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Stay near Manitou Springs's top sights

Manitou Cliff Dwellings288 locals recommend
Manitou Springs Penny Arcade166 locals recommend
Garden of the Gods Trading Post38 locals recommend
Academy Riding Stable36 locals recommend
Manitou Springs Colorado9 locals recommend
Maggie's Farm Marijuana Dispensary32 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Manitou Springs

  • Total rentals

    160 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $60 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    14K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    70 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    60 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

Your guide to Manitou Springs

All About Manitou Springs

Just west of Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs is famous for its natural mineral springs and lush mountain scenery. True to its name, the town has eight naturally carbonated springs — each with its own distinctive taste — that drip from drinking fountains located in the city center. Beyond its homegrown bubbly, Manitou Springs is known for its proximity to some classic Colorado high-country adventure, be it incline hikes at Pikes Peak or whitewater rafting the Arkansas River.

Many of the buildings in Manitou Springs date back to the 1900s, when the town became popular as a resort. In the 1960s, artists flocked to the area, igniting the town’s artsy enthusiasm. Today, Manitou Springs boasts a number of lovely galleries as well as a monthly art walk. There are also plenty of local shops and restaurants to explore, including an old penny arcade that features vintage games and rides.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Manitou Springs

There’s no bad time to secure a cabin in Manitou Springs. For outdoor enthusiasts, the town is at its best in summer, when temperatures are warm enough to enjoy whitewater rafting and hiking. In June, you can experience the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which started in 1916 and features drivers racing up the mountain. Manitou Springs is particularly stunning in the fall, when the trees turn golden and the air is crisp. For a truly unique event, check out the Emma Crawford Coffin Race in October, named for a dead woman whose coffin allegedly slid down the mountain after a rainstorm. Winters are snowy and windy with temperatures often hovering below freezing. But this is a great time for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. February’s annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off & Carnival Parade serves up a gumbo contest along with a traditional parade to celebrate Carnival.

Top things to do in Manitou Springs

Garden of the Gods

This 1,400-acre park is situated against a backdrop of the snow-capped Pikes Peak — the towering 300-foot sandstone rock formations can be seen from the many dirt trails meandering through the park. Rent a bike, climb the rocks, or plan a hike to explore the park to its fullest.

Miramont Castle Museum

The Miramont Castle Museum is Housed in a supposedly haunted 1890s Victorian dwelling, this castle illustrates the vibrant history of the area. The enormous 30-room home features an art collection by local artists, as well as many other artifacts and furnishings from the late 19th century. The castle also has stunning gardens and a Victorian tearoom.

Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

This railway offers a 3.5-hour round trip up Pikes Peak. Founded in 1891, this cog rail offers stunning views of the mountain from its handsome red train. When you arrive at the 14,000-foot summit, you’ll find a visitors center, complete with an outdoor terrace, dining options, free Wi-Fi, and an interpretative exhibit space. Alternatively, you can hike up (or down the mountain) and take the train in the opposite direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Manitou Springs?

    Manitou Springs has a semi-arid climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures often reach around 85°F (29°C), while in winter, they can drop to as low as 20°F (-6°C). Snowfall is common in winter, making it a great time for winter activities such as snowshoeing.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Manitou Springs?

    Explore the scenic Pikes Peak Highway, take a tour of the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, or relax in the mineral-rich waters of SunWater Spa. Walking along Manitou Springs' historic downtown district, filled with unique shops and art galleries, is also a popular activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Manitou Springs?

    Summer is the most popular season to visit Manitou Springs, when the weather is warm and many local events take place, including the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival in June and the Pikes Peak Marathon in August.

  • What are the best places to stay in Manitou Springs?

    Downtown Manitou Springs is a popular area to stay, with its historic charm and close proximity to local attractions. The area around Manitou Avenue is often recommended, with a variety of accommodations and easy access to shops and restaurants. The area near the Garden of the Gods is also frequently suggested for its natural beauty.

  • What are the best places to visit in Manitou Springs?

    Manitou Springs is home to several notable places such as the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Don't forget to visit the famous Garden of the Gods, known for its stunning red rock formations.

  • What are some hiking trails in Manitou Springs?

    Explore the Manitou Incline, a challenging trail featuring over 2000 steps from a former cable car track. Garden of the Gods is another popular choice, with its distinctive towering red rock formations. Barr Trail is also frequently recommended, as it leads you up Pikes Peak, standing at 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) high.

  • What are some family activities to do in Manitou Springs?

    Take your family to the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, where you can explore the town's rich history. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings, a collection of relocated Anasazi Indian dwellings, is also commonly suggested for a family visit. Don't forget to take a relaxing stroll through the Manitou Art Center, showcasing local art and creativity.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Manitou Springs?

    Manitou Springs is a hub of excitement and natural beauty. You can explore the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, only 10 minutes away, where you'll find stunning caves and adventure courses. About 20 minutes away is the Garden of the Gods, a public park known for its towering sandstone rock formations. If you're up for a slightly longer trip, the Pikes Peak Highway, 30 minutes away, will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, providing breathtaking views.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Manitou Springs?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Manitou Springs. From over 50 house rentals to over 10 cabin rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Manitou Springs?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 80 vacation rentals in Manitou Springs featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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