Denver: A guide to short-term rentals
Denver has world-class adventures to offer, both inside and out. Nestled near the Rockies it is close to many breathtaking outdoor experiences, and it also offers world-class sites and restaurants. Grab a cozy short-term rental and explore the best of both worlds.
Kasa's short-term rentals in Denver
After booking your short-term rental in Denver, here's everything you need to know for your trip.
Located in the middle of the state of Colorado, just east of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Denver sits exactly one mile above sea level, giving it the name “the Mile High City.” The city is technically located in a valley (albeit a very tall one), and the South Platte River runs directly through it, creating dozens of small lakes and creeks in the surrounding area. While the altitude can take some getting used to for visitors, the weather is typically mild, as the towering Rocky Mountains to the west protect the city from more severe winter weather patterns. The city is famous for its backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks, more than 200 of which are visible from the city itself.
Denver was first founded as a supply town during the Gold Rush, as a result of miners discovering gold at Pikes Peak, a 14,000-foot-tall mountain about 70 miles south of the city. In 1861, it was renamed from St. Charles to Denver City, after the governor of the sprawling Kansas Territory, James W. Denver, and officially incorporated as a U.S. city. Rail transportation soon brought more inhabitants, and Denver became the capital when Colorado was granted statehood in 1876. Later in the 1800s, Denver was all about the silver mines, and the city grew once again, and today is the 19th-most populous city in the U.S.—and the most populous in the country’s Mountain States.
Today, the city is a popular destination for outdoor-lovers who want to take advantage of the city’s beautiful parks and its proximity to the majestic Rocky Mountains—not to mention the unique arts and music scene, impressive array of craft breweries, and impeccable short-term rentals.