Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Monarch

The mountains, riverfront and lake display a scene truly unique to Monarch. This welcoming and scenic city is known for its skiing, hiking and coffeehouses. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Seasonal weather in Monarch

Travelers enjoy Monarch for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, February, April or December, when snowfall averages 33.36 inches and temperatures average -10°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Monarch

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Monarch is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mt. Princeton (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Loyal Duke's Dog Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • San Isabel National Forest (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)

Transportation options to and around Monarch

Fly into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), the closest airport, located 33.2 mi (53.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Monarch?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 219 holiday lettings near Monarch. From 42 Cabins to 107 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Monarch for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Monarch?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Monarch. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Monarch Crest Scenic Tram: 263 holiday lettings
  • San Isabel National Forest: 410 holiday lettings
  • Mt. Princeton: 238 holiday lettings
  • Saint Elmo, CO, USA: 478 holiday lettings
  • Cottonwood Hot Springs: 249 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Monarch listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Monarch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 42 Cabins in Monarch. Our other popular types of Monarch holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 107 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 42 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 42 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Monarch?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 18 holiday homes with pool available in Monarch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.