You don’t have to book a room at a downtown 5-star hotel to enjoy luxurious amenities. Instead, consider renting a cabin getaway for a weekend (or better yet, make it a week!) to enjoy being out in nature and soaking in some of the best sunrises and sunsets you’ve ever seen. Luckily, you don’t have to drive more than an hour outside of Denver to be tucked away in the scenic mountains with plenty of privacy to unwind.
Next time you’re looking to book a mini vacation, consider these cozy cabin getaways near Denver. Whether you’re looking to get outdoors and hike local trails, cross-country ski, or even check out some of the world’s best zip lines, these cabin rentals have it all. Nobody will judge you if you just want to kick back and watch Netflix in your picturesque cabin abode, either.
1. Cozy Creekside Cabin
This spacious cabin is 1,048 square feet, with two bedrooms and a single bath. Located in Morrison, the cabin is positioned along a bubbling creek and nestled into the mountains. Though the location is serene, it’s also conveniently located near town and close to some of Colorado’s best ski spots such as Eldora Mountain and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.
The cabin is thoughtfully stocked with kitchen essentials, such as a coffee maker, a coffee bean grinder, and a toaster. There is an in-unit washer and dryer, as well as a gas grill and a wood stove. The front deck has comfortable seating, allowing guests to unwind, disconnect, and soak in the beautiful views. Once you’ve had enough outdoor exploration for the day, settle in with a board game or a book and enjoy the silent serenity of being away from the city.
PRO Tip: Guests looking to bring their pets can pay a $50 fee for up to two dogs. No cats are allowed.
2. Idaho Springs Cabin
Located, unsurprisingly, in the former mining town of Idaho Springs — this cabin is 600 square feet with one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. The spacious deck is the perfect spot to sip a cup of tea or fire up the charcoal grill while listening to the gurgling of the natural stream in the distance. Don’t forget about the hot tub, which is a welcome amenity after a brisk winter day spent skiing or after a particularly strenuous hike.
The lofted bedroom features a luxurious queen bed and French-inspired decor. Turn on the smart TV to watch your favorite streaming service while you whip up a hot meal on the induction stovetop or convection oven in the kitchenette. No pets are allowed and there is a strict occupancy limit of two guests, which helps to ensure this cabin is kept in tip-top shape for future guests.
PRO Tip: For an additional cost, guests can arrange for an airport pickup to avoid renting a car or relying on a ride-share service.
3. Bear Creek Cabin
The Bear Creek Cabin is approximately 350 square feet, allowing for a cozy yet comfortable weekend getaway. Located in Evergreen, the cabin is only 20 feet away from Bear Creek. This allows guests to listen to the ambient sounds of the moving water while they relax on the patio. The interior of the cabin is traditionally decorated, featuring a handcrafted pine headboard on the queen bed, log beam walls, and a wood-burning fireplace to keep toasty during the evenings.
The kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, and breakfast table. There are also basic cooking and dining necessities provided, such as dishes, cookware, and a coffee maker stocked with coffee. There is a flat-screen TV with cable, as well as WiFi to keep you plugged in. The cabin is non-smoking and pets are welcome.
PRO Tip: Firewood is not provided for the fireplace, so those wanting to cozy up next to the heat should grab a bundle before reaching the cabin.
4. Ponderosa Mountain Home
Aptly named after the beautiful Ponderosa trees surrounding the property, this mountain cabin is 1,250 square feet and has three bedrooms and one bath. Built back in 1947 by an Evergreen pioneer, this cabin has an interesting history behind it. Guests will appreciate the easy half-mile walk to Evergreen Lake, where they can fish, boat, or even ice-skate during the winter months.
The master suite features a cozy sitting room and a queen bed with an adjustable mattress to guarantee a restful night of sleep. The second bedroom has a full mattress and the third has a daybed with a trundle. The beautiful deck area is the perfect spot to catch the sunrise and sip a hot cup of coffee and spot some wildlife if you’re lucky. Head back inside to whip up a hearty breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen that includes a stove, oven, toaster, kettle, and a coffee grinder and maker.
PRO Tip: Dogs are allowed but they must remain leashed at all times when they’re outside. This is to protect your pup, as well as the wildlife that frequents the area.
5. Mountain Retreat Cabin
Retreat to the mountains with this stunning cabin featuring a wraparound deck and modern amenities to make you feel at home. Built over a detached garage, this two-story suite feels spacious and has plenty of natural light that enters from the large windows. Guests won’t be able to get enough of their private view of the Rocky Mountains, as well as the many species of wildlife that like to visit including elk, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and woodland deer.
Those bringing children along for the adventure will be pleased to find board games, books, and children’s toys available. This thoughtful touch ensures that everyone has a memorable time. There are many hiking and biking trails in the nearby area, making this cabin the perfect base camp for an outdoor-centric vacation for those who want to take advantage of the fresh mountain air.
PRO Tip: The hosts are happy to accommodate luggage drop-off for guests who are traveling via plane and need a place to set their bags before check-in time.
6. Mountain Treehouse Cabin
Nothing makes adults feel like children again than a treehouse cabin in the woods. This secluded spot is surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest, which provides privacy from neighbors and the perfect cover for the elk and deer who like to wander the area. Guests can perch on the upper deck at the outdoor dining setup or head downstairs to nap in the hammock.
