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Searching for the perfect Colorado cabin rental? Looking for family friendly vacation ideas that are fun for the whole family with an extra side of learning and exploration? Look no further that the February promotional package offering that we’re announcing today on the Cabin Life Blog!

Learn With Cascade Escapes

Cascade Escapes cabins in scenic Colorado are already the perfect spot for a family vacation, but our newest offer is especially sweet. It puts education in a box—a souvenir box to take with you even after you’ve said goodbye to your vacation!

The Explorer Box is packed with all you need to make your stay a full family adventure. You’ll find a book about nature, a map to follow for some scenic hiking fun, and more activities, maps and history about our local area!

Explore with us!

The Explorer box is free to all families staying with us in February. Each box is unique, so mention the code EXPLORER to receive your one-of-a-kind box when book your cabin stay with us in Februrary 2021. After February, this sweet deal won’t be completely gone: you’ll be able to add the Explorer Box as an easy add-on when you book your cabin vacation. Want more than one box? Because each box is handcrafted by our small staff, you’ll get a unique box perfect for every child in the family!

Explorer Box Example
The Explorer Box is loaded with educational resources and kid-friendly fun to make your stay extra fun!

So what’s in the Explorer Box? We’re excited show you.

  • A Book About Nature
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Word Search & Puzzle Games
  • Colorado History
  • Creative Stickers


And a whole bunch more! Contents may vary, as each box is individually packed by your friendly innkeepers!

Colorado History and More

We want to share a love of nature and appreciation of Colorado history with our guests, and we hope the Explorer box will do exactly that and more. Discover the history of Zebulon Pike, learn about our famous Woodmen Road and how it relates to the railroads and TB camps of the 19th century–and discover what museums and historical sites make the list for Colorado Springs Top Ten Things to See and Do.

We’re always on the lookout for fun things to recommend to our guests, and inside the Explorer box you’ll find maps and more to guide your stay. Traveling with kids can be stressful, exhausting, and anxiety can compound as you struggle to devise an itinerary and navigate your new surroundings. Our goal is to provide more than just a cabin to rent. Staying with Cascade Escapes should feel like a true vacation with the promise of adventure.

Unwind, unplug, and let go of your worries at our family-friendly cabin rentals! With all the comforts of home plus a view you couldn’t find anywhere else, our Colorado cabins offer an amazing value for family-friendly lodging. The mountainside scenery is a wooded wonderland just waiting to be explored. Now come see what we’re talking about–and share your pictures with us on Instagram!

Share stories and pictures from your adventures with us! And let us know if you’d like to be featured on our blog, Instagram, or other social media.

Share Your Colorado Cabin Stories With Us!

We want you to share your Colorado cabin memories with us! Seeing your pictures is an absolute highlight of our job as Colorado innkeepers. We love the way our cabin families celebrate life and live their best memories while visiting our properties. When you book your vacation 2021 with us, be sure to tell us all about it! If you’d like your stories or pictures to be featured on our blog or social media, be sure to let us know!

Want to book your family vacation now? Check out our online booking tool, and/or email if you have any specific questions. If you’re booking in February, mention the code EXPLORER for your kid-friendly kit. Let us know how many kids are in your family group, and we’ll arrange accordingly.

Are you looking to book Spring or Summer cabins? Use our book now feature to plan ahead. Cascade Escape cabins are open year-round, cleaned and sanitized thoroughly between every occupancy, and fully equipped with furnished comforts and a hot-tub. Our private cabins offer the perfect single-family solution for vacation rentals. Both property locations are secluded yet close to plenty of things to do in Colorado Springs.

Book Your Cabin Stay With Us

Let us know if you’re planning to book or if you have questions about our special offers or add-ons. We can’t wait to see you at the cabin this year! Find us on Facebook and Instagram, or check out the rest of our website to learn more about our single-family cabin rentals.



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.

Ramona's Cottage, romantic cabin getaway in Cascade, CO
Ramona’s cottage, a sweet cabin getaway in the Colorado mountains!

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.

Cascade Escape's family cabin getaway, cabin rental in Cascade, CO.
Zeb’s Cabin offers a spacious cabin experience that is perfect for couples or a family of four!

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


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

These cookies are a tradition for a reason! Check out our family recipe and be sure to follow our Cabin Life blog for more recipes, deals, and updates on all things Cabin Life!

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 eggs

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!

Are you ready to kick off 2021 with a cabin vacation rental and family adventure? We certainly are. As exciting as the twists and turns of 2020 have been, we’re looking forward to a fresh start! What better start to your 2021 could you hope for, than a relaxing family vacation. Sound good? Read on to see what we have in store!

