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6 Rustic Cabins Near Denver, Colorado

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If you’re planning on visiting Denver, then you might picture yourself relaxing on the porch of a little mountain cabin with a babbling creek rolling by. After all, Colorado is known for its mountain scenery; you can see peaks everywhere you look from the city.

However, you won’t find many cabins in Denver, Colorado. You’re more likely to find apartments, hotels, condos, and other similar rental properties if you plan on staying within the city limits during your stay.

Fortunately, however, you can find cabins near Denver that meet your desires and expectations for your cozy getaway. There are lots of places that rent cozy cabins that are less than an hour from Denver and there are plenty of vacation rentals in the area that will also match your dream.

In any of them, you can enjoy incredible views of the Rocky Mountains while also being close enough to enjoy all the wonderful things that Denver has to offer. Read on to learn about some of these Denver cabin rentals, and start planning the perfect visit to this exciting yet relaxing metropolitan area today.

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Cabin Information

Cabin Name Location Maximum Occupancy Average Rating Price Per Night
Colorado Bear Creek Cabins Evergreen 3-8 4.7/5 $200-500
The Cabins at Country Road Evergreen 2-4 4.7/5 $275
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Cabins Golden 6 4.8/5 $90
The Colorado Chautauqua Boulder 1-16 4.8/5 $194-350
Tyrolean Lodge Golden 4 9.8/10 $500
Upscale Mountain TreeHouse Indian Hills 5 10/10 $209

Colorado Rental Cabins Near Denver

1. Colorado Bear Creek Cabins

Colorado Bear Creek Cabins near Denver in Evergreen, Colorado
Colorado Bear Creek Cabins / Booking.com

Some of the nicest and most well-rated cabins near Denver can be found at Colorado Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen. These cabins are 30 minutes from downtown Denver and on the absolutely beautiful Bear Creek.

There are eight cabins here at this family-owned and operated property. Each comes with kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, coffee, and flat-screen televisions. They also all have barbecue grills and seating areas on the river shore.

You’ll love spending a night or more in your cozy creekside cabin while still being close enough to Denver to dine at a restaurant, see a concert, or explore a museum for the day.

2. The Cabins at Country Road

The Cabins at Country Road in Evergreen, Colorado
Management / TripAdvisor

Alternatively, you might consider staying at The Cabins at Country Road, which is also in Evergreen, and is also on Bear Creek. If you’re looking for a more luxury cabin rental, then this might be the place for you.

You’ll also find eight cabins at this property, each of which bearing a cute name like “The Owl’s Nest,” “The Bootlegger Barn,” and “The Dreamcatcher Cabin.” All cabins have barbecue grills, full kitchens, comfortable furniture, and relaxing, quiet spaces where you can feel like you’ve managed to get away from it all.

Most cabins sleep just two guests, but two of them have room for four. Each cozy cabin is an adventure of its own, and once you stay in one, you’ll want to try them all.

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3. Golden Gate Canyon State Park Cabins

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Cabins in
Christy Articola / ViaTravelers

If you’re looking for a more adventurous and rustic experience, you might enjoy the cabins in Golden Gate Canyon State Park’s Reverend’s Ridge Campground. There are five of them, plus two yurts, and you’ll reserve them through the park’s camping reservation system.

Each of these accommodations sleeps up to six guests, and some are pet-friendly. The park is about 45 minutes from Denver. These cabins are small and a bit spartan but are also cute and comfortable, and they are available year-round, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking to unplug.

Each cabin and yurt has electricity and heat but no water or bathroom; you’ll have to walk to the nearby visitor’s center when needed. You can cook on the fire pits or barbecue grills outside. At night, it’s silent, and you’ll love looking up at a sea of stars above.

I’m personally a huge fan of these cabins. They’re simple but affordable, and there are lots of outdoor adventures to enjoy nearby.

We rent one every year for Thanksgiving, and there’s nothing more rewarding than enjoying a turkey breast and a variety of sides that you made yourself over an open fire. I highly recommend it!

