Olde Town Arvada Cottage
Settle in at the Olde Town Arvada Cottage, a turn-of-the-century charmer just steps from the bustling breweries and eclectic eateries of Olde Town Arvada, a low-fuss entertainment and nightlife enclave just northwest of Denver. Want to get outdoors? That’s nearby, too. All around, you’ll find scenic trails, wildlife preserves and waterfront picnic spots within an easy drive.
The darling Olde Town Arvada Cottage is a vacation rental on airbnb — and the perfect home-away-from-home. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom spot offers plenty of space for small families, couples or friends ready for a laid-back escape. Cook dinner in the well-stocked kitchen or on the grill in the fully fenced backyard. Or walk to the nearby taverns and restaurants lining the main thoroughfare of Olde Wadsworth Boulevard a couple minutes away.
What makes it special?
This 1909 home retains all its old-school charm while bringing in plenty of contemporary style. Soaring ceilings and exposed beams? Check. Elegant wallpaper and on-trend tile? Sure thing. Brick fireplace with an oh-so-easy gas insert? Of course. And just wait till you see the luxurious bathrooms.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
It’s that outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy Colorado’s famously sunny days from the private backyard where you’ll find a lush grassy space, blooming flowers, an outdoor dining area and grill, swinging hammock chair and Adirondack-style seating nestled in the shade of aspen trees. Be sure to pack your sunscreen, though. The high elevation here means the sun is strong.
Most unexpected amenity
The primary bedroom’s ensuite bathroom brings some serious spa vibes. In the morning, roll out of your plush king bed and get ready for the day with all the comforts of home — but even better. We’re talking a spacious shower with live orchids, a towel warmer, heated floors and ultra-thick towels. You may never want to leave.
Our favorite traveler review
“We loved this home, beautiful inside and out. Extremely comfortable furniture throughout the home. All appliances are high-end, and the kitchen has everything needed to create great meals. The exterior is very comfortable and relaxing. Location is a very short walk to everything in Olde Town with quick access to the freeway that gets you to Golden and Red Rocks! You cannot go wrong with this wonderful home. The owners are very helpful and super nice!” — Larry, airbnb
Things to see and do nearby
Explore the heart of Olde Town Arvada, located just steps away. This historic downtown area touts a small-town feel while still bringing in the latest culinary trends at local foodie hot spots.
Sip craft beer at the vintage-schoolhouse-themed School House Kitchen and Libations or at the industrial-chic New Image Brewing. Nosh on Baja-inspired tacos at Lady Nomada, gourmet pub grub at The Arvada Tavern or funky vegan comfort food at So Radish. At night, catch a rock or punk rock show at the divey 12 Volt Tavern or a theatrical musical production at the Arvada Center.
Adventurers will find plenty of ways to get their daily dose of thrill without having to venture far. Hike or mountain bike along 20 miles of multi-use nature trails at White Ranch Park or atop the gorgeous mesa of North Table Mountain Park. Stand-up paddleboard or cast a fishing line into nearby Standley Lake. To see wildlife, stroll the shoreline of Oberon Lake in the 80-acre Majestic View Community Park to spot migratory birds — or explore the network of trails latticing Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, where birds, coyotes, beaver and deer roam.
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