Bear Creek Lake, Lakewood, CO, USA

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Treat Yourself to a Leadville Vacation Home Rental

Your work hard every day, and you deserve to treat yourself well on your upcoming vacation to the Rocky Mountains. Leadville is a charming mountain town that has much to see and do, and you can pamper yourself by splurging on a Leadville vacation rental home while on your getaway. Rather than staying in a small, crowded hotel room with your friends or family, you can enjoy the spacious accommodations of a Leadville vacation home that is equipped with private bedrooms, huge living areas, mountain views, a full kitchen and a host of other homelike amenities that will make your vacation experience more enjoyable.

Outdoor Recreation

A trip to beautiful south-central Colorado would not be complete without make plans to enjoy time outdoors, and you will love all that there is to explore in the area in and around Leadville. Within close proximity to Leadville are the towering peaks of Mount Lincoln, Mount Elbert and Mount Harvard. Breckenridge is only a short distance away to provide you with skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Turquoise Lake and the Mount Massive Golf Course are located just west of the main business district in Leadville, adding to the fun opportunities for outdoor recreation.


You could choose to stay in a vacation home in nearby communities like Manitou Springs, Florissant or others, or you could stay in scenic Leadville. Regardless of where you stay, you will love getting to know more about the area with tours of spots like the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the National Mining Hall of Fame, historic Dexter Cabin and others. In nearby Cripple Creek, you will also find historic attractions like the Old Homestead House Museum and the Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum.


You can work up quite an appetite with all there is to see and do in the Leadville area and surrounding communities. Some will prepare their own meals in the kitchen in the vacation rental home, but you may want to treat yourself to a meal out on the town from time to time as well. There are some fabulous restaurants in the local area that you can explore, and some of these include High Mountain Pies, City on a Hill Coffee, Quincy’s Steak and Spirits, Tennessee Pass Cafe, Cookies with Altitude, Golden Burro Cafe and Lounge, Casa Blanca Restaurant and others.


Leadville is one of the highest incorporated cities in the United States, with an elevation at 10,152 feet above sea level. At this high elevation, you can expect to have mild and short summers with long, frigid winters. Several feet or more of snow commonly fall in the area throughout the extended winter season as well as in fall and spring months from time to time. Winters may have average highs that do not reach the freezing mark, and summers may have average highs that are in the 60s or 70s on most days of the year. Plan to dress in layers, however, because you can experience drastic temperature changes that are both higher and lower than Leadville's temperatures when you travel up and down the mountain areas in the Rockies.

How to Get There

There is a small airport in Leadville, but most people who travel into the area will take a commercial flight into the Denver International Airport or will drive their own car into the area. From Denver, you can rent a car or take your own car, and you can travel west along Interstate 70 until you reach Copper Mountain. In Copper Mountain, turn south on Highway 91. Travel south on this road until you reach Leadville.