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Right in the heart of the Rockies, Colorado is an outdoor adventurer’s dream thanks to its world-class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking. Colorado villas let you experience this mountain state's majesty in comfort and privacy.
Early on, Colorado was moulded by the 19th-century gold rush and, later, the silver boom. Colorado villas were a distant dream then and only began popping up in the mid-20th century skiing revolution.
As skiing got more and more popular in the 1960s and 70s, Colorado villas emerged as some of the finest ski-in ski-outs on some of the best runs anywhere. Mountain views and mountain access took centre stage, with a rugged elegance guiding design.
Today, Colorado villas blend this alpine tradition with modern amenities and technologies to create one-of-a-kind experiences.
Renting a luxury villa in Colorado is easy with Rental Escapes. First, find your travel dates and party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will present you with the best available Colorado villas. After, your concierge customizes your trip, including transportation, lift tickets, excursions, tours, reservations, chef service, and more.
Colorado is home to a variety of cities, towns, and ski resorts, each with their own unique charm and atmosphere. Whether you just want to hit the slopes all day or prefer to shop, dine, and relax, there’s a villa in Colorado for you.
Top places to rent Colorado villas include Telluride, with its breathtaking landscapes; Breckenridge, with its rich mining history; Steamboat Springs, with its Western charm and hot springs; and Aspen, the world-famous ski resort town.
No matter where you stay, expect to find top-end amenities like ski-in ski-out access, large fireplaces, indoor pools and spas, cinema rooms, game rooms, and so much more. You can also expect 5-star service from your villa specialist and concierge.
Perched high atop the San Juan Mountains of Colorado over 9,500 above sea level, Mountain Village is a picturesque ski town with direct access to the Telluride resort and Gondola access to the town of Telluride. Plus, Mountain Village rentals are some of the best ski-in ski-outs in Colorado. They include:
Autumn Ridge: One of Telluride’s best villas, this 11-bedroom masterpiece overlooks the San Sophia mountains and features a wealth of amenities that rival the most luxurious ski chalets anywhere. An indoor spa, cinema room, billiard room, games room, and even a bowling alley are just the start. A refined yet cozy ski chalet of the highest calibre.
Picture Perfect: From the moment you pull up to this villa’s castle-like exterior and beautiful stone façade, you’ll sense you’re in for something special. As you step inside and marvel past the floor-to-ceiling windows to the breathtaking mountain peaks before you, you’ll know for sure. Throw in state-of-the-art amenities and rich materials, and you have that gracious mountain ambiance you’ve been dreaming of.
Twin Elk: Laid out over 7,881 square feet, Twin Elk combines exceptional mountain views over a tranquil setting with an inspiring décor to create something truly special. Wood-beamed ceilings, timber floors, and Rocky Mountain-inspired décor help complete the package. Plus, a variety of bedroom configurations, including a bunk room with six beds, make this a great choice for families.
Beyond Mountain Village, Telluride is also home to the town of Telluride, a National Historic Landmark with Victorian-era charm, and to more remote locations that offer the utmost in privacy. Top Telluride villas include:
Sunset Ridge: Located in scenic Grey Head, this remote Telluride villa is the perfect spot for groups and families who want to truly get away from it all. Architecturally stunning, the villa features oak floors, a sunken living room, and large windows overlooking the mountain vistas. There’s also a games room, a gourmet kitchen, a pool room, and a theatre room – everything you need for the ultimate family mountain retreat.
River Bliss: Laid out over four stories in downtown Telluride, River Bliss overlooks the San Miguel River. It’s lusciously appointed across all five of its bedrooms, which includes a bunk bed room that’s perfect for the kids. Plus, there’s a theatre room, a large living room with a wet bar, and gorgeous views of Ajax Peak. Easily one of the best stays in the town of Telluride.
Parkside Retreat: Ideally located on Telluride’s Main Street just in front of the town park, Parkside Retreat features stunning views of Bear Creek and the alpine surroundings thanks to its second-to-none location. Throw in a sleek sense of sophistication that blends the contemporary and the traditional and you have a perfect way to experience Telluride with up to 14 guests.
Famous for its vibrant Victorian downtown and its world-class slopes, Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s top destinations for skiers and non-skiers alike. Breckenridge villas let you experience the best of this Rocky Mountain town in style. They include:
Laudaverunt: Custom-built over woodland grounds and just four minutes from Main Street Breckenridge, Laudaverunt features impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic alpine views, multiple decks, a hot tub, a fire pit, a games room, and more. Winter or summer, this villa is a great way to experience the best of Breckenridge.
