Destination guide

Just don't order the 'Alferd Packer special'

You're going to love this little town of Littleton. Just 10 miles south of Downtown Denver, it's home to a handsome, red-brick main street straight out of the late 1800s, plus antique shops, independent businesses, and a cozy bar and restaurant scene. A Littleton vacation rental puts you within easy reach of parks, gardens, and museums, plus a wealth of outdoor activities. And if you're feeling really ghoulish, you can even visit the resting place of Alfred 'Alferd' Packer, a prospector who famously emerged from the Colorado mountains in 1874 having allegedly killed and eaten his comrades.

Things to do

There's a lotta Littleton to discover

Got a green thumb and not afraid to use it? Hudson Gardens boasts 30 acres of botanical gardens along the bank of the South Platte river. Or if you're more of a cultural creature, the Town Hall Arts Center serves up comedies, musicals, and other theatrical productions throughout the year. To keep littler people entertained, the Littleton Museum is a sweet little local history museum with 2 working farms on site, while a macabre pilgrimage to the Alfred Packer gravesite will give you an opportunity to recount the tale of one of America's most bizarre folk figures, the "Colorado Cannibal."

Activities

Whatever you ride, ride it in Littleton

Whether you like your fun wet or dry, frozen or warm, on wheels or boots, chances are a Littleton vacation rental has something just for you. For water activities - including paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming - make for Chatfield Reservoir, while you can indulge in hiking or biking in the area's many parks. If you don't mind heading a tiny bit further afield, try hiking round the amazing red stone formations at Roxborough State Park, a 20-minute drive from Littleton. Come winter, Colorado becomes a snowsports mecca, and there are several resorts within easy striking distance of Littleton.

Weather

Love your winter sports? Snow problem!

When it comes to the weather, the Denver area has a reputation for two things: sun and snow. The regular snow dumps through the winter months keep the snowsports enthusiasts happy, while the clear skies make a Littleton vacation rental a year-round destination for everyone else. This part of Colorado has 4 separate seasons, and rain/snow can feature significantly in any of them, though it's usually over and done with pretty quickly so the sun can come out again. Come summer, you're looking at warm temperatures and still air, despite the nearby mountains.

Natural features

The rocky road to... well, the Rockies

Littleton is a handful of miles south of Denver. Known as the "Mile High City," it's the highest major city in the US. It's up on the high plains, just east of the Rocky Mountains. Start driving west out of Littleton and it doesn't take long before you're starting to get into the foothills of the Rockies, which will be music to the ears of many. For wildlife watching, take a trip up into Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, where you'll be in with a chance of seeing golden eagles, and animals including moose, elk, beaver, and pronghorn.

How to get there

How to get to and around Littleton

Fly into Denver, CO (APA-Centennial), the closest airport, located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), which is 26.7 mi (42.9 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at Littleton - Mineral Ave Station or Littleton - Downtown Station and easily see more of the city.

Where to stay around Littleton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,307 vacation rentals near Littleton. From 652 Houses to 39 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Littleton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Littleton?

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 Littleton:

  • Union Station: 461 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 166 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek: 436 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 186 vacation rentals
  • Baker: 120 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 Littleton?

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

  • The Manor House: 1,303 vacation rentals
  • Hudson Gardens: 1,389 vacation rentals
  • Town Hall Arts Center: 1,401 vacation rentals
  • South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center: 1,347 vacation rentals
  • Deer Creek Canyon Park: 1,257 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Littleton 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 Houses in Littleton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 652 Houses in Littleton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Littleton include:

  • Cabins: 39 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 373 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 141 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Littleton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 178 vacation rentals with pool available in Littleton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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