Colorado Cabins for Winter

Colorado’s mountain cabins provide convenient access to the best winter outdoor activities and all the comforts of home, plus potential perks such as private hot tubs, hearty meals and one-of-a-kind Western hospitality.

Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Snow covered Royal Gorge cabins rising up from trees coated in snow
Royal Gorge Cabins in winter near Cañon City, Colorado

1. River Spruce CottagesEstes Park

Warm, fresh-baked breakfast treats like muffins or bread are delivered to guests every morning at River Spruce Cottages. These one- or two-bedroom cabins, located on the Big Thompson River, are just 10 minutes away from the attractions of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Bear's Den and Bear Pine Hollow cabins have fireplaces and hot tubs, while others boast fire rings and picnic tables. The rustic-looking wood furniture and the Colorado-animal-themed bedspreads will help you connect with your inner mountain dweller.

2. Peak-to-Peak Ranch HouseTabernash

Set a mile from its parent property — Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa — you’ll find all the perks of a resort with the privacy of a cabin at the rustic Peak-to-Peak Ranch House. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to award-winning Nordic trails in the serene wilderness, as well as a private deck with astounding views of snow-blanketed peaks. Ranch amenities include a hot tub, yoga classes, nightly fireside s’mores, a game room (with a bowling alley) and so much more. 

3. Vista Verde Guest RanchSteamboat Springs

Vista Verde Guest Ranch’s doting staff, “ranchy yet fancy" cuisine and customized excursions will forever change your views of cabin living. Situated in the Routt National Forest, Vista Verde’s three- to seven-night, all-inclusive vacations include lodging, grub (beer and wine, too!) and activities such as sleigh rides, snowshoeing, snow biking, snowmobiling, ice fishing, wine tasting and cooking classes. Enjoy the snow from your private outdoor hot tub or make the 45-minute trek to Steamboat Ski Resort.

4. Cabins at Country RoadEvergreen

After waking up to the sound of Bear Creek's winter flow trickling over frozen currents, take the short drive to Blackbird Cafe Mountain Brunch & Lunch or downtown's Wildflower Cafe to fuel up on breakfast burritos, tofu scrambles and eggs Benedicts. Take an 18-minute drive to soak in the grandeur of Red Rocks Amphitheater, the one-of-a-kind geologically formed, open-air theater, or make the 30-minute trip to Denver to delve into the sophisticated charms of the capital. No matter what agenda you select, one of Cabins at Country Roads’ cozy and immaculately decorated abodes await your return. The Bootleggers Barn, one of eight cabins, has a shower that backs to a wall of whiskey barrels, a private outdoor hot tub and courtyard, lead-pane, stained-glass windows and an open bedroom loft with a feather bed.

5. Royal Gorge Cabins, Cañon City

Bliss out on Colorado scenery at these cabins, where floor-to-ceiling windows make sure the snow-blanketed mountains are the backdrop for every activity — whether you’re sipping wine by the crackling fireplace or making a cup of tea in your favorite cozy pajamas. You might not ever want to leave these cabins, but when you do, you’re in for a treat of activities. The Royal Gorge is host to amazing hiking opportunities, as well as plenty of sweet biking trails. (Fat bikes will keep you rolling in the snow.) For an extra dose of magic, take a spin on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, which offers special dinner trains, murder mystery events and holiday rides. 

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