As in many areas, seasonal workers and newcomers are finding it difficult to locate affordable housing. The following housing resources may help.
Roaring Fork Rentals and Roommates is a mediated FB site. You might need to be already in the area to be accepted to join.
Local Property Managers
Current rentals available thru a local property manager will often show up on Zillow or other platforms. Most will require long-term lease and a credit check, possibly also a background check. Generations that do most of their searches online often haven’t considered that some property managers specialize in rental housing resources.
Mason Morse property manager: Current rentals are posted by a local property manager who may thoroughly check your background. These posts also show up on Zillow rentals, and many will require long-term lease.
Re/Max Rentals: These prices could be per month or per night.
Others include Crystal Property Management, Integrated Property Management, Basalt Realty, and Village Green Apartments. In Rifle, three companies serve the locals: Bray & Co., Gold Star Realty, and Cheryl & Co.
Extended-stay Hotels and Inns
Several national chain extended-stay hotels advertise rates as low as $1200 per month as found on FurnishedFinder.com, so ask for that rate! If they aren’t offering that rate, they shouldn’t be showing up in that rent bracket: Brettleberg Inn, Pinon Pines, Red Mountain Inn, Sunlight Mountain Inn, Glenwood Canyon Resort, Hanging Lake Inn, Glenwood Suites, and Cedar Lodge are local. Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Days Inn, and La Quinta Inn also show up as offering discount for long-term stays.
Glenwood Canyon Resort is a favorite. It is in a gorgeous location that’s a 5-minute drive from central Glenwood Springs. There’s a safe bike trail into town. Renters can use shared bathhouse, coin laundry machines, a communal fire pit, and picnic tables. There are several rental options. Here are some current prices that may change. For now, if you rent for over a month, they’ll prorate the monthly rate instead of charging the daily rate. They require no security deposit, but they require a non refundable whole-month payment upfront.
- cabins with a bedroom plus a sleeping loft $2000-$2500 per month with ac, heater, and kitchen
- pets allowed in delux cabins (higher priced cabins): extra $200 per month for one, $300 per month for two
- one-room mini-cabins only available until Oct 31 at $1500 per month plus $100 for pet, with ac and heater but no kitchen
- glamping tents, tent sites, and RV sites, each with their own water tap, some allow pets, with details here; ask for monthly rate and season-end date
Low-cost Housing Resources
Glenwood Springs Hostel is in a convenient downtown location, offering short term and long term stays.
Housing in Exchange for Support of Elderly
Two Colorado-based programs match up people who need housing with elderly who have extra space and need some level of assistance, even if they are fairly independent but feel vulnerable living alone. Might not be much there currently, but if you sign up, it could grow. Garfield County’s senior support services staff have been tipped off about this and say they’ve been talking about the need for something like this. If even a few people get on, they’ll see that it can work.
See this related page for more housing resources like this.
Housing Resources for Crisis-level Needs
Housing and Benefits Application Assistance
Agency: Center For Independence, Western Slope, 401 27th St, Ste 110, Glenwood Springs, CO
- Agency: Archdiocesan Housing Committee
- Location: 508 Sunny Ave, Bldg K, Gypsum CO, Eagle County
- Location: 111 Soccer Field Rd., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; 970-945-9792, Garfield County
- Location: 302 Meadowood Dr., Bldg K, Carbondale, CO, Garfield County
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
- Agency: Garfield County Housing Authority, 1430 Railroad Ave, Ste F, Rifle, CO; they may have a year-long wait for available units
VoA Veteran Services Center — Western Slope Office
740 Gunnison Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970-644-5220
GWS Homeless Day Center and Homeless Prevention Services
Agency: Feed My Sheep Homeless Ministry
Platforms Showing Nationwide Rentals
Find here non-local information on nationwide online platforms that post short-term and long-term rentals: Rental Housing Search Tips.
Once you find a place, you might want to split the bills with others who are looking. Post your profile for free on icmatch.org and share it with people on other platforms who are looking. ICmatch intends to help you find the highest level of compatibility for a long-lasting mutually supportive friendship. ICmatch focuses on the people more than the place.