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Each week Fox News picks its Top 3 over-the-top luxury listings from Mansion Global.

This week we have a modern ranch in Aspen, Colo., a stunning Manhattan loft, and a South Beach condo designed by Zaha Hadid.

Do you love wildlife and stunning canyon views?

This ranch in Glenwood, Springs, Colo. has it all for those who really want to get away.

Situated on 530 acres, this ranch includes several historic cabins, in addition to a chic, modernist home designed with an earth-toned palette. It’s on the market for a cool $23 million.

Keeping with the canyon’s essential tones, the main home is constructed of vibrant wood, subdued metal and layered granite that frame oversized windows opening up to both impressionistic vistas and the nearby, modern swimming pool.

While the modern, main residence features two-bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the property has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms in total

“The property is a huge playground,” says broker Billy Long of Ranch Marketing Associates. “You can’t find anything with this kind of geological amenities. You’re surrounded by forest, river, lush meadows.”

On site, you’ll find not just one but nine trout-filled ponds, diverse and abundant wildlife and acre-after-acre of sublime American land.

If urban living is more your speed, check out this New York City loft owned by General Motors President Dan Ammann.

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom loft on Grand Street in the trendy neighborhood SoHo is back on the market for $10.95 million.

Designed by architect Andrew Berman, the recently renovated property features fourteen-foot high ceilings that allow ample light to pour into the apartment. To separate the living area from the bedrooms, there are 14-foot pocket doors made of a translucent material that also lets the light.

The apartment’s great room measures 66 feet across, and has seven Corinthian columns. An open kitchen boasts a 7-foot marble island and Gaggenau and Kuppersbusch appliances.

The master suite has a 14-foot dressing room and a bathroom with double sinks, Vola fixtures and a separate shower. From the back of the apartment, residents can see the other side of the SoHo blocks.

Other amenities include direct elevator access, exposed brick, radiant heat flooring and full laundry room with Swedish steam closet. The apartment has been acoustically insulated and has abundant storage.

Plus, this apartment has some real star power. The movie “Big” was filmed there in 1988.

If you enjoy tropical weather, bustling nightlife and have a cool $10 million to spare, check out this condo in Miami’s trendy South Beach neighborhood.

Designed by legendary architect Iraqi Zaha Hadid, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence is right inside the gorgeous W Hotel in Miami Beach.

The chic, modern apartment combines two floor plans and was redesigned by the architect, who died of a heart attack in March 2016. Hadid bought the unit shortly after the building opened in 2009 and used it as a vacation spot.

Hadid, who designed the aquatics center for the 2012 London Olympics and the Guangzhou Opera House in China, is known for sleek modern details and unique curved designs.

Generous living spaces overlook the water, plus balconies create a breezy inside space when it’s not too hot. There’s a small guest room with stunning beach views as well as a second, totally separate guest apartment.

Plus, you’re located in one of the city’s premiere hotels and can experience plenty of high end amentieis.

Hadid’s furniture and decor is intact and most of the contents are also available for purchase.

There’s a stunning polished plexiglass dining room table (and a twin coffee table) of her own design—dubbed the Liquid Glacial Table—which captures the sunshine coming into the apartment. It’s a rare opportunity to own an architectural gem.

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In advance of the Aspen Food & Wine Classic this weekend, the swans and their mates from across the country take wing on their Gulfstreams and Falcons heading for this high-altitude, high-roller summer aerie. It’s the ultimate rich man’s playground, the 8,000 foot high answer to Cap d’Antibes or St. Tropez.

A Centurion card is not the only thing required to savor the haute luxuries that Aspen offers. You’ll need to know where to hang out, where to hike, to dine and rest your head at night. In addition, in order to savor the total ultra Aspen experience, you’ll need friends with the benefits of membership — in the Caribou Club, the Dancing Bear, the Roaring Fork Club, and the Little Nell’s Top of the Mountain club.

PaperCity surveyed a number of Aspen regulars and has combined their recommendations for this insider’s guide to haute Aspen.

Where to stay: The Little Nell ranks the best for bunking with the swank Viceroy in Snowmass and the Hotel Jerome, much improved since joining Auberge ranks, rounding out the recommended choices. However, friends with memberships come in handy for two amazing private residence clubs: the sophisticated Dancing Bear in the heart of Apsen and the grandly mountain-esque Roaring Fork Club on the road to Basalt. (Love the latter’s golf course, spacious clubhouse and surrounding mountain cabins).

