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Estes Park is a mountain village just 90 minutes from Denver. In addition to a cute downtown area, dramatic scenery and multitude of wildlife sightings, the family-friendly Colorado destination is known for being one of the gateways into Rocky Mountain National Park. Cabins aren’t hard to come by in Estes Park, and some are rich with history and structural “bones” from the 1800s. From some of the abodes, the National Park can be reached via hiking trail, and from there, a vast land of exploration awaits. These are our top cabin picks in Estes Park.
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The massive cabin backs right up to the stunning Estes Lake, and there’s plenty of outdoor lounging space to enjoy it from. On either the covered or open porches, some of the best parts of the area can be appreciated, unfiltered. Inside is nothing short of lavish, with detailed kitchen accents, Scandinavian wood floors and dramatic stone fireplaces.
Contemporary meets rustic within this newer cabin, located within a luxury community on Lake Estes. Landscaped meticulously, the views from the outdoor jacuzzi are serene. A fireplace also warms the outdoor lounging space. Inside is crisp and airy, with tons of light just pouring in through oversized windows.
If you wanted that true cabin feel, you’ve got it. This precious structure was built in the 1800s, among some of the earliest neighborhoods of Estes Park. So much of the old charm remains through gorgeous wood grain and a stone fireplace, but guests won’t miss out on modern amenities, and a perfectly positioned hot tub.
Priced well under $200, guests can experience privacy at an affordable price while in one of the prettiest areas in America. The studio layout isn’t missing anything, so you can cook or make the short trek downtown. Amongst all the nature, the porch is a pleasant place to start every day.
There’s a reason this humble alpine hut rates at almost five stars on Airbnb—it’s, quaint, cozy, clean and just all around a solid option when wanting to be near all the attractions. Perfect for a vacationing couple, the aesthetic is rustic and welcoming. Touches like snacks and a hot tub are just the icing on the cake.
The Birdhouse Cabin is a part of a well-equipped resort in Estes Park. Probably the best part is the riverside location, which is not only super gorgeous but great for those wanting to spend a little time casting a line and catching some fishies.
It’s hard to believe this sleek cabin was built in the early 1900s. Everything has been elegantly remodeled, while a lot of those woodsy touches still remain, keeping it true to other historic cabins in the area. Guests will have easy hiking access into Rocky Mountain National Park, so just leave the car in the driveway and disconnected for the week.
There’s an air hockey table in the living space—sold yet? The kids might be. Bunk beds and three bedrooms mean there is plenty of space for a family, and no stairs make things a bit safer for itty bitty ones. A bright spa-like bathroom and washer and dryer are things that might be more enticing to parents. All around, it’s a convenient and beautiful cabin pick.
While feeling a world away from it all, this home is still within a fairly close distance of downtown. But you can have the seclusion and convenience when staying here while appreciating the details of the historic dwelling. Warm by the fireplace, read a book in the sunroom and drift away to dreamland in the fairytale retreat.
A log construction embodies everything “cabin”, but here you will find all expectations to be elevated. The home is huge but has a maximum occupancy of 10. And everything just feels luxurious, from the expansive kitchen to the intricately tiled bathrooms. It’s a true work of art that still pays tribute to the surroundings.
Inside is so breathable and modern, and the outdoor spaces are just an extension of the “wow” factor. Dine outside under an adorable covering, or soak in the quiet while on the porch. And yes, like many of our cabin picks in Estes Park, there is a hot tub to relax in after a full day of hiking.
Sometimes simplicity is what travelers are searching for, and at the same resort as one of our other picks, you’ll find this humble little accommodation, suitable for couples, which the name suggests. Inside is very woodsy and natural, and meals can also be prepared outside via grill. It’s your perfectly petite forest paradise.
This log cabin has oodles of charm. Having been built years ago, the craftsmanship is notable. From the wood floors, red countertop, to the toasty fireplace, guests can feel completely relaxed and at home in the precious cabin.
Mountains surround the cabin making the abode look like a painting from far away. And those views are followed by easy river and park access—consider this your home base to all things outdoor fun. Inside is clean cut with an aesthetic that could be either cabin or cottage. But those mountain glimpses will be that one thing guests can’t stop dreaming about.