At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, with soaring peaks in every direction you look, Estes Park in Colorado is a great place to use as a base while exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. Less than a 2-hour drive north of Denver, and 40 miles from Boulder, Estes Park is popular with Coloradoans and visitors alike, and boasts a wide range of vacation rentals. Estes Park cabins come in all shapes and sizes, whether you’re looking for a place to stash your stuff while scaling your next peak, or something a little cozier for a romantic weekend getaway.

Explore the Rocky Mountains in comfort from Estes Park

If you’re looking to explore Colorado, and more specifically the Rocky Mountains, then Estes Park is a great place to stay. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, it’s impossible to escape the beauty and awe-inspiring majesty of the mountains in Estes Park. Located right off the Trail Ridge Road, Estes Park also boasts breweries, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and shops, as well as art galleries and other attractions like the Estes Park Aerial Tramway. The tramway takes you all the way the summit of Prospect Mountain, so even if you’re not up to climbing a mountain, you can still experience the breathtaking, panoramic views, either from the trails that set off from there, or from the café.

Cabins on the river in Estes Park

One of the best ways to experience Estes Park is by booking a cabin on the river. You’ll find a number of cozy log cabins available all along the banks of Big Thompson River, which skirts the base of Prospect Mountain and leads all the way into the center of town. Riverside cabins in Estes Park promise not only privacy and seclusion, but easy access to the Estes Park Aerial Tramway as well. Cabins alongside Fish Creek on the outskirts of the town promise more of a secluded getaway, while also offering even more space—many of the cabins on this side of town coming with up to 15 acres of private land.

Romantic Estes Park cabins with hot tubs

Cabins with hot tubs in Estes Park are a perennial favorite for visitors, and no wonder. After all, what could be better after exploring the peaks and valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park, than returning to your own private hot tub? Hot tubs also add a little extra magic to any romantic weekend getaway. There’s a great range of options when it comes to cabins in Estes Park that also offer hot tubs. You’ll find some of them down by the river, while others offer views over downtown and across to the peak of Prospect Mountain.

Find a pet friendly cabin in Estes for your 4-legged friend

The only thing better than exploring the Rockies? Exploring the Rockies alongside your favorite 4-legged friend. The great outdoors is as beloved by dogs as it is by their owners, so it would be a real shame to leave Fido at home while you get to stretch your legs in the Colorado sunshine. Fortunately, the wide range of Estes Park cabins includes a number of options that welcome pets with open arms. These cabins come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you’re traveling as a party of 2, or bringing the whole crew with you, you’re sure to find the pet-friendly Estes Park cabin that suits you and your best friend.

Relax and unwind with an indoor pool

If you’re lucky, you might even find yourself staying in an Estes Park cabin with access to an indoor pool. Some of the cabins in the area offer complimentary access to nearby pools which you can either visit in the morning for some invigorating laps, or enjoy in the evenings to ease those aching muscles after a day of scaling the Rocky Mountains. Decorated in a traditional log-cabin style, these cabins offer plenty of space for families; and some are pet friendly, while others are more suitable for a romantic getaway for 2 people.

Affordable getaways in Estes Park

There are cabins to suit all budgets and wallet sizes in Estes Park, and even if you’re looking to save some dollars, you’ll find a place to lay your head at night in town. Many of these budget-friendly options are clustered close to Big Thomson River, meaning that even though you’re not splashing the cash, you’ll still be able to hear the rush of water. This location is particularly great for visitors, as you’re also close to the center of town, as well as Estes Park Aerial Parkway, which can take you all the way up to Prospect Mountain.