In the northern part of Colorado is Estes Park, offering easy access to the Rocky Mountains National Park for a vacation filled with hiking, cross-country skiing, and wildlife-watching. Hop on the Estes Park Aerial Tramway and ride up to the top of Prospect Mountain for stunning views, then enjoy a meal at the mountaintop cafe. Choose a Colorado vacation rental along the shores of Lake Estes, or select one a few minutes from the downtown area to give your family plenty of fun attractions to check out. Start planning your getaway with this list of 12 cozy cabin rentals in the area.

1. A spacious cabin nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and the exciting downtown area

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 8

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Watch the sun disappear behind the mountains each evening from the wraparound porch of this three-bedroom and one-bathroom cabin that sleeps up to eight guests. This cabin has a hot tub to unwind in the evenings after a day of hiking as your dog plays in the yard. Stretch your legs with a walk into town, or hop in the car for a short three-minute drive to enjoy dinner at one of the nearby upscale restaurants, or indulge in a little retail therapy.

 

2. An upscale log cabin overlooking the majestic Rocky Mountains and Big Thompson River

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 10

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Bring your large family to stay in this luxurious cabin that sits two blocks from the downtown area, and provides four bedrooms and three bathrooms for up to 10 people. In the colder months, enjoy family time around the fireplace while sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch near the Big Thompson River. Relax in the hot tub and prepare for an unforgettable getaway.

 

3. A rustic cabin with scenic views of Lumpy Ridge Range, and in proximity to Fall River and Lake Estes

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 8

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With stunning views of the mountains beyond the town, the deck of this cabin will quickly become your favorite spot for an outdoor picnic, or to play a board game at the picnic table. The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms for up to eight guests. Walk to downtown in around 10 minutes, or load up the car for a brief ride to all the area’s attractions.

 

4. A secluded mountain getaway with an expansive deck perfect for viewing wildlife

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 6

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The shade from the ponderosa pines keeps this home with three bedrooms and one bath cool in the summer months. Breathe in the fresh air on the large deck while taking in the stunning views. In the colder months, lit a fire in the fireplace in the evenings to warm up after a day of sledding or cross-country skiing. Pop up some popcorn in the fully-equipped kitchen and put a DVD in the player for a family movie night.

 

5. A charming lodge offering a romantic ambiance, cozy library, and porch

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 2

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Amberwood Lodge is the perfect spot for a romantic trip for you and your sweetie. Hold hands as you walk along the porch or upstairs deck. The lodge offers one bedroom and one bathroom suites for your time away. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this remote location, while still being a five-mile drive from the most iconic sites in the area. Grab a book from the lodge’s library and catch up on current events with the daily newspaper delivery.

 

6. An airy modern chalet surrounded by fragrant pines and the picturesque Rocky Mountains

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 12

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Gather your extended family for a trip to this chalet with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, room for 12 guests, and amazing views of the town below. This chalet makes room for your family to include your pup in the fun. In the winter months, light up the living area with a blazing fire in the large stone fireplace or indulge your fun side with a glass of bubbly in the outdoor hot tub. Kids love the bunk room with two sets of bunk beds and their own seating area.

 

7. A quaint condo facing a peaceful pond, and located near Aspen Grove and a bridge leading to a little island

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 4

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Make this cozy condo your destination for your next romantic getaway. This one-bedroom and one-bathroom condo has room for up to four people, making it an idyllic pick for a couple or family with children. In the mornings, drink your cup of coffee out on the spacious balcony and watch the sun come up. Don’t miss your workout while staying here by spending some time in the community’s fitness room.

 

8. A Victorian-style waterfront townhouse only a stone’s throw from Big Thompson River

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 8

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Gasp in delight when you pull up in front of this cozy Victorian that’s painted a welcoming blue and pause on the front porch to take in the view. This home features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and room for eight guests, and sits along the river. Take advantage of the stone fireplace in the family room. It’s just a few minutes drive to the entrance of the Rocky Mountains National Park.

 

9. A modern hilltop cabin above stunning Bond Park, and tucked in the heart of downtown Estes

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 6

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Settle into one of the chairs on the front porch for quality time with family, and inhale the fresh air in this hilltop cottage. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the Owl’s Nest sits close to the downtown area for a quick meal or some shopping. From the master bedroom, you can see the Stanley Hotel, made famous in the movie, The Shining.

 

10. A roomy mountain home outfitted with rustic furniture and a retro, arcade-style game room

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 10

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It’s time for a family reunion in this charming home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and room for up to 10 people. Kids love playing the old-fashion pinball game and retro games on the arcade console with all the classics. While the kids play, the adults can share a glass of wine on the covered deck and take in the amazing views. Sitting on two acres, this home is a great spot for wildlife-viewing and relaxing.

 

11. A family-friendly townhouse near the downtown area and historic Mary’s Lake Lodge

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 8

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With four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this cozy cabin provides your family with plenty of space to explore and relax in. Step out onto the large deck, or stay warm inside the family room with its massive windows while taking in the amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Cook a family meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, or make your own burgers on the outdoor grill. Don’t want to cook? No worries, this cabin is less than five miles to downtown with a selection of restaurants.

 

12. A nostalgic abode with 1960s-inspired decor and an expansive wraparound porch

Where: Estes Park, CO
Sleeps: 6

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Go retro for a romantic weekend or trip away. This fun one-bedroom and one-bathroom home is reminiscent of the 1960s with its retro furniture choices. Take in the views from the wraparound porch, and settle down in front of the fireplace in the evenings. It’s less than a five-mile drive to Stanley Village, where you can enjoy a candlelit meal.