It’s easy to see the appeal of visiting Colorado, a U.S. state known for its mountains and wilderness. Whether you’re interested in pursuing outdoor activities or simply sitting by a campfire, Colorado is a great place to unwind in an Airbnb surrounded by nature. The best Airbnbs in Colorado allow you to get the most out of its incredible landscapes, whether you’re staying in a city like Denver or the middle of nowhere.
We recommend renting an apartment in Colorado for a vacation, because you won’t find such incredible or unique places to stay anywhere but on Airbnb. To show you what we mean, we’ve compiled this list of the best-rated rentals in Colorado, full of superhosts and the odd Airbnb Plus. In case you’re not aware, Airbnb superhosts are owners of consistently well-reviewed properties, while Airbnb Plus rentals excel in style and decor.
Hygge Chalet and Sauna
More than just a cabin, this Scandinavian-style chalet is easily one of the best Colorado Airbnbs for a getaway in the Rocky Mountains. Hidden away in the Lost Creek Wilderness area of Pike National Forest, this cozy place is an easy drive from Denver and a great base for outdoor adventures.
You won’t find many Airbnbs in Colorado that embrace the Danish concept of hygge, providing a mood of coziness and well-being, but this Airbnb definitely does. Without the distractions of the modern world, it’s easy to appreciate simple comforts. Not that an outdoor steam sauna is simple by any means – we mean the board games, hammock, and two decks with forest views.
The chalet has two bedrooms, one on the main floor and another in the loft, each with a queen bed. Also on the main floor is an inviting living area and a full kitchen with all the essentials for cooking. Note that this cabin sits at 9,000 feet, so some visitors may suffer altitude sickness.
Little Red Treehouse in Lyons
Sleeping in a treehouse is a common dream for kids, and an Airbnb in the town of Lyons makes it a reality. Yes, this treehouse Airbnb in Colorado allows you to live out a childhood fantasy of falling asleep among the treetops.
With one bedroom, this treehouse offers couples a fun experience in a cozy space. It makes the most of its space with a compact kitchen and a pull-down Murphy bed that sleeps two. It also has room for another bed up in the loft. It makes the most of its outdoor spaces too, with a dining area and nice views of the surrounding nature.
But this is no basic treehouse, as it’s equipped with electricity, Wi-Fi, heating, and air conditioning. It also manages to fit in a separate shower and bathroom. You even get a fridge and tableware to prepare your own meals, although it’s just a short drive into town, where there are restaurants.
Modern Yurt at Thimble Rock
If you’re looking to try something new for your mountain getaway, why not see what it’s like to stay in a yurt? Located in stunning Unaweep Canyon, this is one Airbnb in Colorado that perfectly matches its setting.
Typically, yurts are the simple homes of nomads in Mongolia, but this is no ordinary yurt. It’s not only incredibly spacious and able to sleep up to six, but also loaded with modern amenities and comforts like Wi-Fi, heating, and air conditioning. There’s even hot running water in the bathroom and a kitchen with a microwave, fridge, and freezer. That you get the best of both worlds is a clear indicator that this is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Colorado.
Besides being a welcoming space for sleep, the yurt is a great base for outdoor activities. You can explore local hiking trails and try other activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Pikes Peak Cabin for Large Groups
Groups thinking of renting a cabin in Colorado will love this huge cabin and its epic views. Located on the slopes of Pikes Peak near Cripple Creek, this retreat works whether you want to spend most of your time indoors or out.
With majestic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from its massive deck, this is a great place to destress. But it isn’t one of those Colorado Airbnbs that coasts on its epic surroundings. Across its three floors, you’ll find a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a family room with high-definition TV and a pool table, and an outdoor spa on the lower patio. Add in perks like Wi-Fi and laundry facilities, and you have everything you need for a killer vacation.
It should be no surprise that such a spacious cabin can sleep 10 people. It has three bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and you can set up additional beds. The two full bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen, and outdoor grill help cater to groups this large.
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Tiny House in the Mountains
They say good things come in small packages, and they’re definitely right when it comes to this tiny house in Fairplay. It may be one of the smaller vacation rentals in Colorado, but this cozy little Airbnb will surprise you with the incredible value it delivers.
The house is just south of Fairplay, a town famous for its connection to the TV show South Park. You can visit the South Park City Museum, go hiking and fishing up in the nearby mountains, or simply hang out around the Airbnb, where you have access to Wi-Fi and the community hot tubs.
