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5 killer places to stay during Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

The Intern Challenge: Find the coolest AirBnB offerings—to fit every budget, style, and group size—within walking distance from the Colorado Convention Center.


You’re coming to the big show in Denver this January, right? It’s a unique chance to experience two trade shows—Outdoor Retailer plus the Snow Show—all under one mega roof. Registration for the show is now open and rumor has it that there will be no lack of awesome brands to suss out.

If you’re looking for a place to crash during the show, you can always go to Emerald’s housing site, but if you want something a little less hotel-y, we’ve got you covered. After hours spent scouring AirBnb, our savvy intern compiled a list of the coolest and most convenient pads to snag during OR, all within a mile of the Colorado Convention Center. Whether you’re traveling to the show alone or with 16 of your best friends/co-workers, we’ve found your digs. Now, the race is on to reserve them!

5 places to stay during Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Best for dirtbags

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AirBnB

Distance to Convention Center: 1 mile

Cost per night: $51

Accommodates: 2 people (one queen sized bed)

If you enjoy a great deal and aren’t claustrophobic, this is the perfect pad for you. This tiny house is part of the Stout House Hostel, a hip spot in downtown that describes itself as “the best place for Skiers, and Concert Goers, Adventurers, and Beer Drinkers, Marijuana Lovers, and Anyone Seeking a Magical Time”. The Stout House is very 420 friendly, as it notes on its website, “If you are not an active marijuana smoker, you should probably not stay here.” Restrooms and a full kitchen are in the hostel’s main building, along with a game room and vinyl DJ booth.

Best value

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AirBnB

Distance to Convention Center: .6 miles walking

Cost per night: $89

Accommodates: 3 (2 beds)

This studio is cozy, comfortable and at about $30 per person/per night (for 3 people), pretty darn cheap. The close quarters and bunk beds will transport you back to your college dorm room days. Who doesn’t want to relive those glory days? Includes off-street parking and is in walking distance of the Colorado History Center and Denver Art Museum.    

Best for big groups

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AirBnB

Distance to Convention Center: .4 miles walking

Cost per night: $1032

Accommodates: 16+

Traveling to OR with a lot of co-workers or friends? Make sure to reserve this luxury spot ASAP. Perks of the modern and sleek condo include a balcony with killer views of the city, a bar and access to the building’s entertainment center, rooftop patio and concierge (for an additional price). While the nightly rate might be startling at first, it comes to only about $64 per person/per night for 16 people. Bring the whole team! 

Best for gamers

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AirBnB

Distance to Convention Center: .4 miles walking

Cost per night: $314

Accommodates: 2 (one bed)

Keep the good times rolling at this decked-out downtown loft. Equipped with a pinball machine and two arcade games, this crib is sure to bring out your competitive side. The loft includes a kitchen, but is surrounded by restaurants including Chipotle, Cheesecake Factory and Yard House if cooking isn’t your thing. 

Best for refined tastes

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AirBnB

Distance to Convention Center: .8 miles walking

Cost per night: $599

Accommodates: 4 (2 beds)

When you reserve this gorgeous condo, you also get access to the building’s amazing amenities, including a full gym and sauna, lap pool, racquetball court and outdoor gazebos and fire pit. If the 17 minute walk to convention center is too much to bear in the cold January winds, the pad comes with a private parking spot for a car.