Rural Setting, Mountain Views, Near Estes Park, Boulder and Ft.Collins

You sent a message to this manager. When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO. Learn more


Last updated: 11/03/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to this rural oasis in the heart of Northern Colorado. You will enjoy a stress free stay here in a countryside neighborhood of Berthoud, the garden spot of Colorado. This retreat is pastoral living at its best in a soothing and natural setting. You can’t help but immediately unwind in the privacy and beauty of this comfortable up to four bedroom ranch style home located right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This home has a southwestern feel to it with a tobacco brown Adobe finish. The Interior is comprised of many natural elements such as sustainable rose wood floors, numerous decorative beams, arches and interesting colorful features.

This country, Mountain View Retreat has many amenities to entertain your senses. Whether you look forward to creating a romantic get-away for two, or are planning this years family reunion, ... it’s all possible.

This unique natural country setting attracts many varieties of birds, toads, coyote, fox, hawks and other wild life. The view from the back porch is far reaching and you can enjoy seeing dozens of mountain tops in the distance. The colorful easterly sunrises and westerly sunsets under the big Colorado country sky offer photographers a great location. The retreat’s outdoors has no lack of resting areas for relaxation, with thoughtful placement of small benches, chairs, and tables that can be enjoyed from early breakfasts to late night fireside chats.

The Living room, kitchen and dining room area is designed to be a very open spacious living experience, without walls, so all family members have together time whether they are preparing a meal, reading a book, or watching the game. The large dining room table can easily accommodate 8-10 but also ‘folds down’ to be the right intimate size for a romantic setting; maybe a champaign brunch for two? The expansive master bedroom has a garden room feel to it as it is surrounded in season by mature flowering lilac bushes, pine, and other trees. For your convenience, the adjacent walk-in closet has a front loading quality European washing machine and dryer. Up to two bathrooms can be made available (see bathroom details) are furnished with each their own jacuzzi. Exercise enthusiasts, will find not just a treadmill in the house but also various exercise gadgets in the adjacent basement complete with a weight lifting machine. (no more excuses). A Country Retreat’s kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans and everything else you need to prepare gourmet meals or just good old fashioned relaxing country food.

Berthoud, Colorado is the ideal Front Range location. It is geographically centered between Boulder and Fort Collins (30 minutes either way). You’re located only 12 minutes from the foothill mountain towns of Lyons and Loveland, all of which offer many desired amenities. Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), can be directly reached via a scenic 40 minute drive over lesser known byways.

Boulder touts one of the top 10 walking malls in North America with a plethora of street performers to amaze and entertain. Fort Collins besides being one of the top retirement locations in the USA and home to the University of Colorado, offers an old fashioned drive-in movie theater. Lyons is famous for its annual bluegrass and folk music festivals and has it’s own year round blues club. Tubing and kayaking in the river is one of Lyons attractions and lots of fun for people of all ages.

Also you’ll be only a 10 minute drive from beautiful Carter Lake, one of the most scenic and larger lakes in northern Colorado. The lake is three miles long and one mile wide and offers not only fishing, sailing, camping, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, picnicking, boating ( rentals available), and water skiing. but also offers diverse wooded trails, some of which are designated for handicapped. Carter Lake recreational area is open all year long,
as are the other nearby lakes.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can be enjoyed by guests of all physical abilities ages, and interests,...from a scenic car drive above the tree line to vigorous Switzerland style hikes, to photographing wild life or fly fishing, all of which can create amazing Memories.

A Country Retreat in adventure laden northern Colorado is truly situated in the middle of everything. Enjoy the soothing tranquility of this country retreat, relaxing from everyday stresses or communing with nature or go and explore the wonders surrounding you.

For those who like to research the area via the Internet you will benefit from using the high speed wireless WiFi connection.


  • Build your best vacation ever

    From over 1 million rentals worldwide

  • Escape the confines of a hotel

    Enjoy the freedom of a vacation rental

  • Book with confidence

    Relax and enjoy your stay

  • Personalized experiences

    From online to on vacation

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Since this is essentially a ranch style house the main bedroom, kitchen and bathroom are all on one level and easy to access with a wheelchair. For the one step up to the house a ramp can be supplied. Please request in advance....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors Only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    If Dogs and Cats know good behavior and are polite to all furniture and carpets they are very welcome. Please inquire about our pet policy. We will have space available for some transient horses or Alpacas etc....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 1 full bathroom with two sinks, large Jacuzzi style bathtub, and stand alone shower with wall jets is centrally located on the first floor of this ranch structure. A second bathroom is located in the adjoining apartment and is not available to guests unless the apartment is available and booked in advance for an added charge. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • HEPA air filtration cycles fresh pure air 4-6 times per hour, PiMag filtered water system for clean drinking water and chlorine free showers. Bio Magnetic Sleep Systems for addressing body aches, deep sleep, health, and wellbeing. Mountain Peak Views, Wildlife Watching, Big Colorado Country Day or Night Sky Photo Opportunities...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    View of a dozen mountain peaks in the distance offering spectacular backdrop opportunities for photgraphing morning sunrises and evening sunsets ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Spacious open dining allowing connection with kitchen, dining area, and living room. Great for entertaining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    A central swamp cooler services the living room area and the two bedrooms. A separate air-conditioner unit cools the master bedroom during the summer months....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Wireless WiFi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quality European equipment. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill in master bedroom. Full professional weightlifting machine on lower level. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    One of the ambient heating sources the house features is a cozy gas fireplace in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Stand alone furnaces deliver heat where it is needed. Master bedroom and lower level bedroom have ambient romantic electric fire places. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For all beds and convertible beds you will be provided with linens. The bathroom(s) are equipped with bath and hand towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious open floor plan with gas fireplace and 2 European sleeping sofas (doubles as a hybrid bedroom) for the late night TV watcher. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone Coverage...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking directly on the property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking area on property close to the house where you can park and maneuver large 'toys'...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Calls over Skype and WiFi....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Quality European equipment....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Latest router in use. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    For cold winter days...a norwegian wood burning stove in the hallway will radiate soothing warmth throughout the house....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Norwegian wood stove fireplace in entrance area to home. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful natural cherry wood floors. Large deep sink. Stainless steel appliances. Wine glasses etc. Popcorn popper, blender. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel with lower drawer freezer configuration. Ice maker. ...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Rear Mountain Facing covered Wood Deck with View of Horse Pasture and another Deck adjacent to the bedroom. A Screened in Front Porch a West Facing Flagstone Patio and an East facing Breakfast LawnPatio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Roomy Heated Jacuzzi style bathtub off of master bedroom for relaxation and stress free soaks. ...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Dec 4, 2015
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas /New year
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mar 10 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer Season
May 1 - Sep 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$299 $349
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Nov 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199 $249
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Call us directly for special terms and first time visitor discounts.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Please wait... Book with Confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 11/03/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


