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Peaceful Home on River **Walk Into Rocky Mtn NP and YMCA**

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

-Town of Estes Park registration number 6082.-

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 can sleep an adult, or it's a great option for young children not 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. (We don't provide equipment, but we can point you to the right place in town.) 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 (state fishing license required for ages 16+). 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 7 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. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions you may have at 303-596-6362.**

Keywords: House, Cabin

More Details

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:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Aspen Brook

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
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Community quiet hours are 9:30 pm to 8 am. Please be mindful of outdoor conversations and activities during this time.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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


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Peaceful Home on River **Walk Into Rocky Mtn NP and YMCA**
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful cabin with all the amenities and conveniently located close to downtown Estes Park.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Wind River Cabin. The cabin was very clean and had such beautiful views. Close to downtown Estes Park but yet with a secluded feel to it at the same time. The cabin itself has all the amenities and Meredith was very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend to others and will plan on returning next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Wind River Cabin. It was perfect accomodations for my husband and I, our son, his wife and 3 children. It was equipped with everything you would need and had room for the 2yr old to run around. We enjoyed our meals while looking out onto the beautiful mountain top. While sitting on the deck you can hear the running stream. The cabin is clean and well maintained. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Totally awesome

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the cabin, and the location was awesome. We saw the neighborhood which was so cool.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and. nicely equipped! Location is awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Metairie, LA

Great condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will book again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Yorktown Virginia


  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark, so it wasn't until the next morning when we opened up the blinds that we were able to appreciate the full beauty of the home, the neighborhood, the location and the views! The home was immaculate and homey. The kitchen contained everything we would need for the week's stay- and everyone had a great time.

We walked across the street and within a few minutes were on the Rocky Mountain National Park property, hiking and seeing wildlife. The property is close to stores and attractions but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet-enjoying nature and the mountains.

We would highly recommend this property and if we get the opportunity to come back- we will definitely book this house again. The owner was super helpful with suggestions and recommendations and assisting with the booking dates.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Please note our 8-PERSON MAXIMUM, including children of all ages and at all times. Exceeding occupancy limits jeopardizes our rental license. Please do not plan to have more than 8 persons total at any time day or night.

We never charge a cleaning fee. We do charge a $55 administrative fee per stay to cover extra costs for online booking. Use the Ask Owner A Question link to the right if you would like to pay without using a credit card.

Check-in 3 pm & check-out 10 am.

If guest cancels … / Guest is refunded …
More than 8 weeks before arrival / 100% less $55 admin fee
Between 8 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. Damage 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 $55 admin 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 Service Fee is per the policies of VRBO and not the Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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