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Li'l Buckaroo: Modern Studio Apartment Meets Historic Old Town Carriage House

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 10 nights

About the property

2014 Studio 4 blocks to Downtown Old Town Shops & Restaurants/6 blocks to CSU

Phenomenal base to walk to CSU and downtown Old Town. Experience history with modern conveniences in this new (2014) studio apartment above our turn-of-the-century brick carriage house.

Situated at the rear of our large lot - on a typical alley in an Old Town residential neighborhood adjacent to Downtown - Li’l Buckaroo has 520 square feet of vaulted living space plus your own fenced courtyard where you can enjoy sitting at the bistro table or grilling on the gas grill.

Li’l Buckaroo is just a 6 block walk to the CSU Oval and 4 blocks to Old Town Square – the heart of Downtown Old Town. We are walking and or biking distance to a grocery store, food co-op, all shops, restaurants, events, and breweries in and near Downtown Old Town Fort Collins. There is a Zagster bike rental station less than 2 blocks away at the public library.

With a queen bed, full/double hide a bed, twin air mattress and pack ‘n’ play, Li’l Buckaroo can accommodate up to 4 people (3 adults max). The neighborhood is great for taking a walk and there is a playground a 5 minute walk away at Library Park - children are welcome at Li'l Buckaroo. Please consider the 20 steps, shower only feature, and access to breakable dishes in deciding whether Li'l Buckaroo is a good fit for your little one(s).

There is one dedicated off-street parking space although a car is optional as this location has a very high walkability factor. If you take a shuttle from the airport consider renting a car locally for a day or two if you want to visit surrounding areas. We have a bus system called Transfort and the MAX transit is a 3 block walk from Li'l Buckaroo.

We live in the main house on the same lot as Li'l Buckaroo but rarely run into renters as we are all busy and on the go. Ask me about our other rental in the same neighborhood.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Lisa

We moved from the Minneapolis area to Fort Collins in 2003. It took us until 2010 to purchase in Old Town and we are now realizing our dream of fixing up our main house now that the carriage house is complete. Whew!

Lisa purchased this studio in 2012

Why Lisa chose Fort Collins

Bones, bones, bones and Location, location, location!

What makes this studio unique

Mature trees, great for walking most places you want to go. Great area for biking and running, too.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Li'l Buckaroo: Modern Studio Apartment Meets Historic Old Town Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Perfect! The Apartment and Location have everything you could need or want!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Li'l Buckaroo for a long weekend visiting our other daughter that attends CSU. The location was perfect! We were close to campus as well as shopping and dining in Old Town. We enjoyed it so much more than a regular hotel! It has a comfy home feel and nice to have a complete kitchen. I definitely recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax, yet minutes from everything.

  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed at Li'l Buckaroo for a long weekend get away from the heat of Arizona. There is nothing more we could have asked for! Lisa even arranged for a single cup coffee pot for our use as only my hubby drinks coffee. There wasn't a single thing missing, or needed. The layout is comfortable and the decorating is mountainy, yet classy. I can't call this a studio because the layout of the couch / and bed make the room feel very large. The location is within walking distance to the downtown area and there is grocery store a 5 minute walk away. We didn't have time to use the bar-b-que grill that is available as we were having so much fun taking in the sights of downtown. Even though the main house is on a busy street, this carriage house is in the back and very quiet. I have told many friends and family to be sure to stay here if they are ever in Fort Collins. Thank you Lisa for your wonderful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house had everything I needed for a four-day stay while searching the area for a home to buy. It was walking distance to downtown and CSU and a grocery store. The kitchen was full size and the bathroom had a fabulous walk in shower with a skylight. It had convenient parking and was off the street and buffered from traffic noise. The owner was welcoming and gave helpful advice. I will stay here again and I highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Excellent accommodations and location

  • 5 of 5

Lisa's carriage house had everything needed and was close to CSU, downtown restaurants/bars, breweries, and easy access to biking routes.

I'd definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Super Convenient & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a love studio rental convenient to CSU and Old Town, this is the perfect place for you. I loved that it had convenient parking right outside the door and that it was completely private from the owner's house. Although the address is on Mulberry St., which is a very busy street, it is actually located at the back of the property where there is no traffic and it is very quiet. The carriage house is air conditioned, whereas many properties in Fort Collins are not. You can tell the owner had a great time decorating the studio - she has really thought of everything. She also put a lot of thought into the functional design of the carriage house, making the most of every available square inch. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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houston, tx

loved it! very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

When you stay here you realize there was a lot of thought put into every detail. Lisa was extremely available to answer any questions. The location was great and we loved walks around the neighborhood. So many things are impressive about the place: great location, clean/ well equipped/ comfortable space. We arrived late in the evening with an exhausted young child and Lisa had anticipated this and made up the futon into a bed so that my daughter could simply roll into bed and fall asleep as soon as we got there. After a long day, I will never forget such thoughtfulness! This is just one example of how attentive an owner Lisa is and it really shines throughout the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International Airport (DIA)


Rates & Availability

Old Town Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
February, 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
March, 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
April, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May, 2017
May 1 2017 - May 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
CSU Graduation
May 11 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late May, 2017
May 15 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June, 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Softball Tournament Week
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
July, 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Welcome, Cru!
Jul 13 2017 - Jul 23 2017
10 night minimum stay
Late July, 2017
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
August, 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Tour de Fat
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.4%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed via a signed rental agreement and receipt of 20% deposit.

We do not discount as Li'l Buckaroo is a prime rental in a prime location.
No Saturday departures.
Rentals of 30+ nights are not taxed.
Payment by credit card via PayPal.
20% and a signed rental agreement hold your dates w/balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Old Town Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink, storage, washer/dryer, hairdryer, iron/board, mirrors
  • Sweet! Large shower (no tub) with custom sliding frame less door, white subway tiles with pebble floor and listello accent. Skylight in shower with tree top views. Vanity with bling. Tile floor, bronze hardware, towels, hair dryer, full length mirror...Private Washer and Dryer with laundry detergent, dryer sheets and stain remover provided. Dual flush toilet with soft close seat - starter toilet paper provided. Custom built-ins, vaulted and light and bright with transom window.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus twin air mattress
  • Studio apartment with queen bed, new full/double hide a bed, twin air mattress and pack n play for flexible sleeping arrangements. All linens provided. 3 Adults Max.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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