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The Colorado Rockies are famous as the home of some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country. They stretch through six national forests and national parks, home to soaring jagged peaks, sparkling lakes and renowned fly-fishing rivers. From Telluride in the southwest portion of the state to Steamboat Springs in the north, these Colorado Airbnbs will put you in the heart of it all.
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This custom log home enjoys an idyllic setting, a true winter wonderland during the chillier months of the year, just minutes from Breckenridge. Nestled in the woods in the tranquil forested Blue River neighborhood, you’ll have easy access to the shuttles that will bring you to the ski gondola. The charming cabin has three bedrooms, sleeping up to eight guests, a well-equipped kitchen, a covered space for all your ski and other sports gear, and an expansive deck with a BBQ for grilling.
A stay in Leadville you put you in America’s highest elevated city, which sits at more than 10,150 feet, surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Rockies. The Green Room at the Happy Hippie Tie-Dye House is a great budget-friendly option, a private room in a Victorian-era home painted in Rastafarian green, red, and yellow. Located across from Nature’s Spirit Recreational Dispensary and the Periodic Brewery, it’s 420 friendly and the room even includes rolling papers, along with tie-dye decor. Of course, you don’t have to partake to stay, simply enjoy the welcoming laid-back feel here, relax on the front porch watching people walk by while being steps away from unique shops, restaurants and historic attractions.
You’ll be just outside the east entrance of Rocky National Park by booking this three-bedroom cabin in Estes Park. While it’s close to downtown, it feels as if you’re in the middle of the wilderness, providing plenty of seclusion along with convenience. With lots of large windows, you’ll be able to gaze out at the breathtaking scenery while watching for wildlife like deer, elk, wild turkey and the occasional bear that passes by. It includes a soothing hot tub, picnic table, and horseshoes, and inside, you’ll have a fireplace and all the comforts of home, including a washer/dryer, TV and DVD library, books and games.
This remodeled 1940s cabin has managed to retain its historic character while providing modern amenities and easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. There’s no car needed once you’re here, as you can hike directly in. A tranquil retreat for a family or small group of friends, sleeping up to six in two bedrooms, it comes with a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer and a beautiful mountain view from its slightly elevated position.
Located high in the Rockies in the town of Fairplay, known for the TV series “South Park,” the Tumbleweed Tiny Home has a beautiful interior made entirely of solid pine, sleeping up to three with a queen bed in the loft and a twin bed downstairs. You’ll have access to the community hot tubs in the summer, along with opportunities to hike, fly fish and go gold panning. In the winter, you’ll be just 30 minutes from the slopes for skiing.
Located in the Northern Colorado Rockies surrounded by beautiful nature, this three-bedroom home is about five miles from downtown Steamboat Springs. You’ll enjoy scenic mountain views while being close to all the attractions, from the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. It accommodates up to seven guests and includes a furnished deck with outdoor seating and a hot tub. On the back patio is a grill and dining table. Inside, you’ll be able to cozy up to the stone wall fireplace, enjoy a flat-screen cable TV with a DVD player and cook up meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The master suite has its own private fireplace and balcony access.
Located in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area, the Moose Haven Cabin is a remote Airbnb for those who want to escape the crowds in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s tucked among scenery that’s just as breathtaking, complete with blue alpine lakes and towering mountain peaks, near the small town of Walden near the border of Wyoming. You’ll be in one of the best spots for wildlife watching with elk, black bear, bald eagles and especially moose, with over 600 of the animals in this area, while enjoying access to miles and miles of hiking trails. The cabin is off-grid, providing the ideal place to totally disconnect with limited electricity and an outhouse 20 feet from your front door.
Located in Ouray, a stunning town in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, this charming two-bedroom home is just a block from Main Street, with its Victorian-era and old western mining town-style buildings, near Box Canyon Falls. Accommodating up to four guests, it offers views in every direction along with Wi-Fi, a SmartTV, a full kitchen and a washer/dryer. You’ll have easy access to the dramatic mountains and cliffs that surround the town for outstanding hiking, climbing and mountain biking during the summer, and ice climbing in the winter. Year-round, relax in the hot springs while gazing out at what’s often referred to as the “Switzerland of America.”
Located approximately 30 minutes from Telluride, the Mountain Sky Cabin overlooks the Uncompahgre Wilderness and Sneffels Range at an elevation of over 9,000 feet and boasts scenic trails for hiking across 54 acres. It sleeps up to seven in four bedrooms, boasting sweeping views in every direction, spanning three levels. Some of the highlights include a hot tub that seats six a TV with satellite channels, Netflix, Showtime and AppleTV, complimentary snowshoes for adults and children in the winter, and an indoor fireplace.
Just a short drive from Telluride and Mountain Village in the Mountain Village Ski Ranches, this five-bedroom craftsman style post and beam home accommodates up to six, providing convenient access to skiing, hiking, biking and golf. Set across 1.5 acres, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of Mount Sneffels from the front porch, a patio with outdoor dining and a grill and a large lawn area. Inside, floor to ceiling windows boast spectacular views while the gas fireplace offers a warm ambiance. It comes with a long list of luxuries, including a master bedroom with a gas fireplace that connects to a grand ensuite bathroom with two showerheads and a large tub with views.
Kate’s Place has an interesting history, as the host notes, it was shipped to Crested Butte in 1922 as a “kit house” built by a miner as a promise to his “mail order bride,” Kate. The current owners remodeled the home in the 1970s and have continued to keep it updated, recognized by the Board of zoning and Architectural Review as the best historical renovation. Today, guests enjoy its historic character while being within walking distance to shopping, dining, skiing, hiking and more, just a block off the main street. It includes three bedrooms, accommodating up to six, along with cable TV, Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer.
Just a mile from downtown Aspen, the owners built this beautiful five-bedroom home tucked among the Aspens and pines. It accommodates up to 10 and comes with all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen, laundry facilities and an indoor fireplace. In the master bedroom, you’ll have a Jacuzzi bath, and there’s a pool table to enjoy when you aren’t out and about, enjoying the long list of outdoor activities or world-class shopping and dining downtown.
This six-bedroom, luxurious ski-in, ski-out home accommodates 13 and puts you in the ideal spot for enjoying the slopes while being able to unwind and enjoy breathtaking views upon your return, outside or in from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Curl up next to the fireplace, cook up meals in the gourmet kitchen and soothe those sore muscles in the large outdoor hot tub. The 4,500-square-foot house has a wrap-around deck with a BBQ for grilling and all the rooms come with TVs.
This two-bedroom, artist-designed custom built home offers magnificent 360-degree views in a tranquil, private neighborhood directly across from the Steamboat Springs ski resort. You’ll be able to enjoy them from the three private decks as well as the floor to ceiling windows. The house sleeps up to eight and has an open floor plan with a gas fireplace and a comfy couch to curl up on and watch Netflix on the SmartTV. The large, state-of-the-art kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a wine rack, bar and bar stools., and you’ll have a washer and dryer too. The master suite has a loft space with French doors that lead to a covered deck and a bath with a heated tile floor and a huge custom shower with two shower heads, body jets and a seat.