House rentals: Looking for something more lavish than a hotel room, cabin or condo, those in the know turn to Frias Properties of Aspen, Engel & Volkers, and Five Star Destinations. Aspen and Snowmass boast scores of dwellings suitable for the most demanding energy barons and kings of commerce. A number of Texans have time shares at the chichi Little Nell Residences thus friends with memberships become friends with benefits.

Dining: You must find a friend with membership in the Little Nell’s Aspen Mountain Club for this is where you’ll find the celebs, your Texas friends and amazing views of the Elk Mountain Range. You can still rub shoulders with the elite by snagging an outside table at Casa Tua, reserving a rooftop perch at Aspen Kitchen, checking in at Acquolina, Cache Cache, Ajax Tavern, Matsuhisa and Pinions. Check out the White House Tavern for lunch and try the deviled eggs.

For breakfast, we long for the days of the Main Street Bakery & Cafe, which closed in October. In its place we must make the drive all the way to Carbondale to Village Smitty. Devotees swear that it’s worth the drive and the wait in line. Closer to home, Aspen’s Paradise Bakery with its to-die-for, fresh from the oven muffins is always a breakfast winner.

Celebrity sightings: They descend from their mountain aeries for the old-fashioned, colorful Fourth of July parade, which poses a great opportunity for star-gazing. The party of the season, where everyone who is anyone is in attendance, is the Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush and accompanying WineCrush. Dallas’ Amy Phelan chairs the three-day fete.

Further schmoozing with celebs and power brokers can be found on the museum’s rooftop cafe SO (spectacular views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass), the bar at the Little Nell and, of course, the Caribou Club. But you’ll need a friend with membership for the Caribou, which is consistently, year-round the hottest place to see and be seen.

Bicycling is a favorite Aspen pastime.

Outdoor moves: Fly fishing, biking, hiking, mountaintop yoga. We recommend Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt for the best guides and overall shop experience. Biking to Maroon Bells and Woody Creek Tavern for lunch are an Aspen tradition while more recently biking to Basalt and even to Carbondale ( mostly downhill, hitch a return ride) are popular. A personal favorite is biking to Pine Creek Cook House but you’ll need to be good shape for this one, or forget the exercise and take a car as the views are spectacular. Private yoga instructors and group yoga are part of the Aspen experience including mountaintop stretches and deep breathing events.

Hiking: So many trails, so little time. Our experts, all of whom have vacation homes in Aspen, recommend the hike between Maroon Bells and Gothic, the Arbaney Kittle Trail connecting Basalt and Old Snowmass Trail, Hunter Creek accessible from downtown Aspen, Lost Man trails for high Alpine terrain, and the Ute trail, 5.5 mile, 3,169 feet elevation gain. If you are up for the challenge, trails lead to the West Maroon Pass where you can keep going all the way down the other side to Crested Butte and hitch a shuttle back to Aspen. It’s a rite of passage for Aspen regulars.

Golf: Maroon Creek Golf Club is the hands down winner in this category. But once again, you’ll have to have a member willing to share the golf cart. However, the Aspen Municipal Golf Course, the Snowmass Club golf course , and the River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale offer spectacular views and fairway challenges.

Everyone’s favorite: The Aspen Music Festival provides all the classical music one could want in this spectacular setting — more than 400 classical music events including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, opera performances and opera scenes master classes. Whether picnicking on the grounds of the Benedict Music Tent or securing reserved seating, the concerts are the cultural epicenter of Aspen in summer.

What to wear: Jeans (blue and white) with sassy Ts or tailored shirts. As one regular declared, “jeans and bling.” Casual but chic with serious designer handbags, great shoes. Gents can leave the blazer and ties at home, unless you have invitations for uber-swank Red Mountain evenings. Layering is not only trés chic but trés important as the temps can drop with a tiny rain shower.

Aspen no no’s: Speeding through town (the speed limit is 25 mph) and failing to give pedestrians the right-of-way in this walking-friendly town. Hostess gifts — as one Aspen homeowner noted of this frequent faux pas, “Showing up at a private party with an oversized hostess gift no one needs or wants.”

