During the colder, snowy months of winter, we are dreaming about escaping to a cozy cabin in the woods. From the comfort of your own cabin retreat, you can watch as snowflakes fall on evergreen trees, while you sip coffee in front of a wood-burning fireplace.
The woodsy, mountainous landscape of Colorado is dotted with rustic cabins of all shapes and sizes, all providing a variety of different amenities, like old-fashioned stoves, luxurious bathtubs, saunas, hot tubs, and more. We scoured the Internet to find the best cabin getaways in Colorado, from right here in Northern Colorado all the way south to Pagosa Springs. You’ll find something to accommodate groups of all sizes, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your partner or a family vacation.
Peruse these stunning cabins scattered throughout the state and start planning your winter getaway!
Photo Courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash has a collection of quaint log cabins in a variety of sizes, from one-bedroom cabins ideal for two adults to four-bedroom cabins perfect for families. Each cabin exemplifies the ranch’s western design style with a wood-burning fireplace and unique artisan furniture and artwork.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Vista Verde Guest Ranch is home to 12 rustic, private cabins in the mountains, each named after local mountain peaks. Furnished with a mix of antique western art, lodgepole pine beds and handmade log furniture, these luxury cabins are both comfortable and deluxe. Each one has a sitting area with either a wood-burning stove or a gas fireplace, providing a cozy space to unwind. Plus, they each have their own private hot tub on the deck!
Photo Courtesy of The Cabins at Country Road
Situated on the banks of Bear Creek on the historic Lariat Loop in Evergreen, The Cabins at Country Road is a collection of small, charming cabins providing a cozy escape from the elements. Each cabin features unique furnishings in a variety of themes, from the charming Dreamcatcher Cabin for two to the larger Huckleberry House, which can accommodate up to four people.
Reserved through Airbnb, Little Red Treehouse is exactly what it sounds like. Custom-built by owner and founder Leam Blackwood, this charming home in the trees offers impressive views, a deck-top private shower, a balcony breakfast nook, an efficiency kitchen with both heat and electricity, and a cozy loft bed, providing a unique treehouse experience in Lyons you’ll never forget.
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Situated on 3 beautiful acres just 10 minutes from the main street in Idaho Springs, The Flying Moon Cabins are an idyllic creekside getaway. Originally named Call of the Canyon, the cabins have been welcoming guests for more than 70 years. Today, the cabins are a mix of rustic and trendy, each with their own theme and personality, like The White Rabbit, The Cardinal, The Canyon Rose, and The Wild Iris.
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
While this is technically not a “cabin,” the Wonder Haus in Pagosa Springs had to be included on this list for its unique style and Instagram-ability. After all, this architectural gem was featured on Netflix’s “World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals!” This passive solar earth home has a star-gazing observation tower and a variety of amenities, like an indoor fireplace, a fire pit, a hammock, and much more. The property is organic and eco-conscious, utilizing fair-trade, organic and sustainable products for guests to use.
Photo Courtesy of Sammy Steen via Beyul Retreat
Set on 32 acres along the Frying Pan River about an hour from Aspen, Beyul Retreat is a forested haven with a variety of accommodation options, from lodge rooms sleeping two to spacious cabins that can sleep up to 12 people. Their cabins offer a variety of amenities, like a wood-burning stove or electric fireplace — and many allow dogs!
Cozy up in this 1970s A-frame chalet that embodies the Danish word, hygge, inside and out. It features quality bedding, a gas fireplace, two decks, and the best feature of all: an outdoor Finnish steam sauna. This well-renowned Airbnb (recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, 5280 Magazine, Trips to Discover and the like) is located in the rural Rocky Mountains, just an hour from downtown Denver, 40 minutes to Red Rocks, and an hour from multiple ski resorts. The home is nestled on 3.5 acres of mostly wooded land that backs to a national forest, providing a secluded and peaceful place to stargaze and relax.
Photo Courtesy of Colorado Chautauqua
The Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder is a National Historic Landmark, offering outstanding cultural and educational programs, plus a unique opportunity to stay on this beautiful piece of property with front-door access to Boulder’s many hiking trails. There are nearly 60 unique cottages and two historic lodges, providing a variety of accommodations no matter the size of your group. Their private accommodations include studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom cottages, all with fully equipped kitchens and most with screened-in porches. Plus, many are pet-friendly, which means you can take your fur baby along for the adventure! If you have a larger group, consider the stunning Mary H. Galey Cottage (pictured here), a newly renovated and tastefully decorated four-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to 12 people!
Estes Park, Colorado
This secluded cabin is situated on 10 acres just 10 miles from downtown Estes Park. With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the cabin has room for everyone to stay. Plus, there is a spacious dining room and cozy living room with a stone fireplace to keep you warm on a chilly day. Keep in mind that you must have all-wheel or four-wheel drive and winter tires to access this property between October and May!
C Lazy U Ranch is an all-inclusive, year-round guest ranch situated in the heart of the Rockies, offering the best of both worlds: high-class amenities and down-home experiences, from horseback riding in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter. The ranch offers 38 guest accommodations, including individual rooms and full private cabins, all within walking distance of the main lodge. Choose from one- to three-bedroom cabins, all of which were updated in 2021 with new furnishings and finishes!
Nature meets comfort in this incredible “cliff house” built right into the rock cliff wall of a private red rock canyon alcove. It provides comfortable amenities, nearby petroglyphs and sweeping views down the canyon. While the property purposefully does not have a TV to provide an unplugged nature-inspired respite, there is Internet access in case you need to work during your stay! This unique property is located in the historic McElmo Canyon just 40 minutes from Mesa Verde and 20 minutes from the town of Cortez.
Idaho Springs, Colorado
This charming A-frame cabin in Idaho Springs was newly built and exquisitely designed, with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay in the woods. It features a wood-burning stove, a cozy loft, breakfast seating for four, a spacious living space, and a fully equipped kitchen. Warm up during the winter in the sauna or hot tub, both of which are easily accessible and covered from the outside elements.
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