Basecamp to the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado is a bucket list destination in any season. In winter, visitors enjoy world-class skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fat-biking, and more. In summer the state is a mecca for hiking and biking, music festivals, and special events. In autumn, the aspen leaves turn to brilliant gold and provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor pursuits.
Colorado also boasts four national parks: Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison, each with its own unique splendor. And don’t forget the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods, the hot springs of Pagosa Springs (the deepest hot springs in the world) or the legendary Red Rocks ampitheatre outside of Denver.
The Centennial State has become so popular with nature lovers that it’s now one of the hottest spots to visit. See below for our list of some of the best cabins to rent for your getaway.
Cool Cabins to Rent in Colorado
Alpenglow Cabin – Independence Pass
This modern alpine cabin located at an elevation above 10,000 feet, lies in the tiny town of Twin Lakes, and has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
You’ll be situated two hours away from Denver and one hour from Aspen (in the summer when the road is open, further in winter but still accessible). With a prime location at the base on Independence Pass, a scenic drive on this iconic byway is not to be missed. There are also several 14ers in the area as well glacial lakes. You will be able to take in alpenglow, the extraordinary sunset seen on the snow-capped peaks.
The cabin is equipped with a wood-burning stove to keep you warm, and if that doesn’t do the trick, try a soak in the hot tub, with views of the mountains in the distance. From your cathedral windows, gaze at the fifth-highest peak in the Rockies, La Plata, and there is even a nearby trailhead that will allow you to see the highest peak at Mount Elbert.
In the rec room, you’ll find games like ping-pong and air hockey, as well as some children’s books and toys. Outside, you can take in the fresh mountain air from the deck chairs, table, or wooden benches while you cook dinner on the gas grill. Or jump into the tree hammock with your favorite cabin book or just take a nap.
Whether it’s hiking, rock climbing, snow or water activities, this is a great basecamp to adventures.
3-Level Cabin Near Breckenridge Ski Area
This three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom A-frame cabin puts you only three miles from Breckenridge ski resort as well as the historic mining town with a charming Main Street chock with plenty of shopping and eateries.
While it’s close to town, the cabin boasts all the privacy and peacefulness of staying in the woods.
Fully updated in 2018, this three-level home has a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area, living room, and loft space as well as a rec room and laundry on the ground floor.
There is a large deck that wraps around the house providing views of the gorgeous surroundings of the area.
If skiing isn’t your thing or you are visiting in the summer, there is also rafting, fishing, and plenty of hiking trails to explore in the woods.
Vail Modern Cabin on Bighorn Creek
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin is located in Vail, the ski resort with legendary terrain and a host of other activities for the whole family in any season.
In winter, enjoy a variety of snow sports from skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating and fat-tire biking. In summer, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails.
A creek runs outside the cabin for easy access to water. The cabin boasts both mountain and garden views that can be enjoyed from the private patios. There is also a TV and WiFi for when you just want to stay in and relax.
Crested Butte Paradise Cabin
This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is located in Crested Butte, a historic mining town with a charming downtown, colorful Victorian homes and plenty of great restaurants and shops.
The location puts you in the middle of a great deal of outdoor recreation, such as hiking, biking, and skiing. Best of all, you are so primely located that do not even need to rent a car unless you want to. Crested Butte is pedestiran friendly with a walkable downtown and easy bike rentals. Just one block from the cabin, you can catch the free mountain shuttle, which will drop you right at the resort.
Within the cabin, you’ll find a fireplace and steam shower, TVs, and WiFi for when you’re feeling lazy or just need to recoup from a day out. You’ll have views of Mount Crested Butte as well as Red Lady Mountain from the patios.
Historic Downtown Crested Butte
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is a renovated barn/shed located in Crested Butte, just steps away from the charming downtown with many shops and restaurants.
In winter, enjoy powder skiing or snowboarding. In summer and fall, the area is a mecca for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, you can even do a horseback trail ride at Fantasy Ranch.
Crested Butte is a charming town to visit for its mining history, charming architecture, scenic beauty and buzzy little downtown that is pedestrian friendly and family friendly.
Cook a cozy dinner at home in your well-stocked kitchen or if you aren’t up for preparing your own meal, there are plenty of eateries. Head to Sea Level Spa for some pampering or get your hiking shoes on and tackle the trails. The opportunities are endless here.
Idaho Springs Charming Cabin With Mountain Views
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin is located two miles above sea level, near Red Rocks Amphitheater, Mount Evans, and St. Mary’s Glacier. It’s located near the charming town of Idaho Springs with plenty of restaurants including the legendary Beau Jo’s pizza, home of the Colroado Mountain Pie or Tommy Knocker Brewery. So no matter if you are looking to get in some outdoor recreation or just enjoy the nearby shopping and restaurants, you are in the right spot.
But if you prefer to stay in, you’ve got a hot tub, take a sauna, TV, a fully-equipped kitchen to chef it up in, with outstanding views of the surrounding area.
Modern Luxury Cabin Near Colorado Springs
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home will provide you with luxury as well as the added bonus of nearby trails and close proximity to outdoor recreation. Enjoy the stunning red rock scenery of the Garden of the Gods and the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Visit iconic Pike’s Peak – the highest summit of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America with gorgeous views.
Or you could just gaze at the endless views of Rampart Range from your patio, hammocks, or the outdoor hot tub. If you want to really pamper yourself, check out SunWater Spa in nearby Manitour Springs where you can soak in healing mineral water or book a massage or facial.
Hygge Chalet with Sauna Near Denver
This very private 1970s A-frame two-bedroom and one-bathroom home is located at 9,000 feet on 3.5 acres. And it’s only about an hour from Denver.
For a day at home (or rest after a day out), you’ve got two decks to relax on and take in the views, an outdoor traditional Finnish-style steam sauna, and even a hammock. Grab a board game or book or just gaze into the gas fireplace.
While ski resorts are about an hour out, there’s much to do if you’d rather stick close by, including your own private trail that leads into the national forest.
This home is aptly nicknamed after a Danish word that roughly translates to the feeling of coziness, read more about hygge here (pronounced Hoo-ga).
Glenwood Springs Modern Cabin With Balcony Views
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is close to Glenwood Springs, where you’ll find adventure and relaxation at the hot springs and Blue Sky Adventures, as well as proximity to Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort, Vail Ski Resort, and Sunlight Mountain Resort.
Take in the mountain views from your deck with outdoor seating or from the expansive windows. Prepare a meal at the gas grill or in the fully-equipped kitchen. Cuddle up with a movie on the TV in front of the fireplace.
You are also close to several trailheads like Doc Holliday’s Grave Trailhead or Grizzly Creek Trailhead. Don’t feel like cooking? Grab a meal at one of the many restaurants in Glenwood Springs including The Pullman or Co. Ranch House for dinner or yummy tacos at Slope & Hatch.
Cannon Creek Cabin with Hot Tub
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin sits on 2.5 acres and affords views of the Sneffels and Cimarron mountain ranges, as well as forests and a mountain stream.
You’ll have two decks to take it in all on as well as an outdoor hot tub to soak in. Or if you prefer to stay inside, there are mountain views from just about every window in the home.
Just some of the nearby attractions include the Orvis Hot Springs, Telluride for skiing as well as Ridgway State Park for biking, birding, boating, or just exploring.