Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Dolores

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Dolores. Travelers appreciate the restaurants in this relaxing city. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Dolores

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dolores a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Farming Terraces (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Guy Drew Winery (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Sutcliffe Vineyards (19.7 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Ski Hesperus (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dolores

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dolores is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • McPhee Lake (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Mesa Verde National Park Entrance (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Far View Sites (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (24.6 mi / 39.6 km)
  • Dolores River (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Dolores

The nearest airport is in Cortez, CO (CEZ-Montezuma County), located 13.6 mi (21.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO), which is 46.7 mi (75.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Dolores?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Dolores:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a desk chair and an iron and ironing board at "Redburn Flying R Ranch Little House". Located around 4 miles from Dolores, this unique property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Mike’s Mountain Hideout". Around 4 miles from the heart of Dolores, it has 3 bedrooms and features a nearby hospital and cable/satellite TV services.

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

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

If you've been busier than an ant at a picnic lately, you deserve to escape for a couple of glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Dolores:

  • "Big Lodge With Mountain Views And River" is around 6 miles southeast of Dolores and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll like the range of amenities here, including WiFi and internet services.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in a suitcase and zip off to "Wolf Den Cabin Is Cozy And Rustic That Overlooks The Beautiful Aspens Trees". This well-liked getaway is about 11 miles north of Dolores and offers WiFi and an oven.

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

You sure can. If you'd love a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently found in the heart of town. We suggest the following options in or near Dolores:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Wolf Den Cabin Is Cozy And Rustic That Overlooks The Beautiful Aspens Trees". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.
  • "Cozy Rico Cabin" is another top stay, providing all you could need for the perfect Dolores retreat. Some amenities here include a stovetop and a microwave oven.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Dolores?

Whether you're searching for a cozy apartment just for you or a condo with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Dolores. These properties make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Within close reach of central Dolores, "Cozy Rico Cabin" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your cozy digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • Another great choice is "Fab Sunset Cabin". Round up your favorite people and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Dolores.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Dolores that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Redburn Flying R Ranch Little House". Approximately 4 miles from Dolores, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and a dining table.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break sipping wine and canoodling at "Mike’s Mountain Hideout", around 4 miles from Dolores. A resort and a fireplace will help set the mood for romance.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Dolores and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Cozy House On 35 Acres With Mesa Verde And Mountain Views", where your top priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • "The Red House In Rico" is the type of place you go to get away from everything and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A TV and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfortable.

Not sure what to pack for your Dolores getaway? This popular destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 45 ºF and 70 ºF. Check out our range of Dolores vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Grammy and Pop, Uncle Elijah ... You can add them to your guest list when you lock in a large family vacation rental in or near Dolores. Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at one of these spacious hideaways:

  • With 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests, "Big Lodge With Mountain Views And River" has enough space to truly connect with family and friends. It's around 6 miles southeast of Dolores and features amenities designed to keep large groups comfortable, such as a kitchen and a dishwasher.
  • "Mountain View Lodge Near Mesa Verde National Park", around 20 miles to the southwest of central Dolores, was made for spending time with the family. As many as 15 of your relatives or friends can fit into this popular vacation rental which features 6 bedrooms, a separate dining area, a foosball table and more.

If you're in the mood for visiting some family-friendly attractions in the area, Dolores Canyon Overlook is a fun day out for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Dolores?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Dolores and get ready to build some amazing memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Wolf Den Cabin Is Cozy And Rustic That Overlooks The Beautiful Aspens Trees" - Enjoy fun times with your crew at this retreat, which is around 11 miles north of the center of Dolores. Books and a kitchen are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Fab Sunset Cabin" - This vacation rental is another family favorite and is around 20 miles southwest of Dolores. Offering a porch, a kitchen island and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Dolores?

If you adore the idea of singing songs around a campfire but aren't as excited about the "camp" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit is the way to go. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these properties in or near Dolores that offer this nice little perk:

  • "The Bear's Den" offers a fireplace, a firepit, and of course, a fire pit. Sing a few songs, share spooky stories or just relax with the fam at this delightful retreat.
  • Ignite a blaze and then soak up the relaxed ambiance at "Mike’s Mountain Hideout". This inviting escape also comes with a kitchen and a fireplace.