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The Rocky Mountains run through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, providing breathtaking scenery and a wealth of outdoor adventures. If you’re planning a trip to the Rockies, make the most of those breathtaking views while you’re there by staying in a vacation rental that provides some of the dreamiest. These are some of the top options you’ll find, all sure to make for an unforgettable stay.
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This gorgeous lodge is ideal for a large group, accommodating up to 20 in six bedrooms plus a bunk room. Located in Island Park, it’s less than 18 miles from Yellowstone with a wealth of outdoor adventures that can be enjoyed year-round just out your door. In fact, it sits above Henry’s Lake, globally renowned for its trout with some of the largest in the country. It’s surrounded by the Centennial and Gallatin Mountain ranges, bordered by the Targhee National Forest with abundant wildlife to watch for, including deer, elk, moose, eagles, and even the occasional bear. Spread over three levels, you’ll enjoy a long list of amenities from a 74″ TV to a state-of-the-art kitchen and a fireplace.
Look forward to magnificent views of the Bridger Mountains and the Gallatin Range from the front porch of this cabin, the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee in the fresh mountain air. Just a little over 10 miles from Bozeman, it has a fully equipped kitchen for cooking your own meals, a wood-burning stove, along with access to a shared hot tub and two fire pits. Wi-Fi and a 32″ HDTV with Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video are included too.
This four-bedroom home sits on 2.3 acres and boasts incredible views of the jagged peaks of 14er mountains near Turquoise Lake and historic Leadville, with access to a wealth of hiking trails nearby. It features over 2,600 square feet and includes a fireplace, two large flat-screen Smart 4K TVs with Blu-ray/DVD players and a collection of movies, plus a third HDTV with video game consoles. There’s a covered front porch, gas grill, and space for alfresco dining with views of Mount Massive and Mount Elbert.
Located in Tom Miner Basin, Montana, only 30 minutes from Yellowstone’s northern entrance, this historic stone schoolhouse boasts breathtaking mountain views among total serenity, accessed by a 5.5-mile drive on a well-maintained dirt road. You’ll have lots of privacy and a wealth of outdoor adventures at your doorstep, including cross-country skiing, hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. Bison sightings are frequent, and both moose and bears are in the area too. In any season, the nearby hot springs are ideal for a relaxing soak afterward. This is the place to disconnect from those electronic devices and just enjoy nature as there is no Wi-Fi or TV, but you will have a full kitchen.
Enjoy incredible mountain, sunrise and sunset views along with easy access to miles and miles of scenic trails from the Western Saloon. Located in Teton Valley on a 10-acre property with a creek running through, it accommodates four with one bedroom with a queen bed plus a pull-out sofa. It includes a fireplace, pool table, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen with special extras provided like local beers waiting in the fridge. Outside, you’ll have a saltwater hot tub and a fire pit ideal for gathering under the dark starry skies.
For those who want to ski just steps from their door, this four-bedroom cabin is within walking distance of Jackson Hole Ski Resort and provides spectacular views of the slopes and Sleeping Indian Mountain. You’ll also have easy access to shopping and dining in Teton Village. It sleeps up to 12 in four bedrooms and comes with all the modern comforts, including Wi-Fi, cable TV, a wood-burning fireplace, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and even a hot tub for soaking with breathtaking mountain views.
Aspen is quintessential Rockies territory and this one-of-a-kind chalet provides uninterrupted panoramic views that stretch all the way to Mount Sopris. It sits on a 40-acre property along the west side of Buttermilk Mountain, one of the top ski mountains in the country, providing plenty of privacy and seclusion, surrounded by unspoiled nature. It includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six adults and two children. You’ll have multiple TVs with DVD players and Roku, a high-end kitchen and propane grill, a wood-burning fireplace, and a beautiful outdoor garden with a fireplace.
This cozy cabin offers gorgeous mountain views right in downtown Cooke City, just minutes from the north entrance of Yellowstone. It includes one bedroom, accommodating up to two, making it especially ideal for a couple’s stay. You’ll be just steps away from restaurants, gift shops, and more too. While you’re here, look forward to hanging out on the front deck while gazing out at Mount Republic and watching the bison wander by. It includes a full kitchen, a washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi and a TV.
This gorgeous log home sits at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley providing affordable luxury and lots of privacy. There are large picture windows in the living room, dining room, master bedroom and bunk room that all look out to the mountains so that view can be enjoyed anytime. The master bathroom is especially impressive, with a jetted tub with barn doors that open to the master bedroom, looking out toward the mountains too. It also includes handmade log beds and a large ironwood deck with picnic tables and benches. When you want to play, you’ll have easy access to a myriad of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, blue-ribbon fly fishing, white-water rafting, and much more.
This one-bedroom cabin for four is surrounded by magnificent wilderness with more wildlife than people around, including deer, elk, and hawks. It’s located near the town of Livingston which offers Old West-style saloons, restaurants, art galleries and museums, while Yellowstone National Park is just an hour’s drive away. Enjoy the stunning Rockies’ views while cooking out on a Weber gas grill or sitting around the outdoor fire pit. Indoors you’ll have a river rock fireplace, satellite TV, a washer/dryer, and a very well-stocked kitchen complete with a full spice rack, olive oils, vinegar, and pancake mix.
Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies’ Wyoming Range, a remote area about 90 minutes from Grand Teton National Park, this one-bedroom cabin accommodates up to four. You’ll have the Bridger-Teton National Forest right out your door from this 15-acre property. Hiking and horseback riding trails, blue-ribbon fly fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more are all easily accessed depending on the season. It includes a TV with a DVD player for movie nights, a wood stove fireplace to cozy up to, and a well-equipped kitchen with lots of extras like a juicing machine, electric griddle, and a George Foreman grill. With no Wi-Fi, it’s the ultimate peaceful getaway in the wilderness.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the ‘Triangle Cabin’ is ideal. Just 90 minutes from Denver, you’ll have spectacular panoramic views of the Rockies near the towns of South Park and Fairplay. It accommodates up to four with one bedroom that includes a queen-size bed and a sofabed in the living room. Enjoy soaking in your own private hot tub, hiking the Colorado trail nearby, and all the modern comforts, including a full kitchen and reliable Wi-Fi.
Located in Ouray in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, an area that’s often referred to as the “Switzerland of America,” this charming two-bedroom Victorian sleeps up to four guests and provides amazing views in every direction. Enjoy easy access to all sorts of recreation in the surrounding mountains and cliffs, including hiking, climbing and mountain biking during the summer, and ice climbing in the winter. The town is famous for its hot springs that provide the perfect spot for soothing sore muscles afterward. The home includes a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, a SmartTV, and a washer/dryer.