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If you really want to have a great time on your trip, you should put some effort into choosing the right cabin. Finding the best cabin rentals Aspen has to offer is easier than you might think. The Internet has made it possible to access a wealth of information about the cabins that are available for rent in the area.

When it comes to cabin rentals Aspen is one of the most incredible places to stay. The beauty of the surroundings combined with the incredible skiing and other activities that are available in the area make traveling to this part of the country a truly unique adventure.

There is no better way to experience everything that Aspen has to offer than by staying in a rental cabin. Most cabins are tucked away in secluded areas, allowing you to enjoy nature far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you really want to have a great time on your trip, you should put some effort into choosing the right cabin. Finding the best cabin rentals Aspen has to offer is easier than you might think. The Internet has made it possible to access a wealth of information about the cabins that are available for rent in the area.

For instance, most cabin owners will provide detailed photographs of both the interior and exterior of their cabins. In some cases, they may even provide video tours so that you can get a sense of what the cabin is actually like. This information can help when trying to decide exactly where you want to stay.

You can also use online mapping tools to determine where the cabin is in relation to Aspen's other amenities. That way, you can make sure that the cabin is out-of-the-way enough that you will have privacy but close enough that you can easily take advantage of all of the amazing things that there are to do in the area.

Don't forget to read customer reviews when choosing a cabin. Reviews can help you determine which cabins are worth renting and which ones you should skip. Remember, even if a cabin looks great in photographs, it may not turn out to be so great in person. This is where reviews can help.

A waterfall on the north side of Guanella Pass near Georgetown Tuesday, October 8, 2002. Mark Reis photo

Awake from your dreams of sunlight bathing the wildflowers, sparkling waters beneath majestic peaks, small plumes of smoke rising to the stars. It's time to make camping plans.

We know you're eager to get away, and that's why we keep your drive time close to two hours with the following recommendations. Sure, far-flung adventures can be had in every corner of the state. But might we remind you of the beauty of Colorado Springs, where quality escapes await quite near.

And might we remind you of wilderness ethics: Take only photographs; leave only footprints. It's a shame the trend Pikes Peak District Ranger Oscar Martinez is noticing: "Concepts like 'pack in and pack out,' that doesn't seem to be resonating with a lot of folks," he says.

For the bold, we include a few fairly close options for backcountry camping. And now we impart our final reminder: Know before you go. Have the right gear, including a first aid kit and clothing to avoid hypothermia, check weather conditions, know how to avoid flash floods and know how to build a fire.

Mueller State Park

A tent is tucked into the trees in the Peak View campground at Mueller State Park Wednesday, April 24, 2002. Mark Reis photo

Among all 42 Colorado state parks, one of the biggest and most highly regarded is less than an hour's drive away. Prime tent-pitching spots are all around the Woodland Park area, from Rampart Range's dispersed options to beloved sites such as the Crags Campground, Painted Rocks Campground and Eleven Mile Canyon farther west. But Mueller State Park is a go-to for 55 miles of trail, potential for wildlife sightings and guaranteed serenity. The meadows flow to glorious Pikes Peak vistas.

Details: Park entrance $7, 132 sites with nightly fees, $20 for tents, $26 for RVs, three cabins for reservations. Make reservations and find more information at:

Near: Divide

Alvarado Campground

Treat yourself to 10,000 feet. Your site will push that elevation at this hiking destination beside the Sangre de Cristo wilderness. Below you is the Wet Mountain Valley, and above you are 14,000-foot summits and alpine lakes waiting to be reached. A series of foot paths web from the nearby Rainbow Trail, which welcomes ATVs and motorbikes.

Details: Campground without water as of June 1. 51 sites, with some for RVs and horses. $18 a night. Call 877-444-6777 for reservations and find more information at:

Near: Westcliffe

Whitestar Campground

Behold Colorado's largest natural glacial lakes and some of its highest peaks. Twin Lakes Reservoir sits at the base of 14,433-foot Mount Elbert, backed by its brother, Mount Massive. Anglers flock to the trout-teeming waters, also enjoyed by boaters. The campground is a base for 14er baggers and cyclists drawn to the Continental Divide Trail that passes through. We know we're building this list on the basis of limited drive time, but while you're here - especially if the fall colors are popping - you'd best take Independence Pass to Aspen too.

