If you're dreaming up a getaway that's surrounded by birdsong and fragrant pine trees — and are wondering about cabins in Boulder — we've got a few options to make your peaceful retreat to the woods a reality. Consider these charming cottages, an intimate mountain lodge with an on-site cabin, and a rustic motel that will put you right at nature's doorstep.
Colorado Chautauqua's historic, and beautifully updated, cottages are situated at the foot of the Flatirons and surrounded by Boulder's most iconic natural splendor. No two are the same and many include historic touches, like clawfoot tubs or stone fireplaces, and all are television and phone free. You'll be close to the best of Boulder's dining, shopping and attractions, yet you'll be close to nature, with frequent possibilities for wildlife sighting and miles of trails out your door.
The Boulder Adventure Lodge is situated beside a trickling creek in Boulder Canyon, just a 10-minute drive from downtown, and is beloved by outdoor adventurers and those seeking to get away from city living. Take a deep breath and drink up the earthy, evergreen-tinged air here in the woods. Accommodations options at A-Lodge include the Sunset Cabin, with three private bedrooms, a living room, full kitchen and a private yard with grill. There are also hotel guest rooms, a couple of tent-camping sites, and Sprinter van rentals, too. A cushy lounge at the heart of it all provides a great sense of community.
The charm of a 1930s roadside motel tucked into the foothills meets the joy of being close to downtown via a beautiful walking path beside Boulder Creek. A log-cabin exterior and bright red doors set the tone for this low-key, rustic motel that's a throwback to simpler times.