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WINTER SPECIAL!!! STAY 5 NIGHTS AND GET THE 6TH FREE. (Applies from January 15th 2015 - April 30th, 2015.) Stay in our completely remodeled state of the art all season log home in the backyard of Rocky Mountain National Park - an Estes mountain living experience with direct views of Longs Peak among many others. Cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced !!! Come ski El-Dora exactly 42 scenic miles from our home. Spend Valentines by the fireplace and gazing at the snow and the mountains. Snow shoe walk the National Park Trails. Go cross country skiing. Sled down a snow covered hill. Hike spectacular trails. The rates do not get any better than this in Winter as compared to summer.
The Space We are 10-15 minutes drive from downtown Estes Park. There are many walking trails right outside our home with fishing, boating and horseback riding within 10 minutes. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from our new 2 sides wraparound decking and grill burgers for dinner after hiking. We have spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains in a quiet setting. Up to 8 people can be accommodated.
Guest Access Comfy pillow top or memory foam beds, brand new appliances and refrigerator. There is a split system a/c for use in the daytime on hot summer days for the main area of the home that cools the 2 adjacent bedrooms, living and dining area and the loft bedroom. The main (2nd level) has a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub in it, 2 vessel sinks on granite surface and a shower and toilet. The smaller loft bathroom has a shower, a vessel sink and toilet. LG washer and dryer is in the small 4th bedroom walk-in closet on the first level that has a day bed with 2 twin beds. There is an electric massage chair in the 4th bedroom that you can use after a tiring hike. The 4th bedroom has access to the full bathroom with a basin, shower and toilet located in the garage. We have spices in the kitchen that we use and you are welcome to use them during your stay. All kitchen and dining accessories that we personally use are provided. There is a CD player/radio and CD collection in the main level kitchen area for your listening enjoyment. There are 3 HD TV's with DVD and satellite for the evenings, and to watch movies that we have in the cupboard by the fireplace. The TV's are 40-inch (family room), 26-inch in the main bedroom and 52-inch in my daughter's bedroom. There is an new outdoor grill that we store in the garage for grilling on summer days. There is a small downstairs bedroom by the entry door and it has 2 single beds in there. Again the small bathroom for the downstairs bedrooms is in the garage through the door to the garage. It has a sink, toilet and shower. You can park your car under the deck or on the large concrete area in front of the house.
Enjoy your stay here in Estes Park and we hope you enjoyed it enough to come back to 400 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park in our backyard.
Interaction with Guests Please call us and e-mail us if you have any questions that you are having difficulty with. We have left a visitors welcome guide to the home and to the surrounding area for your reference and they cover the most frequently asked questions. This is our vacation home so when we are not here we rent it out. But our neighbors keep an eye on the home and we can have them take care of any situation that may arise. Sandy and Bill are right next door and for any immediate questions they will be willing to help out or just call us and e-mail us.
Once the reservation is made, we will send you a standard Vacation Rental Lease agreement by Docusign for you to initial and sign electronically. It will automatically be returned by e-mail to us. It has all the rules and instructions that will be necessary for a pleasant stay at our home.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
The Neighborhood It is peaceful and avoids the tourist crowd of summer in the downtown area which is easily accessible. Watch the elks graze right by the house in the early mornings and late in the day. Safeway is the grocery store in town which is 10-15 minute drive. We shop at it and they have the best fuel rates for the car. There is an inexpensive Redbox in the Safeway grocery store where we rent movies. There are beavers that reside in the creek on Fish Creek Road that can be seen and photographed before sunset. Hike Bear Lake, Sprague Lake and visit the Alluvial Fan waterfall in the Rocky Mountain National Park for spectacular photographs. Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 10 minutes drive from our home. Drive up to Trail Ridge Pass in summer and have lunch near the skies. You can do a day trip starting in the morning all the way past Trail Ridge Pass to Grand Lake on the other side and you may spot some moose on the way. Shop and eat downtown at the many shops and eateries and have a picnic by the river in the park by the post office. Hike the trail around the lakes that you will see when coming into town-Lake Estes and along the river downtown. Do a boating trip on the lake. For those with young kids, use the children's playground at Stanley Park off Fish Creek Road. Enjoy the Spring season flowers. Get away from the heat of summer to cool mountain evenings needing a jacket. Go white water rafting through the many companies that advertise online or do some horse back riding in the park or right near our home. Putt putt golf with the family in Estes Park by the river at 2 locations. Trout fish at Trout Haven in Estes Park and grill or broil the fish for dinner. Fly fish the Thompson River. Enjoy the spectacular July 4th fireworks over Estes Lake without excessive large city traffic by lazing on your chair or picnic blanket at Stanley Park. There is the farmers market every Thursday in summer at the Estes Park Fairgrounds from 8 am-12:30 pm. There are seasonal arts and crafts and food festivals that you can look up online. They have free concerts downtown in summer. Use the swimming pool at the Aquatic Center for a very small fee by Stanley Park. Watch the stars at night on the deck of the house or go to the observatory off Fish Creek Road by Stanley Park to see the far stars and planets. The Scottish/Irish Festival starts at the beginning of fall and enjoy the aspens turning gold and yellow in fall. That is when the elks start bugling and so always stay away from the elks at any time in the year as they are massive 500-700 lb wild animals. Winter brings the beautiful white snow that can be watched as Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker and the Twin Sisters accumulate snow for the holiday season. The holiday lights twinkle in the snow. Cuddle up by the fireplace and tell stories to each other while eating popcorn and drinking hot cocoa. Or you can relax in the hot Jacuzzi tub after ice skating downtown or at the YMCA. Go sledding on the hills in the National Park with the family. You can snow shoe walk or cross country ski. If you wish to do some downhill skiing then drive 45 minutes to the Boulder ski resort area. Estes Park is for all seasons and will create everlasting memories for you, your family and friends and we are happy to be part of your experience.
