An expensive trip doesn’t all the time look the identical.

Typically, it seems to be like a Forbes four-star resort with an award-winning spa (like Boulder’s St Julien).

Different instances, it’s an enthralling, transformed Victorian home in a historic neighborhood. Or perhaps a 6,300-square-foot mansion with a personal pool positioned in Boulder’s foothills.

All of those are actual lodging choices right here in Boulder.

Trip rental properties, like these discovered on platforms like Airbnb or Vrbo, might have a fame for cheap lodging that’s cheaper than motels. And positive, yow will discover some killer offers on these dwelling rental web sites.

However there’s one other facet to trip leases, one which elevates the journey expertise to the best heights: luxurious homes the place you possibly can dwell like a king.

Browse Airbnb for Boulder and also you’ll discover a mansion on 38 acres; an property with its personal personal seashore on Boulder Creek; a colourful home with a sizzling tub on its deck overlooking the Entrance Vary from up excessive. You’ll find homes that common $2,800 an evening (but additionally loads much less).

And that’s simply the beginning.

Past Airbnb, Vrbo and different fashionable web sites, Boulder is dwelling to its personal short-term dwelling rental enterprise, Residence Host Concierge. This seven-year-old firm, run by Boulder native Kate George, not solely rents out a few of Boulder’s most spectacular properties, however it additionally presents five-star concierge companies.

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“We rework household residences into one thing nearer to a trip rental: We carry all our personal linens, we empty fridges and clear out rest room drawers. Our workforce transforms the property into one thing that doesn’t really feel such as you’re staying at your aunt’s home,” George says.

Residence Host Concierge presents restaurant and exercise suggestions (it helps being run by a Boulder native), however actually, it’s about customizing the expertise to the visitor’s wants. One rich heiress who stays in Boulder over the summers requested a full-time home supervisor to deal with laundry, meals prep, strolling the canine and different each day duties — however the Covid-conscious visitor was apprehensive about being uncovered to the virus, so Residence Host Concierge discovered her an assistant who agreed to isolate herself from anybody else all through the length of the keep.

One other extended-stay visitor thought the mattress in the master suite was too agency, so Residence Host Concierge labored together with her private assistant to find out the very same mattress model she had at dwelling. Residence Host shops her mattress of their unit when she is gone, and when she involves city, they swap it out so she by no means misses an evening’s sleep, wherever she stays.

George says they’ve organized personal excursions of the College of Colorado campus for future college students; arrange a personal artwork session with a well-known artist dwelling in Boulder; and arranged coaching with famend Olympians in Boulder to assist visitors practice and prep for competitions.

“It’s not one dimension matches all. We cater our experiences and choices, based mostly on what the visitor desires and wishes and why they’re on the town,” George says.

Residence Host Concierge truly blossomed out of George’s personal expertise with Airbnb. Years in the past, she rented out her personal Boulder dwelling and it was so profitable that her family and friends requested her to assist them hire out their properties, too. This service continued to develop by at present; along with Residence Host Concierge, George additionally runs an ultra-high-end, worldwide trip rental/concierge service referred to as Omnifique (beginning at $25,000 an evening; the common keep is half 1,000,000).

Even when that’s not your finances, you possibly can nonetheless discover a lengthy checklist of different extremely high-end lodging choices in Boulder. Right here’s a take a look at among the highlights. See this story on-line at for the direct hyperlinks to those properties, or search them by title or worth, though listings and their particulars are topic to alter.

Pool is Open – Enormous Mountain Residence with Spa


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Keep in a mountain mansion within the valley simply 10 minutes from downtown Boulder. This luxury dwelling has a pool and spa, expansive decks and three totally different fireplace pits you possibly can sit at whilst you take within the canyon views. The house sleeps 12 individuals in six bedrooms. Different high-end options embody a grand piano, spacious out of doors BBQ and indoor fire.

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The out of doors pool, open seasonally June to September, has a slide and will be heated upon request. The spa is heated and open year-round. It’s also possible to watch movies within the film room with encompass sound.

Meadow Mountain Magnificence


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Stay like royalty on this unimaginable Boulder mansion, located on a powerful 38 acres simply quarter-hour from Boulder. The complete 6,300-square-foot villa hosts 12 visitors in six bedrooms with simply as many baths. Take pleasure in a serene escape with panoramas of the foothills. Go mountaineering on the paths exterior your entrance door earlier than taking a dip within the dwelling’s pool. That is the final word in luxurious, with architectural particulars, a spiral staircase and a lot privateness.

Attractive 5-Bed room Residence – Hearth Pit and Scorching Tub


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Keep in a newly redone, 5,000-square-foot home positioned close to Crestview Park and Wonderland Lake. This dwelling has many luxurious facilities and particular options, like a chef’s kitchen, sizzling tub, fireplace pit, built-in grill, outsized eating tables, pool desk, dartboard, a Sonos speaker system, good lighting and heating and a fenced yard with a spacious garden. Pop open the trifold doorways and home windows for an indoor-outdoor house that has entry to the grill and bar. The first bed room encompasses a steam bathe and soaking tub.

