Lovely Twin Owls Cottage, Close to Everything Location. Walk to Downtown!
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Charming Twin Owls Cottage, circa 1923, Estes Park, CO. Southern exposure for lots of sun and completely updated inside. Beautifully landscaped outside with flagstone patio and semi-circular drive in front, (Off-street parking for one car in front.) Space for two or more cars in rear of cottage. For those vacationers who are not comfortable with a feeling of isolation, convenient in-town location with quaint cottages located nearby. Two blocks from Elkhorn Avenue (main street through downtown Estes Park), walk to downtown Estes Park. 3 miles from Fall River Road entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. WIFI, light and bright, spacious living room/great room complete with moss rock fireplace (firewood included). A large, flat-screen TV, with satellite connection. A dining/game table for extra seating for 4, (lots of games included). Master bedroom with queen size bed on main level with two bedrooms on the lower level. 2 baths, a full bath on main level, 3 piece bath on lower level. Walk-out lower level has a family room with satellite flat-screen TV, laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. Bunk bed and twin bed in bedroom 2 and two twin beds in bedroom 3. Twin size sleeper sofa with upgraded mattress in the family room. Immaculate cottage sleeps up to 8 comfortably. Hardwood floors in living room and kitchen areas, all bedrooms carpeted. Light, bright and fully-stocked kitchen with large picture window with view. Kitchen has a dining area with round oak table and seating for 4. Kitchen comes complete with everything you will need during your stay including a popcorn popper, crock pot, microwave and dishwasher. Entire cottage is tastefully furnished for your comfort and enjoyment. All bedding, linens and towels furnished. Watch the deer and elk graze in the backyard. Fabulous views of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Stanley Hotel. Easy year-around accessibility. 4-wheel drive not necessary. Contact owner for special weekly and monthly rates.
For those of you who love to hike and enjoy the wonders of nature, Rocky Mountain National Park is right down the road. Miles and miles of hiking trails. Explore and enjoy the crystal clear mountain lakes, streams and waterfalls. Gaze upon herds of majestic elk, moose, deer and Rocky Mountain Sheep, foxes, wolves, bears and even the elusive mountain lion. Have fun with the children at the amusement park which is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Relax in one of the many parks or at one of the outdoor cafes. Browse in the countless shops in downtown Estes Park. Enjoy the many restaurants serving something for everyone's taste, from hamburgers to Sushi, desserts and more. Estes Park offers something for everyone in the family. Estes Park is truly an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories for all! It just doesn't get any better than this! All it needs is you!
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Small dogs under 15 lbs. The yard is not fenced. A one-time $49.00 insurance policy which is non-refundable and is in addition to the nightly rate. Guests will be held responsible for damages caused by pets. NO CATS! Owner is allergic....moreless
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- All linens, blankets, etc. furnished.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- All towels furnished.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Living Room seats 8:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- With downtown Estes Park just a short walk away, and Rocky Mountain National Park up the road about 3 miles, there are numerous activities. An amusement park in Estes Park,open during summer months, is great for family fun. Trout fishing, hiking, exploring, shopping, picnicing or relaxing, there is so much to do or doing nothing at all. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is second to none, in and around this historic, picturesque Currier and Ives mountain town. Relax and enjoy the warmth of the charming moss rock fireplace. With almost 100 years of history in this enchanting cottage, just imagine if walls could talk. Estes Park has festivals and activities year around. Check the Town of Estes Park, Calendar of Events online to view all year-around planned events and activities. The wonders of nature, elk bugling in the Fall and the Christmas Light Parade are two of our family favorites. Contact owner for weekly/monthly rates. Check out time: 10:00 a.m....moreless
- DVD Player
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
family timeGuest comment entered by owner
Taken from the guest book: We traveled from the Lake Michigan side of Michigan. We came to Twin Owls Cottage to hike the Rocky Mountains. Our tips and advice for future guests is to see Alberta Falls. It is a fabulous hike that ends with a gorgeous waterfall. At Twin Owls Cottage, I appreciated the owls!, the fireplace, the supplies!, the well-stocked kitchen, the gas grill, the rocking chairs, the visiting elk, the washer and dryer and the closeness to everything! The activities we enjoyed most during our stay are eating at the Grubsteak, hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park and running a race in Estes Park. Our lasting memories are the beauty and peace that we felt everywhere and seeing so many elk so close. Our special message to the host is thank you so much. We have stayed in many rental homes across the country. Yours is the nicest, most peaceful and the "best stocked" home! We also appreciate and love seeing God's Word in your home.
