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Ridgeview Lodge is nestled in the trees atop a hill overlooking the quaint town of Estes Park with stunning mountain views of Lumpy Ridge and the Twin Owls. Here you have the best of both worlds - you can escape to the mountains and relax, yet it’s only a 5 minute walk into the center of town to enjoy shops and restaurants! Open up the windows and listen to the calming sound of the river. Do you love the outdoors? The majestic Rocky Mountain National Park is just a 5 min drive away where you can enjoy wildlife, hundreds of hiking trails, rock climbing, amazing views, beautiful drives, numerous lakes and waterfalls as well as snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
The spacious, open floor plan of this home allows plenty of room for everyone as well as gathering space to spend quality time together. The master bedroom has it’s own half bath for privacy, a plush queen size log bed, dresser, closet and writing desk. The 2nd bedroom is quite large and offers versatility for kids or adults with a log bunk bed that has a twin bed on top and queen on the bottom. There is a large dresser and plenty of closet space as well as a stash of board games and toys. These guests enjoy a full bath with tub/shower just down the hall. This home has a tankless water heater which allows back-to-back showers so all guests can enjoy a hot shower in the morning!
Downstairs is a beautiful separate suite with its own bathroom with shower, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, gas fireplace and private patio. The large suite has a queen size bed, dresser, closet and a futon that folds out to queen size as well. Guests in this suite also enjoy their own flat screen TV. With large windows and the same stunning views enjoyed upstairs, it’s hard to decide who gets to stay in this room! If desired, maximum privacy can be achieved by closing a door atop the stairs to separate this room from the rest of the house. It even has its own entrance from the outside. Overall, we can accommodate 8 guests in this home.
In the living area, enjoy two full size sofas, a flat screen TV with blu-ray player and library of movies to watch, or relax and read a book. We have lots of books about the local area so you’ll have no trouble finding things to do, if you ever want to leave the house! There is a loft above the living room with some comfy chairs and plenty of reading material. Our dining room seats 6-8 with mountain views and warmth from the wood burning stove. If you prefer to eat outdoors, the deck seats 11 and boasts amazing mountain views as well as a view of town. Enjoy the lovely sounds of the river while outside and open up the windows to enjoy it inside as well. The open kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, bakeware, serving dishes, dishes and utensils...just bring home the groceries and prepare a lovely meal for the family. We also have a Cuisinart CrockPot, toaster, blender, coffee pot, electric tea kettle, baking dishes, pizza pan, cookie sheets and mixing bowls. If you want to relax and let someone else do the cooking, we have provided menus from many places in town, including lots who deliver!
We want you to get the most out of your vacation so we have provided lots of information on things to do in town and in the national park. You can also find the events calendar for the town in the links section on our website. We have free wi-fi in the home in case you need to look up activities or even get a little work done if you can’t completely get away. We welcome dogs too! Bring your best friend along. Call us with any questions and we look forward to having you stay!
Keywords: lodge, mountain, home, house, 3 bedroom, 3br, secluded, relaxing, quiet, river, rmnp, rocky mountain national park, estes park
Kids love all the games & toys, bunk room, loft, and fun backyard hill area to play on. Children's movies also provided. Child safety locks on all exits from the home to keep your children safely indoors when desired....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Please smoke outdoors only, deck ok, however make sure windows to home are closed when doing so....moreless
We accept dogs under 100lbs and cats, please inquire about other types of pets ... additional fees apply....moreless
Front entrance wheelchair accessible, but there are two steps up into living room once inside....moreless
Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Queen Beds in Master Bedroom and Downstairs Suite as well as Bottom Bunk, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Bed as top bunk in bunk room (bottom bunk is Queen), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk Bed is Twin on top and Queen on bottom...moreless
Partial river view ..... Shed outside for storing bicycles, skiis/snowshoes, any other equipment you may want to bring along......Mother-in-law suite w/ kitchenette ........ Board games & books provided ....... Library Loft full of books! .... Dogs Welcome...moreless
No Music Library, but we have an iHome which you can hook any iPod or iPhone to and play your own music. Also alarm clocks in each bedroom have hookup for any mp3 player....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Upstairs: 37" HDTV with Direct TV & DVR (can record & watch shows, pause live TV etc), Sony Blu Ray Player (also plays DVD's)
Downstairs: 32" HDVT with Direct TV, ability to watch shows recorded on upstairs DVR, Sony Blu Ray Player (also plays DVDs)...moreless
DVD's & Blu Ray, All Genres including Children's...moreless
Spectacular views of famous Lumpy Ridge and Twin Owls from every room!...moreless
(2) Main Kitchen Upstairs: Stove/Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Lots of Counter Space, Under-Cabinet Lighting, Double Sink w/ Sprayer, Full Sets of Dishes & Utensils, Room to Store Food
Kitchenette Downstairs: Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Counter, Sink, Dish drying rack, Full Set of Dishes & Utensils, Room to Store Food...moreless
(2) One upstairs and smaller one downstairs in kitchenette...moreless
(2) One upstairs and smaller one downstairs in kitchenette...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large deck seats 11 with large table/6 chairs, one addition chair and two benches. Small private patio downstairs with small table and two chairs....moreless
High Season 2015 May 11 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Winter 2015-16 Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016 2 night min stay
Spring 2016 Mar 1 - May 8, 2016 2 night min stay
High Season 2016 May 9 - Oct 31, 2016 2 night min stay
Winter 2016-17 Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning/Housekeeping$150 + tax
Property Damage Protection$49
Pet Fee$50 + tax
Please note - the pet fee applies only if bringing pets and is $25/night or $150/week (this only allows me to put in a single number). Also note that the exception to season pricing is holidays - these will be slightly more. If you are planning to stay over a holiday please contact me for an accurate quote. Your buildable quote may not be 100% accurate - please contact me to confirm. Thank you!
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Four wheel drive tours, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife viewing, Historic Tours, the entire Rocky Mountain National Park is just 5 mins away!
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: My name is Christie and I make it my goal to make your stay as comfortable as possible because it brings me joy for others to have a great time here!
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park: Estes Park and my family have a long history together - both my parents grew up taking family vacations here. I fell in love with it as a teenager and have been a frequent visitor since moving to Colorado in 2005. This town has a hold on my heart and I want other people to experience it and fall in love with it too!
The Unique Benefits at this House: What I love about this home is the fact you are nestled in the mountains, able to relax and enjoy the quietness, the trees and the amazing views... yet it's only a 5 min walk into town to enjoy everything Estes Park has to offer. It's also only a 5 min drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. This home is comfortable, cozy and enjoyable.