Imagine your own private cabin in the Rockies. Pine boughs brush against the windows, hot chocolate warms on the stove, and the heat from a wood-fired furnace melts snow off a few pairs of skis or snowshoes. Sounds nice, right?
Of course it does, you say. So does a yacht trip in the Aegean Sea. Or a live-in private chef. Or 3D movie tickets. The good life is expensive, you say. But it doesn’t have to be. Read on to see three affordable Colorado rental cabins.
Grand Lake Cabin: $295/night
Go ahead—get the band back together. Just a two-hour drive from Denver, this three-bedroom cabin can sleep them all. The cabin is on seven acres, and has a hot tub, game room, outdoor fireplace, and a view of Shadow Mountain Lake.
It’s also a ten-minute drive away from the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, and 20 minutes away from Granby Ranch, where you can snowboard or ski to your heart’s content (opens Dec. 11).
If you go: The cabin rents for $250–$295/night, with a three-night minimum stay. No pets are allowed. Click the link below to book online or to learn more.
Deer Creek Cabin: $150/night
With a homey, modern interior, tons of wildlife hanging out nearby, and an outdoor hot tub with a killer mountain view, this mid-sized two-bedroom cabin is perfect for vacationers on a budget.
Just 45 minutes from Denver in the Pike National Forest, the cabin is a stone’s throw from some great hiking and/or snowshoeing. We recommend the Rosalie Trail, Tanglewood Trail, and Meridian Trail, each just minutes from the front door.
If you go: The cabin rents for $150/night for two people with a two-night minimum stay. Additional renters are $35 apiece. Pets are allowed. Click the link below to book online or to learn more.
Little Rocky Mountain: $195/night
Some of you need to just get a room. There—we said it. And we’ve even got a place in mind. Just two hours from downtown Denver, this cozy honeymooners’ cabin is tucked away in 35 acres of Southern Colorado forest.
The cabin’s covered back deck features a gas grill, a hot tub, and an amazing view of Pikes Peak, and the inside is complete with a gas fireplace and a king-size bed. And for those couples who manage to get out the front door during their stay, the cabin is just six miles away from the trails of Mueller State Park.
If you go: The cabin rents for $175-$195 a night for two people with a two night minimum stay. Pets are not allowed. Click the link below to book online or learn more.
Contributed by Molly McCowan.