Let’s face it: anything less than a week at one of the best outdoor playgrounds of the country just isn’t enough time. Not only do you need more time to get your relaxation routine down, but you’ve got to have adequate time to explore the vast wilderness that’s calling your name. Whether you’re getting away for a week of summer vacation or are planning a winter adventure, a week in Durango, Colorado is the perfect answer. With numerous outdoor activities that are easily accessible as well as a charming downtown scene, Durango offers more than enough options to fill a week-long itinerary. Treat yourself to one of our weekly rentals in Colorado, Durango city!
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Stay & Play for the Week in Durango
With a week to spend in Durango, you can pack your itinerary with daily adventures while also including some much-needed time for rest and relaxation. Our weekly rentals in Colorado, Durango city provide a great base camp to store your gear, keep food stocked, and lay your weary head at the end of the day. Unpack and stay a while in our comfortable homes, villas, and condos, where all the comforts of home make it easy to settle in for the week. With a week’s worth of meals to plan and purchase, having a full kitchen is a definite perk that you’ll find available in all of our weekly rentals. Stock up on everyone’s favorite foods so you can avoid the hangry outbursts that can be all too common when it comes to traveling. Not only that, but your culinary skills may range from pressing “start” on the microwave or extend all the way to preparing a 7-course meal from scratch. Whatever suits you, you’ll have everything you need in your private kitchen furnished with full-size appliances and all the gadgets you require to be a success.
Modern floor plans with features such as an open concept layout and outdoor living spaces are common in our weekly and Airbnb rentals, making life flow easily from one room to the next. Unwind in the evenings on the comfortable living room furnishings, staying entertained with a movie streaming on the flatscreen TV or cuddling up by the warmth of the fireplace. No matter the time of day, you’ll love catching glimpses of the breathtaking views found throughout your vacation rental. When the end of the day catches up with you, lasso in a good night’s sleep where quality linens and comfortable sleeping quarters help you feel well-rested and ready for the following day’s adventures. Amenities such as hot tubs, in-unit washers and dryers, and ski-in/ski-out locations are available with select weekly vacation homes in Durango.
Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in Durango
While the time of year you visit will certainly affect the activities available to you, you can rest assured that no matter the season, there will be plenty of ways to fill your week-long itinerary.
Summer days bring sunny weather by the water, where the roar of the Animas River will have your fingers itching for a fishing pole as you watch the falcons soar above your head. To truly experience the river in all of its glory, we strongly recommend you look into a white water rafting trip for you and your guests. It is an epic Colorado experience that you will never forget. On the days you’re looking to cool off, head to one of the multiple lakes or reservoirs in the area. Fish from the shore, take out a boat or treat yourself to a guided fishing charter for some inside knowledge on where the big trout are hiding. There are also lots of outdoor outfitters that will hook you up with kayaks or paddleboards so you can cruise the glass water at your own pace. Stretching out atop the water to watch a bald eagle patrol is truly an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Bodies of water aren’t the only way to explore in the summer though. Miles of mountain biking and hiking trails provide additional opportunities for adventure and for taking in the area’s scenic views, though that’s just the beginning when it comes to exploring these Colorado mountains on foot. 25 minutes north of town is the Purgatory Resort, which, don’t be fooled, is not just for the winter adventurers. Take the ski lift up to enjoy epic views of the San Juan Mountains and then descend more than a half-mile speeding down the track of the Purgatory Alpine Slide. Feel the fresh mountain air kiss your cheeks as you whip past the pine trees or slow your pace to relax and enjoy the views. However you choose to ride, Purgatory’s legendary alpine slide is fun for the whole family.
In winter, adventures in Durango can’t be beat because you’ve got the warm disposition of the shining sun to encourage you through the snowy wonderland of the mountains. With an entire week at your disposal, you can spend multiple days on the slopes at Purgatory Resort, skiing and snowboarding to your heart’s content.
Base your mountain adventure in one of the weekly vacation homes in Durango offered by Vacation Durango. Undoubtedly, it will be the highlight of your entire year!