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11 Secluded Cabin Rentals in Colorado to Get Away From It All

by Hailey Hudson

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Vacations in the city are great, but sometimes, you just need to escape to the mountains.

When it comes to taking off to the mountains, there’s no better location than Colorado. A state filled with breathtaking peaks and long stretches of uninhabited land, it’s the best place to enjoy a little peace and quiet and get your nature fix.

Cities like Denver and Colorado Springs have a variety of hotels with easy access to food, local attractions, and public transportation, but the best way to enjoy the wide open spaces of Colorado is to book a secluded cabin.

A cabin offers all the comforts of home with private mountain views, and they’re often less expensive than comparable hotel rooms. That’s why our visits to Colorado usually include an Airbnb in Estes Park or a condo in Telluride.

For those trips when you want a little extra peace and quiet, here are the best secluded cabin rentals in Colorado.

1. Secluded Cabin Near Telluride

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Why you should stay: Secluded designer cabin on 35 acres of pristine aspen-and-pine forest.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

This gorgeous custom cabin just northwest of Telluride offers the perfect secluded cabin experience: it’s private but accessible, removed from the hustle of town but within easy driving distance of Ouray and other attractions in the San Juans.

And if you’re kickin’ it at home, you’ll find a custom-designed kitchen, heated floors, wood-burning fireplace and luxurious living spaces that make leaving seem like a poor idea altogether. Outside, enjoy the cabin’s spacious deck and 5-person hot tub, the perfect way to wrap up a hike on the 4.7-mile Whiskey Charlie 62 Trail skirting the property.

Unsurprisingly, this cabin’s reviews are impeccable and it’s ideal for relaxing trips in any season.

“The cabin is indeed quiet and secluded and exactly the getaway we were looking for,” said Sharon of Colorado Springs. “We loved coming back to the cabin after exploring Telluride, Ouray and Ridgway.”

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2. Three Owls Retreat

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Why you should stay: 

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Three Owls Retreat is a sprawling mountain getaway just west of Idaho Springs and about 35 miles from downtown Denver. It’s a stunning 5-bedroom cabin located on Ute Creek in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.

Three living rooms and generous outdoor spaces – a picturesque lawn and fire pit area – make this a perfect option for large families, and the floorplan is designed to comfortably hold up to 12 guests. A steam shower, jetted tubs and multiple fireplaces offer year-round comfort – especially if you roam over to nearby Echo Mountain or Echo Lake.

There’s no shortage of hiking and off-roading options in the area, and it’s a quick drive to downtown Idaho Springs for shopping and food. For a more challenging outing, check out nearby 14er Mt. Evans, or cruise the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, North America’s highest paved road.

“I highly recommend this location,” said Ashely R., “especially if you’re wanting to spend time with your whole family under one roof!”

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3. Cabin on the Blue River

Cabin On The Blue River

Why you should stay here:

  • Excellent fly fishing on the Blue River
  • Hiking and biking nearby on the Summit County Recreation Path
  • Features a gas grill, fireplace, and TV

Cabin on the Blue River is an A-frame cabin that’s full of character. As the name suggests it sits right on the Blue River, a catch and release river that’s ideal for fly fishing. The cabin is also near the Summit County Recreation Path which allows walking and biking.

With two bedrooms and one bathroom, the cabin sleeps four guests. It has a full kitchen, wood fireplace, and flat screen TV, plus beautiful wood floors and ceilings. The deck has a gas grill and outdoor furniture, and there’s a picnic table close to the river. The house also has a washer and dryer.

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4. Grand Lake Log Cabin

Grand Lake Log Cabin
Why you should stay here:

  • Extensive amenities inside and out
  • Seven-acre property teeming with wildlife
  • No neighbors or light pollution

Great for a family vacation, the Grand Lake Log Cabin features a lake, mountain views, and a hot tub. The cabin sits on a seven-acre property, and there’s not another building in sight. While you’re enjoying the view of Shadow Mountain Lake, keep an eye out for local wildlife including elk, deer, osprey, foxes, and moose.

