Lake George, CO, USA

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Lake George, CO, USA

Lake George vacation rentals

Lake George – let George do it

With a population of just over 600, you might expect Lake George to feel like the 19th-century railroad outpost it once was. But with its charming downtown and the surrounding peaks of the Rocky Mountains, it’s also just a foolproof place to get away from it all. Outdoor activities are big draws in the summer, and the city hosts a Winter Carnival every February, where families flock for cold-weather sports and wintery entertainment. With a Lake George vacation rental, you’ll have easy access to the Rocky Mountains and numerous state preserves, and less than an hour from downtown Colorado Springs.

Get your outdoors on in Lake George

A visit to Lake George practically demands a trip to the 7,662-acre Eleven Mile State Park. Featuring campsites and 5 miles of mixed-use trails, the park is home to the Eleven Mile Reservoir, a major fishing destination thanks to thriving trout, pike, and salmon populations; it also has a marina for boaters and kayakers. Horseback riding is a popular pastime as well, and you’ll find a number of ranches that cater to all riders, from full-on cowboys to those who've never saddled up before. In the wintertime, sledding, snowtubing, and ice skating are a hit, and several nearby ski resorts offer downhill and cross-country skiing.

Lake George – if I could turn back time

You can get up close and personal with the area’s natural history at the nearby Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, where 34-million-year-old plant fossils and a petrified forest pull back the curtain on the region’s pre-human history. In the mood for some more recent history? You can get a feel for Lake George’s Old West past at outfitters like Tarryall Ranch and M Lazy C Ranch, rustic destinations for horseback riding with an old-timey feel. Sure, it’s not quite time travel, but a Lake George vacation rental might be the next best thing.

Lake George – you’re hot then you’re cold

The climate of Lake George is semi-arid, which means summers are warm and dry, while winters are cold with plenty of snow. Summer highs tend to be mild, with highs in the 70s from June through August, though summers also tend to get more rain than winters. Average highs hover around 40 degrees between December and February, when low temperatures make activities like ice skating, skiing and sledding popular. Because winter and summer activities are equally popular, you’ll find that prices of Lake George vacation rentals are about the same all year round.

Lake George – plenty more than just a lake

Surrounded by the high peaks of the eastern Rocky Mountains, Lake George is located nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, in the high valley around the South Platte River. Rabbit and coyote sightings are common in the nearby Eleven Mile State Park, and you might even spot the occasional porcupine, elk, or black bear. A Lake George vacation rental will put you in the heart of the Rockies, with plenty of breathing room to get a much-needed break from everyday life.