Summer in Texas is...brutal to say the least. In August you become so sick of the hot weather that the only option is to escape! And escape we did :) Last year I decided that I really wanted to bring our dog, Brew to Colorado so he could 1) go to another state and 2) enjoy some mountains and cool weather. We drove from Austin to Boulder and obviously had to stay in an Airbnb to accommodate Brew. A few people laughed about me wanting to take my dog to Colorado, but Brew tragically passed away just a few months later and this trip was one of the highlights of his life for us and him. It's why I really encourage people to never put off traveling to see the ones they love.
I started searching for Airbnbs pretty early because the good ones ALWAYS get booked quickly. I found Grant and Alex's Boulder guest house and picked it for a few reasons.
1. Location- If I am going to stay in a rental I want to feel safe in the neighborhood and I want to be close to where I want to visit. This Boulder Airbnb is located walking distance to Pearl Street and many hiking and biking trails. We walked to grab coffee, lunch, take a hike and we only really ever got in our car one or two times the entire trip.
2. Design and Decor- I am a hotel lover (obviously), so it takes a lot for me to want to stay in a rental instead of in a hotel. I love when an Airbnb has a beautiful design and decor to match it . This rental was absolutely impeccably decorated and had everything you could possibly dream of (coffee, tea, fresh milk and eggs, spices, etc).
3. Reviews- I always read at least 10-15 reviews before I will stay in any property. I don't mind if the listing has a few bad reviews, but I want to make sure that I fully understand what it is really like before staying there. The reviews for this property were impeccable, which is what tipped the scale in me wanting to stay there.
I was blown away by the actual rental! It was as beautiful as the pictures and the reviews were spot on. I will also say that Grant and Alex were unbelievable hosts. They can provide great tips for the area, but they also painted a little picture of our dog Brew that I still cherish and keep with me.
If you are looking for a great vacation rental in Boulder, I highly recommend this one!