The log cabin is over 3,200 square feet, offering space for up to 10 guests with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there’s a hot tub, gas grill, wood-burning fireplace, horseshoe pit, basketballs, snowshoes, ice skates, sleds, and bocce ball. Inside, the house has WiFi, an X-box, shuffleboard, ping-pong, DVDs, toys, Netflix, and books.

Located in Grand Lake, the cabin is just 1.5 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The nights are completely dark thanks to the lack of neighbors, so you’ll enjoy stellar views of the Milky Way from the porch.

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5. Granby Home

Granby Home

Why you should stay here:

  • 40-acre property with panoramic views
  • Wraparound deck with hot tub
  • Custom-built home with custom-built furniture
  • Laundry facilities and WiFi provided

The Granby Home is the height of coziness, a secluded retreat where you can kick back by the the river rock fireplace and enjoy the mountain views out the window. The property is 40 acres and sits at 9,000 feet, offering 360-degree views and plenty of hiking opportunities. The wraparound deck with a hot tub is the best place to enjoy Grand Valley.

The custom-built cabin has space for six guests with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to the cabin itself, much of the furniture is custom-built. Shuffleboard, three flat screen TVs, and plenty of equipment in the kitchen are all available. WiFi and laundry machines are provided, too.

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6. Elk Spring Cabin

Elk Spring Cabin

Why you should stay here:

  • Space for six guests
  • Enjoy mountain views and a spring-fed pond
  • Hot tub, internet, TV, and surround sound

Sitting on 35 acres in Woodland Park, the secluded Elk Spring Cabin offers breathtaking views of Pike’s Peak. The mountain can be seen from the living room, the back deck, and both bedrooms, and you’ll probably spot one or two elk passing by as you gaze out the windows.

The cabin features a hot tub that’s conveniently located off the bedrooms. The cabin itself is 1,300 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, enough space for up to six guests. If you’re traveling with a large group, consider booking the other cabin on the property in conjunction with this one.

This cabin’s location couldn’t be better. You’ll enjoy peaceful solitude surrounded by beautiful pine and aspen trees on a sprawling private property with a spring-fed pond, and you’re only 30 minutes from Colorado Springs.

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7. Romantic Mountain Retreat

Romantic Mountain Retreat

Why you should stay here:

  • Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, and weekend getaways
  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
  • Home theater
  • Pet-friendly

Looking for a romantic mountain retreat? You’ve found it. Even better, it’s located on a whopping 54 acres, giving new meaning to the term “secluded.”

This “couple’s retreat” cabin has not one, but two hot tubs — one outdoors, and one inside. The deck and outdoor area is enormous and beautifully landscaped. Plenty of hiking opportunities are available around the property, and the cabin has a home theater with sconce lighting and views of the mountains outside.

This cabin is the perfect size for two, and you’re allowed to bring your pets along for an additional fee. The master suite has a full bathroom, walk-in closet, Turkish robes, and of course the indoor hot tub. The cabin has WiFi, plus a study in case you have some work you need to get done. Snowshoes and skis are available as well.

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8. Luxury Mountain Lodge

Luxury Mountain Lodge

Why you should stay here:

  • Media room with wet bar
  • Exquisite master suite with a double-sided fireplace
  • Bedrooms include private bathrooms
  • Outdoor living room and bar

Five-star travelers are sure to enjoy the Luxury Mountain Lodge in Pine, an hour outside of Denver. Featuring four bedrooms, six beds, and 5.5 bathrooms, the sprawling 6,100 cabin can accommodate large groups up to 11 guests.

The home is positively luxurious inside and out. The kitchen boasts gas appliances and soapstone countertops, while the master suite features a double-sided fireplace, clawfoot bathtub, and walk-in stone shower. The master bedroom even includes a coffee bar, while the other bedrooms have private bathrooms and forest views. Outside you’ll find an outdoor living room and bar, the perfect place to relax and listen to the river.

