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Estes Park, CO, USA
  • House1400 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, including separate bunk room (Sleeps 8)

Be sure to look at our reviews--you will find excellence in every review!! Our vacation home complies fully with all current Colorado, Larimer county and Estes Park licenses (registration #3296), codes and taxes!

ONE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROPERTY IS THE PRIVACY AND SPACE; indoors and outdoors--one whole acre is yours! ANOTHER ADVANTAGE is the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park--no travel through town to get there!

We now have high speed INTERNET. Lots of wildlife, too!

Do you want a place to make memories? Roasting hot dogs, making smores, and singing songs around the campfire in the evening? Enjoying the sky full of stars at night? Eating breakfast outside on the deck while you watch the birds and wildlife? Catch some sun on the north or south deck. Or make snow angels! This is a magical place!

This from a renter after their 2009 stay. 'We look forward to spending time again in your lovely cabin. We will plan on the first week in August (2010). I hope I can retire in Estes Park because every year I love it more and more. I have never had a vacation area feel so right as Estes does.' (They rent every year for a week.)

This is not a condo/townhome/apartment--no noise above, below or beside your vacation home. This is a full four bedroom, 1400 square foot home with three baths. No shared space, and lots of amenities you won't find in most rentals--Academy Award movies, every small appliance you could want, sunflower shower heads, luxury towels, hiking trail information, and bird, tree, flower and animal books.

This vacation home is available year round. FALL is a beautiful time when the ELK BUGLE during the rut, and the aspen turn GOLDEN.

When the sweet smell of the pines drifts through your window, the birds flock to the feeder, your campfire softens those marshmallows just right, the coyote runs up the road, or the deer and elk greet you in the front yard, you won't want to go home!

Our private home is on ONE ACRE with tall pines, rock outcroppings, and mountain views. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are a wonderland year round.

In summer, you may hike or ride horses in Rocky Mountain National Park (3 miles away)where wildflowers bloom in abundance, or you can enjoy the hummingbirds (just outside the north picture window), wrens (just outside the kitchen window), bluebirds and other birds that visit our property. At any time,you may hear owls or hear/see coyotes.

Estes Park offers shopping, concerts, live theatre, rodeo, horse shows, tours, and a wide range of restaurants. The Scottish Highlands Festival is held in early September. Horse shows, concerts, and special events--often free of charge--are held regularly May through October in Estes Park.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, TV/VCR/DVD, prints from the National Western Art Show, and adjoining private bath. Our home has queen-size beds in two bedrooms. One bedroom has quilt art, the other has two prints by Bev Doolittle. The Private Guest room has a twin bed and a queen size hide-a-bed, and a bath with shower. (PRIVATE GUEST ROOM NOT AVAILABLE OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL.)

The living room has a fireplace, TV/VCR/DVD, southwestern prints by Pena, two recliners and two rocking chairs. The kitchen has everything you would want--see listing below. We have a new (July 2012) Frigidaire range with ceramic top and large oven, and an over-the-range microwave. There is a full laundry with Maytag washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The decks on the north and south sides of the cabin offer full sun (south) or shade (north). There are chairs, lounges, outdoor tables on both decks. The south deck has a gas grill. The north deck has a bird feeder year round and hummingbird feeder in summer.

A fire circle and large picnic table in the north yard are perfect for wiener roasts and smores where the views are outstanding.

Need a backpack or an insulated bag for a picnic? Need bibs for the kids? They're here. Need hiking poles, canteens, compasses, bear bells? They're here!

Even electric blankets--so no cold sheets on your first night--just turn them on and warm up the beds before you jump in--nice in the wintertime!

Our location is central to Rocky Mountain National Park (3 miles), Estes Park South Park Village (1 mile), Big Thompson River (1 mile), Giant Track Mountain (1/2 mile) and Mary's Lake (2 miles). Estes Park is a couple miles away--far enough from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to shop, dine, and be entertained conveniently. There is a free trolley that runs in summer, and is 1/2 mile away.

We have lots of good references from satisfied renters--the quotes in the guestbook (see link at bottom of this information) are taken from notes left by renters. Many renters have rented for years, and they book next year's time when they leave this year.




Keywords: Private Home on One Acre


Don & Dorothy Martin

Member Since 2003
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Pivate Guest Room
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom one has King size bed, ceiling fan, ensuite bath. Bedroom two has one queen bed and shared bath. Bedroom three has one queen bed and shared bath. Bedroom 4 has 1 twin bed, a queen sleeper sofa, and bathroom with shower.


      • 3 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Mountain View


                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                          Lots of private parking--room for several vehicles. Motor Homes are not permitted.
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Through Century Link
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Comfortable sofa with view through picture window to the north--pines, mountains, etc. Fireplace, ceiling fan, flat screen tv with dvd player.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking Off Street
                          All parking is off street.
                        • Telephone
                          There is a land line.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Through Century Link
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Table has three leaves, there are six chairs, plus card table and chairs..
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Lots of books, nature, novels, children's, etc.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      One in TV set.
                                    • Music Library
                                      33 1/3 vinyl records, audio tapes, cds.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Satellite through Direct TV
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Two HD flat screen TVs
                                    • Toys
                                      A few blocks, Matchbox type cars, etc.
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Lots of Academy Award videos, and children's videos.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large decks, one on south for sun, one on north for shade
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          One acre lot with grasses, wild flowers, pines, rock outcroppings, etc. Eight foot picnic table.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large gas grill on the south deck.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              Three steps up to south deck; seven steps up to north deck; no other steps inside the house.


