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  • Durango Vacation

    "This is a light, airy, comfortable, condo by the edge of the Animas River. In the mornings we enjoyed having a cup of coffee while watching the train cross over the bridge going to Silverton, in the evening we ate dinner while the deer grazed and played on the river banks, and at night, we sipped a nightcap and watched the stars and moon come out. We were only a few minutes away from the train station, restaurants, art galleries, grocery stores, and two bookstores. One had new books and the other used. In the used bookstore, one took their life in their hands with the literal number of books piled everywhere on shelves and floor, but what treasures were found! At our visit, I was amazed at how nice and how helpful the town people were, as it was the end of the tourist season and some places were slowing or closing down. It is the ideal place for someone like myself who grew up in the mountains, miss them dreadfully, and are looking for “mountain fix”."
    Guest: Kaye Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "We spent spring break at the Wild Iris and it was perfect for us. There were 4 adults and 2 children (6 years old). We had everything we needed and it was just cozy enough. Also, we were only a couple blocks from the 4 way bus stop, 1/2 block from Elk and a couple blocks from the grocery - could not have been better! Can't wait to return during the summer months. Thanks for letting us stay at your home."
    Guest: Maren Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 23, 2015
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  • Truly felt like a home away from home!

    "Our family was in total awe of the home. We do not know why we had not considered renting a home before but will in the future. The home truly felt like home away from home. I had planned on using a crock pot while there and was going to bring mine from home. I was assured that there would be one in the home and I did not need to bring one (and there was one, yeah!). We will absolutely rent from Iron Horse again. As in life things happen but Steve was able to turn what could have been a bad situation into a wonderful stay. In the process we were able to get to know him and things about Crested Butte. Thank you for the warm hospitality."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • A Good Value and Great Location

    "The unit is well located, a short walk along the river to either the chairlift or the gondola. The views from the back windows are beautiful, looking over the river to the mountain runs. The hot tub is big and also looks out on the mountain. The unit is decently furnished and cozy. The owners are friendly and responsive. And the rates are more than fair considering the prices in Telluride. I knocked a star off for two reasons. First, the unit is not well set up for cooking meals, which is what I needed to do to save money. The counter space is limited, the sink is really a bar sink size, and the pots and pans are basic at best. Second, there were some glitches during my stay, most notably a non-functioning dishwasher. But Sigi was unfailingly polite and tried to help work through the problems. For a single person or a couple who plan to eat most dinners out- and there are a number of great restaurants in town within east walking distance- this is a great unit."
    Guest: Thomas R. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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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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