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Cabin Rentals in Colorado: Where to Book

by Davina van Buren  |  Updated November 1, 2020

Colorado is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the American West, and for good reason. With its snow-capped Rocky Mountains, powerful rivers, abundant wildlife and millions of acres of forest (one of the largest aspen groves in the world is here), the landscape is simply showstopping.

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Cabins are the quintessential Colorado lodging option that keep you close to the outdoors. They are perfect for accommodating parties of all sizes, and many are pet-friendly—Coloradans love their dogs.

We compared several popular travel sites that book cabins in Colorado based on the number of cabins available, customer service, pricing and other criteria. Here, we present our top three choices.

The majority of Colorado cabin rentals are available near resort towns such as Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Telluride and Estes Park, attracting a year-round stream of active visitors. Vrbo boasts more than 50,000 cabins for rent; Colorado options include everything from ski-in/ski-out options to secluded cabins located on several acres. The site also has separate filters exclusively for finding cabins, with many available via instant booking. Some cabins, however, do require a separate confirmation from the owner, which can take up to 24 hours.

Book early, as the most desirable properties tend to go fast—peak travel seasons are during the summer and winter months, so you can find some great deals during the shoulder season. Vrbo also has great planning tools on their website like trip boards, travel guides and informative, travel-related articles that can help you plan your Colorado vacation.


Book at Booking.com

You don’t have to go very far outside the city to find cozy lodging; this site is great for finding cabins near metro areas, including Denver and Colorado Springs. In Colorado, Booking.com offers less private rentals and more cabin-esque choices like lodges and resorts—but there are definitely deals to be had. For a cabin that sleeps four, we found options during the high season ranging from less than $200 at privately-owned homes to nearly $1,500 at the fancy resort-style lodges. We love the instant booking and free cancellation policy, which allows you to lock in your reservation without providing credit card details.

You name it, this site has it: yurts, teepees, tiny homes, recreational vehicles, and of course, cabins for rent in Colorado. This site offers more options in smaller towns such as Crestone, Cortez, Mesa, Gunnison and Lake City and has a 24-hour free cancellation policy, allowing you to lock in your dates. When you see a property you like, you can request to book it, and even add a personal note or ask questions to the host. Once the booking is confirmed, your card is charged and you receive additional information about the property and how to access it. We especially like that all taxes and service fees are included in the upfront pricing, so there are no surprises at checkout.