The 9 Coolest Airbnbs in Boulder


1. A home built into the mountain

This is so Boulder that it’s built into a boulder. This home is constructed on a cliff atop Mount Sanitas with ridiculous, panoramic canyon views. The home actually has a rock outcrop carved into the interior, so there are rock features from outside incorporated inside. Imagine a massive wall of boulders in the living room and the mountainside forming one wall in the shower. You have to see it to believe it.

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Rent this full level at the “treehouse castle.” Courtesy photo

2. A “treehouse castle” 

Stay on the top floor of a “treehouse castle” just five minutes from Pearl Street. The space is artistic and eclectic, yet clean and organized.

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The bathroom in the “treehouse castle.” Courtesy photo

Features include a double shower in the bathroom, travel amenities, Apple TV and wifi, laundry, a spring water dispenser, fireplace, decks, hot tub, gardens, a stream and private park, easy access to trails and a lake. You can even rent cruiser bikes and camping/hiking gear. One catch: No pets allowed, unless it’s a panda bear.

3. Private mountain spa retreat

This beautiful mountain home has some of the features of your own private spa, including a steam shower and jet tub. After your soak, relax by the fireplace or on the south-facing deck with a view of Boulder.

4. A room with a hammock and arcade

This studio has a private garden, mini fridge and coffee maker. But it also has a hammock and a private arcade.

A short-term rental in Prospect in Longmont. Courtesy photo

5. New Urbanism and upscale

This guest house in the quirky, colorful Prospect neighborhood in Longmont promises to be “nicer than any hotel.” Prospect is a cool day trip from Boulder, with its own art gallery, shopping, restaurants and parks. Note: This property is about 25 minutes from Boulder, but the mountain views from certain angles won’t disappoint. Plus, Prospect is a unique community, in and of itself, and claims to be Colorado’s first New Urbanism neighborhood.

6. A private Chautauqua suite

The Chautauqua Park cottages are highly sought-after places to stay and can fill up in the summer. That’s when this guest suite would be ideal. This home offers a suite with a separate entrance with a kitchenette and living space, plus easy access to the beloved Chautauqua green and trails and cozy, outdoor sitting areas.

7. Extreme luxury in a full house

You can also rent out full houses in Boulder, like this luxurious, six-bedroom property near downtown. Guests here can use the hot tub, garden, multiple decks, multiple grills and more.

8. Architectural and earth-friendly

The unusual-looking Barrett House was designed by respected Colorado architect, Charles Haertling, for the artist Clotilde Barrett (hence the name). Now, you can stay in this 3,000-square-foot, mountainside wonderland. Highlights include cork flooring, rugs made out of recycled plastic, mountain views, a cast-iron fireplace, eclectic decorations, skylights, a theater room with an 80-inch screen, a “Mad Men”-inspired bar and its own art installation.

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The “architect’s home” in central Boulder. Courtesy photo

9. Clean, modern, Japanese, ping-pong

This Boulder home for short-term rent is the home of an architect, and you can feel that in the clean, Japanese design. Outside, there are decks, including an oversized rooftop deck. Inside, there’s a game room with a ping-pong table.

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The unique bedroom at the “architect’s home.” Courtesy photo

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