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Cascade Escapes Cabins are the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak in Cascade, Colorado, our cabins offer stunning mountain views, peaceful surroundings, and the best amenities to make your stay unforgettable. No matter what brings you to Colorado, Cascade Escapes has the perfect vacation cabin for you.

Family Owned Cabins for Your Perfect Vacation

Cascade Escapes is a locally owned and operated family business hosting guests in the Colorado Springs area since 1999. For over 20 years our guests have returned again and again to experience the service and amenities at the best privately owned mountain cabins in the Colorado Springs area. With the perfect balance of historical beauty and décor with all the modern comforts and conveniences, Cascade Escapes’ Cabins are perfect for your next romantic trip, family vacation, girls’ trip, guys’ trip, or peaceful escape. Both cabins feature all the amenities of home including a fully equipped kitchen allowing you the option to cook your own meals and snacks at your convenience. Our private hot tubs are the perfect way to relax after a long day of hiking, exploring museums, shopping, or visiting any of the amazing nearby attractions. From honeymoons to family vacations, our cabins have the convenient location and amenities you need to have the perfect Colorado vacation.

Zeb’s Cabin: Your Spacious Mountain Retreat

Zeb’s cabin is the perfect mountain retreat for your large group, family, or anyone looking for room to spread out and enjoy this private and scenic mountain paradise. Named after Zebulon Pike, a U.S. Army officer known for finding the source of the Mississippi River and pioneering new discoveries, Zeb’s Cabin fits up to 8 guests in this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom rental. Zeb’s offers your group the privacy of a secluded mountain cabin with the convenience of a location less than 20 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Extensive Outdoor Space to Gather and Relax

With a huge flagstone patio surrounding the cabin for dining al fresco or stargazing from the private hot tub, Zeb’s cabin has the outdoor space and privacy to truly immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountain. Enjoy grilled meals out on the black wrought iron patio table with cushioned seating for up to 8, prepared on the BBQ flat propane grill, or share a private moment at the matching wrought iron bistro set on the patio outside the private second Master suite. 

Everything You Need for Your Colorado Mountain Vacation

Inside Zeb’s main cabin space, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with a glass-top electric stove and oven, a new Galanz red refrigerator, a Keurig coffee maker with coffee pods, and a blender for those pre-hike protein shakes or end-of-day margaritas. The kitchen also comes with a six-cup coffee maker with filters, an electric kettle for hot teas, a toaster, pots, pans, cookie sheets, casserole dishes, crockpot, and even an electric griddle for pancakes!

With Cascade Escapes you don’t have to worry about packing your kitchen utensils. All utensils and dishes are available for your use including silverware, cooking utensils, knives, bowls, both small and large, dinner and dessert plates, and a variety of drinkware including glasses, children’s cups, coffee cups, and wine glasses. At Zeb’s you have everything you need to enjoy family meals in the spacious dining space with a large wood dining table and 8 leather chairs or a quiet cup of coffee while you watch deer visiting the yard each morning.

Inside the open-concept dining and family room you’ll find a large moss stone wood-burning fireplace that provides the perfect centerpiece for cozy moments in front of the fire or a relaxing movie night on the comfortable leather couch with the large flat-screen TV including Xfinity cable, DVD player, and VCR. Enjoy the large selection of classic VHS tapes and DVDs available for use during your stay, or unplug for a night with Zeb’s extensive collection of board games, puzzles, cards, dominoes, or fiction and non-fiction books. The family room has seating for your whole group with a large wicker chair and loveseat in addition to the cozy leather couch.

Settle into Zeb’s Spacious Bedrooms

The private Master suite is separated from the main cabin by a private patio to allow privacy even if you are traveling with a larger group. The primary suite boasts a king-size bed with custom linens and duvets freshly washed and air-dried in the fresh mountain. Extra blankets are also available. The master suite also includes its own gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, and large windows to enjoy the views outside your mountain escape.  A private en-suite bathroom with a 6’ jacuzzi tub completes this private oasis.

The main cabin includes two more bedrooms, one with a Queen-sized bed, while the final bedroom has both a queen-sized bed and a bunk bed with stuffed bears just in case you forgot yours! The main cabin also has two more full bathrooms with tub/shower combos and all needed amenities including towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hairdryer. 

Ready to book your stay at Zeb’s Cabin? Contact us now, or check out our availability online.

Ramona’s Cottage: Your Romantic Mountain Cottage

Ramona’s Cottage is the perfect location for your romantic vacation, honeymoon, or private escape. Tucked away at the bottom of Pikes Peak, and just 15 minutes from the center of Colorado Springs, the cottage has a history nearly as long as the town of Cascade itself. This historic cottage was built in 1917 by the founder of the Town of Cascade, Mr. Heizer. Since then, the cottage has been updated to enjoy all the modern conveniences, including keyless entry for an easy check-in/check-out experience without losing the classic Colorado cottage vibes. 

Nestled at the Bottom of Pikes Peak

Out on the private patio, you can enjoy a private soak in your hot tub surrounded by fresh pine trees and starry skies so clear you’ll feel like you can reach up and touch them. The outdoor oasis also includes a gas grill for barbequing and an amazing front porch with a wicker lounger and outdoor table seating for four. Just steps away from the cottage you can enjoy the small neighborhood playground, a quick 10-minute hike to the hidden waterfalls, or challenge yourself on the gorgeous Heizer Trail. 

Enjoy this Historic Colorado Cottage

Inside Ramona’s cabin, you’ll find beautiful oak wood flooring throughout the cottage. The family room includes a cozy fireplace, a spacious leather couch, and a leather recliner with a stool. Please take advantage of our large selection of fiction and non-fiction books, maps, trail maps, area attractions, and Colorado history books, available for your enjoyment. Or have a movie night with the flat-screen smart TV with Netflix or one of our large selection of DVD or VHS tapes. Ramona’s Cottage has a complete collection of classic Disney VHS tapes for your enjoyment and many DVDs to choose from.

You’ll also enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with both a Keurig and traditional 4-cup coffee maker, a smooth glass top electric cooktop stove, refrigerator, toaster, and blender. Don’t worry about bringing your own kitchen utensils. Ramona’s cottage comes stocked with silverware, cooking utensils, knives, cookware, pots, pans, casserole dishes, skillets, as well as dishes, plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, coffee cups, and silverware.

The cozy dining room features a large picture window that allows you to enjoy the gorgeous views while dining at the four-person dining table.

Relax in Two Luxurious Bedrooms

Ramona’s cottage has two beautiful bedrooms. In the Master bedroom, you’ll find a luxurious king-size bed with high-quality linens and duvet cover, all freshly laundered and dried in the crisp mountain air. Off the primary bedroom, the ensuite bathroom features a clawfoot soaking tub, large windows, fresh towels, and a supply of high-quality shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

The second bedroom features two queen beds with fresh linens and custom duvet covers. The second bedroom features three large windows for amazing natural light. Extra blankets can be found in the second bedroom. The second full bathroom features a beautiful raised sink and a full walk-in shower.

Interested in staying at Ramona’s Cabin? Contact us now or check out our upcoming availability online.

