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Estes Park 1920's Riverside Seashell River Cabin

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Last updated: 08/27/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Estes Park cottage description

Come and stay at our fabulous cabin by the river. All new furniture, appliances, and mattresses as of summer 2014! See our new pictures.



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CALENDAR and AVAILABILITY- Please go to bottom 3rd of this page and look for 'Links to more information:' section immediately after 'Contact us' section and before the 'Photos' section. Click the link 'AVAILABILITY and ONLINE Booking'. YOU WILL SEE THE MOST UP TO DATE CALENDAR AND MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION ON THIS CALENDAR. The Calendar you see during the booking is CURRENT TO THE MINUTE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONFIRM THE AVAILABILITY WITH US. If the calender days are showing GREEN, it means if the dates are open. If you BOOK on the available dates, you have SECURED the reservation for those dates. It is first come, first served. If you have issues with booking online, please email us and we will send you a link with the dates to make online booking easier.

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Totals do not include 5.7 % tax + security deposit ($250)

May-Sep. $225/nt for 1-3nts
NO COUPON CODE ( 3 nights minimum)
May-Sep: $215/nt for 5nts = $1075 USING coupon code:50OFFSUM
May-Sep: $205/nt for 6nts = $1,230 USING coupon code:120OFFSUM
May-Sep: $195/nt for 7nts = $1,365 USING coupon code:210OFFSUM

Oct-Nov. $205/nt for 3nts = $825
NO COUPON CODE (3 nights minimum)
Oct-Nov: $195/nt for 5nts = $975.0 USING coupon code:50OFFWIN
Oct-Nov: $185/nt for 6nts = $1110 USING coupon code:120OFFWIN
Oct-Nov: $175/nt for 7nts = $1225 USING coupon code:210OFFWIN

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This is a non-smoking, no pets facility. IF YOU ARE A SMOKER or a would like to bring a PET please find alternate accommodations. If you SMOKE or BRING a PET, YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT and ALSO be charged additional damage.

Historic 1920's Riverfront vacation cottage in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Located just outside downtown Estes Park on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Picturesque surroundings with towering Ponderosa pines, the Canyon, and the Big Thompson river!

Decorated tastefully in a seashell and nautical theme, you will enjoy this newly decorated abode. The bathroom is graced with a claw foot tub and shower.

A picnic area is provided in front of the cottage beside the river. The Big Thompson River is very wide at this point and there is even a small island in the middle right in front of the property. There is a family of ducks living at this point in the river. It is known to be one of the best fly fishing areas too and you have private entry to the river!

Behind the cabin, there is steeper terrain with many rock outcropping, very scenic! A very large rock formation can be found to the right rear of the cabin. Beautiful scenery from every single window.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Cabin by the River


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Kids have a area to explore the backyard and river within property lines...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                To keep our cabin allergy free...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Double Beds (2) Brand new mattresses for your comfort., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One pull-out full size futon couch/bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Fly Fishing, Listening to the river


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DISH Cable provided. HD TV's in sitting room and one bedroom...moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Water View:

                        Excellent views of the river, ducks, and fishing...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        Right on the Big Thompson river!...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming


                          • Dining Area


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street


                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator


                          • Balcony:

                            Deck faces the river front with excellent views of the river...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 20 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,225 $2,295
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $1,365 $4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Tax Rate 5.7%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                          78 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Denver International Airport

                          Car: Necessary

                          Excellent for Fly Fishing enthusiasts. You can fly fish right in front of the cabin. Catch and Release.

                          PLACES TO EAT and THINGS TO DO

                          We would like to provide you with some of our favorite places to eat, and some ideas of things to do. Please keep in mind, Estes Park is not known for it's exceptional cuisine but these are our families favorites.

