10 Awesome Hidden Gems in Colorado

Looking for amazing, unique hidden gems in Colorado to rent for your event? What’s not to love about Colorado? There are far too many things that make Colorado great, but to name just a few: its capital of Denver is known for being highly progressive and being filled with unbelievably scenic natural beauty. The state has tons of amazing wildlife, providing easy access to the splendor of adjacent states like Utah and Wyoming.

We could keep going! But we won’t, for now, because we want to jump into the focus of this article: the hidden gems in Colorado that make it such an outstanding place to live and play. Read on for the details on what you’ll find when you head off the beaten path and explore some of the state’s best venues that you can rent through Peerspace.

1. This urban industrial event space

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We’re starting off this list with a gorgeous renovated industrial space that was once a brick factory in the Sun Valley neighborhood of Denver. It boasts indoor and outdoor space and is perfect for dinner parties, weddings, and corporate events. While here, you and your guests can enjoy the 2,500 square feet of rustic indoor space and the 1,000 square foot covered outdoor courtyard. There is a kitchen, A/V equipment, a stage, and a bakery on-site for all your event needs.

One of the best parts about using Peerspace to book venues for all your personal and professional needs is that venue listings include reviews from past renters, which you can peruse prior to booking. And just check out what one Peerspace user shared after renting this historic and rustic space. “We used Jeff’s space for our wedding weekend welcome party, and it was amazing. Not only was the space perfect for our event, Jeff and his staff were the best. Super accommodating and professional. I highly recommend booking this space!”

2. Boulder’s best deck and soaking tub

Boulder's Best Deck (& Soaker Tub!)
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This is an amazing private home with so much to offer. For starters, the views of the mountains are absolutely stunning, and the surrounding gardens are extremely lush and verdant. The majestic and picturesque home itself comprises a 500-square-foot interior spa with a soaking tub and a 300-square-foot outdoor deck. We can picture this as a perfect couples’ retreat spot for anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and more. Check it out on Peerspace, and just imagine the possibilities!

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3. Unique distillery/pub in Denver’s Baker neighborhood

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You’ll love the warm industrial vibe offered by this location’s hand-built stills, its abundance of wood and exposed brick, and its appealing and atmospheric lighting. Enjoying outstanding spirits created onsite using old-world techniques allows you to appreciate their creative process from start to finish. Visiting this distillery/pub is an opportunity to step back into the feel of historic Denver.

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “This venue amazing! The host is very accommodating. The bar staff is friendly and give good recommendations. The area is amazing and even though it’s on Broadway parking wasn’t too hard to find. My friends raved about the staff after my party. Thank you for allowing us to use your space.”

4. Contemporary fine arts gallery in Cherry Creek North

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This is an outstanding art gallery, one of Denver’s premier art galleries for more than half a century. What lends this gallery its welcoming authenticity is the fact that it continues to be family-owned and directed. The collection of art featured here is primarily made up of 21st-century American and European oil paintings, watercolors, and bronzes. That it’s located in the thriving Cherry Creek North shopping district is all the better. 

5. This contemporary cabin in Basalt

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Basalt is one of Colorado’s most gorgeous hidden gem locations. And this contemporary private cabin in the hills lives up to the region’s reputation. This beautiful home is in the Roaring Fork Valley, close to Aspen, Snowmass, and Glenwood. The one-acre property offers you access to the home itself as well as outdoor areas for lounging, lawn games, and barbecuing.

You can add on the greenhouse lounge to your booking and request time at the space’s partnering spa facility.

6. Exceptional and spacious private mountain retreat

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Without a doubt, one of the best things about Colorado is its abundance of pristine wilderness of all kinds. We love this mountain home because it’s the perfect place to access and appreciate this natural beauty while still being incredibly easy to access (it’s just seven minutes from downtown Boulder).

Gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the home for views of the impressive surrounding scenery. The home measures 5,000 square feet and is nestled on 15 secluded acres, making it a true hidden gem in Colorado. 

7. Eclectic space perfect for intimate gatherings

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You’ll love the unique atmosphere of this moody, vibe-filled coffee and cocktail bar in Denver’s artistic RiNo neighborhood. While here, enjoy the creative drinks and comfy seating areas, and play music on the speakers. The creative and eclectic energy of this venue makes it a perfect place to gather for laid-back conversation, cocktail parties, dance parties, and other fun activities.

A Peerspace reviewer who booked this cafe for a party shared the following review: “Our host, Jaye, was the absolute best! Very quick to respond and thought about every detail leading up to and during the event. The space itself was perfect for our surprise birthday party. It looked just like the pictures and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. All in all a 10/10 event!”

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8. Historic 100-year-old farmhouse

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Another example of Colorado’s natural beauty is this renovated historic farmhouse in Longmont that’s more than a century old. It has been given a chic revamp and now boasts a glamorous modern kitchen, a cozy living area, a clawfoot tub in the relaxing bathroom, and a neutral color scheme highlighted by pops of lush greenery.

Outdoors, you can explore the hosts’ active beehive that they tend, gaze upon the vegetable garden, and gather around the fire pit. This is one of those hidden gems in Colorado ideal for events and productions alike!

9. This magical Evergreen castle in the woods

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Looking for a Colorado-worthy castle in the woods? Then this magical, storybook-inspired home may be perfect for you! Located in Evergreen, this 2,000-square-foot modern castle is bathed in natural light. It features a showpiece kitchen, castle tower, studio space, and an outdoor area for enjoying views of the surrounding mountains and forest.

The host also offers add-on services like a session with a life coach or personal trainer, so if you’re hosting a workshop or wellness retreat, this may be the place to do it.

10. This outdoor downtown Denver event space with views

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We’re heading back to the Mile High City for our final hidden gem, the Equitable Balcony, which can be all yours through Peerspace. You’ll love this massive outdoor balcony that allows guests to gaze out at the impressive view of the Denver skyline.

In addition to the 1,200-square-foot balcony, there’s also 1,000 square feet of interior space. All in all, this is one of our most elegant must-see hidden gems in Colorado.

Hidden gems in Colorado: conclusion

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You probably already knew that there are countless hidden gems in Colorado. But hopefully, by now, you also realize how many you can rent via Peerspace! And this list is only the start, so be sure to keep an eye on our platform to discover all the new spaces that make your parties, meetings, and productions come to life.

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