New Offers for Zeb’s Cabin

Cascade Escapes is excited to offer some new and exciting things in 2021! As a long-time getaway in Colorado, we have been a tried-and-true vacation haven for many throughout the years. Our cabin rentals offer quaint, comfortable and private lodging for couples, families, small friend groups, and more. We were lucky enough in this wild year to have seen a lot of growth, which we attribute to being the perfect COVID-friendly vacation option for you and your family!

Because of the new normal, we decided to offer more to our cabin campers. We understand that planning a vacation in COVID times can be extra stressful, and a cabin getaway is meant for relaxation more than anything. I think it’s safe to say that none of us expected this pandemic to go on for as long as it has, and as experienced innkeepers with twenty years in the industry, our heart goes out to our cabin family.

The people we meet while staying in our cabins make our company what it is–and we love getting to know our visitors from all the world. We truly care about all of our Cascade Escapes visitors. Every single person who we have the honor of hosting touches us in a new way, teaches us something new, lets us see a new life we wouldn’t have known without meeting them.

A Special Gift for Families

Book your cabin vacation in scenic Colorado for vacation 2021 now!

Our guests have given us so much over the years, so we’re excited to give back with a few special offers made for you, from us.

One of those new special offers involves learning. Because, of course, learning at home is one of those strange “new normals” that we’re all adjusting to on the daily. Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or you’ve been thrown into the e-learning arena, we know it’s an ongoing challenge to find a work-life-school balance.

Fitting a vacation into all of that seems impossible. But it doesn’t have to be! A break is long overdue, and that’s why we’re offering something to help make it happen.

If you book your cabin vacation with us in February, you’ll have access to our own Educational Explorer Kit. This little kit comes packed with information about Colorado’s history and the famous namesake of Pikes Peak, Zebulon Pike. The educational kit includes exciting locations and information to discover and explore with landmark history and other fun facts to learn about Colorado Springs.

The Educational Explorer Cabin Rental Package

We’ll include a box filled with educational fun so you can plan your vacation and learning adventure all at once. It’s a humble offering to all the parents combining home, office, and school under some difficult circumstances. Cascade Escapes is family-owned and operated, so we know a thing or two about all the hard work it takes!

This is one of the many reasons why we’re so invested in offering family friendly vacations that are incredibly memorable and special. Cancel out all those stressful memories that clouded up the year of 2020, and get 2021 going in the right direction.

The Cabin Vacation: Reinvented

Now, while we don’t know when this new normal will end, e-learning or some variation is becoming a bigger and more permanent part of our lives. For that reason, we see a lot of families reinventing the way they vacation. Our Educational Explorer Packet will definitely make your cabin vacation more memorable, with activities and ideas for adventure built right in.

Let us make your vacation planning a bit easier from start to finish, and come check out all the amazing area attractions in Colorado Springs. You’ll find so much to do from the Cave of the Winds to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and you’ll find yourself happy to curl up for a good night’s sleep in the cozy cabin before morning calls. And when morning calls, be sure to check out some of Colorado’s best for breakfast!

Our family friendly cabin vacation rental is located just minutes from historic Colorado Springs, CO and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, as well as numerous other educational and historic landmarks. Whether your kiddo is learning Colorado history or you’re just looking for a way to supplement their education in general, there’s no shortage of history, education, and entertainment in our area.

Visitors to Zeb’s Cabin explore nature on a family hike with our popular Vintage Picnic package. Photo used with permission.

children hiking with a large picnic basket in scenic Colorado woods
Visitors to Zeb’s Cabin explore nature on a family hike with our popular Vintage Picnic package. Photo used with permission.

Zeb’s Cabin

Zeb’s Cabin, located minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, is named after Zebulon Pike himself. Zebulon Pike was a U.S. Army officer who led the expedition in search of the Mississippi River source in 1805. His instructions were to find the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers and investigate Spanish settlements in New Mexico.

Zebulon Pike’s interesting history is often overshadowed by the expeditions of Lewis and Clark. However, Zeb’s explorations and exciting life are an interesting dip into history for kids and history lovers of all ages. If you book with us in February, you’ll receive a free Educational Explorer’s Kit. The kit comes with all the things you’ll need to complete your learning adventure in our neck of the woods. We especially love the exciting adventures of Zebulon Pike and all his adventures! From mountain climbing to pioneering new discoveries, his story will amaze people of all ages. Zeb is a unique character in American history that kids love to learn about–especially when walking the very grounds he pioneered with exploration.

