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Peaceful, Historic Cabin Built by Rocky Mountain Natl Park

(70 Reviews)

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View of Cabin from Street. The large windows allow easy wildlife viewing.


Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

large living room with futon , 2 Bedrooms qn sz bds , 2 Lg Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-5

The cabin is only a 15 minute walk to downtown Estes Park shopping and restaurants. It is 1255 square feet and is bordered on the north by a forest that was recently part of Rocky Mountain National Park, and was deeded to the Historic MacGregor Ranch conservation easement in a land exchange that enabled the Park to add hiking trails. These trails are from 1 to 3 miles north of the cabin. The MacGregor herd of elk live near the Ranch which is 1/2 mile from the cabin.

Since Rocky Mountain National Park built the cabin as a one room cabin, the cabin has quite a large living room with a fireplace. From the backyard sandstone patio, you have a magnificent view of Lumpy Ridge; Said to have the best granite rock climbing in the state (Rocky Mountain News, Jan 20, 2009). You can see elk, deer, abert squirrels, hummingbirds, wild turkey, numerous varieties of birds, chip monks, foxes, coyotes,a bobcat, and other wildlife very close by, sometimes 2 feet from the kitchen table when the lights are off in the kitchen during the day.

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on the front deck beneath the pines while looking at the views. At night sit on the front deck while looking at the stars.

Although close to downtown, the cabin is in a secluded, quiet setting at the end of a street. Since you can walk or drive less than a mile into town, you will have both easy access to Estes Park's shopping and restaurants and the enjoyment of nature's tranquility and beauty. You also have quick and easy access to Safeway, the town's large grocery store (5 minutes away).

PLEASE NO PETS OR SMOKING -- my daughter and I have severe allergies.

* If you make a reservation, please tell us a bit about you and your family. We are careful about who we rent to and like to know a bit about our guests. Thanks!

The features of the cabin:
*PRIVATE GAS Grill by sand stone patio with table and chairs for eating/wildlife watching
*South Deck has tables and chair for eating / star gazing
*New single sleeper futon
*FULL SIZE KITCHEN FULLY SUPPLIED with pans, baking pans, glasses, 2 sets of dishes
*FULL SIZE FRIG supplied with ketchup, mustard, mayo
*KITCHEN STOCKED with food storage bags, spices, plus more...
*Bathrooms with body wash, shampoo, hand lotion
*Fireplace /Wood Burning stove(wood available at Safeway and Ace Hardware)
*Pack n Play in closet (bring your own sheets)
*Washer / Dryer
*Coffee Pot with free coffee
*2 LARGE BATHROOMS - one with bathtub, one with shower

Keywords: Cabin or house or peaceful or quiet or wildlife or clean or no pets or no smoking
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1255 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon that opens up into bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is a full size bed A fan is located in each bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • It feels away from it all since cabin backs to the forest and you hear no traffic sounds but Safeway and downtown are only 5 minutes away. RMNP is only 10-15 minutes, depending on which of 3 directions you take....moreless


  • Books:

    Many and wide variety on the shelves....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Directions how to use are in my Large Information Book on the Desk....moreless

  • Games:

    Games and DVD's are under the TV. Magazines are also located under the TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Dish Network with a DVR in the family room with over 30 3 and 4 star movies already recorded on the DVR....moreless

  • Stereo:

    With CD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    We bought a PORT-A-CRIB last summer. Please bring you own crib SHEETS. It did not come with any....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD Movie Library under the TV....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Very close UNIQUE Shops! I'll tell your where to find my favorite places to shop/eat and places to find wild life....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Longs Peak, one of Colorado's 14'ers. Colorado has the most 14'ers of any state. Do not attempt to climb without professional advise. People die every year climbing 14'ers....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of Lumpy Ridge the #1 place for Rock Climbing in Colorado to the north and mountains to the south. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Estes Park Rated #1 by Smithsonian for the Best Small Town to Visit. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    4 chairs and bench - the bench gets moved around...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Don't need any as long as you close windows and west blinds during the day and open the windows at night. I have 2 small fans and a ceiling fan. The cabin stays cool during the day for me....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    furnace with forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi access...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very large, it was the original 1 room cabin....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway next to forest...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway next to forest...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washing detergent available for washing towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    with wood stove insert with the ability to watch the fire. Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is available at Safeway or Ace Hardware....moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave oven, Toaster, Coffee pot with coffee, mixer, blender and a crock pot. I try to keep sandwich, quart, and gallon size bags on hand along with hand lotion, napkins and Kleenex....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, creamer, sugar, sweetner...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator - I try to keep ketchup, margarine, mayonnaise, and mustard in it....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    The south deck is a wonderful place to view the night sky....moreless

  • Boat:

    Paddle boats can be rented at Estes Lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on the south side and sandstone patio is on the north side. Both are good for star gazing. I also have a table and chairs under a large pine tree on the west side for wide life viewing....moreless

