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Peaceful, Historic Cabin Built by Rocky Mountain Natl Park

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

The cabin is only a 10 minute walk to downtown Estes Park shopping and restaurants. It is 1255 square feet and is bordered on the north by a forest that was recently part of Rocky Mountain National Park, and was deeded to the Historic MacGregor Ranch conservation easement in a land exchange that enabled the Park to add hiking trails. These trails are from 1 to 3 miles north of the cabin. A large herd of elk live across from the Ranch which is 1/2 mile from the cabin.

Since Rocky Mountain National Park built the cabin as a one room cabin, the cabin has quite a large living room with a fireplace. From the backyard sandstone patio, you have a magnificent view of Lumpy Ridge; Said to have the best granite rock climbing in the state (Rocky Mountain News, Jan 20, 2009). You can see elk, deer, abert squirrels, hummingbirds, wild turkey, numerous varieties of birds, chip monks, foxes, a lynx, and other wildlife very close by, sometimes 2 feet from the kitchen table when the lights are off in the kitchen during the day.

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on the front deck beneath the pines while looking at the views. At night sit on the front deck while looking at the stars.

Although close to downtown, the cabin is in a secluded, quiet setting at the end of a street. Since you can walk or drive less than a mile into town, you will have both easy access to Estes Park's shopping and restaurants and the enjoyment of nature's tranquility and beauty. You also have quick and easy access to Safeway, the town's large grocery store.

PLEASE NO PETS OR SMOKING--my daughter and I have severe alleries.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1255 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    Futon that opens up into full size bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is a full size bed A fan is located in each bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • It feels away from it all since cabin backs to the forest and you hear no traffic sounds but Safeway and downtown are only 5 minutes away. RMNP is only 10 minutes or less away....moreless


  • Books:

    Many and wide variety on the shelves....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games and DVD's are under the TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Dish Network with a DVR in the family room with over 30 3 and 4 star movies already recorded on the DVR....moreless

  • Stereo:

    With CD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    We bought a port-a-crib last summer. Please bring you own crib sheets. It did not come with any....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD Movie Library under the TV....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Lumpy Ridge to the north and mountains to the south...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    4 chairs and bench - the bench gets moved around...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Don't need any as long as you close windows and west blinds during the day and open the windows at night. I have 2 small fans and a ceiling fan. The cabin stays cool during the day for me....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    furnace with forced air...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very large, it was the original 1 room cabin....moreless

  • Parking:

    Long Driveway next to forest...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Long Driveway next to forest...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washing detergent available for washing towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    with wood stove insert with the ability to watch the fire. Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware....moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave oven, Toaster, Coffee pot with coffee, mixer, blender and a crock pot. I try to keep sandwich, quart, and gallon size bags on hand along with napkins and Kleenex....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, creamer, sugar, sweetner...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator - I try to keep ketchup, margarine, mayonnaise, and mustard in it....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    The south deck is a wonderful place to view the night sky....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on the south side and sandstone patio is on the north side. Both are good for star gazing. I also have a table and chairs under a large pine tree on the west side for wide life viewing....moreless

  • Golf:

    2 golf courses are in town less than 2 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the north side next to sandstone patio with a view of forest and possibility to see wildlife. I keep 2 propane tanks to make sure you don't run out in the middle of cooking....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 45 traveler reviews
Enjoying this historic cabin in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park 09/14/2010

VRBO Bear stayed here:

My arrival to Estes Park was nothing less than breath taking. I and my friends arrived at our Rocky Mountain Cabin, pleased to find that that it was close enough to walk to town, but still nicely tucked away and peaceful. The cabin was built by the Rocky Mountain National Park and is kept immaculate. It was well appointed, spacious with very comfortable furnishings, beautiful photography and a fully stocked kitchen.

After the cubs got settled we found that the owners had set us up with coffee for the morning so we did not need to rush to the store. The cabin has a flat screen TV with dish network, many books to read, DVD’s and a nice stereo system for the all to listen to music if we wished.

We also discovered that the owner is a photographer, and left us a wonderful 8 x 10 photograph that she had taken of the snow capped mountains. What a nice gift! I was able to bring a piece of Estes Park home with me.

The night skies were brightened with stars like we had never seen! Every evening we sat out on one of the three patio areas to star gaze and soak up the cool crisp mountain air. The back patio is equipped with a very nice grill to cook your meals.

The mornings were just as glorious as the nights. After making some coffee we walked from the cabin to do some downtown shopping and over to the Historical Stanley Hotel for a tour. Estes Park has several trails to hike or bike, as well as a number of lakes where you can feed the ducks or rent paddle boats to get out on the water. Keep an eye out for the Elk, they are everywhere.

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 - Jun 26, 2015
5 night min stay
Jun 27 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 5 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.35%


Business License on file with the Town of Estes Park.

Taxes are paid to Colorado, Larimer County, Estes Park, and Estes Park Local Marketing District

Tax # on file with the Colorado Department of Revenue

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 golf course
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Rocky Mountain National Park rated #1 in the country for and #2 in the world by Trip Advisor for adventure.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, nature and wildlife photography, and nature in general. We have bought brand new furniture throughout the cabin in June 2009 including 2 queen size beds. Guest constantly comment to me how comfortable they are in our cabin and thank us for sharing this wonder place and can tell the cabin is kept clean.

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park System! Estes Park is such a charming town. We fell in love with the serenity of the location being next to the forest, the large cabin with the large windows with the ability to watch wildlife from the windows, and being so close to both entrances to RMNP.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being within close walking/driving distance of downtown Estes (less than a mile) and close to Rocky Mountain National Park Trails. Living in a peaceful neighborhood at the end of a dead end street that is bordered on the north by a forest, MacGregor Ranch conservation easement and seeing lots of wildlife.

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Speaks: english



  • View of Cabin from Street

    View of Cabin from Street

  • Lumpy Ridge from backyard

    Lumpy Ridge from backyard

  • Deer Visiting next to cabin

    Deer Visiting next to cabin

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Deck on South side of Cabin

    Deck on South side of Cabin

  • Unusual Silver/Black Fox that Visits

    Unusual Silver/Black Fox that Visits

  • View From South Deck

    View From South Deck

  • 3 Newborn Elk calves near cabin

    3 Newborn Elk calves near cabin

  • Elk Nursery

    Elk Nursery

  • Hallett Peak in late September

    Hallett Peak in late September

  • Main bathroom with bathtub/shower

    Main bathroom with bathtub/shower

  • 2nd bathroom with shower

    2nd bathroom with shower

  • Large Living Room and Fireplace

    Large Living Room and Fireplace

  • Bulk Elk With Velvet on horns beside cabin

    Bulk Elk With Velvet on horns beside cabin

  • Kitchen


  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • View from Sandstone Patio of Forest

    View from Sandstone Patio of Forest

  • Mother fox and kit near cabin

    Mother fox and kit near cabin

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Elk Bugling with 5 month old calves nearby close to cabin

    Elk Bugling with 5 month old calves nearby close to cabin

  • Big Horned Sheep Near Trail Ridge Road

    Big Horned Sheep Near Trail Ridge Road

  • Beautiful Aspens Changing Color

    Beautiful Aspens Changing Color

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • 2nd bathroom shower

    2nd bathroom shower

VRBO #221880

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