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Park Entrance Lodge - Stunning Mtn Views, Firepit, Basketball Court, Game Rm

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Space 6,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 BR/4 BA home, Amazing RMNP peake views, 1.5 miles from main entrance to RMNP

If you want an extraordinary mountain home in Estes Park that is perfect for families and has tons of room (not to mention absolutely stunning views)... look no further. We are completely booked for summer 2018 June through August. We do have some dates in September and October. Contact owner directly with any questions. 757-879-5439.

OVERALL HOME: With over 6600sqft in living space, this log style two story home is one of the largest and nicest rental homes in all of Colorado. It is situated on over one acre natural lot with trees, rock outcroppings, and abundant wildlife. It is on a paved street and has a large paved circular driveway. Including the master suite, it features 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 living/sitting areas, 2 fireplaces, outdoor fire pit, a game room, over 2400 sqft in decks, and yes… even a one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court!!!

THE VIEWS: The house is situated right at the base of the continental divide and is surrounded by panoramic views of Twin Sister's (13,000'+), Long's Peak (14'000'+), and the continental divide itself. Most of the view is of Rocky Mountain National Park peaks.

THE BEDDING SET-UP: Yes... eight bedrooms! Enough for everyone to have their own. And they are all very nice size...all larger than the average bedroom and all with larger than average closets. The bedrooms feature the following bedding set-ups all with themed décor that match native animals in the park including master(king), elk(king), bear(king), bear cub(2 twins and crib), mountain lion(queen), trout(queen), moose(queen) and bunk room with two sets of bunk beds for a total of 18 beds.

THE MAIN LIVING AREA: The huge professional kitchen features granite counters, maple wood cabinets, double oven, professional series separate refrigerator and freezer, desk area with wireless internet, and a unique outdoor kitchen (10’ by 10’ upper deck with built-in 8ft stainless steel grill – just outside the main kitchen through glass French doors). The main living room features lots of open space with comfortable furniture, a billiards area, a nostalgic winter sports décor, and a large screen HDTV, 2 gas fireplaces/200+ DVD library all built into a dramatic slate wall.

SPECIAL FEATURES: The over 2400 sqft+ in decks (three upper and two lower connected with a wood bridge) feature an outdoor ping pong table, a large hot tub, wood/log furniture including gliders and swings, and 2 picnic tables. Also outside is a very nice horseshoe court, and a 1800's rustic trail wagon. Other features include a 2.5 story atrium with bear water fountain, a 2nd living room with fireplace, 4 bathrooms, and a two car garage.

INCREDIBLE MASTER SUITE: 1000sqft master suite is It features the master bedroom (with king bed, built in TV, desk, sitting area, and 2.5 story ceiling), a deluxe wet bar (with granite counter, double sink, small fridge, and maple cabinets), an amazing master bathroom (with huge garden tub and large extended tiled area with 4 shower heads), and a private deck.

THE WILDLIFE: And despite the excellent all around qualities of the home, the best feature may just be the wildlife. Sited on the property have been coyotes, foxes, marmots, badgers, ground squirrels, black bears, and literally hundreds of birds and mule deer. And of course too numerous to mention... the herds of elk. As a matter of fact, over 50 elk were counted on the property at one time (actually multiple times!).

Events: Please be aware that we have lots of 50th wedding anniversaries, retirement and other celebrations. We also have many families celebrating weddings stay at our home. Please be aware that we are not allowed to have weddings or other events where others are invited to the home. We will allow a family to have relatives come for dinner but that must be requested when booking. The Town of Estes Park currently regulates parking so we are only allowed to have 4 cars in the driveway and 2 in the garage for a total of 6 cars. There is no parking allowed on the street or in landscaped areas.

We love, need and respect our guests, and we want you to be happy and comfortable that you have chosen the right rental for your stay.

WHO WILL LOVE IT HERE:

This terrific house is great for

-tourists

-women reunions getaways

-family vacations

-mature adults or multi generations attending weddings, local events or celebrating significant life moments.

WHO IS NOT SUITED FOR THIS PROPERTY

Please NO EVENTS at this property! This house is for your group only.

-No party groups

-NO bachelor or bro party groups

-NO student chaperoned school groups

-No rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts or wedding breakfasts where people are invited that are not registered to stay in the home. Please support our local businesses, venues and restaurants for your event needs.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Family reunion, Wildlife, Private Mountain Estate, Spacious, Wildlife retreat, Entertainers dream. Rocky Mountain National Park location, hot tub, Basketball court, pool table, game room, Handicap accessible, , Internet/cable. 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18+ in beds, Thanksgiving 2017 Open, Christmas 2017 Open, Spectacular views. park entrance home

More Details

Owner
Julie Reichle
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Julie Reichle

We are a family of 5 and we love to be active and surrounded by nature. Wether it be the mountains, ocean or the desert, we enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.

