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Historic Home, Walk to Town, Family ,Romantic, Quiet, Deck, Views, Close to Rmnp

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Elk Cottage was truly our “home away from home”. This quiet, three bedroom, historic cottage is a short walk to downtown Estes Park. Enjoy views of the Stanley Hotel and Twin Owls from the deck off the master bedroom. Very close to both entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. Avoid parking hassles by parking at “home” and enjoy the views of the mountains, the lake, and all of Estes Park as you walk just 3 blocks to the downtown center, which also offers a free shuttle bus (seasonal), that takes you everywhere in the Estes Valley and into RMNP. Grocery store is only ½ mile away.

The knotty pine interior is warm and cozy with all the modern necessities. Open floor plan, kitchen open to living room so everyone can feel together while cooking, eating, playing games or watching TV. Bedrooms are spaced apart to allow for quiet privacy.

There will be Elk and other wildlife viewing opportunities. Peaceful residential street with several homes built in the 1920’s. This home will be perfect for vacationers who want to relax and enjoy Estes Park charm, and be close to restaurants and shops in a homespun atmosphere. It is a quaint and uniquely Estes Park cabin in town. You can even take the shuttle (summer) to Rocky Mountain National Park if you desire to ride and not drive, however, if you prefer to drive into the Park it is a short, easy access to both Park entrances.

In the summer enjoy your coffee on the deck or grill dinner on the barbecue. The fun in the Estes Valley is limitless. Staying in our “home away from home” you can be a visitor and a resident at the same time. Best of both worlds! You can do all of this without starting your car if you wish.

In the autumn enjoy the changing trees, the elk rut and migration through the valley, Scottish festival, Elk Fest, and some really great sales in the shops! Thanksgiving Holiday brings out the picturesque Holiday lights and decorations as well as a Catch the Glow Holiday parade the day after Thanksgiving. A truly heartwarming way to start the Season!

There is simply no better place to spend Christmas than this quaint, beautifully decorated mountain village. Winter is a fantastic time to visit Estes Park. It is quiet and peaceful and there are many things to do in the area such as snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, playing in the snow, and enjoying a warm meal in the restaurants. January brings the Winter Festival which is something worth checking out.

Spring brings with it the newborn Elk calves and migration through the valley again. All in all, there are just no ends to the things to do in the Estes Park Valley…..oh and did I mention hiking and exploring in Rocky Mountain National Park? This home offers a close and convenient access to all amenities in the Estes Valley.

Please allow us to welcome you to our “home away from home”.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please check with owner. Fenced area in back....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Oversized bathroom. Large shower/tub.

Other Amenities

  • Most amenities are within walking distance in town.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    several family games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    some family friendly and children's movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Lumpy Ridge, surrounding mountains, Stanely Hotel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    well supplied...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Please request this when reserving for special instructions...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    well supplied...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    apartment sized...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    well supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well supplied...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basics available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    ice and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great back country skiing!! Snowshoe in RMNP...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community pool available in town....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 58 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall season
Oct 1 - Nov 20, 2015
2 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 10 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport, Denver CO
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Town of Estes Park
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Eldora , or cross country closer!

Rocky Mountain National Park, tramway, Scottish Festival, Rodeo, Elk Fest, many arts festivals, fun park with large slide, bumper cars, go carts, trampoline and more. Snow shoeing, cross country ski, ice skating, sledding.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a native of Colorado and love spending time in the mountains. We have raised three wonderful daughters and have 6 grandchildren. Living in Estes Park is wonderful. Estes Park is a great community for visitors or residents. Come and create some great memories!

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
We purchased this property because of it's unique Estes Park charm and history. Built in the 1920's it is cozy and warm but with all the modern conveniences of today. Updated but retains the 'cabin' feel that we love.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location of this property is perfect for a quick walk to town, enjoying Rocky Mountain National Park, beautiful scenic drives, or the many other Estes Valley activities. Close enough to walk or shuttle to almost anywhere in the area, including Rocky Mountain National Park. Quick and convenient access by car to activities. The deck off the kitchen and master bedroom has a great view of the Stanley Hotel and Lumpy Ridge. We have sat there many days and watched elk and deer grazing in the yard. The knotty pine interior is beautiful and creates a warm atmosphere.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • a common scene

    a common scene

  • Stanley Hotel view from deck

    Stanley Hotel view from deck

  • visitors in the yard

    visitors in the yard

  • We are Mountain gnomes.  Come see your gnome away from home!

    We are Mountain gnomes. Come see your gnome away from home!

  • Elk Cottage in the winter

    Elk Cottage in the winter

  • cozy place to eat or play games.

    cozy place to eat or play games.

  • Twin Owls view from deck

    Twin Owls view from deck

  • Elk across the street

    Elk across the street

  • Our afternoon entertainment. December 31st.

    Our afternoon entertainment. December 31st.

  • Icing on the mountain. view from bedroom/deck

    Icing on the mountain. view from bedroom/deck

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