The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Colorado

If youre a fan of the slopes, an awesome getaway to Colorado will have you stoked for your next ski trip
If you're a fan of the slopes, an awesome getaway to Colorado will have you stoked for your next ski trip | Courtesy of Vail Mountain Lodging by East West Hospitality / Expedia
Sarah Warwick

There are thousands of vacation homes in Colorado, catering for the more than a million ski tourists that descend on the state each year. In this list of the best places to stay, we’re putting the spotlight on vacation rentals in some of the mountain state’s best ski resorts – from Breckenridge to Vail. This list should help you find the best one for you – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Porches of Steamboat Springs, for light-filled rooms

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The indoor lounge area at Porches of Steamboat Springs
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As you might be able to guess from the name, this Colorado vacation rental has more than a touch of rustic Americana. It’s more modern than it looks, though – triple-height windows into the open-plan living area flood the home with light which gives a real feeling of space. Bedrooms are large and come with fireplaces – along with sunken tubs or walk-in showers in the bathrooms. Kids will love the outdoor pool – available in summer – plus the games room. The location is within walking distance from Steamboat’s ski slopes – the cherry on top.

2. Emmett's Overlook, for epic views

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The indoor sitting room at Emmetts Overlook
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This four-bed home enables up to 10 guests to live the Rocky Mountain lifestyle: glorious, get-away-from-it-all isolation. It’s located on the wonderfully named Baldy Mountain, under 4mi (6.4km) from Breckenridge Ski Resort. After a day on the slopes, relax in a large leather armchair in front of a roaring fire and contemplate the remarkable view through the home’s glass-walled frontage. Or, take a glass of something sparkling out on one of the Adirondack chairs on the balcony. To cap it off, you’ll also find a barbecue and hot tub.

3. Firelight Luxury, for family fun

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The indoor dining area at Firelight Luxury
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This Breckenridge holiday rental is great for the ski season – as well as hiking and biking in the summer months – with room for 10 available across four bedrooms. Kids will love the games room – which comes with two sets of bunk beds and a foosball table – while grown-ups can lay claim to the king and queen rooms with a sunken whirlpool bath in the ensuite. There’s a barbecue for warm summer nights and in-house laundry facilities to get the smokey scent out of your clothes.

4. Beautiful 4BD near Winter Park, for larger groups

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The indoor sitting room at Beautiful 4BD near Winter Park HOT TUB
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Fraser is the coldest US town outside Alaska – with more than six times more snowfall than average and a proud history of snowsports. Make the most of the frosty weather at this delightful four-bed in Fraser, just 4mi (6.4km) from the ski resort and close to Colorado Adventure Park. There’s space for 14 guests over four bedrooms here – as well as a living room with double-height ceilings and mountain views and foosball and beanbags in the den. Pale decor, soft furnishings and wood-burning fireplaces all up the hygge factor at this cozy retreat.

5. Luxury in Downtown Winter Park, for hot tub relaxation

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The outdoor hot tub at Luxury in Downtown Winter Park
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Families will love this vacation condo, which sleeps 12 and comes with the use of a garage, a six-person hot tub, a Viking grill and fireplaces in both the living room and kitchen. Just 6mi (9.6km) from the Winter Park ski resort – and 2mi (3.2km) from both Colorado Adventure Park and Fraser Tubing Hill – it’s an excellent choice for those who flock to Fraser in the winter months. It’s also a great base for summer activities including hiking, biking, fishing, river walks and local attractions like the Amaze N’ Maze.

6. River Run Townhomes by Keystone Resort, for fireside wine-sipping

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The kitchen area at River Run Townhomes by Keystone Resort
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Just a five-minute walk from the Keystone resort, this slopeside townhouse is practically ski-in, ski-out. After a long day on the slopes, you can choose to sip your aprés around the fire pit table on the balcony – or on a well-stuffed sofa while staring into the fire. Bedrooms sleep up to eight and the overall decor has an attractive Nordic vibe. In the summer months, guests will enjoy the barbecue, tennis courts and proximity to the local golf course.

7. Vail Mountain Lodging by Eastwest Hospitality, for a fabulous location

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The outdoor pool area at Vail Mountain Lodging by Eastwest Hospitality
Courtesy of Vail Mountain Lodging by Eastwest Hospitality / Expedia

The name Vail is synonymous with winter sports luxury and these vacation rentals put you right in the heart of the action. Choose from accommodations that sleep from two-12 people – all tastefully decorated and filled with plush neutral furnishings and shiny gadgets. You’ll also enjoy the use of an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Every kitchen and living amenity has been thought of here– including ovens, microwaves, cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffee makers and a gorgeous, little patio. Did we mention that you’re a five-minute walk from a world-class ski resort?

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