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.
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.
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.
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.
Cabin honeymoon couples make us so incredibly happy! We hope to share more stories like Emily and Damian’s, so please shoot us a message if you’ve stayed with us and would like to be featured on the blog.
Meet Emily and Damian: a sweet couple who chose us for their cabin honeymoon in November 2020. We love featuring guest stories here on the Cozy Cabin blog, and it’s always heartwarming to hear how Cascade Escapes gets to be a part of the romance from time to time.
Cabin Honeymoon in a Pandemic
This sweet couple chose our Colorado cabins because it provided the perfect pandemic solution to honeymooning during COVID-19! Plus, our neck of the woods is an easy driving distance from most parts of the Midwest and West, making us a great stop along the map for adventurers on a road trip. Emily shares, “ We wanted somewhere […] to enjoy our time together without any obligations or anyone else around.”
The private seclusion of Ramona’s Cottage is perfect for that—but it also has a few neat things to do, too—which was perfect for Emily and Damian, who also hoped for a place that would have a few things to do nearby, but nothing that felt overwhelming or made them feel like they absolutely had to do.
We agree, Emily and Damian, flexible options on what your day will bring is always a plus!
We love getting to know our cabin couples, and Emily was kind enough to share her cabin honeymoon story for a blog feature! It’s always fun to share these cabin honeymoon stories and shine a spotlight on couples and families who stay with us!
Before the Cabin Honeymoon: How they Met
Emily and Damian met just over six years ago during college—and the rest is history. Damian likes to tell the story, she turned me down for our first date, but Emily actually favors the story about how her now-husband proposed.
During the hectic times of college life during a pandemic, their time together had been extremely limited and so the strain of distance had been a heavy factor. After a lot of time apart, they finally squeezed in a date together and Emily had a sneaking suspicion Damian would propose. But why do you think that? Her friend asked, and Emily admitted she honestly had no good reason to suspect he would propose—other than what her heart was telling her.
Their first date after this gap in their time together as a couple was a throwback to the location of their very first date. She felt those nervous flutters of anticipation all through the meal—but still no proposal. Damian asked , “Do you want to go to the top of the world?”
“I actually kind of had to use the restroom,” Emily admits, “but I was hopeful [that he’d propose], so I said sure.”
Hope, Patience, and a Pandemic Wedding
And her hopeful persistence paid off—as the sunset dwindled and the last bit of light gave way to a gentle twilight, Damian proposed. Emily, of course, said yes—and we’re so glad they did!
When couples book their private cabin with us, we take pride in knowing we are the best in the West. Our Colorado cabins offer a private hot tub, a fully-equipped kitchen, and spacious but cozy private quarters that allow couples to stretch out, cuddle up, and let go of life for a quiet getaway.
Nearby dining includes local favorite, Wines of Colorado, and plenty of other fine dining, breweries, and local eateries in downtown Colorado Springs and nearby Woodland Park. Planning a wedding trip or anniversary is easy to do when you’ve got such a scenic and historic spot to explore and enjoy.
Cabin Honeymoon: Perfect Solution for COVID-Times
Emily and Damian found their perfect honeymoon solution for pandemic living—and we are so happy to offer a safe and private option for vacationing during COVID.
As newly-weds, the sweet couple tells us their couples’ goals include the motto, “live long and prosper.” They hope to travel, raise a family at some point, and enjoy their chosen careers as mechanical engineers while living a life they love together.
Cheers to that!
We wish you both the very best in life ahead, and we hope you’ll travel back to the cottage from time to time.
If you book your cabin getaway with us, opt-in for the Vintage Picnic and you’ll discover our giant, soft homemade cookies. These famous Cascade Escapes cookies are straight from our family recipe files. Since we already shared Grandma Hazel’s fudge recipe, we thought we’d share this recipe too. And if you’re looking for a cabin getaway, well–we’ve got your back on that one, too. Check out our sweet deals on renting a weekend of Cabin Life here!
These cookies are perfect for Santa’s snacks! The recipe yields a lot of cookies, so it won’t be the end of the world if your family eats a few before leaving some out for the big guy. Soft, chewy, delicious cookies like these are a mainstay for the holiday season, so give these a try and see if the recipe becomes a tradition in your kitchen, too.
A Cabin Tradition
When we opened up our cabins for rent twenty years ago, I don’t think we quite knew what the next two decades would have in store. So as we celebrate holiday 2020, we reflect on all the unexpected challenges and silver-linings of a twenty-year adventure. We love being your favorite Colorado innkeepers, and watching our little cabin company grow has been the best blessing we could hope for.
If you book your cabin rental with us in 2021, we’re excited to tell you about new happenings around our cozy cabin properties! We’re rolling out new offerings like the February Educational Explorer Package, and an Easter Egg Hunt option for the months of March and April. We are also planning some fun giveaways for our visitors and our fans and followers on social media.
Many of the classic offerings, like the Vintage Picnic, will be staying on the menu—so check out all the many ways you can customize and personalize your cabin vacation in 2021. Headed to Colorado? Find out what Colorado attractions we recommend in our area, and plan your trip accordingly.
Ramona’s Cottage: Quaint Cabin Getaway
Ramona’s Cottage is our romantic quaint cabin getaway, perfect for a Valentine’s Day weekend or a romantic couples’ retreat. Anniversary celebration or a wedding trip are perfect reasons to book Ramona’s Cottage for a romantic weekend getaway. You can add the Vintage Picnic for a sweet, unique touch to your cabin plans. Hike the short distance to the beautiful waterfall and reconnect over the romantic lunch for two complete with these delicious cookies.
If you’re looking for a romantic spot to honeymoon, we recommend Ramona’s Cottage with nearby attractions you’re sure to remember forever. Visit the majestic beauty of the mountainside with scenic hikes, or explore the Cave of the Winds to really experience the wondrous gems of Colorado. Downtown Colorado Springs offers shopping, dining, and more to round out your Colorado stay.
Zeb’s Cabin: The Spot for Adventure
Zeb’s Cabin is the perfect place for families to go glamping! Also perfect for couples looking for a little extra room to spread out and enjoy the cabin life. Relax in the hot tub or lounge in the living room with a beautiful view of the Colorado woodland setting. Just minutes from Pike’s Peak, you’ll be set to hike and explore the beautiful land and close enough to tour the historic district of Colorado Springs.
If you book your cabin getaway with us in February, you’ll get a special box of educational fun to guide you through Colorado history with some interesting tidbits about our interesting and historical location. If you’re looking for a unique way to plan your vacation, we promise our cabin rentals will add a lot to your vacation plans.
Cabin Life + Cookies
We are so excited to share a slice of cabin life with you once again here on the blog, and also happy to share another great recipe from the family files. If you’re looking for a great recipe for the holidays, we’re glad you’ve found this one! If you have any questions, be in touch with us by shooting an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see how your cookies turn out! Take a pic and share with us on social media! Be sure to tag us on Instagram: @cascadeescapes
The Cascade Escapes Family Cookie Recipe
PreHeat Oven to 375 Bake for 8-10 minutes
Approx. Yield: 3 ½ dozen
1 Stick Blue Bonnet Oleo
1 Stick of Butter
1/3 C shortening
1 C Brown sugar
1 c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 ¼ C flour (AP)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (coarse ground sea salt)
In one bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, mix together the butter and oil with both types of sugars. Add vanilla and then add the eggs. Slowly add the dry mix as you beat together all ingredient.
Add 4 handfuls of chocolate chips to the mix!
Make balls of dough (approx. 1 ½ inch diameter) and space evenly on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Be sure not to over-bake!
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