Finest Home in Boulder: Location, Beautiful In/Out


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In and out, this dwelling has appeal. Eleven visitors can keep on this completely transformed 1905 Victorian home in Boulder’s historic Whittier neighborhood. It’s simply 4 blocks from Pearl Road. The home has a gorgeous yard and patio, a secluded main bedroom, personal decks and a high-end kitchen.

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Luxurious facilities that you just received’t discover simply wherever embody an digital bathe and steam room, two ovens, two dishwashers, a number of fridges and freezers and smart-controlled leisure, lights and temperature.

Excessive-Finish 4-Bed room Boulder Residence, Sleeps 10


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This luxury Boulder property within the Whittier neighborhood can sleep 10 with its 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths. It’s a comparatively new construct, completed in 2007, and inside strolling distance to the Pearl Road Mall, trails and eating places. Really feel such as you’re tucked away within the mountains, whereas nonetheless remaining near all of the motion.

Highlights embody a spacious main bedroom with a balcony with Flatirons views and a jetted tub; a gorgeous kitchen with a big eating desk; and a wood-burning fire in the lounge. In hotter climate, grill on the outsized deck. This house is even pet-friendly.

Beautiful Historic Residence Near Pearl Road


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Right here’s a sublime house to remain for a lower cost level than different comparable properties. This four-bedroom, transformed, historic house is positioned only a block from St Julien Lodge and Spa in downtown Boulder. It sleeps 13 individuals. Rooms function air-con, blackout shades, free parking (in downtown, that’s a plus), cable TV with a sound system, a personal balcony, a fruit and flower orchard, an outsized eating desk and a full kitchen. Luxurious facilities embody crystal glasses, plush bathrobes and a soaking tub.

However past that, it has an excellent story. This home, inbuilt 1906, was once the house of the primary president of the College of Colorado, based on the home-owner, Hillary Camilla.

Discover different historic nods all through, comparable to a Twenties French vintage vainness, unique Artwork Deco lamps, an vintage mattress, vintage dinnerware and unique wooden floors.

Nation Dwelling Simply Exterior of City


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If you wish to keep in Boulder with loads of out of doors house, you possibly can hire this complete four-bedroom home. It’s positioned on two acres, full with yard video games and a barn for out of doors eating for as much as 25 individuals, making this dwelling nice for particular, small occasions. (It sleeps 10.)

The home has a hearth inside and a fireplace pit exterior. It additionally has on-site train tools, a grill, and an outside consuming space adorned by celebration lights and hanging lanterns. Bonus: The neighbors have cattle.

Luxe Boulder: ‘Barrett Home’ on Mountain Peak with Scorching Tub


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Right here’s a trip rental like no different. Keep in an architecturally important, historic residence, the Barrett Home, designed by famed Colorado architect Charles Haertling for a well-known artist. This quirky, mid-century trendy house is perched on a three-acre mountain peak close to Boulder.

Along with a one-of-a-kind design, this property presents a hearth, theater room, sizzling tub, out of doors eating on a personal balcony, a hammock, skylights, a Bose sound system and a “Mad Males”-inspired eating room and bar. It sleeps six in 3,000 sq. toes.

The Barrett Home can be environmentally pleasant, with cork flooring and rugs produced from recycled plastic bottles.

Trendy Downtown Boulder Residence, Rooftop Desk and Flatiron Views


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Regardless of the inside of a trip rental, essentially the most unimaginable a part of staying in Boulder are the views. And this downtown dwelling serves them up large, full with not one, however three personal decks. Hire your entire, minimalist-style dwelling with two bedrooms and you’ll stroll three blocks to Pearl Road.

Excessive-end particulars embody an Aboriginal portray and an espresso machine in a full kitchen. Company also can get pleasure from an indoor fire, high-resolution pc monitor, walk-in bathe and out of doors furnishings. However the spotlight right here is the massive, personal rooftop deck. Sit on the market below the Colorado sunshine and benefit from the blue skies.

Expansive Luxurious in Central Residence with Downtown Views


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This colourful and artistically-decorated dwelling in Boulder sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms. Inside, visitors can sit beside the hearth below exposed-beam ceilings, surrounded by unique artwork on the partitions. Exterior, visitors can get pleasure from a BBQ, sit within the sizzling tub, wander by the gardens and sit on the a number of decks, appointed with solar loungers and an Amazon Echo. Mountain views and a view of downtown Boulder are included.

Some highlights: a convection oven within the full kitchen, a rain bathe, and a piano. Bedrooms function the likes of a pillow-top mattress, room-darkening shades, and extra mountain views from mattress. Loosen up within the sizzling tub on one of many decks and revel in sweeping views of the Entrance Vary from up excessive.

Luxurious Creekside Property Close to CU and Downtown


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Ten visitors can keep on this unimaginable property positioned in downtown Boulder, proper on Boulder Creek. This house is secluded, but a brief stroll to downtown/Pearl Road and the College of Colorado stadium. Sit exterior within the a number of seating areas and watch the creek by a fireplace pit.

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The home is positioned on 1.2 acres. Company can benefit from the chef’s kitchen, three indoor fireplaces, a multi-person steam bathe and huge soaker tub, a basketball hoop, shuffleboard and chess desk.

Better of all: This home has its personal personal seashore on the creek.

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