About 50 miles north of Denver in the Front Range region of Colorado, Loveland is a place of pristine natural scenery. Make that very big pristine natural scenery: the town is just west of Big Thompson Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Loveland, with its population of about 67,000, was established in 1881. Originally, the main export wasnít satisfied tourists, but cherries; this was the site of a large and productive cherry-growing area until a succession of droughts made Michigan and California the go-to states for cherry production. However, the legacy lives on in the communityís annual July Cherry Pie festival. Loveland nowadays is better known as a major job center and the new home of computer giant HP. For travelers and tourists, this translates into a large selection of shops and restaurants.
Despite itís rugged location, the weather in Loveland is fairly mild, with 300 days of sun and low humidity. If youíre flying in, consider using Denver International Airport. Just take 470 north to I-25 North, and an hour will see you in Loveland - traffic and weather permitting, of course.
If youíre looking for a vacation rental for Loveland Ski Area, youíll find that the town of Loveland is rather inconveniently located. Itís about 90 miles away. Instead, consider renting a cabin or house in Georgetown or Idaho Springs, which are much nearer to Loveland Ski Area.