Home Away from Home - Near the Big Thompson River
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Estes Park townhome description
From one of our guests (Somerset, England):
'We spent a fantastic week in this home. The house itself is excellent in terms of location, setting, decor and equipment with many thoughtful touches that added to the overall quality of our stay. The bedrooms are spacious, the den is excellent for children wanting their own space and the lounge and dining room make for a relaxed setting for a holiday. The house setting is picturesque whilst it is well located in relation to Estes Park...I wholeheartedly commend this home to anyone wishing to visit Colorado.'
The AlpineHaus is a newer (2002) vacation home and is situated in the quiet, gated Blue Spruce Village Victorian community that has the Big Thompson River running through it and is ¼ mile outside the Estes Park city limits. The Rocky Mountain National Park Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Park Headquarters are two miles from our vacation home and it is just a five minute drive to downtown Estes. The AlpineHaus is only ¼ mile from the original early 1900's entrance to the Park and a trailhead that leads to the Bear Lake/Moraine Park area, on the edge of the YMCA of the Rockies Conference and Activity Center.
Our three-level townhome has 2200 square feet of living space. The main level offers a greatroom with a stone fireplace (gas burning) and opens to a large deck with a picnic table and gas grill. Oak wainscoting and large windows adorn the greatroom and separate dining area with a large dining table. The fully-equipped kitchen and dining area have wood floors adding to the warmth and charm of this beautiful home. The main level greatroom also has a large LCD TV with a DVD player. Sit on the large deck to relax and view the elk, an occasional bear and other wildlife!
The upper level has three large bedrooms and a loft area with a game/puzzle table. The master bedroom has a king-size pine log bed and furnishings with a large bay window and jetted whirlpool tub in its private bathroom. The second bedroom also has a pine log queen bed and furnishings, two dormered windows and a private entrance to the second full bath (which also opens to the loft/hall area to share with the third bedroom). The third bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twin sized bed and dormered windows - perfect for a third couple or children.
The walkout lower level has a recreation room great for kids young and old with a TV, DVD/VCR, video games, and patio area.
Walk fifty yards to the Big Thompson River for fly-fishing and relaxation. While our home is not directly on the river, the river runs through our private community and all owners and guests have access to common areas with picnic tables and seating areas.
Free Internet access via our broadband wireless connection (bring your laptop with wireless card if you need to check in at work occasionally or just want to surf the Net for various events going on in Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park while on vacation). Or perhaps you'll want to check the weather forecast prior to departing for a climb up Long's Peak!
The following are just a few more of the comments from our guest registry:
“It was great to come ‘home’ to this beautiful home each day. We travel the mountains every summer, and this is the best place we have ever stayed at!”
“One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in! You have a lovely home.”
'What a surprise to walk in your beautiful home!! Booking it on the internet was a bit scary but as soon as the door was opened, you could feel the warmth! A gorgeous setting and close to shopping, hiking and sightseeing. Can't wait to come back again!'
“We had a lot of wildlife here with a bear the first morning, deer and a fawn, beautiful birds…”
**Sorry, pets are not allowed and this is a no smoking residence**
Keywords: 3-Level Vacation Home w/Garage
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- CD Player
- Video Game Console
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We spent 4 lovely nights at this beautiful home. It has everything you could possibly need, and then some. The owners thought of everything. Better than home away from home. It's perfectly decorated, clean and comfortable. The property is close enough yet just far away enough from town. So much to do! The The night sky is amazing. Owners are great: friendly, easy communication. We just wish we'd had more time. Would love to return.
- Guest Christine (Florida)
- Date of stay 09/03/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
What a great place to stay!
What a great place to stay!
The Alpinehaus was a great place to "land" after hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and many other awesome activities. The house was so comfortable yet had ample space so that even with our group of 8 we never felt crowded! If you do have a large group, bring an extra air mattress...there's plenty of room to set it up in the lower level. The location was perfect for access to the park entrance and getting to the downtown area. We saw lots of elk on the road leading to our home, so that was always a fun surprise. If you're interested in doing a lot of activities outside at the house, this is a townhome, so there isn't much room for lots of yard activities. We made the best of it and just played our yard games in the parking areas. The river is a very short walk away, but there are other houses in the development between you and the river, so you don't see the river from the townhome. Our group didn't do any fishing on the river near the house since they wanted to fly fish and there wasn't really much space to do that. There were many other spots nearby that they could enjoy, so that was a minor inconvenience. The owners were GREAT to work with and answered all our questions! We would highly recommend this property!! As far as restaurants and activities...if you like barbecue, Smokin Dave's was good. We also liked the Waipiti Bar and Grill...fun place and good food! For activities, we enjoyed several hikes...Dream Lake/ Emerald Lake was a great hike...lots of people though! We also went to Wild Basin and hiked to Cascade and Ouzel Falls. This is a great hike if you like water and falls! Our favorite was our hike to Gem Lake! It's not one you will hear much about, but it is fantastic! Beautiful rocks and cliffs...and so many great views at every turn. The lake itself isn't stunning, but the trip there (and the chipmunks at the top) make up for it! Finally, we did a horseback ride at the Cowpoke Corral which is literally within walking distance of the house! This was one of the highest rated rides on Trip Advisor and we agreed! The horses were very well-taken care of and the ride itself was up the mountain and had some beautiful views.
