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Quaint Mountain Retreat in Allenspark Near Rocky Mt Nat'l Pk and Estes

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Willow Creek Cabin in the Summer


Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Willow Creek Cabin is a privately owned historic, cozy, log-sided cabin, nestled amid pines in a hollow in the little town of Allenspark, Co with a population of around 400. Off the main road by several blocks, the cabin offers easy access and proximity to everything in town including The Fawnbrook Inn (a five star restaurant), Mountain Meadow cafe for great breakfasts and lunches, The Tapestry of Life for a quick sandwich and a beer (with free wifi), and the visitor's center (also with free wifi) and several various shops.

Although there are neighbors on either side they are seldom seen or heard! A short hike up the unpaved road leads to Park trails.WCC is just 5 minutes from the Wild Basin Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and only 15 miles from downtown Estes Park. After a long day of hiking or biking, sightseeing, fishing or golfing, relax on the private deck that straddles Willow Creek or fire up the propane gas grill with suspended steam rack and side burner for a tasty meal made more scrumptious by the clean mountain air. When it gets chilly go inside and put your feet up and read a book next to the fire in the native stone wood-burning fireplace. Or play one of the extensive variety of family games we provide.

This house will sleep 6 people comfortably. All bedding and linens are provided and the kitchen is fully stocked and has a self-cleaning oven.

Just bring your groceries and clothes when you come to play in the Rockies and stay at Willow Creek!!

A sampling of comments taken from our guest books : 'We had a lovely time at your cabin. We played Taboo and Scrabble and Chess around the table, enjoyed the hummingbirds and met the ranger down the road who chatted with my sister, the bird watcher, had lovely times on the deck, and looked for shooting stars. Allenspark was a wonderful setting off point to the Park. Thank you for sharing your cabin. We happened upon weather that was most beautiful.” Eric

“Vicki & Gordon - Our week is nearly up and we're wishing we could stay longer! The weather's been perfect and we've enjoyed staying at your cabin in the peace and quiet of Allenspark. We've made some hikes . . . it's [Rocky Mountain National Park] a great park for hiking. We especially enjoyed the Moraine Park area. In fact, we've been impressed with the generally 'unsullied' appearance of the Park. Thanks!” Ona & Roger I., Sioux City, IA, - P.S. Enjoyed some of your books, i.e. Ogden Nash, Willa Cather, etc. Our tastes are similar.

More guest comments: “Thanks for allowing us to stay at your rustic mountain cabin. We really enjoyed our stay in the Rocky Mts! The bubbling brook by the cabin gave that extra special peaceful touch to our stay. We really loved the Allenspark Community Church. It was a blessing to sing the hymns of faith and hear a message out of God's Word by Pastor Rex Roth. Our first hike was up to Ouzel Falls. Beautiful. We loved the Old Trail Road up to the top of the mountain. We experienced a thunderstorm with rain, snow, and hail. We saw Grand Lake with the quaint shops. We hiked to Bear Lake, Cub Lake, and many others. What pleasant weather . . . cool! We saw many elk, hawk, squirrels, rabbits, jays, chipmunks, pikas, etc. Hope to visit up here again in the future.” Merl & Nancy, & daughter Julie - 30th Anniversary and family trip,

Yet More Guest Comments: “For our stay, Willow Creek Cabin was base camp for a July 30th ascent of Long's Peak. Three of us are 50+ high school friends seeking to re-kindle the flames of youth and adventure. We successfully climbed the peak and walked the long way back to the Long's Peak trailhead. Two sons, Stephen and John, joined us on the climb along with Christie. All of them performed commendably under strenuous circumstances. The red Tibetan prayer flag that we hung on the deck was divided among them as a memento of their first climb of Long's. . . . Our climb lifted our spirits in the grandeur of nature. Life is good.” David, Topeka, KS, (a regular guest of Willow Creek Cabin)
“Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. This would have been the perfect writer's retreat had the photographer and adventurer in me not come out! Your cabin was a wonderful home base & it's so centrally located! . . . If I ever return to Colorado, I will definitely check here first.” Tasha


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Dormatory Loft...moreless

  • Sleeps 6 adults comfortably. MAX OCCUPANCY is 6. Sleeping Options: * First floor bedroom with full sized-bed sleeps 1 or 2 * First floor sunroom with twin sized-bed sleeps 1 * First floor living room has a full-sized sofa bed in front of the fireplace- sleeps 1 or 2 * Dormitory loft upstairs with a full-sized futon and two twin beds sleeps 3 or 4 * There are also 2 sleeping bags for camping out....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen also includes: - Round Cake Pans - Waffle Iron - Rectangular Baking Pan - Hot Air Popcorn Popper - Electric Skillet - Can Opener - Wine Bottle Opener - Sauce Pans and Skillets. - self-cleaning oven FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES!...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Games For Kids


