March 21, 2022

Booking a vacation rental for your elopement, while not everyone’s first step, is often the easiest way to begin planning your getaway. By having a hub that is central to the day, you can plan the rest of your elopement day around that. Is there a hot tub on site you want to soak in? Add it to the itinerary! Is the rental really close to some cool hiking trails? Let’s go! Want to relish in the property the rental sits on? Great! These vacation rentals for your elopement offer unique lodging, stunning views, sprawling locations, and more.

Disclaimer: In accordance with Airbnb rules and guidelines, events are not allowed in Airbnb rentals. This blog is not a guarantee that these properties allow events. If you will be having guests, please contact the host to discuss that as a possible option before booking – some are willing to accommodate those requests!

Top 20 Vacation Rentals for your Elopement in Western Colorado

Camp Eddy

Airstream camper at Camp Eddy in Grand Junction

“Your launching pad to Grand Junction. Timeless Airstream Glamping, Tiny Homes, and RV Camping, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River. Camp Eddy is uniquely located in the beautiful Las Colonias Park with scenic desert mesa views and easy access to countless activities that will inspire all types of explorers, vacationers, and adventure seekers.” Rent an Airstream or a Tiny Home for your home base, with nearby lazy river, private Stand Up Paddle ponds, Grand Junction Amphitheater for concerts and entertainment, and a short drive over to the Colorado National Monument.

The Glass Deckhouse

The Glass Deckhouse – Photo from Airbnb Listing

This rental near Salida hosts two guests in a one bedroom space. It is located 2.5 hours from Denver and has incredible views of the mountains out its huge windows! The bath house is down a short trail from the house, so it’s best rented in the late spring through early fall before you have to trek through too much snow (unless that’s your thing!)

Vintage Camper at Mystic Valley Sculpture Park

Vintage Camper – Photo from Airbnb Listing

This fun and funky camper is great for couples looking for retro vibes. It is located near Alamosa in southern Colorado and can host two guests in its “one bedroom” camper. There is also a 40 acre Sculpture Park with 360 mountain views for some cool backdrops for your day.

Canyon Hideout

Loren & Rachel | Airbnb Elopement Near the Four Corners

This beautiful rental near Cortez offers two forms of lodging on site: a tiny house cabin and an old airstream camper. The property has sprawling desert views and cliffs, giving it Moab vibes right here in Colorado. The host is so kind, welcoming and helpful as well. Check out this elopement at this location here!

Glamping Gateway

Gateway Glamping – Photo from Airbnb Listing

This glamping tent located an hour away from Grand Junction among the red rocks of Gateway is the ultimate secluded getaway. The area is home to tons of recreation and is a hidden gem in Colorado, so you won’t be seeing all the crowds of the front range! If you’re looking for Moab glamping vibes with way fewer crowds, this is the spot for you.

Thimble Rock

Thimble Rock A Frame – Photo from Airbnb Listing

This A-Frame cabin is located about 45 minutes from Grand Junction on the western slope and is hidden in an area that will remind you of stepping into Jurassic Park. As their listing states, “Built for the traveler who seeks more than shelter but an experience, the magic at Thimble Rock will evoke feelings of nostalgia, romance and the yearning to explore.”

Rocky Mountain Treehouse

Rocky Mountain Treehouse – Photo from Airbnb

If you’re looking for the ultimate treehouse experience in Colorado, this Carbondale rental will deliver the experience of your dreams! As their listing states, “The Rocky Mountain Treehouse is attached to 4 100ft spruce trees and rests 25 feet off the ground with a winding rock staircase leading to the front door. Step inside and see a truly hand built cabin in the sky.”

Cozy Miners Cabin

Cozy Miner’s Cabin – Photo from Airbnb

This cute cabin located in Crested Butte gives you a cozy hub for your elopement in CB. The cabin features WiFi, smart TV with Netflix, HBO, & more, board games, and even an old school Nintendo! This historic cabin is centrally located in town with the main street Elk Ave. nearby and just a few blocks from incredible hiking and mountain views. 

Holloway Cabin & Private Hot-Springs

Creekside Cabin & Private Hot Springs – Photo from Airbnb

This cozy cabin near Buena Vista sits along a gurgling creek and has an on-site hot springs pool for your private enjoyment! This restored 1800’s mining cabin is nestled in the mountains and has a lot of great backdrops for your elopement right on site.

