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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

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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.


RENTAL POLICY INFORMATION

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

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    full futon in room accessible outside thru separate door...moreless

  • Bdr 1-Queen size Bed , Bdr 2- Double Bed, Bdr 3-Queen bed & Twin bed, Bdr 4-Futon (Also a Pack and Play)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Over 100 DVD's and videotapes...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO included...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • 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

Dining

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

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 33 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!

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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
$255
2015 Spring
May 1 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$275
Memorial Day
May 23 - May 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
High season 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
Fall 2015
Sep 7 - Oct 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$325
Late Fall 2015
Oct 5 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$290

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 10.65%

Notes:

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: 03/20/2015
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Location

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • 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'

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • 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 with a queen and a twin bed

    Listen to the river from the all-season back bedroom with a queen and a twin bed

  • 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' room accessible through a separate door below

    Restored 'Maid's' room accessible through a separate door below

  • A warm & inviting bedroom with full bed

    A warm & inviting bedroom with full bed

  • 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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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    33
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/20/2015
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