Our cabin vacation rentals really strive to deliver a unique experience, and we hope our February offer will have your family excited to learn and explore. Let us know about this blog post when you book, and mention EXPLORER to get your Educational Explorer Kit upon check-in at our Colorado cabin!



The holidays are a little different this year, so we’re offering a tried and true family recipe for a little choco-therapy here on the Cozy Cabin Blog at Cascade Escapes. We know that a warm blanket, a good book, and delicious treats can turn a cold and boring day into a sweet and comfy retreat.

This particular fudge recipe is very close to our heart. It’s a delightfully rich and chocolatey recipe from the family files! This fudge recipe stretches back to our cabin owner’s childhood. Grandma Hazel was an inspiration and cornerstone in the life of Cascade Escapes cabin vacation rental owner, Sandy. Today we are sharing a special part of Grandma Hazel’s legacy through this family recipe with you.

The Fudge Recipe

Grandma Hazel’s Fudge is a unique fudge recipe in that it has marshmallows simmered right into the base. This offers a deliciously rich and creamy layer of sweet flavor that folds into the chocolate for a smooth finish. If you’d like to add some texture and taste, feel free to add some nuts. We like shaved almonds or chopped walnuts–but you can certainly go for macadamia nuts or hazelnuts.

December 2020 might not be the same without bustling schedules and gatherings to celebrate with our families, friends, and communities. However, we hope you’ll find ways to bring the holiday spirit into your home with holiday recipes, family traditions, and a focus on what truly matters for this season of reflection.

The process of making fudge is easy enough. We let the kids try their hand at stirring, pouring, and sorting ingredients. This fudge recipe has a lot of fun tasks–like tearing up jumbo marshmallows!

You can also use tiny marshmallows to simplify that step, but definitely try this unique recipe that incorporates the fluffy white sweet treat. The added velvety quality from the marshmallows deepens the flavor. Because our kiddos aren’t a fan of nuts, we made ours without. But it happened to be national fudge and peanut butter day, so I mixed up a quick peanut butter fudge icing to pour over the top for an extra sweet and delicious layer. I didn’t use a specific recipe, but you can find some good ones around Pinterest, like this one from the Yummy Tummy.

One great thing about a yummy fudge recipe like this: it’s easy to mix in your own ideas and try many flavors and combinations. At the same time, this family fudge recipe is tried and true and simple enough to (almost) be called fool-proof.

The Cozy Cabin Vacation Rentals

When our Colorado cabin rental company was founded a decade ago, the idea of families passing through seemed simple enough. This was a matter of business, and guests coming and going from Cascade Escapes cabin rentals were par for the course. However, as our cabin vacation rental grew, and we met more and more families and couples who booked their Colorado vacation with us, it became a personal investment.

We think of Cascade Escapes as more than just cabin rentals and vacation housing. These cabin rentals are vacation spots where memories are made. Visiting couples and families that stay in our cabin vacation rentals are a connective piece of who we are as a company. Families return year after year as our cozy cabin rentals become an annual vacation tradition.

The Cozy Cabin Experience

Because of this sense of community and commitment to our Cascade Escapes vacationing couples and families–past, present, and future–we want the Cozy Cabin Blog to be more than just information about our cabin rentals. We want to share stories, recipes, and memories with our readers and folks who happen upon our site. We hope that you’ll book your 2020 Holiday getaway with us, and that you’ll find your stay an incredibly unique and joyful retreat.

When you book your cabin rental with us, you’ll find sweet add-on deals to craft a uniquely personalized experience, such as the Vintage Picnic add-on. With this cabin booking add-on, you’ll get to taste another authentic recipe from Grandma Hazel, too. Every Vintage Picnic basket is packed with flaky croissant sandwiches, chips, and giant cookies from the recipe book of Grandma Hazel herself. We love how family history stays alive in the tiny details of our family-owned vacation rental company. This is what truly sets apart from many Air BnBs and other Colorado boutique lodging.

Holiday 2020: Book Now

Before we dive into the recipe, here’s an offer even better than our family fudge recipe. If you book your stay with us now, you’ll receive another dessert from Grandma Hazel’s recipe book. Mention the code HolidayTreats20 to receive a complimentary pie to liven up your last-minute holiday adventure.

A winter family vacation can be awe-inspiring and magical. Find out how your cabin rental can turn the winter holiday into a magical moment.

December is basically here, and the Christmas countdown has begun. If you’re looking for something more than chocolate therapy and you’d like to book a cabin getaway, email:

Act fast because our December spots will fill up fast!

Grandma Hazel’s Fudge

Creamy and decadent, stirring fudge to that perfect consistency is so satisfying!

