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Private Location, Hot Tub , by River, Mtn Views, Walk to Town

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1928 home set on 1 1/2 wooded acres with rock outcroppings

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Property description

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Step back in time to a bygone era when vacations were actually relaxing. Whispering Pines vacation home, a charming rental retreat only 2 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park (and right across the road from the Big Thompson river), was built with integrity and beautiful craftsmanship which has been maintained throughout the years. There aren't many of these left.

Here you will find Old Estes charm, updated with today's amenities in one of the nicest lodging rentals in the quaint mountain town of Estes Park. While the cabin offers all the amenities of a modern comfortable home (including free wifi), there has been a concerted effort in its restoration to retain the look and feel of this wonderful old property.

Nestled among aspen and ponderosa pine trees, some of which are hundreds of years old, this is an heirloom historic 1928 property.

The 1 1/2 acres with mountain views and rock outcroppings contribute to the sense of solitude. This home is filled with tasteful and comfortable furnishings, and the town of Estes Park is only a 1/2 mile walk away. ( There are no sidewalks but we walk along the grassy shoulder ; it's a 30 mph road.)

Here is the perfect place to come and escape the summer heat (daytime temperatures are generally in the 70's to mid 80's and evenings get into the 40's and 50's) as well as enjoy the serenity of the mountains year round, and a wonderful place for people who appreciate vintage flair and the grace of years past.

You'll love, as we do, to enjoy the all season sunroom-- the perfect place to play cards, read, sip a cup of your favorite beverage, visit with friends or family, or just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Big Thompson River. There are plenty of windows to take in the beauty and tranquility of the mountains, including the deer and elk that often wander through (and even the occasional bear).

The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is just 5 minutes away, with many, many trails to hike, snowshoe or even for backcountry skiing. The Eldora downhill ski area is an hour drive away.

We provide a collection of DVD's, games, and books, including mountain interest and local information. We also have extras to make your vacation comfortable and safe-- first aid kit, flash light, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detector, cooler, snowshoes upon request, etc.

Much effort has been taken to care for and furnish our mountain cabin and we want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable, and to enjoy it as much as we do. We are proud to provide a clean and smoke-free environment (smoking is allowed outside). This had been a family home for 80 years and has only been made available for rentals in the past 9 years.

This Estes Park cabin has it all--lots of character, a large wooded lot providing privacy without isolation, across the road from the river with no buildings in-between to spoil the view or muffle the sound, walking distance to downtown, a huge stone wood-burning fireplace, mountain views, high-speed wireless internet and plenty of room inside and out to spread out and relax. You couldn't ask for more in Estes Park lodging--a perfect vacation or holiday getaway. Truly stunning, this place has a sense of history and stands out from the crowd; a place you won't forget.


RENTAL POLICY INFORMATION

We require a 50% deposit to secure your reservation & a signed rental agreement. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival.
$400 refundable damage deposit
Cancellations are subject to a $250.00 fee. If a cancellation is made less than 60 days before your arrival, you will be refunded if we are able to re-rent those days at that rate.
CHECK-IN IS AFTER 4:00 p.m. CHECK-OUT IS 9:00-10:00 a.m.
We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 25 unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. Proof of age may be requested.


Keywords: Cabin

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to singles under age 25 or vacationing students....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fans, Pack and Play, alarm clock, bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap, bathroom tissue, paper towel, shampoo, body wash, lotion ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Over 100 DVD's and videotapes...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO included...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pancake griddle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Turkey roaster, blender, coffee grinder, crock pot, child's booster seat...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone Portable gas fire pit...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 48 traveler reviews
Beautiful Wildlife in Your Own Front Yard 09/25/2009

VRBO Bear stayed here:


The “Whispering Pines Cabin in the Woods” was truly a perfect retreat for a family reunion. Sue, the owner, was a delight to work with- from the first time we spoke to her to after we returned home. The location offers the best of both worlds. It offers solitude, but is close to Estes Park’s wonderful shops, restaurants and “Fun City." During our stay we visited the art fair and walked through the town, taking in all the little shops to get souvenirs.