- Guest Kathy and Scott
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/18/13
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We came from Omaha Nebraska and stayed for an entire week. We loved your cottage. Hope to return next year! We appreciated the cleanliness!!! And the beautiful decor. Our lasting memories are seeing a bear and two cubs in Rocky Mountain National Park on June 13th!!! Also, visiting our good friends in Boulder! The activities we enjoyed the most during our stay were the pony rides, touring Rocky Mountain National Park, the paddle boats, walking and exploring. The following are emails that were sent by my guests to me: We have had a great time in Estes Park. Everything in your cottage has been perfect. We even fired up the grill a couple times. I must tell you....we saw a bear and two cubs tonight in the park! We are all so excited!!!! We had a wonderful time. We just left the house. Lights are off, windows shut and locked. Thanks for everything!
- Guest Susan and Chad
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/15/13
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Nice place. Family time was nice. Very quiet and clean cottage. Enjoyed our stay.
- Guest Tom and Sally
- Date of stay 04/29/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Twin Owl Cottage. The cottage was impeccably clean and the décor was very charming. The owner, Carol, was extremely nice and thoughtful. We have 3 little girls (ages 5, 3 & 2) and they absolutely loved it. We were able to walk around town with it being so close by. We would definitely stay there again should our travels bring us back to Estes.
- Guest Melissa M.
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/31/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I want to thank you for such a nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Matt and your precious little girls. Hopefully, if you happen to plan another visit to our beautiful Rocky Mountains, you will once again, make Twin Owls Cottage your choice as your home away from home.
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Wedding and family time
We came from Madison WI and Evanston WY for a wedding. Very nice accommodations. Very comfortable cottage. Everyone felt relaxed and at home. The activities we enjoyed most during our stay were walking downtown, watching the animals with our little girls. Our lasting memories will be spending time with old friends and an amazing wedding with a mountain backdrop. Thanks! Email from my guests: Hi Carol, Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. We truly enjoyed it and would love to stay there again should our travels bring us back to Estes. We closed the windows and left the keys on the table in the living room. Thank you again, Sincerely, Melissa.
- Guest Matt & Mellissa
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
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Rest and Relax
We pastor a church just down the road from Estes Park. We had planned on spending the night but our dog sitter became ill and we had to go back home. Special message to the host: Carol - it's just perfect. You have a way of making a house a home. All the decor is lovely. You are a detail expert. Our tips for future guests - make sure all your arrangements are in stone so you can enjoy every minute! At Twin Owls Cottage we appreciated the warmth and the beauty. We had lunch out front and enjoyed the peace and quiet. We most enjoyed doing nothing! Lasting memories - how fortunate we are to have loving friends that care about us. Thank you.
- Guest D & P from Nederland
- Date of stay 05/06/13
- Review Submitted 05/07/13
Our 3 days at Twin Owls was great. We came in on Thurs from Indiana, left on Sunday,. Last time in Colorado was 20 years ago. Kids were little at the time. Now adults with children of their own. I offered them a place to stay and they took me up on it. Just the 4 of us. The kids were kids again without the responsibility of parenting. 6 deer visited every morning and evening. A walk downtown offered the site of elk walking the streets of Estes. We enjoyed being here in the off season because everything was so quiet. The park roads were still limited but the sites were fantastic. Seafood Buffet,Smokin Daves Barbecue, Sushi,an afternoon in Boulder were just some of the great times. The home was very comfortable. Anything you may want. They are all talking of bringing there own families to stay. Hopefully they will invite me.
