Louisville, CO, USA

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Explore mile-high mining history in Louisville

In the heart of some of Colorado's most breathtaking mountain scenery, Louisville is a blast from the past, with modern shops and restaurants set in preserved 19th-century buildings. A centrally located Louisville vacation rental will take you back in time to 1877 as you explore the old buildings of this historic mining town, surrounded on every side by soaring peaks and pristine nature. It's no surprise it's consistently ranked one of the best places in the country to live (but don't worry, fewer than 20,000 people actually do, so you'll never feel crowded).

From historic charm to epic hikes, Louisville has it all

The epitome of small town charm, Louisville's main street offers up outdoor concerts and farmers' markets against a backdrop of preserved historic buildings, with old-timey carriage rides to boot. Endless hiking trails are at your doorstep when you book a Louisville vacation rental, including the popular Flatirons vista, where you get maximum views with minimal exertion. For the more serious hikers, the Rockies are a short drive away. If that's not enough to keep you busy, there's an 18-hole golf course, tons of rolling bike paths, and a fishing and birdwatching paradise at Waneka Reservoir.

Mining-era charm in the wilds of the Rockies

Louisville's quaint downtown is a draw for history buffs and those who just want a taste of the simple life. Steinbaugh Pavilion hosts concerts in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Stroll through the town's shops and restaurants, and you'll eventually find yourself at the oldest operating tavern in the state. Then, of course, there's the nature -- the Rocky Mountains are just 20 minutes away, but hiking trails are everywhere. If you're jonesing for city life, you can be in Boulder in 15 minutes.

Pack your layers for the crisp, chill mountain air

At 5,335 feet above sea level, the air in Louisville is crisp and clean, but the altitude may get your heart pumping a little bit more than you're used to. Winters in Colorado are no joke, and Louisville can see close to 70 inches of snow each, year, which could come anytime between October and April. Temperatures from November to March can dip well below freezing. The rest of the year sees plenty of sunshine and it's often perfect weather for outdoor activities, though temps can soar into the upper 80s from June to August.

Alpine vistas as far as the eye can see

While the historic strip of Louisville might be flat, the landscape starts to rise as soon as you venture out of town. A centrally located Louisville vacation rental will surround you on all sides with some of the finest mountain scenery the country has to offer. The most famous, of course, are the Rocky Mountains, which start just 20 minutes west of Louisville. You'll find plenty of wildlife roaming among the forests and streams along the area's endless hiking trails or at the nearby Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.