- Blue Spruce Cabin, Buena Vista
- Silver Street Lodge, Cripple Creek
- Gorgeous Cabin Home, Grand Lake
- Moose Pond, Grand County
- Tomcat Ranch Vacation Home, Chaffee County
- AspenHaus Cabin, Aspen Brook
- Cozy Log Cabin On A Hilltop, Grand Lake
- Rockhedge, Estes Park
- Villa Cerf, Larimer County
- Rio Retreat, Pagosa Springs
As the Christmas season quickly approaches (yes, really), there is a segment of the population that looks at this time as a chance to hit the road — a chance for a holiday getaway. If you’re one of these people — or if you’re reading this and being talked into being one of these people — this is your lucky day! While there are lots of places you could go at Christmas, chances are you won’t find a more beautiful setting than the mountains of Colorado.
We’ve pulled together 10 highly rated vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado that are yours for the taking — all with availability from December 23 to 30, 2022, and space for at least 6 guests. Since we can’t be sure where you’re coming from, let’s take a look at all of the great things you can do around the state, including great Denver activities, Denver restaurants, things to do in Denver other than skiing, tips on how to ski in Vail like you’re a local, and even a place where you can dine in a gondola.
Could you need any more reasons to go to Colorado this Christmas? Don’t hesitate — scroll through these amazing vacation rentals and book your holiday stay today!
This updated rustic log cabin — the Blue Spruce Cabin — is only a half-mile from downtown Buena Vista, situated on a large lot with blue spruce pines and lots of visiting deer. Both bedrooms feature queen beds, and the comfortable living room has two additional twin beds and a beautiful gas fireplace. The kitchen has lots of space for cooking, with space to eat either outside or in the dining room. The Blue Spruce Cabin is perfect for families who want to be in a log cabin but remain close to town — the ideal combination!
Silver Street Lodge is a beautiful log vacation rental that sits on a spectacular hillside view overlooking Cripple Creek. Built in 2010, the lodge is modern and includes elegant hardwood floors and rugs throughout. The 360-degree deck areas offer amazing views of the distant mountains and lights of the city. This well-designed home sleeps 6 comfortably with two queen beds and one full bed, has ceiling fans in each room, and a fully equipped kitchen.
While just a few minutes from the historic gold rush town of Cripple Creek, Silver Street Lodge offers peaceful seclusion yet still is close to town. Keep an eye out for the deer, coyote, hawks, and eagles while relaxing on the deck!
Secluded enough to ensure plenty of peace and quiet but just a short walk to either Grand Lake or Shadow Mountain Lake, this gorgeous cabin home is equipped with designed bedding and hand-selected furnishings, conveying a contemporary rustic feel. Its location in Grand Lake, a quaint historic town, means an abundance of activities in both the summer and the winter.
Don’t be surprised if you see moose, elk, foxes, or other wildlife feeding on or playing in the wildflowers! The master bedroom has a queen bed and private bath, while the second bedroom offers a twin/full bunk bed and the family room has a sleeper sofa.
Warm and inviting, Moose Pond is a cabin that overlooks a small pond that is frequently visited by moose and elk. It features country decor, a wood-burning fireplace, and a large deck with a barbecue that overlooks the pond. Offering privacy and tranquility, this gorgeous getaway is just a short drive to town or Rocky Mountain National Park. The photos tell the story!
Note: All-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, and/or snow tires are required during winter months.
Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Tomcat Ranch’s private vacation rental is pet friendly, is situated on over 300 acres of private land, and there are private lakes on the property! This vast mountain retreat provides guests ultimate privacy and features three bedrooms, a well-stocked kitchen, an adjacent dining room, and a large yet cozy great room. Relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace or step out onto the front lawn to take in the views of Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia, or take a trip (about 8 miles) to historic Buena Vista to visit the galleries, shops, and restaurants in the area.
This vacation getaway offers direct access to the San Isabel National Forest — check it out today!
AspenHaus Cabin is a cozy mountain home with a freshly updated kitchen, new paint, refinished pine floors, new carpeting, new great room furniture, updated lighting, a new Weber gas grill on the deck, and lots more! Situated in a park-like setting, AspenHaus Cabin features a main-level vaulted great room — a wonderful gathering space — that includes a rock fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen and dining room area adjoin the great room, and the picture windows offer amazing views of nature.
Relax on the deck and enjoy the sounds of the Big Thompson River and watch the elk, deer, wild turkeys, and an occasional bear that all pass through. This isn’t just another vacation rental, but, as the host says, the perfect mountain cabin!
This cozy log cabin on a hilltop offers spectacular mountain and lake views from the covered deck, situated on over a third of an acre. You will love the spectacular views of Shadow Mountain, Shadow Mountain Lake, and Never Summer Mountain Range. This vacation rental is immaculate and comfortable and offers a gas fireplace, two satellite televisions, a washer and dryer, an outdoor fire pit, a jetted whirlpool bathtub, and so much more!
The fully equipped kitchen has plenty of pots and pans, dishes, a crock pot, and beyond. Grand Lake has great wildlife — including elk and moose!
Note: You will need a 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive to access the cabin in the winter.
Located on over an acre of gorgeous mountain terrain in the oldest established neighborhood of Estes Park, Rockhedge is within walking distance of the village of Estes Park, which features galleries, restaurants, and shops. Also within easy access to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Rockhedge has been lovingly restored with modern amenities and conveniences yet has kept the character and charm of the past.
You are going to love the chef’s kitchen that comes with baking pans, cookware, wine glasses, mixers, and more. Sit back and relax in front of the fireplace, soak in the tub by candlelight, and enjoy the peace and serenity of this vacation retreat!
With amazing views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park, Villa Cerf sits just below the south entrance of the park and offers guests the privacy and seclusion of a mountain hideaway with the convenience that comes with being in town. With the feeling you’re at a remote mountain retreat, Villa Cerf is actually less than a mile from downtown attractions including mini-golf, go-karts, restaurants, and more.
You will love the large deck that offers panoramic views of Continental Divide and Longs Peak, or relax inside in the large living room that features vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Warm up in front of the stone fireplace, create your meals in the gourmet kitchen, and take advantage of the washer and dryer. Ready to unwind after a long day of fun? Check out the hot tub!
Rio Retreat is a dog-friendly, cozy riverfront vacation home that can host up to 6 guests and their dogs. It features a full kitchen and living area in the basement that includes a gas fireplace and flatscreen television. Step out onto the balcony to use the gas grill while enjoying great river views, or take a bike ride down the trail that leads to downtown (a half-mile away), restaurants, shopping, and other activities. This wonderful vacation home is right on the San Juan River — be sure to check out the virtual tour on the Vrbo listing!
Find your retreat this holiday season and take in the beautiful scenery of Colorado. Here are some other ideas for your trip: