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Log Home With Outstanding Snow Capped Mountain View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy breathtaking snow capped mountain views of the Mummy Range, Mount Meeker, and Twin Sisters from this beautifully decorated log home known as 'Moose Mountain Lodge' (license # 3069). This near new home is located on a 'very peaceful' 1.5 acre property with numerous ponderosa pines and rock outcroppings. Wildlife abounds, including elk, deer, coyotes, bobcats, and the occasional bear. The lodge boasts a floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace, log beams, vaulted wood ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy panoramic views of the snow capped Mummy Range from the kitchen and dining area; leather sofas in the great room; the spa; the log swing on the covered porch; and the log rockers, sofa, or log bed in the loft.

Moose Mountain is a wonderful 3 bedroom(2-queen, 1-double + sofa sleeper) 3 bath home, that offers great extras: a gas grill, wireless high speed internet, 46' HDTV, Dolby surround sound system, cable with HBO, DVD, CD, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher. electric range/oven and microwave oven, and a washer and dryer. A ping pong table on the lower level provides some friendly competitive action for guests. After hiking or snowshoeing adventures in Rocky Mountain, you'll really enjoy soaking in the hot tub and then curling up in front of the fire on the reclining sofas for a movie in surround sound.

Moose Mountain Lodge is furnished with antiques, log beds, quilts, books and board games, and original wildlife paintings for a true mountain lodge experience. A 400 sq. ft. covered porch, complete with log rockers and a log swing, as well as a separate deck with a 6 person hot tub provide incredible outdoor living areas. This very secluded property located in Estes Park is only minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Estes Park. Moose Mountain offers so much, but it is truly the tranquility of the property that provides your perfect mountain get away.

We are insured and licensed as a legal vacation rental home in Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, #27520352-0000. We comply with the vacation rental regulations and codes of Estes Park which includes a maximum of 8 guests.

Moose Mountain will steal your heart and leave you yearning for a return visit.

Keywords: Log home with extraodinary mountain views

More Details

Owner
Mitzi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why Mitzi chose Estes Park

Scenery and Serenity! Wildlife and wild flowers abound. If you want a get-a-way from the rat race and the noise of the city you have just found the perfect place - it doesn't get better than this! We are only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, yet only minutes from downtown Estes and all the shops and restaurants.

What makes this cabin unique

We are a legally licensed vacation rental home in Estes Park. We are legally required to collect and pay sales tax to the state of Colorado. However, since our property is located just outside the city limits of Estes Park, we are not required to collect and pay the Estes Park city sales tax, only the state of Colorado sales tax. This will save you money for a meal at one of many restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received this email on 9/9/15 from our guests who had just completed their stay with us at Moose Mountain Lodge:



Just wanted to say THANK YOU for an amazing place to stay for our family vacation in the Rocky Mountains. Everything was perfect! well except for the Aerial Tram ride during rain, wind and clouds....but it was still quite a view :) The sky opened up with sunshine for the rest of that day so we enjoyed another hike and drive thru the mountains. thank you for the hiking recommendations Mitzi ...bear lake was fun for all of us, I think it took 3 hours to get to Emerald Lake because we kept stopping to enjoy the sights and take pictures.

We all want to go back, so don't be surprised if you hear from us again about wanting to rent your beautiful, cozy, heavenly mountain home!

Kristi, Jim, Jake and Kasey



Sent from my iPad
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Carriage Hills Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is located on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is located in the loft suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the basement
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a double sleep sofa, located in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main floor bedroom referred to as 'Native American Room'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom referred to as 'American Room'
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is a loft suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , A bonus lower level room - not part of listed bedroom count
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) and an additional queen bed in the unfinished basement bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Cozy & warm log home on 'very quiet' 1.5 acre lot, Spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, Many Ponderosa pine trees, Rock outcroppings, Large covered porch, Elk, Deer, & Coyotes seen daily from inside cabin; Furnished with log beds and antique furniture, Wood & ceramic tiled floors, Wildflowers abound

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

Log Home With Outstanding Snow Capped Mountain View
average rating of 4.9569893 based on 99 reviews
Willard, Oh
5

A Sweet Blessing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 14 year old neice, and I enjoyed a beautiful week at Moose Mountain Lodge, May 31st - June 5, 2011. We have booked vacation homes through VRBO several times and have always been pleased, but Moose Mountain was among the BEST we've rented!

Our top priority when booking was "the view", and we were not disappointed - it was spectacular! The first evening we sat in the hot-tub on the back deck and watched a glorious sunset over the snow-capped mountain range. As we were getting out of the hottub just after dark, my neice spotted an owl in the top of a pine tree, "welcoming" us to Moose Mountain. That was the first of our wildlife viewing for the week. The next morning, we were thrilled to wake up and look out the wall of windows to see the mountains and watch deer grazing in the yard.

This home was immaculately clean when we arrived and obviously very well maintained. It is very well appointed with everything we needed for cooking some meals, doing laundry, watching movies, playing games, and of course, the hottub, as I mentioned! The location was ideal for our needs. We loved being "out" enough to have a view, but also the convenience of being able to run into town within a matter of minutes for restaurants and shopping. Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short drive (maybe 20 minutes?) away.

Just the three of us had way more than enough room in this house! We could have chosen a smaller home, but the ammenities at Moose Mountain were just what we were looking for and we're so glad we chose it.

We checked out on Sunday morning and had a two and 1/2 day drive back to Ohio. The day after we got home, we had our security deposit back in the mail! That impressed us!

