Destination guide

Explore the outdoors from Colorado Springs vacation home rentals

Like Denver to the north, Colorado Springs lies at the base of the Rocky Mountains and sits more than a mile above sea level. And when you book a Colorado Springs vacation rental, you'll soon realize why the region is popular with nature enthusiasts and avid outdoor adventurers. Dotted with mountains, forests, and canyons, the city's rural surroundings make it an ideal base for a host of recreational activities. Or if you prefer to let others do all the work, Colorado Springs is the perfect place to watch Naval cadets and future Olympians in action.

Things to do

Attractions near Colorado Springs vacation rentals

Book a Colorado Springs vacation rental and the animal lovers in your group will enjoy a visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, home to 750 animals. Sports enthusiasts can take a tour of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, where Olympic hopefuls train for the chance to make Team USA. Cadets are the ones in training at the United States Air Force Academy, which has a visitor's center with exhibits and a theater. The flying theme continues at the National Museum of World War II Aviation, where exhibits include archival footage, aircrafts, and war memorabilia.

Activities

Activities near Colorado Springs vacation homes

Leave the modern world behind and make your way to the 14,115-foot summit atop Pikes Peak, one of the highest points in the Rocky Mountains. You can reach the top by car, cog railway, or, if you're feeling adventurous, on foot. The surrounding region features 3 lakes for fishing, plus picnic areas and numerous mountain biking trails. Stunning sandstone formations dot Garden of the Gods, a 1,300-acre park with rock climbing and nature trails. Still haven't gotten your fill of nature? Nestled in a canyon, Seven Falls is a series of cascading waterfalls surrounded by hiking trails and zip line courses.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Colorado Springs vacation homes

It's Colorado, so of course Colorado Springs gets plenty of snow, but March is the snowiest month, with the city receiving up to 8 inches. Winter features mild daytime highs in the low 40s, but you may want to head back to your Colorado Springs vacation rental at night when temperatures drop below freezing. It can also get a little chilly in the spring and fall when highs are in the 50s and lows fall just shy of freezing. Things warm up in the summer with 80-degree temperatures, just make sure you're prepared for rain and thunderstorms in July and August.

Natural features

Climb every mountain—wild times in wilderness

Colorado Springs offers a diverse landscape, with a little something for everyone. Nearby Pike National Forest, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is filled with streams, lakes, and dense pine and spruce tree forests. Get up-close and personal with wildlife on Pikes Peak where deer, elk, and bighorn sheep roam across the mountainside. To soak up truly colorful scenery, make your way to the red rock region, located just northwest of Colorado Springs, where you can hike through eroded canyons made from sandstone rocks.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Colorado Springs

Fly into Colorado Springs, CO (COS), the closest airport, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Pueblo, CO (PUB-Pueblo Memorial), which is 41.8 mi (67.3 km) away.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Colorado Springs vacation homes

Colorado Springs is filled with unique attractions for kids of all ages. Vacation homes can be found near family-focused attractions like North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, a seasonal Christmas playland with a workshop, rides, and magic shows, and Palmer Park, a wildlife preserve with hiking and biking trails and sports fields overlooking the city. Kids will also like Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, a historic cave with spelunking, zip lining, and rope tours.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Colorado Springs

The idyllic outdoor locations and beautiful monuments of Colorado Springs make it an ideal choice for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals can be found near romantic places like the Broadmoor Seven Falls, a picturesque park with scenic waterfalls, geological monuments, and a historic gravesite, and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, a collection of recovered cliff structures with a museum of prehistoric Native American life. You'll also like Helen Hunt Falls, a mountain waterfall with hiking trails and picturesque views.

Can I find a vacation rental around Colorado Springs?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,134 vacation rentals near Colorado Springs. From 141 Cabins to 803 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 Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Colorado Springs?

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 Colorado Springs:

  • Old Colorado City: 160 vacation rentals
  • Broadmoor: 449 vacation rentals
  • Central Colorado Springs: 251 vacation rentals
  • West Colorado Springs: 475 vacation rentals
  • Old North End: 68 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 Colorado Springs?

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

  • Garden of the Gods: 726 vacation rentals
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park: 887 vacation rentals
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum: 1,109 vacation rentals
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: 1,026 vacation rentals
  • Broadmoor Golf Club: 1,050 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 141 Cabins in Colorado Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Colorado Springs include:

  • Houses: 803 rentals available
  • Cottages: 141 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 97 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 Colorado Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 82 vacation rentals with pool available in Colorado Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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