Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

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 Estes Park

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(27 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Stay in Our Cottage and Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

These are very lovely cottages! Stayed at the Fern Lake, and was enchanted by the setting!

Misty morning with hills and rock formations in the distance. Quick morning snowfall with fat flakes that melted as they touched the ground. Tall evergreen trees, happy birds, and a sweet quietness that leads to joy within!

Thank you so much for these wonderful moments! The time we spent here was NOT enough!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wish had more time here

  • 5 of 5

Good location...clean everything you needed

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice, practical, clean location, in walking distance to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained property in great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Attentive owners of clean cabins

  • 5 of 5

The cabin provided all we needed especially close parking to downtown Estes Park. Walking distance to restaurants and shops was a definite plus. Friendly owners and nice neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, our neighborhood and our lovely town. Come back soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
The Pinery, Colorado

Fabulous Fourth!

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage within walking distance to downtown Estes Park! Very quiet location, equipped with everything we needed for a 3 night stay. Watched the 4th of July fireworks from the porch! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful cottage close to town and RMNP

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4) stayed for four days and loved our stay. The cottage was beautiful, modern and very clean with great views of the surrounding mountains. Staying at Fern Lake cottage felt like getting "away from the hustle and bustle" while only being two short blocks away from busy downtown Estes Park. We used our stay to explore the area; we hiked RMNP, went fly fishing, visited the Stanley Hotel, walked around Estes Park and saw the Lazy B Chuckwagon show. We highly recommend River Rock Cottages! The only thing that could use some improvement is the wifi connection. If you are ready to completely unplug, this may not bother you too much. However, the wifi was very spotty throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties