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Recent Southwest reviews

  • Warm, comfortable and well-equipped

    "Our family spent 3 nights, celebrating a graduation from Western State and we loved our stay. The home was even roomier than we expected and a perfect place to gather, prepare meals and host a cookout and party. The kitchen is beautiful and nicely equipped, bedrooms roomy, and backyard private. We especially appreciated the propane grill! The owner is very responsive and helpful, even allowing us to take a peek at the property the previous week while we were passing through Gunnison."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • Great Location for Rental Home

    "I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to visit Crested Butte. The home was an easy walk (five minutes) to the restaurants and shops on the main strip in town so we never had to use our car unless we were headed to the mountain. When we arrived the home was very clean and there were plenty of linens for everyone in our party. If we were to visit Crested Butte again we would definitely stay here."
    Guest: East Coast Traveler Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Incredible Winter Stay

    "My now wife and I decided on this house for our small wedding this past winter, going on faith the photographs, description, and house manager's comments were all accurate. Upon arrival, we were delighted the house exceeded our expectations! The rooms were all very well furnished, the reclaimed wood was gorgeous, the kitchen was fit for a chef, and the location was unbeatable. The window in the main room with a straight shot view of the valley, waterfall (frozen), and mountain ridges were the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and for the rest our stay. The house was very comfortable in all aspects, making it a perfect setting, far enough away to feel secluded, but close enough for a brisk walk to town, even in the snow. Additionally, the house manager was very attentive and a pleasure to interact with, making the details of getting in and out very easy. I highly recommend this home for all, we will be back!"
    Guest: Rudi S. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 14, 2014
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  • Viking Lodge

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Viking Lodge is in a great location next to the river and within walking distance to downtown Telluride and numerous restaurants. The gondola to Mountain Village is about five minutes away on the river trail. We had a wonderful stay in Telluride and will definitely return."
    Guest: John & Kathy R. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 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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