4 C Sugar

10 2/3 oz evaporated milk

20 Large Marshmallows (torn up/equals 1 ½ cups of tiny marshamallows)

3 C Chocolate Chips

½ cup of butter (or shortening)

1 ½ tsp vanilla

Optional: nuts of your choice

In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows. Constantly to incorporate ingredients, then bring to boil and let it sit at a rolling boil for 6 minutes.

Chunk up the butter and place in a medium bowl along with chocolate chips, vanilla and (optional) nuts. Pour the boiling mixture into the bowl and stir together.

Pour the incorporated melted fudge into a greased 13×9 pan and let cool before cutting.

Yields approx. 40 pieces

Our rendition included a peanut butter fudge icing on top of Grandma Hazel’s Fudge recipe. Let us know how your fudge turns out too!






Happy Thanksgiving from Our Cabin to Your Crew!

Whether you are a crew of two, four or six, we wish everyone out there a Happy Thanksgiving. To our loyal Cascade Escapes friends and families, we hope your holiday is filled with warm memories and a meaningful celebration with loved ones near and far. We can’t believe the year is wrapping up and it’s already time to think about booking a cabin rental for 2021.

It’s been a strange and unexpected year, but we hope adventure and good times found you even during these trying times. Cascade Escapes is happy to offer a welcome retreat to couples and families looking to book a cabin getaway that promises a break from the stressful happenings around us.

Over the years, our company has grown to see many families share cabin vacations, and it is absolutely the best part of our job to see our guests benefit from our unique vacation rental. Our wonderful families leave happy and return knowing they can count on us for an unforgettable and enjoyable weekend away.

Scenic Cabin Rental for 2021

Knowing that families make such special memories at our scenic cabin rental properties in Cascade, CO brings us a lot of joy, and this is why we’re writing to say–we have a lot of gratitude to all our guests for every single stay to come our way in the last  20+ years.

Colorful Colorado Landscape
Plan your 2021 Colorado Vacation and put Cascade Escapes on your list for lodging! Image: Adobe

We love sharing the beautiful landscapes and histories of Colorado. When we established our cabin rental properties, we did it to share our love of the area, and our love of the history that surrounds us. This holiday season, we are thankful to still be booking vacations and seeing our cabin become part of the treasured memories families will treasure for years to com.

And, as we wrap up another successful year of sharing the Colorado experience, we’re excitedly dreaming about 2021. Think of all the memories waiting be made in these quaint cabins. Proposals, honeymoons, a family’s first trip together, a long overdue quilter’s reunion…

Our cabin has hosted a myriad of memories and we’re proud to offer the very best in the boutique travel industry. Now that 2020 is coming to a close, we’re ready to celebrate with pie and turkey. Let us know how you’re planning to celebrate the holiday, too!

Beat the Hustle: Book Your Cabin Rental for 2021

November is typically a month of holiday hustle and bustle! A lot of moms and family-circus managers out there are crossing off the days until the micro-managing and frantically planning schedules. As if that weren’t enough, 2020 gave us a brand-new Coronavirus—and who could have seen that coming? Now it’s time to reclaim joy and fill your life with a few precious memories. We invite you to check out our cabin rental packages to plan your family’s vacation for 2021.

Your vacation in 2021 doesn’t have to be over-the-top complicated, and it can be the social distancer’s dream. After all this time, we know that the social distancing theme can seem a bit tiresome—but, for better or for worse, we also know it’s the new norm. Luckily, we’ve found ourselves to be pretty great at pivoting during some of the most challenging times.

A Clean & Safe COVID-Conscious Vacation

Let us take care of your vacation with top-notch service, a thorough sanitization of all our properties, and a socially distanced experience that truly lets your family get back to normal for a weekend of carefree family connection. We’ve all spent so long cooped up together, that a change of scenery feels life changing. And, with all the fresh air you could ask for, ‘cooped up’ will no longer be a thought in your mind.

cozy Colorado cabin living area
Zeb’s Cabin, Cascade, CO image by Cascade Escapes

Family Owned & Operated Cabin Rentals

We have to mention that Cascade Escapes is family-owned and operated. We are a property management company in Colorado with over twenty years of experience. 2020 decided to throw us a few curveballs, but our game is still strong. We offer a fully sanitized, personalized cabin getaway experience that comes with a variety of included amenities as well as customizable add-ons to ensure your vacation is stress-free fun.

After all—Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we know filling our homes with family might feel a little strange or uncertain this year. No matter what kind of celebration you plan, Happy Thanksgiving from us! Because Thanksgiving is all about fitting in as much gratitude and family as we can muster—oh, and don’t forget the turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving from Colorado!

