Yes, we said it….Fall is on its way faster than we might like. The Western Slope is a favorite destination to enjoy fall colors, so we wanted to share some short-term rental properties for those ready to book a vacation spot to better appreciate the season.
Within a 45-minute drive south of Montrose is a gorgeous new home in Ouray dubbed the Ouray Downtown Base Camp in the heart of the town’s activity where you will be able to see nature’s artwork from your back deck. This 4-bedroom 3-bath home is minutes from the Ouray hot springs, 2 blocks from downtown shopping, and a short drive to the Via Ferrata where you can stretch your legs in a challenging climb over the rushing Uncompahgre River. The luxurious primary suite is on the main floor where you can watch the sun come over the mountains on lazy mornings. The large, open living area continues out onto a large elevated deck where you can watch pets romp in the fenced dog park across the street near the river. The gaming loft overlooking the living area features a foosball table and plump pillows for comfortable reading. Behind the house is a fire pit with lounge chairs, and the property offers ample parking spaces for up to 8 guests and all the toys you can bring!
Just north of Montrose in Crawford is a generously sized second-story Hayloft cabin over horse stables that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fall colors. Located 20 minutes from the Black Canyon, this private cabin is enveloped in nature’s playground. Unplug from the world while enjoying the cozy fireplace on colder mornings and taking advantage of the pool table with friends and family in the evenings.
In Telluride, the Slopestyle House is just what the doctor ordered for vacationers desiring to be in the heart of Colorado country. Living room views of the surrounding mountains mean you can enjoy the fall colors without leaving your home away from home. Get some fresh air on the private deck while sipping your morning coffee made in the chef’s kitchen. Unique, luxurious touches in this 2-story paradise offer a comfortable space for your whole group, including a downstairs wet bar in the family room. Minutes from the gondola, you can explore Telluride and Mountain Village in style with this short term-rental.
Last, but not least is a private, country Rustic Log Cabin in Durango that up to 15 guests can enjoy. From the private, covered hot tub, you will enjoy close-up views of the mountains, pond, and surrounding fall colors in style. The massive stone fireplace will provide cozy heat in the large living room where you can watch early snowfalls. The 2-story residence offers several living areas, an 80” flat screen TV, and a large laundry room for your convenience. With 12 beds to choose from, you’ll be sure to find ample space for the entire family, and if you get cabin fever, the Durango Mountain Resort is only minutes north of the lodge. Booking this vacation rental includes discounts on ski and snowboard equipment rentals should you decide to make this a winter retreat. Four-wheel drive vehicles are a requirement for this location with snow tires or chains to ensure safe access to and from the cabin.
Wherever your vacation rental is in western Colorado, you can’t go wrong when you plan to enjoy the fall colors in the rugged countryside, and don’t forget your camera to capture those colorful memories!
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