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Three Level Home Away from Home - Near the Big Thompson River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, sleeps 6 adults (Reg # 3248)

From one of our guests (Somerset, England):

'We spent a fantastic week in this home. The house itself is excellent in terms of location, setting, decor and equipment with many thoughtful touches that added to the overall quality of our stay. The bedrooms are spacious, the den is excellent for children wanting their own space and the lounge and dining room make for a relaxed setting for a holiday. The house setting is picturesque whilst it is well located in relation to Estes Park...I wholeheartedly commend this home to anyone wishing to visit Colorado.'

The AlpineHaus is situated in the quiet, gated Blue Spruce Village Victorian community that has the Big Thompson River running through it and is ¼ mile outside the Estes Park city limits. The Rocky Mountain National Park Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Park Headquarters are two miles from our vacation home and it is just a five minute drive to downtown Estes. The AlpineHaus is only ¼ mile from the original early 1900's entrance to the Park and a trailhead that leads to the Bear Lake/Moraine Park area, on the edge of the YMCA of the Rockies Conference and Activity Center.

Built in 2002, our three-level townhome has 2200 square feet of living space. The main level offers a greatroom with a stone fireplace (gas burning) and opens to a large deck with a picnic table and gas grill. Oak wainscoting and large windows adorn the greatroom and separate dining area with a large dining table. The fully-equipped kitchen and dining area have wood floors adding to the warmth and charm of this beautiful home. The main level greatroom also has a large LCD TV with a DVD player. Sit on the large deck to relax and view the elk, an occasional bear and other wildlife!

The upper level has three large bedrooms and a loft area with a game/puzzle table. The master bedroom has a king-size pine log bed and furnishings with a large bay window and jetted whirlpool tub in its private bathroom. The second bedroom also has a pine log queen bed and furnishings, two dormered windows and a private entrance to the second full bath (which also opens to the loft/hall area to share with the third bedroom). The third bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twin sized bed and dormered windows - perfect for a third couple or children.

The walkout lower level has a recreation room great for kids young and old with a LCD TV, DVD/VCR, video games, and patio area.

Walk fifty yards to the Big Thompson River for fly-fishing and relaxation. While our home is not directly on the river, the river runs through our private community and all owners and guests have access to common areas with picnic tables and seating areas.

Free Internet access via our broadband wireless connection (bring your laptop with wireless card if you need to check in at work occasionally or just want to surf the Net for various events going on in Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park while on vacation). Or perhaps you'll want to check the weather forecast prior to departing for a climb up Long's Peak!

The following are just a few more of the comments from our guest registry:

“It was great to come ‘home’ to this beautiful home each day. We travel the mountains every summer, and this is the best place we have ever stayed at!”

“One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in! You have a lovely home.”

'What a surprise to walk in your beautiful home!! Booking it on the internet was a bit scary but as soon as the door was opened, you could feel the warmth! A gorgeous setting and close to shopping, hiking and sightseeing. Can't wait to come back again!'

“We had a lot of wildlife here with a bear the first morning, deer and a fawn, beautiful birds…”

**Sorry, pets are not allowed and this is a no smoking residence**

Keywords: 3-Level Vacation Home w/Garage

More Details

Conrad and Kathy McCarty
Member since: 1997
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am so glad I chose your place to stay in over the others. My eyes lit up the second I walked inside your lovely home. We are here because my best friend is getting married this weekend. While other guests stayed at the Stanley, we are so glad we chose your place all to ourselves.
Feb 2004
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Estes Park Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - main level - toilet
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Part of master suite.
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lower level - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , portable crib available for use
  • Bedrooms all located on upper level with loft at the top of the stairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
Free shuttle during peak season runs in front of Blue Spruce village to downtown, YMCA, RMNP. See for details.


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Three Level Home Away from Home - Near the Big Thompson River
average rating of 4.875 based on 67 reviews

Wonderful property perfectly situated

  • 5 of 5

Home was clean upon arrival and kitchen was perfect for our needs. Would recommend for any family looking for a 3 BR rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous mountain retreat! Peaceful, scenic, spacious and modern. Perfect for our family’s vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience overall. Transactions and communication were excellent. Easy to find and check in seemless. Plenty of space for our family of 8. Spacious modern kitchen with everything we needed. Peaceful deck/patio area perfect for out door cooking and dining. WiFi worked perfectly. TV and DVD also nice for unwinding after long days out hiking or taking in all that the area offers. Bathrooms fit our needs and were nice and clean. Video game was a fun little bonus. Going down by stream and taking a plunge on hot days was epic. We even saw a bear! Was such a treat as we have never seen one in all the times we’ve been to the area. Estes Park and RMNP has so much to offer and so much to do that we have to go back! We would come back to AlpineHaus again. Only minor issue was it got quite hot in the afternoon and into the evening for bedtime. Plenty of fans and AC but took a bit to cool off each night. Only other minor issue was the folding door (track) to washer and dryer stuck which made in and out through garage a nuisance. But having the washer and dryer was great! Also the location is close to RMNP and downtown Estes Park. Easy to access all that the area offers and close enough to stop ‘home’ for anything while out and about. Would recommend this property highly!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas

Great home in a serene location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Kathy and Conrad’s house. We love the three levels and two living spaces, which gives our family plenty of room to spread out. My son loved the arcade style video games in the lower level. We can’t wait to return for a third visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and great house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, the spaciousness and comfort of the house, and ease of access to Estes Park. We had 5 adults. 1 teenager. and 1 child. The only issue we had was with the spotty wi-fi, but it gave us an excuse to drive into Estes Park every evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is 3rd time we have stayed in this home and once again it was perfect. The location is great and the kitchen is well equipped with anything one might need.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Conrad and Kathy's home. It had great space for our family to spread out and it was very much a home that we were comfortable in from the fully stocked kitchen and the spacious bedrooms down to the books on the shelves, and Netflix for the kids. The old school arcade machine was also a hit with kids and adults alike. We loved that it was close to RMNP, as well as town. This would be a property that we would stay in again in a heartbeat. Thanks for being such gracious hosts Conrad and Kathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Golf (18 hole mountain & 9 hole executive courses), Fly-Fishing on premises, Boating on Lake Estes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax

Discounts available for longer stays than the "Minimum Stay" number of days. Holiday rates may be higher. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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