4. The Colorado Chautauqua

Colorado Chautauqua: Lodging
Management / TripAdvisor

The Chautauqua Movement was an adult education and cultural movement that peaked in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Part of this movement involved the construction of communities where people could go to enjoy music, lectures, performances, and camaraderie with other progressive thinkers of the time.

Few of these communities remain today, but one still exists in Boulder. While in the past, people would visit these communities for months at a time, today, The Colorado Chautauqua offers rental cabins for shorter periods.

The cabins and cottages at The Colorado Chautauqua were all constructed between 1899 and 1954, and each one is unique. Among them, you’ll find a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom options, as well as the Missions House lodge, which has eight bedrooms for large groups.

You won’t find televisions or telephones in any of them, although there is free WiFi throughout the park. They’re all adjacent to nearby hiking trails near Boulder’s famous Flat Irons, and all the exciting city of Boulder has to offer. You’ll also be within reasonable driving distance of Denver and beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.

Further, The Colorado Chautauqua offers year-round cultural programming, a general store, and a dining hall, even though all the cabins have kitchens if you’d rather cook yourself. The mountain views are incredible from anywhere in the park, and pets are welcome in most cabins, too.

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5. Tyrolean Lodge

Tyrolean Lodge exterior
Tyrolean Lodge / VRBO

This mountain cabin in Golden, Colorado, is just a hop, skip, and jump from Denver, and it’s simply lovely. This modern, luxury spin on a traditional Tyrolean log cabin is to die for.

This two-bedroom cabin sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and has one bathroom. Plus it has a fully equipped kitchen, two smart TVs, a wood-burning fireplace, a bathroom with a claw foot tub and separate shower, and a new hot tub for you and your companions to enjoy during your stay.

You’ll be within driving distance of Eldora Ski Area, a huge draw. The towns of Nederland, Black Hawk, Boulder, Golden, and Denver are nearby, plus plenty of hiking, biking, rock climbing, and other winter sports opportunities.

After all of that, you’ll love relaxing in your private hot tub and reflecting on your incredible day. This spot is perfect for a weekend getaway or longer.

6. Upscale Mountain Treehouse/Fire Pit & Hot Tub

Upscale Mountain Treehouse exterior at night in Colorado
Upscale Mountain Treehouse / VRBO

You’ll be amazed by this incredible cabin in the mountains in Indian Hills, Colorado. This home seems like a million miles from everything, yet it’s surprisingly close to Denver.

You can be downtown from it in less than 30 minutes. It sleeps five guests in two bedrooms and has lots of comfortable, shared spaces for your group to spread out, relax, and socialize with one another.

This cabin is considered a treehouse, although trees do not support it; it is elevated. You’ll find a hot tub, a gas fire pit, and hammocks on the lower level.

The upper deck has space for outdoor dining and seating, too. Inside, you’ll find a lovely kitchen, an updated bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a fantastic rainfall showerhead.

In addition to the good eats in Denver, this cabin is even closer to a number of excellent local restaurants and parks full of hiking trails, and if you stay here, you’ll be mere minutes from Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, too.

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FAQs

What should I take into account when choosing a cabin?

When looking for a cabin to rent anywhere, remember that “cabin” can mean a wide range of things. Some cabins are very basic and don’t even have electricity or water.

Others are upscale homes that have even more amenities than your residence. Make sure you read all the details in each description to ensure you have no surprises when you arrive.

What is the best time of year to book a cabin near Denver?

Any time of year is great for booking a cabin near Denver! Colorado is beautiful year-round, and there’s nothing like spending an evening on a cabin’s porch in the summer or near a roaring fire inside a cozy cabin in the winter. Springtime is a great time to get into the great outdoors, and you’ll love Colorado’s fall foliage during the autumn season.

What tourist spots can I access when staying in a cabin in Denver?

All of the above cabins are within an hour of Denver, and some are far closer to the city. As long as you have a car, you’ll be able to access all of the area’s attractions when staying in any of these accommodation options.

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