10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Manitou Springs, Colorado - Updated 2022

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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Manitou Springs is a great place to experience some of Colorado’s best offerings. This bustling town sits at the base of Pikes Peak, famously known as “America’s Mountain”. You can take in gorgeous scenery on your way up to the summit by car, cog railway, or even hiking on foot. While Pikes Peak is Manitou Springs’ most famous attraction, the city provides easy access to many gorgeous places nearby, too: the rock formations at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the Cave of the Winds, and Manitou Cliff Dwellings are just a few must-see sights in the area. Additionally, there are endless opportunities for taking in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains by hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, and more. You don’t have to worry about choosing between a bland motel or a campsite in Manitou Springs. There are tons of vacation rentals that provide a homey and unique place to stay during your visit. Read on for some of our top picks of Vrbo vacation rentals in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

1. Historic retreat with views of Pikes Peak (from USD 175)

Built in 1888, this rental is located in the carriage house of Jerome Wheeler’s Manitou Springs mansion. Wheeler was a wealthy resident who invested millions into Manitou Springs and Aspen, helping them to become the cities they are today. Today, you can stay in a piece of history at this converted carriage house. This rental is a one-bedroom apartment located on the second floor. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and the convertible sleeper sofa has a memory foam mattress. The living room has French doors that open onto a balcony overlooking the Pikes Peak foothills–the perfect spot to take in the surrounding natural beauty.

El corazón de Manitou Springs. Galardonado Lujoso. Romántico. 2do piso este
83 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is comfortable and clean just as the pictures show As a single traveler
No counter space in bathroom but plenty of room in the unit Very comfortable all around
the front porch and view of the mountains is wonderful
had a fully stocked kitchen comfortable bed washer/dryer in unit
It has all of the amenities needed with an awesome location
Cleanliness:
The unit was Very Clean
The place was very clean
It was very clean and did not disappoint
Host:
Kris met us in the driveway
We received great dining recommendations from the owner
let us in showed us around gave us information about the place and town
Tim and Kris are absolutely amazing and so very helpful
Kris and Tim did a great job as hosts Were very welcoming
Location:
Also we really enjoyed the Cliff House for lunch (a block away)
Close to everything Great location
I felt safe in the apartment and neighborhood Manitou Springs
Walking distance to restaurants and shopping But still quiet neighborhood to sit on terrace and enjoy the view
That just meant that we were enjoying the location and property
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2. Most affordable condo with a full kitchen

If you’re in need of a no-frills rental that won’t eat up your travel budget, this condo is for you. Though the two-bedroom apartment is simple, it has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Spread out over two floors, you’ll never feel cramped even if you have the maximum capacity of four guests. There are even two separate living areas and televisions if you want to spread out during your downtime. Cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, or walk into nearby downtown Manitou Springs for a Western-inspired meal.

Reeds Retreat Condo Downtown Manitou
152 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The condo was fine and pretty much as described
The parking is very tight
(if needed haha) & NICE master bedroom second bed room has trundle bed ( not as comfy but kids don't care)
The condo / cottage is more accurate name of this place is cute as can be
The condo itself is nice Spacious living & dining area fully equipped kitchen comfy sofas 2 TVs
Cleanliness:
The unit is VERY well kept and it was so nice
Frankly we just put our earbuds in and we drifted off to sleep
The master bed was massive and slept good
Location was perfect and it was clean and comfy Would definitely recommend staying here
it was well furnished and had everything we needed
Host:
Our host was congenial and friendly
information on the community and appliances including washer and dryer Linda was most accommodating and gracious host
Linda and her staff were delightful and very helpful with local information
Owner is super nice and helpful Ladies FYI
The arcade was fun and great for the kids
Location:
The location was great for visiting downtown Manitou Springs
This VRBO location is one of the best we've stayed at Central location surrounded by great attractions scenery and restaurants
BUT you walk right out into Manitou Springs
Right in the heart of Manitou walking distance to numerous shops
and there are great restaurants within a block of the condo
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3. Romantic haven best for couples (from USD 199)

Also located in Jerome Wheeler’s home, this listing is for the other second-floor apartment. Though the apartment can sleep up to four, the luxury furnishings and breathtaking location would make it a romantic getaway for a couple. The bedroom has a four-poster canopy bed, walk-in closet, and wardrobe so you can spread out your belongings during your stay and really feel at home. You can also relax at the end of a long day of sightseeing in the jetted tub in the master bathroom.

