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Boulder lies at the base of the Rocky Mountains and is known as one of the best places to stay in Colorado thanks to its lush green scenery and epic mountains. Are you curious about the vacation rental landscape in Boulder? We’re here to help with the lowdown on home rentals in the Boulder area. From cozy cabins through to sleek apartments, we’ve used our unique data to round up the most booked properties in Boulder. 

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By Jon Cartagena

Airbnb Domination

According to AllTheRooms data, at present, there are close to 600 Airbnb rentals in Boulder, alongside around 15 TripAdvisor vacation listings and several additions from other vacation rental sites such as Holiday-Lettings, Homestay, and Priceline. This means Airbnb is completely dominating the Boulder vacation market rental.

Size of Home Rentals

Home rentals in Boulder are generally on the larger side, at an average of over 2,100 square feet, meaning there are plenty of excellent options for groups of friends and families. As Boulder is a university city, there are plenty of large houses fit for big groups of students. 

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Value For Money

The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Boulder is in August due to the school holidays. Boulder is an excellent family destination thanks to its mountainous location which offers tons of fun activities for kids and adults alike. If travelers are not constrained by school holidays, Boulder is best visited in March, which is the cheapest month across the vacation rental market. 

Historic Houses

Our data shows that some of the most popular vacation rentals in Boulder are set in historic houses. This charming Victorian home was built in 1901 and it’s just a short stroll to Pearl Street, making it one of the most booked home rentals in the city. 

By Airbnb

Cabins and Treehouses

With epic countryside scenery and stunning mountains, it’s no surprise that cabins and treehouses are some of the most searched for vacation rentals types in the Boulder area. Cabins come in all shapes and sizes, from cozy romantic cabins for two, through to larger tree-house style lodges that can fit a big family or friends. Many cabins come with amenities such as hot tubs, log fires, fire pits, to truly unwind.

This sleek treehouse-style house is one of the most popular in Boulder. It has been built into a boulder and offers panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. 

By Airbnb

University Hill

Known as the ‘coolest part of town’, University Hill (or just ‘Hill’ to those in the know) is home to some of the best, cheapest accommodation in town. Good value apartments such as this one-bedroom apartment, which is right across the street from the University of Colorado Boulder main campus, are often fully-booked.

By Airbnb

Sleek Homes

Ultra-modern homes are also amongst some of the best vacation rentals in Boulder. This stunning architectural cube house is located in the Boulder Foothills. Not only is the property one of the most sought-after in Boulder but it’s also known to be one of the most advanced, luxurious houses in the world as it’s based on German Passivhaus design combined with Eco Elements.

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