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Effortless Stay partners with Experience Guide concierge, transport & tours in Colorado

Effortless Stay x Experience Guide: Elevating Your Vacation Experience!

We are thrilled to announce a remarkable collaboration that will transform your luxury vacation experience. Effortless Stay, your trusted vacation rental management company, is joining forces with Colorado’s #1 concierge service, Experience Guide, to offer you a vacation of unparalleled excellence!

🌄 About Effortless Stay: At Effortless Stay, we specialize in curating unforgettable luxury vacation rentals, ensuring your comfort, convenience, and pure relaxation. Our mission is to create a seamless and unforgettable retreat, and we’ve taken it up a notch!

🌟 About Experience Guide: Experience Guide is Colorado’s premier concierge service, dedicated to enhancing your vacation with top-notch transportation, curated tours, and unforgettable experiences. They are the local experts who know Colorado inside and out, ensuring you make the most of your stay.

✨ What Does This Partnership Mean for You? Together, Effortless Stay and Experience Guide will redefine the way you experience luxury vacations in Colorado! Here’s what you can look forward to:

🚗 Transportation Made Effortless: Experience Guide’s fleet of high-quality vehicles will be at your service, providing seamless airport transfers and private transportation during your stay.

🌄 Unforgettable Tours and Experiences: Unlock the beauty of Colorado’s natural wonders with expertly curated tours that cater to your interests, whether it’s hiking, skiing, or exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene.

🎉 Concierge Services: The Experience Guide team will be your 24/7 concierge, ready to assist with any request, from restaurant reservations to last-minute adventure planning.

🧳 Hassle-Free Vacation Rentals: Effortless Stay ensures your vacation rental is impeccably prepared, cleaned, and stocked with all the essentials. Leave the details to us while you focus on creating lasting memories.

💃 Exclusive Packages: Stay tuned for exclusive vacation packages that combine Effortless Stay’s luxury rentals with Experience Guide’s top-notch services, giving you incredible value and unforgettable experiences.

Stay tuned for exciting updates, promotions, and insider tips as we kick off this incredible partnership. We can’t wait to welcome you to Colorado and show you the best it has to offer!

Experience the extraordinary with Effortless Stay and Experience Guide. Your ultimate Colorado adventure starts now!

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The pinnacle of Colorado urban & mountain vacation rentals!

The outdoor recreation opportunities around Lake Dillon are astounding. Still, if you plan on making the most of your time, you’ll want a nearby place to stay along the same echelon as these fantastic activities. And that’s where Effortless Stay comes in. With top-tier vacation rentals across Summit County Colorado & beyond – you’re bound to find your base camp for an unparalleled mountain escape with Effortless Stay!

Interested in seeing Effortless Stay’s selection of vacation rentals? See all of our wonderful Colorado properties & book today!


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As Colorado’s most trusted vacation rental management company, we cut through the busy work to ensure our client’s properties achieve the highest rankings and maximum visibility. When you go with us, you’ll get more from your listing and the peace of mind that comes with being in good hands. From high-touch guest service to data-driven marketing, we’ll make gaining a return on your investment effortless.

Find out how we can help you get the most out of your short-term vacation rental property by getting a free property evaluation today!

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Cantina Loca at Zuni Street Lofts – NOW OPEN!

Cantina Loca at Zuni Lofts is now open!

Zuni Street Lofts just got a little more loca. That’s right – the highly anticipated Cantina Loca is open and ready to rock your boca with its authentic Mexico City street food, mezcal, and tequila.

Putting the loca in local, chef Dana Rodriguez hit the Denver food scene in 1998 after moving from Chihauhua, Mexico. A career fueled by passion and dedication, Rodriguez started as a dishwasher for a restaurant on Larimer Street and worked her way up to the James Beard-nominated chef the city knows and loves today.

There are layers to the triumph of Cantina Loca’s opening.

A follow up to the wildly popular Work and Class and Super Mega Bien, this is Rodriguez’s first solo project.

It also will serve as the perfect place to showcase her tequila and mezcal brand, Doña Loca. Inventive spirits and cocktails from expert bartenders are a promise.

Then there comes the layer of triumph of the restaurant opening in the Covid era. In the height of the pandemic, Rodriguez went on record to detail the heartache and anguish restaurant owners and employees were experiencing.

To be hit as hard as her industry was and to rise up and refuse defeat is perhaps the most exhilarating message this opening can send.

We are confident that Cantina Loca will enhance the already sparkling reputation of Dana Rodriguez and the Denver food scene, and we cannot wait for you to experience the one, the only, the loca.

Experience Cantina Loca as a guest of Zuni Lofts and receive 10% food and beverage. Interested? View all of our luxury vacation rental hotel lofts and book your next stay!


