If you are planning to visit Rocky Mountain National Park and want to stay in an Air B and B, Estes Park is your best bet.  Just outside the park’s eastern entrance, the town has plenty of restaurants and stores, but also easy access to the park.  There are also plenty of wonderful places to stay.   

Use this guide to find the best apartment or house Airbnb near Rocky Mountain National Park.  If you’d prefer a cabin, we have a separate guide with all the best cabins in and near Estes Park listed. 

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Our pick for the best Airbnb, Estes Park, CO 

We love the Hot Tub Mountain House for 8. This Airbnb in the Rocky Mountains area has it all, and the family pet can enjoy it too. 

Hot Tub Mountain Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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 Why is the Hot Tub Mountain House the best Estes Park Airbnb? 

This Airbnb in Estes Park with hot tub is very well appointed, and guests really will want for nothing.  There’s a luxury hot tub, and each of the three bedrooms has its own private ensuite. Beautiful inside, the location of this gorgeous home is unbeatable – both in terms of scenery and access to the National Park and downtown. 

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Best Airbnb Colorado (Estes Park) Comparison Guide 

These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different vacation rentals, Estes Park, CO.  

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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PropertyPhotoTypePetsGuestsRating (/5)Price & Availability
Creekside Suite Creekside Suite Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkStudio No 24.9CHECK NOW
Estes Elk Studio Estes Elk Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkStudio No 44.9CHECK NOW
Mary’s Lake Studio Mary’s Lake Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkStudio No 44.9CHECK NOW
Scandi Style Scandi Style Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkStudio No 44.9CHECK NOW
Downtown Retreat Downtown Retreat Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkApartment No 44.9CHECK NOW
Riverside Condo Riverside Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkApartment No 44.9CHECK NOW
Fall River Condo Fall River Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkApartment No 54.9CHECK NOW
Prospect Panorama Prospect Panorama Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkHouse Yes 64.9CHECK NOW
Downtown & Mountains Downtown and Mountains Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkHouse No 74.9CHECK NOW
Hot Tub Mountain Hot Tub Mountain Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkHouse Yes 85.0CHECK NOW
Lakeside Living Lakeside Living Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkHouse No 85.0CHECK NOW
Hilltop House Hilltop House Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National ParkHouse No 84.8CHECK NOW

A quick guide to booking an Airbnb, Estes Park, Colorado 

When choosing the best Airbnb in Estes Park, Colorado, we have searched according to location, then narrowed only the best down to a range of different types. Our focus is on those that look great, are well positioned and attract great reviews from fellow travelers.    

If you are traveling in winter, keep in mind that this area gets snow and most of the properties recommend that you have winter tires, chains or 4WD/AWD in order to access them in winter weather. 

Types of Airbnbs in Estes Park 

There are three main types of places to stay in Estes Park. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below. So, let’s take a quick look at the types available near the Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Studio  

Some rooms for rent in Estes Park, CO are described as studios or guest suites. This normally means they will have luxurious sleeping and sitting areas, as well as a private bathroom and some sort of kitchen facilities. The guest suites in this guide accommodate two to four people.  

Apartment 

The apartments – or condos – listed here sleep four or five people. If you’re looking for an Airbnb in downtown Estes Park, then it’s most likely to be an apartment. Such accommodation is often purpose built and makes great use of available space.  

House 

Booking into a house is usually perfect for a family or group who require a little more living space. Houses tend to have more room both indoors and out. This type of Airbnb gives everyone plenty of areas in which to relax, socialize – and store their stuff. 

Cabin 

Think of a mountain Airbnb in Colorado and a cabin may come to mind. Indeed, there are plenty of cabins available in the Rocky Mountain National Park area. You can find out more about those in this article on Estes Park cabins.

Location 

Your location can have a huge impact on the type of holiday you can have, so it’s important to consider this carefully. The main accommodation locations in the Rocky Mountain National Park area are in or close to downtown Estes Park. 

Downtown 

Look for a downtown Estes Park property if you want to be close to bars, restaurants, stores and local breweries. Most rentals in the center of town are apartments. 

Estes Park area 

Many properties are in various parts of the local area. Some are still within easy reach of downtown, while others are further away in more serene locations. All are convenient for Rocky Mountain National Park as well as downtown amenities. A 10-minute car journey is the furthest you should need to travel from these homes to reach either. 


Creekside Suite for 2

Creekside Suite Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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This spacious guest suite is perfect for two seeking a self-contained space with mountain views. In a serene setting by the creek, there is 700 square feet of space including a sofa and kitchenette.

