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Aug 07, 2008

Convention Capitalism at $1,000+ per night


From Craigslist:

We would like to rent our comfortable house out to a respectful non-smoking Obama supporter for the Democratic National Convention. We are located in the Bonnie Brae area of Denver, near the intersection of University and Louisiana which is an established and family oriented neighborhood. The house has two queen size beds and a full size bed so six can sleep comfortably. We have a great patio with a brand new outdoor grill.

We welcome dogs (sorry, no cats) with a non-refundable $100 deposit. Our house has a dog door leading to our fenced in backyard. We are 0.9 miles from the fabulous Wash Park (www.washpark.com). We would like a minimum of a three night stay and we can be flexible enough for up to eight nights. The price range would be from $1,500/night for a short stay (3 nights) and $1000/night for longer stays (4-8 nights).

Greetings from Denver where I'm hanging out for a few weeks with friends.  The DNC convention is coming to town in a couple of weeks, and ho-lee-cow do people know how to make a dollar.  While I know I live in cheap-land and am not used to paying retail for much, I'm still astonished at what things are going for in Denver.  A basement apartment that sleeps three is going for $300 a night, and that's by far the most affordable thing I saw on Craigslist except for the tent space for $25 (no word on whether you can use a bathroom.)

I wonder whether the Craigslist poster quoted above is an Obama supporter who wants like-minded people in their home, or a non-Obama supporter who wants to make a dollar off the people who are.

01:56 PM in Traveling | Permalink


Heh, I'm in Denver, too (for the World Science Fiction Convention, in my case), though I head back to RDU on Monday, so I'm avoiding all that price gouging.

Posted by: AndyHat | Aug 8, 2008 3:17:13 PM

I don't know if the landlord is Right or Left on the politics but def a CROOK

Posted by: Fritz | Aug 13, 2008 7:42:10 PM

Be nice, people, it's not that uncommon.

Poeple in Augusta, GA. can pay their mortgage for a year by renting their houses out for the Masters. Many folks in Atlanta and Salt Lake City did the same for the Olympics.

What would hotel accomodations for six go for that week?

BTW - if anyone is interested in the World Equestrian Games in 2010, I've got space for rent ;)

Posted by: Tim | Aug 15, 2008 7:30:30 PM