El corazón de Manitou Springs. Galardonado Lujoso. Romántico. 2do piso oeste
97 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed was super comfortable and I enjoyed the jacuzzi
The master bed was super comfortable and
The cozy apartment was fully equipped with everything we needed
We enjoyed quiet evenings reading and relaxing in comfortable surroundings
Everything was as stated in the description
Cleanliness:
Very clean very beautiful place
Clean comfortable tastefully decorated and
The Carriage House west was clean cozy and nicely decorated
Condo is beautifully decorated and maintains the era of the house with french doors and crown molding
Property us always clean and Kris and Tim are involved in making sure your stay is comfortable
Host:
Kris and Tim welcomed us with wine and dog treats for our fur kids
The hosts were both terrific people
they were very helpful and worked with us to accommodate our requests
Tim and Kris are great hosts meeting you when you arrive to show you where to find everything
This was also a great location for us since we spent our days hiking in the area
Location:
The Carriage House is located in a perfect location in Manitou Springs for walking to shops and restaurants
The property is perfectly located
We loved how convenient the location is with many restaurants and bars in easy walking distance
Everything was so convenient and easy to walk to Cottage
We are looking forward to returning next September
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4. Contemporary cabin near Colorado Springs (from USD 175)

Not all cabins have to have a rustic, antique interior to feel cozy. This cabin has a contemporary design so you can enjoy the great outdoors along with all the amenities of modern life. Inside, the cabin has two bedrooms that can accommodate up to five guests. The open-concept living area has high ceilings and sliding glass doors to let in the sunshine. Gather at the dining table, on the couch, or in the kitchen to prepare a meal. Dine al fresco at the picnic table or prepare food on the grill to enjoy the rustic surroundings. You will be just a short drive away from Colorado Springs where you can see the stunning rock formations at Garden of the Gods or exotic animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Cabaña moderna cerca de todo
81 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The living kitchen area was nice but the bedrooms and bathroom were lacking
The bathroom was too small and there was not enough water pressure to shower or wash long hair and the shower curtain
It was very quiet and really enjoyed watching the deer roaming in the yards
were outside the cabin daily
There were a couple cobwebs that needed dusting off
Cleanliness:
The cabin was very clean
The space is updated and very clean
The house was definitely compact (especially the bathroom)
The cabin was very clean but the oven was GROSS
Host:
Paige was responsive and quick to answer any questions or concerns we had
We give this property mixed reviews
The TV only had an antenna with poor reception
Had everything we needed Close to attractions and hiking Would definitely stay again Cantina within walking distance had excellent food and margaritas
The house was clean however more thought should have been given to layout to make it more comfortable
Location:
It is close to attractions restaurants and shopping
Remember you're in bear country
but out of the businest of Manitou
great location loved that I could walk 3 doors down and have a margarita at the local restaurant
However the location was so centrally located and easy to get around Deer
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5. Remodeled suite with river views (from USD 150)

Enjoy the ambiance of a cabin getaway in a downtown location at this rental. The small cabin is like a studio apartment inside with room for up to four guests. The rental is within walking distance to downtown Manitou where you can shop, eat, and play games at penny arcades. However, the cabin is located in a peaceful setting with towering trees and a creek running through the backyard. You’ll get the best of both city life and the countryside for the ultimate relaxing and exciting vacation.