                                                • cinemas
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room, Many Academy Award VCR/DVD movies, washer and dryer in home--not shared. Great for families with very large yard to explore and play. Also great for romantic getaways--quiet and private.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  14 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful location in Estes Park!

                                                                  Diane D.San Carlos, California

                                                                  We were so happy to have found this cabin in Estes Park! It's a wonderful and quiet location, and had everything we needed! It was clean and smelled great, and both of those are very important to me because of health issues!

                                                                  It was homey and the views out the big picture window were fantastic!!!

                                                                  We'd be happy to stay again!

                                                                  Family Friendly

                                                                  Richard N.

                                                                  Great location for getting to the National Park or to downtown Estes. As well equipped as any vacation rental we have experienced. Nothing fancy--just comfortable. Great value.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are very happy you all had a relaxing vacation stay with us.

                                                                  Thank you!

                                                                  peaceful, well equipped home in an ideal location

                                                                  Meggan D.

                                                                  We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The Martin's obviously beloved home is a perfect place for a restful (and energetic) stay in the Rocky Mountains. It's less than 10 minutes to the Park entrance, and you don't have to go through town on the way, which was ideal for getting to the Park early (a must in summer months). We spent every day hiking in the Park, and every evening enjoying home cooked meals (prepared in the Martin's well equipped kitchen), sometimes on the back deck or back "yard," with a view through the trees to the mountains. One time, we had a dinner guest - I looked up and saw a female elk quietly making her way across the "yard," foraging as she went. Two other days, coming back from the well-stocked supermarket (which is about a 5 minute drive from the house), we had to stop for a herd of female elk (including a nursing calf) while they crossed the road. The house is on the outskirts of the town, very near to the action if you want (we didn't), but on a gravel/dirt road with not too many neighbors. I say back "yard" because it's not a yard per se but rather a part of the forest/meadow landscape ... spread out pine trees, some wild grasses and flowers. The house itself is super comfortable - a well lived in and cherished home. Sitting on the sofa or recliner in the living room, there's a view out the large window to the back "yard" and mountains beyond. And the artwork is wonderful!! A mixture of native American and Western - authentic, inspiring, lovely. Missy Martin is managing things now for her in-laws, the owners, and she made communication and arrangements easy. This is not a fancy house, but if you're looking for a restful, inspiring place to call home on your visit to the Rockies, you have found your spot.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank You Meggan. We are very glad you had a peaceful and restful stay with us! We hope to see you all again.

                                                                  Clean and welcoming property with great views!

                                                                  Our group had a wonderful time at this property. It was clean, organized, and stocked with everything you need for a great stay. The owners are friendly and quick to respond to any questions. All around excellent rental!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank You! We are so happy you all had a good visit at our mountain vacation home.

                                                                  we want to go back...now

                                                                  Marc S.

                                                                  The location was fantastic. It was so so quiet and peaceful, especially at night. The other reviewers are right on with saying that it's close enough to the main strip of town but also not being caught up in the occasional traffic of it; and easy close access to RMNP. The master bed room was fantastic, much more space than my wife and I needed. The other two bedrooms were small, but more than enough for our kids (4 yrs & 7 mo's). There was stuff to do when the weather wasn't the best. We did have visitors, a bear who decided he wanted a midnight snack from the hummingbird feeder. But he got his snack and left everything else alone. The Martin's are great to work with and very generous with their home. In terms of contacting, there are some times it takes a while to hear back, but they're always helpful and gracious when they do. The only real negative I have to say is with there being no central A/C, it got very very warm a couple of the days we were there - it was 83 inside the cabin on the day we arrived. We tried opening windows and running the fans, but there was only so much you could do and it still was uncomfortable sometimes. However, I would not let that keep me from recommending or staying again. In our previous visits to Estes and searches, I don't know that you're going to find an overall better value for your money than this home. Just remember to bring in the hummingbird feeder when you go to bed.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Sorry about the heat. We find that opening all the windows at night and closing them during the day does quite well for temperature control when we have heat, which isn't very often.

                                                                  Wonderful property and owner..good deal too!

                                                                  anita g.

                                                                  It was a great place, big enough for our family of 6. The owners did a good job in making the place welcoming and clean! They had the carpet cleaned before we arrived! Now that is personal service you can't find in any hotel ! The master bedroom is nice and big.

                                                                  The other 2 rooms are very small though...my daughters had to put their stuff near the door since it is easier to get their stuff then to put in the closet where is only a few inches away from the bed. The bunk room was great, too bad it had no heater so it was really cold! Thank goodness we don't need the extra room.

                                                                  They have wifi and HBO.

                                                                  Location wise, a great location. Very close to the RMNP entrance.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We do have heat in the bunk room--both in the room and in the bath. If they are not on it is easy to turn them on. The two queen bedrooms are small. We chose to put in queen beds which take more room. Most people do not spend much time in their bedrooms while on vacation. I am sorry if this is an inconvenience.


                                                                  Estes Park, CO, USA

                                                                  Just 3 miles to south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

                                                                  14 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5

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