Park Entrance Lodge - Stunning Mtn Views, Firepit, Game Room Basketball Cour(55 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
8 BR/4 BA home, Amazing RMNP peake views, 1.5 miles from main entrance to RMNP
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
-women reunions getaways
-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
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Member since: 2008
- 6600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 18
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
Top level of home is ground level. There is one step up to the front door, or wheelchair access ramp from garage. Master bath is wheelchair accessible. Main floor has dining room, kitchen and main room as well as two bedrooms. Main deck, grill deck, master deck and pool table accessible from top level/main floor of home....moreless
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
- crib and pac-n-play available
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court next to the game room
- Air Hockey
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer May 2017
May 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 20 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Winter I 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas 2017/New Years 2018
Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $425
- Tax Rate 10.55%
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.
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Owner's cancellation policy:
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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)
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!
- Primary: 757-879-5439
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Main deck with view of Long's Peak, Twin Sisters and the Continental Divide
Main living area with view of the RMNP peaks
Kitchen view can also see pool table and living area
Hot tub with view of RMNP peaks from lower deck
3 deer in back yard
Downstairs den with cable tv and vcr
Master Bath including double walking shower/garden tub
King - Bear Suite
Queen - Trout Room
View of Long's Peak and mountain range from main deck
Main living area with HD TV cable and DVD player
Dining area with view of RMNP peaks
Kitchen commercial refrigerator and freezer, microwave, double oven, & stovetop
Large stainless steel gas grill on deck off of kitchen
Game room with arcade size air hockey table and foosball table
Master Suite 1
Queen - Moose Room
Queen - Cougar
Bear Suite - 2 Twins
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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