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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

'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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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:
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Big Thompson River, Snow Cap Views, Hot Tub, Walk into the RMNP and to YMCA
average rating of 4.987342 based on 79 reviews

Beyond Your Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We came up to Estes for a relaxing escape of snow shoeing and restoration. I've stayed in many places in Estes, but Sue and Mark go above and beyond your expectations. Sue made sure we had information about everything in a way that made us feel we were staying at a friend's home. The location, their home, the views, the amenities and open communication made for the perfect get away. I'd give 6 stars if I could!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year's Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about our recent stay at AspenHaus! We just returned home last night after our five night stay at Mark and Sue's and what a great stay it was. Prior to our stay, Mark and Sue were so helpful in providing directions and information associated with the house as well as must-do's while we were in the area. There were restaurant recommendations as well as destination tips. Any questions that we had were promptly answered. My husband and I have four young children (ranging in age from 3-10) and the accommodations were perfect. In addition to us, my parents and two siblings along with their significant others were there and we had plenty of room - 12 people! The rooms are spacious, but cozy with a huge hearty fireplace in the great room that is open to the kitchen and dining area. There is a smaller table that we constantly had a puzzle on (don't worry if you forget one - Mark and Sue have some as well as other great games on hand)! The hot tub, just steps outside, was a nightly event for a large part of the group. There are big picture windows, perfect for viewing the amazing scenery and glimpses of wildlife that you're bound to see at some point in your stay. We went on a hike at Rocky Mountain National Park, right outside the property, and also took a day to walk through the charming downtown. The Stanley Hotel, a must-see for fans of Stephen King's/Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," is a short five minute drive away. Even if you're not in for the intrigue surrounding the book/movie, the historical hotel is a definite sight to see!

The kitchen has stainless steel, top-notch appliances, and there is a laundry room right off of the master bath/kitchen that is super-convenient. The leather couches and cabin decor is just what you're wanting for a winter retreat.

You really do feel like you're staying in someone's home - and you are! There are personal effects throughout. We have stayed at other VRBO's before, and this one stands apart from the rest with how truly hospitable the owners are. It was also very clean - a must for this mama!

We will definitely be returning to this little piece of heaven, amidst the Rockies!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grinnell, Iowa

Great Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Mark provide an extremely comfortable atmosphere. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at Aspen Haus. We had plenty to do and we did it. The hot tub was a huge hit in the evenings with the family. Before we arrived Sue had sent us plenty of information of things that were available to us, hiking, places to eat, and places nearby to see. The home itself was amazing. We have stayed at many rentals and I would definitely not classify this as a rental, we felt like we were guests in a friends home. The rooms were immaculate, and all of the supplies we needed from toiletries to kitchen supplies were there. We brought our own food and what we needed there was a grocery store nearby. We have a wide range of ages and personalities, we all agree, it was absolutely fantastic. There are games and books, binoculars everything to help achieve the actual family bonding experience. We are looking forward to coming back sooner rather than later. Thanks so much again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest houses we have stayed at throughout the years. Sue and Mark made sure we had everything we needed prior to our arrival. Before even arriving they sent us lots of information on what to do and where to go. They made everything very easy and enjoyable. Once in the house it was beautiful and had lots of room and amenities!! They had the Christmas tree up and ready for us to celebrate Christmas with. Everything was fantastic and we would recommend this house to everyone. Hope we can come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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oakland, ca

Amazing stay at AspenHaus!

  • 5 of 5

We got together with a few other families with fall kids for a little getaway into the Rockies and could NOT have ended up at a better place! Tons of common rooms, inspiringly high ceilings, a great big open kitchen for lots of meal prep. We also loved the hot tub on the patio with the sound of the babbling stream down below. Bonus was the really short drive into Rocky Mountain National Park & all the great hikes right off that entrance. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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AspenHaus - Extraordinary Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Mark provide a dream vacation experience. AspenHaus is a top-notch home that provides memorable experiences for all ages. The trip experience begins with Sue and Mark sharing valuable information about Estes Park. This helps with planning so a moment is not lost when you arrive - your tip can be planned for all parties. We appreciated the personal contacts made by Sue when we arrived at AspenHaus to ensure that we were enjoying a positive experience. We had a question while at AspenHaus and had a reply in a minute. Their focus on detail is incredible. The home and location surpassed our expectations. Nothing can beat watching elk as you enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck.

We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't wait for your family to return either, will look forward to it! Thank you for recognizing our quick response time....we take a lot of pride in that : ) And thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for us, much appreciated!! 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

Aspen Brook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Peak 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 18 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $325
Tax Rate 5.55%

We are limited to 10 total (including children all ages) per Estes Valley short-term vacation rental regulations. No Exceptions!!

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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