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Stretching from Canada to New Mexico, the Rocky Mountain range is beautiful throughout its epic expanse, although perhaps best known for its Colorado region. Home to many a ski resort, climbing spot, bighorn sheep and stunning but car-sickness-inducing drive, the mountain range is a Holy Grail for many an outdoor enthusiast across the globe. Boarded by world-class resorts like Vail, Aspen, and Telluride, and popular cities like Estes Park, Colorado Springs and Denver, there's no shortage of things to do.
These destinations have their own host of accommodations but we dug a little further to find some more private cabins throughout the region, so spend your next Colorado vacation in one of these mountain lodges or rustic cabins nestled within the Rockies to experience the crisp air and picturesque landscape for yourself.
Vibe: Medium House on the Prairie
Located on 70 acres of land with unobstructed views of the La Plata Mountains, this quiet refuge is 20 minutes from Durango and 40 minutes to San Juan National Forest and Mesa Verde National Park. If you need a long weekend to unplug and flex your creative muscles by being one with nature, this is the place to go. With hiking trails within walking distance throughout the property and wildlife roaming about, Henry David Thoreau himself would have been impressed.
Vibe: Modern Boho
We all love a classic A-frame cabin, and this one is no different. Located just a mile from Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park, consider this your favorite hideaway to relax and recharge for another day of outdoor activities. Larger than it seems, this vacation home can hold up to 12 guests and offers large deck space with a portable fire pit. Drive the whole fam to nearby Steamboat Springs for a dip in the hot springs or a visit to Steamboat Ski Resort.
Vibe: Glamping on Steriods
Do you love the outdoors, but would rather look than be immersed in it? This mountain retreat offers modern amenities with jaw-dropping views of Mount Sopris and the Roaring Fork Valley. If you’re looking to explore further, Glenwood Springs is a short 20-minute drive away and offers access to hot springs, caverns, and whitewater rafting trips.
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Vibe: Lincoln Log Lux
Secluded within the Rockies, and plenty of space in the backyard for games, this mountain cabin is perfect for a family looking to social distance from Denver. After a long day of hiking and fly-fishing in Nederland, you can unwind by stargazing from the comfort of your own private hot tub. Your mind, and your family, will thank you.
Vibe: Scandinavin Dream
Nothing beats a Colorado sunset-especially when surrounded by 14ers and glacial lakes. Just a short, two-hour drive from Denver, you will feel like you’ve been transported from the Rocky Mountains to Scandinavia. With a full kitchen and living room, dramatic mountain views of Mt. Elbert and cozy fireplace, this approachable Hygge getaway in Twin Lakes makes for a perfect couples weekend in the mountains.
Vibe: Mid-Century Modern Experimentalism
Neighboring Boulder and Roosevelt National Forest, former Denver Deputy Mayor Charles Haertling’s home is an incredibly unique property. With its sharp angles and floor to ceiling windows, this mid-century modern house is a “can’t miss” in our books. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast or prefer a stroll down main street, this rental gives you the best of both worlds.
Vibe: (Apres) Ski Chalet
This brand new, custom log cabin is located 5 minutes from downtown Breckenridge in the Blue River region. With its quintessential mountain décor, this cabin (and it’s bonus guest house!) is a fantastic space for a family vacation if you're looking to ski in the winter, or hike amongst the wildflowers in the summer. If you've covered most of Breck, head to nearby Keystone or explore the charming town of Dillon - the beauty with colorado cabin rentals is you're never too far away from a ski resort or mountain town.
Vibe: Peace, Love, and Sustainability
Green living is easy in this 100% renewable energy A-frame. Check-in after a seven-mile drive down a dirt road to get to this eco-friendly dream cabin. Located at a dramatic 8,400’ within the Wet Mountains, and 10 acres of land, you’ll be blown away by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, and the unpolluted, star-filled skies. Like any respectable remote cabin, wifi is spotty and strong cell service is a drive away, so be prepared to bring a book. If you're looking to explore outside the cabin, drive 2hrs to famed Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs or the good food and shopping of Woodland Park and Colorado Springs