Raetta Holdman, CBS Denver. “Who is Dana Rodriguez, The Chef who Aims to Elevate The Food at Casa Bonita?” December 6, 2021.

Alan Gionet, CBS Denver. “‘Inside, We’re Dying’: Denver Restaurant Owner Battles COVID & Mental Anguish” December 19, 2021.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: RiNo in downtown Denver

Just north of downtown, you will find Denver’s most distinctive neighborhood—RiNo. Also known as the River North Arts District, this community is packed with galleries, shops, studios, and boundless murals. Immerse yourself in a dense pocket of Denver culture filled with delectable food and beverage spots!

Here’s our top 5 list:

1. Improper City 
– Food trucks, local music, craft drinks, and a MASSIVE patio.  They also open at 7am on weekdays for you folks that ‘work remote.’
2. First Draft – A craft beer lover’s dream. 40 taps of beer, wine, and cider with no lines! Pour your own and leave the crowded bar scene in the past.
3. Death & Company – Perfect spot to get unique, handcrafted cocktails and small bites before or after hitting the town.
4. Finn’s Manor – Open back patio with rotating food trucks outside, cozy bar with 400 whiskeys inside. Need we say more?
5. Fish N Beer – Do you have hesitations about seafood in this coastally-challenged city? If so, Fish N Beer will squash them.  Always delicious, always fresh.
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Maximize Your Rental Property In May 2019

Maximize Your Vacation Rental Property In May 2019

Wake up and smell the flowers AND Maximize Your Rental Property In May 2019! As the weather warms up and the school year comes to a close, May signals the unofficial start of Summer and the official start of Summer Vacation. Families everywhere will start to look outward, away from the busy bustle of the cities and look to get away to the serene and ever-so-scenic vacation destinations that Colorado has to offer. These upcoming May events are sure to attract a large number of visitors from all over! Effortless Rental Group can make keeping your rental property booked out all May long feel… effortless! Make sure you’re not caught sleeping when the snow starts to melt!

81st Annual Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival

When: May 1st – May 5th

Where: Cañon City

About: This all-around festival features music, parades, and more including: high-school bands, orchestras, and choirs from all over the country. This festival also includes Colorado’s longest running Rodeo: the Royal Gorge Rodeo.

147th Annual Royal gorge Rodeo

When: May 3rd and 4th

Where: Cañon City

About: As part of the Music and Blossom Festival, this rodeo is the longest continuous rodeo in Colorado. This rodeo features: wild horse racing, bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding and more.

Denver Bacon and Beer Classic

When: May 11th

Where: Denver

About: Held in Broncos stadium at Mile High, this will feature a ton of craft beers and over 100 different bacon dishes!

Upslope Get Down

When: May 11th

Where: Boulder

About: This 3-stage music festival is hosted by Upslope Brewing Company and features activities for the whole family.

Spread The Word Music Fest

When: May 17th – May 19th

Where: Downtown Denver

About: With over 60 bands and 10 stages, this is awesome music festival showcases local Colorado talent over three days.

Chicken Fight Fest

When: May 23rd

About: This Everything Fried Chicken & Craft Cocktail festival features 40+ restaurants competing to see who really have the best dish!

CKS PaddleFest

When: May 24th – May 27

Where: Buena Vista

About: Kick off the paddling season with PaddleFest and help raise money for The River Fund at Chaffee County Community Foundation. This features a ton of educational activities for paddlers of all ages.

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Maximize Your Rental Property During These March Events.

Effortless Rental Group: Maximize Your Rental Property During These March Events.

As February comes to a close, Colorado prepares to host these March events that are sure to bring in large crowds of tourists, athletes, and lovers of the arts, winter sports, and more. Make sure that your are maximizing your short-term and long-term rental properties throughout this exciting month by trusting your properties to our rental management team.


Effortless Rental Group will not only save you the time and hassle of listing your properties, we work to ensure that your rental properties stay booked and visible across all major platforms. Check out our  services as well as these upcoming events for the month of March:



  • February 25-March 2, 2019
  • Golden Peak, Vail, CO
  • The 37th installment of the Men’s and Women’s Snowboarding Championship


2019 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

  • March 1-3, 2019
  • Denver, CO
  • More than 300 vendors will fill the trade show floor with the most innovative and exciting equine-related products and services


Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race

  • March 2, 2019
  • Aspen, CO
  • Ski mountaineering race over all four of Aspen’s famed mountains. You’ll climb (or watch others climb) 11,500 feet of vertical over 25 miles, including the epic Highlands Bowl.


Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games

  • March 2 – 3, 2019
  • Copper Mountain, CO
  • Copper is the official winter training site for all Colorado-based winter Special Olympics athletes, as well as the official host resort for the Winter Games.


Mardi Gras

  • March 5, 2019
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Each year Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, beads, music and entertainment to commemorate the carnival season.