2 Mountain Retreats Near Everything You Want to See

Our two mountain retreats are located in Cascade, Colorado, a small mountain town just outside of Colorado Springs. This popular destination offers the perfect jumping-off point for everything you want to do in the Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs area. Both our locations are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, nestled at the foot of its most famous peak and Colorado’s most popular tourist destination, Pikes Peak. Our cabins are located just minutes from the entrance to Pikes Peak Scenic Drive and less than 15 minutes from many of the top Colorado Springs area tourist attractions including the Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and the amazing Pikes Peak COG Railway.

Ready for a one-of-a-kind experience through Cascade Escapes? The adventure begins at your cabin where you can book one of our unique special packages when you book your stay! These add-ons include:

Vintage Picnic at the Waterfall

Enjoy a vintage picnic for your hike to the nearby hidden waterfall. When you book this special a vintage picnic basket will be delivered to your porch on the day of your hike. Lunch includes drinks, sandwiches, fruit, and homemade chocolate chip cookies for 2 with the option to add additional people when you book. Please let us know if you have any special requests due to allergies or dietary restrictions. You’ll find directions for the short, 10-minute secret waterfall hike in your cabin.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings & Hiking

Start your vacation with flowers and chocolates waiting for you in your cabin. Enjoy them there or take them on your secret waterfall hike where you can enjoy them surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Also included in admission for 2 to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings located just 10 minutes from your accommodations.

Taste of Cascade & Indian Cliff Dwellings for Two

Enjoy lunch or dinner for two at The Wines of Colorado restaurant! This Creekside dining restaurant is within walking distance of your cabin and allows you to taste many of the local wines, craft beer, and spirits from our area of Colorado and the surrounding areas. Enjoy their extensive menu with options your whole group will enjoy! Reservations are recommended. Afterward, visit Manitou Cliff Dwellings (2 tickets included) where you’ll discover the history of some of the first residents of Colorado.

Child Explorer Box

Our child explorer box contains a scavenger hunt full of fun things to search for in our area of Colorado! Keep the children in your group engaged in the sites and nature surrounding you with this fun kit. Also included: flashlight, markers, small notebook, organic lemonade, paddleball, butterfly net, and the book “Sharing Nature with Children.” Please specify age and girl/boy when ordering. 

Anniversary or Birthday Celebration in Cascade

Prepare for your special occasion ahead of time and have your anniversary or birthday celebration package delivered to your cabin on the day of your choice. The package includes the beverage of your choice, a custom birthday or anniversary cake, and flowers for your special loved one. Please include details about cake flavor choices, color preferences, and wording on your order.


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Book your vacation now!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a weekend adventure, Cascade Escapes Cabins have the amenities and location to make your stay perfect. Be sure to book your cabin as soon as possible, especially if you plan to visit during the peak season. 

Ready for a relaxing and romantic honeymoon? Our cabins offer the perfect place to enjoy privacy without being far from amazing bars, restaurants, and activities.  

Looking for the best activities the whole family can enjoy? Check out our Top 20 kid-friendly activities. Book your cabin today and start planning your dream vacation!




Are you planning a trip to Colorado? Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while staying in a private Colorado cabin with a hot tub. We offer 2 amazing Colorado cabin locations with private hot tubs for your romantic getaway, family vacation, or relaxing time away. Renting a Colorado cabin with a hot tub offers a unique and unforgettable vacation experience whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, or with the entire family.

Mountain Cabins Near Pikes Peak with Hot Tubs

If you’re seeking a retreat that offers both natural splendor and indulgent relaxation, look no further than Cascade Escapes’ mountain cabins with hot tubs located near the base of Pikes Peak. The Colorado Mountains boast some of the most stunning scenery in the country, and Pikes Peak is one of the most famous mountains in the world. Just 3 minutes from the entrance of Pikes Peak scenic drive, Zeb’s Cabin is the perfect spot to enjoy the grandeur and serenity of the mountain, witness the changing colors of the trees, or gaze upon a star-studded night sky from the comfort of your private hot tub. Ramona’s Cottage is a cozy romantic getaway less than a mile and a half from Pikes Peak’s scenic drive. Enjoy the convenience of both our amazing cabins tucked just off the main road for a private experience that isn’t too far to enjoy everything Pikes Peak has to offer.

After a hike on one of Pikes Peak’s many trails, let the fresh mountain air, warm water and jets soothe your muscles and your soul. Our truly luxurious mountain getaways have all the amenities you are searching for. Check our availability now or contact us for more information.

Cabin Rentals with Private Hot Tub

Revel in the privacy and serenity that comes with a cabin rental with a private hot tub. You can enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and privacy as you unwind during your stay at either of our beautifully appointed cabins, Ramona’s Cottage and Zeb’s Cabin. Both cabins offer all the comforts of home with fully equipped kitchens, gorgeous fireplaces, spacious exteriors with seating and gas grills, and comfortable beds with linens dried in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy time in nature with deer making frequent appearances in the gorgeous outdoor space around our cabins.

Ready to stay with us? Make sure you check availability and book early, especially if you’re traveling during peak seasons. Shoulder seasons (spring and fall) are wonderful times to visit with lower crowds at all the local attractions. Check out our reviews to see why our guests keep returning year after year to spend time in our amazing cabins!


Cabins in the Colorado Mountains

Cascade Escape’s cabins in the Colorado mountains are perfectly situated to allow you to appreciate the serenity of the mountains while still enjoying close proximity to amenities, restaurants, and shopping. Our cabins keep you close to the Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, and Green Mountain Falls areas from the comfort of historic Cascade, Colorado.

Enjoy nearby Cascade restaurants: Wines of Colorado Creekside Dining, where you can taste local wines and cocktails while everyone enjoys a wide selection of foods from pasta to award-winning burgers or local fish and chips. The Mad Hatter Saloon, where you can enjoy burgers and brats or celebrate Taco Tuesday with tacos and beer. Fern’s Diner and Drinkery, our local vegan diner with a wide selection of vegan and allergen-friendly foods for breakfast, lunch, or early dinner. Find unique souvenirs and snacks at Pikes Peak Rock Shop, Pikes Peak Gourmet Popcorn, North Pole Colorado Village Shops, or Pikes Peak Pickles.

When you’re ready to explore beyond the borders of Cascade our neighboring communities are close and teeming with activities and restaurants. Manitou Springs is just five minutes away, and you’re 7 minutes from Green Mountain Falls. Woodland Park can be reached in just 10 minutes, and Colorado Springs is only 15 minutes from your door. When you stay with Cascade Escapes the beauty of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area is right at your fingertips.

Colorado Cabin Rentals

Cascade Escapes cabin rentals are family-owned and operated in Cascade, Colorado. Our cabin rentals are perfect for any group eager to experience the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is known for its natural beauty, stunning mountain ranges, and endless outdoor activities. Both cabins are surrounded by stunning scenery with deer frequenting the spacious yards allowing you to get up close and personal with Colorado’s natural beauty. If you’re looking for a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, renting a cabin with Cascade Escapes is the perfect way to do it.

Families and larger groups will enjoy Zeb’s Cabin with room for up to eight guests to sleep, play, and lounge comfortably. Zeb’s boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with a spacious back patio area where the private hot tub gives you wonderful views of the surrounding forest and clear Colorado skies.

