The word holiday can either signify a specific traditional event or any part of the year in which we leave behind our regular day-to-day duties and seek rest and relaxation. Moreover, when most people take a vacation or holiday, it is usually in the company of family and friends. Fortunately, if you are seeking to actually escape for one of the typical seasonal holidays such as Spring Break, Fourth of July, or during the winter holidays, Mountain Village at Lake Estes provides luxury cabin rentals near Estes Park, CO that cater to each guest’s need and demand.
Spring & Summer Holidays
Since our vacation cabin rentals near Estes Park, CO have a prime location on the shores of Lake Estes, whether our guests arrive in the winter or summer, the magnificent lake always shimmers as the light changes in the mountains. In the spring, while other vacationers hit the beach, our cabins provide the perfect destination to enjoy the brisk Colorado air and explore the bright green foliage bursting forth from its winter slumber. The summer brings the Fourth of July holiday, Memorial Day and the fact that temperatures are warmer and conducive for a vacation. Once again, the cabins at Mountain Village will supply everything you need, from extra sleeping accommodations and state-of-the-art kitchens to washer/dryer and much more.
If you’re fortunate enough to spend the late spring or summer in Estes Park, you will enjoy access to the many water activities that are accessible on Lake Estes. This 185-acre lake boasts a dramatic mountain backdrop and plenty of opportunities for exploration. Get in a workout as you explore onboard a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard, soaking up the summer holiday blue skies and sunshine. Motorized fishing boats and pontoon boats are also available for use, as Lake Estes is one of the few lakes in the area that allows recreational boating. The Lake Estes Marina is a great stop off point for information on lake activities and rentals. Imagine your Fourth of July or Memorial Day holidays spent along the stunning shoreline of Lake Estes!
If the kids have some time off for fall break or you’re looking for a fall getaway where you can experience vibrant autumn colors, Estes Park is a great destination. While it changes from year to year, the fall colors tend to arrive in Estes Park around the end of September, splashing vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows across the landscape. Fall can be a particularly beautiful time for hiking around Estes Park, with cooler temperatures and stunning colors. Choose one of the many hiking trails in Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park and be sure to bring along the camera! Mountain bikers will enjoy flying through the colorful wooded areas of Roosevelt National Forest in the fall.
Fall is mating season for elk, so this is a great time to catch sight of these majestic creatures throughout town and beyond. One place they love to hand around is the grassy area near the Estes Park Visitor Center, so this can be a great first stop on your way into town to make some plans and be treated to your first wildlife sighting.
Fall is a time to celebrate harvest, and there are family friendly events happening throughout the season. Pumpkins and Pilsners offers fun for the whole family, featuring craft beers for mom and dad and bounce houses and pumpkin picking for the kids.
Home for the Holidays
During the colder months, Estes Park transforms into a winter wonderland with snow that blankets the ground as well as the mountains beyond. Of course, there are many holidays from November until the end of February, some of which include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve, just to name a few. Our two-bedroom cabin rentals near Estes Park, CO can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably, so when visiting with your group of friends and family, everyone can celebrate the holidays in style!
With the winter wonderland comes a host of activities that will keep you out and enjoying the snow. The great thing about Estes Park is that the winter activities here are accessible to people of all skill levels. In fact, some of them you can enjoy from the comfort of your heated vehicle! Taking a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park for wildlife viewing is a great winter holiday activity. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, moose, and deer, among others! The scenery alone is well worth a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. Many Park’s Curve lookout, Devils Gulch to Dry Gulch Road, Bear Lake Road, and Fall River Road to the Alluvial Fan are all areas that remain accessible throughout the winter months.
If you’re ready to bundle up and take on the snow, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are both great winter activities in Estes Park. Get in a good workout while taking in scenic views as you ski or snowshoe along some of Rocky Mountain National Park’s epic trails. Families will enjoy good old-fashioned sledding or tubing with their children on the slopes at Hidden Valley, with sleds available for rent at most of the Estes Park outdoor shops. Experienced skiers may want to go for something more adventurous such as backcountry skiing, available on guided trips through outfitters such as Colorado Mountain School.
The Eldora ski area is about an hour’s drive from Estes Park, making it a great day trip option. Eldora offers terrain fit for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. No matter what the natural snow conditions are, if the temperature is right, you’ll find skiable terrain during winter holidays at Eldora. Their excellent snowmaking system covers all of their slopes, offering 100% groomed terrain! With 10 lifts and 680 acres of skiable terrain and slopes that range from green beginner runs to challenging double black diamonds, Eldora offers something for every ability level.
Experienced skiers and snowboarders can find additional challenges in the eight terrain parks, which feature boxes, rails, jumps, and more! You’ll find everything you’ll need for a day of fun available at Eldora, including boots, skis, poles, snowboards, bindings, and helmets for rent. If you’re not completely confident yet on the slopes, no problem! Eldora welcomes beginners and there are knowledgeable ski instructors onsite that offer group and private lessons for both children and adults. Enjoy a day of fun on the mountain this winter holiday!
Your winter holiday can be as adventurous or relaxing as you’d like in Estes Park! And curling up at the end of the day in front of one of the stone fireplaces in our Estes Park holiday rentals is the perfect away to end a winter day!
Estes Park has events and happenings throughout the year, and during any holiday period, visitors and locals usually crowd together in the pubs, restaurants, mountainsides, trails, and everywhere else in between. Furthermore, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the holiday season and there is still something going on any day of the week. From farmers’ markets to local live music, this diminutive town with a population that barely exceeds 7,000 folks truly knows how to celebrate. Add one of our luxurious vacation cabin rentals near Estes Park, CO as the starting point for all of your Colorado adventures and you have the accommodation centerpiece to celebrate any holiday on the calendar.