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  • A Color Extravaganza!

    "I brought a group of quilters to this venue for a 4 night "Quilt Camp". There aren't enough words to describe how fantastic our experience was. We had a few hiccups in the beginning, and the property owner and caretaker took care of those with expediency and care....they were very focused on making sure our stay was everything we had hoped for. The home itself was spacious and comfy at the same time. Lots of room to be together as well as to find a quiet space for taking in the beauty around us. Preparing meals in the kitchen was a delight, and the dining room was a place filled with conversation and laughter every time we sat down. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect time to visit either. As quilter's, our eyes are drawn to color and the setting we found ourselves in was breath-taking. Gold, rust, yellowing green, burgundy, orange, red, dark green and browns were the palette the autumn colors provided us. And when the clouds lifted, there was white of new snow on the peaks and the striking blue of the sky. Plenty of inspiration was found for new and continuing projects. It was the perfect venue and we all departed feeling refreshed, inspired, pampered and eager to return. Thanks so much for allowing us to share in this beautiful get-away! Melody Great Escape Quilt Camp Director"
    Guest: Melody Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • Relaxing

    "Condo was in a great location within the resort. Property was very clean and well maintained. Perfect for what we required."
    Guest: Kzoo Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Very nice views and lots of good things, but not secluded.

    "Some really great things! I also want to mention some things that were disappointing. First the great: The view from the deck and the deck itself are awesome. Really nice to have the option of the awning or sit out in the sun. Beautiful view. Really cool to have wildlife. Saw a deer, several humming birds, a couple wood peckers, and in the lake I saw painted turtles and goldfish. This was really great! The green kayak was nice to be able to take out on the lake and explore. Really nice distance from Durango and is a great location for many adventures around the area. Now I want to mention some things that were disappointing to me to hopefully be constructive criticism. While it's NOT advertised as secluded, the pictures did make it seem to me that it was really secluded aside from the house all the way across the lake. So keep in mind I was expecting seclusion. The first situation I came into was someone camping in what seemed to be part of the yard. Also, there were 2 neighbors not too far away, maybe the next lots over even, and they were running big heavy equipment making really loud backup beeping noises and loud noises in general while they were landscaping or something, not sure what they were doing. They ran this loud equipment almost every day I was there for at least part of the day. I was really looking forward to peace and quiet away from it all, and I had to adjust my attitude pretty quickly since this didn't provide that. The camper was part of the family and was extremely nice and no problems there, it's just that when expecting seclusion from everyone and everything, it's a bit disappointing to have neighbors. Along the same lines, the county road is closer to the house than I'd imagined and was fairly busy, so loud vehicle noises were frequent when sitting outside. Boats and boat access were a bit tough. All boats except the kayak and pontoon were filled about 1/3 of the way with lake water. I tried to empty the rowboat out only to get more water in it, so then I tried baling it with a bucket, but it wasn't making much of a dent after a few minutes so I stopped and used the kayak. Access was a bit tough just because of how many boats there are for the small space. I understand not wanting to affect the lake too much by a big dock, this wasn't too big of an issue. Overall if you don't need total seclusion, it's a really nice older home type feel with a beautiful view, and access to wildlife and close to many great things to do."
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Charming house, great location

    "Situated at the quiet end of Elk Ave., Bluebell Cottage is a charming, nicely decorated home with a pleasant ambiance. It is well thought out with many extra touches for a very comfortable stay in Crested Butte. The downstairs living, dining, and kitchen areas are especially nice. The flower gardens around the house are lovely in the summer. Owners are receptive and helpful. They provide bicycles and guide books for hiking, etc. which are very useful. Our two week stay was an overall good experience."
    Guest: Walt B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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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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