Estes Park is a vacation and travel hot spot in the Colorado Rockies. Many people live and own vacation rentals in Estes Park and surrounding areas. Before buying a vacation rental, talk to a Find Colorado Real Estate agent about the local laws, licensing, and HOA limitations on short term rentals. The City Of Estes Park regulates STR’s (short term rentals) and only offers so many licenses a year. There is a long wait list for new properties to get licensing, but you may be able to skip the ling by purchasing a property with a existing license or that is in a sepcial STR zone.