The Colorado frontier is speckled with cabins of all shapes and sizes. Roughing it in the woods isn’t the only option for visitors planning a mountain getaway. From a solo escape into the wild, a romantic weekend for two, or a family trip to the great outdoors, these cabins offer the gamut of cozy to luxury accommodations in Colorado.
These Are The 7 Places With The Best Cabins In Colorado
1. Colorado Cottages - Estes Park
Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The cabins at Colorado Cottages offer cozy mountain charm with nature right at your doorstep. Located minutes from the entrance to the national park where wildlife abounds, the cabins are also within walking distance to trout fishing and numerous outdoor activities. In addition to at-home hospitality, guests will experience an intimate and peaceful setting. Tasteful cottages are furnished with kitchenettes, fireplaces, cable TV and free wireless internet. But even with these indoor perks, guests won’t be able to ignore the call of the outdoors, especially with amenities including a hot tub, picnic area and shops within walking distance.
2. Fall River Cabins - Estes Park
Close enough to Estes Park to enjoy the Rocky Mountain National Park, yet far enough from the crowds and traffic, the Fall River Cabins are ideally situated for maximum enjoyment of nature. The five cabins are scattered along Fall River and maintain a rustic charm, but provide top notch modern amenities. All lodgings are equipped with flat screen televisions, microwave ovens, private spa or outdoor hot tubs, and free wireless internet. Most of the cabins are designed for two to four people, making it ideal for a peaceful and quiet getaway. These cabins are just steps outside from the best trout fishing, hiking and relaxation available near the Big Thompson River.
3. Bear Creek Cabins - Evergreen
The Bear Creek Cabins of Evergreen, Colorado, are the ultimate home away from home. Impeccably decorated for comfort and warmth, the cabins are a great destination to relax. Bear Creek Cabins are located just up the road from downtown Denver, but maintain the vibe of a wilderness getaway among the mountain trees. A beautiful stream runs through the natural landscaping outdoors, and fly fishing is just minutes away. The cabins walls are log beam to add to the rustic feel, and they are equipped with a kitchen, flat screen television, dishware and wireless internet.
4. Snow Mountain Ranch - Granby
For families looking for accommodations in the center of action and adventure, the Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby is a top choice. The mountain ranch is an affordable family escape located just two hours from Denver. Facilities come in a range of sizes, so families can choose from small, cozy huts to large, family-sized cabins. The wealth of indoor and outdoor activities are guaranteed to include fun for everyone. During the winter, ice skating, ski trails, dog sledding, snow tubing and snowmobile rentals are just a few of the options. During summer, there’s archery, campfires, canoeing, disk golf and more. Kids can also enjoy indoor activities such as crafts or games while the grown ups indulge in some pampering with massages and yoga classes.
5. Over The Edge Chalet - Steamboat Springs
One of Colorado’s most luxurious cabins -- or in this case, chalets -- for rental, is Over the Edge chalet in Steamboat Springs. This vacation rental in the Rocky Mountains offers all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Think concierge, in-home spa services, and catered meals, all in the space of a modern mountain home. It’s a lovely choice for those who can splurge; the pampering you’ll get might be well worth it. The chalet is right by the best ski trails in the Rocky Mountains. But for those who prefer indoor entertainment, the chalet has a full movie theater, pool table and shuffleboard, and a private roof deck with a hot tub and fireplace.
6. The Timber Lodge - Colorado Springs
Located on the west side of Colorado Springs, The Timber Lodge is just a mile from Historic Old Colorado City and right on the border of Manitou Springs. The cabins are within walking distance from the Garden of the Gods, and adjacent to Midland Bike Trail. Needless to say, The Timber Lodge are smack dab in the center of action, whether you’re looking for most scenic natural landscapes, or the best local attractions the towns have to offer. Also nearby are the Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings Museum, Seven Falls and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. While the cabins aren’t completely isolated in forestry, the lodge is on a park-like environment of three acres. Cabins are rustic but comfortable, with some stocked kitchenettes, air conditioning/heating, cable television and wireless internet. As an added plus, daily housekeeping service is included.
7. Willowtail Springs - Mancos
The Willowtail Springs cabins are a retreat to the La Plata Mountains. The cabins at Willowtail are a great base for exploring Mesa Verde National Park and the heritage sites of southwest Colorado. On premises are lovely gardens, a private lake and outdoor decks perfect for wildlife watching or taking in the view. Charming little details that take Willowtail Springs over the top are the kitchens stocked with homemade bread, optional catered dinners or spa treatment in your cottage and tai chi lessons for guests.
This article was written by Hanna Choi.