9 Woodsy Cabin Rentals Near Durango, Colorado

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Kristen Arendt
November 29, 2021
Updated January 08, 2024

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Durango is a beautiful town tucked in the southwestern corner of Colorado that offers prime access to outstanding outdoor recreation.

And what better way to enjoy a stay near Durango than booking a fittingly rustic (yet luxurious) mountain cabin to enjoy your outdoor adventures.

No matter if you love hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, snowshoeing, skiing, or simply taking a scenic drive that you won’t soon forget (check out the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton), the area delivers on the Colorado mountain goodies. Plus, downtown Durango offers lots to do, too. Be sure to swing by the historic main street for shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and more.

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1. River’s Edge Cabin

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Why you should stay: Enjoy a spacious, riverside cabin with a backyard you won’t want to leave.

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $399/night

The luxurious River’s Edge Cabin is anything but rustic. From its beautifully remodeled dining room to its cozy living room complete with a wood fireplace, this cabin makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a modern Western retreat. Located a 15-minute drive from downtown Durango, you can plan as many (or as few) activities as you’d like to fill your vacation.

And though the interior of the home is stellar, the outdoor spaces are the real showstopper with the river running right through the backyard. You can fly-fish from the property or simply pull up an Adirondack chair to enjoy the tranquil setting. You’ll likely spot some local wildlife like deer from the wrap-around outdoor patio. And of course, the hot tub is the perfect place to do a little stargazing or unwind after a day out exploring.

“This was a great rental for our family. The setting was perfect with the stream running along the property. We enjoyed the hot tub, games, and outdoor picnic table/deck/sitting area.”

Hilary M.
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2. Riversong on the Florida

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Why you should stay: A family-friendly cabin with river views from nearly every room.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $429/night

If you’re looking for a cabin getaway where you can invite the extended family (and bring your dogs too), the Riversong on the Florida is a beautiful and spacious cabin with room for everyone. The seven-bedroom home has just the right mix of cozy private spaces and well-laid-out common areas to ensure everyone can claim their favorite spot.

The roomy back deck has plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy the view. Fire up the gas fire table for some added warmth on chilly evenings. The river is a stone’s throw away and makes a great spot for some catch-and-release fishing or simply catching a spot of relaxation while listening to the water rush by. The cabin is located in a quiet neighborhood about a 20-minute drive from downtown Durango. For an extra special outing, book a day trip to Silverton on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train.

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3. River Front Cabin

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Why you should stay: A fantastic creekside escape with woods, water, and plenty to do.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $305/night

This secluded cabin sits right on the bank of the scenic Florida River. The cabin is set on one private acre adjacent to BLM land, so you’ll have plenty of privacy during your stay. The covered back patio is a great spot to enjoy a cuppa morning joe or your favorite adult refreshment after a day out exploring. You are only a 15-minute drive from downtown Durango should you want to pop into town for a bite or a brew.

If you (or the kids) are looking for nearby activities, there is also a small community lake a short walk from the cabin where you can fish and also paddleboard or kayak. You are also allowed to fish right on the property so don’t forget your fishing rod. If you love riverfront properties, this one will deliver a little slice of Rocky Mountain bliss.

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4. Durango Diamond Mountain Chalet

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Why you should stay: A stunning home that doesn’t skimp on the luxuries.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $852/night

If you want to feel like you’ve stepped into a five diamond mountain resort, the Durango Diamond Mountain Chalet delivers on the lux vibes. From the beautiful rustic details to the jaw-dropping kitchen, this is one “cabin” that won’t leave you roughing it. There is even a concierge service where, for an additional fee, you can order groceries and other odds and ends to be stocked at the cabin for your arrival.

And you are only four miles from downtown so you can easily hit up the shops and restaurants. Or for the more adventurous types, pack your skis or snowboards and head up to Purgatory Ski Resort to catch some fresh powder. In the summer, everyone can enjoy a lazy river day along the lovely Animas River.

“The ‘Durango Diamond’ is true to its name. The space is unique and beautiful—a total feat in architecture and design, worth experiencing first-hand.”