The moment we arrived, we realized the cabin was bigger than it looked in the photos. After walking in the front door, there’s a large combination dining area/living room, with a huge stone fireplace and hearth. The living room features a flat screen television VHS/DVD player with an assortment of videos and DVDs. Readers enjoyed browsing a nice collection of books. The Wi-Fi connection was great and we used it to research local activities and restaurants. The dining room had a large table that comfortably sat everyone in our group (ten people) for meals and board game evenings. There was a gas fireplace that keeps the place warm and toasty. The cabin’s craftsman style décor and lodge furnishings made the interior feel very cozy and quaint. The kitchen included all the dishes and utensils one needed for cooking and cleaning up. There was even a washer and dryer, which made it convenient for doing a load of our dirty clothes.

The cabin had lots of room to spread out. The bedrooms were comfortable with rustic décor. There was another bedroom called the “Maid’s Room.” It boasted a futon, half bath, and TV/DVD player. The cubs enjoyed watching their shows and videos in the Maid’s Room. However, the claw foot bathtub was a favorite for all. The claw foot bathtub bathroom served three bedrooms. There was another bathroom with tub and shower off the kitchen. There were plenty of towels, soaps, lotions, hair dryers and toiletries for everyone in our group.

We all loved the glassed-in front porch for reading and drinking a cup of coffee. One morning, we had the pleasure of watching a huge bull elk scraping his antlers on a tree in the front yard. The front porch was a great place for relaxing and watching the cubs playing on the swing in the front yard or having fun with a game of horseshoes. Our group enjoyed many games together in the front yard and will treasure the memories. It was a weekend we will always cherish and hope to return to again and again. During our visit, we celebrated two birthdays and we couldn’t have imagined a better place to pass the good times. You will love this cozy and warm “Cabin in the Woods.” I know this Bear had a wonderful time!

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jun 10 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
Low Season
Oct 18 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$350
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
Low Season
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$350
Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Jan/Feb
Jan 2 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning/laundry $165
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted

Cancellations up to 60 days before arrival have a $100 cancellation fee. After 60 days you are responsible for entire reservation amount unless we are able to re-rent the same dates at the same rate, then just the $100 fee.

We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 25 unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. You may be asked to provide proof of age.

$300 refundable damage deposit


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport -1 1/2 hours

Car: Recommended

Skiing an hour away at Eldora west of Boulder

Snowshoes, coasters, child booster seat, Pack-N-Play available. Winter sleigh rides at Aspen Lodge, horse-drawn carriage & wagon rides, Aerial tramway, bumper boats, go carts, Big slide

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
We love Estes Park and have been coming here for decades to relax, hike, snowshoe, shop and take in the mountain air. This cabin fit our ideal perfectly, and we feel so fortunate to have found it. It's great not only for a quiet , peaceful retreat and family gatherings. . We have kept the character and charm of the home, while updating to make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • 1928 home set on 1 1/2 wooded acres with rock outcroppings

    1928 home set on 1 1/2 wooded acres with rock outcroppings

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining room seats 8

    Dining room seats 8

  • Bedroom with full bed

    Bedroom with full bed

  • Living room with large wood-burning fireplace

    Living room with large wood-burning fireplace

  • 2nd bathroom with claw foot tub

    2nd bathroom with claw foot tub

  • Horse barn/ corral in the side yard

    Horse barn/ corral in the side yard

  • Serviced during your dstay (tested & balanced)  for your safety/comfort

    Serviced during your dstay (tested & balanced) for your safety/comfort

  • July, 7:30 pm, under the clothesline

    July, 7:30 pm, under the clothesline

  • The Big Thompson river directly across the road

    The Big Thompson river directly across the road

  • Lake Estes , October, about 2 miles away from the property

    Lake Estes , October, about 2 miles away from the property

  • The iconic historic Stanley hotel, 2 miles away

    The iconic historic Stanley hotel, 2 miles away

  • Bedroom with windows on 3 sides and queen bed

    Bedroom with windows on 3 sides and queen bed

  • half bathroom

    half bathroom

  • View of backyard from the hot tub

    View of backyard from the hot tub

  • raised porch-like room with windows on 3 sides

    raised porch-like room with windows on 3 sides

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Part of the front yard

    Part of the front yard

  • Part of the backyard

    Part of the backyard

  • Elk in the yard

    Elk in the yard

  • View of Lumpy Ridge from the sun room

    View of Lumpy Ridge from the sun room

  • McDonalds Stationers & Coffee on the Riverwalk, about 1 mile

    McDonalds Stationers & Coffee on the Riverwalk, about 1 mile

  • One of Estes Park's many restaurants downtown, this one is a mile from the cabin

    One of Estes Park's many restaurants downtown, this one is a mile from the cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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