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in Colorado and all across the country. This is a holiday that has evolved and grown right along with our nation, and we’re glad to be holding the tradition near and dear this year. We celebrate our friends and family and all the blessings of 2020, because there’s always something out there to be thankful for.

As we look ahead to 2021, we’re excited for the possibilities that a new year has to offer. We are holding onto joyful moments and are determined to see more memories made in 2021. It fills us with so much joy to be the place that so many loyal cabin campers return to year after year, season after season, for their vacations, and the memories that come with them. Are you ready for the adventure of a weekend in the woods?

Consider Cabin Life for Vacation 2021

Are you excited to take in the mountain air and commit to a weekend without calendars, just cabin life? Booking a cabin rental for 2021 is one click away and we can’t wait to show you why we are a unique and perfect choice for a Colorado vacation.

Life will always be something—it will be big, it will be busy, it will move fast, and, more than anything else, it will take you by surprise. That’s one of the many reasons that the team here at Cascade Escapes love to be able to offer you a quiet haven to reminisce in the mountains. We take pride in being the place for tall trees and bare knees running through the woods. And we like to think our little cabins are places for keeping time and space free from the hustle and bustle that we’ve all grown so familiar with in this uncertain, uncharted territory that is 2020.

To all our friends and family, near and far, we invite you to mention the code ThankfulTurkey in an email to –we have something special we’d like to offer you when you book your custom cabin getaway package!



Today’s post is written by local copywriter and owner of Moonphase Creative, with an honest review account of her family’s trip to visit Cascade Escapes, Zeb’s Cabin.

Colorado Mom telling you why you need coffee in a cabin.
I’m Angi, a Colorado mom of 4, and I’m visiting the Cascade Escapes blog today to tell you why this was the perfect family vacation.

The Most Fun in 2020: Zeb’s Cabin Rental

It’s been a challenging year, but the most fun I’ve had in 2020 was our weekend at a cabin rental in Cascade, CO. So I thought I’d share our story so you can plan for a better 2021.

Hi there! I’m Angi, and I’m a Colorado Springs mom living life with four kids, two cats, and a husband. This year has been crazy, and by that I mean: we’ve all been blindsided by a LOT. We’ve survived a pandemic, a global crisis, and all the other things that made 2020 the strangest year we’ll never forget. Our plans to see family in Seattle? Scratched. Our usual summer adventures? Canceled. But then we found out about Zeb’s Cabin, a vacation rental in Cascade, CO.

We jumped at the opportunity to visit this place, and I mindfully committed to breathing in some mountain air and focusing on my family. As a working mom with a lot of hectic happenings, the time to unwind was welcome. A vacation in 2020 seemed almost surreal, but the fresh air was certainly welcome.

With four kids, especially, finding family lodging is a challenge. This is why, we discovered, a cabin rental is the perfect lodging solution for a family of any size. Cascade Escapes has been around a long time–well before AirBNB was even a thing. And for that reason, this cabin rental is the best in the area. Owners Sandy and Bob have been at this cabin rental business for a long time, and it shows in their expert handling of details and customization.

The Coziest Cabin You’ll Find

I’m not even joking when I tell you this is the coziest cabin rental you could ever find–I couldn’t dream up the thoughtful details. This sweet little cabin tucked away in Cascade, CO is tiny yet spacious, and truly feels like home. Adorable rustic decor adds to the country cabin charm.

The Cascade, CO cabin rental is fully equipped with everything you need: even a grill and outdoor dining space!

I committed to relaxation, the kids clamored for the outdoors, and my husband was already pulling on his hiking boots before we even put away our suitcases. We signed on for the Vintage Picnic Lunch Package, and this might be my very favorite part of the weekend getaway. The Vintage Picnic includes an adorable packed lunch to take on a hike to a scenic waterfall, so our very first to-do was get things settled and head out the door for our first adventure.


Vintage Lunch & Scenic Hike

Upon our arrival, Sandy, owner of the Cascade Escapes vacation rentals, presented us with the adorable vintage picnic basket. She gave us directions to a nearby hike that is completely doable for even the smallest members of our crew. It’s a family friendly hike with enough challenge for the kids to feel accomplished when we reached the waterfall and a picnic table.

Everyone gathered around and devoured the croissant sandwiches, fruit, and giant homemade chocolate-chip cookies. It was especially kind and appreciated that Sandy noted our dietary restrictions and made sure everyone was accommodated. My thirteen-year-old is a vegetarian, and she was extremely appreciative of the thick tomato, cheese, and mayo that departed from the usual PBJ people slide her way as a vegetarian option.

