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Most of us are constantly dreaming of that next fabulous getaway. While a vacation at the beach is always fun, perhaps it’s time to escape the tourist crowds and enjoy a lakeside holiday instead. A house by the lake often means more tranquility, relaxing to the sounds of gentle waves that lap the shore while enjoying fun on and in the water. By booking any of these lake house rentals in Colorado, you’re practically guaranteed a memorable retreat.
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This beautiful and recently renovated lakefront cabin sits right on Grand Lake, accommodating up to six guests in three bedrooms. It has hardwood floors and a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook up your meals, including upgraded appliances. Look forward to campfires by the lake, swimming, fishing and boating right out your door in the summer, and in the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. Free Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer and TV are all included too.
One of the coolest Airbnbs in Colorado, this mountain lake house is ideal for large families with five bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests. It looks over Lake Estes in Estes Park, the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain Park, ideal for those who want to enjoy the miles and miles of trails in the park along with lakeside fun. It has a large deck and over 900-square-feet of outdoor living spaces, including a BBQ for grilling. You’ll find a new kitchen, Scandinavian-style wood floors and a large rock fireplace too. Other highlights include a 120″ projection TV with DISH, free Wi-Fi, Foosball, board games, and, for an additional fee upon request, a hot tub to soak in under the stars.
Look forward to gorgeous unobstructed views over Lake Dillon, with the snow-capped peaks of Ten Mile Range providing a spectacular backdrop. A one-bedroom corner condo unit, it includes charming mountain decor, a lakeside deck and floor-to-ceiling windows with a sliding glass door for enjoying the vista, including both sunrises and sunsets, inside or out. Look forward to après skiing, hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and standup paddleboarding and then coming back to soothe sore muscles in the hot tub.
Located in southwest Colorado just minutes from shopping, dining, and the hot springs in the town of Pagosa Springs, this authentic log cabin enjoys a tranquil setting alongside Lake Pagosa. Built from D-logs milled at the original mill in town in 1976, it provides a peaceful place to relax with a beautiful view, fish or even head out onto the water in a small boat, included with the rental. It’s been updated with a full cabin and a large dining area, with natural gas heat to keep you warm, while still retaining its rustic feel and old-world charm.
Located right above Lake Vallecito in southwest Colorado just 18 miles from the popular town of Durango, this rustic one-bedroom cabin accommodates up to three guests. The large uncovered deck provides a great spot to relax with an expansive view of the San Juan Mountains and the lake, a short, steep walk down the property. Due to the steep decline, it’s not advised for families with young children, but solo travelers, couples and those with older kids and teens are sure to enjoy it. The interior has a whimsical beach theme with hand-built driftwood details and a full kitchen.
This spectacular cabin is located in an upscale residential-resort community at Lake Estes. It includes two bedrooms, both master suites, accommodating six comfortably or a maximum of eight. It boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking views, including dramatic south-facing views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park, a patio with a stone fireplace and a seven-person hot tub. There’s another 25-foot-tall fireplace in the living area, along with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. You’ll have a BBQ grill for cooking out while the water and a four-mile path that circles the lake is just a one-minute walk away.
This adorable lake house is a custom-built log home that sits on the banks of Shadow Mountain Lake, which is linked to Grand Lake on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It overlooks the lake and the Rockies, and has 76 feet of private shoreline, sleeping up to 10 in four bedrooms plus a loft. Enjoy comfortable custom log furniture, a full kitchen, cable TV and Wi-Fi, as well as an all-season porch with 360-degree lake views. A 40′ dock is included too, which means you can bring your own boat between Memorial Day and October 1st.
Located near the Purgatory Ski Area overlooking Lake Purgatory, a private alpine lake north of the town of Durango, this over 2,600-square-foot home sleeps eight in three bedrooms plus a loft. Tucked into the mountains, it’s the ideal lake house surrounded by opportunities for recreational activities. Enjoy views of Engineer and Spud Mountain to the north and to the east, the Animas River flowing through the La Plata Mountains. Every window has a view of the lake, and on the deck is a hot tub to relax in, gazing up at the starry night’s sky with the only sounds heard are the fish that occasionally break through the water’s surface.
Look forward to fishing for brook trout, paddling out in a canoe that’s included and enjoying a variety of activities throughout the area like hiking, biking, horseback riding and even bobsledding in the summer, right across the street.
Lemon Lodge is a two-bedroom cabin just two blocks from town, tucked among the pines with a trout stream right out the back that empties into Grand Lake. Accommodating up to six, it has a well-appointed kitchen that includes a Keurig coffeemaker and dishwasher, along with a gas stove for cozying up to view views of the lake, stream and the mountains through large windows on three sides. While you’re gazing out, you might even spot a moose or fox.
Located just steps from Lake Granby in an area home to abundant wildlife like moose, elk, deer and porcupine, this three-level four-bedroom home accommodates up to eight guests. You’ll love the wall of windows in the great room which looks out to the forest and the lake, and you can enjoy more spectacular views from the deck, kitchen and dining room too. It includes all the comforts of home, a cozy indoor fireplace and a washer/driver. Nearly an endless list of activities can be enjoyed within walking distance, including trails for mountain biking and hiking, boating and beaches. In the winter, ice fishing and skating can be enjoyed, while hot springs and skiing are just a short drive away.
Bring the whole family and extended family too if you book this lodge nestled on the backside of private Phantom Lake Ranch. It accommodates up to a dozen guests in four bedrooms and is surrounded by pine forest, lush meadows, rock outcroppings and lots of wildlife. You’ll have your very own lakes for fishing and trails for hiking, while a balcony off the living room provides a perfect vantage point for watching for moose, deer, elk, and other creatures. It has a wood-burning fireplace, a spacious kitchen with all you need to prepare your meals, Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer too.
This four-bedroom home accommodating up to 10 is perched on the cliffs above Lake Dillon, offering a sweeping view of the mountains and lake from your own private hot tub. Bring your furry best friend and enjoy a wide range of activities in the area, including fun on the water and skiing at Keystone, just four miles away. It has a custom stone fireplace, a flat-screen cable HDTV, a poker table with chips and cards, and a garage with foosball and a pool table. You can also look forward to grilling on the gas BBQ and cooking up meals in a gourmet kitchen.
This lakefront log cabin in Pagosa Springs is just 12 minutes from town for enjoying the natural hot springs and includes shared kayaks and a paddle boat for getting out on the water. It features two bedrooms, sleeping up to four, with an open floor plan, a gas fireplace and a deck, along with gorgeous mountain views. Enjoy fishing right out front, and bring your four-legged best friends with you as it includes a fenced yard with pets are welcome. A full kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi are all included too.
This lakeside condo in Keystone is not only ideal for skiers in the winter but for fun and breathtaking views all year round. You’ll enjoy a mountain and lake view in this tranquil setting away from the crowds while being just a two-minute walk to activities at Lakeside Village and a quarter-mile to RiverRun. It accommodates up to four with over 750 square feet of space and includes a wood-burning fireplace with complimentary firewood as well as access to a pool and hot tub.