Lodging options unique to a destination can add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to any stay. We love these quirky, quaint, and quintessentially Loveland abodes and we just know there’s at least one that will strike your fancy. Of course, if you return often, you can try them all.
For the Dreamer
The Oasis on Eisenhower is a fun and eclectic (and pet-friendly) home rental option located in the heart of Loveland. This historic home turned “Museinn” – a blend of museum and inn – features five, one-of-a-kind themed rooms: the Nostalgia Suite; the Jewel Suite; the Sci-Fi Zone; the Enchanted Forest Suite; and the Colorado King Suite. The ½-acre grounds also include a 19-foot swim spa, native plant gardens, a firepit, playground and giftshop.
For the Arts Aficionado
Home to Benson Sculpture Garden, recognized as “one of the 200 most important modern and contemporary art sites around the world,” and Chapungu Sculpture Park, the largest outdoor art center in the U.S. devoted to the stone sculptors of Zimbabwe, as well as a vast collection of public art, Loveland is an arts aficionado’s dream destination. Devotees can stay at “The Heart,” located within the Lundeen Sculptures building in the center of downtown Loveland, and experience a true arts immersion. This three-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath loft includes heaps of indoor and outdoor space, as well as an exclusive opportunity to tour Lundeen sculptor’s art studios, galleries and bronze finishing shop. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
For the Cowpoke
Family-owned Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch lets you channel your inner cowboy at this authentic dude ranch in the foothills west of Loveland. Horseback ride on the 3,200-acre property year-round (weather dependent). See eagles soar above the red cliffs while mule deer seek the cool shade of the ponderosa forest. Other amenities include skeet shooting, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, billiards, shuffleboard, foursquare, flyfishing, an outdoor heated pool (seasonal) and basketball. Call 970-667-3915 for availability.
For the Lake Lifer
Love lake life? This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home on Boyd Lake in Loveland is your little slice of paradise. Direct lake access, including a sandy beach, wood burning fire pit, and newly built deck overlooking the water, mean you’ll never want to leave. Lots of lake toys on-hand to keep all ages busy, and boats and jet skis can be rented at the Boyd Lake Marina.
For the Urban Farmer
The Urban Farmhouse is an early twentieth century barn conversion in the heart of Downtown Loveland. Enjoy loft living with all the little luxuries, including a queen bedroom and private bath, an open concept living and dining area, and a kitchen with all the essentials (minus groceries). This thoughtful, boho-chic renovation is comfortable yet stylish, and the outdoor space is perfect for morning coffee, as well as happy hour.
For the Dedicated Worshipper
Originally built in 1906 as a classic brick church with bell tower in a Victorian/Gothic style, this historic building has been converted into a spacious 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home. A combination of historic church architecture, modern amenities and unique touches make this home an easy choice for a memorable stay. Located near historic Downtown Loveland, this church-home is a perfect base for exploring in town and further afield.
For the Llama Lover
If you love llamas – and chickens, and migratory birds – Spooky Tooth Ranch is the rental for you. This one-bedroom studio nestled on a ranch just east of Loveland promises (and delivers) a charming country setting, beautiful mountain views and perfectly adorable llamas. Plan on spending time relaxing at the outdoor fire-pit, dining al fresco at the bistro table, and tooling around the nearby Promenade Shops at Centerra. The setting is serene, and the living is easy.
For the Camper
Toting your own rig? For a riverside experience book a spot at Riverview RV Park and Campground, situated along the Big Thompson River. Rest and recreate under a canopy of giant cottonwood branches and breathe in the fresh mountain air at 5,100 feet in elevation. Don’t miss the tree carvings, old and new, that adorn the park, helping to create the illusion of an enchanted forest.
If a lakeside site is more your speed, book a pad at Boyd Lake. Boyd Lake State Park has a modern campground with 140 paved pull-through sites that accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet long. Reservations are required. Boyd Lake allows all types of watercraft – including ski boats, fishing boats, jet skis, sailboats, canoes and SUPs. You’ll also find a marina (for vessel rentals, gas and supplies), a sandy beach and pavilion, fishing piers and boat ramps, picnic areas and showers. A section of the city’s paved 21-mile loop recreation trail runs alongside the lake’s west shore.
For the Glamper
Located just 10 minutes outside of Loveland, this rural homestead glampsite is a great choice for getting away from it all. Your accommodations – a nicely-appointed giant canvas tent atop a raised deck – are situated on a 15-acre working homestead. Trees and open pasture greet you, along with sounds of an active farm and its inhabitants, including sheep, chickens and ducks. Also enjoy produce and flower garden views, a private luxury outhouse, fire pit and picnic area.
These are just some of our favorite spots to “lodge”. There are far more fun and unique options to choose for your stay in the Sweetheart City and surrounding areas. After all, lodging should be an experience in and of itself and is more than just a place to lay your head. Fortunately, Loveland has you covered, no matter what your style is. Enjoy your stay!