Here are some of our favorite options for a cozy cabin getaway in the Pikes Peak region.
Florissant Fishing Cabin
Fly-fishers will love the private, stocked lake and short 10-minute drive to the South Platte River, aka the Dream Stream. But first you’ll have to tear yourself away from the cedar-wood barrel sauna or backyard fire pit or wood-burning stove. Stargazing is especially prime at this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin. It is nestled in a forest just a few miles from Florissant Fossil Beds, which is certified as a Dark Sky Park. “I think the cabin has an allure to it because of the brilliant night skies and stargazing opportunities,” says owner Madelyn Miser. “It is also close to all sorts of outdoor activities in the Pikes Peak region, has access to a private lake and is just down the road from some of the best fly fishing in the world.”
Mueller State Park
You’ll feel far away with just a short drive to Mueller State Park in Divide. The park’s three cabins are fully furnished and offer prime views of Pikes Peak. Hike, bike, snowshoe or cross-country ski the park’s vast trail network. Explore nearby, historic mining towns Cripple Creek and Victor. Or just kick back and do some serious fireside relaxing in your cabin retreat. Leave the fur babies at home, though. Pets are not allowed.
Twin Pines Colorado Cabin
When you think little cabin in the woods, it might look something like this—but you probably wouldn’t expect it to be this close to home. The log and stone gem is tucked away by itself on the Western slope of Cheyenne Mountain. So while it feels and looks like you’re secluded deep in the heart of the Rockies, you’re really only 15-20 from the Broadmoor up Old Stage Road. The approximately 130-year-old cabin was once the Wade City Stage Coach Rest Stop. Fortunately, it’s now a fully renovated, three-bedroom, two-bath retreat that adds all the modern amenities to its rustic roots.
Broadmoor Ranch at Emerald Valley
You can have your wilderness getaway and five-star treatment too. The Ranch at Emerald Valley blends Broadmoor luxuries with a relaxing Colorado wilderness experience. The collection of 10 cabins are nestled into a scenic valley about 30 minutes up Old Stage Road from the Broadmoor Hotel. Chefs prepare your gourmet meals in the lodge. And when you’re not fly fishing, horseback riding, paddling or hiking around the ranch, you can soak in the lakeside hot tubs or sip wine in the stone gazebo. Emerald Valley is open to guests May through October.
Royal Gorge Cabins
Forget your mental image of log cabins. These one- or two-bedroom cabins in Colorado Springs are upscale Colorado modern. We’re big fans of the two-sided, indoor-outdoor fireplaces and spacious patios. But the chic canyon-top dwellings haven’t forgotten their historic roots. Fireplace mantels are made of planks from the original Royal Gorge Bridge, and coatracks are repurposed railroad spikes from the Royal Gorge Route. You can rest hard after you play hard in the Royal Gorge area—if, that is, you can bear to leave your plush abode.
Puma Hills Mountain Retreat
Tucked into 200 acres of national forest near Tarryall Reservoir and the Lost Creek Wilderness Area, you’ll find a growing mountain retreat with a variety of deluxe accommodations. The Puma Hills Mountain Retreat opened in 2018 with a mission of hosting therapeutic retreats for veterans and first responders. It hosts weddings and conferences, and it’s open for individual getaways May through October.
Choose your lodging from three open floor plan cabins in Colorado Springs, with kitchenettes and beds for four. Or reserve the luxury four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Bison Lodge for groups up to 11. You’ll savor the wraparound decks, game room and large fireplace. Those looking for a little more adventure will love the Glamping Village, with fully furnished tipis and unique bubble tents and geodesic domes. Enjoy onsite fire pits, yard games, archery and hiking onsite, or go fly fishing, horseback riding or ATVing nearby.
Pikes Peak Resort
Soaking in your private hot tub about 20 minutes outside of Woodland Park epitomizes the experience of these luxury cabins. They’re more like a collection of five upscale mountain homes. Several are newly renovated. It’s been nearly 20 years since the Hayman Fire blazed through this area near West Creek in 2002.
The landscape has certainly regrown, but the fire left wide open mountain views from the fire pits and decks of these one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins. You can hike or snowshoe around the 160-acre ranch, fish or ATV nearby, or just keep soaking in the views and sunsets.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
You don’t even have to leave town to get just a little bit away from it all. Cheyenne Mountain State Park is adding two small cabins that will upgrade your camping experience. Included are bunk beds to sleep six, a universally accessible bathroom and a kitchenette that includes a sink and refrigerator. Out back is a large patio with a gas grill, plus big views of Cheyenne Mountain. Watch for these cabins in Colorado Springs to open this winter or spring 2022.
Black Forest Lodge
Want to escape to the north side of the Springs? You can tuck yourself into the pines of Black Forest with a choice of cabins at this scenic property. The range of five dwellings includes the cozy one-bedroom, original 1929 homestead log cabin all the way to the 3,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath Eagle Rock Cabin. There’s a playground for the kids, and gorgeous views of Pikes Peak for everyone.
Antero Hot Springs Cabins
OK, you have to go a little farther than some cabins in Colorado Springs, but we’re including these anyway—because private hot springs soaking pools! You’ll find these three cabins near Buena Vista and Salida and nestled along Chalk Creek between Mount Princeton and Mount Antero. Our picks are the historic Cottonwood and larger Hortense log cabins, both built in the 1920s. Just plan to book these popular hideaways months in advance.
This article was originally published Dec. 1, 2022, and updated Feb. 18, 2022.