on a ghost tour, and witness live performances. Lake City was once a core mining town, a history that is explored at the Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum. Lake City itself is steeped in deep history; the Historic District features beautifully preserved churches, log cabins, and other structures dating from the 1870s.

Snow chance you'll miss the snowfall in Lake City

Did someone say snow? At least 80 inches of the white stuff falls annually, so this is the place to be for a fun snowball fight. If you can escape the coziness of your Lake City vacation rental, you can revel in the gorgeous sunshine—even on the coldest of days, it casts a brilliant glow over freshly packed snow. It does get cold beyond compare in Lake City, with January lows dipping to the single digits. Summer tops out at around 72 degrees. In short, it’s always good to have a light jacket or coat on hand.

Wildin' out over the wildflowers of Lake City

Wildflowers add dazzling color to the San Juan mountain slopes—there are over 150 different species in the area alone. Waterfalls abound throughout Lake City, too, the most spectacular of which can be found in North Clear Creek Falls. Lake San Cristobal, the second largest lake in Colorado, is a great spot to watch for elk, moose, beavers, and other types of wildlife. You can also park at the marshy Red Mountain Gulch Day Use Area and take in the sunset—don’t be surprised if you spot a moose in the brush.