With a beautiful historic downtown, great restaurants and music festivals throughout the year, Durango is a great place to stay on your southwest vacation.  It is also home to a famous heritage steam train that runs between Durango and Silverton.  And it is just 40 minutes to Mesa Verde National Park, making this an ideal base for your trip to the national park.

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Our pick for the best Airbnb Durango, CO? 

Our number one Airbnb near Mesa Verde National Park is Durango Valley Vista, a large vacation home that’s close to town and trails and packed with amenities. 

Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Why is Durango Valley Vista the best Airbnb in Durango, CO? 

This large, luxurious Airbnb really does have everything. Four bedrooms, a wraparound deck and playroom ensure plenty of space indoors and out. Air conditioning, a stylish interior, sweeping valley views and proximity to Durango make this the ideal home away from home. 

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Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Best Airbnb Durango, Colorado Comparison Guide  

These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Mesa Verde lodging options. 

Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings.  To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.  

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PropertyPhotoTypePetsGuestsPriceRating (/5)Availability
Five Star StyleFive Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCondo No2$4.9CHECK NOW
Colorado Cabin Colorado Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCabinYes3$$4.9CHECK NOW
One-off Hot Tub Cabin One-off Hot Tub Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCabinYes3$$$4.8CHECK NOW
Mesa & Mountains StudioMesa and Mountains Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkStudio No3$4.9CHECK NOW
Downtown Durango Condo Downtown Durango Condo Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCondo No3$$4.9CHECK NOW
Animas Valley Views Animas Valley Views Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkStudio No4$$5.0CHECK NOW
Red Duplex Red Duplex Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkDuplex Yes4$$4.9CHECK NOW
Tamarron Resort StudioTamarron Resort Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkStudio No5$4.8CHECK NOW
Cool Condo with Pool Cool Condo with Pool Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCondo No6$$4.8CHECK NOW
Luxury Loft Living Luxury Loft Living Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkCondo No6$$4.9CHECK NOW
Waterfall and Trails Waterfall and Trails Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkHouseYes6$$$4.9CHECK NOW
Durango Valley Vista Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National ParkHouseNo10$$4.9CHECK NOW

A quick guide to booking an Airbnb near Durango, Colorado/ in Durango 

When choosing the best Airbnbs in Durango, we have separated them by location and then looked to find a range of different types, focusing on those that look great, are well-located and get great reviews from fellow travelers.    

Types of Airbnbs in Durango 

There are four main types of Airbnbs in Durango.  Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below, but first, let’s take a quick look at the types available. 

Studios 

A studio will generally offer open-plan, self-contained accommodation with a private entrance and smart sort of small kitchen. 

Condos 

Also referred to as apartments, condos offer more space than studios. If you’d like to stay in well-planned, conveniently located accommodation, then take a look at the condos listed here. 

Cabins 

Located out of town, cabins offer a more rustic and rural living experience. Packed with character, they are often positioned in the most scenic spots. 

Houses 

The largest vacation rentals listed here are houses with three and four bedrooms. They offer lots of outdoor and indoor living space, and are thus ideal for families and groups. 

Location 

Downtown 

Some of the options listed below are in or very close to downtown Durango. This gives guests the advantage of being close to all the shopping, eating and drinking establishments of the town center. 

Out of town 

There are a number of locations included here. None are too far from downtown Durango, and all are scenic spots surrounded by mountains, trees and trails. 


Listings of the Best Airbnb Durango, CO

Five Star Style Apartment for 2 

Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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If you’re seeking hotels near Mesa Verde National Park but would prefer the privacy and flexibility of an Airbnb, check out this stylish condo.

Newly renovated, the space is perfect for a solo traveler or couple taking a vacation close to the mountains and deserts of Colorado. The sleek, modern space comprises a basement apartment in a historic local home, complete with friendly family pet. An open plan living space includes a kitchen with large stainless steel refrigerator and freezer and full cooker, a four-seater dining table and cozy lounge area. The bedroom is separate, with a Queen bed. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi and workspace, front yard with BBQ and fire ring
Rating: 4.9
Pros:Stylish, renovated condo close to Durango and Purgatory
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A sociable solo traveler or couple
Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Colorado Cabin for 2-3 

Colorado Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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This cozy studio gives guests the feeling of getting away from it all, yet is just a few minutes from town.

