As one of the most pet-friendly states in the U.S., Colorado is the ultimate dog paradise, with countless miles of spectacular hiking trails, and an abundance of rivers, lakes, and mountains all ready to be explored by outdoor enthusiasts and their canine counterparts.
Whether you’re into hiking, biking, fishing, skiing or simply unwinding while taking in the picturesque views, Colorado has it all. Whatever your reason for visiting the Centennial State, there’s a cabin for every traveler and their canine kids.
From cabins based in quaint mountain towns or on a river’s edge, to those nestled in remote forests or on top of a mountain, Colorado provides a multitude of lodging options depending on what you’re into.
Here are 11 super cozy pet-friendly cabins in Colorado that are more than happy to host you and your furry friend.
1. Cabin in Downtown Steamboat Springs
Why you should stay: The location.
- Pet Fees: $25 per night
- Pet Policies: 1 dog less than 20 lbs. allowed with prior approval
- Pet Amenities: Great pet shop nearby
Nestled in the woods right in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, this charming 2-bedroom cabin with a loft is the ideal base for those who like the convenience of being right in town, but with total privacy. Surrounded by modern amenities with rustic charm, wake up each morning to the sounds of nature, views of the Rockies, and Soda Creek right outside your door.
Take your four-legged friend for a quick stroll into town to check out all the best dog-friendly shops and restaurants or venture off into nature to explore one of the many nearby trails or hikes. Spring Creek Dog Park is just nearby and features a large pond for the doggies who enjoy a swim.
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2. Secluded Mountain Retreat
Why you should stay: Romantic getaway secluded in nature.
- Pet Fees: $100 per dog per stay
- Pet Policies: Must get prior approval
Located on 54 acres of wilderness just 45 minutes outside Denver, this luxury, log cabin is the ultimate hideaway for a romantic getaway (as well as one of our favorite secluded Colorado cabins) and you can bring your fur baby along too.
Boasting epic mountain views, an enormous master suite, two delicious hot tubs, and all the modern amenities you could ask for, it may be hard to leave this spot.
Explore the great outdoors just steps from the cabin where you can hike, climb, or ski depending on the season. After a day of adventure, cozy up by the outdoor fire pit or relax in the hot tub while taking in the glorious mountain scenery.
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3. Treehouse Cabin in National Forest
Why you should stay: The treehouse, obviously.
- Pet Fees: Pet fee applies, contact the host for more details
- Pet Policies: 2 dogs of any size allowed
- Pet Amenities: Private hiking trail
Perched on a gushing mountain stream, enjoy your morning coffee or sundowners from the deck, explore the 4.5-mile private hiking trail right outside your door, pan for gold, or take part in one of the property’s elaborate treasure hunts, courtesy of the host.
While you and your canine companion truly never have to leave the property, there are loads of dog-friendly activities, trails, parks, dining, and shopping just nearby. ATVs can be arranged to be delivered to your doorstep for the ultimate exploratory experience. With nearly 250 5-star reviews and many repeat guests, it’s safe to say this will likely be a fantastic stay.
4. Cute A-Frame in the Woods
Why you should stay: Modern interior and gorgeous views.
- Pet Fees: Contact host for pet fee
- Pet Policies: Pets allowed with restrictions, message host prior to booking to see if your pet qualifies (loft bedroom is not safe for pets)
With a private hot tub, a wood-burning stove, an outdoor fire pit, and a thoughtfully designed interior, you’ll find the perfect balance of modern luxury and rustic mountain charm.
There’s an abundance of streams, lakes, and trails surrounding the property, however, just a short drive away, there are several mountain towns where you’ll find an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
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5. Cozy Cabin in Buena Vista
Why you should stay: The location.
- Pet Fees: $200 per dog per stay, $50 extra for damage or excess cleaning needed
- Pet Policies: 2 well-behaved dogs less than 50 lbs allowed, provide breed/weight/names for approval, no cats or other pets allowed
Conveniently located in Buena Vista, this cozy 4-bedroom cabin provides an abundance of restaurants, shopping, breweries, and parks, as well as a golf club, skiing, and the Arkansas River amenities all at your beck and call, but provides all the nature and wildlife you’re visiting Colorado for.
While Buena Vista offers an array of outdoor activities, the area is also centrally located for day trips to Salida, Aspen, Canon City, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Leadville, Breckenridge, Twin Peaks, and Vail, providing year-round activities and adventure for the entire family to enjoy, your canine kid included.
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6. A-Frame Chalet in the Mountains
Why you should stay: Beautiful living spaces and jaw-dropping views.
