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Stay in Our Cottage and Walk to Town!

Bedrooms 2
Space 684 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our Fern Lake Cottage is one of our newer built cottages and we're constantly improving our cottages. We recently upgraded the flooring and woodwork in this cottage.

Fern Lake is a charming cottage with rocking chairs on the large front porch with awesome views of Twin Owls. We have a large common flagstone patio area with additional outdoor seating, outdoor grills and fire pits.

The cottage has two bedrooms each with a queen size bed. The living area also has a very comfortable queen size sleeper sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the basics (place settings for 6, toaster, coffee-maker, pots and pans, etc.) The bathroom includes a tub and shower. The cottage includes a flat screen HDTV with Dish network and a DVD player is available on request.

We're conveniently located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park within easy walking of shopping, dining and the river walk (the river runs parallel to the main street downtown). We're a short 3.5 mile drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Lodging

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Carolyn

My husband, Terry, and I relocated to Estes Park CO from Kansas City MO in 2008 and we love it here! (and we do still miss KC BBQ and the awesome live blues bands...) We have three sons with our youngest in his senior year in college. It's been great living in a smaller town and we love walking anywhere and everywhere from our property.

Terry played baseball four years at the University of Oklahoma and continued playing for nine years professionally. He retired as a Parks Director when we moved to Estes Park and has managed our cottages full time. I'm a former IBM executive and just retired in Feb 2015 to focus exclusively on the cottages (wahoo!)

Carolyn purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Carolyn chose Front Range

Estes Park is a wonderful vacation area! There are so many fun activities and the mountain views are amazing. We've been here over eight years and I am still in awe of the beautiful mountains and the fresh, crisp mountain air. There is nothing like that Colorado blue sky!

What makes this cottage unique

Gorgeous 360 degree views, easy walk to downtown for shopping, dining, river walk and ice cream!

We live on-site at the back of the property which is a nice benefit for our traveler's security and immediate support when needed.


Estes Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 684 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom which includes tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Size Beds in both bedrooms
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grills, firepits Please note we do not supply daily housekeeping due to local zoning regulations.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Stay in Our Cottage and Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Quaint and close to town!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we needed! A great place to stay so we can enjoy Estes Park and RMNP. Very clean and well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here during our trip to Estes Park. It is in a great location and is truly walking distance to the town as advertised! The house was simple, clean, and nicely maintained. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake, Mississippi

Wonderful Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Fern Lake cottage Sept. 21-23, 2016. Fern Lake is a great place to stay. Close proximity to town, within walking distance. Very clean cottage. The mattresses are very comfortable. Loved sitting on the front porch in the wooden rockers. We opened the windows at night and used the fans provided at the cottage. Very quiet area with a common ground area to sit by the fire pit. Definitely recommend staying at River Rock Cottages.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your submitting a review and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We love the rocking chairs on the front porches as well. Glad you opened your windows to get the wonderful fall air at night! Hope you come back soon. ~Carolyn
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Saint Paul, MN

A wonderful cottage with amazing scenery

  • 5 of 5

The River Rock Cottages are an excellent place to stay if in Estes Park or headed to Rocky Mountain National Park. We stayed in the Fern Lake Cottage for a couple nights; it was well furnished, impeccably clean, very comfortable, and set amid an amazing rocky mountain landscape. Despite it being very close to town (easily walkable), it was very quiet and felt private. Outside, the cottage had a delightful front porch to sit and enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon beverage; inside, the cottage had all the amenities of home. The hosts were very nice and promptly responded to any questions. We would have loved to have stayed longer and will definitely stay here if our travels ever take us back to Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our cottages! You were amazing guests and we hope you return soon. Thank you for commenting on how clean our cottages are as that's a real focus area for us (as it should be!). Glad that you enjoyed our location and it does amaze me how it can be very busy downtown but two blocks up the hill it's peaceful and quiet. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
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Clean and cozy. Very close to shops and restaurants. Owners are helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Close to food, shops, Rocky Mountain National Park entrances. Very clean and lots of thoughtful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and found our cottage clean and cozy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and hope you come back soon!
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Great location and comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The location is very close to downtown Estes Park. There are great hiking paths nearby. Convenient location to both the north and south entrances of Rocky Mountain National Park. The accommodations were comfortable. I lived the rocking chairs on the front porch. It was very useful to have a full sized fridge, dishwasher, oven and stove. We slept with the windows partly open at night and it was very cool inside the cottage. Safeway supermarket is quite close.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and so glad you like the rocking chairs. I do too! We're so glad you took advantage of opening the windows and enjoying the cool mountain air at night. That is one of my favorite things of living in the mountains is the breezes all night long. Thanks again and we hope you chose to stay with us again soon! ~Carolyn
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Estes Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Claire's on the Park
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Our property is in a quiet residential area two blocks from downtown and minutes from fabulous hiking trails.


Rates & Availability

Estes Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.55%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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