Destination guide

Loveland Colorado: Gateway to the Rockies

This vibrant, artistic city, packed with green spaces, and crystal-clear lakes, is located in the Colorado Front Range region, just east of the mouth of Big Thompson River Canyon, on one of the principal access routes to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. This makes Loveland a gateway to the Rockies, and popular with outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, as well as with families and couples looking for a fun vacation destination with an incredible, scenic mountain backdrop.

Things to do

Loveland’s brimming with art

From your Loveland vacation rental, be sure to explore Loveland’s thriving arts scene, boasting 3 foundries, an art museum, and an annual sculpture show in August. More than 150 pieces of sculpture can be found in Loveland's Benson Sculpture Garden – a beautiful and unique outdoor setting. You can wander the green lawns and tree-lined paths of the 10-acre park to discover artworks by world-renowned artists. With this artistic heritage, Loveland has partnered with neighboring city Fort Collins to offer an Arts and Draughts itinerary, designed so visitors can explore all the art and beer that both cities have to offer.

Activities

Relax on Loveland’s lakeshores

Nature-lovers will not be short of things to do when staying at a Loveland vacation rental. Loveland boasts several beautiful lakes, including Boyd Lake State Park; a water-sports haven where you can boat, fish, picnic, swim, hike, bike, and hunt. As well as the golden sandy beach on the shore of the twinkling-blue Boyd Lake, Loveland Lake has another popular swim beach in the summer, when the city’s Winona Outdoor Pool is also open for family fun. Loveland is a thriving ‘beercation’ destination – with 8 local breweries, and plays a leading role in the Colorado craft beer scene.

Weather

Enjoy the great outdoors in Loveland

Loveland has a semi-arid climate, in keeping with the Colorado average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With high temperatures in the pleasant 80s in June to August, and May and September serving up highs in the 70s, the sunny summer months are perfect for enjoying nature. In winter, Loveland does get a relatively high average annual snowfall of 54 inches, with the Loveland ski area a 2-hour drive away to the west of Denver. If you want to make the most of the winter snow here, you can cross-country ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile at Boyd Lake State Park.

Natural features

On top of the world with Mother Nature

The US 34 Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park is a stunning route with jaw-dropping mountain views. Don’t miss this scenic drive and keep an eye out for local wildlife – you could sight bighorn sheep, deer, and more. The Rockies are famed for their crystal-clear mountain streams, flower-filled meadows, and craggy, snow-capped peaks, and this drive takes you to the heart of this soul-lifting scenery. Closer to the city, the Devil's Backbone Nature Trail offers more hiking and biking, just 10 minutes from your Loveland vacation rental.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Loveland

Fly into Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 33.6 mi (54.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), which is 43.3 mi (69.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Loveland?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 340 vacation rentals near Loveland. From 185 Houses to 24 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Loveland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Loveland?

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

  • YMCA of the Rockies: 56 vacation rentals
  • Fall River Estates: 26 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 125 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 142 vacation rentals
  • Whittier: 83 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Loveland?

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

  • Boyd Lake State Park: 328 vacation rentals
  • Outlets of Loveland: 328 vacation rentals
  • Promenade Shops at Centerra: 325 vacation rentals
  • Loveland Museum: 345 vacation rentals
  • Loveland Visitors Center: 332 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Loveland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Loveland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 185 Houses in Loveland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Loveland include:

  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 79 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Loveland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Loveland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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