Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Boulder, CO that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $109 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Boulder. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Alpine fun at Boulder vacation home rentals

Set at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado, the town of Boulder offers a picturesque setting, where craggy rock formations meet sprawling, wildflower-filled meadows. The rural surroundings serve as an invitation to outdoorsy types, practically begging them to explore the region's pristine parks and preserves. Home to the University of Colorado Boulder, the town also caters to those with a curious mind. Your Boulder vacation rental places you near educational institutions that explore the world of arts and sciences. If you're not interested in anything too heady, Boulder also features hubs for eating and shopping.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Boulder vacation rentals

Set on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, the Museum of Natural History highlights items, from tools to fossils, unearthed in the region by archaeologists. Leave earth behind at the university's Fiske Planetarium, which hosts popular laser astronomy shows. For a change of pace, Colorado Chautauqua is a performing arts complex that offers experimental but family-friendly programming. For a more high-brow experience, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art offers rotating exhibits throughout the year. The perfect end to any day can be had with a quiet stroll through the tiny but picturesque Andrews Arboretum.

Activities

Activities near Boulder vacation homes

Leave the comfort of your Boulder vacation rental behind as you venture into the wild. If you're searching for the region's best hiking trails, look no further than nearby Flagstaff Mountain, home to a towering 6,983-foot peak, or the Flatirons, Boulder's iconic rock formations. Prefer to do your exploring on 2 wheels? The 132-acre Valmont City Park features mountain biking courses, including a miniature track for kids on tricycles. If your idea of a workout is shopping until you drop, downtown's pedestrian-only, outdoor Pearl Street Mall is lined with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Boulder vacation homes

Booking your Boulder vacation rental for the winter? Make sure you check the forecast as conditions can vary from mild to way below freezing. The city sees more than 80 inches of snowfall annually, but it can melt quickly due to the region's frequent sunny days. March is the snowiest month, garnering up to 17 inches total. Spring and fall offer pleasant daytime highs in the 50s and 60s, but pack an umbrella for May, Boulder's wettest month. Summers are dry and warm, with the mercury climbing into the 90s at times.

Natural features

Magnificent mountains, meadows, and everything in between

The Rocky Mountains may dominate in size, but the majestic rock formations throughout Boulder remain the city's most beloved natural landmark. The surrounding meadows also add to the colorful scenery throughout the year, whether they're a vibrant green after spring rains, golden brown during the dry summer and autumn, or blanketed in white snow. Dense pine forests cover the nearby hillsides, where you might spot such regional wildlife as coyote, red fox, white-tail deer, and elk. Boulder Creek cuts through the heart of the city but Boulder parks also feature numerous lakes and ponds.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Boulder

The nearest airport is in Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), located 12.7 mi (20.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), which is 35.3 mi (56.8 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Boulder vacation rentals

Boulder boasts an array of kid-friendly attractions for all ages. Vacation homes are available near places like NCAR Mesa Laboratory, a pink sandstone weather center and museum with high-tech earth science exhibits, and Gross Reservoir, a reservoir in a serene canyon with picnic areas, seasonal camping, and fishing. Kids will also like Eben G. Fine Park, a grassy park with a playground, grassy areas, and picnic facilities.

Good for couples

Romantic attractions near Boulder vacation homes

If you're looking for a romantic retreat, Boulder’s scenic beauty and tranquility are perfect. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Realization Point, a scenic point on the mountain with spectacular views and an amphitheater near hiking trails, and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, an ornate Creekside landmark with teas and light meals. You'll also like Boulder Farmers Market, a vibrant market with produce, plants, and crafts.

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