Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Golden, CO that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Golden. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Golden from vacation home rentals

Snug in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Golden, Colorado is a magnet drawing beer lovers from all over the country. It's the home of Coors beer, the largest single-site brewery in the world. And there's plenty to do here to work up a serious thirst. Try whitewater rafting on Clear Creek, hiking and biking through the rugged Golden Gate Canyon State Park, or visit Buffalo Bill's final resting place in Lookout Mountain Park. Book a Golden vacation rental and live out all your country and western dreams.

History

History and culture near Golden vacation rentals

As a former gold rush town, Golden offers many fascinating historic sites to explore on your trip. Vacation homes are available near places like the Colorado Railroad Museum, an indoor/outdoor history museum with vintage trains, a miniature railroad, and exhibits, and the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, a museum with thousands of geological and paleontological specimens on a display. You'll also like the Golden History Museum, a learning center devoted to local history and culture with inventions, music, memorabilia, and events.

Things to do

Attractions near Golden vacation homes

Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave is also a big draw to the area, and celebrates the life and times of Colorado homeboy, William F. Cody. Built on his grave site on Lookout Mountain Park, it displays plenty of Bill memorabilia, including his stetson and saddles. Perhaps all that history has worked up a thirst? The Coors Brewing Company has been brewing Colorado's favourite beer overlooking Golden's Clear Creek since 1873. One way to learn about the fascinating beer-making process is to take the free brewery tour, which ends with a beer tasting.

Activities

Things to do near Golden getaway cabins

Golden is an outdoors city and a veritable playground for thrill-seekers. Don't be surprised to see whitewater rafts being carried through the streets from the doorstep of your Golden vacation rental. The city is surrounded by a myriad of canyons, creeks, and forests, all of which offer an abundance of extreme fun. Start off gently by spending a leisurely afternoon kayaking through the Clear Creek, while hiking in Mount Falcon Park is a great way to explore the foothills of the majestic Rockies.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Golden vacation homes

Boasting more sunny days than Florida, there's no bad time to go to the greater Denver region. It's sunny and blazing hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching 90°F in July. In winter, the skies are still laser-blue and the temperature in the foothills is a mild 45°F, although the Rockies still see plenty of the white stuff on higher peaks. It's best to book Golden vacation rentals ahead of the busy periods, although the shoulder seasons of April and May, and September to October, generally offer the pick of the rentals.

Natural features

Embrace Golden's wild west vibe in the Golden Gate Canyon

Tucked away in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Golden has a real wild west vibe going on. Book a Golden vacation rental and be within easy reach of the Golden Gate Canyon State Park within minutes. It has 36 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails through lush forests of Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and Rocky Mountain juniper. The 12,000-acre state park is also a natural habitat for America's mountain wildlife, with black bears, elks, and mountain lions no strangers to these parts.

How to get there

How to get to and around Golden

The nearest airport is in Denver Intl. Airport (DEN), located 29.8 mi (48 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Red Rocks College Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Good for couples

Romantic retreat near Golden vacation homes

Golden is an ideal destination for a romantic retreat. Vacation homes can be found near idyllic locations like Downtown Golden, a notable downtown area with shops and dining, and Foothills Art Center, a regional art gallery with exhibits, studios, and classes in a Gothic church. You can also visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, a reserve with hiking trails through red cliffs, a café, and an amphitheater with big-name acts.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Golden?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Golden that's right up your alley. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like a kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities at "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen". Located around 11 miles from Golden, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Highlands - Denver's Hip, Historic Area. Walkable To Downtown" also promises a memorable escape, offering 2 bedrooms, a toaster, books and more. It's around 11 miles from Golden.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Golden vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Golden?

Yes, you sure can! From basic retreats to lavish escapes, Vrbo has an extensive range of log cabins to rent in or around Golden. If you're into adventure, you'll love these options:

  • "Evergreen's Colorados Log Cabin": Enjoy a week or so unwinding at this terrific cabin nestled in nature. Once you've reenergized, enjoy sledding or sailing, which are some of the best activities in this region.
  • "The Quintessential Colorado Log Cabin Experience On Bear Creek": After a fun day of trying out some local activities, such as ice skating and horse riding, recharge your batteries at this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Golden?

Forget about those household chores — weekends were made for fun. Choose one of these weekend getaways in and near Golden and enjoy all the wonderful things to do nearby:

  • "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls" is a top option around 10 miles south of the center of Golden. There's no need to go far to find an unforgettable experience around this escape. Get outdoors and visit Panoramic Ski Lift and Wonderland Trail. Activities like skiing and mountain biking will add the finishing touch to your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Beautiful Private Carriage House". Approximately 14 miles east of Golden, fun activities around here include tennis and cycling. More into sightseeing? Make a beeline for City Park Golf Course and Denver's Downtown Aquarium.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Golden?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Golden and experience a slice of the buzzing local vibe:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Ideal Location Near Best Restaurants". This property is a fantastic base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including an elevator and off-street parking options.
  • Another inviting option is "A Gorgeous Mountain Couple's Retreat In Beautiful Evergreen". Make use of internet services, a nearby river and other convenient amenities during your getaway.

There are plenty of sights around Golden to put on your to-do list. Feed the culture vulture in you and visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Miners Alley Playhouse.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Golden?

Just because you only have two or three days off work doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel. Go on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Golden:

  • "Denver Lohi - Lower Highland - , Downtown" is close to the heart of Golden, which means there are lots of things to keep you entertained. Check out leading attractions like Ball Arena and Coors Field when you're not kicking back in your cozy property.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Ideal Location Near Best Restaurants", another popular option. Denver Art Museum and Denver Zoo should be on your must-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Golden?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Golden:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen". Approximately 11 miles from Golden, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and a balcony.
  • "Highlands - Denver's Hip, Historic Area. Walkable To Downtown" is another wonderful option that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 11 miles from Golden and has massage services and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Golden?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Golden:

  • Situated 11 miles to the east of Golden, "Highlands Mini Mansion" is the ideal place for a luxurious getaway. Nice touches here include golf and a fireplace.
  • Another great pick is "Historic Coors Mansion In The Beautiful Lower Highlands Neighborhood". Approximately 11 miles to the east of Golden, this swanky vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with golf, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Golden?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Golden and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • There's loads of room to spread out at "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls". Around 10 miles south of Golden, this generously sized retreat has 8 bedrooms accommodating up to 20 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a chef and mountain views.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your friends to "Beautiful Flat With Wide Terrace" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 3 bedrooms and is around 20 miles to the southeast of central Golden. It's crammed with features to keep your group occupied, such as a fireplace and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Golden?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Golden and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "Beautiful Private Carriage House". There's a lot to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a garden.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or simply unwinding by the water at "Next To Nothing, Close To It All 5 Min To Lake House Optional Guesthouse". This vacation rental is another top choice and comes with childrens activities, a separate dining area and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Golden? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Golden vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Golden?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is high in the mountains or down by the sea, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with those closest to you. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Golden and bring along the whole crew:

  • Around 11 miles to the south of Golden, "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 7 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a theme park and childrens activities.
  • Another great choice is "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls". This vacation rental is 10 miles south of Golden and features a living room, coffee and tea making facilities and more. With 8 bedrooms accommodating up to 20 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions around the area, you're spoiled for choice. Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Theme Park and United States Mint promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.