The Rocky Mountains in Colorado are the perfect place to stay in a cabin. Spend all day by the fire in winter or on the porch in summer. Or hit the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park and have a cozy and comfortable place to return to at the end of the day. Surrounded by towering mountains, often visited by wandering elk, and with easy access to the comforts of Estes Park, the cabins near Rocky Mountain National Park make the ideal place to stay on your Rockies vacation.
However, there are a lot of cabins in the Rocky Mountains to choose from and the choice can be overwhelming. Which is why we have carefully reviewed all of them and created a hand-picked shortlist for you to choose from. Here you will find the best Estes Park Colorado cabin rentals available.
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If you’d prefer to stay in a house or studio, we have a separate guide with all the best vacation rentals (that are not cabins) in and near Estes Park listed.
If you are traveling in winter, keep in mind that this area gets snow and most of the properties recommend that you have winter tires, chains or 4WD/AWD in order to access most of the cabins in Rocky Mountains, Colorado in winter weather.
Best Cabin Rentals in Estes Park, Colorado Comparison Guide
These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different cabins for rent in Estes Park, Colorado.
Cabins can vary in terms of their features, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between the different cabin rentals Estes Park Colorado offers, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.
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|Property||Photo||Type||Pets||Guests||Rating (/5)||Price & Availability|
|Hilltop Haven||Cabin||No||2||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Big Thompson Riverbank||Cabin||No||2||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|High Pines||Cabin||Yes||3||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Historic Hot Tub||Cabin||No||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Rockies Retreat||Cabin||No||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Musical Mountains||Cabin||No||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Pine View||Cabin||Yes||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Rocky Reach||Cabin||No||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Four Seasons||Cabin||Yes||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Deluxe Downtown||Cabin||No||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Beaver Meadows||Cabin||No||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Wildlife & Walking||Cabin||No||8||4.9||CHECK NOW|
Best Estes Park Cabins for Rent
Hilltop Haven for 2
Named ‘Alpenhaven’ by its owners, this cabin rental in the Estes Park area is the perfect couples’ Colorado getaway.
With a jetted hot tub and huge picture windows, the property is made for enjoying the surrounding scenery. Guests may well see local wildlife, too, including hummingbirds, squirrels, chipmunks, deer and elk. Occasionally a bear, coyote, bobcat or mountain lion may also be spotted.
This rustic retreat also features a memory foam bed, fireplace and outdoor swing seat to ensure this is one of the most comfortable and romantic cabins in Estes Park. Of all Rocky Mountain cabin rentals, this one really gives a sense of place.
Big Thompson Riverbank Cabin for 2
If you love to be close to the water as well as downtown amenities, then surely this is the pick of Estes Park cabin rentals for two. It is also ideal for nature lovers, due to the picturesque setting and local wildlife – guests can expect to spot hummingbirds, elk, chipmunks and deer. Rocky Mountain National Park cabins don’t come much closer than this, as the entrance is just a mile away from the site.
Shared with other cabins, this one includes access to facilities including hot tub, fire pits, BBQ grills and picnic tables. In the immediate area, this Estes Park cabin rental is convenient for hiking trails plus rock climbing and fishing areas.
High Pines Cabin for 3
Run by an Airbnb Superhost, this is one of the best cabins to rent in Estes Park. This highly rated duplex has a romantic ambience. It comes with one Queen and one sofa bed, so it’s ideal for a small family or couple.
Stay well connected at this pick of the cabins in Estes Park, CO with high-speed WiFi and flatscreen cable TV. Sociable singles or couples will also love the shared hot tub on site. If you love to get away from it all – yet require access to modern technology – then this property may just be ideal among Estes Park rentals for you.
Historic Hot Tub Cabin for 4
This is surely one of the most historic of all cabins in Estes Park with hot tubs. Dating from the late 19th century, the cabin has been fully modernized. It offers great views over Lumpy Ridge, and downtown and the famous Stanley Hotel are an easy downhill stroll away.
If you’re seeking cabin rentals in Estes Park, CO to accommodate a family of four, this one is ideal having a Queen bed plus two single sofa beds. Soaking in the hot tub or firing up the BBQ is a real treat after a day on the trails – especially with views like this.
