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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Estes Park house description
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Our property is entirely dry--never impacted by the recent flooding. The single exception was the routes to get to Estes Park. That was a problem, but now (October) our vacation home is again fully rented, and the road from the south is open.
ONE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROPERTY IS THE PRIVACY AND SPACE; indoors and outdoors--one whole acre is yours! ANOTHER ADVANTAGE is the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park--no travel through town to get there! We now have high speed INTERNET. Lots of wildlife, too!
Do you want a place to make memories? Roasting hot dogs, making smores, and singing songs around the campfire in the evening? Enjoying the sky full of stars at night? Eating breakfast outside on the deck while you watch the birds and wildlife? Catch some sun on the north or south deck. Or make snow angels! This is a magical place!
This from a renter after their 2009 stay. 'We look forward to spending time again in your lovely cabin. We will plan on the first week in August (2010). I hope I can retire in Estes Park because every year I love it more and more. I have never had a vacation area feel so right as Estes does.' (They rent every year for a week.)
This is not a condo/townhome/apartment--no noise above, below or beside your vacation home. This is a full four bedroom, 1400 square foot home with three baths. No shared space, and lots of amenities you won't find in most rentals--Academy Award movies, every small appliance you could want, sunflower shower heads, luxury towels, hiking trail information, and bird, tree, flower and animal books.
This vacation home is available year round. FALL is a beautiful time when the ELK BUGLE during the rut, and the aspen turn GOLDEN.
When the sweet smell of the pines drifts through your window, the birds flock to the feeder, your campfire softens those marshmallows just right, the coyote runs up the road, or the deer and elk greet you in the front yard, you won't want to go home!
Our private home is on ONE ACRE with tall pines, rock outcroppings, and mountain views. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are a wonderland year round.
In summer, you may hike or ride horses in Rocky Mountain National Park (3 miles away)where wildflowers bloom in abundance, or you can enjoy the hummingbirds (just outside the north picture window), wrens (just outside the kitchen window), bluebirds and other birds that visit our property. At any time,you may hear owls or hear/see coyotes.
Estes Park offers shopping, concerts, live theatre, rodeo, horse shows, tours, and a wide range of restaurants. The Scottish Highlands Festival is held in early September. Horse shows, concerts, and special events--often free of charge--are held regularly May through October in Estes Park.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, TV/VCR/DVD, prints from the National Western Art Show, and adjoining private bath. Our home has queen-size beds in two bedrooms. One bedroom has quilt art, the other has two prints by Bev Doolittle. The bunk room has bunk beds, bath with shower, and a sofa. (BUNK ROOM NOT AVAILABLE DECEMBER THROUGH APRIL.)
The living room has a good queen-size hide-a-bed, fireplace, TV/VCR/DVD, southwestern prints by Pena, two recliners and two rocking chairs. The kitchen has everything you would want--see listing below. We have a new (July 2012) Frigidaire range with ceramic top and large oven, and an over-the-range microwave. There is a full laundry with Maytag washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
The decks on the north and south sides of the cabin offer full sun (south) or shade (north). There are chairs, lounges, outdoor tables on both decks. The south deck has a gas grill. The north deck has a bird feeder year round and hummingbird feeder in summer.
A fire circle and large picnic table in the north yard are perfect for wiener roasts and smores where the views are outstanding.
Need a backpack or an insulated bag for a picnic? Need bibs for the kids? They're here. Need hiking poles, canteens, compasses, bear bells? They're here!
Even electric blankets--so no cold sheets on your first night--just turn them on and warm up the beds before you jump in--nice in the wintertime!
Our location is central to Rocky Mountain National Park (3 miles), Estes Park South Park Village (1 mile), Big Thompson River (1 mile), Giant Track Mountain (1/2 mile) and Mary's Lake (2 miles). Estes Park is a couple miles away--far enough from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to shop, dine, and be entertained conveniently. There is a free trolley that runs in summer, and is 1/2 mile away.
We have lots of good references from satisfied renters--the quotes in the guestbook (see link at bottom of this information) are taken from notes left by renters. Many renters have rented for years, and they book next year's time when they leave this year.