Peerless Haven: With stacked stone, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed log beams, vaulted groove ceilings, and textured wood walls, Peerless Haven is a stylish mix of rustic elegance and modern sensibilities. It houses up to 20 guests across 7 bedrooms, making it a great choice for large family gatherings.
Aspen Meadow Lodge: An elevated take on the classic wood-log cabin, Aspen Meadow Lodge sits out over 2 acres and is surrounded by unspoiled nature. Take a walk along the aspen and pine trees. Snuggle up and catch a movie in the lounge. Unwind in the hot tub after a day of skiing. This is the quintessential Breckenridge ski experience.
Colorado is a true year-round destination, so the best time to visit depends on what you’re hoping to experience.
Winter is peak ski season, with ski resorts operating at full capacity. Runs are active, and the resorts and towns come alive with festive energy, especially during the holiday season.
Spring is the quietest season, but it’s a great time to observe wildlife as animals become more active. Spring skiing is also an option well into the season.
Summer brings opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing The weather is warm and pleasant, and the state regularly hosts a ton of festivals.
Autumn brings with it gorgeous fall foliage, especially on the state’s aspen trees. Hiking and photography are both at their peak this time of year.
Ski passes are not usually included with your villa stay. That said, your Rental Escapes concierge can arrange ski passes for any Colorado villa.
Many of our Colorado villas include ski equipment, delivered directly to your door. Ask your villa specialist for more information.
Green Chile: Colorado’s regional take on green chile packs a ton of flavour and good heat. It’s often used as a topping on burritos, tacos, and burgers.
Bison: Bison meat is lean and flavorful, and is used in steaks, burgers, and stews.
Game Meat: Thanks to Colorado’s hunting opportunities, you can also find plenty of game meat like elk, venison, and wild boar.
Rocky Mountain Oysters: Deep-fried bull calf testicles. A delicacy for the adventurous.
Trout: Colorado’s rivers and lakes are teeming with fresh trout. Usually prepared grilled or pan-fried.
Palisade Peach Cobbler: Made using Colorado’s famous Palisade peaches. Often served with a scoop of ice cream.
Craft Beer: Colorado is home to a thriving craft beer scene. Expect hoppy IPAs, rich stouts, and creative brews.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can arrange chef service and villa pre-stocking on any Colorado villa.
Hit the slopes: Whether you ski, snowboard, or snowblade, Colorado is home to some of the very best runs in the country, regardless of your skill level. You just can’t beat that snow-capped Rocky Mountain scenery.
Go hiking: Once the snow starts melting, Colorado’s trails really come alive. Each season has something special to offer, with wildlife being especially active in the spring, fall offering gorgeous foliage, and summer giving you the chance to swim in those gorgeous glacial lakes.
Take in the town: Colorado’s towns are full of culture, history, and gorgeous mountain backdrops. They have a ton to offer, from the Victorian elegance of Telluride to the mining charm of Breckenridge. Be sure to check if there are any festivals, shows, or exhibits during your stay.
Colorado’s weather is quite varied thanks to its temperate climate and diverse geography.
Spring sees variable temperatures, and there’s often still snow in the mountains, making for great spring skiing. Average temperatures are 36°F to 59°F (2°C to 15°C) and average precipitation is 2 to 4 inches (51 to 102 mm). Summer is warm and pleasant, with little rainfall. Hiking, mountain biking, and camping are especially popular at this time. Average temperatures are 66°F to 84°F (19°C to 29°C), and average precipitation is 1 to 2 inches (25 to 51 mm).
Fall sees the leaves start to change color, with crisp temperatures all around. Hiking, photography, and festivals are all great this time of year. Average temperatures are 39°F to 68°F (4°C to 20°C), and average precipitation is 1 to 2 inches (25 to 51 mm).
Winter sees weather that is ideal for skiing and snowboarding thanks to the ample snow and cold temperatures. Average temperatures are 21°F to 43°F (-6°C to 6°C), and average precipitation is 1 to 2 inches (25 to 51 mm).
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of the US, Rental Escapes can elevate your Colorado villa rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest Colorado villas, including villas in Telluride, Breckenridge, Aspen, and more.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best villa for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Colorado villa experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!