One can't enjoy all we have to offer in a week. Staying longer is certainly an option!
We get it. You just traveled to your destination. On Day 2 you are finally starting to relax. On Day 5 you start thinking of having to leave. And before you know it, your vacation week has flown by!
To truly experience the Colorado lifestyle, you really need to stay a month, a season or a year (by then you might as well relocate) to learn how to Live to Play / Play to Live. There are local companies that have their ear to the ground and know of long-term rentals available. Just need to inquire.