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Rocky Mountain Tranquility on the Big Thompson River

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Back of condo, along the Big Thompson River

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Estes Park condo description

September Special: Stay five nights for the price of four, or stay four nights for the price of three! We still have availability Sept. 9 - 14.

Discover 'Rocky Mountain Tranquility' at our luxury retreat on the Big Thompson River, only a mile from Rocky Mountain National Park, in Estes Park, Colorado.  Perfect for your family vacation or a girlfriend getaway! Our home has central air conditioning - hard to find in Estes Park. You can fish right outside the back door, but this is not your father's fishing lodge... Our 1800 ft2 riverfront duplex-style condo (in Park River West) is modern and up-to-date. The home has a dramatic two-story layout with light-filled rooms and hardwood floors on the main level.

Our home was not affected by the September (2013) flood event in Estes Park. Although we are located next to the Big Thompson River, our back deck is about 80 feet from its banks - close enough to hear its pleasant babbling but safely above its flood plain. The river today is just as beautiful as ever.

Because we, the owners, personally manage the rental of our home, you can expect to get rapid response, accurate answers to your questions, and a problem-free vacation. We live only one hour from Estes Park, and we keep a close eye on our vacation home.

Enjoy our open floor plan with master bedroom suite (king-sized bed) on the main level.  The fully-equipped kitchen is open to the great room and features granite countertops with a breakfast bar.  Our dining table seats six comfortably.  The sun-filled great room has comfortable furniture, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, vaulted ceilings and a river rock gas fireplace.

Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a cozy loft.  One bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the other has two extra-long twins.  The loft has a sofa and rocking chair, another flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a large table for games, puzzles, or laptop use (with wireless high-speed internet). 

Enjoy beautiful views from every room.  Central air conditioning and ceiling fans make hot summer days more comfortable.

Pine trees line the river outside our back door.  Deer and elk are frequent visitors.  The sunny deck is great for outdoor dining, watching wildlife, or just relaxing to the sounds of the river and the whispering pines.  Deck furniture and a gas grill are provided. Our neighborhood provides benches and picnic tables along the river for your use.  In addition, we have lightweight folding lawn chairs that you may take next to the river for a relaxing afternoon in the shade.

Choose a movie from our large collection of family-friendly DVDs and watch on one of our three flat-screen TVs.  Plug your ipod into the docking station (in great room) and listen to your music in one, some, or all of the rooms.  We also have plenty of books, puzzles, and board games for you to enjoy.  We provide four tennis racquets for your use at the high school courts.  For dining out and shopping, the charming village of Estes Park is only a mile away.

Your cell phone should work here, but we have a land-line just in case.  

Although Colorado usually gets lots of sunshine, we occasionally have spells of bad weather. After one rainy week in early June, we read this entry in our Guest Book: 'We are very sorry to take up three pages of your Guest Book, but we enjoyed your home so much that multiple family members felt the need to share their thoughts and thanks. Your home is absolutely beautiful. As you know, we could not have picked four days of worse weather. Your home saved our trip.'

Scrapbookers: Our home is perfect for your group's scrapbooking retreat. Refer to our website (www.RockyMountainTranquility.com) for details.




Keywords: Townhome, Condo, Luxury, Family, River, Mountain, Fishing, Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Tranquility, Riverfront, Scrapbooking, Retreat, Air Conditioning, WiFi, Park River West

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1790 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            deck is completely enclosed, child's booster seat provided, large selection of children's books, many G and PG movies...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            No steps to enter home; Main floor master bath has low threshold shower with grab bar and adjustable shower seat...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            no smoking anywhere on property...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25 years old...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Flat-screen TV with DVD player; river view...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Desk & chair provided; river view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Two extra-long twin beds; mountain view...moreless

          • Extra pillows and blankets provided.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Low threshold shower with grab bar & adjustable seat...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upstairs bathroom is located between two bedrooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Half bath is on main level...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart drip coffee pot, Cuisinart grinder, filters, starter coffee, sugar, and creamer provided...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of dishes for six; wine, champagne, and margarita glasses provided...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full-size appliances, granite countertops, breakfast bar seats 4...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Lots of variety, probably more than in your own kitchen!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining table seats six comfortably...moreless

          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Our home accommodates four vehicles - two in the garage and two in the driveway...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach towels also provided for use at municipal indoor pool...moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            42-inch flat screen TV with DVD player...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace in living area...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Scrapbooking and Crafting Retreat (October - May): Gather here with friends for a relaxing and productive retreat. Our home accommodates your group of 4 to 6 with a generous workspace and individual OTT lights to keep you crafting well into the night. Most groups prepare their breakfast and lunch in our well-equipped kitchen, then choose from Estes Park's many fine restaurants for dinner....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Poker, Scrabble, Clue, Pictionary, Mad Gab, Taboo, Apples to Apples, Banagrams, Othello, UpWords, Worst-Case Scenario, MindTrap, Uno, Skip-Bo, Hoopla, WordAround, Trivial Pursuit, many jigsaw puzzles...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Large family-friendly DVD library of G and PG movies...moreless