Ramona’s Cottage is perfect for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or small family group with a spacious backyard, large moss stone fireplace, and over 100 years of history. A mountain stream can be found just across the street with hiking trails and a nearby waterfall making this a wonderful option for those looking to explore the great outdoors.

We love going above and beyond for our guests. Our cabins are filled with little extras to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. We’d love to help you add something special to your stay. Choose from vintage picnics, celebration packages, or child exploration kits to add a special surprise to your visit.

Colorful Colorado Landscape

Family Cabins in Colorado

When planning your next family vacation, your family will love their vacation cabin in Cascade, Colorado! With optimal locations right in the middle of our Top 20 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in the Colorado Springs area, the Cascade Escapes cabins are perfect for your upcoming family trip. Our cabin and cottage give your family space to enjoy themselves with fully equipped kitchens, BBQ gas grill, spacious outdoor seating, and your private hot tub. Enjoy the included cabin entertainment options with free wifi, cable tv, VCR/DVD with vintage VHS and DVD collection, or have unplugged fun with books, puzzles, and board games to use during your visit. Take advantage of plentiful outdoor space to enjoy the mountain air and forest or wander down one of the nearby trails to the local waterfall or playground. Cascade Escapes offers the perfect base camp for your next visit to the Colorado Springs area.

Romantic Cabins in Colorado with Private Hot Tub

Fall in love with Colorado at our romantic cabins with private hot tubs. Ramona’s cottage is a secluded romantic getaway nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs. This cozy honeymoon cottage is perfect for your next romantic getaway just minutes from great restaurants and adventures in Cascade or Manitou Springs. Find time for yourself even if you aren’t traveling alone in Zeb’s Cabin. Zeb’s includes two bedrooms in the main cabin as well as a secluded second master bedroom off the porch allowing you private access to the hot tub and a bit of extra space for quiet moments away from the rest of your group. Either choice can be the perfect choice with our two romantic honeymoon cabins.

Honeymoon Cabins in Colorado

Manitou Springs Cabins with Hot Tub

Located just 5 miles from Manitou Springs, our cabins with hot tub are the perfect foothold to explore it all. Manitou Springs has been a popular tourist destination since the 1870s with a variety of world-famous attractions, deep and vibrant history, and natural beauty. The town’s mineral springs are said to have healing properties and have historically been used to treat a variety of ailments. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, Manitou Springs was a popular destination for artists and writers. Situated at the base of Pikes Peak, there’s something for everyone in Manitou Springs.

Spend your day exploring Cave of the Winds on one of their guided tours and experience the exciting thrills and attractions of the Mountain Park including zip lines, climbing challenges and more.

Visit one of the most beautiful and famous attractions: Garden of the Gods as well as the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, the largest and oldest gift shop in Colorado. This trading post is a one stop shop for everything you need to enjoy and remember your visit to Garden of the Gods with an on-site restaurant, shopping, and historical information to give you deeper understanding of this amazing natural landmark.

Walk through local history in the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, or by touring a castle and enjoying high tea at Miramont Castle. History is waiting around every corner in Manitou Springs.

Ready to spend time in nature? Take an easy hike to Rainbow Falls or push yourself on the most challenging mile in Manitou Springs on the Manitou Incline.

Find old childhood favorites at the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade, or taste a local brew at Manitou Brewing Company. All these Manitou Springs attractions and more are at your fingertips from your Cascade Escapes cabin!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Much Is It to Stay in a Cabin in Colorado?

Colorado cabins can be an affordable option, especially for larger groups or those who want a higher level of privacy. Both of our properties start at $229 per day with a weekly rate for 6 nights starting at $1374. Check our availability.

Do Any of the Colorado State Parks Have Cabins?

Some Colorado State Parks have cabins, but can lack modern upgrades. Cascade Escapes cabins offer modern comfort in cozy mountain settings with a central location that allows you to explore many beautiful natural sites and state parks located just minutes from your cabin including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Mueller State Park and more!

Why Do People Rent Cabins?

People rent cabins for a variety of reasons. Cabin rentals have become increasingly popular in recent years as people seek to escape the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Cabins are perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo retreat. No matter why you’re traveling, renting a cabin can provide the perfect setting for your vacation. Guests who rent our cabins love the privacy, views, atmosphere, and value of staying with Cascade Escapes.

What Are the Benefits of Staying in a Cabin?

Private cabin rentals offer a variety of benefits. When you rent a cabin through Cascade Escapes, you’ll enjoy:

Privacy: Our cabins offer more privacy than hotels, resorts, or crowded campgrounds. Your hot tub experience is your own and you’ll never worry about other guests or crowds. Perfect for any travel including honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Scenic Views: Our cabins are tucked in the scenic Pikes Peak area surrounded by breathtaking forest and mountain views. You can enjoy soaking in your private hot tub while watching the stars or basking in the first rays of sunshine over the mountain. Large windows let you admire our frequent visiting deer and take in the amazing views year-round.

Cozy Atmosphere: Cabins offer a cozy atmosphere that feels like a home away from home. You can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while drinking hot cocoa, snuggling under a blankets, or enjoying your morning coffee.

Relaxation: After an adventurous day enjoying everything Colorado Springs has to offer you can relax in your private hot tub or in front of your own cozy fire. Our cabins are the perfect place to relax and unwind from the stress of daily life.

Family-Friendly Environment: Cabins are an excellent option for families, providing ample space for children to play and explore. Our cabins are the perfect jumping off point for your family adventure, no matter the family size!

Value for Money: Renting a cabin in Colorado offers the convenience of home while also being more affordable than many hotels or resorts, especially if you’re traveling with a group, reunion, or family vacation.

Where Are our Pikes Peak Cabin Rentals?

Our cabins are located just:

      • 3 minutes from North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
      • 4 minutes from the Pikes Peak Mountain scenic drive
      • 8 minutes from the Manitou Cliff Dwellings
      • 10 minutes from Garden of the Gods
      • 10 minutes from Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
      • 23 minutes from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
      • 27 minutes from the 7 Falls at Broadmoor
      • 30 minutes from the Air Force Academy Colorado
      • 52 minutes from Pikes Peak Summit Complex

Are Vacation Cabins Worth It?

Vacation cabins are worth it to many vacationers. Cabins offer a level of privacy, space, amenities, and serenity that is hard to find in crowded hotels and bustling resorts. Cabins allow you to be surrounded by nature instead of parking lots. Waking to the sounds of nature instead of city noises. Renting a cabin with Cascade Escapes allows you to enjoy all the comforts of home away from home. Contact us now.


Best things to do with your Family in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a great place to visit with kids. At Cascade Escapes, our visiting families love exploring all the kid-friendly things to do around our cabins! There are so many things to see and do, from exploring the outdoors to visiting museums and attractions. Check out our list of the top kid-friendly things to do in our area.

Celebrate Christmas year-round at The North Pole Colorado

The North Pole in Colorado Springs is one of the closest attractions to Cascade Escapes Lodging options! This magical amusement park is a must-visit for any kid who loves Christmas. Open year-round, the park has over 20 rides including a Ferris wheel, train, carousel, and the candy cane coaster. Interactive exhibits include a post office where kids can mail their letters to Santa, Santa’s workshop and a candy shop.

