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12 Extraordinary Cabin Rentals in Colorado

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated May 19, 2022

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Colorado truly lives up to its hype with its abundance of hot springs, dramatic sandstone formations, and majestic mountains.

There are a lot of different ways to experience the magic of Colorado. You can spend your days working on a dude ranch or climb every fourteener within a 50-mile radius, or road trip to dip your toes in every natural hot springs within the state.

At the end of the day, no matter your adventure of choice, you want to rest your head in comfort. Some people might be content staying at luxurious Colorado resorts or run-of-the-mill hotels while they’re visiting the Centennial State.

But if you’re looking for something a little cozier, look no further than renting one of Colorado’s best cabins, from creekside homes with views to mountain chalets with hot tubs and saunas — and even a home built directly into a cliff.

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1. Riverside 165

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Why you should stay: no need to bring a white noise machine — the river sounds will lull you right to sleep.

  • Nearest town: Silverthorne
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $242/night

Don’t forget to bring your rod and reel (and fishing license) when you head to Riverside 165. Yes, it sits right on the Blue River so whether you’re a fisherman, river tuber, or sun bather, this home is perfect for you. Grill up your catch of the day around the fire pit while reminiscing about the day’s adventure with your friends. Or you could just cuddle up with your bae on the loveseat swing as the river rages by.

Even if your mind isn’t focused on the river, it will be as you enter the home. The wood-carved bears sitting outside the front door hold up their rewards after a day of fishing. A river pebble floor is found as you enter the main room, which gives way to hardwood floors.

But as beautiful as the inside is, you’ll likely find yourself outside as much as possible.

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2. Modern Mountain Cabin

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Why you should stay: a kitchen built to entertain.

  • Nearest town: Carbondale
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $529/night

Scandinavian chic meets rugged mountain character in this newly renovated cabin. Luckily, the furniture has already been pieced together so you won’t have to read any IKEA instructions.

You can lounge on the couch and put your feet up to watch the latest episode of Yellowstone. But I recommend heading outside to breathe in the views and the smells of sagebrush that surround the property.

The views of Mount Sopris, Capital Peak, and Mount Daly here are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The sunsets from the deck are even better. Better yet, head inside to the deep-soaking and free-standing tub with floor to ceiling windows for the best views and greatest comfort.

The house sits on several acres of private land so there are no prying eyes around.

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3. Chalet on the River

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Why you should stay: a four-person hot tub greets you out the back deck overlooking a river.

  • Nearest town: Rollinsville
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $566/night

Only slightly less stunning than its majestic views out the back windows, this lavish mountain retreat is of the highest class. The home is unassuming as you approach from the front: it looks like a typical, quaint mountain cabin. What you don’t realize is that it falls below the mountain side for a whole other level and twice as much room.

Decadence makes its way through every room of the house. The master suite is on a whole other level — both literally and metaphorically. Its steam shower has two shower heads and more than enough room for two people (wink wink). And if you need some liquid courage, you can always grab a dram at your personal mini bar located within your room.

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4. Cliff House

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Why you should stay: 1,000-year old petroglyphs right on the property.

  • Nearest town: Cortez
  • Sleeps: 3 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $254/night

Don’t attempt to rock climb the walls of the Cliff House since it’ll be a steep price to pay — not just potentially with your life, but your wallet. This is one of the most unique rentals in Colorado, as one half of its walls are built into a sandstone cliff.

When you stand up from the living room couch, duck a little to avoid the rock that juts out there. Enjoy a relaxing open shower with the sandstone beneath your feet and to the sides around you. Or catch up on a British crime novel while lounging in the rarest reading nook of all of Colorado.

There won’t be any need to visit the extraordinary rock formations at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument or nearby Mesa Verde National Park. Just enjoy the view from your front porch!

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5. San Juan Cabin at The Ridge

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Why you should stay: floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls for 270-degree views from the couch.

  • Nearest town: Pagosa Springs
  • Sleeps: 5 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

Experience the world’s deepest hot springs while staying at this incredible gem in southwestern Colorado. The San Juan Cabin at The Ridge is one of three modern cabins on 72 acres and, hands down, has the best view. It’s an ideal basecamp for any adventure you might have envisioned for a southwest vacation.

You can take advantage of the many Pagosa Springs’ hiking trails or head straight out from your front door to do the private 1.15-mile loop. But make sure to take advantage of the hot springs that make Pagosa Springs so famous to soothe your achy muscle after hours of adventuring.

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6. Secluded Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: in-home shuffle board and hot tub — need I say more?

