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10 of Colorado’s Coolest Remote Airbnbs

From mountaintop to lakeside, we found ten of Colorado's most breathtaking Airbnb homes.

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These gorgeous—and mostly secluded—Airbnb rentals offer something special that you won’t find from a hotel or resort. From log cabins to tiny homes, here are ten unique dwellings scattered throughout the Centennial State that are available for your next immersive getaway. Act quickly, because these unique, high-demand getaways book fast.

The Western Slope Yurt

Closest Town: Gateway
Cost: Starts at $150 per night

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Located just a few miles from the Utah border, and about an hour’s drive from Grand Junction and Palisade, this modern yurt in Gateway is inspired by the dwellings of the nomadic tribes in Mongolia. Spanning about 760 square-feet, the space can hold up to eight guests, and features a bath, full kitchen, hand-carved log bed, and rocking chair. The yurt itself sits within Unaweep Canyon, overlooking the unique, geological rock formation. The close proximity to the canyon offers a wide range of recreational activities from hiking and biking to rock climbing and horseback riding.

The Rocky Mountain Tree House

Closest Town: Carbondale
Cost: Starts at $265 per night

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Relive your childhood dreams and stay in a real treehouse. Built in 1971, the Rocky Mountain Tree House sits 25 feet above ground on four 100-foot spruce trees with a winding rock staircase leading up to the front door. Built by hand, the home features unique details like a rock shower and two skylights. A four-person hot tub sits on one of the two decks with views of the night sky. While the treehouse feels secluded, popular hikes like Hanging Lake Trail are only 15 minutes north of the house.

The “Mountain Farm Experience” Yurt

Closest Town: Creede
Cost: $150 per night

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If you want to escape to the San Juan Mountains, undoubtedly one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain ranges, consider booking a stay at this backcountry yurt. Located four-and-a-half miles from downtown Creede, this refurbished yurt sleeps up to four people and is surrounded by nature. Although the accommodations are modest—no electricity or running water—the host has equipped the space with everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay. For colder nights, a wall of wood and a fire pit sit on the outside deck, overlooking Campbell Mountain and the La Garita Wilderness area. In addition to the rustic accommodations, the yurt has unlimited outdoor access for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and fishing.

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The Riverside Cabin

Closest Town: Buena Vista
Cost: $240 and up per night

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Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this creekside log cabin is the perfect location for mountain adventures. Sitting at the base of Mount Princeton in Buena Vista, the cozy, two-bedroom cabin has a wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and access to Cottonwood Creek.

The Black Hawk Cabin

Closest Town: Black Hawk
Cost: Starts at $245 per night

Photo courtesy of Jed Henning

Pack the car, grab the kids, and head to this secluded cabin outside of Nederland. This three-story, log cabin fits 4 comfortable, and features an outdoor hot tub(!) that overlooks South Boulder Creek, a large front lawn with a hammock, games, and lounge chairs, and private access to two hiking trails.

The Yurt for Glampers

Closest Town: Carbondale
Cost: $215 per night

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If you consider camping “roughing it,” then book a night (or two) at this chic yurt. Residing on the Cedar Ridge Farm, the Mongolian-style yurt features wifi, one queen-sized bed and two twin beds, a kitchen, a living area, and an exterior safari-like tent for showering. The yurt’s deck overlooks a pond and views of Mount Sopris, situated in the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to the deluxe accommodations, the property shares land with the farm’s horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and alpacas.

The One with Private Hot Springs

Closest Town: Buena Vista
Cost: Starts at $450 per night

Photo courtesy of Merrifield Homestead Cabins

Not only is this cabin within walking distant to hiking, climbing, and rafting, the two-bedroom residence has its own private hot spring. The Merrifield Cabin—which is a fully restored 1920’s cabin—sits on Cottonwood Creek, across from Cottonwood Hot Springs. In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, the host supplies its guests with slippers, towels, and robes to make the private hot spring experience even more enjoyable.

An Intimate Boulder County Tree House

Closest Town: Lyons
Cost: $249 per night

Photo courtesy of Leam Blackwood

If you’re hoping to spend time in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Little Red Treehouse is the perfect place to rest your head after a day of hiking. Located in Lyons (about 30 minutes from RMNP), the treehouse features 360-degree views and access to Lyon’s shops, restaurants, hiking and bike trails. Although it only has one bedroom, the treehouse’s nook on the top floor offers a private sleeping space.

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An Off-the-Grid Tiny Home

Closest Town: Boulder
Cost: Starts at $124 per night

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Built by hand, this modern, tiny home sits on 30 acres of land and overlooks the Front Range. Located near Gold Hill (about 30 minutes from Boulder), the home is only 160 square-feet, but feels spacious because of the ample amounts of natural light. While the tiny home only accommodates two people, guests can either sleep on the pull-out bed, the giant outdoor deck, or the homeowner’s handwoven hammock.

The Hygge Chalet

Closest Town: Grant
Cost: $130 per night

Photo courtesy of the Hygge Chalet

Inspired by hygge, the Danish word to describe coziness and comfort, this A-frame house is just that—cozy. Located in the Rocky Mountains, the 1970’s remodeled cabin sits on 3.5 acres of land with access to trails. The home spans 1,400 square-feet with an open floor plan fit to accommodate up to four guests. The home is also outfitted with a fully-quipped kitchen, books, board games, and a private, outdoor steam sauna.

(See a map of all 10 of Colorado’s coolest remote Airbnbs here)

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