With bike and walking trails just steps away, this is ideal for outdoor types. Guests may spot local wildlife while enjoying sublime views over the mountainous landscape. The national park is just ten minutes’ drive away.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchenette with coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave, heating, WiFi, parking, private entrance
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Suite for two close to trails, mountains and wildlife
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, children under 12, TV, washing machine or air conditioning
Good for: A solo traveler or couple seeking a relaxing retreat
Creekside Suite Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Creekside Suite Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Estes Elk Studio for 4  

Estes Elk Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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This stunning studio comes with vaulted ceilings, huge picture windows and 840 square feet of living space. The outdoor deck and hot tub are great places to relax and see the stars, while elk are often spotted close to the property.

With an open plan design, the studio has one King bed and one sofa bed, making it ideal for a small family or couple. Owned by an Airbnb Superhost, this vacation rental comes with a stylish, airy interior. It is well equipped with everything you’d expect – and more. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, window air-con unit, ceiling fan, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi, deck with furniture and hot tub, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Studio for four with views of mountains, starry skies and wildlife
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or washing machine
Good for: A small family or couple seeking an unspoilt setting
Estes Elk Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Estes Elk Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Mary’s Lake Studio for 4 

Mary’s Lake Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Another great option for stargazers, this studio is located less than quarter of a mile from Mary’s Lake, in a quiet area four miles from central Estes Park.

The open plan space is modern in style, while outside there is a deck and hot tub. Walls are decorated with the owner’s photographs of the area, giving the property a local feel.

Situated on the slopes of Prospect Mountain, the studio is a great place from which to watch the sunrise and see deer and elk. With its proximity to hiking trails, a rock climbing area, fishing lake and even a lake beach, this is ideal for outdoor types. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, stove and freezer, portable fans and radiant heating, luxury toiletries, TV, WiFi and workspace, deck with BBQ and hot tub, parking
Rating: 4.90
Pros: Studio for four close to lake, rock climbing and trails
Cons :No pets, parties, smoking, TV, air conditioning or washing machine
Good for: Small families or couples looking to escape to the mountains
Mary’s Lake Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Mary’s Lake Studio Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Scandi Style studio for 4 

Scandi Style Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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The Superhost owner of this Airbnb hails from Norway, and that is reflected in the clean, bright Scandinavian style interior.

Positioned right on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park, guests can reach the park on foot. The Rock Inn Tavern is also within walking distance. If you do want to self-cater, the cozy, well-equipped kitchen will come in handy.

At 425 square feet, this duplex is small but perfectly formed, making a stylish retreat for anyone who wants to see mountains and wildlife.  

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and freezer, washer/dryer, portable fans and heating, luxury toiletries, HDTV, WiFi and workspace, deck with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Duplex for four on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A couple or small family who want to be close to the park
Scandi Style Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Scandi Style Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Downtown Retreat for 4 

Downtown Retreat Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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If your idea of the perfect vacation is staying in a serene spot where you can walk everywhere, then check out this downtown apartment for four.

Close to the heart of Estes Park, guests here can enjoy riverside walks, visiting local breweries, dining in restaurants and more. A five-minute drive, meanwhile, will take you to the park entrance.

This immaculate, homely condo comes with full kitchen, cable TV, fireplace and access to a shared fire pit and grills. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washer/dryer, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi, shared backyard with fire pit and BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Apartment for four close to downtown and Rocky Mountain National Park
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: Couples or small families seeking a convenient yet quiet Airbnb
Downtown Retreat Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Downtown Retreat Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Riverside Condo for 4 

Riverside Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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This immaculate condo is even closer to the heart of it all. Occupying a spot adjacent to the river and in the town center, this condo is just steps from the restaurants, shops and bars of Estes Park. Despite this, past guests have spotted the local Elk population just outside the front door.

There is outdoor space too, in the form of communal areas with BBQ grills, picnic tables and seating. With a Queen bed in the bedroom and a Queen sofa bed in the living area, this property can sleep up to four. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi and workspace, shared backyard with furniture and BBQs, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Condo for four in the heart of downtown Estes Park
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, air conditioning or washing machine
Good for: A couple, family or small group seeking a central vacation rental
Riverside Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Riverside Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Fall River Condo for 5 

Fall River Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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If you like the sound of a private hot tub, swimming pool access and soothing mountain views, take a look at this condo.

Overlooking Fall River, the condo has a spacious deck with private hot tub. The outdoor pool is heated and available for guests’ use during summer, while in winter the host thoughtfully provides snowshoes.

