Great 1994 Log Cabin: Pond, Views, Creek, Wildlife, Nat'l Park
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Allenspark house description
Delightful peaceful year-round mountain retreat near Rocky Mountain National Park and the Peak-to-Peak Highway: birder's paradise in a private meadow with pond and creek; 1994 log cabin with open living area, cathedral ceilings, two comfortable bedrooms and a large loft; comfortable furnishings, antiques & oriental rugs; picture windows looking out onto dramatic view of Mt. Meeker/ Long's Peak. Unplug from your daily life. Hike, mountain bike or cross-country ski from the front door; national park trails and horseback riding are 5 minutes away. All conveniences (groceries, movies, shops etc) in Estes Park (10 miles) or Lyons (20 miles). Summer season lodge/ store is 1 mile away (a nice walk or short drive). This is a great writer's retreat or family vacation spot. Many books and games. Eldora Ski Area is about 40 miles away (an hour drive on a scenic road) just outside of Nederland.
The 1400 sf cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, a big deck, woodstove, outdoor firepit, and long driveway that can fit several vehicles. Pond is a magnet for excellent bird and wildlife watching from front windows or deck, with animals and foliage changing from season to season. Occasional moose, elk, coyote or deer visits in the meadow. PLEASE NOTE: Rental calendar is accurate. Inquiries about blocked times may not receive a response.
Keywords: Allenspark, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Basin entrance Rocky Mountain National Park, Long's Peak, birdwatching, creekside, hiking, Trail Ridge Road, Boulder County, Meeker Park Lodge, Big Owl Road, Johnny Park, Deer Ridge, Highway 7, mountain biking, horseback riding, deck, Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls, wildlife, mountain cabin, log cabin
- 1400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Kitchen and eating area are adjacent to the main 'living room' in an open floor plan. Kitchen has full stove/ convection oven, Refrigerator/ freezer and microwave. More photos available upon request....moreless
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Living Room seats 6
- Two bedrooms on main floor - one with Queen bed, one with full-size bed. Newer mattresses with down comforters and quilts. Additional beds in loft (fold-out full-size bed and full-size futon). Sofas in sitting room can also be made up as beds for children. Bird feeders in meadow attract many birds visible to viewers from inside. Binoculars and guides provided. Many trails accessible directly from cabin (for hikes and mountain biking, 4WD), as well as a short drive away - national park trails to views, waterfalls, lakes, peaks. Long's Peak trailhead is 5 minutes' drive. Creek on site offers fishing, wading. Wifi available at Old Gallery community center in Allenspark....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Water View:
- Lake View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Large network of 4WD/ mountain bike roads just to the east of the cabin. Also near Wild Basin, Twin Sisters and Long's Peak Trailheads in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rock climbing and lessons available in Estes Park. Estes Park also has a small amusement park and all tourist amenities, a community recreation center and historic downtown. Great tubing & kayak run on the Saint Vrain River in Lyons. NOTE: Our rental calendar is accurate - Please do not inquire about blocked times. ...moreless
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Listing very accurate. I would absolutely return, and recommend to others. I hope they still rent it out when I retire so I can go back for a month!! The property was clean, and the kitchen well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. We went to Indian Peaks or RMNP everyday. The cabin was in a great location for hikes in both places. Must take a dip in the swimming hole...really cold, but oh so invigorating! Beth was prompt with her communication, and answered questions. Beautiful property.
- Guest Kristin (Asheville, NC, USA)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
While this cabin is close to trails and activities, I didn't go off the property because being there was so perfect. The cabin is comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. Views from the bedroom invite lazy mornings and the living room invites curling up with a book or family card game. I sat on the porch watching the sun on the mountain and the pond while reading for hours. A chilly dip in the creek's "swimming hole" was so refreshing. Treat yourself to this wonderful cabin in a beautiful location.
- Guest Tracy (Denver, Colorado, USA)
- Date of stay 09/17/10
- Review Submitted 10/08/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks! So glad you liked it.
Beautiful cabin in a stunning location
Beautiful cabin in a stunning location
The photos are for real -- Mt. Meeker fills the view from the living room window. The cabin is beautifully built and nicely decorated, and with the loft it's quite spacious. The location is unbeatable -- reasonably near Estes Park if you need to get there for supplies, far enough away tha the hordes of tourists are nowhere in sight. Highly recommended.
