Discover a selection of 280 vacation rentals in Lake City 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $138 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Anything goes in Lake City – except stoplights

It’s a town with no stoplights, and it also happens to be the only town in Hinsdale County. Needless to say, Lake City is a historic town uniquely its own—and that alone is reason enough to book a Lake City vacation rental. But you’ll find so much more to appreciate in this area that was designated a National Historic District in the 1970s. Today, it’s home to everything from a stunning lake (of course!) to scenic trails to stunning wildlife. Even the byways here are attractive!

Things to do

Scary good fun in old-timey Lake City

The Hinsdale County Museum offers more than just fascinating history exhibits. You can go on a virtual train ride of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, go on a ghost tour, and witness live performances. Lake City was once a core mining town, a history that is explored at the Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum. Lake City itself is steeped in deep history; the Historic District features beautifully preserved churches, log cabins, and other structures dating from the 1870s.

Activities

Coming around the mountain (and into the wine bar)

In a valley of the San Juan Mountains, Lake City is certainly ideally situated for outdoor adventures. You can set up camp one of the many area grounds, or enjoy a picnic lunch. Fancy a night out? Nightlife options here are chic, with wine bars, steakhouses, and old-timey saloons in the mix. If you want to learn your way around town, book a guided tour with Lake City Mountain Tours—you’ll be humbled by the mesmerizing mountain views and birds soaring overhead. A stroll through town is equally rewarding, even if you’re just marveling at the charming tree-lined streets or the venerable buildings.

Weather

Snow chance you'll miss the snowfall in Lake City

Did someone say snow? At least 80 inches of the white stuff falls annually, so this is the place to be for a fun snowball fight. If you can escape the coziness of your Lake City vacation rental, you can revel in the gorgeous sunshine—even on the coldest of days, it casts a brilliant glow over freshly packed snow. It does get cold beyond compare in Lake City, with January lows dipping to the single digits. Summer tops out at around 72 degrees. In short, it’s always good to have a light jacket or coat on hand.

Natural features

Wildin' out over the wildflowers of Lake City

Wildflowers add dazzling color to the San Juan mountain slopes—there are over 150 different species in the area alone. Waterfalls abound throughout Lake City, too, the most spectacular of which can be found in North Clear Creek Falls. Lake San Cristobal, the second largest lake in Colorado, is a great spot to watch for elk, moose, beavers, and other types of wildlife. You can also park at the marshy Red Mountain Gulch Day Use Area and take in the sunset—don’t be surprised if you spot a moose in the brush.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lake City

Fly into Telluride, CO (TEX-Telluride Regional), the closest airport, located 33.1 mi (53.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), which is 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake City?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 280 vacation rentals around Lake City. From 66 cabin rentals to 111 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Lake City?

Perfectly pure air, dazzling vistas and plenty of time in Mother Nature. If you're looking to refresh and recharge, a couple of nights in the mountains is just what you need. Vrbo has no less than 192 mountain rental properties available. Alternatively, you might like to try a different sort of setting. Vrbo has heaps of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 71 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 67 rural vacation rentals.
  • 49 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Lake City?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 114 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $107 a night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's style, we have a range of other property types to pick from, such as:

  • Cabin: 63 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.
  • Condo: 35 vacation homes. Prices start from $170 per night.
  • Apartment: 17 vacation homes. Prices start from $130 per night.

Can I stay in Lake City in a large group?

There's nothing quite like exploring somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. The good news is Vrbo has some options to suit large groups. 21 house vacation homes are listed. Currently, they're the top choice here for sizeable groups. Around this area, rental properties that can house bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 63 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night from just $143.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 53 vacation homes suitable. Prices start at $75 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 24 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $200 a night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Lake City adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Lake City?

Say adios to dull cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Indulge in the charm of living like a local in an affordable rental instead. Get a load of the diverse options available now on Vrbo. Solar Ranch is a great area to have a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 17 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $175 per night. There are another 9 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Elk Meadows. The average price here is $216 per night.