Family picnic, family eating lunch with three children and father gathered at a picnic table.
The family friendly hike to a scenic waterfall ends with the perfectly packed Vintage Lunch available with your cabin rental reservation. Much fun, highly recommend!

The waterfall and trees were gorgeous. It smelled like dirt and sunshine, which is probably among my top three favorite scents. The sunlight streaming through the trees and sound of rushing water helped me to let go of all the little things that build up. We took pictures, we laughed, we ran around on the rocks (yes, even me). The youngest of our four is only one–and even she had fun running around the clearing and discovering the wonders of dirt, dust, and rocks.

Cabin Memories: Vacation 2020

The cozy cabin rental was the perfect place to slow down, connect, and really listen to my kids and enjoy our family.

We baked cookies and sat around and listened to my thirteen-year-old daughter play guitar. I hadn’t stopped and listened for a while, so to hear her improvement and talent was this moment of realizing what I’d been missing while running in every direction to juggle all the kids and day to day living. I watched everyone unwind and play, and my husband fixed dinner with the on-site gas grill.

Baking cookies, excited child.
We baked cookies and everyone was pretty excited!\

The cabin is fully equipped with an oven and stove-top, a refrigerator, and a patio gas-grill. This was the perfect home-away-from home to create a cozy evening with our family. Since we really struggled with the idea of taking a vacation during COVID-19, Zeb’s Cabin turned out to be the most perfect solution we could dream up.

Colorado Local, Colorado Proud

We topped our hotdogs with the most delicious sweet onion relish from The Pickle Shack, which is the best hidden Colorado gem! I finished my meal off with a glass of not-too-sweet Moscato purchased from the wine shop just down the street. As Colorado locals, we are always on the lookout for ways to support local businesses. This little corner of Cascade, CO is the perfect place to do just that.

I was so happy to meet Sandy and see how perfectly personalized this vacation rental truly is. Everything is cleaned and sanitized before each new renter, and the whole premise is quaint and tidy. This cabin rental felt personable, warm, and welcoming–which is something I’ve been missing in 2020 especially.

Santa’s Workshop & Fond Farewell

We definitely made good use of our short but sweet weekend in the vacation rental.This cabin full of memories is now a full-on family tradition. We’ll be booking our stay in 2021 and years to follow. After leaving the cabin, we headed to Santa’s Workshop and marveled at the empty theme park (thanks, 2020). We had a train ride all to ourselves, and the kids had fun climbing the giant figurines that are now almost one-hundred years old. A few rides, like the giant slide, were open and we had a quick but fun tour of some true Colorado traditions.

The newest tradition for our family might just be a trip to Colorado’s North Pole after a day of adventure and relaxing night at Zeb’s Cabin in Cascade, CO!

Finally, we bid Cascade farewell and headed home–which is just a quick 30-40 minute drive. It is wonderfully far, but yet perfectly close. We climbed a mountain and home by Sunday to prepare for another week ahead. I highly recommend Zeb’s Cabin as the perfect vacation rental for your own family getaway, and I’ll be telling all my Colorado peeps about this perfect little gem hiding up in the mountains.


The leaves are changing, and the mornings are crisp and chilly–it’s perhaps the most wonderful time of the year! By midday, temps are usually comfortable and pleasant and perfect weather for a tranquil walk or invigorating hike.  Maybe fall has inspired you to head for the hills and extend your camping season over fall break. We know everyone’s tired of the daily grind and wanting an amazing but easy getaway–which is why glamping with Cascade Escape’s Colorado cabin properties is the perfect solution.

Cascade Escapes is a niche vacationer’s dream: this family-owned vacation rental in Cascade, CO is the quintessential escape from everything. Choose from two perfectly situated options: the family-friendly Zeb’s Cabin, or the quaint and cozy Ramona’s Cottage. We invite you to explore the area and breathe in the fresh fall air with a scenic Colorado backdrop.

Family-Owned Colorado Cabins

Ramona’s Cottage is a romantic hideaway, and nearby Zeb’s Cabin is the perfect family vacation rental for a beautiful fall weekend getaway. Check out our interactive calendar on our website to see about booking a cabin for your Colorado vacation. Choose to stay in our reasonably priced lodging that offers a personalized touch of homey and rustic welcome. We aren’t a giant hotel chain, but we have years of experience in the hospitality industry—and that means we know how to ensure our guests have a wonderful, memorable vacation without worry or stress in arranging accommodations and booking your stay with us.

We invite you to come visit either Ramona’s Cottage or Zeb’s Cabin, depending on what you envision for your weekend. Are you planning a couple’s retreat, or looking to celebrate an anniversary? Or, maybe you’re hoping to get back to the basics of being a couple without kids for 72-hours? We suggest Ramona Cottage and all its quaint, cozy charm. With a beautiful view and private, out of the way location, this is the perfect place to rekindle for two.

