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Great 1994 Log Cabin on 4 Acres: Pond, Views, Creek, Wildlife, Nat'l Park

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View from the sitting room, of Mt Meeker and pond

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Allenspark house description

Please note: we start booking for summer rentals in January in order to accommodate family schedules. Inquiries before then may not receive responses.

Delightful peaceful 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          • Loft

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            full-sized mattress on box spring...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Main floor bathroom includes toilet, shower/tub, full sink and washer/dryer....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Loaded ipod and speaker on site (can also be used with your ipod/ iphone)...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Pond & Creekside 'beach' for fishing and swimming (polar bears). ...moreless

              • Lake View:

                great view out of large picture windows in living area...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                More of a pond, really, but very pretty...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                fantastic full picture window views of 13,900' Mount Meeker, the southern flank of Long's Peak, as well as side window views of the Twin Sisters....moreless

              • Rural:

                summer community, primarily, with many trails within easy walk/ bike distance...moreless

              • Village:

                The Allenspark community has a post office, coffee shop, gift shop, restaurant & a very active community event center (The Old Gallery). Estes Park has all standard amenities (gas, groceries, etc)...moreless

              • Water View:

                On-site pond attracts birds, wildlife, reflects view of Mt. Meeker...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Internet:

                limited wireless access, most of the time (e.g. not guaranteed) and not strong enough to stream or download large documents)...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                Dial-up internet access possible, but very very very slow...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace:

                nice big wood burning stove with a large window in its door, in the corner of the living room...moreless

              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                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

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $200
              $1,300 $5,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 4.8%

              Notes:

              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. Also please note that in 2014 we will not make rental commitments until March, due to the need to schedule repairs to the driveway incurred in October flood


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/22/2014
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              Location

              90 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              DIA
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Estes Park
              50 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-25
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Allenspark, Estes Park, Lyons

              Car: Necessary

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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 kids. Our two boys enjoy relaxing in the cabin, finding adventures and hiking/ biking/ playing nearby. We spend summers river rafting and traveling 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 untraveled, 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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • View from the sitting room, of Mt Meeker and pond

                View from the sitting room, of Mt Meeker and pond

              • Front deck

                Front deck

              • View of sitting area from loft

                View of sitting area from loft

              • Master bedroom (has patio doors and sitting area to the right)

                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)

                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)

                An elk by the pond in the meadow (seen from the front deck)

              • open kitchen detail

                open kitchen detail

              • aerial view of kitchen/ dining area from loft stairs

                aerial view of kitchen/ dining area from loft stairs

              • The Old Gallery in Allenspark

                The Old Gallery in Allenspark

              • Front deck with great views of Mt Meeker

                Front deck with great views of Mt Meeker

              • Inside of cabin from entry

                Inside of cabin from entry

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • stairs up to loft/ pingpong/ hide-a-bed

                stairs up to loft/ pingpong/ hide-a-bed

              • Cabin (on left) looking west toward Mt. Meeker/ Longs Peak

                Cabin (on left) looking west toward Mt. Meeker/ Longs Peak

              • nearby aspens in the fall

                nearby aspens in the fall

              • Mt. Meeker from the front window after a snow storm (winter)

                Mt. Meeker from the front window after a snow storm (winter)

              VRBO #346271

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

              $200 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Speaks: english
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