Colorado beckons year-round, whether you’re seeking unparalleled snow sports or long hikes through the pines during the summer. From skiing and snowboarding to fat-biking and sledding, from whitewater rafting and fly fishing to mountain biking and backcountry camping, Colorado is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. And yet, outdoorsy must not always equate to rugged. Colorado luxury vacation home rentals mean privacy, home-like extras and creature comforts, private balconies and hot tubs in view of the mountains, ski-in/ski-out access, chef’s kitchens and more. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or even pets, these private, luxurious residences have upscale amenities you’re hoping for with the comfortable feeling of home.
Seeking the snow? Choose a private vacation rental in Telluride. As one of America’s top ski resorts, Telluride famously attracts skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Uncrowded slopes and exceptional terrain for beginners through advanced snow lovers mean fantastic days for everyone.
Don’t ski? No worries. Try frosty fat biking, peaceful cross-country skiing or playful sledding with the kids. Snowshoe through the forest or, if you love to fly fish, discover the allure of quiet winter fishing. Sip hot chocolate in front of your roaring fireplace, skate on the outdoor rink at the resort or take a cozy sleigh ride.
Telluride entices in the summer, too, thanks to its 14,000-foot peaks, winding roads through the alpine forest, wildflower-strewn meadows and a thriving arts and culinary scene in the historic mining town. Take a 4x4 adventure ride along high mountain passes to ghost towns and hidden waterfalls. Pedal along the winding bike path that makes a loop of the valley floor. Throw your bike on the scenic gondola and explore the trails of the Telluride Ski Resort. Or, take a day trip into magnificent Arches National Park or learn about the local Native American history at the Anasazi Heritage Center.
Choose Vail for its private vacation homes, condos, penthouses and residences that excuse a European fairytale appeal high in the Rocky Mountains. While the skiers and boarders among you enjoy the 5,300-plus skiable acres, others may enjoy horse-drawn sleigh dies and hearty raclette dinners in front of a roaring fireplace. Soak in your private hot tub to soothe weary muscles after an active day and gather with friends and family in the comforts of your own space.
In luxe Beaver Creek, known for its summer and winter prowess when it comes to outdoor activities, raise your Colorado vacation rental experience to new heights with unrivaled home and condo stays. Ski vacation rentals are particularly excellent here, where you’ll glide right out in the morning onto some of North America’s best-groomed terrain. In the summer, go fly fishing and hiking, or just sit back and soak up that fresh alpine air from your balcony.
If Colorado meets ranch vacation to you, choose a luxury vacation home in Silverthorne, known for its extravagant private ranching retreats. These all-season experiences offer privacy, lake activities, horseback riding, access to ski resorts in the winter and all-around adventure.
Known for its luxury real estate - and home to many celebrities who know a good thing when they see it - Aspen is prized for its exclusive ambiance and natural beauty. Aspen luxury vacation rentals range from mountainside homes to upscale condos in the downtown area, placing you right in the thick of the apres-ski action. Go heli-skiing, have a private chef visit your home to create a lavish, locally inspired feast, hike in the Maroon Bells and embark on a guided fly-fishing excursion on the Roaring Fork River.
Exceptional luxury mountain rental homes in Breckenridge are ideal for those who want outdoor activities with a side of Gold Rush history. In between hitting the trails (for hiking or epic skiing), be sure to visit the Victorian core of the former mining town, which saw its heyday in the 1880s and ‘90s. With its wide variety of shops, restaurants and cultural activities, this delightful Rocky Mountain town is the ideal spot for a well-rounded Colorado luxury vacation.
Wherever you choose to make your home while vacationing in Colorado - whatever the season - your family can recharge and reconnect in style with all the trappings of a true western adventure, with the luxurious appointments you crave.