              • Television:

                (3) Three flat-screen TVs with DVD players...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                cordless with answering machine...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Enclosed deck with table for six, and large shade umbrella...moreless

              • Beach Chairs:

                4...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Big Thompson River is directly behind townhome....moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sledding
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Swimming
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Library
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Aug 21 - Oct 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,800 $6,900
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $275
                  Winter Holidays
                  Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,800
                  Spring 2015
                  May 21 - Jun 20, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,625 $6,300
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 21 - Aug 20, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,275 $8,900
                  Fall 2015
                  Aug 21 - Oct 15, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,800 $6,900
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,200 $3,300
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Notes:

                  No smoking.

                  No pets.

                  Must be 25+ years old.

                  Max. occupancy is six people.

                  Fall Rates for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years holidays

                  My Standard Rate = 7 months from mid-Oct. to mid-May (our off-season) excluding holidays

                  Add 10.5% sales/lodging tax to our rates.

                  50% deposit to make a reservation.

                  Remaining 50% due 45 days prior to arrival.

                  Refundable security deposit of $300.

                  We accept checks or four major credit cards.

                  All our policies are found at www.RockyMountainTranquility.com


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                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Denver International Airport
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  CO Highway 36
                  43 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Eldora Mountain Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Estes Park 18-hole course
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Coffee on the Rocks

                  Car: Necessary

                  Our home is conveniently located between the town of Estes Park and the south (Beaver Meadows) entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The national park offers a variety of year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and snow-shoeing. The Big Thompson River flows through our back yard - trout fishing couldn't be more convenient!

                  Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking, miniature golf

                  Golf: Two public golf courses in Estes Park.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: We are fifty-something empty-nesters who live about an hour from Estes Park. We have lived in Colorado since 1979. Both native New Yorkers, we met during our college years at SUNY Fredonia, but moved to Colorado a week after our wedding. We now have two grown children, one living in Denver, one in Chicago.

                  Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
                  We love the charming little town of Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Our condo is in a quiet neighborhood, right on the Big Thompson River, with abundant wildlife and picturesque views. It offers easy access to town and to the national park.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  It would be a shame to allow our Estes Park home to sit empty most of the year, so we love sharing our home with other people. You help us pay the bills and we provide a tranquil and spacious 'home away from home' for your vacation. We travel a lot ourselves, and wherever we go, we expect our accomodations to be clean, comfortable, and convenient. That is exactly what we strive to provide in our vacation home. We want you to have the most restful and relaxing vacation ever!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Back of condo, along the Big Thompson River

                    Back of condo, along the Big Thompson River

                  • Gas fireplace and 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player

                    Gas fireplace and 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player

                  • Kitchen is open to dining and living room

                    Kitchen is open to dining and living room

                  • Main floor master suite has king bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player

                    Main floor master suite has king bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player

                  • Main floor laundry room

                    Main floor laundry room

                  • Large picnic table next to the river

                    Large picnic table next to the river

                  • Back of condo; photo taken from walking path

                    Back of condo; photo taken from walking path

                  • Desk and dresser in upstairs (queen) bedroom

                    Desk and dresser in upstairs (queen) bedroom

                  • Upstairs bathroom with tub/shower

                    Upstairs bathroom with tub/shower

                  • Loft has another 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player

                    Loft has another 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player

                  • Table for six with large shade umbrella

                    Table for six with large shade umbrella

                  • A mule deer stops by for an afternoon snack

                    A mule deer stops by for an afternoon snack

                  • Comfortable seating for six in living room

                    Comfortable seating for six in living room

                  • Dining table seats six comfortably

                    Dining table seats six comfortably

                  • Fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar

                    Fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar

                  • Main floor master bathroom

                    Main floor master bathroom

                  • Walking path along the Big Thompson River

                    Walking path along the Big Thompson River

                  • Big Thompson River in backyard. We stock the river, so the fishing is great!

                    Big Thompson River in backyard. We stock the river, so the fishing is great!

                  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                  • Upstairs bedroom with extra-long twin beds

                    Upstairs bedroom with extra-long twin beds

                  • Cozy loft with sofa and rocking chair

                    Cozy loft with sofa and rocking chair

                  • Large table in loft for games, puzzles, or laptop

                    Large table in loft for games, puzzles, or laptop

                  • Elk are frequent visitors to our property

                    Elk are frequent visitors to our property

                  • Turn here from Hwy. 36

                    Turn here from Hwy. 36

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                  Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

                  $185 - $350 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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