Check out America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is a must-do for any kid who loves hiking, biking, or trains. Our cabins are nestled at the base of this amazing mountain peak, making them the perfect jumping-off point for your family excursion to the top. We recommend reaching the 14,115-foot summit by car or rail to experience the breathtaking views as a family. The COG Railway is a favorite for families and train enthusiasts with spectacular views all the way to the top. Make sure to visit the Discovery Center to learn about the history and geology of Pikes Peak through interactive exhibits, theater, and gift shop.

Pikes Peak train
Cog Railway in Manitou Springs that climbs Pikes Peak to the top

Get spooked at the Ghost Town Wild West Museum

The Ghost Town Museum houses a collection of historic buildings and artifacts that have been rescued from the Pikes Peak region and relocated indoors. Kids will love getting a glimpse into the history of the old west as they explore the old buildings and exhibits on mining, ranching, and frontier life. There are also several interactive exhibits, including a General Store stocked with goods that would have been available in a Wild West town, a Saloon, a Jail, and a gold panning sluice.

Check out the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and Museum

This training center and museum is home to over 1,000 athletes from over 40 different sports. Lucky visitors might have the opportunity to watch athletes train in a variety of sports including track and field, swimming, gymnastics, and wrestling.  THE USOTC often hosts events where you can meet Olympians and Paralympians. The museum is a great place to learn the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as stories of the athletes who have competed in them. The USOTC is a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in sports. The center is open to the public for tours, and the museum is open to the public for free.

Explore the prehistoric at The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

This museum is home to a collection of dinosaur fossils and artifacts from North America’s Late Cretaceous period. Located in Woodland Park, just 15 minutes from Cascade Escape’s lodging options. Visitors can watch paleontologists at work in the fossil preparation lab and check out full-size replicas of T. Rex and Stegosaurus skeletons. The Children’s Discovery Room is a great place for kids to learn more while enjoying interactive exhibits, games, and activities.

Visit the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

Located in nearby Manitou Springs, just 10 minutes from our mountain cabins, the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park combines educational cave tours through a variety of cave formations with exciting adventure activities including the vertical challenge zip line! Choose from a variety of cave tours from educational to spooky, Cave of the Winds has activities for family members of all ages.

Salute the cadets at the United States Air Force Academy

This prestigious military academy is open to the public for tours. Kids will love seeing the aircraft and learning about the history of the Air Force Academy. Lucky visitors may even see the cadets doing drills. Kids can even participate in a scavenger hunt which takes families on a tour of the visitor areas and allows kids the opportunity to win a prize!

Play Classic Arcade games at the Penny Arcade

The Manitou Springs Penny Arcade, located just 10 minutes from Zeb’s Cabin,  is a great place for kids to let loose and have some fun. Many families consider this a Must-Do attraction with hundreds of classic arcade games as well as a few newer ones. Prices range from just a penny to a dollar fifty depending on the game. A perfect rainy-day activity!

Visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Find out more about your favorite animal by visiting Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  This world-renowned zoo is home to over 7000 animals from all around the world! Kids love seeing the giraffes, elephants, lions, and tigers. There are also interactive exhibits where kids learn about animals and their habitats.

Check out the petrified tree at the Florissant Fossil Beds

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is a great place to view fossils from the Eocene Epoch. The Big Stump is likely the oldest attraction on our list. This 34-million-year-old tree stump was formed long ago when a tree was buried in volcanic ash. This petrified shell is located in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument about an hour southwest of Colorado Springs. You’ll also have a chance to handle real fossils!

Fossil Beds Colorado
Handle real fossils at the nearby Florissant Fossil Beds

Brave America’s highest zip line at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

The Cloudscraper Zip Line is a great way to experience the thrill of flying high above the Royal Gorge. The views from 1200 feet are amazing, allowing you to see for miles in every direction. The zipline is also a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. The minimum age to ride this zipline is 10 years old.

Children of all ages can enjoy the view from the Aerial Gondolas and spend time in the play area and carousel in the Children’s Playland. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has activities the whole family can enjoy.

Visit the Broadmoor Seven Falls

These seven cascading waterfalls are located just outside of Colorado Springs. The base of the Seven Falls waterfall is accessible by a 0.8-mile paved road from the entry to the falls with a tram available for an additional fee for those who are physically unable to walk.  The tram drops off approximately 100 yards from the base of the falls. The top of the falls can be accessed by hiking trails, climbing up the 224 steps, or visiting the Eagle’s Nest view platform by taking the mountain elevator. You can only access the very top of the falls by climbing the main falls staircase.

Check Out the Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Just 10 minutes from our cabins, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings are Puebloan ruins from approximately 800 years ago. Kids will love exploring the ruins, touching history, and learning the history of the ancestral people who lived there.

Pan for gold at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Learn the history of mining and industry in the American West with artifacts and exhibits like the Osgood Steam Shovel, a Gold Panning area, the Model of the Homestake Gold Mine, and a short mine train ride that takes visitors through many of the museum’s exhibits.

Blast off at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

This science and space museum is dedicated to aerospace exploration and education, hosting a variety of exhibits, shows, events, and activities. Explore the history of space exploration from the early days of rocketry to the latest missions. Get hands-on with science in the hands-on exhibits or visit the Space Foundation Theatre

Hike, Bike, or Drive through the beautiful Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a must-see national natural landmark for visitors of all ages. The park is home to towering sandstone rock formations that are perfect for hiking and exploring. Several hiking and biking trails also lead to stunning viewpoints of the city and surrounding mountains. No trip to Garden of the Gods is complete without a stop at the Trading Post. Here you can indulge in their famous fudge, recharge with a coffee, pastry, or ice cream at the Kissing Camels Coffee Shop, or grab a meal at the Balanced Rock Cafe. Shopping at the Trading Post offers every kind of souvenir from t-shirts to fine art in their 25,000 sq ft of shopping space.

Have a howling good time at Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

This non-profit organization provides a home for wolves and other wild animals that have been rescued or rehabilitated.  The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in the Pike National Forest about 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. Wolf walks are a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the wolves. Walks are led by experienced staff members who can answer questions about the wolves and their behavior.

Learn more about Mr. Crab’s biggest love at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum

Learn the diverse history of money and the art, science, and history that went into making it. Dive into the history of American medals and how they influenced money in the United States. Kids 12 and under can visit the Money Museum for free.

Have tea in a Castle at Glen Eyrie Castle or Miramont Castle

Glen Eyrie Castle was built in the late 1800s by the founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer. The castle is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Indulge in afternoon tea in the Castle Music Room with our handcrafted teas and indulgent sandwiches, canapes, soups, salads, and sweets.

Miramont Castle was built in the late 1890s and exhibits a fusion architectural style that incorporates Medieval, Romanesque, Queen Anne, Gothic, Elizabethan, Moorish, and Tudor influences.  Visit the Queen’s Parlor Tea Room at Miramont Castle for a modern take on a multi-course Victorian tea. Visit their website for information on the variety of tea offerings and reservations.

Colorado Springs castle
Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs

Explore Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City is a historic district full of shops, restaurants, historic buildings, and galleries. Spend the day exploring the Old Colorado City Jail, Firehouse, and Opera House, or book a ghost tour to hear all the spooky stories about the ghosts that still haunt the city.

