Anyhoo, I do hope to make this a habit of some sort, any time life really has me down (which is pretty much every day), it’d be good to know there’s a little cabin out there, nestled deep in the mountains that I can escape to where I can recharge and feel like myself again. Not to mention it’d also help reduce the urge to want to blow this planet up with a doomsday weapon of some sort.
After the extensive research I’ve done learning about the areas surrounding Denver (such as Summit County, the Front Range, and so on), I was able to see distinctions in the type of specialty lodging available based on region. Rocky Mountain National Park, particularly Estes Park seems to be ground zero for log cabin rentals, a sizable amount of which are maintained by commercial properties rather than private owners. Areas such as Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge and so on are more ski resort oriented, most of the nontraditional lodging in these areas appear to be condos rather than log cabins. It’s still possible to find a log cabin rental sprinkled here and there throughout these regions, but they tend to be rented out by private owners rather than a commercial property. Interesting. I was able to find a few of them via Homeaway.com and VRBO.com, and drew up a list of the most attractive ( and cheapest rentals) I could find. Hopefully I’ll be able to settle on one while it’s still available for the weekend I’m planning.
Unfiltered, there are a TON of vacation rentals to choose from, so it helps that my needs were particularly specific. The cabin must have:
- A) A REAL mountain view
- B) High speed internet access
- C) A PRIVATE outdoor hot tub (none of this community sharing with people who have cooties nonsense)
- D) A fireplace
- E) Somewhat secluded from nearby neighbors
- F) Within driving distance of civilization so I can enjoy tasty boigas and ice cream
See, I have such simple needs. :-D
Cabin rentals that have all that are a dime a dozen in Tennessee’s mountains, but for some reason it’s harder to pick them out in Colorado, I’m guessing because so many are run by private owners rather than a centralized rental agency.
It also makes me wonder: maybe I should consider saving up to not merely rent a cabin in Colorado, but BUY one. Or at least a condo with all the amenities I like. Give myself some kind of foothold in the state that would allow me a chance to move there permanently. It’s a thought.