Zeb’s Cabin

Zeb’s Cabin is a family memory in Cascade, Colorado waiting to happen. You might be dreading the days of a long Fall Break after a long summer of everyone being home, bored, and fussing to be free. Book a weekend at Zeb’s Cabin and change up your scenery. Our scenery is some of the best you could dream up. Admire the changing leaves and crisp mornings, and let the Colorado landscape really paint the picture of fall and the rustic outdoorsy charm you’re searching for.

Let your family explore the area, hike the easy and quick trek to a scenic waterfall, and dine with a homemade vintage picnic to really add a unique charm to your vacation. The quaint getaway is a perfect vacation plan on its own, or you can plan to visit the nearby attractions like the Cliff Dwellings and the North Pole. Looking for more things to fill out your Cascade, Colorado vacation? Visit for ideas and links to plenty of Colorado attractions for your family’s weekend adventure.

Ramona’s Cottage: A Quaint Romantic Cabin

Ramona’s Cottage is a cozy cabin rental that has all the quaint charm of the quintessential romantic Colorado getaway. This little cabin has a lot of classic charm and cozy features that make Ramona’s Cottage the perfect place for quiet snuggles, intimate rekindling, and taking time to make memories with your special someone.

Take advantage of the hot tub to relax and unwind, snuggle in the fully furnished private cabin that allows total respite from household clamor, daily demands, and a reminder that the world still spins. Let your life slow down and take a comfortable hiatus with dedicated time to reconnect and revive your relationship.

A DIY Retreat in a Colorado Cabin

Another perfect thing about fall is its call to be still and listen to the changes around you. As the crops slow down, the temperatures drop, people fall into the holiday hum of football season, family gatherings, and Halloween/Holiday/Christmas planning—we forget to be true to our creative spirit. We sacrifice quiet time or our cherished friendships. If you’re looking for a weekend dedicated to creative fun—why not book our Colorado cabin for something entirely unique and original? Gather your group of girlfriends and come with your supplies to craft for your home and holidays. Or even bring extended family: it can’t be confirmed, but we heard that decorating Grandma’s cookies is even more magical in a beautiful mountain town, nestled in a rustic cabin.

Let’s Go Glamping!

There is no right or wrong way to go glamping, and there is no singular reason to pack up and head for the hills. We offer a fun and original camping option that is customized to fit your weekend vacation goals. We offer sweet add-on options like the Vintage Picnic because it’s a personalized touch that can make the weekend go from absolutely wonderful to above-and-beyond perfect.

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Let’s go cabin glamping! Booking a Colorado cabin is the perfect Fall vacation in Colorado.

Colorado camping doesn’t have to end just because the summer did. You’ve got to come check out the changing leaves, the beautiful crisp air, and maybe even visit the nearby Santa’s Workshop to really get your family ready for the fast-approaching holiday season.

Find Your Perfect Colorado Cabin Vacation

Find your Colorado cabin vacation in Cascade, CO, nestled in the hilly scenic landscape of a remote mountain town. You’ll be removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but situated close to popular Colorado attractions like Santa’s Workshop, or the artsy town of Manitou further south. Within less than an hour’s drive from our Colorado cabin location, you can explore and discover the quaint mountain towns of Woodland Park, Divide, and Monarch. If you’ve ever been curious to explore the rich arts districts, head further south to Colorado Springs and Manitou. Explore the Southwest art scene and see what local Colorado creatives are doing within the community.

And come back after your day of exploration and cozy up with a relaxing soak in the hot tub, or  celebrate togetherness with the fully stocked game closet in Zeb’s Cabin. This is the kind of open-ended vacation you need: a flexible itinerary with lots to see and do nearby. And with a cozy cabin to curl up in at the end of an adventurous day, you know you’ll look forward to a good night’s sleep, too.

Return to Cozy in Cascade, CO

Our camping cabins in Cascade, Colorado offer a cozy retreat with a couple of options for different types of vacation planning. Two properties with unique amenities and features that appeal and attract families or couples, we pride ourselves upon providing a customized experience that fits a wide range of families, couples, and vacationing preferences.

Ramona’s Cottage is perfect for a peaceful couple’s retreat to rekindle connection. It’s a quiet getaway perfect for those who seek nature’s beauty and want to celebrate colorful Colorado. This romantic getaway for a couple is a wonderful anniversary trip idea, or simply a getaway “just because.”

