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The 17 best Airbnbs in Colorado for the perfect mountain retreat

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

Written by
George Blew
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Rebecca Treon
Contributors
Ed Cunningham
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Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Jennifer Banful
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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 and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research 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 Creekside Cabin in Palmer Lake
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1. The Creekside Cabin in Palmer Lake

Glen Haus has glamping adventure written all over it. This mountain retreat oozes modern style – we're talking the kind that will have you instantly curling up on the sofa book in hand, or pulling up a chair by the firepit with the gang. The cabin is thoughtfully decorated throughout to accommodate pretty much anyone looking for that home away from home vibe – right on nature's doorstep too. Pretty much every inch of this place is Pinterest-worthy, but the deck is easily our favorite spot. The fairy lights and firepit really set the mood, while firing up the grill and enjoying the pretty view is the perfect way to round off the evening. 

What’s the budget range? An affordable luxury escape for the fam. 

What’s it like to stay here? As cozy as it gets - yes, we know, we use the word 'cozy' a lot. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 6. 

The private beach yurt in Bayfield
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2. 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. 

What’s the budget range? Be prepared to splash the cash a little.

What’s it like to stay here? It doesn't get any better than a dip in the hot tub while enjoying a view of the lake.

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 

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The green home in Loma
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3. 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.

What’s the budget range? 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 3.

What’s it like to stay here? Consider the Grand Valley your playground to explore. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 3.

The ranch on the river in Breckenridge
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4. 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.

What’s the budget range? In the mid ranges for a large group vacation.

What’s it like to stay here? Picturesque much? Next door to White River National Forest and Breckenridge.

Rooms: 8 beds, 8.5 baths. Sleeps 24.

 

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The private ranch house in Black Hawk
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5. 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. 

What’s the budget range? Let's just say this popular ranch stay is on the pricier end. 

What’s it like to stay here? A contemporary-classic vibe with gorgeous high ceilings, bare bricks, and a fireplace. Heaven. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

The luxe design house in Boulder
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6. 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. 

What’s the budget range? Well worth the packet ramen.

What’s it like to stay here? Think mid-century modern with quirky decor prints and tons of light. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 3 baths. Sleeps six. 

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The A-frame chalet in Jefferson
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7. The A-frame chalet in Jefferson

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.

What’s the budget range? A moderately-priced couples getaway just 30 minutes away from Denver.

What’s it like to stay here? It's a roomy Scandi-inspired retreat with generous amounts of light. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

The custom log cabin in Tabernash
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8. 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.

IWhat’s the budget range? Seriously cheap.  

What’s it like to stay here? Spacious and homey vibes. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 2.5 baths. Sleeps 10. 

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The shipping container in Salida
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9. 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.

What’s the budget range? Pretty cheap. 

What’s it like to stay here? Only the swankiest shipping container you’ve ever seen. Modern, airy, and, well, orange. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

The boho A-Frame in Breckenridge
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10. The boho A-Frame in Breckenridge

As slick as a fox, who wouldn't want to snuggle up and get cozy in this designer A-frame? It's unreal. Only a short distance from Main Street, Mohawk Lakes, and Quandry Peak, it's a chic, boho-inspired nest in the woods for up to six guests. Unique elements like the black spiral staircase, A-frame nook, hanging egg chair, and furry furnishings add heaps of sophistication and comfort. We love it. Aside from the gorgeous deck and a helpful stash of board games, You'll find a lot to keep you busy in Breckenridge. Hit the slopes at Breck's Ski Resort, just five minutes away, or head to Main Street for a little wine and dine at the Hearthstone Restaurant. Spoiler alert: whatever you get up to, you won't want to leave. 

What’s the budget range? Enjoy nothing short of luxury for five nights (min). Split the cost between the pals or get cozy with the fam.

What’s it like to stay here? Blissfully snug and remote, while being close to town for groceries and entertainment. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 6. 

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The rocky mountain treehouse in Carbondale
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11. 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.


What’s the budget range? A little pricier than usual but well worth it for a magical family holiday. 

What's it like to stay here: A charming little handbuilt hideaway with a private mountain garden - you can't go wrong. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 2 beds, sleeps 8. 

The architectural masterpiece in Telluride
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12. 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.

What’s the budget range? A little lavish, but well worth the splurge for the scenery. 

What’s it like to stay here? Dear we say, gobsmacking views of the famous Wilson’s Peaks. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 8. 

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The super historic building in Colorado Springs
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13. 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. 

What’s the budget range? This sleek pad is yours to enjoy for a decent rate.

What’s it like to stay here? Being in the heart of Colorado in this comfy apartment 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 6.

The lakeside cabin in Grand Lake
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14. 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.

What’s the budget range? This one’s got affordability in the bucket.

What’s it like to stay here? You’ll love this interior decked out in wooden paneling - a classic touch.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 

 

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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. 

What’s the budget range? A budget-friendly vacay for a couple of adventurers.

What’s it like to stay here?  This desert terrain is the perfect excuse to stargaze, explore ancient ruins, go hiking, or even mountain biking.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath, Sleeps 2.

The desert glamping spot in Cortez
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16. 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. 

What’s the budget range? A luxury yet sustainable travel experience on a beautiful dessert ranch. 

What’s it like to stay here? Rustic and quaint interiors meets beautiful open spaces. In other words, the perfect place to unplug.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps two.

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The Gatsby-esque estate with a pool on Cheyenne Mountain
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17. The Gatsby-esque estate with a pool on Cheyenne Mountain

Now, this is where you head for breathtaking views of Colorado Springs. This stunningly huge home sits just on the edge of Cheyenne Mountain and is surrounded by alpine trees for absolute natural bliss. Though in case you do miss the city's twinkling lights, you'll find all the panoramas you need on the other side of the house. The space boasts a grand hall, an indoor hot tub, and pool, a home gym, a home cinema, and much more. It literally has everything you could want out of a vacation rental for larger groups. There are also cool add-ons like the Murder Mystery Dinner Party for a truly spectacular time up in the Springs.

What’s the budget range? A pretty affordable five-night stay when you split the bill.

What’s it like to stay here? Like trading lives with Jay Gatsby.

Rooms: 6 beds, 6.5 baths. Sleeps 14.

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