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9 Estes Park Cabins with Hot Tubs for Soakin’ in the Mountains

by Kristen Arendt
Updated June 05, 2022

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Estes Park is perhaps best known for being the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, but that’s not the only reason you’ll want to put this mountain town on your radar.

Though it is a bit of a tourist magnet during the summer, it’s easy to see why. With outstanding mountain views, unbeatable national park access, and lots of cool spots to stay, eat, and shop, the town of Estes Park is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a summer vacation — or a winter one. Plus, you can book a cabin getaway for some back-to-nature mountain vibes.

And just because you’re staying in a cabin doesn’t mean you have to rough it — in fact, what better way to enjoy those prime Rocky Mountain views than from a private backyard jacuzzi? Book a stay at one of these Estes Park cabins with hot tubs to end your day of adventuring with a relaxing soak under the stars.

Related Read: The 7 Best Hikes in Estes Park, Colorado

1. Mountain Cabin with Riverfront and Valley Views

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Why you should stay: Get jazzed about these jacuzzi views.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $369/night

You can’t beat the location of this secluded cabin which overlooks the Big Thompson River and is just a mile up the road from the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Plus, the renovated interior and that all-important hot tub take this cabin to the next level of mountain luxury.

The hot tub sits under a covered patio, complete with ambiance lighting and an A+ view up the valley through the pines. The perfect spot for soaking in the scenery with a glass of your favorite adult beverage, the patio and jacuzzi combo might be your favorite spot to kick back and unwind after a day out on the town.

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2. Hot Tub Cabin Walking Distance to RMNP

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Why you should stay: Kick up the cozy factor and enjoy RMNP views right in your backyard.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $788/night

If coziness is the aim of your vacation, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat this Estes Park cabin. From the spacious deck and hot tub under the pines to the wood-burning stove and comfy living area, you’ll have plenty of prime spots to enjoy those stellar mountain views.

The cabin is located a short drive from downtown Estes, though you might find the real draw is right in your backyard, as you’ll enjoy walk-in access to Rocky Mountain National Park. A five-minute stroll from the cabin will get you to a trailhead with access to Moraine Park — a great way to escape the crowds and lines if you’re looking for some peaceful hikes. In the winter, bring your snowshoes for an equally awesome adventure right out your back door.

“Want to be in Colorado and enjoy the outdoors? This is your location. Perfect place to enjoy all Estes Park has to offer…and a hot tub to boot! Wonderful stay.”

Jay M., Naperville
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3. The Bear’s Den Cabin

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Why you should stay: Treat yourself to gorgeous modern mountain home living.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $925/night

For a luxury stay in a log cabin, look no further than The Bear’s Den Cabin. This stunning log home boasts a beautiful finish out and a pretty prime location with views of Lake Estes out the living room windows. The covered deck has both a hot tub and an outdoor seating area with a fireplace—the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee while watching the sunrise or to sip a glass of wine at the end of a day out hiking.

From your cabin, you have your pick of Rocky Mountain adventures. In addition to hiking, you can book a trail ride at the nearby stable or hit the greens for 18 holes at the Estes Park Golf Course (mind the elk who often share the fairway). For a fun afternoon outing, take a tour of the iconic Stanley Hotel. This historic building is known for its cameo in “The Shining” and is still said to be home to certain paranormal activity.

“Super nice place with high end decor and the view of the mountains out every window. The outdoor fireplace and hot tub was icing on the cake!!!”

Tacha G.
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Related Read: 5 Awesome Hikes in the Lost Creek Wilderness, Colorado

4. Dancing Pines Cabin on Fall River

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Why you should stay: Soak away your troubles in this cabin’s beautiful backyard.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $500/night

If you want to get off the main drag and have a bit more space to spread out, the Dancing Pines Cabin on Fall River is just far enough away to feel secluded — while still being close enough that you can walk to downtown. With enough room to bring the family or bunk up with friends, this home makes a great stay for a social get-together. Plus, the cabin’s spacious back patio and hot tub offer the prime spot for everyone to unwind after a day out.

If you’re in the mood for shops, cafes, or grabbing a bite to eat, a quarter-mile stroll will get you into downtown Estes Park. Being within walking distance makes it easy to pop into town without worrying about the hassle of finding parking. And if getting out in nature is more your speed, you have your choice of great hiking, biking, and fishing nearby. Or you can simply do some wildlife watching from your back deck.

