Destination guide

Explore Garfield County's mountains and more

With a landscape of mountains and lakes, Garfield County is focused around outdoor adventures, whether it's skiing in the winter or swimming in the summer. You'll find Garfield County vacation rentals such as cabins and lodges that are close to the mountains, allowing you to enjoy the wide variety of winter sports on offer, from traditional downhill skiing to snowboarding. In summer, the mountains are great for hiking and biking, or you can enjoy local theme parks and activities from zip lining to horse riding. The county also has several small towns to explore, with independent shops and laid-back cafes.

Things to do

Theme park thrills and more in Garfield County

Thrill seekers will find much of interest in Garfield County, including the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, a fun mountain-top theme park which is suitable for all ages. Enjoy riding roller coasters with panoramic views or enjoy the swing ride which whisks you high over the canyon for a thrilling experience. You can also tour the slightly spooky caverns below and see the interesting stalactites and other natural features. Visit High Canyon Adventures and you'll find further thrilling activities, from snowmobile rides to ATVs or horse riding. Set in an old mountain top ranch, there's plenty to do all year around.

Activities

Winter sports and summer activities in Garfield County

Surrounded by mountains and rolling hills, the best activities in Garfield County take place outdoors, taking in the unspoiled landscapes. The Sunlight Mountain Resort is a popular spot for skiing, snowboarding or riding a snowmobile, with an excellent layer of powder during the season. Close to many Garfield County vacation rentals, many of which are set up for skiers, there are trails to suit different abilities, and after a long day on the slopes you can relax in the soothing hot springs. During the summer months, the ski slopes become biking and horse riding trails, with sweeping mountain views.

Weather

There's 4 seasons of fun in Garfield County

Garfield County vacation rentals are popular for most of the year, as each distinct season offers plenty to do. However, it's the winter months that are busiest, with a heavy snowfall in the mountain areas that make for thick powder, perfect for skiing and winter sports. Once the season is over, spring is a pleasant time to visit, with little rain and sunny days, which leads into warm, dry summers, perfect for outdoor fun. Garfield County looks lovely in fall, with its yellow and orange trees, although it can drop to freezing as early as October.

Natural features

Visit Garfield County's mountains, lakes and springs

Garfield County has a classic Colorado landscape, with mountains covered in lush greenery, with lots of natural beauty in-between. Hanging Lake is a gently sloping lake, surrounded by rocky cliffs that have the look of waterfalls. With clear, green-tinged waters, you'll want to stop for photos, and there are long hiking trails that take you along the Colorado River. The town of Glenwood Springs is named for its hot springs, and there are many spots high in the mountain where you can enjoy the inviting waters, which are said to be healing and restorative.

Where to stay around Garfield County, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 301 vacation rentals near Garfield County. From 167 Houses to 55 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Garfield County for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Garfield County?

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

  • Glenwood Springs: 284 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood Hot Springs: 314 vacation rentals
  • New Castle: 116 vacation rentals
  • Gypsum: 218 vacation rentals
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort: 254 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Garfield County! 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 Garfield County?

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 Garfield County:

  • Glenwood Springs: 284 rentals
  • New Castle: 116 rentals
  • Gypsum: 218 rentals
  • Silt: 29 rentals
  • De Beque: 112 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 Garfield County?

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

  • Eagle Co Regional Airport (EGE): 237 vacation rentals
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT): 161 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field (ASE): 1,681 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 Garfield County?

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

  • Glenwood Hot Springs: 314 rentals
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: 254 rentals
  • Hanging Lake Trailhead: 291 rentals
  • Glenwood Springs Station: 254 rentals
  • Lakota Canyon Golf Club: 129 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Garfield County 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 Garfield County

Glenwood Springs
284 vacation rentals
New Castle
116 vacation rentals
Gypsum
218 vacation rentals
Silt
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De Beque
112 vacation rentals
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2,335 vacation rentals
Aspen
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Grand Junction
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132 vacation rentals
Eagle
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Redstone
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25 vacation rentals
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