Zeb’s Cabin is the perfect kid-friendly lodging solution. Often it can be difficult to find a Colorado hotel that sleeps a whole family, but our Colorado cabin sleeps your whole crew! For a family with kids, Zeb’s Cabin makes for reasonable family pricing with plenty to offer for everyone. We also offer fun packages that let your family create a customized experience that offers lasting memories.

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Spend your night in a cozy and inviting cabin that feels like coming home to the Colorado mountains.

This family lodging solution is an absolute oasis, full of fun for every member of your family. As you travel through Colorado to see the sites, make sure to explore the unique charm of Cascade and the surrounding mountain towns. Don’t forget to explore The North Pole or venture to the various outdoor adventures and unique Colorado attractions. And when you book your stay, be sure to tell us exactly what you’re looking for so we can help you create the perfect Colorado cabin adventure.





Summer’s Gone:  Fall into your Colorado Adventure

The days are getting shorter, the temps aren’t quite so l hot, and your family’s schedule is busier. The after-school activities pile onto your calendar, and perhaps you’re searching for one more breath of fresh air. Instead of giving into the busy, why not take a breath? Instead of committing yourself to an exhausting grind, consider scheduling a weekend of fun at Zeb’s Cabin in Cascade, Colorado.

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Visiting Colorado this Fall? Check out Cascade Escapes for info on things to add to your adventure list.

If you live in Colorado, you have a whole adventure waiting for you in your figurative backyard. Why not book a weekend at a Colorado cabin, plan your itinerary with some fun stuff to do, and let your family enjoy a quick mini-vacation that is memorable? These quick trips can be a gentle reminder to reconnect with loved ones, sink into nature a little deeper, and leave the worries and pressures of the work and school week behind.


Planning Family Things to Do for Fall?

If you’re planning things for the family to do in fall, it can become an overwhelming funnel to sift through. Planning your adventure as you try to find the perfect place to stay with attractions that fit your budget can be a challenge. And easy dining options that will leave everybody satisfied can definitely be a tall order.

Cascade Escapes offers two options for lodging with plenty to do nearby. When you book the family-friendly Zeb’s  Cabin, your family adventure is already set with a million possibilities. You’ll have a rustic mountain view with stone patio seating for eight. Even for a large family, you’ll have space for up to eight people to lodge and lounge comfortably—and the nearby attractions will have your crew with plenty to explore during the day.

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Visit Zeb’s Cabin, a family-friendly camping option that won’t have you freezing when autumn nights turn cold.

Family Photo Ideas

Our naturally beautiful mountain getaway is also the perfect thing for family photos! If you’re looking for ideas to make your holiday cards and social shout-outs memorable, consider snapping a few shots of your family nestled in the cabin or under a canopy of trees in the mountain air.

We know it can be hard to coordinate a family trip, let alone family photos. We also know our area offers fantastic views and photo ops, and the sheer fun will create a real sense of joyful togetherness for you and yours. Let your crew explore the woods, bond over games found pre-stocked in Zeb’s Cabin, and create the perfect weekend to relax, re-charge, and freeze a few frames of memories while you’re at it.


Plan a Trip to the Cliff Dwellings

One of the area’s best-kept-(not so!)-secrets? The Cliff Dwellings, where you can go inside the traditional Native American dwellings and get hands on with the fun and educational Colorado attraction. If you want to explore the Manitou Cliff Dwellings for free, mention this blog and when you book at Zeb’s Cabin—we’ll give you tickets for FREE admission to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.


One More Chance to Glamp: in a Colorado Cabin!

Book a weekend to camp! Take advantage of one more chance to enjoy a rustic camping experience before the temperatures drop. As the nights get chillier, early autumn skies call us to stargaze and admire the changing leaves. Cabin camping provides the perfect solution to extend camp season. Make cabin reservations and plan your camping trip complete with hiking, a picnic, and more.

The cozy cabin vacation spot will be perfect no matter the weather! You’ll have plenty to see and do between the cabin’s backyard beauty and the many nearby Colorado attractions. And if the weather lets you down, our cabin won’t: Zeb’s Cabin is loaded with board games and quaint charm. This is a custom touch of cozy to ensure your trip is a success, rain, snow, or shine.


Planning Your Colorado Adventure?

If you’re planning your Colorado adventure and not sure what to expect from a cabin like ours, please reach out to to find out more. We offer many packages and options, and our availability and accommodations vary with the season and pre-scheduled bookings, so feel free to be in touch to find out how to book your perfect cabin or cottage getaway in the mountains of Colorado.

Pssst! And don’t forget to mention this post to snag those FREE tickets to the Cliff Dwellings Museum!






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.

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