7TH Annual ReFrame Film Festival

  • March 8, 2019
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • A film festival that features short-films with the intention of ReFraming disability in order to promote disability awareness.


Monte Vista Crane Festival

  • Fri-Sun, March 8-10, 2019
  • Monte Vista, CO
  • 36th annual Crane Fest, celebrates the annual migration of cranes that has been going on for years


Frozen Dead Guy Days

  • Fri-Sun, March 8-10, 2019
  • Nederland, CO
  • In its 18th year with contests, competitions, live music, great food, parades and parties.


Fiesta For All: Hispanic and Latin Music and Dance

  • March 15th and 16th, 2019.
  • Denver, CO
  • A Concert series that showcases and celebrates Hispanic and Latin dance music. This concert series aims to Build Community Through Music.


USASA National Championships

  • March 29-April 3, 2019
  • Copper Mountain, CO
  • Snowboard athletes compete in halfpipe, slopestyle, boardercross and alpine disciplines across 33 divisions.

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Maximize Your Vacation Rental In April 2019

Maximize Your Vacation Rental In April 2019

As the snow begins to melt and we say our goodbyes to all of Denver’s exciting winter festivities and attractions, we can now look forward to spring and warmer weather that will surely bring in the summer crowds. As always, this is a great opportunity to maximize your vacation rental in April 2019 and keep your rental property booked out. An easy way to ensure that you are getting the most out of your short-term or vacation rental property is to have a company that does short-term rental management look after the property for you.

Effortless Rental Group will not only save you the time and hassle of listing your properties, we work to ensure that your rental properties stay booked and visible across all major platforms. Make sure that your are maximizing your short-term and long-term rental properties throughout this exciting month by trusting your properties to our rental management team.

Check out our services as well as these exciting events that are coming to Denver in April 2019:


Taste Of Vail

Bud Light Rocks the Boat

  • On April 6th and 13th, 2019
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • A free concert series now in its 20th season, featuring a variety of music genres including performances by The Commonheart and Magic Giant.  

Aspen Film Shortsfest

  • April 2-7, 2019
  • Aspen, CO
  • In its 28th year celebrating one of the best short film festivals and Oscar-qualifying showcase.

The Cardboard Classic

  • April 13, 2019
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • This hilarious race down Headwall consists of nothing except for homemade sleds made of only cardboard. The Cardboard classic is in its 39th year.

Pondskim Closing Day Celebration

  • April 14, 2019
  • ​Steamboat Springs, CO
  • This event features hilariously costumed skiers and riders that attempt to cross a pond at the base of the mountain. Followed by the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series.  

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

  • April 12-14, 2019
  • Durango, CO
  • A three-day long bluegrass music festival showcasing bands from around the country.

5Point Film Festival

  • April 25-28, 2019​
  • Carbondale, CO
  • A film festival geared towards outdoor action and adventure. The 5Point Film kicks off its Flagship Festival in Carbondale every spring.
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Maximize Your Vacation Rental During These Upcoming Colorado Events

Maximize Your Vacation Rental During These Upcoming Colorado Events:

Colorado is one of the premier winter destinations in the world and February is an exciting month that you surely won’t want to miss out on! These Colorado Winter Festivals are sure to attract large crowds and this is a great opportunity to keep your rental property booked out. An easy way to ensure that you are getting the most out of your short-term or vacation rental property is to have a company that does short-term rental management look after the property for you. The services provided through a rental-management company will save you time and money, while ensuring that you are getting the most out of your rental property. This February Colorado will host:

Aspen Winter X-Games


  • Date: Sat-Mon, January 25th-January 28, 2019
  • City: Aspen (Snowmass), Colorado
  • Winter extreme sports competition, music, food, nightlife activities

SIA Outdoor Retailer


  • Date: Wed-Fri, January 30th-February 1st, 2019
  • City: Denver
  • Outdoor industry product showcase

41st Annual Snowdown


  • Date: Wed-Sun, January 30-February 3, 2019
  • City: Durango
  • Parade, follies, and more


17th Annual CSCCI Chinese New Year Festival


  • Date: Sat, February 9, 2019
  • City: Colorado Springs
  • Cultural demonstrations, authentic food and music


Lake City Ice Climbing Festival


  • Date: Sat, February 10, 2019
  • City: Lake City Ice Park
  • Featuring men’s and women’s top-roped and lead speed competitions


Winter Warrior 10K Snow Traction Race


  • Date: February 10, 2019
  • Address: Silverton, Co (change of location from Durango, CO)
  • Snowshoe race includes a kids dash, 5K and 10K through the San Juan forest


106th Steamboat Winter Carnival


  • Date: Wed-Sun, February 6-10, 2019
  • City: Downtown Steamboat Springs
  • Ski races, ski jumping, ice sculptures, fireworks, a shovel race, street events, and more


12th Annual Cripple Creek Ice Fest


  • Date: Fri-Sun, February 8-17, 2019
  • City: Downtown Cripple Creek
  • Features ice sculptures in casino-friendly Wild West Cripple Creek


Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament


  • Date: Fri-Sun, February 15-17, 2019
  • City: Lake Dillon, Silverthorne
  • An ice hockey tournament sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, with over $10,000 in cash prizes. It’s followed by the Apres Ice Party.