Details: 66 sites, first-come, first-served basis. $20 a night. More information by calling 719-486-0749.

Near: Twin Lakes, Leadville

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Enter the backcountry escape of choice for many Denverites. Yes, the proximity to the metro area means crowds, but you should have no problem enjoying the unique wilderness kept by this park's 12,000 acres. Primitive camping is an option. Great explorations can be had on foot or bike through the rock-walled woods, where ponds are stocked for fishing. Along the Raccoon Trail's 2.5-mile loop, take in sweeping panoramas of the Continental Divide.

Details: 20 backcountry tent sites, with permit required from visitor center. Aspen Meadow campground has 35 tent sites. RVs in Reverend's Ridge, with 97 sites. Nightly fees: $12 for backcountry sites, $20 for tents, $26 for RVs. Park entrance $7. Cabins, yurts and a four-bedroom guest house also available. Make reservations by calling 1-800-678-2267 or 303-470-1144. More information at:

Near: Golden

Guanella Pass Campground

Veer off one of Colorado's scenic byways and stay a while. This high-altitude retreat offers a classic Rocky Mountain experience - which is why its limited sites are in high demand. Spots also are limited at a few other campgrounds spotting Guanella Pass. Dispersed options, however, are plentiful around the byway that climbs above 11,600 feet. Have a four-wheel drive and be prepared for adventure through the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, with plenty of opportunities for fishing and sightseeing.

Details: Campground expected to open June 9. 18 sites for $19 a night. For reservations, call 801-226-3564.

Near: Georgetown

And here's what we recommend for those seeking something wilder nearby:

Lost Creek Wilderness

Storm clouds move into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area Sunday, July 5, 2009, bringing with them more rain. The recent rains have made for a lush green summer in the wilderness area with many wildflowers. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

In Colorado Springs, we're spoiled to have this backcountry dreamscape less than two hours away. It demands to be experienced over multiple days. So strap on the backpack and pick one of the many loops through the valleys with eye-catching granite formations and elevations above 12,400 feet.

Getting there: Reach the Goose Creek Trail from Woodland Park by going north on Colorado 67 to Deckers. Turn left on County Road 126 and then left on County Road 211 after 3 miles. Follow signs to Goose Creek Campground and continue past the campground to park near the trailhead.

Lakes of the Clouds

Embark into the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, gaining steady elevation as you log nearly 5 miles to three alpine lakes surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks. There's plenty of room along the shores to feel secluded in paradise.

Getting there: In Westcliffe, go west on Hermit Road, which becomes dirt as you follow Custer County Road 172. You'll need a four-wheel drive. Follow signs to the Gibson Creek Trail, on which you'll start your hike. Turn right when you come to the Rainbow Trail and follow a short distance to the Swift Creek Trail, which leads to the lakes.

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

PHoto by Jerilee Bennett-Friday, July 28, 2000- Llama trekkers Marlice Van Zandt hikes through the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. The wilderness area in the PIke National Forest already has a roadban. President Clinton proposes to put a roadban on other areas in the Pike National Forest in Colorado.

A 12-mile loop takes you through rolling meadows overlooked by a pair of mighty mountains. With the short drive from town, some make a day of it. But in this lesser-trafficked wilderness, why not take advantage of a peaceful overnight?

Getting there: Head west on U.S. 24 through Hartsel, turning right on Colorado 9 and continuing to U.S. 285. Turn left and go 3.5 miles on County Road 5. After 7 miles, stay right onto Weston Pass Road. Trailhead emerges on the left in 3 miles. Many prefer the counter-clockwise trip, ascending on Rough and Tumbling Trail and coming down Rich Creek Trail.

Storm clouds move into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area Sunday, July 5, 2009, bringing with them more rain. The recent rains have made for a lush green summer in the wilderness area with many wildflowers. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)Share this photo

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Listing of the Day

Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Price: $23 million

“Pristine, pristine, pristine,” is how broker Billy Long of Ranch Marketing Associates described Inyanga Ranch’s 530 acres of land. Resting in a secluded box canyon, the ranch includes several historic cabins, in addition to a chic, modernist home designed with an earthen palette reflective of the surrounding landscape.