- Guest B-C Vacation (Nebraska)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
We stayed at the Alpine Haus, after our daughter's wedding in Denver. The property was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. The photos don't do the property justice. Conrad, the owner, promptly answered all our questions. Our 5 and 7 year old grandchildren loved the toys and DVDs. They especially liked the Big Thompson River behind the property. They didn't catch any fish but enjoyed playing on the rocks in the shallow areas. There was a riding stable next door and the staff was great with the children. They had a very fun ride. We especially like the Rocky Mt Natl Park. This was our second trip and the park is beautiful! We would definitely recommend the Sweet Basilico Restaurant for pasta. We would also recommend the Alpine Haus.
- Guest Nancy (Milwaukee WI)
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.
Sue & Bob, Overland Park, KS
Sue & Bob, Overland Park, KS
Our stay at the AlpineHaus was outstanding! The house is wonderful. Very clean, extremely roomy. We travel with my sister and brother-in-law so it was great for each couple to have our own bathrooms. The location is perfect...just a few minutes into downtown Estes as well as the park. Pretty setting, quiet. Even met one of the neighbors who was very nice and recommended a couple restaurants. We will definitely stay here again! We enjoyed dinner/drinks at The Rock Inn (almost in walking distance) and had a great pizza (their #1) at Bob and Tony's downtown. Saw lots of elk. As always it was a great time (we vacation in Estes nearly every fall) but the AlpineHaus definitely made this year's trip even better. Thank you so much! We would definitely recommend it!
- Guest The Fords1 (Overland Park, KS)
- Date of stay 09/25/11
- Review Submitted 10/05/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
A Piece of Heaven
A Piece of Heaven
Estes Park is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. This property is exceptional! From the moment we walked into the house we felt at home. It was more then we dreamed of. The pictures in no way do it justice. The kitchen is my domain and had everything (plus), that I needed for our Thanksgiving dinner. It is so quiet and peaceful, yet within minutes we could be in Estes Park. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We would recommend it to everyone!
- Guest pfyn (McCook, NE)
- Date of stay 11/24/10
- Review Submitted 11/29/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
ANOTHER TRIP TO HEAVEN
ANOTHER TRIP TO HEAVEN
This was our second trip to this property in Estes Park. It was again, our home away from home. It is extremely well kept and organized with wonderful decorations and amenities. The gas fireplace is a great thing to use on cool mornings. This is located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood just minutes from downtown Estes Park (groceries and shops) and from Rocky Mountain National Park. The beauty of this park cannot be described or even photographed properly, so we purchased a DVD. We saw many animals, including a bear and three cubs on the ourskirts of town from our car. Elk can be seen in September in the park also. The view from the deck is of a mountain and plenty of blue spruce trees. We had come from a paradise at sea level to a different paradise at mountain level. Hopefully, we can again return. Come and enjoy this life for a while, and don't say for only a few days. Make sure you get to Glen Haven for those delicious cinnamon buns! Try the Dunraven Inn close to the house for great Italian food. Visit the Estes Park Museum for a historical tour of the area. Read the book on the coffee table entitled "Rocky Mountain National Park, Then And Now". You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Tommy (Sunset Beach, NC USA)
- Date of stay 08/27/10
- Review Submitted 09/18/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Exceptional property and location
Exceptional property and location
The quality and setting of the house easily exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have asked for a better base for our visit to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. The time went past all too quickly but all of us have some great memories from our vacation. The setting of the house was excellent and we enjoyed the quiet area and the privacy but still being within very easy reach of all facilities in Estes Park and only a few minutes from the national park entrance. The property was very well maintained and clean and welcoming to arrive to. The photos in the profile do not do full justice to the reality of the property. It is very well laid out with plenty of space for our party. We would have no hesitation to recommend this property to others for either a short break or extended vacation.
- Guest drtg (Houston,TX, USA)
- Date of stay 06/12/10
- Review Submitted 06/24/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This was our 2nd stay at your home and it was perfect. The house is exactly what my family needs. The Thomas The Train set was a nice touch for my 3 yr. old daughter and my 5 year old son really enjoys the Mario Brothers games. It is nice after a long day of hiking in the Rocky Mountains to have something entertaining for the kids to do at home. We now consider this our home away from home in beautiful Estes Park. I look forward to many future visits.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/01/06
- Review Submitted 08/01/06
What a surprise to walk in your beautiful home!! Booking it on the internet was a bit scary but as soon as the door was opened, you could feel the warmth! A gorgeous setting and close to shopping, hiking and sightseeing. Can't wait to come back again! The kids are talking of Christmas in the Rockies?
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/01/04
- Review Submitted 09/30/04
This was our first time to stay at Estes Park, though it probably won't be our last. What a pleasant, relaxing home away from home. Everything we needed was there. It was very nicely appointed in every room. Comfortable morning and night, with plenty of scenery and entertainment. The fishing was great, and a family of deer at the bridge to welcome us. Who could ask for more!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/01/04
- Review Submitted 08/02/04
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Year Purchased: 2002
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Moraine Park - a 30 minute hike through the original entrance to RMNP.
Oak Wainscoting & Flooring Adorn the Kitchen & Dining Areas
Large Great Room with Large Windows Opening to the Great Outdoors
Stampede. Wildlife at our doorstep (literally)!
Second Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed and Adjoining Bathroom
Wireless high speed internet in case you can't totally escape!
Sit & Relax while Listening to the Big Thompson River
some lunch visitors!
Beautiful Vacation Home w/2200+ Sq. Ft. of Living Space
King Sized Log Bed in Spacious Master Bedroom with Large Bay Window
Stone Fireplace on the Main Level Opening to a Large Deck w/BBQ
A River Runs Through It
Third Bedroom with Queen and Twin Sized Beds
Walk-out Lower Level Family Room with Games/TV/DVD
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