Being centrally located you will enjoy day visits to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

Colorful hot air ballon rides on the outskirts of Boulder is great for those who enjoy seeing the area from a bird's eye view perspective.

Loveland, Colorado's Sweetheart City, famous for it's Valentine's Day love stamp program has many other attractions one of which is the yearly Sculpture in the Park show every August. Natural pleasures ranging from biking to fishing and Lake Loveland Swim Beach is very popular during the summer month.

Boulder, a quick and scenic 30 minute drive, is one of Colorado's more popular 'tourist traps'. This college town nestled at the foot of The Rocky Mountains has something to offer for everyone. From nature walks to shopping. When it comes to entertainment Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is a must see. Street performers from around the United States congregate and share their special talents with the numerous passerby traffic. Right off the mall you can visit The Boulderado Hotel for an ambient old west feel inclusive of some local ghosts who are known to haunt the rooms and hallways.

Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs with geothermal caves and mud baths, spring fed pool are a scenic one and a half hour drive away.

Enjoy night life in the college and retirement town of eclectic Fort Collins with its vast array of coffee houses, restaurants, parks and museums. At least four local Beer Brewing companies give tours (with samples) or explore fort collins outdoors nearby Horsetooth Reservoir or Lory State Park invite for a day adventure.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra auditorium in Longmont is only 15 minutes away for a classic cultural night out...followed by a visit to the old west style Dickens Pub Tavern and Opera House for a dinner and local brew. Part of the establishment is reported to be haunted. Longmont touts a wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, day spas, and has a great library.

Closer to home in 10 minutes you can be enjoying a delectable thin crust pizza in Berthoud's famous John Doug's pizzeria or ask for home delivery. As an alternative try Brick Oven Pizza on the other side of the train tracks. Bottomless $1 cups of coffee with free WiFi in a family friendly atmosphere and choice of delicious food or dessert is available n downtown Berthoud at The Jumping Bean Coffee House.

Last but not least…Carter Lake with its beautiful views, camping, fishing, and water sport rentals is only minutes from the house along the old back road (CR 4 which used to be named Wagon Wheel Road).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Your hosts, Rita and Russell Haack have an eclectic service minded background nationally and internationally with a foundation rooted in natural healing. They also own and manage the number one cabin in the Colorado Directory, A River Bend Retreat. Between them they speak German and Norwegian and of course English. Willkommen, Velkommen, and Welcome! Rita is originally from Hamburg, Germany. For years she taught courses in medicinal cooking to support individuals in reversing the symptoms of degenerative disease in Scandinavia, Germany, and North America. Rita has various degrees in massage, life coaching and natural lifestyle education. Russell is a gifted neuromuscular therapist who has helped clients around the world find relief from both physical and psycho-emotional symptoms. In later years he has applied his healing experience to his business coaching practice that integrates innovative Internet marketing tactics. Russell holds an M.A. in Business Communication and a B.A. in Health and Wellness.

Why Loveland:
After living in the hustle and bustle of Boulder for years we fell in love with our present home in Berthoud due to its rural peaceful surroundings along with the amazing views and central location to both Boulder and Ft. Collins (30 minute drive either way) as well as Rocky Mountain National Park (40 minutes), Longmont (10 minutes), and Loveland 15 minutes). From here we are close to everything northern Colorado has to offer with access to Cheyenne, Wyoming (50 minutes).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Central Location!!! Easy year round access to Boulder, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. On sight massage, exercise equipment, therapeutic sleep system, HEPA air filtration, and WiFi.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, norwegian



  • Inside front entrance

    Inside front entrance

  • Kitchen


  • Dinning Room and partial Living Room

    Dinning Room and partial Living Room

  • .


  • Walkway View

    Walkway View

  • Roofed Back Porch

    Roofed Back Porch

  • Private Back Porch

    Private Back Porch

  • Sunrise Eastern Big Sky View

    Sunrise Eastern Big Sky View

  • A Country Retreat's Front View facing north with partial view of screen-porch

    A Country Retreat's Front View facing north with partial view of screen-porch

  • Dinning Room

    Dinning Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Screened front porch

    Screened front porch

  • Solar lit flagstone pathway to house at night

    Solar lit flagstone pathway to house at night

  • Snow Covered Mountain Peak View

    Snow Covered Mountain Peak View

VRBO #419794

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

Pay with confidence
 please wait... Book this property securely on VRBO and get payment protection Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, norwegian
Send email
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 11/03/2015

303 818 8060

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Rural Setting, Mountain Views, near Estes Park, Boulder and Ft.Collins

Loveland #3004455ha

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.