Just a three-minute walk from old town Louisville and a 15-minute drive to Boulder, Aggie House is a gateway to some of northern Colorado’s favorite attractions. This 100-year-old, two-bedroom miner’s cottage has been fully restored and renovated to provide a modern farmhouse feel, all within a comfortable and hushed suburban setting.
From the perfectly manicured lawn and rose garden to the shady veranda and cherry-red front door, this vacation rental will immediately draw you in. The interior, awash in white, is delicately accented with shades of gray, teal and rustic brick. Farmhouse motifs like an antique-milk-jug coffee table, a windmill mural and galvanized-metal rooster round out the theme.
What makes it special?
The home-away-from-home appeal of Aggie House makes for a comfy stay in a lovely Colorado locale. In fact, Louisville made it onto Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in 2017 for its small-town charm, wealth of easily accessible trails and agreeable weather.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
Due to Louisville’s superb public-transportation system, you’ll have an easy time practicing eco-friendly tourism. RTD’s Flatiron Flyer is located just a few blocks down the street and will take you to downtown Denver or downtown Boulder. Louisville also has spacious streets and parks, safe for walking and biking.
Top sensory encounter you’ll experience
The front patio at Aggie House provides the ideal escape for some early morning solitude. Brew a fresh pot of coffee and embrace the peace and quiet while you chart the day’s adventures.
Our favorite traveler review
“We picked Louisville as a place to stay for my 55th birthday due to its proximity to Boulder and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. We had never been to Louisville, but quickly fell in love with the town and this adorable farmhouse cottage. It's so well decorated and the perfect place to stay for two couples. Everything is within walking distance, so we tried several great restaurants during our four-night stay and enjoyed the farmers market on Saturday. Each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom, with the kitchen in the middle, for ultimate privacy. The cottage is well equipped, super clean and the beds were comfy. Nicole was a great host, providing detailed communications. And the booking and check-in process was simple. We would love to come back someday!” — Debra D., Vrbo
Things to see & do nearby
In Louisville, you’ll find favorites like Moxie Bread Company, serving up authentic, homemade pastries made from locally sourced flour and heirloom grains. Perhaps Louisville’s most iconic restaurant, The Empire Lounge & Restaurant will greet you with its enormous vintage-style neon sign. Its menu is equally enticing with delicious eats like sauteed-shrimp linguini and garlic-butter grilled trout. On your way back, don’t forget to stop by the Louisville Historical Museum. This Old West style building contains historical relics from the area's rich history, dating back to its founding as a mining community in 1877.
Boulder, a world-renowned outdoor-enthusiast destination, is just a 15-minute drive (or bus ride) west of Louisville. The Flatirons — a series of jagged, rusty-hued rock formations — are one of the area’s leading attractions. However, Boulder isn’t just for outdoor enthusiasts. Make your way to Pearl Street for boutique shopping and an unforgettable dining experience. Bartaco, one of our personal favorites, will have you feeling tropical with its selection of savory tacos, fruity cocktails and lush plants around every corner.
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