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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
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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Why Mitzi chose Carriage Hills

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

About to check out. Our 8 year old drew you a thank you card which I have attached. Had a great stay.

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Note: We tried to copy the picture but the system would not accept it - it only shows up as "image 1.jpg". It was a hand drawn picture of mom, dad, sister and younger brother with the caption: "We had a great stay. This is the best rental house ever."
Aug 2017
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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:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Log Home With Outstanding Snow Capped Mountain View
average rating of 4.9385967 based on 121 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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Colorado Springs
5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property that was perfect for our four generation group of seven. Very clean, the kitchen has everything cooks need, the fireplace is great and the location with its stunning views was the best. Better pillows would be my only suggestion for improvement and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathryn, Thank you for your remarks and candid recommendation. Ironically, we already had high grade pillows and replacement sheets (1200 thread count) on order to be replaced when we come out next week. You will be able to enjoy them when you make your return visit. Rand7 & Mitzi
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Charlotte, NC
5

Mountain Views and Wildlife Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six loved this home. Perfect location. Close to everything, but with privacy and views that are second to none. Owners very friendly and quick to respond. Had everything we needed, even the crock pot and tea picture. It was very windy and very cold for a greater portion of our stay, but this home stayed warm and toasty. The only suggestion I could make is possibly a humidifier would be a nice addition because the air was pretty dry. Ping pong table was great feature for our children. Small herd (8-10) of mule deer in the yard every day. Huge herd (80-100) of elk roaming the neighborhood every day and we drove out to West Hwy 34 in Loveland and saw 14 big horn sheep! Also, we named the moose over your fireplace...He is now Fred;) Thank you for everything. We can tell this home is a piece of your heart and are thankful that you shared it with us. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim & Steph, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the wildlife also obliged. We also want to thank you for respecting our home during your stay. We have considered installing a humidifier several times but we decided against it given the negative experiences we have had with them in our full time home. We hope to have you back as return guests. Randy & Mitzi
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4

Beautiful house with stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

Loved loved it!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

The overall impression is wonderful! The wildlife is incredible and the views are stunning! The proximity to the town and Rocky Mountain State Park cannot be beat! It is a quiet neighborhood and great for star gazing. We enjoyed playing pingpong and the kitchen and bedrooms are well equipped. I felt the home was kept so clean which is important when traveling with children in the middle of flu season.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport (DIA)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Estes Park
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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