In keeping with the canyon’s essential tones, the home is tastefully constructed of vibrant wood, subdued metal and layered granite that frame over-sized windows opening up to both impressionistic vistas and the nearby, modern swimming pool. Lying in the center of the vast property, the home offers the perfect opportunity to both reflect on the natural beauty of the surrounding world and to hang up your boots after a long day of adventuring.

“The property is a huge playground,” Mr. Long said. “You can’t find anything with this kind of geological amenities. You’re surrounded by forest, river, lush meadows.”

Indeed, the property is home to nine trout-filled ponds, a diverse and abundant wildlife, and acre-after-acre of sublime American land typically only seen on museum postcards or read about in the works of such great American writers as Walt Whitman or Henry David Thoreau. Appropriately, the property is bordered by White River National Park–America’s most visited National Park–and Western Colorado’s own Flat Tops Wilderness, flanked by the property’s sandstone cliffs.


The property includes 530 acres with one main residence and several additional buildings, including a lodge and cabin. While the modern main residence, features two-bedrooms and one bathroom, the property has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms in total.


Redesigned with a keen eye to both the surrounding area and the comforts of modern life by Jack Snow of Colorado-based RKD Architects, the main residence includes a pool, soothing steam shower and modern fireplace.

Neighborhood notes

Whether it’s a gondola ride to the top of a world-class ski slope in the winter or a hike through beautiful natural vistas in the summer, nearby Aspen offers a variety of year-round activities for those wishing to take a break from their ranching wonderland. Filled with luxury ski resorts, fine-dining, and an extensive downtown shopping district, Aspen’s quaint charm mingles with the very best of contemporary life effortlessly—a perfect way to entertain visiting family and friends.

Agent: Billy Long, Ranch Marketing Associates

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Texas, keep your ranches. Florida, we don’t need your beach bungalows on stilts. In the Pacific Northwest, our signature home is the cabin.

Tucked into trees or towering atop a ridge, Lincoln Log–style or bent with austere modern angles, there’s no one type of Pacific Northwest cabin. Long Beach has cottages on the sand, and the Cascades have A-frames straight out of the Alps.

Cabins are calm, remote, and simple—everything Seattle real estate isn’t. It took me 11 months to buy a mere 500 square feet of condo in Capitol Hill, but a mountain cabin is the real fantasy. So, anxious to get the dream under way, I ventured to the picturesque Methow Valley, just east of the North Cascades, to do some fantasy cabin shopping in the sunny Shangri-La valley.

“Pretend this is House Hunters,” I ask longtime Blue Sky Realty owner Anne Eckmann, who has sold real estate here for 30 years. Her office is in the Old West town of Winthrop—its wooden sidewalks and saloon-style storefronts only date back to the 1970s, though it was a real gold rush town way back when.

“Our distance from Seattle separates the men from the boys,” says Eckmann; men, apparently, being willing to drive four hours in the summer, more when winter closes the most direct route over the Cascades. But the point of cabin life is escape—plus the Methow’s striking architecture would hardly be affordable if it was any easier to reach.

We spin through the Methow’s tiny roads to see what’s on the market. Cabin 1, an $800,000 listing, has the steep roof of a ski chalet and three rows of windows facing snow-covered peaks (and, closer, a stone hot tub and pond). It’s the kind of house that appears in movies where Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton swans about in a cozy sweater while swirling a goblet of wine.

Cabin life is nothing if not trade-offs. Do you want scenic views or a Safeway? Rustic charm or a toilet that flushes?

“Real river rock,” says Eckmann approvingly of the central fireplace, “none of the fake stuff.” Though it’s basically the price of a Seattle starter home, a four-bedroom show-off like this isn’t the “cabin” I had in mind.

We’re off to Cabin 2, a boxy home close enough to the National Forest boundary that you could walk from the front door to Canada without hitting another building. It’s a modern Craftsman that fits nearly 2,000 square feet of space in a small package, with chic, cool, red-lined windows and custom built-in cabinets. But there’s also a leak, though the owner has left a handwritten note on the floor promising it’s being repaired. Eckmann points out metal siding on the building’s bottom third—not an industrial aesthetic choice, but protection from encroaching water.

From what I can tell, most of cabin ownership is a water battle: tricky septic issues, ground rot, roof leaks, frozen pipes. I start to covet the type of cabin Eckmann lived in when she first arrived in the Methow: 18 by 20 feet, dry, with an outhouse.

