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The Hidden Retreat in Estes Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Futon, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5 comfortably)

** This vacation rental has been almost completely remodeled ** Sunny spacious 1000 sq. ft. apartment (open lower level of private home/law office) with two separate private entrances, beautiful views from elevated sun deck, spacious, newly remodeled kitchen, living, master bedroom and master bath with jetted tub, washer/dryer, half a block from downtown activities, shopping, restaurants, and easy mountain hike, and Rocky Mountain National Park is just 7 minutes away.

Keywords: Spacious, deck, remodeled, jetted tub, downtown, shopping, restaurants, activities, hiking, music, events, quiet, peaceful, private, budget, reasonable

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Ferrante
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Steve Ferrante

Local business attorney, recently returned to Colorado after spending 12 years in Chile. Speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese (working on Italian). Returned to Colorado for the clean mountain air. Absolutely loves the Town of Estes Park.

I missed the Rocky Mountains, after 12 years in Chile, and when I finally made it back to Colorado, I ended up in Estes Park. (God’s doing.) I love Estes Park! Especially the people here. I stay involved in many local community organizations, such as Rotary, the Estes Area Lodging Assoc., Crossroads Ministry, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, and several others.

Steve Ferrante purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Steve Ferrante chose Estes Park

Spectacular downtown views from the raised sun deck. The best restaurants & shopping are literally just a few steps away, including music & festivals just down the block, and there’s theatre, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and tons of other activities just minutes away. AND THE BEST PART, the apartment is quiet, peaceful and private!

What makes this apartment unique

Located right downtown. Walk everywhere.

No need to waste time looking for parking spaces.

Great views from raised sun deck.

Excellent value! Over 1,000 sq ft. of living space!

Cable TV! Jetted tub! Laundry facilities! and just

7 minutes from RMNP!


Estes Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Newly Remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Newly Remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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The Hidden Retreat in Estes Park
average rating of 4.2 based on 15 reviews

We had a great stay! The house was located right in town so we enjoyed walking to the shops!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean. Having a washer /dryer and kitchen was great! We loved being able to walk to the shops and the park was so close! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great location. Very clean. Well equipped with amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great time in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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the Hidden Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Retreat. Everything was clean and available. Location is very quiet. I did not like the idea of a pink house though but it was okay. If I had one wish it would be a night light to plug in on the way to the bathroom at night. It was very dark…. The children found one DVD they enjoyed. We didn't use the TV: vacationing!

Renate Bishopp

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Every extra piece of information helps fellow travelers make the right decision. Detailed reviews of vacation rental homes makes finding the perfect place easier

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc ? Yes.

Was the property clean and well-maintained ? - Yes

Did the owner provide good customer service ? The information that was supposed to be sent prior to the date wasn't sent, but fortunately there was someone there who was able to let us in and provide the information on wifi login information and where to find extra sheets.

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives ? The living room was very small and not good for gathering, however, there was a patio with table and chairs and a grill that would be a great gathering spot. It was very close to town with off street parking, which is SO important if you have a car and need parking. Off street parking is hard to find. A fan for each bedroom would be nice.

What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike near by ? Estes Park is great. We were able to hang out and shop in town and spend alot of time in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The best of both worlds.

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  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the hidden retreat. I am sorry you had trouble accessing the home. For future reference, we send out check in information when final payment is made. If you can not locate the information feel free to ask and we can resend it.
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Very Comfortable and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I were very appreciative of how spacious, clean, tastefully updated and well appointed this 2 bed, 1.5 bath apartment was! The apartment not only has a spacious kitchen with small table and counter seating, but it is sufficiently stocked with pots, pans, & utensils for 'eating in' and saying some $$$ on restaurants.

What is lacking in "mountain views" the apartment more than makes up for that in being very convenient to downtown Estes shops & restaurants, as well as easy access to both entrances to RMNP, enjoying the Big Thompson river walk, or access to the Lumpy Ridge area for hiking.


2 large flat screens, DVD players.

The full-size washer/dryer was a real plus, too!

The property manager and owner were extremely responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location!

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky enough to get to stay for four nights over 4th of July weekend and it couldn't have been better! It really provides the best of both worlds. It's literally one block into the heart of town, a very short jaunt to the grocery store, and close to an outer road that gets you into Rocky Mountain Park without the hassle of traffic. The view from the deck is gorgeous and although it's the homeowners actual deck, we had it all to ourselves every evening that we were there. We would most definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying. It sounds like you enjoyed yourself. How can I earn that 5th star?
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1 to 2-minute walk to Downtown Estes Park!!

7-minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $275

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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