Lush gardens with lily pond.  Several toads live here in the summer. Last summer we counted 8!
Garden View w/bath near Light Rail

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Bedroom and private bath with beautiful summer gardens in our 1940's artsy home. Nice neighborhood near light rail, a few miles south of Downtown Denver and just 15 minutes to Red Rocks and foothills. Perfect location, chill space!

The space

This is a beautiful peace-filled cozy room with your own bathroom in our creative fun and magical 1940's home nestled in the trees. Located just 6 miles south of Downtown Denver and easy access to everything, yet tucked away on a quiet street near the trails, parks, rivers and reservoirs. The light rail is also several blocks from the house and a great way to check out downtown. The Rocky Mountains are in view and sunsets here are stunningly colorful! You can get to Red Rocks in just 15 minutes, or head into the mountains for a day of awesome hiking and skiing.

In summertime, there are multitudes of beautiful flowers and a lily pond... great place for morning coffee or tea, and meditation. You are welcome to use the kitchen or grill, just be mindful this is our home and we use our kitchen alot so please check about timing if you wish to cook during your stay. There are lots of great restaurants in the area too. Also nearby are quite a few recreational 420 stores if that is of interest during your stay. Mariposa Sanctuary is the perfect home base for your trip to Colorado!

We are really laid back, enjoy music and dance, and always good conversation and laughter. We would be honored to share the sanctuary during your stay in the Denver area.

**Got more people coming. I've got another room here. Check it out: the High Vibes Studio at Mariposa

**Not available for last minute reservations, please make requests at least 2 days in advance. For info about booking the space for occasional gatherings/events/workshops- check out my page for Mariposa Sanctuary on F B

Guest access

Bedroom with your own private bathroom. Mini fridge in kitchen and outdoor space is available to use. Common-sense respect is how we roll.

Interaction with guests

This is a conscious household of 2 adults, and sometimes other guests. We have varying schedules and may or may not be around, but we enjoy interacting with cool folks. Your room is your private space, and you are welcome to come and go and say hello as you please :)

Other things to note

**Please note room rates vary throughout the year (ex. price posted in winter will be lower than spring/summer reservations)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekend Price: 60 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Must like kitties (we have the sweetest resident cats :). This is a home not a hotel room, we respect one another and the space as such. Shoes off indoors. Clean up after yourself: dishes, bathroom, bedroom etc. 420 friendly in/out, cig smoking outside.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

2 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Great place to come back to after a long day out seeing Colorado! My husband and I thought Laura's place was very relaxing and quiet (perfect for us!) and Laura herself and her daughter were very welcoming and friendly. The room is comfortable and we found it very clean. A small fridge in the kitchen was provided which was very thoughtful. The few critiques I would have are that the bathroom and shower especially are very small if you're a tall or big person. My husband couldn't shower that well (he's 6'3") for the time we were there. Also, the bed is pretty small for tall or big people if you're sharing it with someone. The two of us fit, but it was tight. There's no TV service but that could be a positive for some on vacation. All in all, though, the place was 99.9% what we hoped for and we really enjoyed the stay! We would definitely recommend Laura's place to anyone visiting Denver.

Christopher User Profile
July 2017
I came to CO for some R&R and this was exactly what I needed! The room was clean, had some DVDs, had my own cute bathroom, a mini fridge for any supplies, and confortable clean bedsheets. I loved that was able to partake 420 around the outside of the house (relaxing nature view) and even in my room. Laura is a wonderful ball of energy to be around and is always smiling! I think I found my new Denver home for when I visit :)

Kayla User Profile
July 2017
Laura was great! Very friendly and welcoming, she invited me and my boyfriend to spend time with her friend after arriving. They were great host, gave us ideas while around the area and made sure we had everything we need.

