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Twin Owls Retreat: High Above the Ordinary!

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Last updated: 05/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Estes Park house 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 or is accessed through a unique ladder from the utility room. There are 2 full-sized beds, plus an additional trundle bed, and its own bathroom with shower in this 1st floor separate unit which is ideal for couples wanting privacy or letting the teenagers have their own space.

For additional guests, the main floor has two queen sleeper-sofas and a hall bathroom with a shower and walk-in sauna. 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!

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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 2nd Floor: 1 king

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

          • 1st Floor Bedroom: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

            Has private bathroom and separate entrance....moreless

          • 3rd Floor Bedroom: 1 king

            Has private bathroom and king bed...moreless

          • Three additional beds are available: ONE twin rollaway ONE queen hide-a-bed in large dining area ONE queen hide-a-bed in 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            side by side refrigerator with water and ice in the door...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large family gathering kitchen with center island...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Living Room:

            Large Living Room with fireplace...moreless

          • Parking:

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

          • Garage:

            Garage Parking for 1 car....moreless

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • DVD Player:

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

          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Sauna:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • 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

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Fishing
                      • Hospital
                      • Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,400
                      Christmas
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,400
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,400

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 10.5%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 05/10/2014
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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, 2 full beds and a trundle bed.

                        First story bedroom with private bathroom, 2 full beds and a trundle bed.

                      • View from Kitchen Window after a heavy snow.

                        View from Kitchen Window after a heavy snow.

                      VRBO #490955

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $495 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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