Holiday rental house owners in Larimer balk at shorter-phrase rental policies

A vacation rental is pictured in the western portion of Estes Park in this file photo.

Steven McCrane acquired a retirement household in Estes Park quite a few many years in the past and spends as a great deal time there as attainable. The rest of the calendar year, he rents his property as a limited-time period rental as a result of VRBO.

He pays income taxes and a lodging tax each individual night his residence is rented.

McCrane’s dwelling is between 333 family vacation households and 29 quick-time period rentals in the Estes Valley that are registered with Larimer County, quite a few of which are in residentially zoned locations. Hundreds much more are registered within just the town boundaries of Estes Park.

Now the county is thinking of switching the small-expression rental procedures, and McCrane states all those alterations will make it more challenging for home owners like him to make income off his home. Some of the improvements implement to the Estes Valley, where the bulk of the county’s brief-time period rentals are situated. And some use to Larimer County outside the house the valley.