As we plan travel into 2021 and the varying thoughts of what the pandemic will look like for the rest of the year and the foreseeable future. Many Coloradans are turning to closer-to-home getaways and opting for private vacation rentals rather than hotel stays. Experts and the CDC agree that private homes are a safer option since there's no contact with other guests.
Where do you start looking to plan the perfect luxury vacation that also allows you to feel safer? That’s where Airbnb Luxe can assist. They provides access to unique and spectacular properties with dedicated trip designers to ensure bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly magical. With homes that are destinations in themselves, travelers can stay at incredible places throughout the state. Currently there are 128 Colorado properties to choose from in their Luxe collection.
Each Airbnb Luxe booking provides 24/7 access to a dedicated, highly trained trip designer who will ensure the stay is tailored to the traveler’s unique needs every step of the way. This includes ensuring effortless booking and check-in, coordinating local bespoke experiences and activities, and arranging a wide range of services from childcare, to private chefs to in-house massage therapists – or, for the dedicated, personal training sessions in your own private gym.
Here, our picks for the best in Colorado, from east to west.
Vickery’s Vantage, Modern Light Chalet – Breckenridge
12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 10 beds · 4.5 baths
$1,542 a night
A double-height great room with floor-to-ceiling windows lets the alpine views soar at this curvy chalet that rises from the hillside like a spaceship. Steal beams, stone walls, and wooden ceilings go rustic industrial, but the amenities are modern. Walk the heated floors to the wet bar and pool table, watch your breath at the fire pit or hot tub, and drive 10 minutes to the BreckConnect gondola.
Castle, Modern Luxury in a Convert Church w/ tiny house - Denver
12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4.5 baths
$466.00 a night
The Hellena is a newly converted 1930’s church that offers modern luxury living in the heart of Denver. Converted in 2016, the space boasts two gorgeous master suites, a brand new kitchen with a 13ft. waterfall island, newly installed gas fireplace, and a light-filled choir loft. The Hellena also has a one-of-a-kind tiny house inside the space that includes another private bedroom and bathroom. Sky high ceilings, giant windows and truly unique architecture...you won’t find a space like The Hellena anywhere else in the world.
Pewter, scenic Red Mountain – Aspen
10 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 4.5 baths
$9,240 a night
This home offers the organic simplicity of huge interior spaces, timeless wooden decor, and top-tier furnishing. Cradled by upland forest and mountains, the home’s firepit deck feels truly at one with nature, with interior halls and rich bedrooms imbued with oaken grandness. Fine skiing, Aspen’s cosmopolitan downtown, and wilderness trails are all nearby.
Pewter pays tribute to Colorado’s forests through the consistent use of timber pillars, exposed-grain ceilings and floors, and sturdy wood blocks throughout the home. It’s a unifying theme that extends from the airy deck, to the serene forest views of cathedral-like bedrooms, to impressive incorporation in the kitchen. Guests will even bathe and shower alongside the rich wooden panels in the innovative bathroom, which provides broad, skylight views of the nearby valley. After a scrumptious meal at the candle-lined dining table, relax in style in the home’s exterior hot tub as the sky turns a shade of golden-red.
Pewter is the ideal location for those seeking a sense of the mountain environment, while still being able to indulge in the sights and sounds of Aspen. The town itself is just a short drive down a well-maintained road, offering international cuisine, buzzing ski bars, galleries, and theaters. Exceptional skiing can be enjoyed at the network of resorts, while the local trails are ideal for fans of diverse hillwalking, mountain-biking, and breathtaking scenery.
Telemark Tower, Ski-In Ski-Out Villa – Telluride
16 guests · 5 bedrooms · 8 beds · 7.5 baths
$2,066 a night
Postcard-worthy views present themselves in the great room and wraparound deck of this polished ski-in, ski-out villa in the heart of Mountain Village. Four stories look out over Mount Wilson and the Wilson Range – and it’s just as appealing inside, thanks to bold design choices like mid-century stools and teal velour armchairs. Take the elevator to the base of Lift 4 at Telluride Ski Resort.
Watch mountain bikers and skiers from the hot tub on the top-floor wraparound deck, serve dinner from the barbecue at the outdoor table, and cozy up to the firepit in the alfresco living area.
Inside, the top-floor great room is designed for entertaining, with an open-plan living area, dining area, fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a pool table in the corner. A double-sided fireplace separates the living area from a lounge area with a wet bar, and there’s a separate TV lounge with a kitchenette on the second floor. If you want to read or catch up on emails in private, the 3rd-floor master suite has ample space in its lounge area, office, and wet bar.
Over the Edge, fully-staffed chateau on Mt. Werner- Steamboat
16 guests · 7 bedrooms · 10 beds · 7.5 baths
$4,214 a night
With its breath-taking mountain views of Steamboat Springs, this Colorado luxury home is the finest ski in, ski out vacation home in the Rocky Mountains. It offers all the high-end amenities and services (http://www.steamboatluxe.com/amenities.html) of a five-star hotel – such as a personal concierge, in-home spa services, and catered meals – with the comfort, sophistication and space of a modern mountain home.
When you take your first step into the grand, vaulted entry of this luxury home rental, you’ll be struck by its beauty. Tremendous care and attention have been given to the finest details in the home, from the lofty windows with striking views, to the sophisticated, yet comfy, décor, to the wonderful flow of space – ideal for entertaining or escaping.
A stunning architectural achievement, this spectacular 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath home boasts an incredible facade of stone block, field stone and mahogany that blend seamlessly into the mountainside landscape. Once inside, guests enjoy a decor designed by TRH interiors, known internationally for their work with Ritz Carlton Club properties around the world.
Wonder Haus, a magical Earth house – Pagosa Springs
8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 10 beds · 2 baths
$400 a night
Wonder Haus is a passive solar earth home with star-gazing observation tower in majestic Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Set on seven acres surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. Pagosa Springs is home to the world's deepest geothermal hot springs, skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, dog sledding, the San Juan river and all the things outdoors. Intentionally unconventional. Not for those wanting a typical log cabin in the woods. Wonder Haus is an organic and eco-conscious vacation host.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” W.B. Yeats Instagram: @wonderhaus_co
Today’s luxury traveler is craving more than just high-end accommodations; they seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination. With Airbnb Luxe we are applying the same approach we’ve used since we launched Airbnb more than 11 years ago — creating local, authentic and magical travel moments now in amazing places to stay — to reimagine the way people think and experience luxury travel.
Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community