Kristin User Profile
July 2017
Laura's place is very peaceful and secluded. If you like cats, you should for sure check this place out because they are so friendly and demonstrative---a kitty cat cuddle fest, if you will. It is excellent to have access to the kitchen and use of the small, private refrigerator. You truly have everything you need there. -Kristin

Caity User Profile
July 2017
I booked this place in March for my July vacation. In March, Laura had photos of her ENTIRE house, as if you had access to everything she posted. But in all actuality, youre confined to a very small hot bedroom with no AC and no cable. I dont think Laura posted her place correctly, I wouldnt pay $300 for that small room. The only cool thing about this place was that she had the sweetest house cats.
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
Wow Caity, in my six years of doing this I have never had someone write anything negative. My listing is extremely clear about what is offered and what is not, perhaps you did not read thoroughly. There are pictures of the room, the kitchen and the outside areas. But it appears you made assumptions. And if you'd asked before booking and had better communication, then you would have realized that you were not paying $70 a night to use my whole house which I live in and have never offered (although sometimes with cool people, I'll invite them to hang out with me if that's how it flows and I've made some awesome friends along the way). As stated in my listing, this is a room rental and guests may also use the kitchen which is shared with the people who live here, and the beautiful gardens are also listed and open for guests to enjoy, but you chose not to enjoy them. And when you arrived at almost 1 am for check in (I agreed to midnight), you then asked me to use my couch in the living room for your brother to sleep on who you brought- you had to have known that there is only one bed in the room you rented. I never ever offer my couch, nor is that listed. Then your brother was upset the weed stores were closed, so I gave you the last bit that I had of my own. This initial coming into my home like that was not cool, but I let it go. Then the next day, you pushed boundaries again asking to watch tv in my living room, when there is a tv in the room you rented. I had company and let you know that was not ok, it's actually never ok unless I've invited you to join me in my personal space. Then you guys left whithout even talking to me, and then this. Most people come to Colorado and have something to do, not just stay inside, smoke and watch tv. This is a Sanctuary, and my private home- we don't have cable just movies, never have and we dont have AC, never have in Colorado, just fans which you were provided. That's also clear in the listing. I really hope you will be more respectful of people's homes, and also plan and communicate better. It saddens me deeply that you didn't take responsibility and communicate and instead decided to write such a negative untrue picture blaming others because you didnt plan properly. I am sorry your experience was not what you were trying to get, and if you ever use Airbnb in the future please read the listing, communicate, and most of all don't stress the host that's welcoming you into their home. Blessings and peace
July 2017

Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
We stayed in the room at Laura's house and it was great! Our first time trying a bnb so were were a bit nervous, but was private, quiet, clean, comfortable. We felt comfortable coming and going as we pleased. Awesome trip!!

Kristin User Profile
June 2017
Laura's place is a gem! She is so kind and hospitable; the place is clean and fairly quiet with the most adorable, playful kitty cats running around. There is even a little guest fridge in the kitchen to put groceries in. This was my first airbnb experience; I couldn't have asked for better. Five stars all the way!

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Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.

I have lived in Colorado for over 30 years and absolutely love it! I've been an Airbnb host since 2011 and I have to say, it is one of the best experiences of my journey! So much gratitude for the opportunity to share this magical home with such cool people from everywhere. Hosting and caring for the Mariposa Sanctuary has become my primary "work" and the rewards are unquestionably more than I can really describe here. I also work part time outside the home as a Licensed Therapist supporting others through their journey as well. I attended grad school at University of Denver and completed my masters in Social Work in 2006, and have done much work in the healing fields, combining a variety of modalities for holistic wellness and a higher vibration for positive evolution. I enjoy alot of time in the garden, nature, yoga and dance, hanging out with some good friends, conscious connection, surrounded in music and art -all things creative. Experiencing life in every moment, and being present with it all. A favorite quote: "I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience" ~ Shakti Gawain. I truly am blessed and blessed by all who come here and share their unique gifts and presence, and our lives are always changed for the better somehow. I also look forward to traveling more myself, and meeting other hosts around the world! My friends call me FaeLa, so if we meet..that's who I am :)

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