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Recent South Central reviews

  • Great cabin, great price

    "Cabin was very clean, had all the amenities you need. Kitchen was well stocked with really great dishes and cooking ware. We had six adults and one baby with room to spare. Heating and hot water worked great. Only thing missing was internet or some kind (we had no cell phone reception at all). It was about a 15 min drive to the ski resort."
    Guest: Pospisil Fam Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 18, 2014
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  • What a great cabin!

    "My husband and I with 2 children stayed at the cabin for 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We made day trips outside of South Fork after hiking several trails there. We loved staying in the cozy, well equipped cabin with lovely western decor. Our needs had been anticipated and the immaculate home readied in advance of our visit. We loved being able to cook instead of eat out though enjoyed the Whistle Pig barbecue, Cottonwood Cove steaks and Rainbow grocery for everything else. The visitor's center at South Fork was fantastic. We drove to Pagosa Springs, Gunnison and Durango for attractions including hot springs and river floating, boat ride on the Gunnison river from Morrow's point and the Durango to Siverton train ride with informative bus ride back. We prayed the Stations of the Cross at the shrine in San Luis and sandboarded at Great Sand Dunes! We plan to return to South Fork and stay at the cabin again as soon as possible and will rent a jeep to enjoy more of the South Fork trails including Wheeler Geologic site and Summitville. We've never enjoyed a vacation more in large part due to fantastic accommodations and host. Thanks very much!"
    Guest: funseekers Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Excellent Vacation!

    "My husband, children (ages 9 and 10), and I recently vacationed at this wonderful treasure of a cabin. Perfectly located, this cabin has STUNNING views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range from any room. The moment you walk in, it is impossible not to feel the relaxation seeping in. The cabin itself is very comfortable, with its over-sized couch, enormous rock fireplace, abundance of beds, well-equiped kitchen, and bathrooms. The owners have stocked the cabin with everything you think you might need and then some, including things like pancake mix, coffee and hot chocolate, plush towels, soft linens, and even bear spray! Yes, you are surrounded by wildlife. Looking out the windows at any time of day practically you can see deer and antelope, prairie dogs, and a variety of large birds soaring overhead. We did see one bear while driving a short distance from the cabin lumbering along the side of the road. Short drives in any direction yield activities as endless as your imagination. Being there only for a few days, we chose to go to Mission Wolf, where we not only learned about wolves we got to meet some in person! We also did some hiking, went into the quaint town of Westcliffe and shopped the galleries and stores, and even bowled at the nicest bowling alley we had ever seen! The restaurant within has excellent food and incredible views. We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a restaurant called Sangritas. The beautiful thing about this trip was that we could be a busy as we wanted, or just relax and hang out at the cabin, playing games, making s'mores, grilling burgers, and watching the kids ride the bikes and scooters already at the cabin. At night, we made good use of the telescope to stargaze, even spotting the ring around Saturn. The owners do supply a ton of information about all the different things you can do while there, and if you still want more the locals seemed to be very helpful in offering up all the events you can go to just in Westcliffe (far more events than you would think for such a small town)! I would highly recommend staying at this cabin to anyone and plan to definitely stay there again!"
    Guest: Johnson Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Great mountain retreat

    "Our family had a great time at the Golden Eagle Retreat. Location was perfect for all of our day trips and it was nice to come back to a comfortable base to relax. The home is just as described and the owners were great to work with when our schedule changed. We plan on staying there again the next time we are in the South Fork area.....probably next year!"
    Guest: Drew Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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South Central Travel Tips

Southern Colorado Vacation Rentals Offer Beauty in the Mountains

Southern Colorado is an area that’s full of rugged high desert plains and a collection of up to 14,000-foot peaks, rivers that gush with whitewater rapids during the spring, beautiful red-rock outcroppings, and towering sand dunes that are dwarfed by the mountain range set behind them. South Central Colorado was first explored in 1806, some three years after the U.S. made the Louisiana Purchase. A man named Zebulon Pike led the first scouting expedition to what is now known as Pikes Peak but he never actually climbed the mountain that was eventually named after him.

Southern Colorado is well worth a few days of exploration on your vacation due to the vast wonderland of activities and adventures that you and the entire family can embark upon. Southern Colorado vacation rentals and Southern Colorado vacation homes will place you in the heart of the back country. Here, you can set off on a whitewater rafting journey, shop in the historical towns and cities, bike, hike, mountain climb and much more. Imagine spending your vacation in a Lake George cabin deep in the woods near a fishing stream. This can make for a perfectly relaxing vacation, especially since you are never too far from civilization when you need it.

Southern Colorado vacation rentals are complete with all of the amenities needed for your trip. You can enjoy a luxury cabin complete with as many bedrooms as you choose. There are also full baths, living quarters, spacious kitchens, modern electronics such as big screen televisions, DVD players, radios and more. Many of the rentals also have large patios or wraparound decks that are perfect for barbecuing or simple lounging. No need to bring towels, cookware, extra blankets or any other items from home, as these rentals are fully loaded with everything to accommodate you and the family.

Tons to do and see Near Southern Colorado Vacation Homes

Besides the beautiful mountains in the southern Colorado region, there is a ring of smaller cities that offer many alluring attractions. For instance, at the foot of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs vacation rentals offer visitors a chance to step back in time to when the Gold Rush was booming after the discovery of gold in the local spring water. The Gold Rush of the 19th century helped to shape the city’s history and modernity, and today, this has given visitors that opportunity to access the numerous trails and embrace the history of this part of the Rockies.

To the west of the Rockies lies the Royal Gorge and the Florissant Fossil Beds. These two magnificent places are worth a day trip on any vacation. The Royal Gorge offers a chanced to take a literal walk through the ages as this canyon is 1,250 feet deep and 50 feet wide. It’s one of the deepest canyons, while the Florissant Fossil Beds are home to the most amazing fossils you’ll ever see in your lifetime. Thousands of visitors come to see these amazing petrified remains of redwoods, ancient animals and trace fossils

Travel a bit farther from your Southern Colorado lodging and you will discover nearby Cripple Creek vacations, where you can try your luck at low-stakes gambling and other activities. Pueblo and Canon City offer rafting trips, historical museums, camping grounds, mountain biking and superior hiking trails, especially in the San Isabel and Pike national forests. Mountain climbers can brave the Collegiate Peaks near Buena Vista and Salida.

Summer Fun and Winter Bliss at Southern Colorado Vacation Homes

Summer is always a great time to plan a vacation to Colorado. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the summer months are some of the best in the west. It’s never too hot here as the highs are usually in the mid to low 80s. This makes for a very comfortable summer vacation, as many travelers try to avoid extremely high temperatures in the summertime.

Winter can be great fun for a vacation in the Rockies as well. You can hit the slopes and enjoy almost any snow-related activities that you can think of. Nearly 300 inches of snow fall here every year bring skiers, snowboarders and winter sports fanatics from all over the globe. You can expect to see the first snowfall around September, although it usually snows somewhere in the state every month, except for August (usually). Rainfall for the state brings 16.5 inches each year.

Getting to Southern Colorado Lodging

Most of the time when you fly to Colorado, you will land at Denver International Airport (also known as DIA), and from here, you can rent a car to continue the rest of your journey to Southern Colorado.

There are several highways in the Southern Colorado region that will take you into any of the surrounding cities in the area. However, one of the major highways used in the southernmost part of Colorado is I-25. This highway runs through Las Animas County which is the largest county in the state. I-25 runs straight through almost all of the other cities along the I-25 Corridor and other highways branch out from it. You can find your way to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from here as well as other popular destinations like Trinidad, Lathrop State Park and Cuchara Ski Resort.

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