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Big Thompson River, Snow Cap Views, Hot Tub, Walk into the RMNP and to YMCA

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Estes Valley Vacation Home Operating Permit License #6012

**We manage our own rentals at AspenHaus Lodge and are not associated with Aspen Book Vacation Homes** Mark and Sue, Owners

"It's not just a transaction...for us it's our passion!"

AspenHaus Lodge is perfectly situated overlooking the Big Thompson River, with snow-cap views of the continental divide while backing up to Giant Track Mountain for the ultimate in end-of-road privacy. From our home it is just a short walk into the Rocky Mountain National Park, 1/2 mile to the YMCA of the Rockies, 2 miles to the Beaver Meadows entrance of RMNP and 3.5 miles to the town center of Estes Park. Or simply leave your car at our home and take the FREE Estes Park Summer shuttle from a stop located within 1/4 mile of AspenHaus Lodge!!

The main level great room has a spectacular floor-to-30 ft. ceiling river rock gas fireplace which is flanked by a surround sound audio visual system (with 2 flat screens); simply the ideal family gathering place with its adjoining fully equipped kitchen and dining room area.

From the great room you can step out to the fantastic wrap-around deck to enjoy excellent mountain views along with the sights and sounds of the Big Thompson River... or take it all in from the 6-person hot tub or while cooking dinner on the Weber gas grill!

The cozy master bedroom has a double-sided gas fireplace shared with a jetted tub en suite. Open the deck doors and let the sounds of the Big Thompson lull you to sleep or step out to take in the perfectly clear Colorado sky where you might want to reach out to grab a star!

The second level of AspenHaus has two bedrooms (a king-sized bed in each), 2 private bathrooms and an amazing open loft area with picture windows framing the river, pine forest and snow-cap views. No artwork needed on these walls!

A second family room is located in the lower level where you can walk-out to meet wild turkeys and spot other wild life coming up the driveway! Or maybe just sit back and relax on the flagstone patio while enjoy a good book and catching a mesmerizing bird's eye view of the Big Thompson River! The bunk room with a full bath is also located on this level.

A one car attached garage space (with a spare refrigerator) comes with this rental. We also have a main floor laundry room.

As our guest you will enjoy access to shared common fishing, picnic and playground areas along the Big Thompson river.

From the doorsteps of AspenHaus enjoy a short woodsy walk along the Big Thompson River and emerge to expansive views of Moraine Park. Visit the museum, catch the shuttle to other RMNP destinations or continue your hike on to Cub Lake where you will have extraordinary opportunities to view herds of elk along the way.

Need we go on... our family thinks that AspenHaus Lodge is perfect in every way... not just another vacation rental but our perfect mountain home!

Note- No weddings, rehearsal dinners, group events, etc.

Please check-out all of the AspenHaus reviews (VRBO #315065 VRBO 450831 & VRBO 502909)

More Details

Mark and Sue Werder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Mark and Sue Werder

We are diehard fans of the St. Louis Cardinals & Blues, Buffalo Bills & Sabres, world cup soccer, Pittsburgh Penguins (some of us!), VT Hokies and the Rocky Mountains!

Mark and Sue Werder purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark and Sue Werder chose Estes Park

We have spent many of our summer vacations visiting national parks and the RMNP is our hands-down favorite! After 2 years of searching for a home in Estes Park we knew that this was the perfect one for us!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location...walk directly into the RMNP or access the shuttle bus by foot to avoid traffic and delays! We have views of both the Big Thompson River AND the Continenal have one is special to have both is extra special and rare!


Aspen Brook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor with private full bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor with private bath in-room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd Floor with private bath across hall
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Lower Level bunk room with private bath in room
  • Beds for 8 adults or 10 total if at least 2 are children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing


