The Best Cabins and Apartments in Boulder

The Colorado Chautauqua National Landmark has been hosting visitors near the picturesque Flatirons since 1898
The Colorado Chautauqua National Landmark has been hosting visitors near the picturesque Flatirons since 1898 | Courtesy of the Colorado Chautauqua Cottages / Expedia
Sarah Buder

Book a long-term stay and create a home away from home at these cabins and apartments in Boulder, Colorado.

Combine Boulder’s natural beauty with its renowned culinary and music scene and you’ll soon realize that this lively college town is a difficult place to leave. Among other things, the city’s craft beer and outdoor sports-loving residents enjoy around 300 days of blue skies and sunshine per year. So if you’re planning a trip to Boulder, you might want to consider an extended stay at these homey apartments and cabins.

1. Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

Outdoor pool with blue umbrellas in inner courtyard at Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder
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The rooms at Embassy Suites Boulder are like mini apartments. Each features a private bedroom with one king or two queen beds as well as a separate living area. The 204 guest suites include desks, HDTVs, mini-fridges, coffee makers and microwaves. Meanwhile, the hotel also offers a two-story fitness center and a heated rooftop pool, plus a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.

2. Boulder Adventure Lodge

Resort, Hotel, Lodge

Boulder Adventure Lodge
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Boulder Adventure Lodge’s 27 apartment-like accommodations offer a rustic respite for families or groups. Each of the multi-room suites and cabins feature full kitchens, and many even have patios overlooking the pristine Four Mile Creek. The communal areas provide idyllic locations for social gatherings, including an outdoor slackline area and a creekside pavilion with firepits and grills.

3. Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder Broomfield / Interlocken

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder Broomfield/Interlocken
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The 122 rooms at Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder Broomfield / Interlocken are designed for extended stays. Well-appointed studios and one-bedroom suites have full kitchens and living areas, plus the hotel offers useful amenities such as complimentary breakfast and a 24/7 gym. You’ll be situated next to the FlatIron Crossing shopping mall, so you can grab any new outdoor gear you’ll need for your Rocky Mountain adventures.

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Boulder

Chain Hotel, Apartment

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boulder
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Informal and apartment-like in style, the welcoming accommodations at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boulder are equipped to make you feel at home. Each suite includes a private bathroom and kitchen with a full refrigerator, microwave and two-burner stove. You can take leisurely strolls to nearby walking paths such as the Bobolink Trailhead, but you’ll likely want your own set of wheels to reach places like Pearl Street from East Boulder.

5. The Colorado Chautauqua Cottages

Cottages

The Colorado Chautauqua Cottages
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The Colorado Chautauqua National Landmark has been hosting visitors near the picturesque Flatirons since 1898. The landmark Boulder property includes two private lodges and 58 cottages available in studio, one-, two- or three-room configurations. Each Chautauqua Cottage features a full kitchen and screened-in porch, but no two abodes are exactly alike. Interiors are adorned with unique antique amenities such as clawfoot tubs and stone fireplaces.

6. The Twin Lakes Inn

Hotel

The Twin Lakes Inn
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Twin Lakes Inn is in the residential Gunbarrel neighborhood, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Boulder. The hostel-style property has 33 simple rooms with private bathrooms, and there’s also a large communal kitchen and an outdoor patio with a barbecue. You’ll need a car to get around Boulder from here, but a handful of local taprooms are within walking distance; don’t miss the seasonal organic craft beer at Asher Brewing Company.

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