Julie Reichle purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie Reichle chose Front Range

We visited Estes Park in 2011 and decided we eventually wanted to live here. An opportunity arose for us to purchase a home. We decided we had to have a piece of paradise for ourselves.

What makes this house unique

Simply one of the best locations in one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the country. The home is located between the downtown of Estes Park and the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The setting is natural and park-like itself with abundant wildlife passing through year round. Even with limitless outdoor activities in the area, there are also extensive activities in the house including: ping-pong, billiards, basket ball court, air hockey, hot tub, and over 2000 sqft in decks with views that are just plain stunning!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to the Reichle's mountaing cabin to celebrate life and our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. We appreciated the fire pit, the hot tub, all the games/activities and the Awesome views! Thank you so much you were so kind and cooperative.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bear - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Moose - toilet , shower
    Elk - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub,double shower w/multiple shower heads,heatd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bear Suite King - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Mountain Lion Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Moose Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Elk Room - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Master - 1 king , Complete with wet bar and deck, sleeps 2
    Trout Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bear Suite twin - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2
    Deer room - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4
  • crib and pac-n-play available
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court next to the game room

Reviews

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average rating of 4.968254 based on 79 reviews
5

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolutely perfect home for our family reunion. Plenty of room for everyone to be together or have a quiet space. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Julie was awesome at answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Views, views, & views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable home for families with three and more generations. It is within easy distance of even more spectacular views. The quantity of wildlife passing by is amazing. The owner is very responsive and provides great instructions on how to deal with the amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 17 plus a baby and the property was perfect in terms of size for the group allowing for plenty of privacy and 4 bathrooms. The house is beautiful with amazing view of the rockies. House is right by entrance to the national park so very convenient. We loved the deck, fireplaces, grill and hot tub. Large table to seat the whole group was awesome and large kitchen open to living room (and pool table in between) so we could all hang out during meal prep. Game room was fun too! We would return again!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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This was a great house with everything we could want. Can't wait to stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 18 and the accommodations were perfect. With plenty of room for sleeping, eating, and playing, we never felt like we were falling over each other. Even though the weather was perfect we would have had just as much fun on the trip if we were snowed in. The kids had a blast playing basketball inside. The hot tub was perfect for the adults at night. And you couldn't take your eyes of the view. All I could think of while we were there was when we could come back. Estes Park has so much to do near by that we never had to travel far for outdoor entertainment. The icing on the cake was how attentive the owners were. They were available for any questions or concerns of which we had none. If you have a large group, stop looking and book this place. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with views to match it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for three nights to celebrate our wedding. We had a total of 18 people and the place was definitely big enough for everyone! We got married at Lily Lake, which was only about 15 minutes away. The location of the house was perfect! We were all mostly from FL and got some snow when we stayed in Estes Park, so we didn't want to drive very far. The views surrounding the house was phenomenal, specially when it snowed! We also got to see some elk hanging out both in the back of the house and also in the front yard! Julie was very helpful and accommodating with everything we needed. She also had some great suggestions on what restaurants to try in the area. Her property also has all the household supplies you'll need. We bought groceries for the weekend and all the kitchen gadgets and appliances you'll need is in the house. They even have two coffee makers, which came in very handy for a party of 18!

Absolutely had an amazing time here! Would definitely be coming back when we visit for our anniversary :)

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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So much to do!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in an amazing location with incredible views and a 5 min drive to the park entrance means you can pop in whenever you want. But with all the activities (basketball, air hockey, pool, foosball, hirseshoes, hottub) you can stay home and have a great time too. The house has everything you need and the owners are lovely and attentive. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver Internatioinal Airport (DIA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rock Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Estes Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Sundeck
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

rocky mountain national park (3rd most popular national park in the country) featuring wildlife (including coyotes, mountain lions, mule deer, moose, and thousands of elk) and trail ridge road (the highest continuous paved road in north america)

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Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,900
 
 
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$925
$5,250
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$795
From
$875
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,250
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,050
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,200
 
 
Winter I 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$900
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,950
 
 
Christmas 2017/New Years 2018
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$925
$5,900
 
 
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$925
From
$1,000
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,095
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,250
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$925
$6,250
 
 
Fall 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$950
$5,495
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas/NewYears' 2018/19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,475
 
 
Summer 2019
May 18 2019 - Sep 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
$6,475
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$900
$6,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Damage Deposit $500

Damage Deposit:
We require a separate refundable damage deposit which is due 2 weeks prior to rental and returned after rental. We do not include this in the damage protection section because the website payment section is set up to collect it much
earlier than the rental.

Payments:
Required payments may differ than those listed on the VRBO quote. We often book up to 2 years in advance and we like to be able to change payment terms for these rentals because they are so far in advance. Please send an inquiry instead of a Request to book so that we may make these adjustments. If you use Request to Book or Book it Now we are unable to make some of those changes.

We prefer payment via echeck through VRBO or paper check. If you would like to use credit card we charge a 3% fee which is what we are charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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