October 25  |  Our Communities

13 Charming Airbnb Rentals Perfect for a Northern Colorado Getaway

Northern Colorado is a world-class vacation destination you may just want to make your permanent home. But before you can do that, you need a place where you can experience all the grandeur and local charm for yourself! 

Though we have plenty of unique hotel options in NoCo — including the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park and WeeCasa, the tiny home resort in Lyons — Airbnb homes can offer an insider’s look that you may not get to see in other locales. If you’re opting for a sharing economy vacation, check out these true Colorado destinations — from secluded cabins built in the 1800s to stylish lofts in Downtown Fort Collins and even a one-of-a-kind Quonset hut in Bellvue!


Cozy 1800s Cabin

Location: Red Feather Lakes | Price: $175/night | Accommodates: 4

Mountain Lodge Airbnb Northern Colorado mountains

Photo courtesy of Phantom Lake Ranch

When it was constructed by John Hardin in 1871, this Red Feather Lakes cabin was one of the first homes built in Northern Colorado. As the first known settler of Red Feather Lakes, Hardin’s cabin is rich in history. After being restored in 2007, the building has all the historic charm and the modern updates needed for a luxurious stay in the Colorado mountains. From the stone hearth to the dining nook and the farmhouse kitchen — we love every detail!


Rustic and Charming Creek-side Cabin

Location: Bellvue | Price: $250/night | Accommodates: 6

Located just 15 minutes from bustling Fort Collins, this Bellvue cabin is nestled on wide open land that includes a creek, a picturesque pond and plenty of friendly duck neighbors. Inside, you’ll find classic log cabin style in every room — from the fully equipped kitchen to the secluded master bedroom. Whether you’re hiking in the country or brewery hopping in the city, this is a great place to call your temporary home!


The Backdoor Guest

Location: Livermore | Price: $135/night | Accommodates: 4

If the words “mountain retreat” inspire your passion for relaxation, this Livermore lodge will be your new go-to vacation destination. On 40 private acres, you’ll find an enclosed deck for outdoor dining, a dedicated yoga area, an adjacent National Forest for views and adventure, cozy lodge design and a gourmet breakfast provided each morning! Meals in the past have included Eggs Benedict and fresh baked apple tarts made from scratch.


The Cottage at The Backdoor Guest

Location: Livermore | Price: $135/night | Accommodates: 2

Cottage mountain lodge Colorado rocky mountains airbnb

Photos courtesy of host Lana

Located on the grounds of The Backdoor Guest, this cozy cottage is a more intimate option for mountain lodging in Livermore. At just 200 square feet, there is no electricity and no kitchen, but the building is fully furnished, offers a separate bathhouse and provides a hearty breakfast and dinner delivered every morning and night! Immerse yourself in the Colorado mountains at this romantic and scenic spot. 



Location: Livermore | Price: $44/night | Accommodates: 2

Test out tiny house living in this beautifully designed home in Livermore! Designed by Tiny Houses by Darla and run by the upcoming tiny house eco-resort Warner’s Hidden Corner, the building is just 216 square feet including the loft. To round out the space, there’s a generous kitchen with every tool you might need, a workspace, table and couch, a restroom complete with shower, sink and toilet, and ample storage. Operating off-grid, the water is hauled in and the electricity is solar powered so be aware of conservation during your stay! You can find more information about staying here on Warner’s Hidden Corner website!


Blue Moon

Location: Livermore | Price: $65/night | Accommodates: 4

Tiny home airbnb rental Northern Colorado

Photo courtesy of Warner’s Hidden Corner

This second tiny home from Warner’s Hidden Corner in Livermore was designed by MitchCraft Tiny Homes, a local Fort Collins business. Inside 250 square feet, you’ll find two lofts for sleeping, a spacious shower, a charming kitchenette, a beautiful dining nook and a surprising amount of storage. Located on 35 acres of stunning Colorado landscape, this tiny home is completely off the grid operating with solar panels for electricity and a water tank for running water. You can find more information about staying here on the Warner’s Hidden Corner website!


Peaceful Cabin on 35 Acres

Location: Red Feather Lakes | Price: $175/night | Accommodates: 4

Centered between Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes, Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, this Livermore cabin has a well-equipped kitchen, a gas grill with propane, a Keurig and small coffee pot for cozy mornings, a fire pit, a DVD player with plenty of DVDs and an impressive collection of board games. Modern amenities make this home luxurious, while lodge style and dramatic views make it as charming and beautiful as the mountains themselves!


Beautiful, Unique Loft in Old Town

Location: Fort Collins | Price: $190/night | Accommodates: 6

Downtown Fort Collins Old Town Loft Airbnb Rental

Photo courtesy of AvenueWest Northern Colorado

Located in the picturesque Old Fire House Alley in Old Town, this loft offers the charm of a NoCo escape in a bustling city famous for its small businesses, coffee shops, recreation and breweries. Elegant design comes together in this space complete with exposed red brick, beautiful tin ceiling tiles, luxurious French doors to the master bedroom and a to-die-for private courtyard. FoCo locals may even want to reserve a staycation just to see the decor!


The Buckhorn Valley Escape

Location: Loveland | Price: $145/night | Accommodates: 6

This stunning and secluded Loveland home takes mountain modern design to a whole new level — from the starlight deck to the towering main living space. Just 15 minutes from Downtown Loveland and 10 minutes from Horsetooth Reservoir, you’ll have access to outdoor dining, a fully-equipped kitchen, a charming old-school fireplace and even a dog run. Though it looks and feels like a modern home, the owners are working toward energy conservation and operating off the grid so there is no AC, but plenty of well-water, composting, a septic system and starlight!


Exploration Cabin

Location: Estes Park | Price: $265/night | Accommodates: 6

This 1928 cabin is close to downtown Estes Park and minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Spacious enough for a family and cozy enough for a couple, the home has style, luxuries, a coffee nook and every down-home comfort you would expect in a mountain lodge. Come for the adventure and the views, but stay for the chic Colorado style!


Spacious Mountain Lodge On A Private Ranch

Location: Red Feather Lakes | Price: $320/night | Accommodates: 10

Spacious Mountain Lodge Rocky Mountain Getaway Airbnb Rental

Photo courtesy of Phantom Lake Ranch

If you have friends, family or multiple couples looking for a luxury mountain retreat, this Red Feather Lakes home is perfect! Each of the four bedrooms has their own bathroom so every couple will have plenty of privacy. And with pine forests, grassy meadows, aspen groves, rock outcroppings, wildlife, your own personal hiking trails and private stocked lakes, you’ll have plenty of room to roam as well!


Wild Turkey Retreat

Location: Estes Park | Price: $250/night | Accommodates: 6

Guests at Wild Turkey Retreat have access to the entire house which includes two decks, a backyard horseshoe pit and corn hole games and the six-person hot tub. Nestled in a quaint Estes Park neighborhood, the home has a washer and dryer, a living room fireplace and stunning farmhouse design details — including a farmhouse door and white subway tile in the kitchen!


Unique Private Country Get-away

Location: Bellvue | Price: $88/night | Accommodates: 4

Quonset Hut Airbnb rental in Northern Colorado getaway

Photo courtesy of hosts Zach + Kati

Situated on a small farm in Bellvue, this 1950s Quonset hut was originally the milking hand’s quarters when the property operated as a dairy farm. The ceiling curves and tops out at 10 feet tall for a shape you won’t find anywhere else. And the home has amenities you won’t get anywhere else, too — including the farm’s own fresh eggs, goat milk and veggies from the garden. With wireless internet and a smart TV as well, it’s the perfect blend of work and play, seclusion and connection.


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