Have you ever wondered how much the cost of a Colorado vacation changes, depending on the time of year your go? Whether you are looking for outdoor summer adventures, or prime winter conditions for epic skiing, the time you go can play a big role on the cost of lodging, other expenses, and avoiding the crowds.
Colorado is beautiful year round, but it is basically divided into two seasons. Warm – People can mountain bike, hike, fish, and raft, & Cold – ski, snowshoe, snowboard, and snowmobile. Depending on the season you prefer obviously makes a difference of when you travel. There are prime times of each season. The “warm season” exists from May to October, while the not so warm, “cold season” exists from November through March. During these times the most crowded traveled times will make everything a little more chaotic, from cost to getting a seat in a restaurant, to the amount of people on the mountain, sun or snow.
To avoid crowds and save a little on lodging, it is recommended to travel from March through May and September through November.
Most costly vacation rental time:
The week of Christmas and into the New Year, while kids are off from school, and paid vacations are used up, the week of Dec 22- Jan. 3 ten to one of the highest times of year. The other time span that is the costliest, is from mid June through September (Labor Day weekend). If you sneak snow, we recommend visiting the many places Colorado has to offer after the new year. The holidays have ended, kids must go back to school, and you will find a lot less of a crowd, and prices that 25-35% off the famous Christmas week. If you prefer the warmer months and summertime outdoor activities, we recommend mid April to the week before Memorial Day. Again, less crowds, and 25-40% off the cost of “season” lodging.
Average Vacation Home Rental Cost in Colorado:
Colorado Springs – $200- $2000 ( wide variety)
Estes Park- per night $165- $350
Breckenridge – per night $295-$1050.
Keystone – per night $300- $1000
Silverthorne – per night $200-$895
Telluride – per night $450-$3000
Steamboat Springs – $200-$800
Pagosa Springs – $ 145- $650
This averages are based on nightly rates. Many rentals have a minimum night stay, depending on the time of year. Some vacation rentals require a minimum of a week stay. With vacation rentals on the rise and homeowners able to seasonly share their homes, there are many options for you. Visit our featured vacation home rentals for top rated rentals and great prices!