                          Casual Dining

                          1. The Other Side, upstairs dining/coffee shop - 970-586-2171

                          2. Nicky's, The Garden Room - 970-596-5376

                          3. The Sundeck - 970-586-9832

                          4. Mary's Lake Lodge, Tavern - 970-586-5958

                          'Better' Dining

                          Mary's Lake Lodge, The Chalet - 970-586-5958

                          Nicky's - The Steakhouse - 970-596-5376

                          The Other Side - Lakeside dining

                          The Fawn Brook Inn(5 star) in Allenspark - 303-747-2556 (Nationally Acclaimed, 30 minutes away)

                          Things to do:

                          1. Hike - Do not miss Bear Lake and the hikes up to the three higher lakes. 3.5 hours.

                          Wild Basin, located halfway between Estes Park and Allenspark, has a nice hike by waterfalls

                          2. Rock Climbing - Colorado Mountain School - 970-586-5758

                          3. Whitewater Rafting - Mountain Whitewater Descents - 970-419-0917 Fort Collins

                          Rapid Transit Rafting - 970-586-8852

                          4. Boating on Lake Estes

                          Lake Estes Marina - 970-586-2011

                          5. Bicycle Rentals

                          Colorado Bicycling Adventures - 970-586-4241

                          Estes Park Mountain Shop - 970-586-6548

                          6. Horseback Riding Tours(see phone book in Cottage for long list)

                          National Park Gateway Stable - 970-586-5269

                          7. Allenspark - Nice visit 30 minutes South of Estes Park. Historic all log town, even the postoffice.

                          Don't miss the Nationally award winning restaurant 'The Fawn Brook Inn'.

                          8. Amusement Parks - Estes Park Ride-a-Kart - 970-586-6495

                          Tiny Town Miniature Golf - 970-586-6333

                          Fun City - 970-586-2828

                          9. Fishing - There is great Fly Fishing in rivers all around Estes Park

                          10. Aerial Tramway, Gondola ride with great mountain views! - 970-586-3675

                          11. Shop in Town - Fun tourist town with lots of ice cream, fudge and good hiking shoes for sale!


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: I have always dreamed of owning a rental cottage. When I was a child, I used to stay in the deep woods of Northern Michigan. These were the fondest memories of my life. I always adored the historic rental cabins that I saw on my trip. Providing a unique, memorable accommodation to make your vacation even more special has been a lifelong goal of mine. I also teach piano.

                          Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
                          We chose this beautiful location to buy a cabin as it was next to a large, rushing river and surrounded by towering Ponderosa Pines.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Our property is unique as there are not many original 1920's cottages left in the area. From the light fixtures the claw foot tub, you won't find another like it!

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                          Speaks: english



                          • Seashell Cabin from Front

                            Seashell Cabin from Front

                          • Master Bedroom with Pottery Barn Linens.

                            Master Bedroom with Pottery Barn Linens.

                          • Newly Renovated Kitchen with New Appliances.

                            Newly Renovated Kitchen with New Appliances.

                          • Second Bedroom.  New Mattress!

                            Second Bedroom. New Mattress!

                          • Bathroom with Antique Clawfoot Tub and Antique Wallpaper

                            Bathroom with Antique Clawfoot Tub and Antique Wallpaper

                          • Close-up of Front of Cabin, Hummingbird Feeder

                            Close-up of Front of Cabin, Hummingbird Feeder

                          • Master Bedroom.

                            Master Bedroom.

                          • Master Bedroom with View to Dining and Living Room.

                            Master Bedroom with View to Dining and Living Room.

                          • New Picnic Table beside River

                            New Picnic Table beside River

                          • View of River Downstream

                            View of River Downstream

                          • Dining Table.

                            Dining Table.

                          • New Chaise Lounge Couch.

                            New Chaise Lounge Couch.

                          • Another View of Landscape from Seashell Cottage Property

                            Another View of Landscape from Seashell Cottage Property

                          • Deck has exceptional River Views!

                            Deck has exceptional River Views!

                          • Antique Kitchen Table.

                            Antique Kitchen Table.

                          • Antique Kitchen Table

                            Antique Kitchen Table

                          • Master Bedroom with New Furniture.

                            Master Bedroom with New Furniture.

                          • Rock Outcropping behind Cottage

                            Rock Outcropping behind Cottage

                          VRBO #90045

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

                          $195 - $225 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Member since: 2005
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 08/27/2014
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