- Black Forest
- Buena Vista
- Canon City
- Colorado Springs
- Cripple Creek
- Del Norte
- Green Mountain Falls
- Lake George
- Manitou Springs
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent South Central reviews
"My family rented this house and we absolutely loved it! It is a beautiful house with a great location. It is close to the broadmoor hotel, downtown Colorado Springs and some great hiking trails. We were a total of 11 people staying in the house and there was plenty of room for everyone. It has a beautiful back yard! I would highly recommend this house and we would love to rent this again in the future."Guest: Elin K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014View listing
"Our stay at the house was perfect! My family was visiting from Florida and it was a great location for them to feel like they were in the mountains. They were able to see deer daily roaming around, and go on hikes just 2 blocks away. The house had everything we needed, and Mark was so easy to get a hold of if we needed anything. It was so close to everything as well. My dog had a blast there too! We ended up naming it "The Holiday House". I would recommend for anyone who is trying to explore Colorado Springs and still have a pleasant home to get to in the evening."Guest: angie v. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014View listing
"When my wife and I decided to have our wedding Colorado, we knew family and friends would have to travel from the East Coast. We wanted to have everything taken care of some people could come out and relax and make the wedding a multi-day reunion and coming together of two families. We looked at many house and just were not finding what we were looking for, such as views, space, privacy, handicap accessible, and affordability. Once we came to The Lodge at Elk Valley and met the owner we were blown away. Not only where the views breathtaking, but no one else we talked to was this friendly, genuine or willing to help two young people. This guy is awesome and he really cares, can't say enough good things about him. The house is handicap accessible too, which is great for old family members and people who have trouble getting around. Also, the lodge has tables, chairs, and perfect wedding decorations, savings renters even more money on their wedding. If you are looking for a destination wedding or an amazing family reunion spot, there is no better place!"Guest: Chris Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014View listing
"My family spent 5 nights in this cottage in Leadville and we had the best vacation - ever. The cottage is clean and roomy enough for 6 of us to be very comfortable. The kitchen was great, we had several family meals together. The laundry was great, we were able to minimize the clothing we needed to pack. The bathroom, shower - all good. Grill on the back patio - - how can you go wrong? We used the Mineral Belt Trail (2 blocks from the cottage) many times, walked downtown for a few meals and general sightseeing. We launched our other adventures from this very convenient location as well; Turquoise Lake is 6 miles down the road, Mt. Elbert trailhead is 10 miles down the road, BV and whitewater rafting was 30 miles down the road. The neighbors were friendly, the view of the continental divide is fabulous, you can see the two highest peaks in the state from the back patio - - I could go on. Leadville gives off a cool vibe that I found attractive - - it has all the views and activities that a Vail and Aspen would have without the pretension. I saw a bumper sticker that said it all: "Leadville - We're Here Because We're Not All There." If you've got Wall Street money and want to stay at the InterContinental, that is awesome, do that. If you're a regular guy like me who adheres to the "....do as the Romans do..." mantra, rent this house."Guest: John Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014View listing
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.