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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

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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:
August 17, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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

Just rockin’ in the Rockies!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Mar 3, 2009

Upon my arrival to this gorgeous Estes mountain log home, I was stunned by its beauty. There were many trees surrounding the home and a handy stone walkway to the stairs which led to the front door. I made my way inside to find that the interior was just as wonderful as the exterior! I was greeted by a hanging antler chandelier in the dining room and an enormous moose head looking right at me from above the fireplace in the living room. The hardwood floors and vaulted wood ceilings were simply spectacular. Everything I needed was conveniently on the main floor: the spacious kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace and TV (complete with cable and a surround sound system), bedrooms, bathroom and even a hot tub! The loft on the upper level had a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains and I enjoyed waking up to the scenic views each and every morning. Of course, you can’t go to Estes Park without doing a little souvenir shopping. This home was perfectly situated 5-10 minutes from the excitement of downtown. Being the busy bear that I am, I needed to work while on vacation but it was no problem at all since the home had free wireless high speed Internet. After I got my work done, I relaxed by dipping my furry feet into the hot tub. This was one weekend away I’ll never forget and I hope to make it back up the mountain again soon! The VRBO Bear

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Log Home With Outstanding Snow Capped Mountain View
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 108 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

Moose Mountain Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip staying at Moose Mountain Lodge. The cabin was perfect for our family of 5, which includes three children ages 6, 9, and 12. We loved being able to sit on the porch in the mornings and evenings and watch wildlife, which included deer, rabbits, and chipmunks. We did some elk in the neighborhood a few of the evenings. The views from the cabin are amazing. You can't beat a sunrise or sunset over the mountains while enjoying the cool mountain air. The cabin was well equipped with everything we could possibly need for cooking and grilling. The cabin is nicely located in a quiet neighborhood while at the same time only being about 10 minutes from town and Rocky Mountain National Park. We were able to get to the trail head early every morning for excellent hiking. We enjoyed getting donuts and cinnamon rolls several mornings from Donut Haus and had take out from Smokin' Daves, which was delicious. The owners were quick to respond to anything we could possibly need. We have already booked our stay for next summer. Perfect family vacation full of adventure and the great outdoors!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO
5

The cabin was beautiful and the owners have really went out of their way to make your stay great.

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation and the cabin was plenty big enough to accommodate us all. With a bathroom on all 3 floors there was never a problem with showering to go out for the day. The kitchen was very well equipped .Upon our arrival it was clean and ready to be enjoyed, we all loved the decorations. We had a little trouble with the hot tub jets but we enjoyed it anyway. Would love to be able to come back for a stay someday. I miss waking up and sitting on the porch and enjoying the mountains and the wildlife.i would recommend this cabin 100%.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. Wish we had known about the hot tub jets during your stay. Our current guests sent an email today about the same issue. We have contacted a repair technician this afternoon (7/20/17) to address the problem. Thank you, again. Update, 8/6/17: The hot tub is finally repaired after 6 service calls and replacing every major part on it. This was a very frustrating process. And the hot tub is only 4 years old. Lightning must have been a culprit.
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5

Wonderful log home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week sharing a rocky mtn experience in scenic Estes Pk

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Log Home with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Moose Mountain Lodge is a fantastic location for both day hikes in RMNP and evenings downtown. It is even closer to local hiking spots including Lily Mountain and Kruger Rock. The lodge has all necessary vacation amenities including hot tub, grill, and 2 decks! My favorite part about the lodge are the views, which can be enjoyed from the inside, with an entire wall of windows, or from either deck. The neighborhood is quiet and we spotted more wildlife here than in the national park! Definitely had a comfortable and enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 took our first trip to Colorado for vacation & this home was perfect! We did a lot of hiking & it was so nice to come back & cook dinner & enjoy family time. We enjoyed putting a puzzle together along with the fireplace & the amazing views. The owners left us a bottle of wine & it was greatly appreciated. We also had a friendly competition at Ping-Pong! The home is nice, very clean & spacious & the views cannot be beat. It has everything you need! We loved seeing the mule deer feeding & bedding down in the yard along with a few chipmunks. There are a few homes around but the way it is situated gives you a lot of privacy. The weather in May was perfect & the day before we left it started to snow & was such a beautiful sight that we did not want to leave! The owners are so nice & easy to reach in case of any questions. Loved our stay & will not hesitate to come back!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,835
 
 
Late Summer Special
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Midweek Summer Special Special
Aug 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
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
Damage Deposit $500

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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