Not everyone wants a honeymoon or take a romantic vacation to the beach. I think a honeymoon in the mountains at a romantic cabin is a perfect way to spend time together. In Colorado, you can find secluded cabins or large luxury lodges with tons of amenities.
Imagine dipping into a steaming outdoor hot tub right outside your honeymoon cabin, or spending time next to a cozy fireplace roasting smores. Last winter we spend a week in Colorado in the winter staying in cabins and it was easily one of the best trips we have been on together.
Here are some inviting and romantic cabins all around Colorado that are perfect for honeymoons or other romantic vacations.
Vista Verde Ranch – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Vista Verde is an amazing luxury all-inclusive ranch located just outside of Steamboat Springs. We fell in love with the property and the amazing staff that make it special. All-inclusive packages start at $1,725/person for a 3-night stay in a cabin. We encourage 4 nights if possible as that allows for enough time to try many of the activities while still fitting in relax time in the cabin.
The staff at Vista Verde Ranch make everything easy for you. In your cabin, they leave snacks and drinks every day. They check in with you to know how things are going and to get you prepared for the activities available to you. The meals are delicious and are prepared by a very talented team with local influence.
In the winter, imagine snow gently falling outside of your cabin while you are cozy inside by the fire or soaking in the hot tub outside your luxury cabin. We found this especially helpful after a horseback riding session or backcountry ski outing.
In the summer there are even more activities available, including fly fishing, mountain biking and more.
Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or looking to rekindle the romance, a winter vacation at Vista Verde offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Couples can share snowy adventures together, try out new activities, or split up and go different directions during the day. Meals with other engaging guests liven the conversation, and the dining room is always filled with laughter. Leisurely afternoon naps or late night soak in the hot tub give couples a chance to retreat from it all and focus on each other.
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Grand Lake Lodge – Grand Lake, Colorado
Open during the summer season only, this National Historic Landmark is the perfect location for a honeymoon. Stay in one of the lodge’s 70 cabins, including the cabin President Henry Ford stayed in back in 1927! The lodge is nestled in the Rocky Mountain National Park, with mountain and lake views for as far as the eye can see.
Enjoy a comforting shared circular fireplace and private porches, complete with porch swings and hickory rocking chairs. Or, get active, by playing on the basketball or volleyball courts, playing horseshoe, or getting some laps in the outdoor pool. There’s also a hot tub for you to soak in after a long day of activity.
If you’d like to explore, there are plenty of options. Go mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, or even take a balloon tour of the area. Couples can choose their own adventure at this beautiful getaway. The Honeymoon Cabin is $245/night.
Alta Lakes is a pristine and secluded wilderness setting situated 30 minutes outside the charming mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The Observatory is nestled underneath the 13,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains – it is one of only a few homes in the United States at 11,000+ feet! The secluded backcountry cabin with charming rugged details serves as the perfect romantic mountain getaway for couples.
With two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen (complete with a coffee bean grinder, toaster, and crockpot) and one and a half updated bathrooms, the remote cabin provide luxury accommodations within walking distance of three picturesque mountain lakes. Guests enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, fly fishing, or exploring the Alta Lakes Ghost Town, or sledding, tubing, ice skating, and more in the winter months.
Strawberry Park Cabin – Beaver Creek Valley
Strawberry Creek Cabin is a beautiful retreat located in Beaver Creek’s most exclusive neighborhood. Take in the dramatic views of Beaver Creek as you cozy up in front of the fireplace in the living room or cook in the gourmet kitchen. The interior features designer decor, comfortable layout, and an amazing art collection. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit and hot tub on the private back patio overlooking the ski runs. Ski-in/ski-out access via the Settler’s Way run is just steps away.
The two bedroom plus loft layout makes this log cabin the perfect place for a couple who want a secluded romantic getaway.
Smith Fork Ranch – Crawford, Colorado
Smith Fork Ranch is a traditional homestead within the Rocky Mountains and rolling meadows of Colorado featuring old-fashioned Western hospitality and sophisticated wine and cuisine. The cozy mountain lodges envelop guests in homely comfort with plush furnishings, wood burning fireplaces, original artwork, slate tiled bathrooms, handmade soaps and organic lotions, feather beds with fine linens, and hot tubs. The undulating landscape is teeming with wildlife and offers superb hiking, while activities on the ranch will keep honeymooners busy the entire stay.
The Cabins at Country Road – Evergreen, Colorado
Suggested by Calvin Iverson, a travel expert at TravelPirates
If you and your partner are looking to get off the grid after months of wedding planning, then head to these cabins located on the banks of Bear Creek. Walk or relax near the creek and share the view with wildlife who live on the land. Have complimentary breakfast brought to you as you lounge in a comfy chair along the water, or spend some time in the hot tub right on the creek to unwind. For dinner, enjoy pizza from the brick oven on the patio and socialize with other couples.
There is also plenty for you to explore in the surrounding areas. If you head south, you’ll reach Red Rocks Park, which is known for its red rock formations. Head east, and you’ll find yourself in Denver, where you can experience a taste of the city, complete with shopping and dining options. Head west, and you’ll be in the Rocky Mountains, with options to ski.
Charming Cabin near Indian Peaks Wilderness – Nederland, Colorado
This charming cabin is found in Nederland, Colorado, right in the thick of the wilderness. This spacious and secluded cabin will give newlyweds the perfect setting to begin the start of married life with the comfort of high-end amenities and gorgeous views of the great outdoors from the comfort of an incredible accommodation. With all the amenities and facilities you would need for a home, a full kitchen, queen sized bed, full entertainment system, and a BBQ, couples will love their escape to this rental. This cabin is nestled into the Rocky Mountains, providing couples with a lot of new adventures to embark on.
