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Serene Solitude mountain cabin in Allenspark

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Classic A-frame cabin for 6-8 with stunning mountain views

Located near both the Wild Basin Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and Long's Peak trail head, this cabin is ideally suited to anyone looking for a base for hiking, riding, climbing, hunting or just lazing and star gazing.

The first floor includes a combined kitchen, dining room and living room, as well as two bedrooms and bath. Upstairs is a large loft overlooking the living room that most guests use as the master bedroom because of its large windows, the king size bed and it's stunning views of Mt. Meeker.

The house sits on an acre and a half lot. It is adjacent to Ponderosa Lodge (Property # 803298) which we often rent in tandem (it is about 100 yards down hill) and which can be accessed by a path. Many families have rented both houses together for family reunions and weddings.

We bought the house in 2001, although Susie had hoped to purchase it since first setting foot in in 1967, when her parents brought the family to meet the builder before purchasing the house next door.

There has always been something very special about this cabin. It feels isolated while still being close to amenities. Its an easy 15 minute drive to Estes, 45 minutes to Boulder, and 5 minutes to the booming metropolis of Allenspark (population 250!). The Meeker Park Lodge Livery is a short walk and in summer the lodge has a small grocery store for last minute items.

We are surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest so there is hiking in virtually every direction, from easy strolls to the trail head for one of Colorado's magnificent 14'ers. The Long's Peak trail head is just a brief drive.

Susie's family started coming out to this area in 1955 and have enjoyed the wonders of this area in every season. The abundance of wildlife (moose, elk, mule deer, bobcats, hawks, owls, chipmunks, squirrels, seen them all!) can be enjoyed from the deck.

The house is fully furnished and includes satellite and wifi, a flat screen TV, DVD, games, books and a welcoming wood burning stove in the living room.

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Allenspark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master BR is an open sleeping loft with large skylight views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roll out cot in the closet also available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin size bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Serene Solitude mountain cabin in Allenspark
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Spectacular view of Mt Meeker. Beautiful lodge.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent proximity to all points of interest.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain views! This was a very cozy cabin close to Wild Basin, definitely family friendly. Close to the park but far enough that you can relax and be part of the beautiful landscape. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vive la tranquillité

  • 4 of 5

Chalet situé dans un environnement de pins qui embaument. Lits confortables. Beau puit de lumière à la mezzanine avec vue sur le mont Mecker. Maison assez bien équipée, mais certains équipements sont un peu fatigués (grille-pain, poêles). Se trouve à 18 minutes d'Estes Park. Susan répond rapidement aux demandes d'information.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A gem in the Rockies

  • 5 of 5

First, the location of this propertty was great - not right in the touristy Estes Park, but close enough that it was convenient to get there. Quiet, airy location. Loved waking up to the beautiful sunrise lighting up Mt. Meeker while still laying in bed! Make sure you open the windows whenever you're in the house to let the mountain breezes drift in.

Didn't see any large wildlife at the house, but drinking coffee on the deck every morning, watching the many hummingbirds and chipmunks is a special memory.

House was well-equipped with everything we needed to feel at-home. Beds were very comfy. Decor was nice, especially all the quilts hanging on the walls in every room.

Compared to all the other properties we considered, this one had everything we wanted and more, and the price was a steal.

Had great communication with the owner - very prompt responses.

Our family never takes the same vacation twice, or else we would definitely be back to Solitude again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Susan Medak
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Susan Medak

My family, based originally in Chicago, discovered the Colorado Rockies in 1957 on a trip to Los Angeles. We spent 10 years going to the YMCA of the Rockies outside of Estes Park, and in 1967 finally bought a rustic 4 bedroom house in Meeker Park (part of Allenspark), 20 minutes from Estes. My husband and I now live in Berkeley California, and come out to the mountains usually 3 - 4 times a year.

Susan Medak purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Susan Medak chose Allenspark

Our family purchased the Ponderosa Lodge cabin next door in 1967 and since 1980 we always were interested in buying Solitude as a way to house the 3 generations of family who came out to enjoy the mountains. In 2001, we were fortunate to be able to buy the cabin and fixed it up with a new deck, furniture, and especially the skylights looking out to Mt. Meeker from the upstairs master bedroom.

What makes this cabin unique

My husband says sitting on the desk in the early evening is his favorite place and his favorite time. I love the idea of being in a neighborhood without having the neighbors be that close to you. We see more wildlife than people - moose, elk, coyote, hummingbirds, owls - you name it. We are only a few minutes from outstanding camping and hiking, 20 minutes fro Estes Park, and 45 minutes from Boulder.


Fawn Brook Inn
"Great for a 'grown up' night out. "
Meadow Mountain Cafe
"We love this neighborhood hang out. perfect after a hike or for a hearty breakfast. "
Crystal Springs Water
"nice...but the water at the house is delicious as well."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mary's Lake Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

We are surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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