Up to two dogs are permitted per party, so this is ideal for those seeking an Airbnb in Durango CO that is pet friendly.

The starting point of the Colorado trail is very close by, and guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets and mountain views from the large private deck, while vast windows also give great vistas from inside. One of the most highly rated cabin rentals in Durango, Colorado, the sleeping accommodation at this property is accessed via a ladder.  

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, WiFi and workspace, large deck with BBQ
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Cozy country cabin convenient for town and mountains
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, TV or washing machine
Good for: A couple seeking a secluded stay with a large deck
Colorado Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Colorado Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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One-Off Hot Tub Cabin for 2-3 

One-off Hot Tub Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Stay somewhere truly unique with this one-of-a-kind Airbnb. A prime pick among cabins for rent in Durango CO, this property comes complete with a private hot tub. There is also a quirky, circular cedar sauna for guests’ use.

Positioned close to Purgatory Resort, the cabin also convenient for the Nugget Mountain Bar. In season, guests can watch the snow fall or the ski lift swing by from the hot tub. With a tiny house feel, this cabin is a little larger – perfectly proportioned for a couple plus their pet pooch. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, air conditioning, heating and fireplace, cable TV, WiFi, deck with hot tub, breakfast provided
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Character cabin among Colorado mountains
Cons: No parties, smoking or washing machine
Good for: Couple or small family seeking a peaceful, scenic spot
One-off Hot Tub Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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One-off Hot Tub Cabin Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa & Mountains Studio for 3 

Mesa and Mountains Studio
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If you’re wondering where to stay near Mesa Verde National Park, this studio is close to the Durango to Silverton train route as well as activities including fly fishing, zip lining, rafting, hiking and cycling. It is also just eight miles from downtown Durango.

This self-contained guest suite complete with kitchen facilities can sleep up to three. The elevated views over pine trees and fresh mountain air are best enjoyed from the backyard with private patio.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchenette with coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave, washing machine and dryer, ceiling and portable fans and heating, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, backyard with patio and BBQ, toiletries and breakfast provided
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Studio for three with backyard and great views
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, air conditioning or washing machine
Good for:A couple or small family who love trees and mountains
Mesa and Mountains Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa and Mountains Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Downtown Durango Condo for 3 

Downtown Durango Condo Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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This historic condo can be found in the Jarvis building, a registered building dating from 1915. Guests staying here can walk everywhere, with bars, stores and restaurants all within easy reach. On the corner of 10th and Main Streets, the third-floor apartment also has a balcony so you can sip a drink while watching the world of downtown Durango go by.

The condo comes with a parking space, and is also close to the River Trail. If character and location matter to you, then this could be the best Airbnb in Colorado. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms:1
Amenities:Kitchenette with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, TV, WiFi and workspace, balcony, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Historic condo in central downtown location
Cons: No pets, parties or smoking
Good for: Couples or small families who crave downtown living
Downtown Durango Condo Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Downtown Durango Condo Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Animas Valley Views for 4 

Animas Valley Views Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Sweeping views over the scenic Animas Valley can be yours when staying at this studio that’s made for a couple or small family. With its own private entrance, parking space and patio, this property gives guests great views over the red cliffs as well as easy access to local trails. The studio is just four miles from downtown Durango.

Use of a storage shed means you can also bring your own bikes with you. This home has a cozy fireplace and within walking distance of a local trolley stop. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, ceiling fans, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi and workspace, patio with hot tub and BBQ, parking
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Animas Valley studio with patio and hot tub
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, air conditioning or washing machine
Good for: A couple or family searching for a relaxing stay
Animas Valley Views Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Animas Valley Views Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Red Duplex for 4 

Red Duplex Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood is this red duplex home with large, sunny deck.

This light, bright property has everything you need for a great vacation, and the location offers the best of both worlds. It is just four blocks from downtown Durango, yet positioned in a quiet, friendly area.

There are two bedrooms and lots of facilities to ensure a pleasant, relaxing stay, including kitchen with granite worktops and dishwasher plus cable TV, WiFi, workspace, washing machine, dryer and BBQ. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, deck with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Neighborhood duplex with sunny outdoor deck
Cons: No parties or smoking
Good for: A family or small group seeking a quiet, convenient spot
Red Duplex Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Red Duplex Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Tamarron Resort Studio for 4-5 

Tamarron Resort Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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This stylish studio at the Glacier Club can sleep up to five, and is located in the golf and ski resort of Tamarron. For golf fans, it is one of the best places to stay in Durango, CO, as the owners can arrange for guests to play the Valley Course.

