- Black Forest
- Buena Vista
- Canon City
- Colorado Springs
- Cripple Creek
- Del Norte
- Green Mountain Falls
- Lake George
- Manitou Springs
Recent South Central reviews
"We LOVE coming back to this beautiful home! This was our third year enjoying the warmth, comfort and peacefulness this lovely home offers to those who are fortunate enough to rent it. As a family, we always look forward to basketball shooting competitions and ping pong matches in the downstairs game room. This home is beautifully furnished and truly a treasure. We will definitely be back! :-)"Guest: MHSL Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014View listing
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about this rental. We stayed in this cabin for 10 days, and every part of it was amazing and enjoyable. The cabin is perfectly situated with spectacular views of the mountains. The view from the front porch is perfect to sit and enjoy all day long! Our family consists of 3 boys and 1 infant. The rooms were perfect for the older boys to stay in and the open plan made it great for our infant who is rolling around. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that we needed, and it was nice to have the grill on the porch also. We ended up buying water since the refrigerator water did not work, and the tap water tasted like well water. I would recommend all terrain tires when traveling to this property. We ended up getting 2 flat tires during our days there because of the dirt road that you have to take to access the property. As for the house, we couldn't have been happier! I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking to stay in Colorado. The town of Westcliffe is the perfect travel destination. It is secluded enough to enjoy the beautiful stars at night on the peaceful balcony, but close enough to Colorado Springs or Pueblo to enjoy a bigger city. The locals also told us that there is skiing only an hour away. We look forward to coming back to this cabin and the town of Westcliffe very soon!"Guest: Aimee K. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 2, 2014View listing
"This home was super clean and the kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with plenty of dishes, every utensil needed and multiple serving bowls. The neighborhood was quiet and we appreciated the extra security of a garage for our car. We would rent this unit again."Guest: winter weary Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014View listing
"This place was perfect! Jim & Deb have thought of it all! Went hiking on the property to come across where someone started to mine and found a pick and shovel nearby. It was one of the favorite spots for the kids. They loved going up there to mine in an attempt to strike it rich. There was so much for the kids to do outside, it was hard getting them in at night. From the swings, the mine, the fort, the hot tub, panning for gold in the creek, hiking, playing in the creek, fishing in the creek, feeding the horses, and campfires, it was hard to plan time away from the cabin. We stayed at the cabin with another family, to make up 4 adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 6 to 10. We all slept very comfortably. Last November we took a vacation trip together to Walt Disney World. All the kids rated this vacation a better one than our trip to Disney. It was also very nice to be able to sit at the kitchen table in the morning and have breakfast with all 9 of us being able to comfortably sit at the table. They even have board games for those rainy days. One rainy night we played Bingo. We are already planning on a return trip next year. Some of the local activities we did: Hiked Garden of the Gods, which was beautiful; rode the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak; hiked the Manitou Incline, very interesting and fun? and a must; took kids to the Amusement Arcade in Manitou Springs and then had the best ice cream; visited Paradox Brewery, an excellent brewery!; had dinner at a local dude ranch, M lazy C Ranch; rented an off road vehicle (a Polaris side by side) from Big D's and went off-roading on trails in The Pike National Forest which was just minutes from the cabin. Thanks for the perfect vacation Jim & Deb! One we will talk about for ages."Guest: Woody Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 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.