Top 17 Most Romantic Cabin Rentals in Estes Park, Colorado
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Just a little over an hour’s drive from Denver, Estes Park is a gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, providing an ideal base for exploring the miles of hiking trails that bring views of stunning mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, streams and abundant wildlife. It also offers plenty of its own with golf courses, an aerial tram that runs to the summit of Prospect Mountain for views over the valley, and streets lined with galleries, shops, and restaurants. If you’re looking for a romantic stay, you can’t beat these cabin rentals in Estes Park with plenty of ways to turn up the romance like bubbling Jacuzzis and cozy fireplaces – they even make for the ultimate honeymooners’ retreat.
This peaceful cabin is ideally located about midway between the park and downtown Estes Park, close enough to enjoy the sounds of Fall River down the hill. It enjoys a serene setting that includes dazzling views of Deer Mountain from the private patio where you can also watch for deer, elk, big-horn sheep, bobcats, and the occasional bear that wanders through. The patio has a private full-size hot tub, gas grill, and furnishings for alfresco dining, the perfect place for sipping wine while watching the sunset followed by a brilliant night’s sky too. Inside you’ll have a large HD TV that sits over a wood-burning fireplace and an upscale kitchen with a dishwasher and all the essentials.
Located in the Mountain Village at Lakes Estes area, you’ll be just a few minutes from the lake’s edge and a 4-mile walking path that circles the lake by renting this cabin. It features windows that showcase dramatic Rocky Mountain views as well as a balcony, a living area with a 25-foot-tall fireplace, as well as a patio with a large Jacuzzi and another fireplace. You’ll have a washer/dryer, a kitchen with all you need to make your own meals and a BBQ grill for cookouts, although it’s easy to reach downtown when you want to dine out, just a 15-minute walk away.
Sure to inspire romance, as the name belies, this is a cozy waterfront cabin and it sits right along Fall River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park while downtown Estes Park is just four miles away. You’ll have easy access to hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more during the warmer months while the winter is popular for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The cabin boasts breathtaking views of the mountains, a deck with a hot tub, and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace. You’ll have a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and a BBQ grill, a washer/dryer, and board games too.
If you want to be close to downtown and just a short drive from Rocky Mountain National Park, this historic cabin is ideal. You can start your day by sipping coffee on the wraparound deck while enjoying the view of Lumpy Ridge and end it with a soak in the hot tub beneath a canopy of stars. While the cabin dates back to the late 1800s, you’ll have all the modern comforts, including a full kitchen, an electric fireplace, a Smart TV for streaming with your own accounts and an ultra-comfy bed.
The ‘Bears Den’ is a log cabin with breathtaking uninterrupted views of Lake Estes and the Rocky Mountains. It includes a large Jacuzzi and an intimate 25-foot-tall fireplace to curl up to. On the second-floor private deck, you’ll be able to watch the sunset behind the mountains and then gaze up at the stars. It also features a state-of-the-art kitchen, a BBQ grill, and a patio with another fireplace. Multiple flat-screen TVs are included too.
‘Lumpy Ridge Retreat’ boasts a spectacular setting among huge boulders, surrounded by breathtaking views that include Long’s Peak, close to the Gem Lake/Lumpy Ridge trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. Those views can be enjoyed from four outdoor living spaces, including furnished gazebos, one built right into the boulders that include a patio dining set and a grill. There’s also a private hot tub under the open sky for soaking while you watch for shooting stars. Plenty of luxuries can be found inside, including Smart TVs, a DVD player and video library, and a master bedroom with a king-size bed, TV, gas fireplace, a full bathroom with a jetted tub, and a private deck.
The Whispering Pines Cabin checks all the boxes, complete with a fireplace, hot tub, and a secluded feel that makes it seem as if you’re worlds away from anyone else yet it’s not far from downtown, just a half-mile away. It’s right across the road from the Big Thompson River and the entrance to the national park can be reached with a 5-minute drive, making it easy to enjoy hikes to waterfalls, wildlife watching, and more. Built in 1922, it’s been lovingly restored with modern amenities while still retaining historic character.
