Exclusive Back-Country Mountaintop Retreat 3400sqft on 20 Acre
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Estes Park house description
This is unlike anything else you will find on VRBO – this secluded mountain retreat is miles from the nearest neighbor completely surrounded by national forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. You will spend your entire stay and likely see no-one but the caretaker.
A completely off the grid GREEN property, this lodge has all the modern conveniences: Solar power, satellite TV, internet and radio and full coverage cell phone service. Water is fed from mountain springs at the headwaters of Fish Creek.
During the Summer, a 4WD or an SUV is required to access the property.
In the Summer, on-site horseback tours are available Tues-Thurs for a fee – see www.estesparkoutfitters.com for more information. Cross country guided tours are also available Mondays and Fridays for more adventurous guests. Amazing hikes are available right from the front door that take you to mountain meadows, hidden ponds, and incredible pinnacle views of Estes, Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park.
The owner lives on the property, and while you have total privacy, there is always someone available by radio to provide help and guidance when needed.
After an exhilarating day in the wilderness, come back and cozy up to the fire in this one of a kind great room, listen to satellite music or watch the big screen and relax to the Bose entertainment system.
Accommodations include: Bedroom 1 has a Queen, Bedroom two has a Queen and a set of bunk beds. There is a full kitchen fully stocked with cookware, dinnerware, and common spices and condiments and a 6 place custom log dining room table big enough for your whole family. This is the mountain lodge of your dreams.
If you are looking for more than just a hotel stay and want to experience the Rocky Mountains like a local, this is the destination for you. Combine your stay with our on-site guided activities to create a vacation you will never forget.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- 100% Solar Powered home, Hosted - owner lives on property and is readily accessible if any needs arise or transportation to town via snow cat is required, Privacy - close to Estes Park but you can choose to not see another human for your entire stay as this is the ultimate in winter seclusion...moreless
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Mobile Phone
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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We can't wait to come back!
We can't wait to come back!
This was the absolute perfect place off the beaten path. I agree with the comments above, getting there is an adventure in itself and a 4 wheel drive is a must! We were greeted by Tim, the owner and he escorted us to the property. Good thing, because I don't think we would have found it. I cant say enough wonderful things about Tim. He is cowboy, mountain man all wrapped into one. He is so kind, friendly and greatly entertaining. We enjoyed his hospitality immensely. The cabin is beautifully appointed, not your typical rental but truly a home away from home. Its cozy and warm with beautiful furniture and decor. Everything in the cabin has a story. The views are spectacular. Coffee in the morning on the deck and drinks in the evening were awesome. My husband and son took advantage of the shooting range located not far from the cabin. Activities from the cabin were plentiful. The hiking from the cabin to twin sisters peak was a true adventure! Tim also has horseback riding packages available. I highly recommend this ride. It is quite different than most trail rides. Tim puts you own his own personal string of horses! They are suitable for all levels. My son and husband have very little experience riding, but my daughter and I are experience. Tim matched us up well with our riding experience. Tim markets the rides as historical because he takes you past some historical old buildings. While that was interesting, the highlight was the scenery and the vistas that you will only experience on horseback! We will book early for next year!
- Guest Paws4therapy (United States)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Estes Park cabin. The owner Tim could not have been nicer and his cabin was beautiful and most comfortable. The cabin was very private and we definitely needed our Jeep to get to the cabin which was a fun adventure in itself. This cabin rental is for people who want to get the "real" Colorado experience. If you want to have a restaurant or Starbucks around the corner don't rent this place! Sitting on the deck with our morning coffee and evening glass of wine with just the sounds of nature was a highlight. Our adult children appreciated the satellite radio, internet and dish TV.
- Guest Kansas girl (Kansas City, USA)
- Date of stay 07/27/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Restful rustic place
Restful rustic place
What a great place to unwind and relax. I drove in from Denver with my family (a lovely scenic drive) because we just wanted to get away and hang out. We were pleasantly surprised by this house, So much to see both in and out. Lots of history. The views are incredible. The peace and quiet amazing. The sound system in the house was great. Listening to music in this setting was just incredible. The snow cat ride up was a fun adventure. We couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces the whole weekend. We will definitely book this place again in the summer...I can only imagine what it will be like.
- Guest Nee (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 12/31/11
- Review Submitted 01/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
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2 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I have been an outfitter for 25 years and have been in the Estes area for 30 years. This is my 'Jeremiah Johnson' dream cabin that needs to be shared. I offer summer horseback rides, fall hunting, and winter snowcat tours as well as back country snowshoe/skiing activities from this property.
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
This is a one in a million piece of property right outside of Estes and totally off the grid. It is only an hour and 20 minutes from Denver International Airport.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
While close to town, I can easily go a week without seeing anyone else. Sitting on the deck in the morning with a good cup of coffee and no sound at all except the wildlife is a soul changing experience. Some days are active with every conceivable outdoor winter activity right on property, but others are curl up with a book and watch the snow fall.
- Primary: 970-215-7064
The Lodge - solar panels on the right
The Great Room
Kitchen and bar area
Twin Sisters View from Lodge
Roosevelt National Forest below the Lodge (On-site horseback riding area)
Modern mountain-top retreat on Twin Sisters Mountain
No neighbors! :o)
One of the locals spotted on the driveway!
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Date last modified - Thursday, January 16, 2014
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