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Recent South Central reviews

  • Nice Place to Get Away

    "Cabin is conveniently located about 15 min. driving to Buena Vista and 5 min to the Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Many activities are within a very short drive. During our trip we rafted on the Arkansas River, rode horses from the Mt. Princeton stables, visited the St. Elmo ghost town, drove a RZR to the top of Tincup pass, Zip-lined at Captain Zipline, and rode mountain bikes down the Mosquito Range all within a short distance from the cabin. Both bathrooms are updated and very nice. We cooked several meals in the cabin with no issue. There's no TV signal or WI-FI, but there is a nice kitchen table for family games and a DVD player/flat screen in the living room for family movie night. The bedrooms are not large by today's standards, but this is a great cabin at about 8,000 feet that is close to all activities Central Colorado has to offer. Don't expect a 4 star hotel, but we left with memories that we would never find in a 4 star hotel type of vacation."
    Guest: Laura R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Wonderful and relaxing stay

    "This property was fantastic! My dad and I stayed for three nights at the Mountain Fortress while on a father-son fishing trip, and both agreed that three days was not nearly long enough! The views were breathtaking, the solitude and beautiful surroundings were incredibly peaceful, and the amenities of the Mountain Fortress made our stay extremely comfortable. After each day of fishing, we took full advantage of the hot tub and enjoyed a drink on the deck. Mike was an incredibly gracious and attentive host. We have already begun to discuss a return trip to Cripple Creek and the Mountain Fortress."
    Guest: Benjamin S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • Great place, great people, make a truly exceptional place to stay and a trip to remember

    "We came here because our son and his wife spent their honeymoon here. The talked so much about it and how wonderful it was we decided we had to check it out for our 30th anniversary. We are so glad we did. Our kids did not exaggerate a single bit. It was everything we expected and even more. We cannot say enough about the home and the people involved in helping our stay be everything you could expect. This is a vintage home that has the feel of a home of the past but it is extremely well maintained and updated. It is a beautiful home and we enjoyed it so much we could of spent our whole time there in the house. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. The furnishings are the perfect fit for this vintage home. The decks on the back of the home are large and the perfect place to spend your time outdoors reading or visiting. They are well maintained and provide an added benefit to the stay. The home is only part of the experience. The owners are so nice and do all they can to make your booking and stay as easy as possible. This is not to say you will ever see them as they do no live on the property and 100% give you your privacy. We were fortunate to run into the owners parents one evening while at a local restaurant eating. They were even nicer in person and it was such a joy to spend a few minutes visiting with them. Manitou Springs is centrally located to so many things to see and do but still has the feel of a small town with many nice places to eat and places to shop (not franchise places). It is located very near to Colorado Spring which has all the businesses one would expect of a larger city if you should need those things. It is close to trails for the outdoor types as well as many attractions for those who love the outdoors without all the hiking. We would go back and have done as our kids did on their return from their honeymoon ... we are telling everyone we know about it and highly recommending it as a wonderful spot to stay the next time you are looking to vacation, get away, or for a special occasion like a anniversary, honeymoon, or even a family reunion."
    Guest: Rusty R. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 23, 2014
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  • Four Nights Are Not Enough

    "Our family (12 in all including 4 kids ages 9 and under) had the privilege to spend four wonderful nights at this beautiful home in Woodland Park. First of all let me say that Wendell and Lillianna are great. We were greeted like old friends and they went out of their way to make sure our stay was everything we hoped for. The house is magnificent. Floor to ceiling windows let you take in the incredible views. The kitchen is a cook’s delight with Viking appliances and it is open to both the great room and the formal dining. The master bedroom is incredible. The other bedrooms are large comfortable rooms with private balconies. Giant televisions and Bose surround sound are in both the great room and the master bedroom with smaller versions in the other rooms. The house is beautifully decorated in Colorado mountain style with many personal items that give the house a home type of feel. The property surrounding the house is made for kids and adults alike. We took walks, fished (caught 10 or 12 nice sized trout) and daily saw various types of wildlife (deer, fox, and muskrat). Pikes Peak, The North Pole amusement park and Dinosaur Museum filled the days with fun. In the evenings the kids actually put down their video games and dragged out some board games while we adults ate, drank, talked and relaxed. All in all it was a wonderful experience that our family will remember for a long time. It is definitely a five star vacation."
    Guest: Kevin Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 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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