Where to stay around Rocky Mountain National Park?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,386 holiday lettings near Rocky Mountain National Park. From 569 houses to 333 condos, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Rocky Mountain National Park area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rocky Mountain National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rocky Mountain National Park. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Denver: 1,379 holiday homes
  • Estes Park: 964 holiday homes
  • Hot Sulphur Springs: 109 holiday homes
  • Boulder: 637 holiday homes
  • Winter Park: 1,619 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Rocky Mountain National Park with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Denver: 1,379 holiday lettings
  • Estes Park: 964 holiday lettings
  • Hot Sulphur Springs: 109 holiday lettings
  • Boulder: 637 holiday lettings
  • Winter Park: 1,619 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Rocky Mountain National Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Rocky Mountain National Park. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Winter Park Ski Resort: 1,680 holiday rentals
  • Dairy Center for the Arts: 750 holiday rentals
  • The Appenzell Inn: 841 holiday rentals
  • Hot Sulfur Springs Wildlife Area: 715 holiday rentals
  • Barlow Plaza: 928 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rocky Mountain National Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA your home away from home

The Rocky Mountain National Park is in north central Colorado, northwest of the city of Boulder. The park was established in 1915 and covers 265,770 acres of mountains, forest and tundra. It is divided by the North American Continental Divide which separates the drier glaciated peaks in the west from the lush forested and much wetter west region.

Things to Do in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Visitors staying in holiday rentals in the Rocky Mountain National Park will appreciate the many opportunities for outdoor activities along the 359 miles of trails, 150 lakes and countless streams. Hiking, nature spotting, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing can all be enjoyed by visitors. Climbers can enjoy the challenges of the 60 peaks, the highest of which is Longs Peak which stands 14,259 feet above sea level. At higher levels, small glaciers and permanent snowfields can be found, including Andrews Glacier, Tyndall Glacier, Sprague Glacier and Taylor Glacier. With snow on the ground from October to May, snowshoeing and downhill skiing are popular winter sports.

Places to Visit Around Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Popular areas to visit from your holiday home in the Rocky Mountain National Park include Bear Lake in the heart of the park which has many trails leading off from it. Longs Peak can be seen from many parts of the park but it is only accessible in the summer due to snow and ice. The eight-mile climb each way ascends to the peak at 4,850 feet and the east face, known as The Diamond, is a classic big wall climb. The Mummy Range lies to the north of the park with forested peaks and in the west the snow-capped Never Summer Mountains are covered in ghost towns and old mines.

Weather in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Visitors staying in holiday rentals around Rocky Mountain National Park will find the area has hot, showery summers and cold, snowy winters. The wettest month is May and the hottest months are July and August when average daily temperatures are 90°F (32°C). Thunderstorms may develop in the afternoons when visitors should descend below the treeline for safety. In the winter, daytime highs rarely get above 41°F (5°C) and nights are well below freezing. The park has heavy snow from mid-October to May and frost may continue at night until July.

Travel to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

The nearest airport to Rocky Mountain National Park is Denver International (DEN) Airport which is served by most US airlines and is the hub for Southwest Airlines. Being an international airport, this busy destination also receives flights daily from all over the world. The airport is 23 miles northeast of Downtown Denver and is about 75 miles from Estes Park in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Activities and attractions in and around Rocky Mountain National Park

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park for its hiking and camping. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Rocky Mountain National Park a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tiny Town Miniature Golf (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Estes Park Aerial Tramway (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Estes Park Golf Course (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Grand Lake Golf Course (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Grand Lake Nordic Center (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Grand Elk Golf Club (23 mi / 37 km)

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is famous for its panoramic lake views, beautiful parks and wildlife. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Rocky Mountain National Park is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Emerald Lake (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Dream Lake (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Nymph Lake (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Bear Lake Trailhead (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Alberta Falls (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • The Loch (3.7 mi / 6 km)