Despite its size, this tiny home can comfortably sleep three, as it features a queen bed in the loft and a single bed downstairs. You’re bound to feel comfortable with the heating and air conditioning, not to mention the beautiful pine interior. The house also makes space for a well-equipped kitchen, complete with a cooktop and fridge, and a private bathroom.
Private Suite in Estes Park
If you need a relaxed and comfortable base while exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, this is the guesthouse for you. Homey with a contemporary design, this is the best Airbnb in Estes Park for those looking to unwind after hiking in the nearby national park.
Although this guesthouse has a studio layout, couples will find it considerably spacious. The suite contains a large queen bed, a living area, and a kitchenette, which all get plenty of light from the large windows. You have lots of outdoor space too, thanks to the deck with a hammock covered by a large shade awning. You can even cook out there with the electric grill.
While the suite doesn’t have a TV, it does provide local guides, books, board games, and Wi-Fi to keep you entertained. The property also has a fully functioning kitchen with a fridge, stove, microwave, and coffee maker at your disposal.
Characterful Base Camp in Old Colorado City
Those wondering what the best Airbnb in Colorado Springs looks like need only take a peek at this excellent Airbnb Plus. Dripping in style, this studio guest house is found in the slightly eclectic neighborhood of Old Colorado City.
In its open plan design, you have the large queen bed as well as a single bed that doubles as a couch. That way this studio can suit both couples and non-couples alike. The stylish living space has a flat screen TV with Netflix and a small table that can be expanded if need be. The room features both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, ensuring it’s always going to remain comfortable.
What’s nice about this Airbnb is that you also have access to the shared outdoor common area equipped with a BBQ, fire pit, and hot tub. Things like free on-site parking and self check-in options make it even easier to enjoy. Really the only downside to this place is its compact kitchenette with just a fridge and coffee maker, although there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
Cottonwood Creek Cabin With Private Hot Springs
While there are loads of Airbnb cabins for rent in Colorado, how many have their very own natural hot springs for you to soak in? This restored cabin by Cottonwood Creek has just that, taking cabin life to a whole new level.
Lying outside the town of Buena Vista in the mountains of central Colorado, this cabin is the definition of “secluded.” You even have to cross the local creek to reach it. You’ll love listening to the babbling of that creek as you soak in the handcrafted hot-spring tub mere steps from the cabin.
The cabin itself is pretty neat too. Made to sleep four, it has a queen bed in the loft, another queen bed that pulls down over the dining table, and a futon couch. You can even bring your dog, as a dog bed and food are available on request.
This cabin is all about embracing the simple life, so there is no Wi-Fi, although there is cable TV. Other amenities include the full kitchen – with a stove, an oven, a microwave, and a coffee machine – and a classic wood heater for winter.
Rustic Cabin in Moose Haven
Remote Airbnbs in Colorado are quite popular getaways, and rustic cabins like this one are the reason why. Off the grid in northern Colorado’s Routt National Forest, you can freely explore the great outdoors by hiking and biking in the summer or cross-country skiing in the winter – and perhaps spot a few moose.
Though small, this remote cabin can sleep five across two rooms. Downstairs is a bunk bed with a queen and a single twin, while the sofa upstairs folds out into a queen bed. Like the sleeping arrangements, the rest of the cabin is nothing fancy, offering only the bare essentials. However, one luxury you do have is solar electricity for lights and phone chargers.
Bathroom facilities include a composting outhouse 20 feet from the cabin and a shower house just a little farther along. There is no running water in the cabin, but the hosts provide gallons of well water for drinking. You also get basic cooking utensils and can cook with the gas grill or fire pit outside. A wood stove provides heat in the colder months.
Rocky Mountain Treehouse
Yes, you have more than one treehouse option in Colorado. This Airbnb near Rocky Mountain National Park sits 25 feet off the forest floor and is supported by four towering spruce trees. Your view from the large balcony is nothing but treetops and the garden below.
Even though it’s in a tree, you’ll find plenty of amenities in this hand-built cabin. It offers a full kitchen with a microwave, stove, and fridge. You also get a rock shower with hot water. The house can sleep six, with a double bed and foldout sofa in the loft bedroom and a pullout sofa in the living area. Other comforts include a wood-burning stove and a TV, but there’s no Wi-Fi.
The outdoor spaces are the big draw here. You actually get a second private balcony over the main deck for a little variety. Then there’s the hammocks and hot tub to help you take it easy, not to mention a campfire area for the evenings.
