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The 14 best Airbnbs in Colorado

If you're looking for a scenic getaway this summer, you can't do better than Colorado

Written by
George Blew
Rebecca Treon
Ed Cunningham
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Want a trip full of adventure? Consider Colorado. You’ll find an endless itinerary of things to do, from incredible mountains just waiting to be climbed (or looked at from ground level) to wide open water for paddleboarding. Or even skiing at one of the nearby resorts. But after a long day of enjoying everything the state has to offer, a cozy place to rest your head is needed. Yeah, a posh hotel is nice, but Colorado has so many other options worth considering. Cozy desert cabins, yurts, and even treehouses overlooking forests and a skyline of mountains. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work – these are the best Airbnbs in the whole of Colorado, to get that perfect trip every time. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Colorado Airbnbs

The private beach yurt in Bayfield
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1. The private beach yurt in Bayfield

Reconnect with nature and surround yourself in tranquility with this private beach yurt Airbnb in Colorado. The perfect place to rejuvenate, you'll have access to your own private beach and enjoy views of the river, woodland, and mountains, making you feel totally secluded. Sleeping four guests in a double-bunk style bed, it's the ideal place for four couples or a group of close friends. You'll have your own kitchenette and dining area, plus a spacious deck with your own private hot tub, seating area, and grill. Now, relaaaaaax. 

Beds? Two beds. Sleeps four.
The space? Rustic charm with modern furnishings. Our favourite? The hot tub.
Location perks? Mountain views on a private beach. It doesn’t get any better! 
Budget range? A little more splash when it comes to cash.
Time Out tip: Special discounts are available for military and veterans. 

The green home in Loma
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2. The green home in Loma

This green home Airbnb in Loma, Colorado is newly constructed and environmentally friendly – it's solar-powered and built with eco-conscious construction panels, to reduce the impact on the environment. Staying here will have nature take care of you, while you also take care of nature; a win-win situation. The Colorado Airbnb is located on a farm, only eight minutes away from hiking, mountain and road bicycling, and river rafting, making it a great location for adrenaline junkies. It sleeps four guests in one queen-sized bed and two sofa beds in the living room, and you'll have full use of the spacious and fully-equipped kitchen. This will be your new home away from home.

Beds? Three beds. Sleeps four guests.
The space? An eco-conscious paradise with a modern country charm. 
Location perks? Consider the Grand Valley your playground to explore. 
Budget range? An affordable rate for unforgettable vistas.

The ranch on the river in Breckenridge

3. The ranch on the river in Breckenridge

Want to treat yourself? This pretty-as-a-picture ranch is right on the bend of the river and is set within its own 15 acres of prime Colorado scenery. And we bet you’re thinking it’s way too expensive, right? Well, it’s not cheap but it can host 22 people, so when you divide it all across the lot of you, it’s not too bad. Especially good for you sporting folks, with activities including hiking, fly-fishing, golf, mountain biking, and water sports. A lot of Colorado fun, right on your doorstep.

Beds? 13 beds. Sleeps 16 or more. 
The space? A rustic contemporary lodge nestled among 15 glorious acres of private land.  
Location perks? Picturesque much? Next door to White River National Forest and Breckenridge.
Budget range? A bargain deal for larger groups. 

The private ranch house in Black Hawk
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4. The private ranch house in Black Hawk

For a serene and stress-free trip to Colorado, this private ranch house Airbnb is just the one. Secluded amongst forests and mountains, there won't be a neighbor in sight – perfect for swimming nude in the swimming pool (if you fancy it). Watch the stars from the comfort of the Queen-sized bed or serenade your guests with a tune on the piano in the charming rustic character of the property. With a fully-equipped modern kitchen and bathroom with a tub, you'll struggle to leave. 

Beds? Two beds. Ideal for a luxury couple's stay. 
The space? A contemporary-classic vibe with gorgeous high ceilings, bare bricks, and a fireplace. Heaven. 
Location perks? Enjoy insanely gorgeous views while soaking in the hot tub. What’s not to love? 
Budget range? Let's just say this popular ranch stay is on the pricier end. 

The luxe design house in Boulder
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5. The luxe design house in Boulder

This bespoke Boulder house is a one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Colorado. Barrett House is nestled in 7,000ft across three acres of a mountain peak in Roosevelt National Forest. This property features high ceilings adorned with skylights, open-plan living spaces, and high-end luxuries including an 80" screen in the theatre room, a well-equipped games room, and a Bose sound system for partying through the night. Other amenities include Smart TVs, spa jet showers, and heated flooring. After a day spent in nature, head onto the private balcony for alfresco dining and a midnight dip in the hot tub. 

Beds? Three beds. Ideal stay for up to six. 
The space? Think mid-century modern with quirky decor prints and vast amounts of light. 
Location perks? You’re never short on adventure with the National Forest on your doorstep. 
Budget range? Well worth the packet ramen.
Time Out tip: Be sure to book well in advance. 

Down a dirt road in Jefferson, this A-frame chalet has panoramic views and serious Scandinavian vibes. It features wood paneling, a newly renovated kitchen and bath, a sleeping loft with a spiral staircase, and a hot tub on the veranda. Located on three acres and stocked with books and board games, you won't believe you're only an hour and a half away from Denver.

Beds? Two beds. Ideal for a luxury couple's stay. 
The space? A roomy Scandi-inspired retreat with generous amounts of light. 
Location perks? Just 30 minutes away from Denver.
Budget range? A moderately-priced escape for two.

