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12 Absolute Best Airbnbs in Boulder Colorado (for 2021)

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Located at the foothills of Rocky Mountains is the city of Boulder. This is a perfect base to explore nature, and city attractions (Denver is just 25 miles away from here). So we handpicked these 12 best Airbnbs in Boulder Colorado for an epic stay!

In the detailed airbnb guide below, you will find options for a guest suite with mountain views, downtown Boulder properties from where you can reach restaurants, and shopping spots within walking distance and more.

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Best Airbnbs in Boulder Colorado: Editor’s Picks 

With so many properties to choose from, we narrowed it down to 12 Airbnbs to suit every traveler.

These 5 best Airbnbs in Boulder CO are our top picks, from each category

Where to stay in Boulder Colorado? Boulder Airbnbs

Boulder is located in northern Colorado. Its downtown area is home to the popular pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall which abounds in art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Downtown is a popular area to consider.

Outside of Boulder, there are other areas to consider for accommodation, such as,

  • Golden: 30 minutes away
  • Highland Park: 30 minutes
  • Black Hawk: 1 hour

Best Romantic Airbnbs in Boulder | Beautiful,clean, Tiny House

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $89+ USD per night

Beautiful and newly built tiny home is amazing for two guests. Inside the Airbnb, you will find a double bed, a fully functioning bathroom, laundry, and a stove pantry. 

From the Airbnb, enjoy views of the North and the Foothills in Lyons Colorado.

You can also check out the field, located right in front of the tiny home. It is delightfully frequented by rabbits and birds, and occasionally by coyotes.

Guest Review: “This tiny home is perfect! Jim is a wonderful host and the location is very central to many destinations in Colorado. It was a clean, warm, and comfortable retreat after many hikes and stops. We hope to be back!” – Roxy

Best Airbnb Boulder for groups | Handcrafted Earth House Etched into a Mountain

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Price: $379+ USD per night

Earth House is a unique accommodation option in Boulder Colorado. Space is built with handcrafted local materials and built into an earthen mountainside.

The interiors are simple, yet functional. There are 3 bedrooms to accommodate 5 guests. Airbnb features a concrete shower, composting toilet, and a very spacious kitchen and living room area.

The hot tub will be amazing for you after a day of sightseeing. 

From the Airbnb, you can soak in the views of the Milky Way, or admire the tropical indoor garden. And best of all the towering views of Sugarloaf mountain from the earthhouse will blow your mind away. 

Guest Review: “Hands down the best Airbnb I’ve ever experienced. This house is brilliantly designed & allows any nature lover to experience a peaceful & magical experience.” – Jess

Unique Airbnbs in Boulder for two | Gold Hill Greenhouse and Yurt

  • Location: Gold Hill, 25 minutes from downtown Boulder
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $120+ USD per night
Photo Credit: Airbnb

This cute greenhouse yurt combo is a great option for couples. Located on top of a mountain in Gold Hill, you are about 25 minutes drive away from downtown Boulder!

There are hiking trails close to this Airbnb. 

The greenhouse is equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, and has a comfy queen bed. You will love the views from the property. 

Guest Review: “Amazing stay and I’m so lucky that there was randomly a week available for me to book. Shelby’s listing is the perfect getaway: remote and comfortable. I really recommend getting into town, depending on what’s open. A portion of the property is fenced in, which was great for my dogs. Hope to return sometime! – Rae

Best Mountain Views Airbnb Boulder | Mountain Spa Retreat – Year round sunshine

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $136+ USD per night
Photo Credit: Airbnb

Mountain Retreat Spa offers stunning views of Boulder. Inside the Airbnb, you will find a steam shower, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a living room with a fireplace, and a king-size bed. You also have a 50″ 4k TV to entertain all guests!

There is a lovely jet tub on the deck for you to enjoy.

The property is 10 minutes away from North Boulder shops/trailheads, and 18 minutes to Pearl Street in central Boulder.

Guest Review: “Andy’s place had a beautiful view overlooking Boulder. The amenities make for a refreshing evening if you’re looking for a reset after a few days of skiing/travel. I’d definitely stay again!” – Newt

Best Airbnb Rentals Boulder | Admire Rocky Mountain Sunsets From a Cliffside Balcony

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes, Airbnb Plus
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $1101+ USD per night
Photo Credit: Airbnb

This stunning and luxurious Airbnb is a perfect oasis for 8 guests. The property has 4 bedrooms (with 2 queen beds, 1 king-size bed, and 1 double bed). The living room is spacious and has gorgeous mountain views.

There is a large and fully equipped kitchen, and it also offers mountain views that you and your guests can enjoy from the dining table.

This stunning space is all about panoramic views overlooking the city, canyons, and surrounding terrain. Take a look at their pictures here

Guest Review: “The first thing I have to say is that the home is amazing, not only space but the character and decor. In addition, this home has the most amazing sunrise I have ever seen. The host is accessible to you at any time and it is very helpful in any question you have. We spend 9 days at the house and it was amazing…..” – Juan

Best Vacation Rentals Boulder | Views of Boulder and the Rockies from Your Balinese Day Bed

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes, Airbnb Plus
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: $728+ USD per night
Photo Credit: Airbnb

From this Boulder home experience amazing views of the mountains, and more. 

Beautiful interiors of airbnb will leave you speechless. From African rugs to Brazilian art, this property has 3 bedrooms to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. You also get to relax in the hot tub on the spacious deck. 