In fact, the whole Methow would look a lot different if it wasn’t for water. Back in 1974, the Aspen Corporation planned the Early Winters Ski Resort here, a posh downhill destination with lifts, condos, golf courses, and, most of all, a pinkies-up apres scene. Environmentalists pressed a water rights issue, the government shut down every iteration of the project, and the Methow was left scattered with ski bums who embraced cross-country skiing and summer hiking. That might be why it became a liberal island in Eastern Washington’s sea of red.

Cabin life is nothing if not trade-offs. Do you want scenic views or a Safeway? Rustic charm or a toilet that flushes? Like-minded neighbors or a community that feels authentic—and hasn’t priced out local farmers? With its striking architecture and Subaru-driving hikers, the Methow can feel like a slice of Ballard in the middle of the mountains; for city dwellers, it’s a pretty sweet combo.

Before I leave the Methow, Eckmann takes me to Cabin 3, the just-right porridge for my Goldilocks taste: 1,275 square feet, two mudrooms(!)—plus hickory flooring and plywood walls throughout, so it smells roughly like I imagine a Filson catalog would. Its shed roof, a single sloped plane rather than an old-timey peak, is very on trend; the jaunty roof style seems to dominate most new cabin construction.

But at $398,000 the darling Cabin 3 still isn’t cheap. I could downgrade to something older—cabins from the ’70s can still come in under $200k—but I’d also have to either marry a handyman or become one. Even a shack in the woods is a major endeavor. As we cruise out of the Methow, I mentally kick my cabin dream a little further down the road.

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Renting a cabin in Aspen sounds like a rustic vacation experience that you will never forget. Aspen is quite a popular vacation destination in the state of Colorado. Take a look at the pictures and a description for cabin rentals to see what all you are about to enjoy. Maybe you want the one bedroom booking with a heated pool out front. Perhaps you need a larger two bedroom cabin rental, and the booking you were looking at has quite a few extra amenities.

They are all going to be chock full of extras, and the descriptions are going to look quite appealing. Do you need to book a particular floor? Many people who are booking a cabin rental think they are going to be on the first floor for sure. However, that's not the case, so if you want the first floor, make sure you look at all the rental choices in front of you.

Are you looking to stay in the downtown area? When thinking about cabin rentals, you might not care so much as to the age of the property, but still keep that in mind. A cabin can be rustic and cozy, while still having all the suggested upgrades for 2017. Cabin living in general is becoming even more popular these days. This is reigniting everyone's motivation to have an enjoyable cabin vacation experience as well.

You can't beat Colorado when it comes to enjoying a cabin vacation. Aspen, Colorado specifically, is one of the best places to choose. When you arrive there, hopefully you see that you have booked the cabin that is the most appealing to you. Take into consideration where all the dining establishments and shopping outlets are located as well as the attractions. You might want to spend most of your time relaxing in the cabin, but you're still going to go on adventures in Aspen.

If you're going to be taking a trip to Aspen, you're going to have to find a place to stay. While you could stay in a more traditional hotel, you might have a better experience if you choose to rent a cabin.

If you are going to be renting a cabin, you'll want to choose your cabin with care. Here's how you can find the best cabin rentals in Aspen.

Find A Cabin That's Well Reviewed

You should read lots of reviews before you commit to renting a cabin. Try to find a cabin that other travelers have had positive experiences with. A cabin like that should be the perfect choice for you.

Find A Cabin With The Right Amenities

Not all cabins are alike. Some cabins have all kinds of amenities; other cabins are stripped down and simple. When you look at cabins, you should look for the amenities that are most important to you.

Find An Affordable Cabin

You probably have a budget for your cabin. Once you've set a budget, you won't want to go over it! It's a smart idea to compare rates for different cabins. That way, you can find a great cabin that is in your price range.

Find A Cabin In The Right Location

What part of Aspen do you want to be in? If you're planning on spending most of your time in a certain location, you'll want to find a cabin that's close to that location. Make sure you're near the part of Aspen that you want to see.

There are a lot of cabins available to rent in Aspen. If you're planning on renting a cabin for your vacation, you need to make sure you choose the right one. You should be very careful about the cabin that you select.

Picture your ideal cabin in the woods. What do you see? Is it a simple log home tucked away in the wilderness? Is there a lake, a hiking trail or a local forest to explore? Whatever your vision, the view from the porch should be stunning. Here are a few of the best spots for cabin rentals across the U.S. Be sure to reserve one for your next camping trip.

