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Twin Owls Retreat: High Above the Ordinary!

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This unique, 3,300 sq. ft. home is nestled between two impressive outcroppings of rock; perched at the top of the massive granite ridge that rises 260 ft. above downtown Estes Park, and a one-minute walk to the Black Canyon Inn. The pinnacle location of this gorgeous home provides two different but equally spectacular views. From the ridge at the front of the house, you see the historic MacGregor Ranch, as well as the popular “Twin Owls” rock formation on the mountain range to the north. From the expansive back deck, you’ll see the pristine, snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide.

As you approach the house, surrounded by monolithic rock formations and vista views, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived on your own secluded mountain peak. Your Rocky Mountain vacation begins the moment you cross the threshold into the expansive living room. Immediately you’ll notice the luxurious details: the beamed cathedral ceilings, vintage chandeliers, massive rock fireplace, and second-floor balcony; all of which beckon you to make yourself at home. Enjoy the breathtaking outside views through the 20 foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Adjacent to the living room is a huge, open kitchen, outfitted with all new appliances. The kitchen is equipped with two double-sinks, a center island, and a 10 foot bar with barstools. This fully stocked kitchen is a great place to not only prepare delicious meals, but to truly entertain.

On the other side of the kitchen, the unique dining room has a glass wall that carves into a massive granite boulder with a cascading waterfall. Enjoy the remarkable view while seated at the ten-person dining table.

Down the hallway, the master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a king-sized bed, plenty of closet space, beautiful mountain views through the windows, and a private bathroom with double sinks and bathtub.

Up the stairs and past the balcony, the second bedroom has a king-sized bed and its own private bathroom. The third bedroom is one floor down, and has its own outside-patio-door entrance. This 1st floor separate unit has a king-sized bed and a full-sized bed, and its own bathroom with a shower.

For additional guests, the main floor has a full bed and trundle with a hall bathroom with a shower and walk-in sauna. The living room also has a queen sleeper-sofa. Four bathrooms make this an ideal home for larger groups. DIRECTV in three rooms and Wi-Fi Internet provide information and entertainment options.

The wraparound back-deck looks down a gently sloping mountainside, strewn with giant boulders and rock formations. The mountains of the Continental Divide can be seen through the towering pine trees. Complete privacy and comfortable deck furniture make this the perfect place to hang out.

The convenient location of the house puts you just minutes away from downtown Estes Park. It’s an easy walk downhill to the Twin Owls Steakhouse, which offers fine dining in a gorgeous, historic log cabin. Hiking and rock-climbing around the Twin Owls formation are 1.5 miles away at the RMNP Lumpy Ridge and Gem Lake trailheads. Schedule a trip to this truly unique destination and enjoy a vacation that your family will remember for a lifetime, and want to return year after year!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 2nd Floor: 1 king

    Has large, private bathroom, with double sinks....moreless

  • 3rd Floor Bedroom: 1 king

    Has private bathroom and king bed...moreless

  • 1st Floor Bedroom: 1 king, 1 double

    Has private bathroom and separate entrance....moreless

  • FOUR additional beds are available: a twin rollaway, a full-bed and a single trundle in the large dining area, and a queen hide-a-bed in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Private Bathroom for Master Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Has separate vanity area with double sinks....moreless

  • Private Bathroom for 3rd Floor Bedroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Private Bathroom for 1st Floor Bedroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Hall Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Entrance to the Sauna is from the Shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rules and Policies: 1. There is NO SMOKING inside or outside around the home. 2. Check-in is any time after 4PM 3. Check-out is 11AM 4. Pets are not allowed 5. Only registered guests are allowed at Twin Owls Retreat---any dinner or group gathering must be approved prior to arrival and a facility fee will be charged. 6. A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged immediately to reserve the Twin Owls Retreat. The balance is charged 45 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable. 7. Our cancellation policy requires that you cancel at least 45 days prior to your arrival in order to be refunded your deposit less an $150 administrative fee and credit card fees. 8. The property damage Protection is non-refundable because it is immediately charged with the initial reservation and payment. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD Players for living room and 1st floor bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite connected to all 3 TV's....moreless

  • Television:

    52' Flat screen TV in living room. TV's in master bedroom and 1st floor bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Within walking distance of Downtown Estes Park....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    House has views of the “Twin Owls” rock formation on the mountain range to the north, and the pristine, snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide to the south....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large family style dining area where the unique water fall is located...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces, one in the living room, one in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage Parking for 1 car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large Living Room with fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample Parking for up to 3 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker in the kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of dishes and utensils for 10+...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    convenient dishwasher ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    An expansive back deck with multiple tables and chairs provides the perfect place to gather....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large 3-burner gas grill makes cooking for your group a snap....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Step out of the sauna, directly into the hall bathroom shower, for a completely refreshing experience! ...moreless

 

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Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$495
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$495

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Rules and Policies:

1. There is NO SMOKING inside or outside around the home.

2. Check-in is any time after 4PM

3. Check-out is 11AM

4. Pets are not allowed

5. Only registered guests are allowed at Twin Owls Retreat---any dinner or group gathering must be approved prior to arrival and a facility fee will be charged.

