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Recent South Central reviews

  • Wonderful in every way!

    "I'm writing this review because we were just there last month and I'm already trying to see when we can return. This cottage is private, funky, comfortable and extremely relaxing. The sound of the river literally washes away all of your stress. The massive rock formations that border the river in the back of the home are really stunning! Next time we will be bring our bikes and ride into the downtown area on a nice day...so close. The mountain views from the porch on the front of the house will take your breath away every time. The deck and hot tub make this place even more perfect. I'm thankful we are in driving distance to this little gem in BV! Thank you for sharing your property:)."
    Guest: Mel Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
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  • Best Wedding Destination Imaginable!

    "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, 2014
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  • Awesome

    "This house is absolutely awesome. Is located in a good neighborhood, and is a close walk to town. All the amenities is there. Great parking in the back of the house (off the street). The owners are very nice and helpful. We decided at the last minute to rent a house for our little Colorado adventure, and Mr. Clark and Ms. Murray got everything cleared away and taken care of in no time and helped us have a beautiful place to stay with no delays. We enjoyed watching the "wildlife" outside the back door and windows as much as we enjoyed the mountains and Colorado experience. There was deer that came and ate from the neighbors back yard everyday and squirrel that frolicked and played everyday. There was black squirrel, which we had never seen before. Oh, and I would also like to mention that the place is pet friendly, which is a must for us. Our pets are like our children, and we can't leave them behind. Thanks again for the use of your lovely place. We did so much truly enjoy it, no complaints, and we would highly recommend to anyone."
    Guest: sandb911 Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
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  • Nice, large place

    "Overall the cabin was great and the experience we had was good. Very spacious and pretty clean for a cabin. Nice location. Owners are fairly easy to deal with, although I recommend an itemized receipt for when you rent this place as the math never made any sense to any of us. The price overall was reasonable and we needed the vacation so we didn't make a big deal out of it. Also, be prepared to not get your deposit back. Apparently, it is just an additional fee to rent the cabin. Probably should just increase the nightly fee instead of calling this charge a deposit. We did a lot of fishing and there is decent fishing right below the cabin. There is a big, deep hole about 50 yards or so upstream with huge fish. Unfortunately, the neighbors across the river feed these fish which was pretty disappointing. Most of these fish have no desire to even look at your fly. Overall, good place. Very relaxing and would rent again."
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 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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