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Half Street Haven in Lake City
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Entire cabin · 8 guests · 5 beds · 3 baths
Half Street Haven in Lake CityThis one of a kind three-story log home is on the edge of Lake City. It offers stunning views of Pete's Lake, Round Top, and Red Mountain. Recently remodeled, this colorful house has 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. It will sleep up to 8. This owner-built home boasts reclaimed materials throughout and milled on site post and beam interior. The wrap around deck is a great place to BBQ or enjoy the mountain views. There's also ample parking including a space for a truck & trailer or RV.
Backcountry Basecamp
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Entire cabin · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Backcountry BasecampThe cabin is located in Lake City directly across from the visitor center, movie theater, and post office. It was built in 2019. The cabin is 420 sq ft and includes a bathroom with large shower, a kitchen, a laundry room, two private decks, private little yard with fire pit, and parking. It is a studio type set up. It is attached but separate to a larger 1900 sq ft cabin that is also for rent.
Pilgrim's Rest
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Entire guest suite · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Pilgrim's RestLovely private entrance two-story guest house. Downstairs has living room, full kitchen, bathroom with shower and closet. Upstairs loft features panoramic views of mountains and private porch overlooking aspens. Quiet downtown location one block from downtown shopping and restaurants. You will be pleased with our fast Wifi. All are welcome here. There is a 2 night minimum please do not request to book for less than 2 nights.

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Modern guest house in Lake City
$200 per night
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Rocky Top Log Cabin Open Year Round - Cabin 2
$225 per night
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Rocky Top Log Cabin Open Year Round - Cabin 3
$225 per night
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Rocky Top Cabin with Views - Cabin 4
$260 per night
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Rocky Top Log Comfort
$205 per night
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Cabin 15
$120 per night
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D Gowdy Manor with Courtyard - Open All Year
$449 per night
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Iron Kettle Cabin w/ all modern amenities!
$175 per night
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Occidental on Silver, In the Heart of Lake City
$179 per night
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NEW! Riverfront House w/ Fire Pit, Deck & BBQ!
$276 per night
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D Gowdy Suite 1 Open All Year Gowdy Properties
$149 per night
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D Gowdy Apartment Open All Year Gowdy Properties
$189 per night

Your guide to Lake City

Welcome to Lake City

Nestled in a valley in the San Juan Mountains, Lake City used to be a boomtown. In the late 19th century, prospectors seeking their fortunes in a nearby mine poured into the remote outpost, a railroad followed not long after, and a bustling city sprang to life. But the burst of activity was short-lived — when the mines produced disappointing hauls, the prospectors went elsewhere. Their loss has been present-day Lake City’s gain, as the lack of hustle meant the town stood relatively unchanged for years.

Today, its lovingly restored historic district contains more than 200 buildings that look much as they did more than a century ago. Chinked-log pioneer cabins, Queen Anne homes, and wooden storefronts with false-front facades line the streets. Many of the structures — such as a church outfitted with a rare Estey organ — are still used by residents. Lake City’s well-preserved downtown draws its share of admirers, as does the breath-taking landscape that surrounds it, which includes the Gunnison National Forest, Lake San Cristobal (the second largest natural lake in Colorado), and an unusual phenomena called the Slumgullion Earthflow — a slowly moving, four-mile hunk of partially decomposed volcanic rock that creeps about 20 feet a year.


How do I get around Lake City?

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) is the closest airport to Lake City, about 60 miles north. Denver International Airport (DEN) is nearly 300 miles away, but offers significantly more flight options. Both airports offer car rentals, the best way to see rural, mountainous Lake City and the surrounding area.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake City?

Summer is high season in Lake City, with lots of warm weather, and the little city swells with visitors. The streets bustle with craft fairs, live music, historic walking tours, and a Fourth of July celebration. Summer thunderstorms are common, so plan ahead for bursts of wet weather. Lake City’s relatively short autumn is marked by brilliantly colored fall foliage and much lower crowds. Lake City is a low-key alternative to Colorado’s busier ski resorts in winter, offering a hushed landscape for snowshoeing, a local ski hill, and ice fishing. In spring, the forest bursts with life and the streams and waterfalls surge with snowmelt.


What are the top things to do in Lake City?

Silver Thread Historic Byway

You can pick up this 117-mile road in Lake City and follow it for a two-to-four-hour trek through many natural wonders and nearby historical sights. The byway will take you to Lake San Cristobal, through the nearby town of Creede, where you can tour an underground mining museum, and past the mighty Rio Grande River. Elk, moose, and bighorn sheep have been known to make guest appearances along this route.

Hinsdale County Museum

Installed inside a circa-1877 stone lodge with a pressed-tin ceiling, the Hinsdale County Museum chronicles the history of Lake City and the surrounding area; its holdings include antique medical instruments and vintage firearms. In the summer the museum conducts historic tours, including ghost tours of the local cemeteries.

Slumgullion Earthflow

Technically a mass wasting, and most commonly called the Slumgullion Slide, this particular mass flow is named after a kind of pioneer stew. The yellowish hump of rock is a nexus for outdoor exploration. Here you’ll find the Slumgullion Center, an International Dark Sky Association designated park, where you can gaze into the heavens unobscured by light pollution and enjoy hiking trails and scenic overlooks.