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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.

Attractions

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.

Dining

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.

Weather

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.

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                                                                                                    This is a great remote southwest Colorado getaway.

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                                                                                                    We brought friends from Louisville, KY for a visit to Mesa Verde and enjoy the ambiance of southwest Colorado. We could not have been more pleased and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Cielo. Jeanne has provided an authentic experience with all the natural plantings and landscape. We spent evenings and mornings watching the deer play and a coyote prowling the property. The house was clean, spacious, well decorated and extremely comfortable. A short visit with Jeanne made us wish we had more time to spend and get to know her story and interesting lifestyle. Jeanne you have provided an experience that is not that easy to find in rental properties. Thanks for the effort you have made to present a natural environment and unique home for many to enjoy. The Downing's and Fox's
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                                                                                                    Amazing, comfortable, relaxing! Loved it!

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                                                                                                    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place with our little family! It was a delight! My favorite touches included, the beautiful view, the great bed and the coffee! My boys loved our greeter Jake the cat and the movies and the awesome shower! It was the perfect ending to our two week roadtrip! Thank you!
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                                                                                                    My family and I absolutely loved this cabin! It was so quiet and relaxing, but close enough to town to find something to do. Mesa Verde, Telluride, Four Corners, Silverton are just a few places we visited. But we always looked forward to getting back to the cabin! The view from the deck was beautiful! I loved sitting on the deck with my cup of coffee every morning. Accommodations of the cabin were amazing! We didn't want to leave! This was the perfect spot for a truly relaxing vacation! We will be coming back!
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