Find the best place to stay — Cortez

Where to stay around Cortez?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 80 vacation rentals near Cortez. From 35 houses to 18 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cortez for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cortez?

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

  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: 76 vacation rentals
  • Yucca House National Monument: 47 vacation rentals
  • Cortez Cultural Center: 82 vacation rentals
  • Sutcliffe Vineyards: 33 vacation rentals
  • Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez: 82 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cortez 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 Cortez?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 35 houses in Cortez. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cortez include:

  • Cabins: 18 rentals available
  • Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I rent skiing rentals in Cortez?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 53 skiing rentals in Cortez. You have also many other possibilities in Cortez area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 46 rentals
  • Golf rentals: 39 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 9 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cortez?

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

    Delight in Your South Fork Vacation Home

    South Fork is situated ideally in the heart of south central Colorado in an off-the-beaten-path location, making it the perfect getaway spot for those who want to escape from the cares of daily life. You can truly slow down in style when you choose to stay in a lovely South Fork vacation rental home. Whether you choose to stay in a cabin-style rental home or another style of home, you will love the fact that your home has all of the comforts that you want on your vacation. This may include spacious bedrooms, large living areas, great mountain views, a full kitchen, storage space for your skis and much more.

    Outdoor Recreation

    Many people who escape to south-central Colorado for a fun-filled vacation have dreams of kicking back and enjoying down time, but you will also want to enjoy ample time outdoors on mountain adventures. There is much to explore throughout the area, and you may find yourself skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter months. The summer months are ideal for white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, picnicking and much more. You will love all there is to see and do when you head to this distinctive and charming area of Colorado on your vacation.


    While you may have big plans to spend a large portion outdoors getting back in touch with nature on your Colorado vacation, there will be times when you are looking for something different to do with your time. You will be pleased to learn that there is much to enjoy in South Fork or Buena Vista and surrounding communities despite the area's relatively sparsely populated characteristics. In fact, you can explore attractions such as the Phipps La Garita Ranch, the South Fork Visitor Center, the Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft Center, the Rio Grande Club golf course and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.


    If you are like many others who visit South Fork, you may enjoy preparing leisurely meals in the kitchen in your vacation home from time to time, but you also want to give yourself a break and head to one of the many area restaurants from time to time. These restaurants include Feelin' Good Coffee House, the Old Firehouse, the Rockaway Steak House, Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, South Form Malt Shoppe, Spruce Lodge and several others.


    South Fork has a moderate elevation above sea level, but it also is located at the base of several mountain peaks. As you travel through the area, your elevation can change dramatically, and this will have a major impact on the temperature and weather conditions that you are exposed to. Therefore, regardless of the season, it is important to dress in layers. You can expect the area to have long, cold winters with considerable snowfall during the winter, spring and fall months. Summers are short and mild, and average highs are in the 60s and 70s.

    How to Get There

    This town is tucked away in the mountains away from other communities in south central Colorado, providing the remote feel that many vacationers love. Getting to the area will take some time, but it is well worthwhile. You can travel into Denver via bus, air or your own car. In a rental car or your own car, travel south along Interstate 25 until you reach Route 160. On Route 160, travel west until you reach South Fork. This is a long drive, but it is a scenic and enjoyable way to start your vacation.

    Attractions In and Around Cortez

    First time in Cortez and looking for things to do? Don’t miss cultural highlights like Cortez Cultural Center, Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Park Point, Yucca House National Monument and Knife Edge Trail.

    During your stay, you may want to visit Hovenweep National Monument, Guy Drew Winery or Sutcliffe Vineyards. Also a trip to Wetherill Mesa, Anasazi Heritage Center or Mesa Verde National Park Entrance might be a nice excursion.