Suite Creekside remodelada en el centro de Manitou Springs Lic # 9244
34 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
parking can be a struggle
The cabin is adorable and we enjoyed sitting by the creek in the evening
The only thing that was missing was kitchen towels and dish washcloths
It was right downtown and had a parking space which is hard to find in town
The view from the porch is so lovely
Cleanliness:
The cabin was very clean
The cabin was clean and cozy
Host:
They let us checkin early
Paige was helpful whenever we contacted her
I absolutely adored this cute cabin and was so sad to be leaving
The home is so cute and very clean
so everything is walking distance Lots of cute shops so many delicious cafes and restaurants and everybody is so nice and welcoming Definitely will be going back
Location:
The location to Manitou Springs restaurants and shopping is great
just a couple walking minutes away
The walk to downtown Manitou is short and SO convenient
and it's just a very short walk into town
We liked being within walking distance of the bars and restaurants Way better than staying at a hotel
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6. Fun mountain getaway for couples, families, and friends

If you’re visiting Manitou Springs, it’s likely that you’re a nature lover. Why not stay out in the wilderness at this picturesque cabin? This cozy rental has two bedrooms and room for up to six guests. Nestled in a rustic setting, it is fully modernized inside and has all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. Laundry facilities and air conditioning are just a few perks that set this cabin above regular old camping. Nestled in a hilly, rustic setting, you can even walk to nearby attractions like the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Manitou Incline, Ruxton Creek, and more. You can even walk to downtown Manitou Springs, providing the perfect balance of seclusion and activity.

Fun Mountain Get-Away for Couples, Families & Friends
396 Pilot Knob Ave
66 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Little blue house on the creek

This charming blue cottage may look like a dollhouse from the outside but it has much more than meets the eye. Up to four guests can stay in the one-bedroom cottage which is bright and spacious inside. Though it is located in downtown Manitou Springs, you’ll still feel like you’re out in the countryside when you sit in the beautiful backyard. A creek babbles behind the house and you can take in the fresh air while sitting on the back deck or lounging in the hammock. Take advantage of the location by strolling through downtown where you can find shops and eateries and Soda Springs Park, a retro indoor-outdoor arcade.

Little Blue House On The Creek (downtown Manitou)
99 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I loved laying in the hammock listening to the creek
The bed was very comfortable and the house had everything we needed during our stay
we were able to park in front of house most nights
Cleanliness:
Everything was neat and clean Would go back
Host:
The home is comfortable clean nicely decorated and has a very nice back deck with a babbling brook
The property managers Lindsey and Tim were exceptionally responsive and attentive
We had a few minor issues but when we informed the owner he came right over and fixed everything right away
Parking spot was always taken by shop next door House is nice but dated Property manager did come when called about not being clean Owner knows about parking situation because they offer a free ...
we walked to everything House was clean and has newer appliances Issue with grill and bed but owner was quick to address issues
Location:
Cute Cozy house right in middle of Manitou
The house is in a great location and close enough to walk to downtown Manitou
Walking distance to all shops and restaurants
The location is good and is within walking distance to restaurants and shopping
House is literally a half block from all the restaurants and shopping
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8. Spacious loft In historic Manitou Spa Building

This stunning loft apartment has the perfect balance between history and modernity. Located in the Manitou Spa Building from 1918, the interior is completely refurbished into a loft just like you’d find in a big city. The loft’s main feature is the huge skylight which pours light into a cozy room for reading and can also be used as a bedroom with a daybed. There is one private bedroom and a sofa bed, creating sleeping space for up to five guests. The loft also features a private balcony with bistro table where you can sit and take in the mountain views. As if all of that in the apartment itself wasn’t enough, guests at the Manitou Spa Building can also use one of two rooftop terraces and even get free parking during their stay.

Spacious Loft In Historic Manitou Spa Building In Center Of Downtown Manitou
46 reviews
condo 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for preparing meals
Well stocked with everything you need to cook
I do feel the pillows and mattress could be upgraded
it would make me feel more comfortable
I sprayed the couch down as well
Cleanliness:
Place was clean and well furnished
The secured enclosed parking was greatly appreciated as was the fact that the parking could easily handle our large vehicle (not every vacation rental can accommodate a Suburban)
so it can get be bright in the mornings Common sense
I did clean the condo
the loft is centrally located and we were able to see Pikes Peak Cave of the Winds
Host:
Great location and Joanne was SUPER nice to work with
He informed us the the detector was out of date
I advised her we did not know anything about the sink
Owner was very helpful with us leaving a night early due to a tropical storm hitting our town
So make sure you follow the directions carefully
Location:
bars and lots of ice cream shops are all walking distance
We also found lovely restaurants in Colorado Springs on Tejon and in Old Colorado City - both are 10-15 minute drive
The loft is located in the heart of Manitou Springs and is close to shopping restaurants
I did not complain about it
and Pike's Peak Hwy is only 15-20 min away HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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9. Victorian home in downtown Manitou