Hazel, Albuquerque, NM
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5. Cherry Valley Chalet

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Why you should stay: Bunk up with the entire extended family at this beautiful log cabin.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $549/night

The Cherry Valley Chalet is a traditional log home with a little something for everyone — yes, it sleeps 20! The kids will love the loft bed, bunk room, ping-pong table, and spacious yard. You’ll love the sweeping views, awesome back deck, and cozy living room. The hot tub and gas fire table on the deck only sweeten the deal.

Durango is about a 20-minute drive away so you can either choose to head out on the town or stock up on groceries and hunker down at your private cabin retreat. And don’t forget to bring your hiking boots (or snowshoes) to explore the many trails in the area. If water sports are more your jam, Lemon Reservoir is right up the road and offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or SUPing.

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6. Sierra Sky Mountain Cabin

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Why you should stay: Stay at a cabin that is cute as a button with all the comforts of home.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $171/night

If your idea of the perfect cabin getaway in Durango involves getting as far into the mountains as you can (without backpacking), the Sierra Sky Mountain Cabin is the spot for you. Located about 25 minutes from downtown Durango, you’ll feel sufficiently removed from the daily grind — while still having the opportunity to pop into town should one of the restaurants strike your fancy.

The cabin has a wraparound deck where you can soak up the peace and quiet of this private mountain paradise. A two-minute walk will get you to some of the best trails in the area. And, as a bonus, the cabin is pet-friendly too so you can bring your trail dog along on your adventures.

“Our stay at the cabin was wonderful. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The area and trails surrounding the cabin were beautiful.”

Sally, Austin, TX
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7. Durango Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: A rustic retreat in the perfect spot for adventurous kids (and adults).

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $299/night

Bring your whole family (dogs included) along for a stay at this cozy log cabin. The cabin is decked out with all the amenities, and the 13-acre property offers plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Take your pick from the hammock, tire swing, large deck, sunroom, covered porch, and fire pit — there’s plenty of great spots to enjoy the Animas Mountain views.

And even though the location feels very rural (you are minutes from lakes, rivers, woods, and lots of trails), you are only four miles out from all the shops, restaurants, and other amenities of downtown Durango, giving you the best of all worlds. Or you can pop over to Mesa Verde National Park for the day to see the remarkable archeological sites and cliff dwellings.

“We felt like we had a very authentic mountain log cabin experience at this home. My kids loved the tire swing and boulder garden, walking through the woods to the rocks was such an adventure for them.”

Brynne T
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8. Cabin Tranquilo

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Why you should stay: It’s hard to beat the jaw-dropping mountain view off the private back deck.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $192/night

Want a spot to really unplug and unwind? Cabin Tranquilo has got you covered. You won’t find TV or wifi here. Instead, you can occupy yourself with the stellar views or enjoy playing games, listening to records (yes, you’ll have to figure out how to operate a stereo-style turntable), reading a book, or spending some time getting back to nature.

The cabin also offers a separate small building that functions as a private yoga studio. Though in warm weather, you might be just as happy setting up your yoga mat on the back deck. You are only minutes away from the many trails of the San Juan National Forest or you can head out for some fly fishing or paddling on the Animas River. No matter what activity you choose, you can rest assured you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated.

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9. Log Mountain Home

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Why you should stay: A gorgeous log home in a private, peaceful setting.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $375/night

This charming log home is located on a 500-acre family-owned tract of land making it the perfect spot for a secluded, quiet escape. If you want a cabin near Durango that has plenty to offer on its own, this spot offers hiking, snowshoeing, and sledding right out the front door.

The cabin is located between Durango and Pagosa Springs, near the town of Bayfield. This means you can easily pop into town for the day in the summer. Or head out for a scenic drive to catch the autumn colors in the fall. It also means that you have your pick between Purgatory and Wolf Creek Ski Resort, so if you’re looking to catch fresh powder (and southwestern Colorado is known for some big winter blizzards) you can chase the snow at either resort.

“Great place in a serene setting. Very quiet and peaceful. The home reminds me of a Swiss mountain lodge.”

Matthew, Lafayette, CO
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