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Historic Property, by River, with Views, Walk to Town

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Historic Estes Park cabin tucked in the woods yet close to town


Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Estes Park house description

Step back in time to a bygone era when vacations were actually relaxing. Whispering Pines cabin, a charming vacation rental retreat only 2 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park (and right across the road from the Big Thompson river), was built with integrity and beautiful craftsmanship which has been maintained throughout the years. There aren't many of these left.

Here you will find Old Estes charm, updated with today's amenities in one of the nicest lodging rentals in the quaint mountain town of Estes Park. While the cabin offers all the amenities of a modern comfortable home (including free wifi), there has been a concerted effort in its restoration to retain the look and feel of this wonderful old property.

Nestled among aspen and ponderosa pine trees, some of which are hundreds of years old, this is an heirloom historic 1928 property.

The 1 1/2 acres with mountain views and rock outcroppings contribute to the sense of solitude. This home is filled with tasteful and comfortable furnishings, and the town of Estes Park is only a 1/2 mile walk away.

Here is the perfect place to come and escape the summer heat (daytime temperatures are generally in the 70's to mid 80's and evenings get into the 40's and 50's) as well as enjoy the serenity of the mountains year round, and a wonderful place for people who appreciate vintage flair and the grace of years past.

The green bedroom has a queen bed (and a 3/4 bath with claw foot tub), the yellow bedroom has a full size bed, and the 3rd bedroom, with windows on three sides, has a queen and a twin. Recently restored, the orignal maid's quarters with a separate entrance now sleeps two (queen futon).

You'll love, as we do, to enjoy the all season sunroom-- the perfect place to play cards, read, sip a cup of your favorite beverage, visit with friends or family, or just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Big Thompson River. There are plenty of windows to take in the beauty and tranquility of the mountains, including the deer and elk that often wander through (and even the occasional bear).

The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is just 5 minutes away, with many, many trails to hike, snowshoe or even for backcountry skiing. The Eldora downhill ski area is an hour drive away.

We provide a collection of close to 100 DVD's, games, and books, including mountain interest and local information. We also have extras to make your vacation comfortable and safe-- first aid kit, flash light, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detector, cooler, snowshoes upon request, etc.

Much effort has been taken to care for and furnish our mountain cabin and we want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable, and to enjoy it as much as we do. We are proud to provide a clean and smoke-free environment (smoking is allowed outside). This has been a family home for 80 years and has only been made available for rentals in the past six years.

This Estes Park cabin has it all--lots of character, a large wooded lot providing privacy without isolation, across the road from the river with no buildings in-between to spoil the view or muffle the sound, walking distance to downtown, a huge stone wood-burning fireplace, mountain views, high-speed wireless internet and plenty of room inside and out to spread out and relax. You couldn't ask for more in Estes Park lodging--a perfect vacation or holiday getaway. Truly stunning, this place has a sense of history and stands out from the crowd; a place you won't forget.


We require a 30% deposit within 7 days of booking to secure your reservation. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival.
Cancellations are subject to a $100.00 fee. If a cancellation is made less than 30 days before your arrival, you will be refunded if we are able to re-rent.
CHECK-IN IS AFTER 4:00 p.m. CHECK-OUT IS 9:00-10:00 a.m.
We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 25 unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. You must provide proof of age, if requested.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We do not rent to singles under age 25 or vacationing students....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Fans, alarm clock, bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap, bathroom tissue, paper towel, shampoo, body wash, coffee, sugar, tea ...moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Over 100 DVD's and videotapes...moreless

              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                HBO included...moreless

              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 9 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pancake griddle...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Turkey roaster, griddle, blender, coffee grinder, crock pot...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa


              Write a review 5
              from 32 traveler reviews
              Beautiful Wildlife in Your Own Front Yard 09/25/2009

              VRBO Bear stayed here:

              The “Whispering Pines Cabin in the Woods” was truly a perfect retreat for a family reunion. Sue, the owner, was a delight to work with- from the first time we spoke to her to after we returned home. The location offers the best of both worlds. It offers solitude, but is close to Estes Park’s wonderful shops, restaurants and “Fun City." During our stay we visited the art fair and walked through the town, taking in all the little shops to get souvenirs.

