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Peaceful Home on River **Walk Into Rocky Mtn N.P. and YMCA**

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 Maximum)

Enjoy your vacation at our peaceful home on the Big Thompson River, just a short walk from Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll have access to 12 acres of shared wooded grounds, a playground and picnic area, plus a quarter-mile of private river frontage!

Our home is light, bright, and spacious, with vaulted ceilings and lots of windows to enjoy the views. The Wind River cabin is fifty yards from the river and offers mountain views as well.

On the main level you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and a comfortable living room where you can watch cable TV or build a fire in the moss rock fireplace. This level has BEDROOM 1, with a king bed and adjoining full bathroom.

Upstairs are Bedrooms 2 and 3, both with vaulted ceilings for a spacious feel. Both bedrooms have doors to a connecting bathroom with double sinks and an oversized walk-in shower. BEDROOM 2 has a queen bed and views of Eagle Cliff Mountain. BEDROOM 3 is quite large and decorated with a bear theme. It can sleep up to four in one queen bed, one twin bed, and a twin-size trundle that pulls out from under the twin bed. The trundle is a great option for young children who aren't quite ready for a 'big bed.' This room has its own TV with DVD player. We also have a booster high chair and pack-and-play available for your use.

What's a day like at the Wind River cabin? Start with morning coffee on the deck as you watch the hummingbirds. Then put on your hiking shoes and walk along the river and into Rocky Mountain National Park. A short walk takes you to Moraine Park, one of the prime wildlife viewing areas in the national park. In summer, you can avoid traffic altogether – walk 1 mile to the Moraine Park Museum, catch the shuttle bus, and ride to any trailhead on Bear Lake Road.

If you fish, you'll enjoy the quarter-mile of private river frontage just steps away. Cook up your trout on the grill and dine outside at the picnic table on the deck. Our kitchen has bakeware, pots and pans, and a full complement of utensils. When you don't feel like cooking, you can walk across the street to the Dunraven Inn, a family-friendly Italian restaurant. Or, downtown Estes Park is only 2.5 miles away.

Stay at least a week if you can – you'll find lots to do. Thanks for visiting us. We look forward to hearing from you!


We affectionately call our home the 'Wind River Cabin,' but it is a fully modern house built in 1998. It is one of about 25 houses in a small, covenant-protected community spread across 12 private acres. As our guest you have full access to the shared grounds, including the large picnic area and playground by the river. We do have neighboring homes on either side, about 30 feet away, but NO homes in front of or behind our house. We have incredible views! Our home sits up above the Big Thompson River, and your view down to the river is unobstructed except for a few beautiful Ponderosa pine trees. You can see and hear the river from almost every window in the house, and it is a very short walk to the water. You can fish on the property. Our community is a mix of vacation rentals, second homes, and full-time residences. The location is private and quiet yet only a 5-minute drive to town. Our deck has an outdoor grill. There is no hot tub.

**Although our minimum stay is either 3 or 4 nights, you can book a shorter opening if available between other reservations,, even if the VRBO calendar does not show an available check-in date. Contact us directly to book or with any questions you may have at 303-596-6362.**

Keywords: House, Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About The Owner

This is not just a rental property, it's our second home, and because we live nearby we can ensure that our home is always in top condition for our guests. After a long search we found the perfect blend of wilderness and convenience, adventure and amenities. We enjoy sharing with our guests what we love about this special place.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Estes Park

We can walk out our front door and sit by the water, or stroll up the river to watch elk and other wildlife - no car needed! Nearby trails take us to some of the wildest and most scenic areas in the country, yet we can walk to a restaurant or drive to town in less than 5 minutes.

What makes this house unique

We love sitting on the deck and looking down to the river and up to great views of Colorado's snow-capped peaks!


Aspen Brook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 twin bed and 1 twin-size trundle bed - perfect for little ones!, 1 Pack and play provided. *Please note our 8 person maximum.*
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Home on River **Walk Into Rocky Mtn N.P. and YMCA**
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had more than everything we needed including being wonderfully comfortable. The view and the stream are added bonuses. Listening to the stream in the morning was peaceful. We also were visited by 3 elk no more han 20 ft from the front door. Amazing

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall good stay

  • 4 of 5

Pros: This cabin is off the beaten path and away from town. You can see the river/creek from the front window and are with walking distance to the playground which is best for younger kids. Close proximity to YMCA of Rockies. We were able to see a bull elk, deer and turkeys out the front windows. Trundle bed was great for our toddler. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and equipment.

Cons: Discomfort of the beds (master bed on main floor & queen in room with twin bed), no dish cloths.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very sorry that some things that didn't work for you during your stay. Our cleaners leave a clean sponge and dishcloths under the sink; if additional supplies are needed we encourage guests to contact us right away. We have never before had a complaint about any of our beds being uncomfortable. Both mattresses in question are new in the past few years. Based on this review we followed up with several previous guests to find out if they had the same experience and did not receive a single additional comment that the beds were less than satisfactory. It can be difficult to satisfy every personal preference of every guest, and we do regret that our beds were not to your liking.
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Great location. Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice. Peaceful. Good location

  • 5 of 5

4 adults and 1 toddler had plenty of room. House was what we needed although we didn't spend much time there. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

It was such a great experience. Great location, great view, all necessities were available. Would love to go back one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carefully taken care of, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs. Five women meeting together to celebrate our sister's/daughter's 40th birthday. Close to Estes Park and RMNP, we were able to utilize the closeness to these areas each day we were there. The bonus for us was the fact that we made the reservation not knowing that it was elk rutting/aspen changing time! The Park was gorgeous!

Back to the house... Being able to wake up each morning to see the sun on the mountains and hear the water was wonderful. The flat/dinner/cookware was perfect for our needs and there were clear and specific instructions left by Meredith. Additionally, Meredith was careful to communicate thoroughly and clearly prior to our visit. My sister so loved the house that she wants to bring her family back with her the next time she visits!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
RMNP car entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
RMNP entrance by foot
Nearest Point of Interest
YMCA of the Rockies

Walk directly into Rocky Mountain National Park through the original entrance along the Big Thompson River. Access the shuttle bus on foot and avoid traffic!


Rates & Availability

Aspen Brook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 5.55%

*Please note minimum stay requirements and our STRICTLY ENFORCED 8-PERSON MAXIMUM, including ALL CHILDREN OF ALL AGES and AT ALL TIMES day and night. Exceeding occupancy limits jeopardizes our rental license. Please do not ask to have more than 8 persons total.

Never a cleaning fee. Our only fees are what you see above - a nightly rate plus tax plus refundable $100 deposit. VRBO does charge a service fee if you use online booking, which is set by and payable to VRBO.

Check-in 4 pm & check-out 10 am.

If guest cancels … / Guest is refunded …
More than 8 weeks before arrival / Deposit less $250
Between 8 and 4 weeks before arrival / Deposit less $500
Between 4 and 2 weeks before arrival / 50% of total is refunded. 50% of total is forfeited.
Less than 2 weeks before arrival / Full rental amount forfeited. Security deposit refunded.

We will refund rent for any cancelled nights that we are able to rent at the same rate, up to the full rental amount less a $250 cancellation fee. Up to 4 weeks before arrival, you may ask to move the reservation one time to any other open dates at the same or lesser rate at no charge. Any refund of the VRBO online booking service fee is per the policies of VRBO and not the Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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