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Park Entrance Lodge - Stunning Mtn Views, Firepit, Game Room Basketball Cour

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Main deck with view of Long's Peak, Twin Sisters and the Continental Divide


Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

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 2017 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.

This terrific house is great for
-women reunions getaways
-family vacations
-mature adults or multi generations attending weddings, local events or celebrating significant life moments.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 35 years of age and provide copies of valid drivers license ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bear: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Moose: toilet, shower


  • Elk: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Garden tub,double shower w/multiple shower heads,heatd floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court next to the game room


  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Separate game room with foosball, air hockey and basketball court. Pool table is upstairs in the main room....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Upstairs between living room and kitchen...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Cable: large tv / dvd in main living room , 1 tv in master suite...moreless

  • Television:

    tv and dvd player in extra living room area - for dvd's only...moreless

  • Video Library:

    a collection of over 200 dvd's including some movies/shows featuring estes park and the surrounding area....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are within the City limits of Estes park and 1.5 miles from downtown shopping and restaurant area of Estes Park...moreless

  • Mountain:

    1.6 miles from the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    panaramic view of 13,000' and 14000' peaks including Long's Peak and the continental divide...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Eldora is the closest ski resort....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table sits 14 people, kitchen island seats 4 and additional table sits 2...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    top floor evaporative cooler for summer months...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    front loading high efficiency dryer (drying supplies included: dryer sheets)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces Gas firepit on upper deck...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 garage door openers provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    HD TV, pool table and magnificent view of Long's Peake and the surrounding mountains including RMNP peaks...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 garage spaces and 4 spaces in the driveway ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have a landline phone located on main floor....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    front loading high efficency washer (detergent provided)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi through Bajabroadband...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    several places located in town...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 Cuisinart coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    granite countertop, professional appliances, maple cabinets...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    separate professional series refrigerator and freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (3) 3 upper decks...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rent bicycles at Lake Estes Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (5) 5 decks with over 2400sqft and gas fire pit and hot tub...moreless

  • Golf:

    Local golf course in Estes...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outside area is rocked around decks and has horseshoe pit. The rest of the yard is left natural for the elk and other animals....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    8ft stainless.grill located in deck just off of kitchen...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Eldora resort is about 1 hour away...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Located on bottom level of deck with panoramic view of mountains....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer May 2017
May 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$800 $850
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2017
May 20 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

September 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $875
Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Winter I 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $825
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%


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.


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver Internatioinal Airport (DIA)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park Golf Course
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
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)


Owner info

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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Main deck with view of Long's Peak, Twin Sisters and the Continental Divide

    Main deck with view of Long's Peak, Twin Sisters and the Continental Divide

  • Main living area with view of the RMNP peaks

    Main living area with view of the RMNP peaks

  • Kitchen view can also see pool table and living area

    Kitchen view can also see pool table and living area

  • Hot tub with view of RMNP peaks from lower deck

    Hot tub with view of RMNP peaks from lower deck

  • 3 deer in back yard

    3 deer in back yard

  • Downstairs den with cable tv and vcr

    Downstairs den with cable tv and vcr

  • Master Bath including double walking shower/garden tub

    Master Bath including double walking shower/garden tub

  • King - Bear Suite

    King - Bear Suite

  • Queen - Trout Room

    Queen - Trout Room

  • View of Long's Peak and mountain range from 
main deck

    View of Long's Peak and mountain range from main deck

  • Main living area with HD TV cable and DVD player

    Main living area with HD TV cable and DVD player

  • Dining area with view of RMNP peaks

    Dining area with view of RMNP peaks

  • Kitchen commercial refrigerator and freezer, microwave, double oven,  & stovetop

    Kitchen commercial refrigerator and freezer, microwave, double oven, & stovetop

  • Large stainless steel gas grill on deck off of kitchen

    Large stainless steel gas grill on deck off of kitchen

  • Game room with arcade size air hockey table and foosball table

    Game room with arcade size air hockey table and foosball table

  • Master Suite 1

    Master Suite 1

  • Master Elk

    Master Elk

  • Queen - Moose Room

    Queen - Moose Room

  • Queen - Cougar

    Queen - Cougar

  • Bear Suite - 2 Twins

    Bear Suite - 2 Twins

VRBO #200074

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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