  • Golf:

    2 golf courses are in town less than 2 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can book white water rafting in Estes. I send out phone numbers. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    I have chairs under the pine trees to enjoy the outdoors To listen to and watch nature....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the north side next to sandstone patio with a view of forest and possibility to see wildlife. I keep 2 propane tanks to make sure you don't run out in the middle of cooking....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Bring your own fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, or kayaking gear. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 70 traveler reviews
Enjoying this historic cabin in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park 09/14/2010

VRBO Bear stayed here:

My arrival to Estes Park was nothing less than breath taking. I and my friends arrived at our Rocky Mountain Cabin, pleased to find that that it was close enough to walk to town, but still nicely tucked away and peaceful. The cabin was built by the Rocky Mountain National Park and is kept immaculate. It was well appointed, spacious with very comfortable furnishings, beautiful photography and a fully stocked kitchen.

After the cubs got settled we found that the owners had set us up with coffee for the morning so we did not need to rush to the store. The cabin has a flat screen TV with dish network, many books to read, DVD’s and a nice stereo system for the all to listen to music if we wished.

We also discovered that the owner is a photographer, and left us a wonderful 8 x 10 photograph that she had taken of the snow capped mountains. What a nice gift! I was able to bring a piece of Estes Park home with me.

The night skies were brightened with stars like we had never seen! Every evening we sat out on one of the three patio areas to star gaze and soak up the cool crisp mountain air. The back patio is equipped with a very nice grill to cook your meals.

The mornings were just as glorious as the nights. After making some coffee we walked from the cabin to do some downtown shopping and over to the Historical Stanley Hotel for a tour. Estes Park has several trails to hike or bike, as well as a number of lakes where you can feed the ducks or rent paddle boats to get out on the water. Keep an eye out for the Elk, they are everywhere.

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 1 - May 8, 2017
3 night min stay
May 9 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall Colors and Rut
Sep 6 - Oct 16, 2017
5 night min stay
Late October
Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee- 2 hours $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.55%


Business License on file with the Town of Estes Park.

Taxes are paid to Colorado, Larimer County, Estes Park, and Estes Park Local Marketing District

Tax # on file with the Colorado Department of Revenue

Access and Directions will be emailed

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 golf courses
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sledding at Hidden Vally
0.8 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Estes Park Rated #1 by Smithsonian for the Best Small Town to Visit. I'll tell your where to find my favorite places, also the locals favorites, to shop/eat and places to find wild life. Rocky Mountain National Park is visited by more tourist than Yellowstone or Yosemite National Park. They are in the know!!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, nature and wildlife photography, wildflowers, and nature in general. Guest constantly comment to me how comfortable they are in our cabin and thank us for sharing this wonder place and can tell the cabin is well kept

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park System! Estes Park is such a charming town. We fell in love with the serenity of the location being next to the forest, the large cabin with the large windows with the ability to watch wildlife from the windows, and being so close to all entrances to RMNP.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being within close walking/driving distance of downtown Estes (less than a mile) and close to Rocky Mountain National Park Trails. Living in a peaceful neighborhood at the end of a dead end street that is bordered on the north by a forest, MacGregor Ranch conservation easement and seeing lots of wildlife. But still being 5 minutes from Safeway.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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  • View of Cabin from Street.  The large windows allow easy wildlife viewing.

    View of Cabin from Street. The large windows allow easy wildlife viewing.

  • Lumpy Ridge from backyard

    Lumpy Ridge from backyard

  • Deer Visiting next to cabin

    Deer Visiting next to cabin

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Deck on South side of Cabin

    Deck on South side of Cabin

  • Unusual Silver/Black Fox that Visits

    Unusual Silver/Black Fox that Visits

  • View From South Deck

    View From South Deck

  • 3 Newborn Elk calves near cabin

    3 Newborn Elk calves near cabin

  • Elk Nursery

    Elk Nursery

  • Hallett Peak in late September

    Hallett Peak in late September

  • Main bathroom with bathtub/shower

    Main bathroom with bathtub/shower

  • 2nd bathroom with shower

    2nd bathroom with shower

  • Large Living Room and Fireplace

    Large Living Room and Fireplace

  • Bulk Elk With Velvet on horns beside cabin

    Bulk Elk With Velvet on horns beside cabin

  • Kitchen


  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • View from Sandstone Patio of Forest

    View from Sandstone Patio of Forest

  • Mother fox and kit near cabin

    Mother fox and kit near cabin

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Elk Bugling with 5 month old calves nearby close to cabin

    Elk Bugling with 5 month old calves nearby close to cabin

  • Big Horned Sheep Near Trail Ridge Road

    Big Horned Sheep Near Trail Ridge Road

  • Beautiful Aspens Changing Color

    Beautiful Aspens Changing Color

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • 2nd bathroom shower

    2nd bathroom shower

VRBO #221880

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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