There’s a lot of experience on this forum so I thought I’d raise this here. I’ve been thinking about buying a cabin for several years and am in a position where I can financially do it if it makes sense. About me: 35, 5 kids ranging in age from 1-11, and live in North Denver suburbs. Have a pretty demanding job that requires weekend work often but can be done remotely if I have internet. Two dogs. I feel like the window to buy and enjoy a cabin as a family is before the kids get into the 16+ category and so my window is closing (my kids are mostly on the upper end of that range I posted). True? For people who have bought a cabin in the about 3-hour range of Denver (I’ve considered Fairplay/Alma, Red Feather and Livermore, and into Wyoming) — would you do it again? Did you find yourself really feeling like you “had” to use it? That’s my biggest concern. We don’t get out of Denver that often now but I think it’s because bringing enough stuff for 7 people and finding lodging that takes two large dogs is a struggle. If we had our own place where we could just load up clothes and food, I think we would take more trips. Interests include dirt bikes, ATV, and I would love to snowmobile. No interest in skiing and I’d like to avoid I-70. Thoughts from the collective? Also considering buying a second hand RV to accomplish some of the same purposes but I think a cabin makes more sense.