Destination guide

Discover Mesa's mountain charm

Get away from it all in beautiful Mesa, gateway to the world's largest flat-top mountain, Grand Mesa. This Colorado county has much to offer history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, this is the heart of Colorado wine country. Choose a Mesa vacation rental in summer to enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, rock climbing and rafting. Come in winter and you can enjoy the skiing and snowboarding at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The Colorado Mesa University brings college students to the area, creating a vibrant and creative buzz in this mountain paradise.

Activities

Summer and winter sports in Mesa

There are so many opportunities to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors here. An hour up the Colorado River in the town of De Beque you can enjoy floating and whitewater rafting from late spring through fall. Beaver, Sunset and Mesa lakes, just off the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, are popular with boaters and for fishing. Miles of beautiful mountain hiking and biking trails crisscross the area. Meanwhile, at Powderhorn Mountain Resort you can enjoy thrilling mountain bike trails over the summer months and scenic skiing and snowboarding in winter. As well as breathtaking mountain views, skiers here can enjoy the best tree-skiing in the Rocky Mountains.

Weather

Seasonal fun in Mesa

With warm, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters, there is something the enjoy at a Mesa vacation rental whenever you visit. Through the year, you'll find plenty of seasonal events to enjoy too. The Mesa County Fairgrounds hosts the Mesa County Fair every July – a celebration of the region with winetasting, rodeos and a carnival. At other times, you can catch concerts and motorized sports events here. The town of Grand Junction is known for its busy fall program of events, which includes a legendary cycle ride, a September airshow and bustling Oktoberfest, featuring local brews from Western Colorado.

Natural features

Mesa's mountain paradise

Colorado National Monument, a national park 30 minutes west from Mesa's main town of Grand Junction, has steep-walled red-rock canyons, giant rock formations and desert plateaus of scrub and juniper and pine forests. Grand Mesa National Forest, meanwhile, has scenic byways and miles of breathtaking mountain trails. The sparkling lakes, streams and craggy creeks offer great fishing for rainbows, brooks and cutthroats. The wildlife spotting is wonderful too: among the animals that call Grand Mesa home are moose, mule deer, elks, black bears and marmots.

Transport

How to get to and around Mesa

The nearest airport is in Grand Junction, CO (GJT-Grand Junction Regional), located 22 mi (35.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mesa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 46 vacation rentals near Mesa. From 20 Houses to 11 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mesa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Mesa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Houses in Mesa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mesa include:

  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available
  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mesa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Mesa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.