- 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
"What a time of restoration and renewal we had in Aspen Ridge/Divide, Colorado! I wholeheartedly recommend the Potter's Inn as a place to find physical rest, spiritual renewal and emotional peace. This was our second visit and we will most assuredly return. We 've already recommended it to others."Guest: Renaut Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014View listing
"This is the second time we have stayed in this property and the third time we have stayed in one of Mark's houses. House is clean, well maintained and more than amply stocked with linens, towels and kitchen gear. The house is set back from the street and you feel like you are in your own private preserve. A doe with two fawns arrived to hang out in the front yard every day! The location is ideal, close to Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, the wonderful Bear Creek Park Dog Park and endless hiking options. Lots of restaurants close by if you want to go out, and groceries and farmers markets if you'd rather stay in. We are already planning next year!"Guest: Jodi D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014View listing
"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: Jim R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014View listing
"Perfect for a small family (2-5 people), this cabin was amazingly clean, well-stocked with items for cooking (bowls, utensils, knives, grill), and most strikingly - had a spectacular view. The view was much like a Bierstadt painting! The sleeping arrangements were comfortable - my daughter loved getting to sleep in the "special" sofa pull-out bed. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the pull-out was. I loved cooking breakfast and looking out over the lake. Also, sitting on the deck with coffee and looking over the lake was a great way to relax and take a break from seeing city buildings. The owners were both very friendly and nice to our two young children (both under 4 years). If we're ever in the area again, we will definitely stay here!"Guest: Tess M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 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.