Getting around You will need to rent or have a car to come to Estes Park and enjoy the Rocky Mountain National Park. Plan 90 minutes of drive time from DIA to our home in Estes Park. Fly into Denver International Airport (DIA), pick up your rental car and drive the fastest route using the map quest instructions. DUE TO THE FLOOD DAMAGE from the 2013 flooding, we recommend you USE HWY 7 to come into Estes Park. Hwy 36 will delay you by an hour. So TURN LEFT ONTO HWY 7 when you come into the small town of LYONS. HWY 7 will take you into Estes Park. There are large signs warning you of delays along Hwy 36.
If you wish to come a longer and more scenic route (2hours) then go through Loveland from I-25 N exit 257/Hwy 34; turn left on Hwy 34 to Estes Park.
Using a GPS is the best way to get around.
Estes Park Shuttle service can bring you directly to our home from the airport for $45 per person one-way or $80 roundtrip per person and can be booked on line or calling them. You will however need a car to get around. Other Things to Note Our home is in a family community and therefore there can be NO partying allowed. Also it is not designed or furnished for College students without their accompanying parents. You will be given an access code to enter the main front door that will work for the days that you rent the place for. It automatically deactivates after you check out and every guest has a unique access code. We have a visitors home guide, appliances guide and Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park guide binder on the coffee table for your enjoyment and guidance. Please leave it at the same place when leaving for other guests. Thank you in advance for cooperating with us!
It is the responsibility of the parents to keep their children safe at all times....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking is strictly forbidden as me and my daughter are allergic to cigarette or pipe smoking. If you choose to do so, please do so outside on the deck or back patio. You will FORFEIT your deposit if our cleaner reports any evidence of smoking inside the home....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
My daughter is allergic to pet dander and therefore NO PETS are allowed under any circumstance. You will be asked to leave the premises if any pets are brought in or around the home and you will FORFEIT your deposit to clean up....moreless
We have a Samsung French drawer refrigerator. The self explanatory LED panel lights up when touched. The filter has been changed and after some lack of use it turns RED. Hold the alarm button/filter...moreless
The stove has 2 ovens and 4 burners that are self explanatory. Please ALWAYS TURN ON THE EXHAUST IN THE HOOD ABOVE TO LET THE COOKING AROMAS OUT OF THE HOME. You can turn on the light when using it...moreless
The toaster has crumb trays. Please empty and clean them after use....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Has two swings. Please do not leave the canopies and cushions on swings when not in use. We have very strong winds, and light afternoon showers....moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$220 Fri, Sat
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee$150 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
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Link to all the fun things to do in Estes Park: http://www.visitestespark.com/
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My name is Mary, and am married with one daughter. We are from Houston, TX. I am a licensed physical therapist, and my husband is a retired physician. We love the outdoors and all the beauty that nature has to offer.
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park: My husband and I been coming to Estes Park for almost 20 yrs. We love it here. Cool and beautiful summer, late spring & fall; dreamy wonderland winters and early spring. We love the convenience of being close to the Rocky Mountain National Park and all its scenic beauty. There are also lots of activities to do: Our LOG HOME is a beautiful vacation destination that will really give you a feel of being in the Rocky mountains. It has sweeping views of the mountains including Long's Peak. The house was fully renovated in 2011. It is located in a peaceful neighborhood, but close to downtown and the Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Unique Benefits at this House: You would love to watch the stars at night from the balcony swings. Relax after a hike in the Jacuzzi tub and massage chair. Cuddle up by the fireplace and watch the spectacular snow covered mountains. We are only 10 minutes drive to Rocky Mountain National Park entrance.