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In our constant search for weekend getaway options, we stumbled upon Colorado Cabin Adventures in Grand Lake. And I’m so happy we did! These adorable and rustic Grand Lake cabins are located right by the shores of Shadow Mountain Lake – the perfect place for a peaceful mountain getaway!

Showing the lawn and spacing of the cabins for this wonderful Grand Lake Cabin Rental

Getting to Colorado Cabin Adventures

Grand Lake is about a 2-3 hour drive from Denver depending on the route you take. The shorter option is up I-70 to U.S.-40 (through Winter Park), then east on U.S.-34. However, when Trail Ridge Road is open, going the long way through Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is always a treat. Just make sure to check if the road is still open for the season before you head out. Colorado Cabin Adventures is just outside of Downtown Grand Lake on U.S.-34.

Outside of our cabin rental in Grand Lake

Quick Tip: Before you leave, fill up on gasoline and pack a big cooler full of groceries and drinks. Small mountain towns are lovely, but the prices for food and other essentials can be a bit high. Luckily, the cabins have kitchens, outdoor grills and picnic spots, so you can make yourself at home.

Cozy Cabins at Colorado Cabin Adventures

With multiple options available, Colorado Cabin Adventures can accommodate families big and small – and they are pet friendly, too! There are many cabins rentals in Grand Lake, but we highly suggest these ones. We stayed in the Brownie – a one bedroom, one bathroom cabin that was perfect for the two of us. It included a fireplace, kitchen, and everything else we needed for a wonderful weekend escape (including Wifi, a fan, a heater and extra blankets)! And the bed was really comfy, which is always a great bonus!

Bedroom in our Grand Lake Cabin Rental
Bathroom and shower

Having an actual kitchen was really great and convenient, too. It had a fridge with a freezer, oven with a 4-burner stovetop, plus all the pots, pans, plates and silverware we needed. There was also a grill on the front porch and fire pit out back – for the more outdoorsy cooks!

The kitchen in our cabin in Grand LAke
Brooke and Buddy sitting at the table chatting in their Colorado Cabin Adventures in Grand Lake

After a long day of hiking and exploring, getting to kick back and enjoy some tea next to the fire is such a treat. And our window even looked out on the river!

Brooke sitting by the fire sipping coffee in our Grand Lake Cabin

Check out this video tour of our accommodations for a more detailed view of the cabin:

What’s Near Colorado Cabin Adventures?

Shadow Mountain Lake

We were super excited to discover the perfect sunrise spot at Pine Beach. And it was only a 0.15-mile walk from our cabin! Just follow alongside the river, through the private property area (they allow you to walk through – just no fishing) and to the shores of Shadow Mountain Lake. If you are lucky, you may even see a moose!

The river and trail near Colorado Cabin Adventures that leads you Shadow Mountain Lake
Shadow Mountain Lake at Sunset

Rocky Mountain National Park

The west-side entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is under 20 minutes from the cabins. This side of the park has countless gorgeous trails, lakes and vistas to enjoy. Plus, you are more likely to see moose on this side of the park and it is also home to the Continental Divide!

One of the many hiking trails available in Rocky Mountain National Park

Downtown Grand Lake

This unique little town is a must-see. With quirky shops, multiple options for dining, dessert and drinks, and even an arcade – there is something for everyone! Find the grilled-cheese, trust me!

View of the main strip in Downtown Grand Lake

Our experience with Colorado Cabin Adventures was complimentary, however our opinions are always our own. 

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Staying at Colorado Cabin Adventures in Grand Lake