- Pet Fees: $100 per stay
- Pet Policies: Select the pet option in the same area you select guest count on the platform or contact host (inquire about multiple pets)
Nestled up in the mountains at 8,700 feet, this newly renovated 1-bedroom chalet provides the ultimate mix of comfort, style, and prime location. Just outside your front door, you can fully immerse yourself in the Colorado wilderness; however, the nearby town is just 15 minutes away.
Located in Evergreen, this property is just a short drive into town which offers a wide range of shopping, eateries, and entertainment, as well as Evergreen Lake where you’ll find tons of pet-friendly activities.
After a day of exploring all that Colorado has to offer, unwind at this beautifully designed A-frame taking in the stunning views and wildlife from the sprawling deck or outdoor hot tub.
7. Mountain Cabin on Crystal River
Why you should stay: A fisherman’s paradise.
- Pet Fees: $120 per stay
- Pet Policies: Up to 2 dogs of any size allowed; review Dog Rules prior to arrival and dogs must be crated when left alone
Tucked away in the woods along Crystal River, this charming 2-bedroom cabin outside Redstone is the perfect spot for an adventurous mountain getaway or a peaceful retreat.
Private fishing waters in the river just steps from your door make this property every fisherman’s dream, not to mention any water dog. Equipped with modern amenities and the comforts of home, you and your furry friend are sure to have a cozy mountain stay.
Take in the views surrounding the property, relax riverside on the outdoor seating, or explore the great outdoors of the famed Crystal River Valley. Bring your pooch along for an outdoor adventure to nearby dog-friendly activities and attractions including a variety of hikes, hot springs, lakes, and rivers, as well as the rich mining history of the area.
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8. Secluded Mountain Cabin
Why you should stay: A secluded mountain retreat.
- Pet Fees: $75 per dog per stay
- Pet Policies: Well-behaved, house-trained dogs only (not allowed on the furniture, no cats allowed)
Nestled in the forest near the town of Fairplay, this newly-built modern 3-bedroom cabin is the perfect place for those seeking adventure or solitude. Boasting luxury amenities including a chef’s kitchen, a gas fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, a hot tub, and more, this beautifully designed cabin will make you and your four-legged friend feel right at home.
Nearby to many great hiking areas and streams, explore all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer with your furry friend in tow. At the end of the day, indulge in the comforts of the cabin taking in the stunning views that surround you.
9. Log Cabin in Buffalo Pass
Why you should stay: The panoramic views.
- Pet Fees: $300 per stay
- Pet Policies: Up to 2 dogs less than 20 lbs. allowed with prior approval
Located on 30 private acres, perched on top of Tatanka Ridge in Buffalo Pass, this 3-bedroom log cabin offers gorgeous views from every direction and is the perfect locale for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous pooches all year round. Enjoy hiking, biking, or snowmobiling the countless trails of Buffalo Pass right from your doorstep.
While private, the cabin is just 4 miles from Old Town of Steamboat Springs, offering a wide range of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment to indulge in. They also have a great pet store that has everything you could ever need for your fur baby. After a day of adventuring, come back to the cabin for total peace and tranquility.
10. Modern Cabin in Pagosa Springs
Why you should stay: Modern treehouse vibes.
- Pet Fees: Not listed, contact host
- Pet Policies: 2 non-aggressive pets allowed with prior approval (don’t allow pets to roam unattended and don’t leave pets in the cabin alone)
- Pet Amenities: Private hiking trail
Perched on a ridge amongst the trees yet only a mile and a half from the heart of Pagosa Springs, this 2-bedroom cabin offers a slice of the great outdoors with all the modern comforts you and your canine companion could ever need.
Explore the wilderness from your front door on the property’s private hiking trail, seek refuge on the deck with mountain views, cook to your heart’s desire in the fully-stocked kitchen, visit a hot spring, or go into town to discover one of the many dog-friendly eateries, pubs, or entertainment.
11. Riverfront Cabin in Fraser
Why you should stay: For active outdoor enthusiasts.
- Pet Fees: $50 per stay
- Pet Policies: Dogs only, 1 dog of any size allowed (contact host for exceptions)
- Pet Amenities: Water and food bowls provided
This two-story riverfront cabin on the edge of Arapaho National Forest is the ultimate base for outdoor adventurers of all kinds. Equipped with all the modern luxuries you’ll need for a cozy stay, this cabin will be the perfect mountain getaway.
Spend your days fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, or cross country skiing all from the front door, or simply relax in the hot tub admiring the views while your pooch roams freely. In the evenings make your way into Fraser for some shopping, beers, and good eats.