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The Coolest Airbnbs Near Denver to Book This Spring

Including teepees and downtown rooftop hot tubs.

trolley home
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Spring in Denver is a magical time where day drinking on patios and picnics in the park are pretty much standard activities. And do you know what’s even better than going home after an afternoon in the Mile High sunshine? Going to someone else’s home, where you can pretend you live in a glamping teepee on a farm or a townhouse downtown with a rooftop hot tub. And thanks to these prime Denver-area Airbnb stays, that fantasy life is just a reservation away. So whether you’re visiting from afar or just want an excuse to change up your standard view with a staycation, book a few nights at these spots where all your Colorado getaway dreams can come true. 

Unique & Spacious Home With Backyard & Patio

West Wash Park/Baker
6 guests, $148 per night
Situated right between two of Denver’s trendiest neighborhoods, this cozy townhome is the perfect lowkey getaway with easy access to parks, restaurants, and shopping. Along with comfy beds and clean, modern decor, it also features a backyard where you can enjoy the Denver sunshine while grilling on the BBQ or sipping some wine by the fire pit.
Things to do nearby: Check out the antique shops on South Broadway, take a walk around Wash Park, and catch a show at the Roxy on Broadway.

mural backyard
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Large Historic House Close to Downtown

Highland
16 guests, $471 per night
Share this expansive home with a few friends for a centrally located hub for all your Denver adventures. The home was built in 1912 but has plenty of modern touches including a bright mural on the wall of the outdoor patio and three full sized arcade games. The owner lives in the basement level which has a separate entrance so you’ll have plenty of privacy and space to yourself.
Things to do nearby: Walk to Zuni Street Brewing for some beers, grab poke for lunch at Ohana Island Kitchen, and pet the stingrays at Denver Aquarium.

airbnb exterior
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Urban Oasis + Hot Tub

Jefferson Park
4 guests, $213 per night
Located near the Broncos’ stadium, this house is in the perfect location for exploring Denver’s downtown neighborhoods. But the best part? The fact that after a day of walking around the Mile High, you can come back and relax with a soak in the hot tub on the back deck, a game of pinball, and complimentary Netflix & Amazon Prime.
Things to do nearby: Get a Belgian liege waffle topped with small batch ice cream at Whirlybird and take a walk along the Platte River at Confluence Park.

trolley car home
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Historical Trolley Car on Urban Farmstay

Wheat Ridge
2 guests, $137 per night
About 20 minutes from downtown, this escape is great for a quick and unique staycation or a home base for anyone looking to explore beyond Denver during their stay. The trolley car house is open and bright and features some standout details like the gas fireplace. But more importantly, it’s situated on a working urban farm complete with chickens and goats that you can visit with during your stay.
Things to do nearby: Take a 15 minute drive to Golden where you can see panoramic views of Denver from Lookout Mountain, grab some food and drinks at Tributary Food Hall, and get a glimpse at Old West life at the Golden History Park.

modern cabin
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Modern Cabin on 35 Acres with Views

Evergreen
4 guests, $158 per night
Evergreen is a small town location in the foothills just outside of Denver, so if you want a mountain escape without an actual long haul into the mountains, this is your spot. This cabin is secluded, yet close to Evergreen’s downtown where there are shops, restaurants, and ice skating on the lake in the winter. The property features a pond and a creek, plus there’s a gas grill available if you’re into outdoor cooking. You’ll also be in prime wildlife viewing country, so keep an eye out for deer and other woodland creatures during your stay.
Things to do nearby: Go hiking at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, check out the downtown Evergreen art galleries, and play 18 holes at Evergreen Golf Course.

rooftop deck
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Modern Townhome with Amazing City Views

Highland
6 guests, $492 per night
You’ll find full on luxurious vibes at this modern getaway in the city. The location is central which means you can walk to many downtown destinations, but once you’re settled in, you may not want to leave. Exhibit A: The rooftop hot tub where you can soak your worries away while enjoying the lights of downtown from your secluded paradise. 
Things to do nearby: Spend the day riding everything at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park (which opens for the season on May 1), catch a baseball game at Coors Field, and get Southern-style brunch at Sassafras

teepee
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Creekside Glamping Teepee on Colorado Horse Ranch

Hudson
4 guests, $90 per night
When the listing mentions a fainting goat and a ranch dog named Elle, how could you resist? This one of a kind stay is about 35 minutes from downtown Denver and is the perfect spot to cuddle up in the great outdoors, glamping-style. The teepee features a queen size bed, fire pit, and the relaxing sounds of the nearby creek. And yup, it’s also located on a working horse ranch which you can explore during your stay. 
Things to do nearby: This spot’s secluded, so if you want to experience more than peace and serenity on the farm and some prime early morning sunrise vibes, it’s about a 35 minute drive to downtown Denver for all the food, beer, and activities the Mile High City has to offer.

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Molly Martin is a Denver-based freelance writer and a big fan of hot tubs. Follow her @mollydbu on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on food, fun, and life in the Mile High.
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