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Fabulous Art-Filled 'Green Conscious' Retreat - You Will Love This House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Warm, soulful and artistic home on a beautiful, private piece of land with bright sun in the morning and at the end of the day with abundant wildlife. This spacious home (2400 square feet) is perfect for artists, couples, or families alike with an open floor plan, beautiful wood and beam ceilings, and a slate fireplace for cozy nights. Sustainable/green building and furnishing features are throughout the home.

A nice, expansive kitchen includes an island and breakfast bar that opens to the living area. A large 20 x 20 studio has many windows and french doors and is perfect for artists or as an extra play or sleeping area. There is a patio off the living room and windows on all sides of the house providing great cross-breezes and fabulous views.

Master bedroom has a king bed; queen bed in second bedroom; two twins in third bedroom; living room has a pull-out sofa; studio has a full size futon; porta-crib and bedding available for infants.

Free wireless.

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Mike Travis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Mike Travis

We relocated to Colorado from Dallas, TX in 1999. My wife and I met in Dallas and were heading to Colorado about 4 times a year so we finally decided to move there. We chose Estes Park to start and then decided where we wanted to live permanently and we fell in love with the community and the area and decided to stay. It is a great place to visit.

Mike Travis purchased this house in 2004

Why Mike Travis chose Front Range

We live in our house 3 months a year and we live in North Carolina the remainder of the year but we always love coming back and being here.

What makes this house unique

We remodeled the house when we purchased it in 2004. We used sustainable materials and opened up the main living areas and added lots of windows so you really feel like you are in the mountains when you stay here. Lots of wildlife to view as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gosh It's been a while since we had our retreat at your beautiful home. Your home was a wonderful success for our retreat. We were blown away when we walked in at just how perfect it was for our focus on the Expressive Arts, Yoga and looking within. The kitchen was magic-we had an ayurvedic cooking evening on the Sat night involving all participants and delicious food-such a communal space. We set up the studio for authentic movement, yoga and meditation creating our own sacred space...we called it the 'Manaka Hara room'. Carrie taught yoga out on the back outdoor area overlooking the mountains and I had all of the Expressive Arts workshops on the dining table...fairy lights over the windows, candles, chocolate truffles and meditative music...such a creative and relaxing environment.

Carrie and I are so grateful for such a ideal environment for our first retreat. You and your wife have beautiful taste- warm, real and welcoming. We would love the opportunity to have future retreats in your home and would like to remain in contact. Please enjoy the attached photos of our special weekend.
Jul 2010
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Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Home includes 20x20 studio with a separate entrance that can be used as an additional sleeping or play area and includes a full-size futon.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Art-Filled 'Green Conscious' Retreat - You Will Love This House
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews
Boulder, colorado


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The home is beautiful and filled with nice art, however some of the house policies seemed a little tacky. And the house was not that clean, I was the first to shower in one of the bathrooms and the tub was full of long hair. Gross! There is an information sheet in the kitchen that states they have supplied a "bit" of supplies and you are expected to replenish them. The rental fee on this house is not cheap and to expect you to replenish their supplies seems ridiculous. Even the cheapest motel does not expect you to replenish the toilet paper. The soap dispensers were empty and filled with water. No kleenex, lotion, shampoo the kind of things most rentals supply. I rented my house out on VRBO for a couple years and supplied everything the guest would need. They ask you to put the towels in the washer and start it , again they have doled out a tiny bit of detergent. The cleaning fee is higher than most, yet there is an envelope on the counter so you can tip the cleaning person, which leads me to believe the owner is keeping most of that fee. Someone had put the trash out before we arrived and Friday morning the police showed up very upset because the can had not been secured properly and a bear had gotten into the trash. The bear came back again the next night looking for more trash. This may be exciting for some visitors to see a bear but it is bad news for the bear. I live in Boulder and we have bear proof trash cans, if bears are caught more than twice in town they are shot.

The rationing of supplies, not even having hand soap for guests, just felt tacky.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Mountain Retreat with Abundant Wild Life

  • 5 of 5

The home was all it was advertised to be an more. It was comfortable clean and secluded with nice mountain views. Just what the doctor ordered, we enjoyed our stay very much and even extended our stay one day. Owner was helpful and available. There were only two of us and our small dog but we could have brought many may others with us there was plenty of room and everything was top notch. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was clean, private and comfortable, as expected.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was as described, and very comfortable.

I must comment, however, that I was very put off by the instructions the owner left regarding the list of tasks we were expected to complete before we left, such as putting towels in the wash and taking out the garbage, etc. It's not that these things are unreasonable in and of themselves. But I think it is a bit much to ask the renters to do "chores", after they have been charged a $170 cleaning fee!

We did them, nonetheless, because we are considerate people.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln, NE

This is the most serene and beautiful place we've stayed in Estes Park in 15 years.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults and a Golden Retriever gathers yearly in Estes Park. The peacefulness of the house and surroundings, and beauty of the art work helped us all leave stress and worries behind. The location and privacy is amazing, while being close to downtown Estes. The home is laid out very comfortably and conveniently. We plan on returning next fall!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy home in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family (parents, brother and our significant others) and the home was very comfortable/had a lot of common space for us to be able to spend time together. It was a very short drive into town and convenient to the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. We enjoyed our stay and would book again if in the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Bluff, IL

Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful home over Columbus Day Weekend and could not have been happier! The location, the layout, the design, the wildlife and all of the amenities could not have been more perfect for our destination wedding planning family meeting! 5 adults, 1 child and 2 medium sized dogs fit comfortably with plenty of space, great kitchen for group cooking and family meals, fires and movies and lots of planning with quality outdoor time on the patio, grilling or soaking up the sun! We plan to come back again next year as there is nothing we would change! Thank you Michael for making it all so easy and for the use of your fabulous home!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.55%

50% at time of reservation; balance due 60 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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