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Just one mile from the Wild Basin Entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Mountains everywhere! Trails for all ages and fitness levels. Lakes, boating, fishing, picnics, scenic drives..ahhhh! ...moreless

  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access:

    if you have a service provider that allows dial up and if you have a toll free dial up access number ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    local wifi: TAPESTRY OF LIFE CAFE (303) 747-2838.; Allenspark Old Gallery ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    one or two cars - street parking...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • less than 7 nights Cleaning $50
  • Taxes Not included


cleaning fee applies to short stays of less than a week.

**Peak Season** - Memorial Day through Sept 30th

(Recommended Group Size:6)

Larger groups not encouraged but will be considered for extra fee)

- Discounts for stays of 2 weeks or longer - email manager for quote

- Weekly rate: $650 + $50 cleaning

- Nightly rate for 3 nights (minimum): $125/night plus $50 cleaning fee

- Check-in at 4:00PM

- Check-out at 10:00AM

**Off Season** Oct 1 through May 27th

(Recommended Group Size:6)

- Weekly rate: $575 + $50 cleaning

- Nightly rate for two or more nights: $100 +$50 cleaning fee

- Nightly rate for one night $200 (No More than 6 People Total)

- Check-in at 4:00PM

- Check-out at 10:00AM

**Special Packages** - only $60 extra!

- Honeymoon, Anniversary Or Romantic Getaways:

- Chilled bottle of champagne, glasses, bouquet of flowers, chocolates, congratulatory note

on the table awaiting your arrival

- Birthday, Promotion, or Other Celebration:

- We'll have ice cream in the freezer, personalized cake, balloons and congratulatory note


- 50% deposit required to reserve cabin with balance due 30 days prior to arrival

- If a booking is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, the full rental amount is due immediately to hold the reservation.

- $150 refundable damage deposit required

**Cancellation Policy**

- Cancellations 30+ days prior to reservation: Refund of deposit minus 10% of rental fee

- Cancellations 15+ days prior to reservation: Refund of 50% of deposit

- Cancellations less than 15 days prior to reservation

Pay via PAY PAL (add $20) or check/money order. Deposit of 50% to hold booking. Full amount due 30 days before arrival.

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tapestry of Life
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 70
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mountain Meadow Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Downhill - Eldora

Willow Creek Cabin is in the lovely town of Allenspark Colorado which sits at the national park's southeast corner, along the breathtaking Peak-to-Peak Highway. The highways itself is 55 miles of curves and scenery rivaling the postcards from Estes Park, 12 miles to the North. Established in 1918, this scenic town shows the way to some of Colorado's most famous and beautiful areas. Chief among these is the craggy, 14,255-foot Longs Peak, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park, host to alpine vistas, glacial basins and 3 million visitors annually. In addition to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors enjoy horseback riding at many nearby stables. Fishing during summer months, and cross-country skiing in the winter makes the town an attractive year-round destination. While peak tourist season occurs during the summer months, this town's hiking trails, located at an altitude of 8,521 feet, provide wonderful views of the changing aspen trees in autumn.

Other Activities: For The Strong And Adventurous - Climb Long's Peak - But Start Early!


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  • Willow Creek Cabin in the Summer

    Willow Creek Cabin in the Summer

  • Kitchen


  • Cozy Living Room

    Cozy Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master

    Master Bedroom

  • Sunroom


  • Dormitory Loft Futon

    Dormitory Loft Futon

  • Wildlife along Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

    Wildlife along Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

  • Majestic Big horn!

    Majestic Big horn!

  • Elk Grazing as seen from  Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

    Elk Grazing as seen from Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

  • Willow Creek Cabin in the winter

    Willow Creek Cabin in the winter

  • Kitchen


  • Native Stone Fireplace

    Native Stone Fireplace

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Sunroom bedroom

    Sunroom bedroom

  • Loft sleeping

    Loft sleeping

  • Relax on the Deck over Willow Creek!

    Relax on the Deck over Willow Creek!

  • Big Horn herd  seen along Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

    Big Horn herd seen along Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

  • Rocky Peaks viewed from  Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

    Rocky Peaks viewed from Hwy 7 between cabin and Wild Basin

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