Unique Mountain Tree House – Pagosa Springs
Take your love to new heights by ringing in your celebration at a unique tree house cabin rental near Pagosa Springs. From the private hot tub to feeling like you are above the trees with epic views of Pagosa Springs, this rental cannot be beaten. Take advantage of skiing Wolf Creek Pass in the winter and snuggle up with your partner from the comfort of this luxurious cabin accommodation for your honeymoon.
The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp
Located 75 minutes west of the luxury Broadmoor Resort along with a five-mile stretch of Colorado’s famed Tarryall River, The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp is a private, secluded escape that pairs world-class fishing with exceptional accommodations and dining.
This retreat borders 120,000 acres of the Lost Creek Wilderness, offering honeymooners who love to fish together with the opportunity to experience more than five miles of private waters under the guidance of professional Broadmoor guides. The picturesque camp features a beautifully restored Main Lodge with a wraparound deck and seven rustic yet well-appointed guest cabins dating back to the 1920s. During the evenings, guests gather in the Main Lodge for artfully prepared meals and relaxation. In addition to the exceptional fly fishing, camp guests can enjoy a variety of fun activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and the opportunity to see some of Colorado’s most spectacular wildlife.
The Ranch at Emerald Valley
Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest, the Ranch at Emerald Valley is an unmatched, all-inclusive retreat that combines the rustic charm of a wilderness enclave with The Broadmoor’s incomparable luxury and service. Honeymooners can indulge in one of 10 beautifully appointed cabins, featuring gas fireplaces, rich furnishings, and modern amenities. Couples can spend their days fly fishing in pristine mountain lakes, hiking and biking along scenic trails or exploring the mountains on horseback. Afterward, unwind by soaking in an outdoor hot tub and sipping fine wine on a panoramic terrace while enjoying the beauty of a Rocky Mountain sunset. All meals and ranch activities are included as part of the stay, making it an ideal setting for intimate getaways where every detail is thoughtfully handled.
Colorado Lodges & Hotels For Honeymooners
If you are looking for a wilderness adventure, but are hoping for more amenities and full services, consider one of the many romantic Colorado Lodges.
A Grand Lodge in Bachelor Gulch
Basking in your newlywed glow, discover a luxurious ski in/ski out mountain retreat with resort amenities, tucked away on a quiet mountainside in exclusive Bachelor Gulch. Beautiful woodwork gives this residence an elegant alpine lodge ambiance. Design features include stately vaulted ceilings, natural log walls, hardwood floors, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Relax on the leather sofas around the fireplace, and even cook an intimate meal in the impressive chef’s kitchen, which features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a spacious island. Enjoy the rustic charm of the Colorado mountains in every hand-selected detail from the light fixtures to its eight cowhide chairs. Located between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, honeymooners can take advantage of Bachelor Gulch’s natural beauty, fine dining, arts, and culture. And while you’re here, enjoy complimentary access to the coveted Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch guest amenities. These include a 21,000-square-foot spa, hot and cold plunge pools, and co-ed grottos with steam rooms and saunas, perfect for unwinding after your once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebration.
Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado
Overlooking the scenic Beaver Creek Mountain, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a luxury Colorado resort and spa where guests can experience the vacation of their dreams. From breathtaking mountain views to championship golf courses to exquisite cuisine, Hyatt’s Beaver Creek ski resort offers the perfect year-round Vail Valley mountain escape with premium amenities, such as ski in and ski out access, a year-round heated outdoor pool, and an outdoor fire pit for roasting s’mores.
Our warm and inviting Beaver Creek accommodations feature premium amenities that will make guests feel right at home, such as our Hyatt Grand Beds® with crisp linens, large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and rich alpine views. Indulge in one of our luxury suites and enjoy extra perks, like a 500 sq. ft. terrace overlooking the entire valley, a kitchenette, and cozy fireplace for chilly nights.
The hotel features 190 rooms and suites, award-winning Allegria Spa with 23 treatment rooms and three romantic couple suites, signature ski valet including boot storage and equipment drying each evening, complimentary wi-fi in guestrooms and public spaces, complimentary s’mores daily and multilingual staff to assist with any necessities.
Highcliffe Lodge – Vail, Colorado
The Highcliffe Lodge is a beautifully appointed Colorado log home will provide an incredible launch point for your unforgettable mountain experience in Vail. The entire home is decorated with custom furnishings such as authentic Navajo rugs, western furniture in natural fabrics and buffalo hide, and rustic handpicked antiques.
Located in a quiet, residential alpine setting, guests can spread out and explore the surroundings. Numerous balconies and decks have unobstructed views of the Gore Mountain Range, and the large private back yard with charming stone patio and massive outdoor gas fire pit is perfect for Après-ski gatherings. During warmer months, revel in the beauty and tranquility of the fanciful waterfall feature and perennial gardens, and walk up the mountainside on the fantastic stone switchback trail leading to several stone belvederes, each with increasingly magnificent and unobstructed views of the Vail Valley.
This 5-bedroom residence features a stunning family room with a massive gas fireplace and a professional chef’s kitchen with dining area and breakfast nook. No expense was spared on the multi-zone sound system and other electronics throughout the home. Guests can settle into the cozy library/TV room or be blown away by the mineshaft themed cinema with a state-of-the-art digital projector and 11.1-point channel sound and hundreds of first-run movies and TV – all complimentary!
For even more comfort and entertainment, there is a steam shower, an outdoor Hot Tub for 7, and the gaming amenities include a wet bar and billiards, foosball and ping-pong tables.
East Vail is home to all of Vail’s favorite hiking and snowshoe trails. Bighorn sheep are often spotted during winter months and you might catch a glimpse of deer, elk, moose, and maybe even a bear during the summer!