Do you AirBNB?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by _CJ, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Thought this might be a fun idea for an ongoing thread...post up AirBNB's you've stayed in, and would recommend to other moto-minded travelers. Hoping this thread can become a searchable database that will save forum members time in finding a place, and maybe tip them off to places they didn't know about.

    NOT a place to advertise your own rental.
    Limit recommendations to places you've actually stayed.
    Include a link to the property, location, amenities, riding nearby, bike parking/security, etc.

    For example

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16461423?source_impression_id=p3_1563647391_AN9vZlUFHXzmd1sg

    My wife and I have rented this house in Fruita Colorado twice now. Close to North Fruita Desert, Book Cliffs, Rabbit Valley, etc. I do all my day rides right from the house (after hauling my bike there on the back of my SUV). Pet friendly with an awesome back yard for post ride beverages, and for the wife and dog to enjoy while I'm out riding. Secure indoor parking for smaller bikes that can be wheeled through a standard doorway....it's really set up for mountain bikes, but works for dirt bikes too. Only potential downside in an elementary school across the street that can be a little noisy during the day M-F, but otherwise it's a very quiet neighborhood, and walking distance to downtown restaurants, etc.




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  2. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    https://alpenglowouray.com/

    I’ve stayed in both of the townhouses and the 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Condo

    Townhouses have better parking, and washer/dryer plus a nice deck overlooking the river, about a block from main street and the liquor store

    Condo was good too, just have to keep other people from randomly taking your assigned parking

    Highly recommended
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  3. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Link and info about the Poudre River place?


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  4. mdsnitc

    mdsnitc Been here awhile

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    Great idea! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14106104

    This is just outside of Mancos, CO right on the edge of the national forest. You have complete access to all the singletrack, 50" and jeep roads the area has to offer. You can get to pretty much all of it right out Terry's front door.
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  5. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Just to clarify, I'm hoping this develops into a searchable database for the rocky mountain region. So that somebody can "search this thread" with the name of the town/area they want to go and find links to properties that will save them the headache of sorting through pages of listings.

    Original post edited for clarity.



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  6. swimmer

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  7. zoltan

    zoltan Been here awhile

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    As vigilant as members here are about protecting the pristine nature of fragile alpine trails , you should be equally aware that Airbnb, VRBO, and the like are killing the traditional mountain tourist town. Seasonal workers can no longer find affordable rentals, and aspiring locals cannot afford to purchase a 1 BD studio, hence service industry jobs go unfilled, even when they raise wages.

    In Jackson, WY they have designated parking lots in town where people can sleep in their cars legally so that local tourists jobs will remain staffed. Your waitress probably hasn't bathed in days. Even in Victor-Driggs ID, or Alpine, WY rentals are tight. You'd be hard pressed to find an affordable house in Tetonia.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...blem-in-luxury-resort-towns-like-jackson-hole

    I can't blame property owners and tourists alike for seeking an economic ideal, but I'm guessing that it's eventually going to play havoc with local tourist economies since the workers have no place to live.

    PS: The same companies are also driving up rental/housing prices around the country, especially in urban markets.
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  8. rwhittak3

    rwhittak3 Been here awhile

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    Great idea!

    I've shared this airbnb with a few other guys on a moto trip to Las Cruces, NM: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28738439

    The owner doesn't usually offer the garage for use, but when he saw we had a bunch of motorcycles, he offered to pull his trailier out of the garage, and let us use it. Nice house, close to trails, friendly owner, and really affordable when split among a few people. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 of them have double or queen beds, and 1 of them has 2 twin beds. Final sleeping option is on the couch.
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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The article you link barely mentions short term rentals and, it's not that tourists are seeking an economic deal in many cases, it's that they are looking for a superior product. A house/cabin with space and privacy vs. a hotel room. And personally I would rather give my money to a local property owner (granted, the property owner is not always from the area or even a private person) than to a large corporation.