Golden, Colorado
Cabin type: Modern

Look out your cabin window to see a picturesque colorado landscape of rolling pine-covered hills and tall aspen groves. The cabin, which can comfortably fit six people, comes furnished with one twin bunk bed and one double bunk bed, a natural gas heater, and table and chairs. There's electricity available inside the cabin, but campers must cook all their food on the grill out front. However, if you're stuck in bad weather, the park allows you to cook inside on a small camp stove.

There are also yurts available that are furnished similarly to the cabins. There are also two large cabins, with a full kitchen and multiple rooms for parties of up to 30 people.

Mountain Home, Idaho
Cabin type: Modern

Come witness the sheer majesty of the tallest, single-structured sand dune in North America. A 470-foot sand dune is surrounded by a diverse terrain of prairies, marsh, lakes and desert. At this geographically diverse state park there are two cabins for rent. Each one comes with a bunk bed and rollaway bed, electricity and air conditioning. With no kitchen, plan to cook outside over the fire pit, and enjoy your dinner on the small porch.

When you're not relaxing at the cabin, you can enjoy wildlife viewing such as birdwatching. You can also climb the dunes and explore on a number of hiking trails.

Burney, California
Cabin type: Primitive

If you want to rent a simple cabin to escape from your hectic life, this is the place for you. Choose from two sizes: 18-foot with twin-size bunk beds, or 24-foot with two sets of twin-size bunk beds. With one room, these cabins are just large enough for 4 to 6 people. You'll do all your cooking and relaxing outside on the porch and around the fire pit. Any additional visitors can pitch a tent and stay outside, too.

Don't spend too much time at the cabin though. This state park is known for Burney Falls, a 100-foot waterfall, as well as hiking trails and water sports.

Buchanan Dam, Texas
Cabin type: Modern

Ancient oaks stand guard over campers at this scenic park in Texas. The cabins, which look more like small modern homes, have air conditioning, heat and electricity. The cabin rentals can sleep up to five people, in four beds, but all cooking must be done outside on the grill or fire pit. With a waterfront view, these cabins are prime real estate in the Black Rock Park.

Redwood, New York
Cabin type: Modern

Located just east of the Alexandria Bay, nearly every camper is privy to scenic views of the waterfront from their cabin. Bunk beds provide a comfortable place to sleep at night, and a fridge and microwave make it easy to cook and store food.

Without a stove, however, you'll do most of your cooking over the fire, which makes your cabin experience feel a bit more like traditional camping.

Big Arm, Montana
Cabin type: Modern

The large yurts at this state park might as well be cabins. The one-room yurt has electricity, two fold out twin beds and a futon. Despite the amount of room inside each yurt, all cooking should be done on the provided grill.

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Outside of your yurt, be sure to take in scenery along the shoreline, with mountains rising into the sky across Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Western U.S. A 2.5-mile hiking trail is ideal for an active afternoon, but don't forget to scuba dive or just relax on your yurt's large patio.

Drakesville, Iowa
Cabin type: Modern

Wooded hillsides and a serene lake set the scene for your relaxing vacation in a Lake Wapello State Park cabin rental. After hiking along the seven mile Lake Shore Trail, get some rest in your cedar-sided family cabin. Here you can cook dinner in the kitchen, take a shower, and then relax on the shores of Lake Wapello watching the stars poke through the night sky.

Ithaca, New York
Cabin type: Primitive

The Enfield Glen gorge coupled with a rocky, green geography sets the scene for an adventurous weekend of cabin camping. With one room, and nothing other than beds, this is the perfect spot for minimalist explorers, who want to spend most of their time outside, cooking, exploring and relaxing at camp.

Snohomish, Washington
Cabin type: Modern

A classic forest setting makes this beautiful park the ideal spot for your vacation cabin rental. With hiking, swimming, fishing and biking available, there's something for nearly everyone to do. The quaint cabins, with a stone foundation and wood siding, are idyllic, but have minimal amenities.
Though each cabin has electricity, you'll only find bunk beds and a table with chairs inside. Use your fire pit and grill to cook dinner and make s'mores, and try to reserve cabin FL-C1, which has a larger patio area for relaxing outside.

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