- 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
"This was the perfect place for my wife and I. We really enjoyed the accommodations plus the people and the location. The area is very scenic and the people are very friendly and it all made for a very nice week-long stay. Communications and arrangements with the owners were excellent. Bernie and Linda are perfect hosts! We hope to return. The accommodations are accurately described and represented and I would echo everything that the other seventeen 5-star reviews have said."Guest: David Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 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
"Having seen the photos, we were ready to be impressed, and were not disappointed. Already lots of discussion here about this view, but it truly does have to be experienced to get the full effect. We were fortunate enough to be there in early September with near perfect weather, and were treated to a morning view of magnificent snow-capped peaks for a full 180 degrees (the house is perfectly situated to get the max impact of the view through the giant rear window wall, as well as the deck). Years ago we spent some time in the Swiss Alps, and it's not an exaggeration to say this section of the Rockies stands up pretty well in the comparison. Go and enjoy, you'll be glad you did."Guest: JZ Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014View listing
"We enjoyed our stay. The house is centrally located to shops, food, and the AFA. It was clean, spacious, and well-maintained. We enjoyed the pool table, big screen tv, and the wi-fi. (Gaming with my grandsons!) It was hot enough to need the A/C in the evening, so that was great, too. The owner, Andrew, was available by phone when we had questions. The only negative is that some of the carpet could use replacing, but I recommend this property."Guest: CharlesDavid Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 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.