  • Date: Fri-Sun, February 22-24, 2019
  • Address: Steamboat
  • About: 12th annual festival showcasing national, regional and local bluegrass and acoustic roots music.


Denver Family Fest


  • Date: February 23, 2019
  • City: Denver
  • An indoor festival with a family friendly focus featuring kid-friendly activities, stages, and more.


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Local Business Spotlight: Black Eye Coffee

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Black Eye Coffee

3408 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211
District 2 (Highlands)
Owner: Michelle Ackerman
Year opened: 2012
Number of employees: 9

About Black Eye Coffee

Like the iconic North Denver neighborhood that we call home, this place has a rich and robust history filled with plenty of heart, grit and good old-fashioned character. Long before it was a coffee house, this building was known for a different kind of brew—Coors beer, to be exact.

Mile High Hosts surveyed over 300 Denver guests in the fall of 2019 and what was discovered was a not-so-surprising trend; guests of short-term rentals spend a lot of time and money at local neighborhood businesses. One type of business was repeatedly called out and that was coffee shops.

We asked Michelle Ackerman, the owner of Black Eye Coffee, a few short questions to find out more about this observed trend.


How important is the business that the guests of short-term rentals bring to your business?

It’s significant. I know this because I get reports from the Google Analytics Tool for how many people are searching for us and from where they are searching. For example, I can see people are searching from Kansas City and they are searching for directions to the coffee shop. The number of people I can see conducting searches like this is significant. Locals obviously know where we are.

There are so many changes happening for local businesses. The city of Denver recently raised the minimum wage, and in addition, my rent goes up significantly each year. With these two challenges being my reality, losing short-term rental clientele business would make it extremely challenging for me to stay in business.


What do you believe short-tern rentals bring to small businesses?

What makes Denver a destination for all tourism is the number of great things we have to offer travelers. Short-term rentals play directly into that equation, delivering a repeatable source of new money to small businesses and neighborhoods. People enjoy visiting the local spots, the things people don’t have back home and without us, I think Denver becomes less of an attractive destination. Restricting guests from staying in short-term rentals impacts our Denver eco-system, small and large businesses alike.


There may be people that live in the neighborhood that may feel differently about STRs. What would you say to those that aren’t completely on board with home-sharing in their neighborhood?

There could be solutions that are a win-win. I don’t know what policies are being considered for the future but I think there should be more collaboration to find a solution that works for all. Maybe we all don’t get all that we want, but we can get a portion of it. I read a lot about the good neighbor policies that help eliminate the challenges that neighbors have are a great solution to help everyone see the benefit of short-term rentals.

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Denver Concert Calendar—June ’18

From cozy local venues like the Bluebird and the Fillmore to the larger crowds at the Pepsi Center and 1stBank Center, live music is everywhere you look in Denver. Check out the best concerts happening in June.


June 1: Michael Franti & Spearhead – Red Rocks

June 1-3: Bassnectar – 1stBank Center

June 3: Marshmello – Red Rocks

June 8: New Found Glory – Ogden Theatre

June 9: Big Head Todd and The Monsters – Red Rocks

June 10: Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly – Fox Street Compound

June 10: John Butler Trio – Red Rocks

June 12: Bryan Adams – Red Rocks

June 12: Little Dragon – Ogden Theatre

June 12: Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers – Pepsi Center

June 13-14: Dr. Dog – Ogden Theatre

June 14: Ryan Adams – Red Rocks

June 15: YBN Nahmir – Ogden Theatre

June 15-16: ODESZA – Red Rocks

June 16: Nipsey Hussle – Ogden Theatre

June 17: Dispatch – Red Rocks

June 17: Kesha & Macklemore – Pepsi Center

June 19: Barenaked Ladies – Red Rocks

June 19: Belle and Sebastian – Ogden Theatre

June 20: Kaleo – Red Rocks

June 21: Sugarland – Fiddler’s Green

June 22: Morgan Evans – The Bluebird Theater

June 26: Dirty Heads – Red Rocks

June 26: Dua Lipa – Fillmore Auditorium

June 28: Chromeo & The Glitch Mob – Red Rocks

June 28: Eagles with Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band – Coors Field

June 29-July 1: The Avett Brothers – Red Rocks

June 30: Kenny Chesney – Sports Authority Field at Mile High