              The moment we arrived, we realized the cabin was bigger than it looked in the photos. After walking in the front door, there’s a large combination dining area/living room, with a huge stone fireplace and hearth. The living room features a flat screen television VHS/DVD player with an assortment of videos and DVDs. Readers enjoyed browsing a nice collection of books. The Wi-Fi connection was great and we used it to research local activities and restaurants. The dining room had a large table that comfortably sat everyone in our group (ten people) for meals and board game evenings. There was a gas fireplace that keeps the place warm and toasty. The cabin’s craftsman style décor and lodge furnishings made the interior feel very cozy and quaint. The kitchen included all the dishes and utensils one needed for cooking and cleaning up. There was even a washer and dryer, which made it convenient for doing a load of our dirty clothes.

              The cabin had lots of room to spread out. The bedrooms were comfortable with rustic décor. There was another bedroom called the “Maid’s Room.” It boasted a futon, half bath, and TV/DVD player. The cubs enjoyed watching their shows and videos in the Maid’s Room. However, the claw foot bathtub was a favorite for all. The claw foot bathtub bathroom served three bedrooms. There was another bathroom with tub and shower off the kitchen. There were plenty of towels, soaps, lotions, hair dryers and toiletries for everyone in our group.

              We all loved the glassed-in front porch for reading and drinking a cup of coffee. One morning, we had the pleasure of watching a huge bull elk scraping his antlers on a tree in the front yard. The front porch was a great place for relaxing and watching the cubs playing on the swing in the front yard or having fun with a game of horseshoes. Our group enjoyed many games together in the front yard and will treasure the memories. It was a weekend we will always cherish and hope to return to again and again. During our visit, we celebrated two birthdays and we couldn’t have imagined a better place to pass the good times. You will love this cozy and warm “Cabin in the Woods.” I know this Bear had a wonderful time!

              The VRBO Bear

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Off Season
              Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              2015 Mid-season 1
              May 1 - May 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Memorial Day
              May 22 - May 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              High season 2015
              Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning $150
              • Tax Rate 5.5%


              Holiday periods:

              Labor Day wknd/Thanksgiving/Christmas 2014 $325

              New Years/Memorial wknd- $300

              3 night minimum stay-Holidays and June 1-Sept 7

              Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted

              $150 cleaning fee

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 12/06/2014
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              75 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Denver International Airport -1 1/2 hours

              Car: Recommended

              Skiing an hour away at Eldora west of Boulder

              Snowshoes, coasters, child booster seat, Pack-N-Play available. (Please let us know ahead of time.) Winter sleigh rides at Aspen Lodge, horse-drawn carriage & wagon rides, Aerial tramway, bumper boats, go carts, Big slide


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
              We love Estes Park and have been coming here for decades to relax, hike, snowshoe, shop and take in the mountain air. This cabin fit our ideal perfectly, and we feel so fortunate to have found it. It's great not only for a quiet retreat but for a large gathering. . We have kept the character and charm of the home, while updating to make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Historic Estes Park cabin tucked in the woods yet close to town

                Historic Estes Park cabin tucked in the woods yet close to town

              • Cozy living room with large stone fireplace

                Cozy living room with large stone fireplace

              • Whispering Pines--just a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park

                Whispering Pines--just a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park

              • Viewof Lumpy Ridge from the enclosed front porch

                Viewof Lumpy Ridge from the enclosed front porch

              • The Big Thompson River  directly across the road

                The Big Thompson River directly across the road

              • Bathroom off the 'maid's room'

                Bathroom off the 'maid's room'

              • Part of the front yard

                Part of the front yard

              • Lake Estes , October

                Lake Estes , October

              • McDonalds Stationers & Coffee on the Riverwalk

                McDonalds Stationers & Coffee on the Riverwalk

              • The 'backyard'

                The 'backyard'

              • Listen to the river from the all-season back bedroom

                Listen to the river from the all-season back bedroom

              • Front  sun porch with original flooring overlooking the Big Thompson river

                Front sun porch with original flooring overlooking the Big Thompson river

              • Country kitchen with windows overlooking several game trails

                Country kitchen with windows overlooking several game trails

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Restored "Maid's" bedroom with queen futon

                Restored "Maid's" bedroom with queen futon

              • A warm & inviting bedroom

                A warm & inviting bedroom

              • One of Estes Park's many restaurants

                One of Estes Park's many restaurants

              • Horse barn/ corral

                Horse barn/ corral

              • The Stanley Hotel

                The Stanley Hotel

              • Elk are often seen in town

                Elk are often seen in town

              VRBO #138908

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              $255 - $400 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              Member since: 2002
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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