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is full of kid-friendly restaurants for your family to enjoy. This list includes a few favorites in the area.

The Airplane Restaurant

The Airplane Restaurant celebrates the history of flight with displays, pictures, and rare artifacts visitors can enjoy while eating in the restaurant. If you want to eat INSIDE the airplane plan to come at an off time or wait a bit longer, only 42 of the restaurant’s 275 seats are located inside the Boeing KC-97 tanker.

Pizzeria Rustica

A favorite in nearby Old Colorado City, Pizzeria Rustica offers Neapolitan wood-fired pizza the whole family will love. Hand-stretched dough and high-quality ingredients help make Pizzeria Rustica everyone’s favorite pizza.

Amy’s Donuts

Find a new favorite donut at Amy’s Donuts. Check the menu to see what gourmet, filled, and glazed options they have right now, or enjoy an old favorite from their traditional selections.

Poor Richard’s

For New York style pizza and a variety of other options including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menus, try Poor Richard’s in Colorado Springs. Regularly featured on best-of lists since opening in 1977 with options the whole family will love!

King’s Chef Diner

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in a castle-shaped diner at King’s Chef Diner. With 2 locations in Colorado Springs, check out the castle location at 110 E Costilla St for the classic experience. Breakfast and Lunch are available all day.

Free Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Colorado Springs

Spend a day at the Focus on the Family Center

This 47-acre campus has activities to keep the whole family busy! Take a self-guided tour of the headquarters building, home to the radio and television studios, and learn about the ministry work before visiting the Welcome Center where the bookstore, café, Kid’s Korner, and Soda Shoppe await with a three-story slide, toddler play area, and more. Parking and Admission are free.

Hike through History at Paint Mines Interpretive Park

This lesser-known natural wonder, the Paint Mines Interpretive Park, is located about 20 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. This beautiful park is well worth the trip, named after the colorful clays collected from the site by Native Americans who used the clay to make paint. These brightly colored bands provide a stunning backdrop you won’t want to miss. Featuring a variety of colorful rock formations including hoodoos, spires, and balanced rocks.

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Frequently Asked Questions for things to do in Colorado Springs

When is the best time to visit Colorado?

Colorado Springs is beautiful in every season, but most recommend visiting in the Spring or early Fall to take advantage of comfortable temperatures and smaller crowds for the busiest attractions. Those wishing to avoid snow should come between June and October when snow is less likely but never impossible. Those wishing to avoid the hottest months should skip July and August.

What can you do for free in Colorado Springs?

Looking for free activities to fill your Colorado Springs vacation? Our Free Things to Do blog is coming soon!

Is Colorado Springs kid friendly?

Colorado Springs is a great place to visit with kids! No matter your age or interest Colorado Springs has museums, attractions, activities, and natural wonders to interest every member of your family!


Colorado is a state known for its stunning natural beauty, fabulous restaurants, abundant activities, and romantic atmosphere. Enjoy all Colorado has to offer when you visit Cascade Escapes’ 2 amazing Honeymoon Cabins. Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, with honeymoon cabins offering the perfect mix of stunning views, romance, adventure, and privacy for your honeymoon or romantic getaway. Relax and unwind without any distractions as you enjoy each other’s company surrounded by nature. Whether you fill your holiday with adventure or spend your days blissfully relaxing in your private cottage or cabin, Cascade Escapes offers the perfect romantic atmosphere for your vacation.

Honeymoon Cabin Colorado

Enjoy your honeymoon in a beautiful Cabin nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, the ideal location for a romantic getaway. The natural beauty of Colorado is the perfect setting, with something for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to history buffs to couples ready to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. Colorado Springs offers endless opportunities to customize a romantic getaway vacation tailored to your own interests and preferences. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a memorable and romantic time in this beautiful area.

Romantic Getaways in Colorado

There is something about a mountain cabin in Colorado that just screams “romantic getaway.” With stunning views, peace and quiet, and the chance to reconnect with your loved one in a truly special way. Our romantic cabins are located just off the beaten path, allowing you to be close to the activities and locations you want to visit without feeling crowded. Spending time at one of our romantic cabins near Colorado Springs is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Romantic Cabins in Colorado with Private Hot Tubs

Both of Cascade Escapes’ romantic cabins include private hot tubs to enjoy and unwind under the stars. No matter what season you visit, your perfect Colorado day can end by relaxing in your own private hot tub surrounded by beautiful natural views.

  Colorado cabin amenities  

Our Romantic Mountain Cottage

Ramona Cottage is nestled in the foothills of Pikes Peak in Cascade Colorado. Built more than 100 years ago, this cottage is the perfect romantic mountain cottage for your honeymoon or getaway. Enjoy your private hot tub surrounded by pine trees and take in beautiful mountain vistas while relaxing by the stone fireplace in the cozy living room. Don’t forget to add a Vintage Picnic at the Waterfall just a 10-minute hike from your door!


      • Free On-Site Parking
      • Private Hot Tub
      • WiFi
      • Cable TV
      • Books, puzzles, board games, DVD collection
      • Flat Screen TV
      • BBQ Gas Grill
      • Fully Equipped Kitchen

*Room Service or Wine Delivery available upon request


      • 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
      • Full Kitchen
      • Large Porch and Patio
      • Maximum occupancy, 6 people

Pricing and Availability of our Romantic Cottage Rental

Ramona Cottage rental starts from $229.00 per night based on 2-person occupancy. Additional guests can be added to your reservation. The weekly rate for 2 people starts at $1374.00 for 6 consecutive nights.

Check our availability calendar or call now to check availability.

Our Romantic Colorado Cabin

Zeb’s Cabin offers a more spacious escape for your romantic getaway. Spend your honeymoon surrounded by nature in a beautiful cabin at the entrance to Pikes Peak. Guests at Zeb’s cabin can enjoy meandering stone paths thru pines and wildflowers or soak in your private hot tub under the expansive Colorado stars. Cozy Fireplaces in both the private suite and main cabin offer space for couples to enjoy privacy even if you’ve traveled with a larger group.  Flowers, chocolates, and other specials can be ordered ahead of time to be delivered to your cabin.


      • Free On-Site Parking
      • Private Hot Tub
      • WiFi
      • Cable TV
      • Books, puzzles, board games, DVD collection
      • Flat Screen TV
      • BBQ Gas Grill
      • Jacuzzi tub
      • Fully Equipped Kitchen

*Room Service or Wine Delivery available upon request


      • 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom in Main Cabin
      • 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom in secluded Master off the porch
      • Full Kitchen
      • Large Patio
      • Maximum occupancy, 8 people

Pricing and Availability of our Romantic Cabin Rental

Zeb’s Cabin rental starts from $229.00 per night based on 2-person occupancy. Additional guests can be added to your reservation. The weekly rate for 2 people starts at $1374.00 for 6 consecutive nights.

Find out more information about Zeb’s Cabin and check our booking calendar or call now to check availability.