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Related Read: 8 Small Towns in Colorado for Outdoor Enthusiasts

5. Mountain Village Estes Retreat

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Why you should stay: Come for the hot tub, stay for the views.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $925/night

Mountain views? Check. Lake views? Check. A relaxing hot tub vantage point to soak them all in? Also, check. You’ll certainly feel pampered with a stay at the Mountain Village Estes Retreat. This cabin not only has fabulous outdoor spaces, but it also boasts a luxurious interior that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a high-end ranch retreat. Go ahead, pack a bottle of champagne and book this one for a special occasion.

The cabin is located a short walk from Lake Estes where you can enjoy a stroll along the four-mile walking path that circles the lake. Or you can rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or paddleboat for a summer afternoon out on the water. Both downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are a short drive away.

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6. Estes Cabin

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Why you should stay: A private escape where you can laze in the hot tub any hour of the day.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $326/night

A cute take on the traditional log home, this Estes cabin gives you the best of both worlds with a fully modern interior and a private yard that dishes up the mountain vibes. Though you’ll love the bright, spacious home and views out every window, the back deck and hot tub on the patio are where you can take your relaxation to a whole new level with the scent of pines in the air.

If you want to stretch your legs or go for a scenic drive, Rocky Mountain National Park is a short 10-minute drive up the road. Downtown Estes is an even shorter five-minute drive away, should you desire to leave your private retreat. If not, you can enjoy equally awesome views from that backyard hot tub.

“Perfect location, beds, kitchen, and hot tub! Ideal for anyone looking to hike in Rocky Mountain and have a home base to come back to cook, relax and enjoy the Mountain Views.”

Mike, Rochester, NY
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Related Read: 10 Epic Things to Do in Rocky Mountain National Park

7. Luxury Log Cabin on River

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Why you should stay: Add a level of sophistication to your stay at this elegant log home.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $944/night

From the chunky log styling to the all-over western decor, this luxury log cabin has all the amenities to make you feel like you’ve escaped to your own private mountain retreat. Plus, the scenery isn’t too shabby either. While soaking in the hot tub you can enjoy the sounds of rustling aspens and the Big Thompson River flowing through the backyard.

The location makes it easy for a day out in RMNP as you are a short drive from the Beaver Meadows entrance to the park. Or you can do some wildlife watching and a spot of fishing in the Big Thompson without even having to leave the property. With 10 private acres to explore, you can easily fill an afternoon—and then end your day with a soak in the hot tub.

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8. Historic Downtown Cabin

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Why you should stay: A charming cabin with historic flavor.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $232/night

This historic cabin was originally built in the 1800s but features a modern update that gives you the best of the old-school cabin feel combined with all the present-day amenities. Located in the hills above downtown Estes Park in one of the original neighborhoods of the area, you’ll enjoy mountain views from the back deck.

You are also within walking distance of downtown if you’re looking for activities to fill your afternoons. Or to see the city from a slightly different angle, hit up the Estes Park Aerial Tramway for a bird’s-eye view of the area. The tramway, which has been in operation since 1955, runs during the summer months to give you a unique vantage point of the slice of the Rockies.

“Such a lovely stay! Walking distance to town, wonderfully relaxing and clean hot tub, lots of space, and gorgeous views! We loved every second of it and cannot wait to return.”

Alexandra
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Related Read: 10 Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

9. Original Rocky Mountain National Park Cabin

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Why you should stay: Get cabin fever — in a good way — at this cozy home.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $325/night

Whether you’re watching wildlife mosey through the backyard or taking in the view of the Milky Way from the hot tub, you’ll find something memorable about a stay at this cozy cabin. With just under an acre of forested private space to call your own, you can unplug and unwind to the sounds of Fall River just below the cabin.

And, of course, should you decide that getting out adventuring is on your vacation agenda, you are minutes from the Fall River entrance to RMNP. In the winter, bring your snowshoes, cross-country skis or backcountry touring gear to see a side of the park most people don’t get to experience. You’ll have earned a warming soak in the hot tub after a day out playing in the powder.

“Set in a beautiful area not far from town. The cabin is clean, comfortable, and very well maintained. Hot tub was an added bonus for the snowy days. Hope to stay again!”

Kellie S.
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