Destination guide

Colorado’s calling

The key to Colorado’s year-round appeal has always been diversity—what other state can count rushing rivers, fertile prairies, snow-capped mountains, and expansive deserts amongst its natural attractions? Travelers flock to Colorado vacation rentals to admire this picturesque scenery, but also to marvel at some of the country’s finest cultural institutions. From sporting landmarks like the Olympic Training Centre in breathtaking Colorado Springs, the thrilling ski slopes of the Snowmass Mountain Resort in Aspen, and the ancient cave dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, there’s always adventure to be had in the Centennial State.


Dune and dirty in Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park offers outdoor fun for all ages, with horseback-riding and ranger-led nature walks for family groups, and 4-wheel drive excursions along the Medano Pass for older explorers. Rock climbers can scale the lofty heights of Cleveland Peak and Crestone Needle for panoramic views across the sands, while the unpolluted night skies promise vistas of a different kind. The park’s astronomy program is a favorite of locals, so visitors lucky enough to snap up a Colorado vacation rental in idyllic Alamosa should make sure to plan a late-night outing.


Sunshine and snow over Colorado

Colorado’s climate is as varied as its attractions, mainly due to its size—it ranks as the 8th-largest state in America and comprises multiple geographical zones. Mountainous areas see sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall in winter, the very traits that led to the founding of the world-renowned Aspen ski resorts many decades ago. In summer, these same slopes become hiking trails beneath the region’s gentle sun. Low-lying lands see temperatures peak in the mid-70s during the summer months, so sun-seekers should consider vacation rentals in Colorado’s capital, Denver, or in the mountain retreat of Colorado Springs.

Natural features

Colorado’s green thumb

Colorado’s enviable diversity is mirrored in the extensive range of flowers that flourish there. A trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens is an ideal way to uncover this for yourself and make the most of the city’s benevolent climate. You can stroll through gardens showcasing specimens from the state’s arid drylands, discover water lilies, lotus flowers, and other aquatic species in crystalline ponds, or tour the world with internationally themed sections from Japan, South Africa, and the Tropics. You could also search for a Colorado vacation rental with a garden to bring the flower power home.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Colorado?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Colorado. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Estes Park: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • Colorado Springs: 1,098 vacation rentals
  • Vail: 6,868 vacation rentals
  • Breckenridge: 7,327 vacation rentals
  • Aspen: 2,178 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Colorado! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Colorado?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Colorado:

  • Estes Park: 1,080 rentals
  • Colorado Springs: 1,098 rentals
  • Vail: 6,868 rentals
  • Breckenridge: 7,327 rentals
  • Aspen: 2,178 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Colorado?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Colorado are:

  • Denver International Airport (DEN): 800 vacation rentals
  • Pagosa Springs, CO (PGO-Stevens Field): 622 vacation rentals
  • Leadville, CO (LXV-Lake County): 427 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Colorado?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Colorado. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Mint: 1,477 rentals
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium: 956 rentals
  • Colorado Convention Center: 714 rentals
  • Pikes Peak: 1,175 rentals
  • Peak 9: 7,836 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colorado listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Colorado

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