Discover a selection of 15 vacation rentals in Salida, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $248 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Salida. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Saying hello to Salida

Salida might mean departure in Spanish but it's the arrivals that you'll be writing home about in this small Colorado town. With the chiseled faces of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains peaking on the horizon, and the hulking shoulders of the Sawatch Range crashing to the clouds in the west, there's drama from the get-go. The babbling Arkansas River only adds to the postcard looks of the place, while the presence of countless whitewater outfitters, hiking guides, ski shops, and canoe rental places is a constant reminder that Salida vacation rentals are for much more than just glimpsing the Rockies.

Things to do

Salida is more than just Colorado's great outdoors

Bag yourself Salida vacation rentals in Downtown if you want to balance out all that adventure travel with a dose of Coloradan heritage. It's actually the largest historic district in the state, and comes with charming redbrick saloons – now cool microbreweries – and decades-old architecture – now stylish outdoor boutiques. The Arkansas River Walk beckons close to all that, offering up boulder-peppered shores and BBQ grills aplenty. And then there are the steaming hot springs that bubble on Rainbow Boulevard – a great place to unwind after long hikes and ski sessions.


Discover your inner Bear Grylls in Salida

Channel those Bear Grylls vibes. Hit the mountain trails. Look to the swaying pine forests. Prepare to ride the deafening whitewater rapids of the Arkansas River. That's what you'll need to do if you want to squeeze every last drop out of this veritable adventure hub of south-central Colorado. There's so much to be getting on with, whether that means extreme canoeing lessons with Olympic athletes, hiking expeditions to the summit of Mount Antero, ski days on the nearby Rocky pistes – the list goes on.


From sun to snow in Salida

Salida vacation rentals in the mountains or on the edge of the River Arkansas are always at their most coveted during the warmer months of the year. That's because the summer and fall season, between May and September, is the top time to hit the Colorado Rockies for hiking and whitewater rafting, not to mention when the hearty western grills and bars in the town are at their most lively. That said, there's both skiing and après-ski during the winter months, with the pistes of Monarch Ski Area typically opening between November and early April each year.

Natural features

Salida sits between the Rockies

There's nothing but pure drama around Salida. The town sits on the edge of the Arkansas River, with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the ranges of the Sawatch intersecting on the westward horizon. Protected reserves and national parks are everywhere. You could hit the Pike and San Isabel National Forests for great swathes of spear-like pine trees and huge fourteener peaks. Or, you could go deep into the Rocky Mountains to the west, where snow-dusted Pahlone Peak cascades down to the Gunnison National Forest and its vast sprawl of aspen woods and highland tundra – that's black bear country extraordinaire.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Salida

The nearest airport is in Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), located 50.9 mi (82 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Salida?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Salida that suits your style. Why not try these on for size?:

  • "Downtown Salida Historic Row House Style Condo - Str License: 0220" is a hit with guests. Around 0.1 miles from Salida, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a TV and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Escape To An Extraordinary Log Home". Around 25 miles from the heart of Salida, it has 4 bedrooms and features a washing machine and an electric kettle.

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

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

There's something inherently cozy about relaxing in a log cabin with a cup of tea and a good book. Leave the busyness of everyday life behind and spend a few nights at one of these log cabins in Salida:

  • If you'd like to try out cycling or sledding while you're in Salida, "Post Office Ranch Log Cabin - Grizzly Adams Family Friendly Rates Based On 2 P" in Salida will be a great choice.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "Ada Compliant Log Cabin, Beautiful Luxury Finishes". Try some basketball or sledding or just kick back at this Salida retreat.

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

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve a break for a few glorious days. Leave the office early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Salida:

  • "Luxury Unit On The Arkansas River Hot Tub 4 Blocks To Downtown" is perfect for a few days of enjoyment and rest. It comes with convenient amenities, such as a microwave oven and a porch, and is located around 1 mile to the southeast of Salida.
  • Or, throw a few clothes in a bag and zip off to "Get Peace, Nature And A Billion Stars At High Country Heaven". This well-liked property is around 2 miles south of Salida and offers nearby museums and beach towels.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Plonk your bags down at one of these top studio apartments in or near Salida:

  • One of our favorite properties is "By The River And Downtown, Beautiful". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a kitchen and golf.
  • An equally good option is "Tenderfoot Cottage Is A Jewel Located In Downtown Salida". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is packed with useful amenities like towels, a nearby laundromat and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Salida?

Whether you're seeking a cottage for you and a pal or a condo with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Salida. These properties are an ideal base for a short and sweet stay:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's hard to go past "Bender's Log Cabin 'your Home Away From Home". It's close to the center of Salida, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • "Frontside Hacienda In Downtown Salida Ark River Haciendas. Str #0251" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

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

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Salida that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Downtown Salida Historic Row House Style Condo - Str License: 0220". Around 0.1 miles from Salida, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "Escape To An Extraordinary Log Home". Located around 25 miles from Salida, a villa and a swimming pool add to the ambiance here.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Salida and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • There's plenty of room to spread out at "Riverside Hacienda Downtown Salida Hot Tub. Ark River Haciendas #0251". Around 0.1 miles north of Salida, this grand retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Amenities include a nearby waterfront and a nearby river.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Cabin - Best Riverfront Setting In Monarch" makes it easy to do that. Located around 16 miles to the west of Salida, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a fireplace are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Salida and spend your days splashing around:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Downtown Salida Historic Row House Style Condo - Str License: 0220". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a TV and a separate dining area.
  • "Beautiful House, Easy Price" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A dining table and a kitchen island are also on hand to make your visit a memorable one.

Curious what the weather's like in Salida? It has a subarctic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 40 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Salida vacation rentals.

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

Whether you're escaping with the immediate family or you're bringing your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Salida have space for everyone — as well as everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • About 25 miles northwest of Salida, "Stunning 3 Bed Villa, Private Pool" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. Top amenities here include a fenced pool and outdoor furniture.
  • "Get Peace, Nature And A Billion Stars At High Country Heaven" is another rental your guests will love. You'll be able to invite up to 8 family and friends to this option which offers 3 bedrooms, childrens activities, a dining table and more. It's located 2 miles to the south of central Salida.

We know it's tempting, but don't spend all day indoors. Get out and discover some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with Agnes Vaille Falls.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Salida?

Vacation with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Salida and create some fantastic memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Stunning 3 Bed Villa, Private Pool" - This popular place offers a dishwasher and a stereo and is located approximately 25 miles to the northwest of central Salida.
  • "Bender's Log Cabin 'your Home Away From Home" - Another terrific choice, this property comes with a nearby laundromat, a fridge and more. You'll find it around 4 miles to the west of Salida.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Salida vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.