About the property
- House6625 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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. For Summer of 2018 we booked June, July and August. We have May 30 to June 2nd available and Sept 1 through September 9. Contact owner directly with any questions. 757-879-5439. See our video at photo 49.
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 1 (1 king), 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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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
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 Estes Park
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wow! Our time at Park Entrance Lodge was fantastic! The house exceeded our expectations! The view was phenomenal! God's handiwork was right in our backyard, and we were blessed by our Creator with a safe and fun much anticipated trip! We had 18 people, 4 generations, ranging from 1 year to 83 years. The house allowed us to all stay together but yet have some space if we needed it. We prepared all of our meals but one in the well stocked, spacious kitchen. We dined outside with the views or all sat around the big dining room table inside. The guys played several games of pool, and we girls loved listening to them laugh. The gym was great! There were several games of H-O-R-S-E by the adults and the kids loved playing ball in the gym and lots of air hockey. Sitting around the fire pit talking while enjoying the view was so enjoyable. The hot tub was a favorite place to be on the cool evenings. The house was so close to Rocky Mountain National Park that we were able to go for early morning and late evening wildlife drives in which we spotted deer, elk, moose and big horn sheep. The beds were comfy, and we all slept well after busy days of hiking and outdoor activities. The owner was easily accessible for communication throughout the process and gave us tips on hiking and activities to enjoy in the area. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay!
Something for everyone
The lodge was awesome! Had excellent views into the park and between the pool table, basketball court, horseshoes, fire pit and hot tub there was something for everyone in a large group to enjoy after days spent hiking. Each couple in our group had either a king or queen sized bed with a mountain view. Having used VRBO in many places across the country, I can say this place is a unique find.
Amazing cabin and enough room for a big group
We primarily travelled to Estes park for hiking but after the group arrived at the cabin no one wanted to leave. We had foosball, basketball, pool, cards, etc.. The balcony has an amazing view of the mountains.
The owner, Julie, was great! She checked in to make sure we made it okay. All the directions for clean up were clear and easy to follow.
Truly an amazing experience.
It was an amazing place and wonderful owners to work with
We really enjoyed our stay the house was beautiful. The only thing the neighbors we closer than anticipated although it was not a problem. Quite hours seemed a little early. But those are two very small issues . I would recommend the house for anyone
Magical Getaway in a Beautiful Town
Our family had a wonderful stay here. There was so much space to lay out and relax. And the property has a million dollar view of the mountains.
The place is amazing! the views are espectacular, very close to the park's entrance, as well as the town, and the house was very cozy and accommodating. The owners were also very nice and looking out to make sure we had a great stay!
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)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.