WE ARE SORRY WE CANNOT ACCOMODATE PETS DUE TO RENTERS' ALLERGIES, AND THE ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE IN THE AREA.
NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THIS PROPERTY.
WE CANNOT ACCOMODATE MOTOR HOMES OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.
Keywords: Private Home on One Acre
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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"This is our second time here..!!"Guest comment entered by owner
"This is our second time here..!!"
Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful cabin. This is our second time here and we have enjoyed it so much! Grandkids loved the deer, humming birds...and the badge!! God bless you for sharing your place at such reasonable prices. Thanks again.
- Guest from Fulda, Minnesota
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
3 generations enjoyed this cabin for the 2nd time. Love the privacy, the hummingbirds, deer, chipmunks. It's just like coming home....all the comforts. The grandkids loved the bunkhouse for their own little getaway.....and so did Mom, Dad , Grandpa and Grandma! Plan to come back again in a couple years! The Martins are very easy to deal with.....God bless you for sharing your place with such reasonable rates!!
- Guest Heidi (Fulda, MN)
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Lovely Home and Nice Owners
Lovely Home and Nice Owners
We stayed here from June 10th until June 16th. The house is very nice, very comfortable. The view to the North of the mountains is great. There is a nice fire pit in the back yard...but we never used it as it was pretty warm the week we were there and windy and a fire going in RMNP. The three rocking chairs in the living room were so nice. The whole house was very well supplied. I doubt there is anything you could not find there. The house was very clean. The beds were comfortable. We did not use the bunkhouse....but I can see how that would be a favorite place for kids. IT was so cute. The house is close to the park and you can get to the park without having to drive downtown. But it was still just minutes from downtown and very close the Other Side restaurant and the YMCA of the Rockies. I do not think we have ever stayed anywhere in RMNP that was quieter. WOW. We did have a bear visit....he left his paw print on our van. But as long as you do not leave trash out...etc.....he will not bother you. My daughter loved the ALPACA farm that is on the way to the house. Those critters are adorable. You cannot go wrong renting this house. And the Martins are very easy to work with and very nice. THANKS again for letting s rent this nice home....
- Guest Indykris (Indiana)
- Date of stay 06/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Serene, Senic, Family Retreat
Serene, Senic, Family Retreat
My family stayed here for a week in June 2013. This place is fabulous in every way. The house is conveniently located in Estes Park, but away from the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds in downtow EP. Short drive to grocery store, gift shops and restaurants. Minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, and the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking. The views from the front and back of the house are magnificent, and if you were traveling with an elderly person, he/she would never need to leave the house, and could sit on the back deck or around the fire pit, and experience the beauty of the mountains and watch the hummingbirds, chipmunks and deer in the back yard. The house is stocked with anything and everything one could possible think of. Every pot, plate, utensil, small appliance, hair dryer... all the conveniences of home. The house was spotless! The restrooms, living areas and kitchen were meticulous! Super comfy reclining chairs and sofa. Endelss supply of videos and dvds and board games. We traveled with three teenagers, but this home would easily accomodate a family with young children.
- Guest KMB (Texas )
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
We enjoyed our weekend very muchGuest comment entered by owner
We enjoyed our weekend very much
Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Thank you for lending us your cabin for a wonderful weekend in Estes Park! It was beautiful and we enjoyed our weekend very much! Your cabin is lovely!
- Guest Stephanie, Colorado
- Date of stay 11/11/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
The house was perfect for our winter retreat.Guest comment entered by owner
The house was perfect for our winter retreat.
Don & Dorothy, Thanks for a wonderful weekend. The house was perfect for our winter retreat. Looking forward to it again next year!
- Guest Marc & Sue, Colorado
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
"WOW!" This place is awesome!Guest comment entered by owner
"WOW!" This place is awesome!