Colorado Honeymoon Tips

    • Take it easy the first day to help adjust to the altitude. The altitude in Colorado is higher than in most other parts of the country. The thinner air can affect your stamina and breathing so give your body time to adjust.
    • Book your cabin early! Colorado is a popular tourist destination, and our cabins are in high demand, so it’s important to book yours early to guarantee you get the cabin and days you want, especially if you’re traveling during peak season.
    • Pack layers to adjust to the changing weather. The weather in Colorado can change quickly, so it’s important to pack for all types of weather. This means packing a jacket, hat, or hoodie, even if you are visiting during the summer.
    • Bring plenty of moisturizer for the dry climate. The average humidity in Colorado is much lower than the national average. Prepare for this change in humidity by bringing moisturizer to keep your skin and lips from drying out, itching, and even cracking.
    • Prepare for the sun. The sun in Colorado is very strong. No matter which season, prepare for the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm. Sunburn still happens, even if it’s cooler than you are used to.
    • Relax and enjoy yourselves. Most importantly, relax and enjoy yourselves. Romantic vacations are about reconnecting and spending time alone with the one you love, so take some time to sit back and enjoy each other’s company.

Things to do on your Romantic Getaway or Honeymoon

Explore the beauty of Nature

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Garden of the Gods with snow
Pikes Peak

This Colorado icon offers stunning views of the surrounding area and Rocky Mountains. This mountain is the highest summit of the Southern Front Range of the Rockies, and the second-most visited mountain in the world. Named after explorer and mapmaker Zebulon Pike (also the namesake of our own Zeb’s Cabin), who first saw the peak in 1806. He wrote in his journal that the mountain was “the most magnificent sight I ever beheld”.

Pikes Peak was the focus of the 1858 gold rush to Colorado leading to thousands of people flocking to the area. Pikes Peak is one of the most iconic sites of the Colorado Springs area, and has been featured in many films and television shows. Pack a lunch and enjoy a full day exploring this gorgeous landscape.

Millions of people visit the mountain each year. The mountain can be explored by car, hiking, or taking the historic Cog Railway. The cog railway is the most popular way to reach the summit, offering stunning views of the surrounding area.

Garden of the Gods

This gorgeous park is home to towering red rock formations that have been sculpted by wind and water over millions of years. It is a popular tourist destination and is a great place to hike, bike, or rock climb. Garden of the Gods has been the top destination for breathtaking photography in Colorado Springs since the park opened to the public in 1906.

Popular features in Garden of the Gods include:

      • Balanced Rock: Located close to the south entrance, this formation features a 700-ton boulder that seems to be precariously balanced on a smaller bounder. This natural piece of art is a popular spot for tourists and photographers.
      • The Three Graces: This narrow fountain fins formation features three towering rock formations named the three graces or three sisters after the three daughters of Zeus, Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and Thalia.
      • The Kissing Camels: The perfect stop for a romantic pic in the Garden of the Gods. Kissing Camels is located on the North end of the Garden of the Gods in the Perkins Central Garden. The opening in the red rock formation is easily identified as the two camel heads, making it one of the easier rock structures to identify.
Seven Falls

These cascading waterfalls are the tallest in Colorado Springs. Located in the South Cheyenne Canyon, the falls cascade down 181 feet through seven drops.  The Seven Falls are open to the public for tours and hiking. A visitors center directs you to either climb to the top of the falls or take the tram. From the top you are greeted with amazing views of the canyon. Pair this outing with an unforgettable meal at Restaurant 1858.

Relax with a massage or spa treatment

A spa treatment is the perfect way to relax and unwind during your vacation. Colorado Springs is home to many amazing spas.

The Spa at The Broadmoor

This world-renowned spa offers a wide variety of treatments, including massages, facials, body wraps, and salon services. The spa is located in the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel, and it has stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Alluvia Spa at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

This spa is located in the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and it offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, and salon services.

MX Spa at the Mining Exchange

This spa is located in the historic Mining Exchange building, and it offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, and salon services. The spa also has a fitness center and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city.

Luna Float Spa

This spa offers float therapy, which is a type of treatment that involves floating in a sensory deprivation tank. Float therapy is said to be relaxing and beneficial for both the mind and body.

Romantic Restaurants and Bars

Pepper Tree Restaurant

888 W. Moreno Colorado Springs, CO 80905

With Panoramic views and incredible food, Pepper Tree Restaurant has been delighting Colorado Springs for more than 40 years. Famous for table side preparation of many dishes including the famous Pepper Steak.

The Rabbit Hole

101 North Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903

This whimsical upscale new American restaurant inspired by Wonderland will have you falling down The Rabbit Hole and into a whole new world with seasonal drinks and bites. A one-of-a-kind experience.

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

306 Canon Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Several offerings in one place with The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. Award winning cuisine and stunning views no matter which restaurant you choose from the timeless Dining Room to the cozy Red Mountain Bar & Grill, The Cliff House offers unforgettable dining experiences.

District Elleven

218 N Tejon St Colorado Springs, CO 80903

District Elleven is a premiere whiskey bar with amazing tapas that blow all other bar food out of the water. Perfect for drinks after a day of shopping or sightseeing in Colorado Springs.


702 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

A favorite for locals, Shuga’s has been serving eclectic and authentic seasonal food and cocktail menus for more than 20 years. Started as a coffee bar in an old corner grocery store, Shuga’s has evolved into a favorite restaurant with favorites like almond butter cake and spicy Brazilian coconut shrimp soup.

Grand View Dining Room & Terrace

3320 Mesa Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Located in the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club and offering breathtaking vistas of both Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, Grand View Dining Room and Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy craft cocktails, local brews, and delectable cuisine.

Carlos Bistro

1025 South 21st Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The #1 restaurant in Colorado according to the Zagat Guide, Carlos Bistro has offered Fine Wine, Spirits, and unforgettable food for more than 20 years. A romantic happy hour is offered Wednesday-Saturday from  3-5pm for couples only. Arrive at 3pm for this exclusive experience.


Amazing Picture Spots

Looking for the perfect pic to capture your romantic trip? Colorado Springs is full of Instagram worthy backdrops for your photos. Some we mentioned above, like Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, but don’t skip these additional stops for unbelievable sights in the area:

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Calhan Paint Mines are a geological formation near Calhan, Colorado
The Paint Mines

About an hour northeast of Colorado Springs, the lesser-known rock formations known as the Paint Mines are worth the visit if you have the time to spare. This unique open space is host to rock formations in a variety of colors providing stunning views that many never know they missed.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

This hiking area offers scenic hiking space full of beautiful water, red rock formations, and splendid views. Another lesser known stop full of beautiful views and less crowds than your typical red rock park.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

While the Cliff Dwellings have been moved here from their original location for preservation purposes, the scenic views are still spectacular at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and the museum is great for those interested in learning more about the history of the people and area.

Check out more activities here.



Visit Colorado Springs in comfort, surrounded by the beauty of nature, by renting cabins for your vacation. From family vacations to romantic getaways, from business trips to relaxing retreats, renting a cabin is the best way to experience Colorado Springs. With activities for all seasons, anytime is an excellent time to visit.

Cabin Rentals in Colorado

There are many reasons why cabin rentals are the best way to enjoy your time in Colorado. Cabins offer a sense of privacy, access to amenities, beautiful locations, and great value. All benefits that you cannot find in a traditional hotel or resort.

Renting Cabins in Colorado

Renting cabins through Cascade Escapes is the perfect way to explore the Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, and Green Mountain Falls areas of Colorado. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak and surrounded by the beauty of nature, our peaceful and historic cabin and cottage have been welcoming visitors to the Ute Pass and Pikes Peak area for more than 18 years.

