If you’re looking for a cozy lodging with the bare necessities of amenities — and potential views of bears — this is the spot for you. Outside, you’ll discover a stream, deck with amazing views and the sweet scent of evergreens. Inside, you’ll find everything you need for a get-away-from-it-all vacay: four beds (a queen, a double and two twins), an airy common room, two fireplaces, a clawfoot tub and a massive kitchen island for family-bonding bakeoffs.
What makes it special?
It’s honestly the setting. While you can walk to nearby Beulah and will have neighbors, you’re still tucked away enough to you’ll feel like you’re the only people for miles. That, coupled with dense pine forests and stellar mountain views, really ups the relaxation ante for any vacation.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
We’re gonna go with the Wild West lore. According to locals, the valley was so secluded that it attracted cattle-rustling outlaws (or horse thieves, depending on who you ask). We ask that you kindly refrain from rustling cattle and stealing horses during your visit as it is very illegal and also super uncool.
You won’t find any self-warming toilet seats or fluffy monogrammed robes at this place. In fact, the lack of amenities is what really adds to this cabin’s charm. A week away from the news, with a gigantic kitchen and plenty of primo book-reading spots — like the deck, old-school tub and near the fireplaces — sounds like our idea of a great time. Mind you, there is WiFi, but we’re just using that to Insta-brag about being off the grid before we go straight back into airplane mode.
Our favorite traveler review
“My fiance and I wanted to escape our busy life in the city, and this exceeded our expectations. This home is the perfect getaway to relax, find peace and spend time together. From day to night this quiet serene home was a place you didn’t want to escape from. Driving through this small town you see the views of the mountains. At night you can sit out on the porch and stare at the stars. It was incredible. We would recommend a stay like to anyone who is looking for a small slice of heaven!” — Jeanluc, Airbnb
Things to see and do nearby
Stroll into Beulah for breakfast or lunch at the town’s sole eatery, Stompin’ Grounds, for sandwiches and an assortment of fancy coffees and teas. Tip: Bring cash and don’t be in a hurry. Life moves at a laid-back pace here. Beulah Mountain Park offers miles of hiking trails through canyons, patches of wildflowers and pines. And the Frontier Pathways scenic and historic byway is a must when visiting Beulah, especially in fall when that Colorado foliage puts on a show.
Note: Stock up on groceries and cabin snacks in Pueblo before you get to Beulah. We’re talking real small-town vibes, y’know?
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