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So we all agree that at this point we are very tired of spending time at home, right? Does your couch have a prominent indentation that indicates where you’ve been sitting from home for months? Does the highlight of your week start with another new puzzle? Then it’s time to flee. Whether you’re visiting Mile High City from elsewhere, or a local looking for some staycation promotion, Denver’s Airbnb game is strong. From an intimate teepee on a horse ranch to a downtown getaway with a rooftop hot tub, we’ve got a rundown of the best places to stay in Denver so you can finally have a good time in a home away from home.
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16 guests, $ 332 per night
Share this sprawling home with a few friends for a centrally located hub for all of your Denver adventures. The house was built in 1912 but has plenty of modern touches, including a bright mural on the outside patio wall and three large arcade games. The owner lives in the basement, which has a separate entrance, so you have plenty of privacy and space to yourself.
What guests say: “Great location, walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants. The house was perfect for our group, lots of space. We loved the arcades and other games available. The beds were comfortable and the decor is cool. “Photo courtesy AirbnbJefferson Park
4 guests, $ 213 per night
Located near the Broncos Stadium, this home is the perfect location from which to explore downtown Denver. But the best? The fact that you can come back after a day on Mile High and relax with a soak in the hot tub, a game of pinball, and free Netflix & Amazon Prime.
What guests say: “It is just a few minutes’ walk from the city center on a quiet street. There was a brewery nearby too. Immaculate, stylish and a very comfortable bed. The hot tub on the back deck is a big bonus too! “Courtesy of AirbnbWheat Ridge
2 guests, $ 115 per night
About 20 minutes from downtown, this hideaway is ideal for a quick and unique getaway, or as a base for anyone looking to explore outside of Denver during their stay. The carriage house is open and bright and has some outstanding details such as the gas fireplace. But more importantly, it’s on a working urban farm with chickens and goats for you to visit during your stay.
What guests say: “I loved this Airbnb. It’s the perfect distance between Denver, Boulder, and Red Rocks! I loved that the car is on an urban farm. There are chickens and goats. It’s nice and quiet and perfect for a short break. “
Photo courtesy AirbnbEvergreen
4 guests, $ 138 per night
Evergreen is a small town in the foothills outside of Denver. So if you’re looking for an escape to the mountains without a long trek into the mountains, you’ve come to the right place. This cabin is secluded yet close to downtown Evergreen, which has shops, restaurants, and ice skating on the lake in the winter. The property has a pond and stream, plus a gas grill if you like outdoor cooking. You’re also in prime wildlife viewing land. So keep an eye out for deer and other forest animals during your stay.
What guests say: “The house was in a great location. Felt like deep in the forest, but really not because you are so close to the city, the lake and even Denver. I saw deer on the property every day which was lovely! “Photo courtesy AirbnbHighlands
6 guests, $ 463 per night
You’ll find a luxurious vibe on this modern city getaway. The location is central which means you can walk to many downtown destinations. However, once you are settled in, you may not want to leave. Exhibit A: The rooftop hot tub where you can deepen your worries and enjoy the downtown lights from your secluded paradise.
What guests say: “Lovely home in a fantastic location! Your front door is walking distance to downtown, REI, the Pepsi Center, Elitches, and the football stadium … the house is beautifully decorated and the kitchen has all appliances. Equipment in abundance! “Photo courtesy AirbnbHudson
4 guests, $ 85 per night
If the listing mentions a passed out goat and a ranch dog named Elle, then how could you resist? Located about 35 minutes from downtown Denver, this unique stay is the perfect place to snuggle up in the great outdoors, glamping-style. The tipi has a queen-size bed, fire pit, and the relaxing sounds of the nearby creek. And yes, it is also on a working horse ranch that you can explore during your stay.
What guests say: “The definition of peace and serenity. The sunrises on this farm are unrivaled. The stream, horses and fresh air add to the calm presence of the stay. There is a warm fireplace in the tipi and board games that provide a fun detox from everyday life. Would definitely recommend this experience! “
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Molly Martin is a Denver-based freelance writer and a huge fan of hot tubs. Follow her @mollydbu on Instagram and Twitter for more information on food, fun and life on Mile High.