The cabin has a media room with a TV, pool table, and wet bar. It also features an elevator that services all floors, making it an excellent choice for travelers seeking handicap-accessible accommodations.

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9. Mount Princeton Getaway

Mount Princeton Getaway

Why you should stay here:

  • Sleeps up to 10 guests
  • Enormous 1,000 sq. ft. deck
  • Close to national forest and state park

The Mount Princeton Getaway is a newly renovated cabin nestled at the base of Mount Princeton, five minutes away from Buena Vista. You’ll enjoy fresh mountain air at 8,900 feet in elevation, and plenty of privacy on two acres of land.

The Mount Princeton Getaway can accommodate large groups of up to 10 guests, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, and the dining room sits eight people with room for four more at the kitchen bar. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace and smart TV.

The cabin is hemmed in by a national forest and a state park, and the best place to enjoy the natural surroundings is on the 1,000 square foot deck.

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10. Quiet Creekside Mountain Cabin

Quiet Creekside Mountain Cabin

Why you should stay here:

  • Sleeps up to six guests
  • Half-acre of land with beautiful aspen forest
  • Screened-in gazebo by the creek

The Quiet Creekside Mountain Cabin is a little blue home surrounded by grass, wildflowers, and water. There’s a small screened-in gazebo near the creek in the middle of the aspen forest, and the owner recommends spending a night in there if you really want to experience Colorado nature.

Inside, the cabin is rustic and cozy. There’s only one bedroom, but the cabin can sleep six thanks to a set of bunk beds and a queen sofa bed. Access to the cabin’s WiFi is included.

The cabin is located outside of Nederland, Colorado, on a half-acre of land. When you’re ready to explore the area, you’ll find hiking trails, fishing spots, and alpine lakes nearby.

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11. Great Sand Dunes Cabin

The Great Sand Dunes Cabin

Why you should stay here:

  • Gated community with private access to Zapata Falls
  • Wraparound deck and second floor balcony
  • Minutes from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

As the name suggests, the Great Sand Dunes Cabin is just five minutes away from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, which features the highest dunes in North America along with natural hot springs. The cabin is located in a gated community on 1.5 acres of land, with private access to Zapata Falls — a majestic thirty-foot waterfall.

This cabin can accommodate up to six guests with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The home has a wraparound deck plus a second floor balcony, with a gas grill outside. Inside, the fully stocked kitchen provides everything you need to whip up a meal. There’s also a flat screen TV with hundreds of movies available, and a sound system that connects to your phone via Bluetooth.

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Things to Do in Colorado

Roosevelt National Forest offers camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and many other opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Take your fishing pole to the Bliss State Wildlife Area for some great fishing over summer, or head to Eldora Mountain over winter for snowboarding and skiing.

If you’re staying near Lyons, check out the free Sandstone Summer Concert Series on Thursday evenings or the July bluegrass festival, Rocky Grass. The town has a dirt bike-jumping track, a redstone museum, and some delicious barbecue at Smokin’ Dave’s.

Estes Park, a short thirty-minute drive away, also offers plenty of fun activities. Take the cable car up to the top of Prospect Mountain, kick back at the Riverspointe Spa, or go down the enormous slide at Fun City.

In the Grand Lake area, you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy. There’s boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, golfing, hot sulphur springs, shopping, and live theater in the summer. During the winter, enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, sledding, and dog sled rides.

In Silverthorne, head to the Silverthorne Outlets if you’re in need of a little retail therapy. Golfers will love the city’s Raven Golf Club.

In Dillon, the ice castles are a popular attraction in the colder months. The ice castles are built by hand and feature slides, tunnels, thrones, and more, so your kids can live out their Frozen dreams. The best time to visit is after dark, when the ice structure is lit with thousands of LED lights. It’s the perfect way to round out your winter Colorado vacation.

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