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.
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
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.
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 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 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 Colorado.com 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.
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.
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.