Tucked in the mountains only 29 miles west of Denver, Colorado, lies Evergreen, a welcoming escape from Denver's big city bustle. Surrounded by thousands of acres of land in the Denver Mountain Parks, Evergreen is named after what else? The alpine meadows and brilliant wildflowers? Or the evergreen trees!
Evergreen was originally a Ute and Arapaho hunting ground until settlers came around 1860. It was the perfect place for ranches and farms to feed nearby Denver, and the forests supplied the city with lumber. People quickly recognized its potentially for weekend getaways, and celebrities Greta Garbo and Teddy Roosevelt frequented the city's lush resorts. Today, Evergreen is the perfect place for outdoor activities, shopping, culture, and fine dining.
Evergreen Lake, located just above downtown Evergreen, was created by damming Bear Creek in 1927 and offers boating, picnicking in the summer, ice-skating in the winter and fishing year-round. If nature isn't calling you, play a few rounds at the scenic Evergreen Golf Course or spend your time browsing attractive galleries, shops, eateries, museums and nightlife. Downtown Evergreen offers a mix of historic buildings and local businesses, including the almost infamous restaurant, The Little Bear.
For camping, hiking, fishing and more, drive up nearby Mount Evans. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America. Spend the day climbing nearly 9000 feet above sea level, through five climate zones to the 14,264-foot summit. Mount Evans is one of 54 peaks in Colorado that reaches over 14,000 feet and is known as one of the famous "fourteeners." Rocky Mountain National Park is Colorado's most popular attraction, welcoming more than three million visitors each year. You'll get a complete look at the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and have a wonderful opportunity for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, climbing, fishing and viewing wildlife. Don't miss Bear Lake, which has a paved trail around it, giving you a chance to view beaver dams and a high mountain basin lake.
There are some great mountain getaways for your stay in Evergreen. One of the most popular choices is the Comfort Suites Golden West on Evergreen Parkway. Centrally located near the Bandimere Speedway, you'll have easy access to Colorado's biggest sights like Mount Evans, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado Mills shopping mall, Colorado School of Mines, Loveland Ski Area, and Black Hawk Casinos. If you're looking for something more quaint, you'll love the Highland Haven Creekside Inn. With different accommodation options available like Gardener's Cottage, Tree House, or Fireside Loft, you'll be able to customize your perfect vacation.
The two major roads in Evergreen are State Highway 74 and County Highway 73. Highway 74 runs south from Interstate 70 through Bergen Park and northern Evergreen to downtown, then turns east and follows Bear Creek Canyon to its end at State Highway 8 near Red Rocks Park. Highway 73 runs south from downtown Evergreen to connect with U.S. Highway 285 in Conifer. Bus service is available in Evergreen, and TheRide's routes E and Z run to downtown Denver.
Looking for a vacation rental in Evergreen? Tripping.com has 44 vacation rental homes available in Evergreen. You'll find 0 studios, 13 1-bedroom, 23 2-bedroom and 8 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $69 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Evergreen is $314 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Evergreen home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 10 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Evergreen. In addition to accommodating pets, Evergreen rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 40 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 42 have TV and/or cable and 2 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 4 vacation rental sites in Evergreen where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 23 HomeAway rentals, 14 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 4 Expedia vacation rentals.