Cabins near Colorado Springs

Just 7 miles west of Colorado Springs, Cascade Escape’s cabins are in the middle of some of Colorado’s most famous attractions including Pikes Peak, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and more. Our cabins are perfect for all seasons and group sizes, from a romantic cottage to a comfy cabin for up to eight. No matter what you want to explore in and around Colorado Springs, our cabins are the perfect retreat for you.

Are vacation cabins worth it?

Visitors love our vacation cabins because they offer so many compelling benefits. Cabins offer privacy, allowing visitors to relax and unwind without worrying about disturbing others or being disturbed by other guests. Cabins typically come with benefits not found in most hotels such as kitchens, fireplaces, and private hot tubs. These comforts are perfect for those wishing for a home away from home or a more intimate setting for your vacation time. Cabins offer a beautiful and peaceful setting away from the noise and traffic of commercial districts, keeping you close enough to the action to enjoy everything you want to experience on your vacation while giving you a retreat to enjoy at the end of the day.

What types of Colorado Springs cabins are available?

Cascade Escapes is a family-owned business with two cabin options in Colorado Springs. For families and larger groups looking for a memorable vacation free from stress, we recommend Zeb’s Cabin. Zeb’s has room for up to eight guests to comfortably stay, lounge, and play. With extras available to add to your reservation and help customize your vacation. Couples enjoy the quaint charm of Ramona’s Cottage for the perfect romantic getaway, honeymoon, or escape. Its gorgeous view and quiet surroundings are the perfect place for two to enjoy a private soak in the hot tub or a cozy night in front of the fire.

What amenities will I find in Colorado Springs’ cabins?

Both Cascade Escapes rentals include private access to the entire property. Our rentals have all the comforts of home including a full kitchen, at least two full bathrooms (three in Zeb’s Cabin and two in Ramona Cottage), hot tub, outdoor seating, flat screen TV, BBQ gas grill, free on-site parking, and room service available upon request. Each kitchen is equipped with an oven, full-size stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and all cookware and dishes needed to prepare meals. Check out our specials for add-ons to make your stay even more amazing.


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Zeb’s Cabin in near Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Mountain Cabins

Both of Cascade Escapes’ Colorado mountain cabins are located in historic Cascade, Colorado on the slope of Colorado’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak. Each cabin is the perfect glamping experience, surrounded by nature with mountain views by day, stunning starlite skies at night, and all the comforts of home. Explore nature on hiking trails of all difficulties leading to beautiful waterfalls and famous vistas. You’ll see why people make our cabin or cottage part of their yearly vacation plan.

Colorado Springs Cabin Rental

Zeb’s Cabin is a Colorado Springs area cabin rental located just minutes from the entrance to Pikes Peak. This rustic location is perfect for private family lodging, group vacation, a girls’ trip, or gathering with a cabin that sleeps up to 8 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

Enjoy being surrounded by nature on nearby mountain trails that lead to a waterfall or relax on the stone patio surrounded by the scent of pine trees and mountain wildflowers. Guests at Zeb’s can enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars from their private hot tub or get cozy in front of one of the cabin’s crackling fireplaces.

Zeb’s Cabin is named after Zebulon Pike, a U.S. Army Officer whose history of exploration is often overshadowed by more famous Western explorers like Lewis and Clark. Our child explorer kits share the history of Zeb’s adventures including finding the source of the Mississippi River, mountain climbing, and pioneering new discoveries.

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Colorado Cottage

Ramona Cottage is a cozy retreat tucked away just 15-20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs. This cottage is great for small families of up to six or perfect as a romantic hideaway for a couple looking for a romantic escape, anniversary celebration, honeymoon, or just because.

Guests at the cottage will enjoy the privacy of a spacious backyard surrounded by pines with a hot tub where you can soak away your stress under a beautiful starry sky. Enjoy mountain views from the cozy living room as you relax in front of the stone fireplace. Romona Cottage is within walking distance to many local favorites like the Rock Shop and the Wines of Colorado restaurant and wine shop as well as a small park playground and many easy hiking trails to explore.

Ramona Cottage was built more than 100 years ago when Cascade was a bustling resort town. This cottage is the perfect jumping-off point to explore nature, reconnect with history, or recharge from your daily life.

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Ramona Cottage near Colorado Springs, CO

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is known for its Rocky Mountain views and beautiful vistas. Colorado Springs and Cascade are known for their amazing outdoor activities and cultural events. No matter what season you visit there is always something amazing to do in and around Colorado Springs.

Year-Round Activities

Visit Garden of the Gods – 1805 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Garden of the Gods is a national park that is home to stunning rock formations and towering sandstone cliffs. Visitors to this national park can hike, bike, or walk among the rocks, enjoying the spectacular views and stunning photo opportunities.

Drive to Pikes Peak Summit – 101 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Seasonal beauty brings new life to this drive with fall leaves or spring wildflowers, but beautiful year-round, this drive is open every day*weather permitting. Pikes Peak is the highest mountain in Colorado and a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and drivers. Drive to the Summit for spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Springs area. Prefer not to drive? Ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a unique way to reach the summit and take in the surrounding scenery.

Check out Cave of the Winds Mountain Park – 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

The Cave of the Winds is a natural cave system you can visit for daily tours. Visitors explore the cave’s many chambers and passageways on a variety of tours. The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park allows visitors to have fun above ground in a variety of activities including the Bat-a-pult zip line, Cliff Hanger climbing wall, Geronimo’s Leap, and Wind Walker Challenge Course.

Experience the Manitou Cliff Dwellings – 10 Cliff Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a group of cliff dwellings that were built by the Anasazi people over 1000 years ago. The dwellings are open year-round and offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the ancient cliff dwellers. Check the Manitou Springs website for hours for the dwellings and museums.

Visit the United States Air Force Academy – 2346 Academy Dr, Air Force Academy, CO 80840

The United States Air Force Academy is located just outside of Colorado Springs and welcomes visitors year-round in their visitor center. Visitors can tour approved areas of the academy, learn about the history of the Air Force, and see some of the cadet training program in action.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to over 7,000 animals from all around the world. Visitors can see baby penguins, hippos, giraffes, lions, tigers, pandas, and giraffes. Check their website for the daily animal demonstration and feeding schedule so you can plan your visit.

Visit a local museum or art gallery

Colorado Springs is home to several museums and art galleries. Popular museums include the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum, and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

Focus on the Family Visitors Center

The Focus on the Family visitors center is a great rainy-day activity for the whole family. The kids’ play area includes a 3 story slide, discovery emporium, and radio station where your child can record their voice on an episode of Adventures in Odyssey. The Welcome Center also includes a  coffee area, guided tours, Birthday party rooms, and a toddler play area. Check their website for hours and scheduled closures.

Enjoy some shopping in Old Colorado City Historic District

The Old Colorado City Historic District dates back to the 19th century. This original settlement of Colorado City was formed by the Colorado Town Company. Filled with art galleries, restaurants, shopping centers, and plush boutiques, the Old Colorado City Historic District is a shopper’s dream.

