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Sometimes small and rustic can make for the perfect cabin stay, but if you want the feel of a cabin with plenty of luxuries, you’ll find many outstanding options in Colorado. There’s a good chance you’ll be surrounded by the state’s dramatic Rocky Mountain peaks while enjoying lots of upscale amenities like hot tubs and fireplaces. From rentals that are just a short drive from Denver to those that are in the heart of the Rockies, you’re sure to find the perfect place on this list.
This luxurious four-bedroom log home sleeps up to 11 and will put you in one of the most beautiful towns in Colorado, if not the entire country. Located in the residential Lodges on Sundance Association in Telluride’s Upper Mountain Village, it’s close to the free gondola that will bring you into the town or the base of Mountain Village while providing private ski-in/ski-out access. While you’re here, enjoy spectacular views of San Sophia Ridge, cookouts on the deck with a gas grill, and sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace.
Tranquil seclusion is guaranteed at this mountain retreat, a 54-acre property with a luxurious log cabin for two. A honeymooner’s delight, it’s ideal for a romantic escape – you’ll even have two hot tubs, one outdoors and one indoors. Just a few of the other impressive perks include a full-size theater and fully equipped kitchen, both with mountain views, plush Turkish robes, a BBQ grill for cooking out, and a fire pit for enjoying each other’s company beneath the canopy of stars.
A luxurious three-bedroom, three-story log cabin, Grinning Bear accommodates up to 10 and features a wrap-around deck and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the Mosquito Mountain Range. There’s a fire pit that faces the south for breathtaking mountain views, and after dark, you’ll enjoy the brilliant starry night’s sky. In the walk-out basement, you’ll find a pool table, foosball, flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and games for kids. The living area has a flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray player and a wood-burning stove.
Set within an upscale residential-resort community at Lake Estes, this cabin offers two bedrooms, both master suites, to accommodate up to six comfortably. Although a maximum of eight guests are welcome to stay. It offers easy access to a four-mile path that circles the lake – after a stroll, enjoy hanging out on the patio which has a stone fireplace and a seven-person hot tub. Look forward to taking in incredible views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park from floor-to-ceiling windows and sipping wine next to the 25-foot-tall fireplace in the living area. You’ll have a well-stocked kitchen, dining area, and BBQ grill too.
This secluded cabin is far from the crowds yet less than a half-hour’s drive from all of the attractions of Breckenridge, including the Breckenridge Ski Resort. It’s also close to some of the most scenic hiking trails in the area. A classic three-bedroom cabin, it’s an ideal place to relax and recharge, complete with a large deck with breathtaking views of Mount Lincoln and the Mosquito Range. You’ll have two idyllic places to soak as well, a hot tub and a jetted Roman tub. Other features include radiant floor heating, a wood stove, three flat-screen TVs, a washer/dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen.
At this luxurious home, you’ll be able to enjoy a soundtrack of the Roaring Fork River, including while soaking in the hot tub that overlooks it. The six-bedroom, 4,700-square-foot home also has a separate detached apartment, accommodating up to a total of 18 guests. It sits on a secluded 1.5-acre lot central to both the famous hot springs in Glenwood Springs and the skiing and boarding in the Aspen/Snowmass area. It features two kitchens and two living spaces that make it easy to entertain. While you’re likely to spend much of your time outdoors, there are multiple Smart TVs with cable channels too.
A six-bedroom home on 13 acres of forested land, this luxurious home sleeps up to 11 and provides easy access to the towns of Fairplay, Buena Vista, and Hartsel. There’s a fire pit where you can enjoy picturesque views by day and stargazing after dark along with many desirable features inside. The basement includes a wood-burning stove and you’ll have a spacious kitchen that makes it easy to prepare meals for a large group too.
Sleeping up to 11 in three bedrooms with seven beds, this popular Colorado vacation rental is just a mile from Mueller State Park and its scenic hiking trails. It’s also just a 20-minute drive to Cripple Creek. It sits high atop a hill on the slopes of Pike’s Peak, providing spectacular views from the deck and living room. Look forward to many luxurious features, including a large walk-out concrete patio with a large hot tub, a small pool table, and multiple big-screen TVs.
One of the most memorable stays is practically guaranteed at this beautiful timber frame chalet-style cabin that sits on a 38-acre yak ranch. Enjoy a secluded location with unobstructed views that include the Continental Divide, yet it’s just 13 minutes to Nederland and within 35 minutes of downtown Boulder. It’s so incredibly peaceful with no neighbors nearby, other than the four-legged kind. The only sounds you’re likely to hear are the rustling of the leaves in the wind. The owner raises Tibetan yaks on the property, and if he’s around, he might bring you to meet them. You’ll also have extensive decking for relaxing with a view, cookouts on the grill, and a hot tub for soaking under the stars. The home is solar-powered and includes notable features like in-floor radiant heating, a very well-stocked kitchen, and a master bedroom with a jacuzzi tub.
This remote three-bedroom cabin in the mountains near Fairplay sits on 23 acres which borders a fishing creek while national forest is on two sides. There’s a large pond with spectacular views of the mountain peak and an expansive covered deck wrapping around three sides. The setting is so impressive, its beauty even called JonZ and Enrique Iglesias to film their music video here. It’s pet-friendly and accommodates up to eight with numerous features like a fireplace, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and laundry facilities.
A four-bedroom home for up to 10, this one is magazine cover worthy. Close to hiking trails and skiing at multiple resorts, such as Keystone, Breckenridge, and Arapahoe Basin, it has a fantastic Scandinavian vibe along with an outdoor hot tub and stone fire pit. Enjoy stunning mountain views, a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, four flat-screen TVs, laundry facilities, and more.
Nestled on the west side of Buttermilk Mountain, one of the top ski mountains in the country, this Aspen artists’ chalet sits on 40 private acres surrounded by natural beauty. You’ll enjoy panoramic views that stretch all the way to Mount Sopris, a large wood-burning fireplace, a high-end kitchen, and access to a greenhouse where you can even harvest whatever is growing during the season. There are three bedrooms, all of which have their own bathrooms, to accommodate up to eight.