Vrbo’s top picks for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hot air balloons will paint the clear blue Albuquerque skies for nine days during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this October. The annual festival attracts people from all over the world to experience the phenomenon. The family-friendly event has a full schedule of balloons taking flight, chainsaw carving exhibitions, skydiving shows, live music, and more.

When traveling with family or a group of friends, renting a home allows travelers to spread out and feel at home. Whether you’re traveling for a weekend or the full nine days of the festival, you can find your vacation rental match in Albuquerque. Vrbo curated a list of five homes available to rent during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Eclectic Escape

This eclectic townhouse in the Raynolds Addition Neighborhood in Albuquerque is great for a multi-generational trip with enough room to sleep eight guests. Previous guests have boasted about the townhome’s family-friendly design, including the play area equipped with games to keep the kids happy.   

Rent this funky townhouse 

Southwestern Adobe Home

Located in a quiet, safe neighborhood about five miles from downtown Albuquerque, this 4-bedroom home is near everything you might need, like grocery stores to stock the kitchen and places to find souvenirs. Not to mention it’s within a short driving distance to Balloon Fiesta Park, the 360-acre park where the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held . 

Stay in this Southwestern home

Pet-Friendly Abode

Traveling with a pet? Look no further than this pet-friendly abode with a dog door that opens to a huge backyard. The house is best suited for two couples or a family of six traveling for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and is located about 20 minutes from the festival grounds. 

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Mountain Hideaway

Albuquerque has more than 300 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal destination for outdoor adventure. If you want to supplement your trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with outdoor activities like hiking and biking, this 3-bedroom vacation home is the perfect spot. Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains and blocks away from the Cibola National Forest, the home has beautiful mountain views and proximity to everything you need for a New Mexico adventure. 

Stay in this home with mountain views

Rural Retreat

Stay outside of the city at this vacation home in Corrales, New Mexico. The beautifully decorated home is located in a quiet neighborhood about 25 minutes away from Downtown Albuquerque with enough room for 12 guests. Visitors can cook meals in the fully stocked kitchen and enjoy eating alfresco on the patio. 

Book this serene escape