Several additions to this cabin give it a high-end feel, such as a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that invite plenty of natural light in. The kitchen has a farmhouse-style sink with a two-burner stove and an oven. Take a quick trip down the road to Mount Falcon Park or Parmalee Park or go whitewater rafting in nearby Morrison for an adrenaline rush.
PRO Tip: If you’re planning your stay for the winter months, pack your skis! Nearby ski areas include Echo Mountain, Eldora, and Loveland.
7. Newly Updated Western Cabin
Listed at a whopping 1,800 square feet, this updated cabin has three bedrooms and two baths, making it the perfect spot for a small family gathering or a reunion base camp for friends. Located in the mountains of Golden, guests will have easy access to both Denver and Boulder, as well as a multitude of Colorado’s mountain towns. The location feels quiet and serene, while still allowing for convenient access to local coffee shops and restaurants in town.
Whether you’re looking forward to barbecuing on the deck or firing up the wood-burning stove, this cabin provides everything you need for a relaxing and eventful stay. Games, books, videos, foosball, and even snowshoes are available for guests to ensure their time is enjoyable. The vaulted ceilings and skylights allow daylight into the cabin, though you may not find yourself staying inside much.
PRO Tip: The hosts have set a three-night minimum stay, though this can be worked around if the gap between other stays is two days or less.
8. Upscale Mountain Cabin
This authentic Colorado cabin getaway is located on four acres of property, with unforgettable views at every turn. Guests will particularly enjoy the stunning picture of the snow-capped Continental Divide mountains from the window. With 1,200 square feet and two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this cabin has plenty of room to spread out and provide everyone with their space. There is even a 300-square-foot loft area that’s accessible by ladder and which has two queen beds and a writing desk.
Lean back in an Adirondack lounge chair while you’re grilling dinner or keeping toasty by the gas fire pit. If you listen closely, you may even hear the sound of a nearby stream running from April-August. Guests should keep in mind that cell signal can be spotty, though WiFi is provided, as well as a 4K TV for movie night. A stone wood fireplace keeps the interior comfortably warm during the winter and the full-size kitchen is kept stocked for guests who want to practice their gourmet chef skills.
PRO Tip: Though this cabin is rated as being able to sleep up to eight guests, there is a local maximum overnight occupancy limit of four. Keep this in mind as you’re booking your getaway.
9. Meadow Haven Cabin
Those looking for a vacation cabin fit for a family will be impressed with the 1,820 square feet interior space with three beds and two baths. The cabin sleeps six comfortably with an open layout plan that emphasizes natural light. Not only does the rental feature a master balcony, but it also has two decks and a patio. While natural fires are not allowed in the area, there is a grill on the deck as well as a propane fire pit that guests can light to stay warm during the colder evenings.
Don’t be surprised if you forget to use electronics all day, despite the cabin being equipped with 100+ Mbps WiFi. With so many outdoor activities available nearby, Instagram and Facebook quickly become an afterthought. The group can decide between horseback riding, fishing, cycling, hiking, kayaking, climbing, or even a leisurely bird-walking loop. There is also some of Colorado’s finest skiing (Loveland Pass, Winterpark, and Breckenridge) within a 2-hour drive.
PRO Tip: The cabin has water sports gear, such as stand-up paddle boards, that are available to rent. Let the hosts know ahead of time and they will be provided for use.
10. Treehouse Cabin
Getaway into the treetops in this Evergreen treehouse cabin. With 730 square feet, this rustic modern rental has more than enough space to accommodate a couple or a family of three. There are over 15 miles of hiking trails at the nearby Three Sisters Park, a popular spot for locals. After a long day on the trail, take a warm shower in the remodeled bathroom and head next door to the licensed massage therapist’s studio to book a deep tissue or hot stone massage.
Once you’re in for the night, turn on your favorite Netflix show on the 43″ smart TV. The next morning, wake up early with a cup of coffee from the Nespresso machine and sit on the elevated deck while you watch in awe of the alpenglow sunrise. Don’t be surprised if you find it difficult to return to the hustle and bustle of Denver, not to mention the traffic.
PRO Tip: There is a Murphy wall bed that can be unlocked and prepared for a $50 fee if an additional sleeping area is needed.
11. Modern Log Cabin
Though this log cabin was built in the 70s, it has been thoughtfully renovated to feature modern amenities that will allow guests to experience the comforts of home in a scenic natural environment. With 1,450 square feet of livable space and three beds and two baths, the cabin can comfortably sleep six on a king, queen, and full bunk bed. There is also a spa whirlpool hot tub outside that is heated with jets and a drink table, so you can enjoy an evening cocktail and relax muscles tired from exploring the local hike and bike trails.
As you’re drinking your morning caffeine from the coffee and tea bar, keep a close eye on the mountain vista for deer, birds, and chipmunks who may want to say hi. It’s also suggested that food and trash are picked up promptly to avoid any potentially not-so-friendly encounters with bears or mountain lions. The outdoor dining arrangement has a grill and a covered seating area, allowing guests to drive to the nearby grocery store and pick up ingredients for a barbecue dinner.
PRO Tip: Cell service can be spotty in the mountains. Plan to unplug and unwind on your weekend getaway and pack your favorite games, DVDs, and books.