Families of four or five can be accommodated on a Queen bed, double futon bed and single air mattress. The location is convenient for Mesa Verde National Park as well as arrange of activities including winter skiing, snowboarding and sledding as well as hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and stand-up paddle boarding. Pools and fitness facilities are also available at the resort. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 5
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, outdoor space with BBQ, shared pools, hot tub and gym
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Sleek studio close to lots of outdoor activities
Cons: No pets, parties or smoking
Good for: Active families who love sports
Tamarron Resort Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Tamarron Resort Studio Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Cool Condo with Pool for 6 

Cool Condo with Pool Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Located close to Fort Lewis College and local transport links, this super cool condo gives guests access to a hot tub and pool. If you’d like to stay somewhere stylish and convenient with great facilities, this condo could well be one of your top picks among places to stay near Mesa Verde National Park.

Unique features of this artist-owned property include the open plan layout, contemporary kitchen and high, vaulted ceilings. There are panoramic views over the Animas River Valley and Durango from the condo. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning, heating and fireplace, piano and sound system, WiFi and workspace, outdoor space with BBQ, shared pool, hot tub and sauna
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Cool condo near college, transport and trails
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or TV
Good for: Families or groups seeking stylish accommodation
Cool Condo with Pool Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Cool Condo with Pool Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Cool Condo with Pool Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Luxury Loft Living for 6 

Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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If you’re a larger family or small group seeking accommodation in central Durango, look no further. This super sleek loft is only half a block from Main Avenue. For those seeking an Airbnb near Mesa Verde and downtown amenities, this checks both of those important boxes.

The interior decor is ultra stylish, and the spacious accommodation includes dining table and breakfast bar, cozy lounge furniture including a sofa bed and two light, airy bedrooms. Two parking spaces are provided in the locale, and the train station is also close by.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, air conditioning and heating, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, balcony
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Large, deluxe condo in downtown area
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or washing machine
Good for: A group or family looking for luxury downtown living
Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Five Star Style Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Waterfall & Trails for 6 

Waterfall and Trails Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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This incredible home for six guests has unbeatable outdoor spaces. There is even a 3-foot waterfall on site. A relaxing creekside patio with seating and hammocks and a spacious deck ensure there is plenty of scope for outside living. Fishing plus hiking and biking trails are mere moments away, while Lemon Reservoir is three miles distant.

Downtown Durango is 14 miles away, and thus easily accessible by car. Two bathtubs including one with claw feet and three fireplaces make this the most memorable of holiday homes near Mesa Verde National Park. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms:3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating and 3 fireplaces, TV, WiFi and workspace, large backyard with deck and patio
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Large, luxury waterfront holiday house
Cons: No parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: Groups or families seeking luxurious waterside living
Waterfall and Trails Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Waterfall and Trails Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Durango Valley Vista for 10 

Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Surely this vacation rental in the Durango area has it all. There are breathtaking views over the valley from its hilltop position, yet it is just five minutes from downtown Durango.

Outdoors, the wraparound deck provides plenty of space for everyone to take in the stunning surroundings. There is also an outdoor dining area with BBQ.

Perfect for larger families as well as groups, the home even has a dedicated playroom with TV and DVD. Horse and mountain bike riding, river trails and even rafting are available nearby. With four bedrooms, the house can accommodate up to eight adults plus two extra children. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 10
Number of rooms: 4
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning, heating and fireplace, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, playroom, large backyard with wraparound deck and BBQ
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Large vacation home with valley views
Cons: No pets, parties, or smoking
Good for: Larger groups or families seeking stylish accommodation near Durango
Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Durango Valley Vista Airbnb Durango Mesa Verde National Park
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Which is the best Airbnb in Durango for you? 

We rate all the Airbnbs listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.  

What the best Airbnb for your vacation is will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, whether you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants on downtown Durango, and amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to relax by the pool, a family looking to self-cater and entertain the kids or a group of friends traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.  

Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb in Durango helps you have an incredible trip. 


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About the Reviewer 

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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