6. A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged immediately to reserve the Twin Owls Retreat. The balance is charged 45 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.

7. Our cancellation policy requires that you cancel at least 45 days prior to your arrival in order to be refunded your deposit less an $150 administrative fee and credit card fees.

8. The property damage Protection is non-refundable because it is immediately charged with the initial reservation and payment.


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Location

77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Twin Owls Steakhouse

Car: Necessary

Minutes away from the Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Jim owns and operates a B&B, Scenic Hill, in Brenham, Tx: www.scenichillvacations.com. He brings his expertise in hospitality and attention-to-detail to making sure that you have everything you need for a truly wonderful vacation experience.

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
We fell in love with the Estes Park area, one of the most scenic, magical places we have ever vacationed. After many trips here, we still find new hiking trails, great restaurants, and friendly people at every turn. And while you could easily spend your whole time bouncing around Estes Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes away. It has everything from easy meadow walks with majestic mountains on all sides, to challenging hikes up those mountains. The town and the national park provide the perfect mix of activities. After a long, disappointing search for a vacation home in Estes Park, we discovered the Twin Owls Retreat, the most amazing house we have ever seen. We threw the budget to the wind and bought it immediately!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We didn't know what to expect the first time we drove up the very nice paved drive, winding up a mountain that is within walking distance of downtown Estes Park, and is also world unto its own. The house came into view: an amazing structure nestled in a saddle between two massive outcroppings of stone. As we went through the 3-story, 3300 sq. ft. house, we discovered it had everything we could possibly want: seclusion, giant windows, dramatic mountain views on both sides, and ample kitchen/dining/living/deck areas. The house amazed us with the stonework, woodwork, expansive windows, and cathedral ceilings. We were wowed by the dining room wall built into a massive boulder, with a cascading waterfall that runs down the natural rock. We walked onto the back deck to discover an oasis of mountain beauty, with grand rock outcroppings on either side, and a great view into the Estes Park valley and the Continental Divide in front of us. We love watching the different species of birds flying around the boulders, and the shadows of the clouds moving across the mountains in the distance. We quickly discovered other perks of the house, including a sauna, two fireplaces, four bathrooms, and a view of the famous Twin Owls formation off to the north. The three-story layout of the house with the large main area on the second floor gives you the best of two worlds. Guests can have private sleeping quarters on their own floor, while enjoying time together in the expansive communal space. Twin Owls has turned out to be the perfect gathering place for friends and family, and a great setting to re-connect with loved ones!


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Photos

  • View from the front porch.

    View from the front porch.

  • Twin Owls living room: 20' cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and giant windows.

    Twin Owls living room: 20' cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and giant windows.

  • Giant picture windows bring the trees and mountains inside.

    Giant picture windows bring the trees and mountains inside.

  • Large kitchen with two sink areas, bar, island, and view of the Twin Owls.

    Large kitchen with two sink areas, bar, island, and view of the Twin Owls.

  • Eastern view of Back Deck with nearby rock outcropping.

    Eastern view of Back Deck with nearby rock outcropping.

  • West view of back deck with rock outcropping.

    West view of back deck with rock outcropping.

  • View of Long's Peak from the back deck.

    View of Long's Peak from the back deck.

  • Upstairs bedroom with private bath and king bed.

    Upstairs bedroom with private bath and king bed.

  • 4 full bathrooms to accommodate your group.

    4 full bathrooms to accommodate your group.

  • Winter view from a living room window.

    Winter view from a living room window.

  • Front of house with adjacent rock formation.

    Front of house with adjacent rock formation.

  • View of the Twin Owls from the north side of the house.

    View of the Twin Owls from the north side of the house.

  • Comfortable couches make the living room a great spot to relax.

    Comfortable couches make the living room a great spot to relax.

  • Windows on the north side provide a view of the Twin Owls mountain range.

    Windows on the north side provide a view of the Twin Owls mountain range.

  • Dining room with wall built into giant boulders, and waterfall.

    Dining room with wall built into giant boulders, and waterfall.

  • Back deck with southern view of Estes Park Valley.

    Back deck with southern view of Estes Park Valley.

  • The back deck has multiple sets of chairs and tables, and a large gas grill.

    The back deck has multiple sets of chairs and tables, and a large gas grill.

  • Master bedroom with private bathroom and fireplace.

    Master bedroom with private bathroom and fireplace.

  • First story bedroom with private bathroom, king-sized bed, and full-sized bed.

    First story bedroom with private bathroom, king-sized bed, and full-sized bed.

  • View from Kitchen Window after a heavy snow.

    View from Kitchen Window after a heavy snow.

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