Best Cabin Getaways Near Colorado Springs

Staying in a mountain cabin makes a classic Colorado experience. Whether you want rustic, luxurious or something in between, you can make your escape at these Colorado cabins.

Who doesn’t harbor visions of being curled up beside a glowing fire in a cabin in the woods? It’s a quintessential Colorado scene. You’ve got a steaming, warm beverage in your hands, a blanket over your feet. Maybe it’s snowing outside. Maybe you can see the mountains through the window. You can definitely smell the woodsmoke and hear that fire crackle. So where do you find cabins in Colorado Springs? 

Here are some of our favorite options for a cozy cabin getaway in the Pikes Peak region.

The Lofthouse, Black Forest

Step into Scandinavian style in Black Forest. If you dream of natural light illuminating neutral tones and uncluttered decor, you’re going to love this contemporary cabin in the pines. Swing on the hanging couch or cocoon yourself in the egg chair by the pellet stove. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin was featured in Dwell magazine. It occupies the lower level of the building with its own private entrance, walkout deck and patio with a fire pit. (The owners work studio is upstairs.) Expect to encounter some hygge here (prounounced hoo-ga), that trending Danish and Norwegian sense of contentment, togetherness and well-being — kind of like a hug for your soul.

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.”


Cabin in the Pines, Green Mountain Falls

Perch yourself on a hillside above peaceful Green Mountain Falls in this completely renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin. A local craftsman transformed its interior using beetle-kill pine, and furnishings feature pieces made by local artisans. Light, bright windows, vaulted ceilings and a gourmet kitchen all make this a cozy base to slip into that laid-back vibe in Green Mountain Falls.

Cobalt Mountain Retreat, Cascade / Chipita Park

You don’t even have to go all the way up Ute Pass to reach this gorgeously renovated 1940s house. Surrounded by such stylish decor, you may not want to leave the beautiful open kitchen floor plan and cozy wood burning stove. But with an outdoor fire pit and patio, sunrise deck and mountain views, you’ll savor your relaxing time outside. And then there’s that sauna. The traditional Finnish cedar barrel sauna seats six and gives you a choice of steam or dry heat. It’s a perfect spot to tap into your inner Finn and sweat your stress away. The only solace in leaving this cabin is knowing it’s so close to home in the Springs.


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, 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 added two small cabins in early 2022 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. This is a great spot for camping in comfort.

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.

Cabins Worth the Little Extra Drive from Colorado Springs

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.

Luxury Ranch Cabin, Westcliffe

This luxury cowboy cabin is surrounded by 160 acres of wide open spaces and towering Sangre de Cristo peaks. And its modern mountain style features full walls of windows to take advantage of the stunning views. They come in full 360 degrees views and just don’t quit. Inside there are exposed beams, wood and leather furnishings, a two-sided fireplace, one open bedroom and a soaking tub for two.

Outside there’s a wide screened patio with a gas fire, and the local herd of horses might just come up to the fence to say hi. There’s an associated wedding venue here at the Three Peaks Ranch if you’re planning for your special day. Nuptials or not, you won’t mind the 1.5-hour drive to Westcliffe if you’re seeking a romantic Western escape.


This article was originally published Dec. 1, 2021, and updated Nov. 2, 2022.

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Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is Springs’ co-founder, editorial director and chief outdoor officer. He loves building community by telling stories about all the people, places and culture that make Colorado Springs an amazing place to live. And he’s especially stoked when exploring new places in the Springs, Colorado and beyond. Watch for him hiking, running or mountain biking the local trails with his wife and kids.

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