Destination guide

Touch the Rockies in Lakewood

Standing on the edge of the famous American Rocky Mountains, Lakewood has long been the stepping stone between downtown Denver and iconic ski fields like Echo Mountains, Winter Park, and Vail, not to mention hiking on the Dinosaur Ridge and in the vast Roosevelt National Forests. On the other side of town are totemic attractions like the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Zoo, making Lakewood vacation rentals a well-rounded choice for a vacation that has both outdoors exploration and cultural treats for the whole family.

Things to do

Lakewood attractions look to the mountains

If you've been lucky enough to bag Lakewood vacation rentals in the mountains, then you can look forward to doorstep access to the main attraction here: The American Rockies. Step outside and there's Bear Creek Lake Park, complete with its swimming spots and golf courses. Go deeper into the peaks and you'll find the historic railroad exhibits and wooded valleys of the Clear Creek Canyon Park. Go even further and you enter a national park, where abandoned mining towns like Silver Plume meet winter resorts like Loveland and Arapahoe Basin.

Activities

Walking boots are required in Lakewood

No matter if you want to pull on the ski boots or the walking shoes, Lakewood has you covered. Just an hour's drive to the west on I-70 gets you into the deep heart of the Rockies, where countless gondolas and swinging ski lifts serve thousands of miles of groomed piste – some of the best in America. Summertime ushers in oodles of other activities, ranging from swimming in mountain lakes to clambering on craggy trails over the Front Range. Those less inclined to go outdoors could opt for helicopter flyovers of the mountains, or just linger in town to taste Denver's top-notch craft beer.

Weather

There’s snow and sun in Lakewood

Eager to pull on the ski boots and don the salopettes in the Rocky Mountains? Then it's surely the main winter season, between December and March, that's the best time for you to book those Lakewood vacation rentals. Prefer hitting dry hiking trails, picnic parks, and sunny mountain lakes? The summer is high time for that, which means searching for places to stay on the edge of Denver sometime between May and August.

Natural features

Lakewood’s horizon is dominated by the Rockies

The rising peaks of the Rocky Mountains soar like a wall of stone just to the west, and are a real playground for outdoorsy types who vacation here. The first reserves to encounter as you make your way out of the city are spots like the Golden Gate Canyon and Elk Meadow, which have humble acre counts containing hiking routes and clusters of pine forest. The real wildernesses begin with the vast Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, home to dramatic migrations of waterfowl and formidable pronghorn bucks alike.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lakewood

The nearest airport is in Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Denver, CO (APA-Centennial), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Lakewood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,423 vacation rentals near Lakewood. From 693 Houses to 443 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lakewood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lakewood:

  • Eiber: 19 vacation rentals
  • East Gate: 16 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 174 vacation rentals
  • LoDo: 540 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 232 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 Lakewood?

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

  • Denver Federal Center: 1,529 vacation rentals
  • Green Gables Country Club: 1,530 vacation rentals
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater: 1,482 vacation rentals
  • Red Rocks Park: 1,439 vacation rentals
  • Coors Field: 961 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lakewood 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 Lakewood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 693 Houses in Lakewood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lakewood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 443 rentals available
  • Cabins: 42 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lakewood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 176 vacation rentals with pool available in Lakewood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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