Thanks, Randy and Mitzi, for sharing your beautiful mountain retreat with us - it's surely a blessing too sweet to keep to yourselves!

Tim and Tami Ledford, Willard, OH

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location with wonderful Moose Character!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed our wonderful weekend at Moose Mountain Lodge! The accommodations met all of our needs to relax, play games, watch TV and enjoy the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park area!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!

The Ahlquists and Jacksons

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with breathtaking views!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our visit with our family. Hiking in the Rocky Mountains then coming home to rest in the hot tub gazing at the stars. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, convenient, roomy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great stay at Moose Mountain Lodge. The home is very convenient to all parts of downtown as well as the national park. The home was also very clean and stocked with what we needed for our 3-night stay. There is plenty of room for families to gather in the comfortable living room or at the large dining table. We also enjoyed the ability to spread out, with the loft bedroom being a great place to read or relax. And our whole family enjoyed the ping pong table in the lower level. Everything in the home was comfortable, clean, and in good condition. We recommend Moose Mountain Lodge and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 4 night stay. Beautiful views. Owners were very flexible in extending check-in and check-out times to help fit our flight schedules.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. For future guests - we work very hard to accommodate your requests. This includes early check ins and late check outs. However, please understand that this can only happen if there are no guests checking out the day that you check in and that there are no guests checking in the same day that you are checking out. And, most of all, that our housekeeper can arrange her schedule to meet this request. So, please check with us first to obtain permission for any changes to our regularly scheduled check in and check out times. We certainly want to work with you and we will do so but only if it is possible.
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St. Louis, MO
5

Moose Mountain Lodge Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

After reading the reviews prior to booking we were excited and we believed we picked the right place for our vacation. MML exceeded those expectations. The mountain views are incredible and the wildlife outside our windows was amazing. The home is equipped beyond all descriptions from the cooking utensils down to the board games. The hot tub was especially relaxing and the views from there- again, incredible. The acreage is very quiet, yet close to the National Park and the downtown shops and restaurants. If you are going to Estes Park, this is the place to stay - hands down.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: F.F. - Thank you for your comments! Mitzi and I are glad you enjoyed your stay at Moose Mountain Lodge. We have an added footnote since your stay. We came to the cabin last week, February 14 though the 17th, 2017. While we were there we took some time to inspect the issues raised by an earlier guest. We found one pot that was out of level. It was severely distorted and had obviously been placed on the grill by a guest staying during the last 8 days of December. We ask our guests not to place pots and pans on the grill. The old pot has been replaced with a new one. The outside light is operated by a sensor and we found the cord from the transformer (that the sensor is plugged to) was pulled out from the outside electrical outlet. We plugged it back in and it works fine. All the steak knives are serrated and very sharp - so we cannot understand how they could be claimed as being dull.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport (DIA)
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Junction of Highways 34, 36 & 7
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Looking for recommended restaurants or guided hiking and rafting tours, horse back riding or fishing guides? Estes Park has numerous choices but Moose Mountain Lodge recommends some of our favorites:

Restaurants

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse

820 Moraine Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-577-RIBS (7427)

www.smokindavesq.com

El Mex-Kal – Authentic Mexican Food

160 1st Street

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-4377

elmex-kal.com

Sweet Basilico – Made to order Italian

430 Prospect Village Dr.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-3899

www.sweetbasilico.com

Twin Owls Steakhouse

800 MacGregor Ave

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-9344

twinowls.net

Rock Cut Brewing Company – Great locally made craft beer

390 W. Riverside Dr

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-7300

rockcutbeer.com

Hiking, Biking, & Rafting

Suggested Hikes in Rock Mountain National Park

Kirk’s Mountain Adventures – Guided Hikes & Adventures

230 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-577-0790

Colorado Bicycling Adventures

970-586-4241

Rapid Transit Rafting

161 Virginia Dr.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-577-RAFT (7238)

Mountain Whitewater Descents

888-855-8874

Horseback Riding & Fishing

Sombrero Ranches

1895 Big Thompson Ave aka Highway 34

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-4577

Estes Angler

338 W. Riverside Dr.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-586-2110

Kirk’s Fly Shop

230 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517

970-577-0790

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Rates & Availability

Carriage Hills Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,835
 
 
Fall Season 2017
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$410
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$410
 
 
Summer Season 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,870
 
 
Fall Season 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$410
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
$410
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.55%

OUR RENTAL RATE IS BASED ON PAYMENT BY CHECK.

We have a minimum three night stay with the exception of the Thanksgiving week with a four night minimum; Christmas period with a 7 night minimum and our peak summer season which has a Saturday check-in and Saturday check-out, with a 7-day minimum stay.

Check with us for rates for broken dates on the calendar.

Special rates may apply due to certain circumstances.

Rental rate is subject to change until dates are confirmed.

RENTAL AGREEMENT AND RENTAL RULES: A Rental Agreement, including our Rental Rules will be sent to our renters for a signature at the time you choose to rent our property. This signed rental agreement, which includes full legal name, complete home address, home phone number, cell phone number and alternate cell number is required to complete the rental booking process. A signature is also required on the rules page. We also require a copy of the renter's driver's license.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The reservation deposit will be returned, less a $100 booking fee for cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date and we refill the dates that were reserved. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, will result in a forfeiture of the full reservation deposit. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. If a cancellation is due to illness after the cancellation time period has expired, we would be happy to rebook to a date of your choosing in the future, for an equal time period rate. Travel insurance is available, separately through VRBO, if you are concerned about any cancellation charges. The reservation will be considered cancelled if the second payment due is not received 30 days prior to check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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