Comfortable throughout, the remodeled condo has a luxury finish, vaulted ceiling and vintage touches. Both the national park and downtown are just five minutes away by car.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 5
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, heating and fireplace, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, deck with BBQ and hot tub, shared pool, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Condo for four in the heart of downtown Estes Park
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, air conditioning or washing machine
Good for: Couples, small groups or families who love the water
Fall River Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Fall River Condo Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Prospect Panorama House for 6 

Prospect Panorama Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Seeking a family-sized Airbnb in Estes Park that is pet friendly? This house for six should do very nicely.

With a sleek interior, views of Prospect Mountain and Lumpy Ridge, and a location just a few blocks from Estes Park’s best restaurant, this modern vacation home is filled with natural light. Families will love the large backyard – often visited by elk and deer – as well as the 4K TV, full kitchen and open plan design. The flat site also ensures great access, whatever the season. 

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 fireplace, TV, WiFi and workspace, large backyard with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: House for six in pretty part of Estes Park
Cons: No parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A family seeking lots of indoor and outdoor space
Prospect Panorama Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Prospect Panorama Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Downtown & Mountains House for 7 

Downtown and Mountains Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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This mountain home close to central Estes Park has been fully renovated, resulting in a sleek, contemporary interior. Outside, it’s a rustic mountain home in a relaxed setting.

There are two bedrooms, one for two and one for three, plus a Queen size sofa sleeper, meaning that up to seven can be accommodated. Hardwood flooring, custom made beams and deluxe appliances make this a comfortable and stylish vacation home. 

The property is also within walking distance of downtown and the famous Stanley Hotel. Rocky Mountain National Park is a 10-minute car ride away.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 7
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities : Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating, TV, WiFi, backyard, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: House for seven in scenic yet convenient spot
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A family seeking a stylish home in rustic setting
Downtown and Mountains Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Downtown and Mountains Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Hot Tub Mountain House for 8 

Hot Tub Mountain Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Pets are permitted at this mountain holiday home offering incredible views of St Mary’s Lake as well as the peaks. It’s perfectly placed for walking the dog, as well as access to downtown and the National Park.

The owner is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of anyone who books in. This means all sorts of high-end amenities are provided – from a deluxe hot tub to TV with Netflix and ensuite bathrooms with each of the three bedrooms. A modern property outside, the interior features wooden beams, luxury bathrooms and fireplaces on each level. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 8
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning, heating and fireplaces, TV with Netflix, WiFi and workspace, porch, deck and patio with hot tub, parking
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Three-bedroom house in stunning mountain setting
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A group or family looking for a breathtaking location
Hot Tub Mountain Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Hot Tub Mountain Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Lakeside Living for 8 

Lakeside Living Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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This highly rated vacation home is tailor made for sociable family or group living. Inside, the open plan living area with huge flatscreen TV and football table are made for memorable nights in. Outside, there are two decks, a fire pit and hot tub in the backyard. Guests can wander to nearby fishing lake or bike paths.

This well-equipped home makes a great base for exploring this scenic part of Colorado.  It’s a five-minute drive to downtown Estes Park or ten minutes to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 8
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, ceiling and portable fans, heating and fireplace, TV, WiFi and workspace, piano, two decks and backyard with BBQ, fire pit and hot tub, parking
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Three-bedroom home close to lake and mountains
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A family or group looking for a sociable space
Lakeside Living Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Lakeside Living Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Hilltop House for 8 

Hilltop House Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Belonging to an Airbnb Superhost, this spacious house is set among the pine trees. Occupying an elevated site above Estes Park, the home is just five minutes from the Rockies.

Guests can also walk to downtown, where there are craft breweries, bars, eateries and shops to discover. The soothing sound of Fall River drifts up to the property, and deer or elk can often be seen grazing. Lumpy Ridge forms a breathtaking backdrop. This property allows pets, so you can even enjoy walking your pooch in this stunning spot. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 8
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, portable fans, heating and fireplace, HDTV, WiFi and workspace, luxury toiletries, backyard with dining furniture, parking
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Three-bedroom home overlooking downtown and mountains
Cons: No parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: Families or groups requiring a peaceful but convenient location
Hilltop House Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Hilltop House Airbnb Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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Which is the best Airbnb, Rocky Mountain National Park 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.  

Which is the best Airbnb for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, if you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants and stores, and the amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to spend most of your time outside, a family looking to self-cater and keep the kids happy or a group 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 near Rocky Mountain National Park helps you to have an incredible trip. 


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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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