What is the difference between a cabin and a cottage?
Both cabins and cottages provide a place to get away that’s surrounded by nature. This could be a cottage by a lake or river or a cabin nestled in the woods – a welcome place to escape on holiday.
Cabin: a small shelter or house, made of wood or logs and situated in a wild or natural area; small, free-standing structures that serve as individual lodging spaces, often surrounded by trees.
Log cabins have an ancient history in Europe, and in America are often associated with first generation home building by settlers. Many National Park lodges built at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century are beautiful and sophisticated examples of log cabin architecture.
Cottage: a small house, a holiday home. Cottage may carry the connotation of being an old-fashioned building – usually modest, often cozy, with modern amenities.
The holiday cottage exists in many cultures under different names. “Cottage” is just one term for such holiday homes. They may also be called “cabin”, “chalet”, or even “camp”.
Cottages can be enjoyed by families, couples, groups of friends, hikers/anglers and anyone who just wants to get away from it all while enjoying the comforts of home. They range from rustic to luxurious – classic to new.
Cabin and Cottage rentals are perfect for people who don’t want the hassle and expense of owning a second property, but want to enjoy the tranquility and memories that come with vacations in nature. You’ll love having your own mountain cabin during your holiday.
Families have been visiting Estes Park Cabins, Cottages, and Resorts for over one hundred years – come make your own memories!