Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Monarch

The mountains, riverfront and lake display a scene truly unique to Monarch. This welcoming and scenic city is known for its skiing, hiking and coffeehouses. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Seasonal weather in Monarch

Travelers enjoy Monarch for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, February, April or December, when snowfall averages 33.36 inches and temperatures average -10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Monarch

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Monarch is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mt. Princeton (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Loyal Duke's Dog Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • San Isabel National Forest (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Monarch

Fly into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), the closest airport, located 33.2 mi (53.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Monarch?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 221 vacation rentals near Monarch. From 41 Cabins to 108 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Monarch for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Monarch Crest Scenic Tram: 260 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Princeton: 229 vacation rentals
  • San Isabel National Forest: 402 vacation rentals
  • Saint Elmo, CO, USA: 474 vacation rentals
  • Cottonwood Hot Springs: 237 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monarch 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 Cabins in Monarch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 41 Cabins in Monarch. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Monarch include:

  • Houses: 108 rentals available
  • Cottages: 41 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 41 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Monarch?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Monarch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.