The Overlook

The Overlook in CB – Photo from Airbnb

This Crested Butte rental is the ultimate space for your elopement if you want to stay mostly on site but still get great views. The patio deck and huge windows leave you immersed in the mountains. The duplex setup does offer the ability to share the spaces if you are coming with friends or family.

Stagecoach Lodge

This large log cabin near Ridgway offers stunning views of the San Juans and Mt. Sneffels. There’s even a grassy space on the property for a wedding if you’re having guests! If something more wild is your thing, it’s a short drive into the mountains near Ridgway and only 20-30 minutes to Ouray and all the backdrops that area offers.

Kale’s Cottage

Kale's Cottage | Paonia Elopement

Nestled in the quiet town of Paonia, this solargon-style tiny house is a great hub for exploring the area. Paonia is known for its agriculture and wineries, as well as being centrally located in the West Elks. This tiny home is a short walk to the downtown area of Paonia which offers breweries and shopping. There is a hot tub and outdoor kitchen on site as well.

Picturesque Lodge

Picturesque Lodge – Photo from Airbnb

Located near Gypsum, this lodge is truly picturesque with views outside and in. If you’re looking for a large log cabin for your elopement day, this is the ideal space for you. As their listing states, “You will relax in a rust-hued armchair in front of majestic gallery windows or on the front or back porches looking into the tranquil surrounding aspen forest while spotting deer, foxes, elk, bald eagles, and maybe the local bull moose.”

Riverfront Cabin

Riverfront Cabin near Telluride – Photo from Airbnb

This incredible cabin is located along the San Miguel River only 12 miles from downtown Telluride. There are beautiful canyon and river views right on site and you’ll be only a short drive into some of the prettiest mountains in the state.

Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower

Jersey Jim Fire Lookout – Photo from Website

If you’re looking for a truly unique stay for your elopement, this Fire Lookout Tower near Mesa Verde National Park is the off-the-beaten-path option for you. Their site gives some background about the tower: “Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level. The Jersey Jim was home to U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. An historic log book inside its cab, or living quarters, chronicles their experiences.”

Sage Canyon Cliff House

Sage Canyon Cliff House – Photo from Airbnb

This house is built into a red rock cliff wall along McElmo Canyon near Cortez. “In addition to being built into sandstone rock, the Cliff House is landscaped with native species that bloom all summer.” The cliff house is a great hub for exploring Mesa Verde National Park or the Four Corners!

Thoreau’s Cabin

Thoreau’s Cabin – Photo from Airbnb

If you’re looking for a secluded, one-of-a-kind log cabin-in-the-woods, this is the rental near Lake City for you! Check out that suspension bridge! The area around the cabin, which sits around 11,000 feet in elevation, is the Uncompahgre Wilderness and offers waterfalls, wildlife, and spectacular views.

Safari Tent

Safari Tent – Photo from Airbnb

If you’re wanting the safari tent “glamping” experience closer to the mountains, this Carbondale glamping experience may be the best fit. Experience “all the sounds and intimacy of camping but with luxury, away and quiet but close to town for a dinner out or take in. A truly magical experience. All on a farm with horses, cows, pigs, alpacas, chickens. Get up with french pressed coffee, farm fresh eggs you’ve collected and our yummy bacon.”

The Domicile

The Domicile – Photo from Airbnb

Another truly unique vacation rental for your elopement, the domicile is the ultimate Glam Camping experience. The “foamcrete” home is located in Basalt, the perfect midpoint of the Roaring Fork Valley, offering the hot springs of Glenwood Springs, and the hiking and mountain views of the Aspen area.

Juniper’s Tent – Desert Glamping

Juniper’s Tent – Photo from Airbnb

Located near Cortez and the Four Corners, this ultimate glamping “tent home is a combination of canvas and wood, brings the solution for connecting luxury with nature, without the normal amenities of a typical home, as the lights are run off solar and plumbing is substituted by a composting humanure outhouse. Glorified camping, a perfect romantic getaway.” You do need to be prepared to be essentially camping at this spot!

The Boathouse

The Boathouse – Photo from Website

This unique home located near Creede “has intricate, custom woodworking, hand hewn from locally sourced wood. Each detail is woven together to honor traditional Norwegian Stave churches.” There are great views and forest land all around this rental as well.

I hope this has gotten you thinking about booking vacation rentals for your elopement as a great place to come “home” to during your time in the area!



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