Don & Dorothy, All we can say is "WOW!" This place is awesome! Thank you! Thank you! We love this area so much. We explored Estes Park, did some shopping, and did a bunch of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. One of our favorite things was seeing all the elk around here, including a whole huge herd surrounding this cabin--moving from the front yard around to the back. So Amazing!! This cabin was a great base camp from which we could go out, explore and hike, then return for family togetherness. A perfect place to celebrate our Thanksgiving. It was so nice to call this place home for a week--it certainly met all our needs and then some. Thank you so much. We had the Best Time :-)
- Guest Ruth and Ed, Texas
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
The views were wonderful...Guest comment entered by owner
The views were wonderful...
Dear Don & Dorothy, We so enjoyed our short stay at your cozy home with built in entertainment from the birds at the window. We were really happy we won the bid at the Colorado State University Ram Auction. The views were wonderful as well. A couple deer visited your patio during the night. They didn't stay too long. CSU is lucky to have you two as participants in the CSU auction. Thank you so much. "Go Rams."
- Guest Pat and Kay, Colorado
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 11/16/12
I would never want to stay anywhere else in EstesGuest comment entered by owner
I would never want to stay anywhere else in Estes
Dear Dorothy, All I can say is thank you for providing such a beautiful, peaceful and "safe" home. Every time I walk through the door I feel like I'm coming home. I would never want to stay anywhere else in Estes Park. God willing I'll be back next year
- Guest Sherry from Florida
- Date of stay 10/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/16/12
Your Cabin is Lovely!!Guest comment entered by owner
Your Cabin is Lovely!!
Thank you for lending us your cabin for a wonderful weekend in Estes Park! It was beautiful and we enjoyed our weekend very much. Your cabin is lovely.
- Guest Stephanie & Family, Colorado
- Date of stay 11/12/11
- Review Submitted 02/15/12
2013 Rates:June-Aug $975/week for eight people plus tax of 5.7% that is required October through April, THREE NIGHT MINIMUM. $125/night. Monthly rates negotiable. Check in 3 PM on Sunday; Check out 10am the next Sunday. Weeks after 1st week are discount $50 per week.
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Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: Don and Dorothy Martin are retired Colorado State University faculty, and have lived in Fort Collins for 35 years. We are native Iowans, raised in Monticello, and educated at Iowa State University. We have three adult children, all living in Fort Collins, ten grandchildren, and nine great granddaughters. We love Colorado and the mountains. Don was a professor in Construction Management and had a remodeling business with our son. Dorothy was a professor in human development and the family, was a marriage and family therapist, and worked 27 years for Cooperative Extension at Colorado State. Besides our family, we enjoy bridge, gardening, gospel music, travel, and good food.
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
This is to be a retirement home for us, so it is furnished and kept in great condition. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park provide plenty of things to do. Good hospital and medical care is available in Estes Park. Lots of restaurants, churches, recreation activites, and a nice senior citizen center are all available to renters. You will find a small village atmosphere in Estes Park. There are many ethnic festivals, rodeos, concerts, melodramas and other special events. When it's hot at lower elevations, it is nice in Estes Park.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This mountain property is located on one acre--plenty of private parking. Not a condo or apartment, but space for the kids to play and explore. Quiet with no noisy neighbors. Many amenities that will keep you occupied on that occasional rainy day--videos/cds/dvds, games, cards and puzzles--much more than a hotel room would have. And many amenities to prepare you for the outdoors--hiking poles, bear bells, back packs, small insulated bags, etc. Three notebooks with information on hiking trails, night skies, preventing altitude sickness, and wildlife. Library of books on Rocky Mountain National Park, flowers, trees, stars and constellations, birds, elk and other wildlife of the Estes Valley, hiking trails and waterfalls, campfire songs, and others. Many children's books, too. Easy financial arrangements using postdated checks for deposit and balance. Cleaning always included in the weekly rate. Renters like our system. AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND! This is a place to create memories--telling stories and singing songs around the campfire in the evening, eating lunch on the deck, watching the birds, elk and deer.
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Yard and view to the north. Fire circle and picnic table in north yard.
Dining area and kitchen--cheerful south facing windows
King bed in Master Suite
Elk feeding 1/4 mile from our house
South side of house
View to the north withmountain view, picnic table and fire circle
Kitchen with double oven range, microwave, refrigerator & all small appliances
Living room with recliners,Pena art, and north facing picture window
Living room fireplace
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