- Guest Ann (Oak Park, IL)
- Date of stay 06/13/11
- Review Submitted 06/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Imagine coming from the low lands, The Netherlands, staying in the Rockies is overwhelming. We can't think of a better place starting your Rockies adventure than this great cabin. We hope to visit again in the future. The cabine has a wonderful atmosphere and a gorgeous view. You feel at home immediately. We can highly recommend this property.
- Guest Peter (Castricum, Netherlands)
- Date of stay 07/25/10
- Review Submitted 03/20/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Beautiful location, great cabin
Beautiful location, great cabin
We stayed in this cabin in August of 2010 for 5 days. It is a great location - close to town and the national park but off the road enough to be very quiet. The pond and creek are fun to play in and the cabin itself is really pretty and very comfy and spacious. Highly recommended!
- Guest Jordy (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/11/10
- Review Submitted 03/13/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.
Peac, quiet and comfortable
Peac, quiet and comfortable
This cabin hits it on all cylinders - clean and comfortable in a fabulous setting. The log cabin itself has a charming wild west feel, with big peeled logs and a soaring cathedral ceiling. Extra amenities include a polished cork floor (the color and feel of smooth, worn leather). Best of all: unimpeded views of Long's Peak! The cabin is close to great trails in RMNP and elsewhere. I stayed in the winter, and found it warm and cozy and easy to access. I highly recommend it.
- Guest Flo (Boulder)
- Date of stay 03/07/11
- Review Submitted 03/08/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks Flo- so glad you enjoyed your stay. Winter at the cabin has its own charms! Beth
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5 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $155 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE REVIEW RENTAL CALENDAR BEFORE CONTACTING US. We update it frequently. Rentals are available only from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. NO OFF SEASON RENTALS (inquiries for those dates will not receive a response). Thanks.
3-day rental for Mem Day & Labor Day Weekends only, at $185/night (plus cleaning + tax)
Refundable $250 security deposit and rental reference required.
50% of total payment is due 90 days before rental, with that payment refundable up to 30 days before rental.
The second installation of the full payment is due 30 days prior to reservation, and no refunds are made from that point forward. No Pets.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Cleaning fee of $125, and Boulder County sales and lodging taxes of 4.8% are in addition to nightly lodging charge
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a family of four from Denver. My husband and I are environmental professionals who enjoy being active outdoors, cooking big meals and playing games with our kdis. Our two boys enjoy relaxing in the cabin, finding adventures and hiking/ biking/ playing nearby. We spend summers river rafting and travelling as much as possible.
Why the Owner Chose Allenspark:
This is a sort of hidden corner of paradise on the Front Range - only 80 minutes from Denver (45 from Boulder) but very peaceful, dark night sky (stars!) and relatively untravelled, with lots of wildlife and great things to see and do. It's a nice alternative to the I-70 corridor mob scene and not too far from town if you need supplies. Great antique and coffee shops nearby. Cabin is just four miles (in either direction) from the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Long's Peak Trailhead, and has great hike and bike options out the front door, as well. This is a quiet community of mostly summer residents, but is great to visit year-round. Ours is one of a few year-round weatherized houses in the area, and is bright and comfortable. The Meeker Park Lodge just up the road is open in the summer, and offers a small shop, square dancing, horseback riding and movies.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our cabin is one of the newer places in the area - built in 1994 from old logs, with an open floor plan and furnished with antiques and comfortable seating and bedding. The floors on the first floor are all cork, with colorful oriental rugs. The large sitting room and open kitchen/ eating area are the main part of the house, with a high ceiling. Upstairs is a large loft that has a ping-pong table, a writing desk and a sofa-bed and futon. In the rear of the downstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, with tub, shower and a washer/ dryer. Most of the houses in the area are in the woods. There are fantastic rock formations throughout. Ours was built in a meadow with a pond and creek. From the front picture windows and large deck (also visible from the loft) the views are unparalleled. Both Mt. Meeker (the south side of Long's Peak) and the Twin Sisters area of the national park are visible, and change constantly with the light and the season.
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View from the sitting room, of Mt Meeker and pond
View of sitting area from loft
Master bedroom (has patio doors and sitting area to the right)
A Moose & her calf at the pond - taken by a renter! (Copyright Ann Alexander)
An elk by the pond in the meadow (seen from the front deck)
open kitchen detail
aerial view of kitchen/ dining area from loft stairs
The Old Gallery in Allenspark
Front deck with great views of Mt Meeker
Inside of cabin from entry
stairs up to loft/ pingpong/ hide-a-bed
Cabin (on left) looking west toward Mt. Meeker/ Longs Peak
nearby aspens in the fall
Mt. Meeker from the front window after a snow storm (winter)
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