Rockies Retreat Cabin for 4
At 800 square feet, this is one of the more spacious cabins for rent in Estes Park, CO that can accommodate four. Positioned in a quiet part of town, the property is within easy walking distance of the park, making this a great option among Rocky Mountain cabins for rent.
Pleasant outdoor living is made possible by the porches, backyard and fire pit. Inside, the cabin is ultra comfortable with stylish decor, fireplace and full kitchen.
Musical Mountains Cabin for 4
This property offers something a little different among Estes Park luxury cabins. The cheery yellow exterior is eye-catching, while inside it features a cool vibe. There are geometric prints, guitars hung on the walls, a piano and other instruments including ukelele, mandolin and bongo drums.
Man and Prospect Mountains can be seen from the deck, as well as downtown. Rental cabins in Estes Park, Colorado don’t come much more stylish and bohemian than this.
Pine View Cabin for 4
Are you looking for cabins for rent in Estes Park that are pet friendly? Then check out this property for four.
On the same site as High Pines, this one is a little more spacious. It also checks that ‘Estes Park cabin rentals with hot tub’ box as there is access to a shared one. Like High Pines, this one comes complete with fast WiFi and cable TV. There is also a kitchenette, cozy fireplace and private deck.
Rockies Reach Cabin for 4
This carriage house themed cabin is in a really peaceful spot. This is one of the closest Rocky Mountain Park cabins to the park, being within hiking distance. The stores, restaurants and other attractions of downtown are just a few minutes’ drive.
If you want cabins in Estes Park with a hot tub this one is also great, as it has its very own, solely for guests’ use. Flatscreen TVs, a full kitchen, outdoor BBQ and soaking tub are among the other amenities making this cabin stand out.
Four Seasons Cabin for 6
Suitable for all seasons, this Estes Park vacation rental has a huge deck for savoring those incomparable mountain sunsets. Positioned on a 2.5-acre site, this vacation cabin comes with a real feeling of space. Yet this is just four miles from downtown and seven from Rocky Mountain National Park.
Guests staying here can enjoy wildlife, hiking, horse riding and fishing, with snowshoeing and skiing available in winter. A fireplace and large kitchen offer great space for indoor relaxation, too.
Deluxe Downtown Cabin for 6
It’s a tall order, but for anyone seeking Estes Park cabins on the river with hot tubs this one checks all the boxes. As well as that hot tub, this newly renovated cabin has a gazebo and picnic area.
As it is right by the river, guests can also go fishing just 40 feet away. To top it all, this is one of the best places to stay in Estes Park, Colorado as it’s just two blocks from downtown.
This spacious cabin has a large 55-inch TV and some great lounging furniture, as well as a fireplace for cozy evenings in.
Beaver Meadows Cabin for 6
Completely remodeled in 2019, its proximity to the park makes this one of the top Rocky Mountain National Park cabin rentals. Choose to stay at this property close to the Beaver Meadows entrance, and you could even hike straight into the park.
Dating from the 1940s, this cabin offers 930 square feet of living space, and has a full kitchen plus backyard with outdoor deck. While there are other cabins at the location, this one’s higher position gives guests the best views around.
Wildlife & Walking Cabin for 8
This three-bedroom chalet has to be one of the biggest cabins in the Rockies. Again, it’s also great for wildlife lovers – and those who wish to walk into the park.
A generous 1,750 feet of space is available to those who book this property. The park is just a quarter of a mile away, and the Rock Inn Tavern is also within walking distance. The Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Center and downtown Estes Park can be reached in just a couple of minutes by car.
An enormous wraparound deck, mountain views, large yard and encounters with elk, bears and deer are highlights of a stay here.
Which is the best cabin, Estes Park for you?
We rate all the cabins listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.
We have curated what we consider the best of Colorado Rocky Mountain cabins, but which is the best for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, if you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants and stores, and the amenities you are looking for.
Whether you’re a couple looking to spend most of your time outside, a family looking to self-cater and keep the kids happy or a group traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.
Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best best cabins in Estes Park helps you to have an incredible trip.
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James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents. He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.
He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.
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