- Guest Cindy
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Twin Owls Cottage during your vacation in Estes. I love having the deer and the elk visit while my guests are staying. That is something that most people don't get to see at home. Hopefully you won't wait another 20 years before you visit again in the future. Thank you for making Twin Owls Cottage your home away from home. Sincerely, Carol McSwain, Owner, Twin Owls Cottage
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Spending time with grown children
We flew in from Indiana to relax, refresh and enjoy. At Twin Owls Cottage, I appreciated the atmosphere of a home versus a hotel room. Our lasting memories will be the time to connect with my 3 great adult kids. No spouses, no grandkids! Great Time! The activities we enjoyed most during our stay were shopping in Estes Park, the seafood buffet on Friday. Snow on arrival - fresh air of the mountains. Tips and advice for future guests: enjoy Estes, travel in the Park, visit Boulder. Special message to the host: My son wants to buy your home! So nice, comfortable and welcoming! Review taken from the guestbook.
- Guest Cindy from Indiana
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
What can I say!! This is the most adorable, well outfitted, beautifully decorated, comfortable place I have ever stayed. The owner has seen to every detail to make the stay perfect. I look forward to staying there often.
- Guest barb
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/30/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for such a nice review. We appreciate your review more than you know. I look forward to having you stay at my cottage in the future. Sincerely, Carol McSwain Owner, Twin Owls Cottage
Perfect vacation`Guest comment entered by owner
We came to Twin Owls Cottage to celebrate my 60th birthday. Your cottage is perfectly outfitted! Gorgeous decorating! Wonderful owner! Awesome time! This is the email that I received from Barb: Dear Carol, there is no way to express our gratitude to you for sharing your lovely home with us. Your decorating got compliments from every member of our party. We had a wonderful time and hope you found everything okay. Again, thank you so much for supplying us with EVERYTHING we could have dreamed of to have a perfect vacation. Most sincerely, Barb
- Guest Barb and party.
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
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3 night min stay
|off peak rates
Oct 16 - May 14
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates depending on number of guests.
Peak rates - May 15 -Oct. 15, 3 night minimum: $195.00 for up to 4/ $215.00 for 6/ $245.00 for 8.
Reserve one full week, (7 days), pay @$167.14.
All holidays same as peak. Off-peak rates: up to 4 guests-$170,00/ 6 guests-$195.00/ 8 guests-$225.00. 1/2 deposit required.
9.7% tax, one-time cleaning fee of $100.00, $49.00 damage insurance policy.
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 9.7%
Up to 100% refund if cancellation is made prior to 60 days if owner can fill the dates that were cancelled.
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- Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: Denver at 50 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Wondervu - Fall River Road - Hwy. 36 at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Estes Park at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Cross Country at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Estes Park at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many restaurants at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Having loved Colorado from the very first time my family and I visited when I was just a young girl, made me know, that Colorado was where I wanted to live when I grew up. And so, at the age of 20, over 40 years ago, I did just that. When my mother would come to visit me during the summers, Estes Park was one place that she wanted to visit each year. Her love of the mountains, especially the charm of Estes Park and the peaceful serenity and beauty the mountains especially Rocky Mountain National Park is something that we both shared. Which is the reason, when I had the opportunity to purchase Twin Owls Cottage, I did not have to think twice. My family and I love to stay up at our cottage whenever we can. We love the charm and the quaintness of the cottage and the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, not to mention the easy walk to downtown Estes Park. This a perfect vacation spot for my family and I believe you will find it to be exactly what you expected as soon as you enter Twin Owls Cottage.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I fell in love with Twin Owls Cottage not just because of its close proximity to downtown Estes Park and it's easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park, but also because of its appeal and uniqueness. I love the stone and clapboard siding, which for me, reveals the attention to detail of it's first owner and gives it that charm of a bygone era. As I began to choose decor for my home, I strove meticulously to bring back the charm that it was meant to have both inside and out. I believe that I have accomplished what I set out to do and I am sure you will find that same charm as you drive up to the semi-circular drive and park in front of the flagstone walk. Extra care has been taken in every detail with love and appreciation for our charming cottage. We hope that you fall in love with our cottage, the town and the mountains as much as we have. My family welcomes you to our home. Enjoy your stay!
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