Riverside Log Cabin With Hot Tub
If you’re dying to stay in a classic log cabin, this one outside the small town of Nederland is perfect for your vacation. Many Colorado Airbnbs try to offer a unique take on the mountain cabin concept, but this rental just goes for the quintessential cabin experience with first-rate amenities.
Families and friend groups will get a real kick out of this picture-perfect cabin, thanks to its secluded setting and overwhelming list of amenities. Not only do you get a fire pit, a large hot tub, and hammocks for chilling out, but there’s also plenty of space in the yard for kids (or adults) to play. There’s entertainment indoors as well, including a large TV with surround sound, Netflix, and Xbox.
The cabin also offers plenty of practical amenities. There are two bedrooms with a king and queen bed respectively, sleeping four. Then there’s the fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and barbecue, making food prep a cinch. You also get two bathrooms and on-site laundry facilities.
Mountain Yurt Near Creede
Offering a middle ground between camping and glamping, this yurt in the beautiful San Juan Mountains is ideal if you’re looking for simple shelter with a great view. While it’s just 5 miles from the town of Creede, the Airbnb sits off rough roads in a truly wild part of Colorado.
This definitely isn’t the place for those who want modern comforts, as the yurt has no power, running water, internet, or cell service. Staying here is basically like camping, except with a roof over your head and two beds that can sleep four people. You’ll still need to bring sleeping bags, pillowcases, towels, and drinking water with you.
What you do get is stunning views, solitude, and a taste of the simple life. There’s plenty of firewood for the wood stove if you’re there in the cooler months, plus a propane range and barbecue for cooking. Superhost Mark also provides books, games, and hiking information to help you explore the gorgeous surrounding backcountry.
Downtown Penthouse Decks & Views
You won’t find many short term apartment rentals in Colorado as light, open, and elegant as this loft apartment in Boulder. Even though this Airbnb is right in the heart of downtown, you don’t have to go far to reach the hiking trails that lead up into the nearby mountains. Design, location, and amenities easily make this the best Airbnb in Boulder, Colorado.
Situated on the third floor of superhost Vivienne’s Victorian home, this spacious apartment is able to comfortably sleep four. Interestingly, there is a king bed in the living area, while the one bedroom instead features a double bed. Even with a bed in a nook of the living area, there’s plenty of space in the apartment, as well as out on the deck which has views of the Flatirons.
To make you feel at home there’s a gourmet kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, and dishwasher. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air-conditioning, while laundry and other services can be arranged with Vivienne.
Kittredge Guest Suite Near Lake
A nice compromise between Colorado’s cities and its wilderness is to stay in a small town. At this guesthouse in the quaint community of Kittredge, you’ll have a nice balance of civilization and wilderness, with the gorgeous Evergreen Lake just a five-minute drive away.
While this guest suite is the lower level of superhost Suzanne’s home, it’s completely autonomous from the rest of the townhouse, with a private entrance, kitchenette, and bathroom. It can sleep three adults, with a comfortable queen bed in the bedroom and a pullout sofa in the living area. The kitchenette is suitable for basic needs, providing a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.
Along with the benefit of a helpful and friendly host upstairs, you get amenities like cable TV and Wi-Fi. As the suite is on the ground floor with a parking space at the house, it’s suitable for those with mobility concerns.
Historic Carriage House in Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood
Staying in Denver couldn’t be easier with this fantastic vacation apartment for rent in Colorado. Located in the oldest neighborhood of Denver, with plenty of craft breweries and restaurants nearby, this historic house also happens to be one of the coolest Airbnbs in Colorado. With plenty of style, a private hot tub, and even a gym, this is a textbook example of Airbnb Plus.
Even though this house dates from the 1800s, it’s equipped with every modern convenience you could think of. You’ll have Wi-Fi as well as Cable TV and Netflix to keep you entertained, while air-conditioning and heated floors mean you’re comfortable no matter the season. Dishwasher and laundry facilities will make extended stays easy, while self check-in takes the pressure off for your arrival.
Besides being convenient, there are a lot of home comforts in this house hosted by superhost Mick. It may have just one bedroom with a queen bed, but the house can sleep three thanks to the convertible futon in the quirky living room. Plus it has a crib for a little one and pets are allowed.
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Clearly, you have loads of interesting, inviting, and unique Airbnbs in Colorado to choose from for your vacation. Whatever you have planned for your trip, one of these places is sure to suit you.
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