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Big Thompson River, Snow Cap Views, Hot Tub, Walk into the RMNP and to YMCA
average rating of 4.9886365 based on 88 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Beautiful home, absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented through VRBO for years and have never come across a property like this. The pictures do not do it justice. We traveled with 10 people including 4 children under the age of 8. The house provided the kids a place to call their own and parents enough privacy to enjoy our vacation. The kitchen is perfect for preparing big meals and was stocked with everything we could need. Everything in this house is of high quality down to the pots and pans and coffee mugs! Mark and Sue have thought of everything in this home, even a hiking backpack for our toddler which was a life saver so he could join us on our hikes. The deck is beautiful and we all enjoyed the hot tub after a day of hiking. Sue and Mark are wonderful hosts and provided us all the information we needed for RMNP, Estes Park and the home prior to our arrival. Sue and Mark you have a beautiful home and everything was perfect, thanks again and we hope to visit again soon!!! Book this house, you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough great things about this property!! This is our second time staying at Aspenhaus Lodge on the Big Thompson river. We love the amenities that the house has to offer including a fully stocked kitchen, beautiful outdoor deck space, and a great hot tub. We love the view of the mountains and the sound of the river. We also discovered this year that there is a trail across the street that leads directly into RMNP--thank you Sue!! We loved our stay here and can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures (while beautiful), don't even do justice for AspenHaus. The views are stunning, as is the home. We traveled with 4 children under the age of 8, and 6 adults, and there is plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was the best stocked rental we have ever stayed at, and has everything you could need. The location is also perfect! My husband caught several trout on the Big Thompson, and enjoyed fishing every day we were there. The kids loved having their own area downstairs for sleeping and watching TV, and the community playground as well. We had the perfect combination of an active/relaxing vacation.

Sue and Mark are very gracious hosts and answered all of our questions promptly, and provided tons of great information we referenced before planning the day. We hope to return to Estes Park again soon and would absolutely book AspenHaus again in a heartbeat. This was one of the nicest rentals we have ever booked.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at AspenHaus Lodge in Estes Park and it was absolutely fantastic! Everything there was perfect. We had four families, each had their own bedroom, bathroom, and closet. The kitchen was magnificent with everything in it. The great room was so comfortable with the huge fireplace. We spent evenings on the deck playing cards, relaxing in the hot tub and watching wildlife. The children had the family room to play in. It was indeed a home away from home and so close to all the activities Estes Park and RMNP offered.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBOs over the years and Aspen Haus is by far one of the nicest! There was plenty of room for all seven of us. Was perfect for parents who have difficulty with stairs, with main level master bedroom and bath. Loved that each couple had their own private bathroom as well. The kitchen is beautiful - with high-end appliances and lacked nothing in regards to cookware. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the beautiful deck and listening to the rush of the river. There were other cabins close by, but since the house is at the end of the road, it felt secluded and private. We rarely saw or heard anyone else in the neighborhood. Sue and Mark were wonderful hosts, providing plenty of information prior to and during our stay. Very informative and helpful information for everything from restaurants to hikes! If we return to Estes Park for a family vacation, we would book this home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such nice review for us! We especially appreciate the part about the "beautiful" we just recently completed a renovation of it : ) (Barnwood cabinets, travertine tile, soapstone counters, custom metal hood from a local shop and stainless appliances.) We hope that your family does return to Estes Park someday, it was a pleasure having you stay in our home!! Thanks again and best! Mark and Sue, Owners
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Amazing... everything you could possibly need for a dream vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at AspenHaus Lodge along with two other couples for the second time.

The home is meticulously clean and has everything you could possibly need!

The new kitchen is amazing. Very state of the art, yet a warm Rocky Mountain feel! We love the beautiful setting, with both views of the Thompson River as well as the mountain range.

Wildlife is abundant as RMNP is just steps away. We will definitely be back. Thanks Mark and Sue!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your continued support of AspenHaus AND for taking the time to write a review for our home!! We will look forward to your next visit!! Mark and Sue, Owners
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaver Meadows Entrance to RMNP
Nearest Point of Interest
Hike into the RMNP from Here
Nearest Point of Interest
YMCA of the Rockies
Car: necessary

Fish from Aspen Brook's riverfront common property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $385

Cancellation Policy-
If we receive notice 60 days (Peak)/30 days (non-Peak) before the date of your scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit less $100 of it for administrative costs. If you notify us after 60 days but prior to 30 days from the date of your arrival, the full amount of your deposit will be retained. If you cancel within 30 days of the date of your arrival, you will be held responsible for the full amount of the charge for lodging. Note: For rentals of 30 days or more no refund will be given for cancellations within 120 days of reservation.
In all cases we will make every effort to re-book the property; and, if successful, we will refund a pro-rated share less administrative expenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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