The custom log cabin in Tabernash
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7. The custom log cabin in Tabernash

Looking for an iconic Airbnb in Colorado's mountains? This custom-built log cabin in Tabernash might just be the one. Catering for up to 10 guests across three bedrooms and a loft (yes, it's possible), and two bathrooms, Miles Behind Log Cabin is a truly idyllic place to spend a family vacation. Built off the grid in 1998, this is remote eco-living at its best – don't stress, there's still wifi. Other amenities include a wood-burning stove, pool and foosball tables, an outdoor hot tub, and a large wooden deck with a variety of outdoor features. Just know that you'll need a 4x4 to get here when the snow is high.

Beds? Five beds. Hosts up to 11 guests. Ideal for a family vacay.
The space?  Spacious logwood cabin with lots of homey touches. 
Location Perks? Be surrounded by 40 acres of bliss just 10 minutes away from Winter Park.
Budget range? An affordable steal for large group holidays.

The shipping container in Salida
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8. The shipping container in Salida

You won't feel like you're in a shipping container when you take in the panoramic views of the Sangre de Christo mountain range from the wall-to-wall windows or the wraparound deck. The open floor plan has a mid-mod feel with a full kitchen, seating area, and a wood-burning stove. After a day of hiking or exploring nearby Salida, rest your weary bones by the outdoor fire pit or play around with the host's stash of yard games.

Beds? Two beds. Sleeps up to four guests. 
The space? Only the swankiest shipping container you’ve ever seen. Modern, airy, and, well, orange. 
Location perks? A stone’s throw from downtown Salida and Salida Hot Springs.  
Budget range? A designer price for a designer tin home.

The rocky mountain treehouse in Carbondale
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9. The rocky mountain treehouse in Carbondale

Hike over the river and through the woods and you'll arrive at this actual treehouse that's supported by 100-ft-tall spruce trees. Despite being nestled in the forest, you'll enjoy a full kitchen, a bath with a stone shower, a sleeping loft with skylights to view the stars, and best of all, two tree-top terraces to relax in a hammock or by the fire. Situated on two acres, you'll be away from it all with the added bonus of being close to artsy Carbondale or Glenwood with its famous hot springs.

Beds? Three beds. Sleeps up to six.
The space? A charming little handbuilt hideaway with a private mountain garden. 
Location perks? A unique off-the-grid experience near Glenwood Springs. 
Budget range? The novelty means it’s a little pricier than usual but well worth it for a magical family holiday. 

The architectural masterpiece in Telluride
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10. The architectural masterpiece in Telluride

This spaceship-like home is both an idyllic rural escape and a gob-smacking architectural masterpiece. With vast windows with which to gaze out at the surrounding aspen forest and dozens of ingenious design features, this place is just outside Telluride, a picture-perfect 19th-century mining town.

Beds? Five beds. Sleeps up to eight. Top location for a weekend getaway.
The space? Modern construction with marvellous floor-to-ceiling windows and exquisite furnishings including a Sonos sound system.
Location perks? Dear we say, gobsmacking views of the famous Wilson’s Peaks. 
Budget range? On the upper end when it comes to price. Ideal for a group of six.

The super historic building in Colorado Springs
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11. The super historic building in Colorado Springs

Just look at that building. Ain’t it freakin’ beautiful? Too right it is. This flat occupies the top floor, offering unrivaled vintage vibes coupled with a swathe of modern comforts. And the location isn’t bad either: here you’re right on the doorstep of some of the most historic and fascinating bits of Colorado Springs. 

Beds? Three beds. Sleeps up to six guests.
The space? An urban chic apartment with a private deck to sweeten the deal. 
Location perks? Old Colorado City’s best restaurants, bars and parks right on your doorstep.
Budget range? This sleek pad is yours to enjoy for a decent rate.

The lakeside cabin in Grand Lake
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12. The lakeside cabin in Grand Lake

Lupine Village gives you the best of both worlds: you get the mountains and the lake at this collection of six cabins that's been welcoming adventurous travelers since the 1930s. The space includes a kitchen and a dining and living area and the decor carries a quaint, nostalgic lake house theme throughout. A shared fire pit seating area is perfect for s'mores and yard games – and you're just steps from Grand Lake's boardwalk village and outdoor recreation options.

Beds? Two beds. Sleeps up to four.  
The space? You’ll love this interior decked out in wooden paneling - a classic touch.  
Location perks? Close to the center of Grand Lake which means more breathtaking views. Plus, access to a courtyard and canteen.
Budget range? This one’s got affordability in the bucket.

The retro airstream in Cortez
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13. The retro airstream in Cortez

It wouldn’t be the perfect trip to Colorado without literally staying in a 1958 Airstream camper trailer, right in the middle of endless mountains. This Colorado Airbnb is a truly unique experience, tucked away in the red rock canyons and hidden under a huge Juniper tree. Hide away from the rest of the world in this camper for two (or one) and spend your days hiking into the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. 

Beds? One bed. Sleeps two.
The space? Very 70’s groove. 
Location Perks? This desert terrain is the perfect excuse to stargaze, explore ancient ruins, go hiking, or even mountain biking.
Budget range? A budget-friendly vacay for a couple of adventurers.
Time Out tip: If the airstream is booked, check out the cabin (also on Airbnb).

The desert glamping spot in Cortez
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14. The desert glamping spot in Cortez

Go off-grid in the desert with this luxe tent. Inside, it’s simple but comfy, with a big double bed and a plush velvet sofa. A short walk away from top bouldering spots, it's also near a permaculture farm that is developing sustainable living practices if you’re feeling sociable. Otherwise, soak up the peace and quiet and watch the sunset while swinging in your private hammock. 

Beds? One bed. Sleeps two.
The space? A shabby chic glamping retreat. 
Location perks? A luxury yet sustainable travel experience on a beautiful dessert ranch. 
Budget range? Great value rates for an unforgettable stay.

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