  • Nearest town: Granby
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $353/night

Take some deep breaths before heading out to this grand log cabin located within Grand County (see what I did there?). It sits at over 9,000 feet above sea level — and on 40 private acres — so for those coming from out of state, be prepared to huff and puff while you’re there.

This quintessential log cabin includes everything you’d expect: plenty of space, while also feeling very cozy and welcoming. Enjoy the views from the decks or head north into Rocky Mountain National Park where adventure never ends.

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7. Front Range A-Frame

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Why you should stay: gorgeous cedar hot tub and chic décor.

  • Nearest town: Bailey
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $237/night

You don’t have to travel far from Colorado’s capital to truly immerse yourself in nature. The Front Range A-Frame is living proof of that. This vintage-inspired home will leave you feeling like you’ve just spent a weekend in the Swiss Alps minus the yodeling.

Although, hey — no judgement here if that’s your kind of musical genre. And if climbing mountains is your forte, look no further than Mount Bailey. It’s a favorite among the locals and only ten minutes from the house.

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Related read: 50 Gorgeous A-Frame Cabin Rentals Across the U.S.

8. Bear Creek Cabin

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Why you should stay: entertain in your private pool hall — with no bouncers or closing time.

  • Nearest town: Breckenridge
  • Sleeps: 16 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $909/night

Live like royalty in the heart of Colorado ski country at Bear Creek Cabin. There might not be any velvet thrones but there are four-poster beds, deep jacuzzi tubs, the biggest oven you’ve ever seen, and a bar area to keep everyone entertained.

Even the court jester (aka weird Uncle Stephen) can sit down and relax. After holding court all day or perhaps visiting all the attractions in Breckenridge, rest your weary muscle in your own private hot tub.

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9. High Point Hideaway

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Why you should stay: a private hot tub to view the incredible night sky.

  • Nearest town: Breckenridge
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $442/night

The twinkle lights that surround the property at High Point Hideaway help the ambiance while you’re lounging in the loveseat swing outside. But be sure to shut them off to view the incredible light show above your heads, preferably when you’re soaking in your private hot tub.

Speaking of ambiance, the pendant lighting above the dining table brings just enough mood lighting to ensure an intimate setting. The spiral staircase also brings an added bit of whimsy to the space that will leave you feeling like you’re in a fairy tale. Make sure to visit Isak Heartstone while you’re in town to create your own fairy tale.

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10. Creekside Cabin

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Why you should stay: cozy cabin rental with a personal treehouse.

  • Nearest town: Conifer
  • Sleeps: 5 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $287/night

If you’re headed into town to catch one of the many concerts at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, look no further than this quaint cabin. This cozy space by the creek is only 15 minutes to the famed concert venue which proves helpful when the line to get out of the amphitheater could take a while.

Check the amphitheater’s calendar of events to plan your visit. There’s a reason artists love coming to this venue to perform, it’s unlike any you’ve ever experienced.

You don’t have to see a concert to stay in this place, though. Catch salamanders by the creek or head into downtown Conifer or Evergreen. If you’re in the area in early August, check out Evergreen’s Dam Duck Derby — it’s a hoot of a good time.

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11. Spa-Like A-frame

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Why you should stay: the sauna isn’t the only place to create some heat.

  • Nearest town: Idaho Springs
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $262/night

No need to go looking for a spa around Idaho Springs since this relaxing A-frame has everything you’d need. The quaint living room is full of cozy blankets and plush furniture surrounding a warm fireplace. The bed in the loft looks even cozier and depending on your mood, might be an even hotter space.

For some real heat, you can cook up a five-course dinner in the retro kitchen. Or grab a glass of wine and head to the hot tub under the deck. If that still isn’t hot enough, there’s always the sauna to get you sweating.

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Related read: 10 Relaxing Cabin Rentals in Breckenridge, Colorado

12. Hygge Chalet

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Why you should stay: a private sauna awaits to sweat out all your worries.

  • Nearest town: Grant
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $202/night

No wonder the Hygge Chalet is named after the Danish word that represents a feeling of contentment and well-being. Relaxation and comfort are second nature to anyone who stays in this cozy rental. The subdued hues that adorn every inch of the home brings you in for a warm hug. It won’t feel like you’re on vacation, it’ll feel as if you’re home.

Bring guests along with you because this is a space to be with family or friends that feel like family. You’ll squabble over a game of Catan (included with the rental), swap stories at the dining table, or reminisce on one of the two decks. It’s a truly magical place.

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