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Summer Activities

Whitewater Rafting

With a season running from April to October for most companies, Whitewater rafting is a popular activity for the Colorado Springs area. Rapid trips are available for all skill levels from beginners to experts.

Hiking or Biking in the Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are a great place to enjoy the outdoors. The area boasts hundreds of hiking and biking trails to choose from. Some of the most popular trails include the Barr Trail, the Manitou Incline, and the Bear Creek Trail. Find a ranked list of the 25 best hiking and biking trails here.

See Colorado Springs from a Hot Air Balloon

While some hot air balloon companies are year-round, the best time to Hot Air Balloon in Colorado Springs is Summer. Multiple Hot Air Balloon festivals come to Colorado throughout the summer and popular balloon companies offer group or private rides for this unique way to view Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, or the Air Force Academy.

Take a scenic drive

Colorado Springs is surrounded by stunning scenery, with many fantastic scenic drives. Some of the most popular drives include Pikes Peak Highway, the Garden of the Gods Scenic Byway, and the South Cheyenne Canon Park Drive.

Attend a summer concert or festival

Colorado Springs is host to a variety of summer concerts and festivals each year. Some yearly festivals include the Manitou Springs Wine Festival,  Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, and the First & Main Town Center Summer Concert Series.

Can I find a beach near Colorado Springs?

Prospect Lake Beach is an open water swim area with a sand beach located in Colorado Springs. This manmade beach has locker rooms and picnic tables allowing families to spend the whole day enjoying the beach. Prospect Lake Beach is found at 619 Prospect Lake Drive, Colorado Springs.

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Hot air balloons doing a splash and dash in a lake in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Fall Activities

Enjoy the Fall Foliage from Pikes Peak – 101 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

The fall colors at Pikes Peak are truly spectacular. Enjoy them by car, bike, hike, or take the COG Railway to the summit. Fall is an amazing time to visit, but make sure to check the weather on the summit, you may already need a coat!

Visit the Garden of the Gods Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch – 3105 Gateway Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site hosts a yearly harvest festival as part of its living history program with wagon rides, pumpkins, music, and more. The grounds are open daily from sunup to sundown with historic homes and blacksmith open only for special events. Find more information on their website.

Go Apple Picking

Enjoy this family activity in one of the many orchards around Colorado Springs that offer apple picking in the fall. Enjoy this classic fall activity at Happy Apple Farm or Third Street Apples both in Penrose, CO.

Visit Oktoberfest

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest festival began in 2011 with the goal of bringing an authentic German experience through food, beer and music. The event usually runs Friday-Sunday in mid-late September at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Check the website for details.

Monument Oktoberfest is celebrated for a single day at Monument’s Pikes Peak Brewing Co. Updates for this year’s event will be coming soon to their website.

Find more Fall fun at visit Colorado Springs.

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Apple picking near Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs Winter Activities

Ice Climbing

Front Range Climbing Company is your guide to climbing in the Colorado Springs area. Ice climbing is a unique and amazing new skill with ice climbing locations in Colorado Springs and Clear Creek Canyon.

Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing & Hiking

Popular hiking trails become perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter months. Popular trails to explore in the winter include the Bear Creek Trail, the North Cheyenne Canyon Trail, and the Palmer Park Trail.

Winter Fun at the Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers a variety of winter activities including ice skating, snowshoeing, and animal feeding. Check out their website for current seasonal offerings and the daily animal exhibit and feeding schedules.

Jeep and ATV tours

Don’t let winter stop you from exploring the great outdoors. Enclosed and heated Jeep and ATV tours keep the road less traveled open in the winter months with full or half-day trips with Colorado Jeep Tours and Great Outdoors Adventures.

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center – 4729 Twin Rocks Rd, Divide, CO 80814

Winter is the perfect time to visit the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center. The animals are more active in cooler months making winter an excellent time to see the coyotes, red foxes, wolves, and wolf-hybrids. Visit their website for information on tours and to get information about their current pack.

Colorado Springs Holiday Food and Gift Festival

In early December Norris Penrose presents the annual Holiday Food & Gift festival. Last year 150 exhibitors joined the 25th annual festival featuring vintage treasures, arts, and gourmet foods. Come back soon for more information on this year’s festivities. This holiday festival promises days of unique shopping and holiday fun.

Royal Gorge Bridge of Lights – 4218 Co Rd 3A, Cañon City, CO 81212

The Royal Gorge Bridge of Lights drive thru holiday light display premiered in 2022 as a special opportunity to drive across the beautiful Royal Gorge suspension bridge surrounded by thousands of lights for the holiday season. Beginning in mid-November and running through New Year’s Eve, this event promised to become a time-honored Christmas Tradition.

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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, CO

Colorado Springs Spring Activities

Wildflower season

Don’t miss out on springtime in the National Parks around Colorado Springs. Snow melts away, uncovering a variety of wildflowers. Most of the best hikes will be blanketed in wildflowers. Pick up a wildflower identification guide to help identify all the spring beauty you’ll see.

Whitewater rafting

While rafting is available in Summer as well, Spring offers increased opportunities for rafting and kayaking. Melting mountain snow replenishes the rivers and streams causing water to rise and increase the speed for these popular water activities.

Why visit Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs is a beautiful city with stunning scenery, a vibrant museum and art community, cultural attractions, and endless outdoor activities. No matter what season you choose to visit, Colorado Springs has something to offer everyone.


The historic district of Old Colorado City. a section of greater Colorado Springs, combines shopping. Dining, entertainment, and special events into a charming and unique experience. Beautiful hundred-year-old brick buildings and tree-lined sidewalks provide the setting for more than 125 specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

Old Colorado City is the oldest city in the Pikes Peak Region, established in 1859 and designated the first capital of the Colorado Territory in 1861. It is now a treasured National Historic District.

During your fun day of shopping, Visit some of Colorado Springs’ independent restaurants. Locals stand in line for the fresh bread and French onion soup at La Baguette French Bakery and Café. You can also enjoy breakfast on the patio of Bon Ton’s Café, homemade ice cream at the Colorado City Creamery, burgers and beer at Thunder & Buttons, or many other unique options. On Saturdays, Shop for fresh Colorado ingredients at the Old Colorado City Farmers Market. From Old Colorado City, it’s only a short drive to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak, or downtown Colorado Springs.


The 14,1 70.foot summit of Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America, and it offers many ways to enjoy its magnificence. Take a drive up Pikes Peak Highway, hike up the Barr Trail, or even ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway all the way to the top. You will be one of more than half a million people each year who enjoy the peak in all its glory.

Two notable events that take place on the mountain each year are the Pikes Peak Marathon and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. If you have a fear of heights or lack endurance, travel to nearby Cave of the Winds, where you will experience jaw dropping wonder and astonishment at its geology and adventure rolled into one. Or go to Santa’s North Pole, at the entrance of the Pikes Peak Highway, where it is Christmas all year long.

When you travel to Pikes Peak, not only will you enjoy a beautiful view, but you will also find a charming shopping and cultural treat in Manitou Springs. Nine mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snowmelt of Pikes Peak. Adam’s Mountain Cafe, Craftwood Inn, and the Briarhurst Manor are just some of the unique places dine while you are in town.


  • See where Olympic dreams come true at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
  • Colorado Winter Activity
  • Cripple Creek’s Ice Festival


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