Walking trails, downtown Boulder and the Hill are within easy access by bike or on foot. Distance from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is about 19 minutes. 

Guest Review: “We had a wonderful time, such a magical stay, one of the best places ever! Greg set up everything for us before we arrived which was an exceptionally welcoming experience. Will definitely be coming back again.” – Zoe

Best Airbnb Boulder for two | Luxurious Private Suite Close to Trails AND Town

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $177+ USD per night
Photo Credit: Airbnb

This luxury suite is located in a great spot – about two blocks from the Mount Sanitas trailhead, and six blocks to downtown Boulder.

Enjoy amazing views, take in the fresh mountain air and explore all of the attractions that Boulder has to offer. 

Inside the Airbnb you will find a comfy king-size bed, kitchen, and bathroom. Outside, there is a lovely hot tub and a private yard where you can relax and read a nice book!  

Guest Review: “We have stayed here 4 times in the last 6 months on our frequent trips to Boulder. It is a lovely place with great amenities and the perfect location!” – Kelli

Best Airbnb Boulder for two | Boulder’s Downtown Cottage 

  • Location: Boulder
  • Superhost: Yes, Airbnb Plus
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $154+ USD per night
Boulder downtown cottage for 2 guests
Photo Credit: Airbnb

Beautiful cottage, located just a short walk from Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, this Airbnb is a home away from home. The property has a comfortable living room, spacious kitchen, and a nice bedroom (with a queen size bed).

The best part of this Airbnb is its location. 

Guest Review: “Quaint little cottage with very communicative host, but the best part was the location. Can’t be beat!” – Jacob

Best Airbnb Boulder for families | Clean downtown Boulder luxury

  • Location: Boulder
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $222+ USD per night
downtown Boulder luxury apartment
Photo Credit: Airbnb

Beautiful and centrally located Airbnb with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and an outdoor patio, is perfect for families. 

Clean interiors, and spacious, Airbnb comes equipped with modern amenities. Each bedroom has it’s own smart tv and plenty of closet space to store your items. Kitchen is fully stocked to prepare a variety of meals for the family!

The dining and living room are open and airy giving you plenty of space to enjoy a meal, work or relax. 

It’s central location is a bonus – 2 blocks away from downtown Boulder, and close to restaurants, trails, and Pearl Street.

Guest Review: “Phillip’s place was so cute!! It was a great location and had everything we needed. In addition, there were lots of extra touches like a basket of snacks waiting for us. Phillip was great to deal with and responded right away to any questions we had. I would definitely stay here again!!” – Jean

Best Airbnb Boulder | Unique Cottage in Boulder

  • Location: Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $190+ USD per night
Unique cottage in Boulder with tropical garden
Photo Credit: Airbnb

This cute one-bedroom furnished cottage is located only 10 minutes away from downtown Boulder, and about 25 minutes from downtown Denver. Rocky Mountains National Park is about 30 miles away too. 

The cottage has a small living room with a fireplace, a small kitchen and bathroom and bedroom with a skylight. Enjoy the views of the night stars from the queen-size bed. There is a lovely flower garden and a hot tub on the property that you can enjoy.

There are beautiful views of the Flatirons from the hot tub/field from the property. 

Also located outside is a fire pit, a treehouse and a seasonal creek with a swing. You can easily access hiking and biking trails right across the street from the Airbnb.

Guest Review: “Quiet area a bit out of town. Great access to bike trails to town and parks. Great restaurants close. Mary was friendly and accommodating. Would rent again from her.” – Steve

Best Airbnb Boulder for two | Log Cabin on the River→Hot Tub | BBQ | Fire Pit

  • Location: Black Hawk, 1 hour from Boulder
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $479+ USD per night

This log cabin is great for small groups, or families of four. Airbnb is spacious and can welcome guests to relax in their well lit living space. Property has an indoor fireplace, well stocked kitchen and dining area. 

Previous guests have loved the private hot tub during their stay. It is perfect to sock in after a day of hikes and outdoorsy activities. You can also enjoy a fire pit and BBQ outside, or hang out at the large yard, while chilling on a hammock. 

Guest Review:BOOK THIS PLACE. It is absolutely magical! Everything was sparkling clean and looks brand new, but still has a cozy, rustic cabin vibe. The wood burning stove was prepped and ready to go which made it easy- we used it every night. We also loved the hot tub and outdoor grill near the fire pit. The views are absolutely stunning and it feels like your in your own private oasis. The hosts were super responsive and provided some tips for the area. We are already planning our next trip back!” – Chelsea

Best Airbnb Boulder for groups | Modern Alpine Retreat

  • Location: Golden, 30 minutes from Boulder 
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $171+ USD per night

With stunning views of South Boulder Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak and Boulder County, this alpine retreat is great for 4 guests. 

Airbnb has one bedroom (with a queen-size bed, and a common sleeping area), a full bathroom, and a kitchen suite. The property has all the amenities for a comfortable stay.

The hosts are in the same building, but you do have a separate/private entrance for accessing Airbnb.

Guest Review: “Beautiful views! The space was very clean and perfect for our mountain getaway. We loved being out in the mountains but were able to visit Boulder and Golden easily for hiking and food. Highly recommend staying with Amanda and Dave!” – Hannah

So that’s a wrap! These are some of the best airbnbs in Boulder for your upcoming trip. Do you have a personal favorite that we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments

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