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8 Best Dog-Friendly Cabins in Colorado

Looking for the perfect vacation spot where you can bring your beloved pet? Well, look no further than Colorado!


With its breathtaking landscapes and dog-friendly cabins, Colorado offers the ultimate adventure for you and your canine companion. Unleash the fun and explore the great outdoors together.

Let the adventure begin!

1. Estes Park Cabins

You can bring your pet and stay in one of the pet-friendly cabins at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. This cabin offers a perfect retreat for you and your four-legged companion. Imagine waking up to the fresh mountain air and embarking on an adventure with your pup by your side.

Don’t forget to check out the local pet-friendly restaurants and shops. Your dog will love the freedom and excitement that the town of Estes Park has to offer.

Pet Policy:

  • Pets are allowed in 2-4 bedrooms, suitable for families and groups.

  • A nonrefundable pet fee of $25 per night is charged for a comfortable stay for pets.

  • The maximum pet fee is capped at $250 per stay for longer vacations.

  • There is a 2-night minimum stay requirement to fully enjoy the property’s natural surroundings and amenities.

Location: 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, Colorado | View Website

2. Snow Mountain Ranch Cabins

Explore the dog-friendly accomodation at YMCA of the Rockies in Snow Mountain Ranch, where you can unwind and enjoy the beautiful scenery with your fluffy friend by your side. This place offers a range of dog-friendly amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for both you and your four-legged companion.

After a day of adventure, relax in the cozy cabin, complete with pet-friendly features like dog beds and bowls. With the freedom to bring your dog along, you can create lasting memories and explore the wonders of Snow Mountain Ranch together.

Pet Policies:

  • Pets allowed only in pet-friendly accommodations.

  • Fee: $25/day.

  • Maximum of 2 pets permitted.

  • Pet-free options available for allergy sufferers.

  • Pets not allowed in public buildings at the Y.

  • Pets prohibited on trails

Location: 1101 Colorado Road 53, Granby, Colorado | View Website

3. Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Nestled in aspens and located near Golden, this park offers a 6-person stay with vast views and a tranquil escape from city life. Its proximity to both the city and the wilderness makes it an ideal spot for guests seeking tranquility and adventure.

You should also bring collar/tags, 6′ leash, bowls, food, meds; color photos in case your pet is lost, w/ph # to reach you.

Pet Policies:

  • Pets are allowed with a $10 per night fee.

  • Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under physical control at all times when in the park.

Location: 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, Colorado | View Website

4. State Forest State Park

The State Forest State Park offers an experience the beauty of Colorado’s wilderness with your furry friend. These stays offer the perfect quiet retreat for you and your dog to enjoy nature together.

If you reserve a place, you and your dog can explore the best hiking trails near State Forest State Park cabins, immersing yourselves in the stunning scenery. From easy walks to challenging hikes, there’s something for everyone.

Pet Policies:

  • Dogs of any size are welcome in select cabins.

  • There is an additional fee of $10 per night for bringing a dog.

  • Dogs must not be left unattended at any time.

  • Dogs must be leashed while on the campground property.

Location: 56750 Highway 14 Walden, Colorado| View Website

5. Sylvan Lake

You can bring your furry friend and enjoy the pet-friendly cabins at Sylvan Lake State Park, with options available in cabins 2-9. Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Sylvan Lake offers a picturesque setting for you and your four-legged companion to explore.

With its breathtaking scenery and pet-friendly accommodations, Sylvan Lake State Park is the perfect destination for those seeking freedom and outdoor fun.

Pet Policies:

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash when outside your vehicle.

Location: 0200 Brush Creek Road, Eagle, Colorado| View Website

6. Vega State Park

Don’t miss out on the cabins at Vega State Park, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while exploring the park’s trails and fishing in the nearby lake, creek and river.

As for activities, Vega State Park has something for everyone. Hike through the lush forests, spot wildlife along the trails, or spend a relaxing day fishing on the lake.

Pet Policies:

  • No fees for pets at the campsites.

  • Dogs must be attended at all times.

  • Keep dogs under control.

  • Use a six-foot leash when walking dogs.

  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of their waste responsibly.

Location: 15247 N 6/10 Road, Collbran, Colorado| View Website

7. Glen Echo Resort: Poudre Canyon

Explore the rustic charm of Glen Echo Resort in Poudre Canyon and unwind in their cozy cabins. Nestled in the heart of nature, Glen Echo Resort offers a quiet and peaceful retreat for those seeking freedom and relaxation.

The best time to visit Glen Echo Resort is during the summer months, when you and other guests there can enjoy activities like fishing, hiking, and exploring the scenic beauty of Poudre Canyon.

Pet Policies:

  • Pet Fee is $15 per pet per day.

  • The pet fee applies to accommodations such as the pet friendly cabin, RV sites, and tent sites.

Location: 31503 Poudre Canyon Road #14, Bellvue, Colorado| View Website

8. Creekside Chalet and Cabins: Salida

The Creekside Chalet and Cabins in Salida offer 1-3 bedrooms that require dogs to be crated if the owner or cabin is left unattended.

Located in the beautiful town of Salida, the place provides the perfect getaway for you and your fluffy friend. The pet-friendly pet policy also allows you to bring up to two pets with you on your stay.

Pet Policies:

  • Pet-friendly for chalets and camp sites.

  • Maximum of 2 pets allowed per stay.

  • One-time fee of $30 per pet.

  • Pets must be on leashes in designated outdoor areas.

Location: 16724 West US-50, Salida, Colorado| View Website

Wrap Up

Exploring Colorado with your furry companion is an adventure made easy with the abundance of dog-friendly accommodation across the state. From the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park to the tranquil waters of the Big Thompson Canyon, pet owners have a plethora of options for a memorable getaway.

Whether you’re drawn to the rustic charm of Estes Park, or the serene landscapes of Colorado Springs, there’s a cabin to suit every preference and need. Colorado’s pet-friendly cabins offer the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for you and your pet, making your next vacation unforgettable.


about the author

Meet Clarisse Quindo, Content Manager at CityDog Magazine. Clarisse combines her professional prowess with her passion for all things canine! Her days are filled with the joy of blending engaging stories, the latest trends, and valuable insights for fellow dog enthusiasts. Whether she's exploring new dog parks or interviewing top dog behaviorists, Clarisse's dedication to our four-legged friends is truly paw-inspiring!

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