You’ll be immediately charmed by this colorful Victorian home in downtown Manitou Springs. In addition to its gorgeous exterior, the interior boasts exposed brick walls and rich wood paneling. Two bedrooms and a leather sleeper sofa in the living room provide room for up to six guests. Gather around the electric fireplace in the living room or eat a home cooked meal in the dine-in kitchen. The outside of the house has a three-tiered deck off the master suite which has a grill, dining table with umbrella, lounge chairs, and views of the mountains. If that’s not enough outside space for you, sit on one of the wicker chairs on the wraparound front porch and watch the comings and goings of the neighborhood.

Home Sweet Home (downtown Manitou)
103 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds are super comfortable as well
The downstairs bedroom is large and comfortable The downstairs bathroom is tiny but perfectly adequate
My only disappointment was the size of the downstairs bathroom but we made it work
well stocked comfortable beds and a beautiful view
There is plenty of space in both rooms to add air beds on the floor or portable cribs for those families with children
Cleanliness:
The house and yard is full of beautiful decor and landscaping
Of note both of the beds were comfortable which is not common for rentals
Host:
We had an absolute wonderful time in manitou
Wonderful property in the heart of town Really cool historic home Loved it
It was a beautiful home with all the extras
Enjoyed your home so much Great neighborhood and such a well appointed home Will definitely be back
That was fun and quirky and appreciated One of us cannot manage stairs
Location:
All the shops and restaurants are in walking distance
The location of this house is perfect Easy access to mountain activities and close enough for pizza delivery
and the home was beautiful inside and out Great hiking everywhere including Manitou Incline Pikes Peak and Bar trail Close to the Air Force Academy Downtown Colorado Springs
(we have had to buy paper at some other rentals)
Peak Close to town
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10. Lovely abode close to adventure and town at the base of Pikes Peak

One of the main attractions in Manitou Springs is the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, which will bring you to the summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. If you stay in this charming hillside cottage, you’ll be just a few blocks away from the start of the railway for easy access to adventure. The cottage is sized for two guests with one bedroom but can sleep up to four and welcomes one dog, too. It is fully stocked with everything you’ll need to feel at home, like pots and pans, dishes, and linens. Warm nights can be spent grilling outside and you can spend chilly evenings curled up inside in front of the gas fireplace.

Pikes Peak or Bust! Close to adventure and town at the base of Pikes Peak!
32 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Only downside is the small fridge
then we are use to with the livingroom leading into the bedroom and then into the kitchen which leads to the bathroom
Really grateful to have the air conditioning unit in the bedroom
We enjoyed cooking on the grill and the outdoor space is fantastic
The house was cozy and neat
Cleanliness:
The cottage is everything as pictured and more
Everything was exactly as described and was the perfect romantic get-away
The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed
It was also nice to be able to wash our clothes and come home from vacation with everything clean
The house was clean and well appointed
Host:
Communication was easy and the information provided was clear prompt and very helpful
Simple cottage with great outdoor seating
Very detailed instructions for our stay made the process really easy
Location is wonderful as well
Walk to downtown every night hiking in all directions
Location:
great location for walk down to Manitou Springs
3 blocks from Barr Trail and the Incline House is small but great for 2 people
Loved the location of this little house - hiking trail out the back door walking distance to Manitou downtown (decorated for Christmas) and a few minutes to Garden of the Gods and Red Canyon
Great location to downtown Manitou Walked there each evening for dinner and drinks
Shops and restaurants are super close (with in walking distance
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The perfect balance of natural wonders and city charm

Though you may come to Colorado to experience the natural beauty, you’ll be pleased to discover what a great town Manitou Springs is, too. The city evokes historic Western charm with its quaint architecture. The main streets of town have art galleries and specialty boutiques that rival any cosmopolitan city. There are endless eating options and retro arcades for gaming and entertainment. Manitou Springs offers a great balance of the great outdoors and city life and would be a great pick for your next visit to Colorado.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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