Colorado Cabins

Charming and cost-effective or lavish and luxurious, Colorado vacation rentals suit all kind of travelers. Whether they're looking for a rustic getaway in the mountains or a royal retreat, Colorado cabins will provide so much more than a place to sleep.

As an added bonus for any history buffs, cabins allow visitors to connect with the world of cowboys, miners, and the Wild West in many places throughout the state. A variety of cabins in Colorado are located among the old mining towns, on ranches, and among the same wide-open frontiers that inspired the pioneers.

In Durango, a town founded when the railroad arrived a century ago, travelers have many choices for renting cabins in Colorado. This charming mountain community, surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, is the home of the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Once used to haul precious metals, the train now carries tourists through this scenic slice of the West. After riding the rails and exploring the town, visitors can retreat to their mountain lodging for a relaxing overnight. More than 900 campgrounds are found within a 40-mile radius of town, and many of the resorts also offer cabin rentals.

There are few better ways to connect with the Old West than joining in the work of a dude ranch. Visitors can channel their inner cowboys through horseback riding, chuck-wagon suppers, and hanging out with other cowpokes. At the end of the night, they can retire to their Colorado cabins to get a good night's rest before another full day of fun.

Outdoor types, drawn scenic vistas of towering mountains, rushing rapids, yawning canyons, and more will find cabins in Colorado near whichever landscape they'd like to visit. In every corner of the state and places in between, cabins rentals are readily available. Many of the national parks, including the Colorado National Monument, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Gunnison National Park are located within a few miles of cabins, cottages, campgrounds, and other vacation rentals.

The state park system is another place to look for Colorado cabins. More than 50 cabins and yurts are available in various state parks, offering everything from simple accommodations to luxury lodging. And with more than 4,000 campsites for tents and RVs, the state parks are an excellent choice for overnights without a premium price tag.

Boaters, anglers, and others who want to make reservations at Colorado lake cabins should consider Steamboat Lake State Park and Sylvan Lake State Park. These lakes are lined with cozy cabins, complete with heat, beds, and fantastic views.

It's not surprising that Colorado lake cabins are found throughout the aptly named Lake City. Travelers can enjoy the views of Lake San Cristobal, the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, and the Gunnison National Forest before settling in for the night. The variety of accommodations ranges from rustic log-hewn cabins to little bungalows and well-appointed lodges.

Just 100 miles outside of Denver on the Front Range, Grand Lake offers visitors an array of places to shop, enjoy the great outdoors, and find a relaxing getaway. Colorado lake cabins are clustered around Grand Lake and Sun Valley Lake in this region. An array of motels, resorts, and bed-and-breakfast inns are available as well.

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