    We shouldn't ignore the plight of those being displaced by rising housing costs in these affected areas but I don't think asking people to purchase a lower quality product is the solution.
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  10. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    It's not a problem that can be solved in this thread, or with a few people staying in a hotel instead of a short term rental. Cities and towns suffering negative impacts need to address the situation through their own regulations if that's what they want to do.

    Till then.......don't hate the player, hate the game.



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  11. swimmer

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    Passing through the area, it appears most of the places offering lodging along Hwy 17 between Mogote and the NM/CO border along the Conejos River are more along the lines of family run RV parks or "resorts". Be that as it may, can anyone recommend any rentals, AirBnB or otherwise, in this area along the river?
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  12. Sugra

    Sugra Been here awhile Supporter

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    This place in Durango is great: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/134926..._impression_id=p3_1563821488_BWsWNxO7p79DKy6Q.

    I understand, and share, Zoltan's points. I feel alright staying in a place like this, that is basically someone renting rooms in their private residence. As someone else mentioned, I'd rather my money go to them than Choice Hotels®. Investors buying housing to be used solely as Airbnb properties is what is really causing a problem.
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  13. Rogue_Ryder

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    Yup Air BnB has f'ed the rent in New Orleans too.

    But this is why companies like Air BnB and Uber are called DISRUPTERS. While it's unfortunate that some are suffering on a whole it's more competition in the free market. As a consumer I can tell you that my life as a traveller is much better with Air BnB and Uber that it was without them. Employers will either have to start offering worker housing or scale back on staffing. If you've ever been to a country with a high minimum wage you'll notice that many eateries will have no waitstaff; you go to the counter order your food and then go pick it up when they call your number and then bus your own table.

    When I'm on a bike tour I generally don't make many reservations, and I have found that Air BnB app is a nice supplement to Hotels.com etc type apps for making last minute or same day reservations. Unfortunately I don't have any that stand out as being great, but the prices were always unbeatable!
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  14. Magus

    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    OP: if you wanted this thread to be a searchable reference for good places to stay and explore on two wheels, you are going to have to do a lot of editing!
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  16. DilanYah

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    I have used Airbnb as a booking site a couple of times and have had perfect experiences each time.

    What I like about Airbnb the most is the fact there are no other 'hidden' costs. Since you know about that fee, you can plan for it when you are looking for places within your budget. You also have the opportunity to confirm the booking (and can see what the actual total amount is, including the fee) before you submit your payment. Compare lots of different options and when you find something you want, reach out to the host by sending them a message. In my experience, the hosts with lots of reviews will reply to you very quickly. Also read the reviews of past guests.
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  17. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Spent last weekend at this place a little north of Taos.

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/104042..._id=p3_1566921885_AO34hOrc6yAI9T5x&s=Fm7yGrbq

    It's an entire house on an orchard in a semi-rural area. Very affordable, kind of a mix of economic classes in the area, but we had no issues with security or safety, other than the bears that were camped out in the back of the orchard eating the fruit off the trees every night. Very peaceful and private setting, just the occasional dog barking in the distance. No garage, but I just chained my bike to a post on the deck behind the house.

    The location is convenient for spending time in downtown Taos, and there's abundant riding with Red River to the north, and Sipapu to the south. I'd stay there again if I had reason to go to Taos, but I found that I really prefer the Red River and Sipapu areas better, and there's more to ride in either place than a guy could do in a weekend.....but, if you have a significant other who wants to spend time in Taos while you're out riding, it's a nice compromise.



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  18. Blakebird

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    Spent an hour or so looking at places to stay in towns we pass thru on road trips and would like to stop and stay - but motels kill the budget when you stay a week.
    I was surprised how affordable some of them can be, and pretty nice as well :nod
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  19. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    We have had good luck finding one night accommodations through "Booking.com" Not sure if its any good for longer stays. They have always been last minute, need a place to zstay over night while traveling, type places.
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    Holy thread hijack. Can we get back on topic please?
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