This comfortable cabin close to downtown and the park sits on a half-acre property and includes a large hot tub perfectly positioned under the wide-open Rocky Mountain sky. Enjoy relaxing together on the wrap-around covered deck while you gaze out at the awe-inspiring views and watch for the elk and deer that frequently visit the property. You’ll have views from every room inside too. The cabin includes multiple satellite TVs, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
Set on 2.5 acres, the Longs Peak Vista Cabin offers privacy and seclusion combined with one of the best views of Longs Peak you’ll find anywhere. It’s just four miles from the center or town and seven miles from the national park entrance, providing easy access to fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and winter snowshoeing. The homeowner is a park ranger and will be happy to provide tips so that you can make the most of your time here. After a day of play watch the sun go down while unwinding on the deck followed by fantastic stargazing. Inside, you’ll have a satellite TV, a large fully-equipped kitchen and a fireplace.
Tucked into the mountains between Estes Park and the small town of Drake, Canyon Cabin is part of the boutique Field Guide Rocky Mountain Resort. It’s just four miles from downtown Estes Park and sits right alongside the Big Thompson River, with private riverfront for catch-and-release fishing. The property has shared fire pits for marshmallow roasting and you’ll have your own private deck and hot tub. It’s dog-friendly, with up to two canines allowed for an additional fee, and it also includes a grill, kitchen and spectacular canyon views.
This log cabin is located in a quiet residential community along the Fall River just a mile east of the national park’s Fall River entrance and two miles west of downtown. It was built in the late 1940s using logs from the Hidden Valley Ski Area, offering historic character and modern amenities. You’ll have a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a grill for cookouts, a Smart TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, and laundry facilities too. Plus, you’ll be in the perfect spot for wildlife watching with bighorn sheep and elk often visiting the property.
This cozy cabin sits right in the heart of Estes Park boasting views of Lumpy Ridge and the historic Stanely Hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.” You’ll be close to downtown but far enough to enjoy the private setting in a spot where wildlife often wanders, including elk, bears, foxes, and eagles. It has a private hot tub for a romantic soak, an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows under the stars, and all the essentials like a full kitchen and Wi-Fi.
Just a few miles from the park, this duplex cabin nestled in the woods comes with your own personal hot tub, with complimentary snowshoe rentals included during the winter. Downtown shopping and dining are just minutes away although you’ll have a kitchenette for whipping up your own basic meals too. It also includes a wood-burning fireplace, cable TV with free DVD movie rentals, and a propane grill.
The Exploration Cabin is an adorable retreat that will immerse you in nature, just a 2-minute walk from Riverside Park and the Estes Park town center, while Rocky Mountain National Park is only a couple of miles away. It’s nestled between the Big Thompson River and Little Prospect Mountain, surrounded by abundant wildlife, including eagles, elk, deer, bear, and moose. The host supplies hiking guides and adventure books to help you plan the day’s itinerary, plus you can even borrow fly-fishing gear. The cabin includes a full kitchen with condiments, tea and coffee, a grill, a Parlor gas stove, and a 4K 50″ Samsung UHD Smart TV.
This 1920s cabin sits along the river against a backdrop of the peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. It features fun vintage decor throughout but you won’t have to go without modern amenities. On the large deck that spans the back of the cabin, you’ll be able to relax while enjoying the sights and sounds of the river – it’s even possible to fish, with private river access and gear available. There’s a soothing hot tub, an outdoor fire pit, and an indoor electric fireplace for ambiance, along with an antique queen bed where you can fall asleep to the river that flows by.
Elk Haven Retreat is a mountain cabin with lots of luxuries, including enticing outdoor spaces like a private deck with a fire pit, hot tub, and patio furniture where you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery while enjoying opportunities to spot the local wildlife. It offers all the comforts of home, including strong Wi-Fi for streaming on the 56″ Smart TV, a DVD player, gas fireplaces, an air hockey table, books, and games. There’s even a washer and dryer, and a large and spacious luxury shower. Plus the kitchen is stocked with many of the basics like spices, condiments, and even flour for baking should the urge hit.
The aptly named Love Nest was designed for a romantic couples’ stay and sits right along the Big Thompson River between downtown and the park. Enjoy evenings by the cozy gas fireplace and relaxing in the indoor jetted bathtub with a fountain. As part of the Brynwood on the River resort, you’ll also have access to the property’s pool and hot tub.