About the property
- Cabin900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spectacular view of Mt Meeker. Beautiful lodge.
Excellent proximity to all points of interest.
Perfect mountain getaway
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.
A gem in the Rockies
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!
We're so glad you had a good time!
Vive la tranquillité
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.
We are surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest