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Recent Southwest reviews

  • Great time!

    "We had a wonderful time at your cabin. It had everything we needed & the cabin was one of the cleanest we've stayed at. The location was perfect for us; hiking, fishing, kayaking & sightseeing. My husband & I couldn't have asked for more!"
    Guest: Nana8 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Fantastic Location & Great Home

    "We had a great ski weekend at the house. We had two dogs with us and never felt that we were on top of each other. The hot tub was fantastic with great views. It was very easy to get to the ski hill with the shuttle and easy to walk back as well. Having never skied at Mt. Crested Butte before I can't wait to go back. Great location and huge space!"
    Guest: Whitney D. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 18, 2014
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  • Peace and quiet and AMAZING VIEW !!!!

    "We stayed at the Live Wire Ranch during the Super Moon. What a wonderful place to see the night sky. I would love to come back for a meteor shower. Unbelievably quiet. My family (5 adults) stayed there for a week. We hiked every morning and went for a day trip most afternoons. We made sure to return to the ranch for the sunset every night because the view of the Sneffels Range is sooo beautiful, especially at sunset. We saw lots of wildlife. Mule Deer were in the front pasture every evening. Lots of rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels. We even saw a badger. The coyotes made a joyful sound in the evenings. Hummingbirds zipped around the house and filled the forests out back. There were 45 cows grazing in the pasture. The ranch house was simple, but roomy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and had an excellent blender. We cooked most of our meals here and only missed a potato peeler and a cheese grater (you can fit these in your suitcase). The surrounding communities have excellent farmer's markets, so we made good use of those. The corn and peaches were coming in when we were there as well as lots of other fruits and vegetables. The property has old ranch equipment, a fallen down barn and an old decrepit ranch house. Great subjects for photography or paintings. I did plein air painting while I was there and am now painting from my photographs. Our day trips included riding the Gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride and back Eating lunch at Oak in Telluride..BBQ, beer and wonderful fried okra, The Hot Springs pool in Ouray, The Western Hotel in Ouray for trout dinner, Driving over the Red Mountain Pass, Brunch at Kate's in Ridgway (Our favorite place to eat...everything was wonderful, but the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries and a side of bacon were to die for.)Ice Cream and an Art Festival in Ridgway. The Dennis Weaver Memorial north of Ridgway is also worth seeing. The Lake Ridway State Park is nearby also for hiking, boating or swimming. My 84 year old Mother was with us. She gets around with the help of a walker and she was able to enjoy all of these activities, except the hikes. The owner of the Live Wire is very responsive and we got our deposit returned with no hitches. We highly recommend staying here and hope to come back some time."
    Guest: Janine Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • Hassford Gulch

    "Hassford Gulch exceeds every expectation that I could imagine. It is a magnificent home strategically designed to bring the beauty of the surrounding mountains into every room. This home uniquely combines the formality of an English Manor with a welcoming Western influence. The floor plan on the main level provides for every kind of entertaining opportunity. Stunning works of English furnishing and art fill the living room, dining room and study. The kitchen has state of the art appliances including a pasta sink and every amenity that a gourmet chef could desire. Downstairs, family and friends can gather in the comfortable theater room and Buffalo Bar for movies, cards, board games and other evening activities. I stayed in the Travelers Room, appropriately named for its outside entrance and personal kitchen. Another bedroom downstairs is named Oh Be Joyful as it sits directly facing the entrance to the Oh Be Joyful Mine high in the mountains. That nomenclature sums up the Hasford Gulch experience. Simply put, Hassford Gulch offers everything you could want from a Colorado vacation."
    Guest: Lucy Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 30, 2013
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Southwest Travel Tips

Southwest Colorado is a popular vacation destination and deservedly so. With stunning natural mountain scenery, a host of national forests and endless hiking and biking trails, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many diverse activities which this area has to offer. During the winter, Colorado has excellent ski slopes with all the amenities including snowmobiling trails for getting around. During the summer, relax and enjoy communing with nature or explore one of the delightful communities in the area. With a mix of local history, architecture, museums and restaurants, your first visit to Southwest Colorado is unlikely to be your last!

Discover the Advantages of Choosing Southwest Colorado Vacation Rentals

Once you have experienced the flexibility, space and convenience of renting your own vacation home, you will never want to go back to using hotel rooms. Well located with stunning views, a spacious log cabin or vacation apartment offers all the comforts of home. Most vacation rentals in southwest Colorado have a comfortable living area, at least one bathroom, and a full kitchen so that dining-in can be a money-saving option. Game rooms, internet access and wood-burning fireplaces are welcome amenities too.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love Southwest Colorado Cabins!

Along with an excellent range of ski slopes, the area has miles of recreational paths and hiking trails. For those who prefer a less energetic option, there are scenic drives such as the delightful Gothic Loop over Paradise Divide. There is great fishing in the larger rivers, or go kayaking or rafting in the summer months. Rock climbing is also available in the San Juan Mountains. Whatever you choose to do, southwest Colorado has it all.

The Best Time to Enjoy Beautiful Southwest Colorado

Colorado enjoys four distinct seasons with generally mild temperatures. Winters are sunny and pleasant (typically 40 to 45 F during the day and below freezing at night) while summers are warm with a dry heat which is ideal for outdoor activities. Flower enthusiasts will want to visit in late spring when there is an abundance of wildflowers. The area has one to two inches of rainfall per month which falls as snow from December through March, making it popular with snowsports enthusiasts.

Fascinating Neighborhoods in Southwest Colorado

Crested Butte vacation is a great favorite with winter sports enthusiasts and some vacation rentals are just minutes from the ski slopes. During warmer seasons, Crested Butte is close to huge expanses of National Forest and wilderness with trailheads starting at your doorstep. It also has a movie theater, shopping, restaurants, and an arts center. Further afield, Durango is home to the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You could also head for the natural Hot Springs at Trimble in the San Juan National Forest. The stunning setting around the small town of Telluride lodging is well worth the drive. Telluride hosts many festivals and is also home to the 18-hole Championship Golf Course, said to be the highest and most beautiful golf course in the U.S.

Getting Around Southwest Colorado

The easiest way to reach your southwest Colorado lodging is by car. Fly in to Colorado Springs International airport and hire a car. It is an approximately three-hour drive from your southwest Colorado vacation rental. Telluride is 180 miles away and Crested Butte is 123 miles from Colorado Springs. Albuquerque International Sunport is the closest airport to Durango, 169 miles away.

Once you are settled in, exploring the natural beauty of the area from your southwest Colorado lodging can best be enjoyed with scenic walks, hikes or on bicycles. The more adventurous may choose kayaking, boating, horseback riding or even motorbiking for getting around.

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