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River Cottage, Family Friendly - Best Deal on the River.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

The place 'Where Memories are Made!'

Historic and cozy getaway. Since the flood we have made some major renovations. We have a new large bathroom and have added an indoor eating area. This comfortable cottage is an ideal getaway for families, or for the couple who would like some privacy and space. You can't get any closer to the river as the back patio looks out over the river, and so does the screened porch. If you want to get a little closer, open the gate and take the few steps over the river. You can fish from the steps or just take in the sound and feeling that only running water can provide.

Enjoy the private master bedroom with oversized log Queen bed.

The 2nd main floor bedroom has a queen size bed with a window that opens to the river.

The loft is a fun place for the kids to be with two twin beds and open playing space.

Extra guests can sleep on the Queen sized sofa sleeper in the living room with a new memory foam matress.

Full kitchen comes complete with eating and cooking utinsels, microwave, oven, stove, and fridge.

We hope you enjoy our 'River Run Cottage' as much as we do and that this spot will leave you with memories that last a lifetime, and the desire to come back year after year!

Keywords: Estes Park, Cabin, Cottage, River, Fishing, Riverfront, Estes, Full Kitchen, 3 bedrooms, Discounts for Fost/Adopt Families, Couples Getaway Discounts

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Why The Owner chose Front Range

We love the outdoors!

As a family who loves nature and the outdoor adventure, we couldn't ask for a greater spot than this. The river is literally on our doorsteps. It is amazing to be surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the diversity and adventure of Estes Park Surrounded by amazing views of Wildlife, Beautiful scenery and lots of activities to drive to, or to hike through!

What makes this cottage unique

We can't say enough about the environment of this cottage and the feeling of history one feels while staying here.

Lisa's favorite parts of this property are the feeling of History compete with the old wooden floors, and the single paned windows.

Shane loves the outdoor features; the sound of the river, the feeling of nature all around, and the abundant opportunity to experience the outdoors by foot, and car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we had a great time at your cabin! My husband ws able to catch a fish and had a lot of fun playing with the dogs out back. There was noghing better than having a warm fire at the end of the night. We will definitely recommend this place to others!

Nov 2011
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Drake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Oversided,queen,log bed,dresser,closet,tv and dvd player.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed with night stand.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft area for kids. Two twins beds and closet.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom Queen with Beautiful Log Frame. One additional Queen in the main floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twin Beds in the upstairs Bedroom/Loft, Child Beds (1) We have a porta-crib for our littlest guests, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size Sofa sleeper in Living Room with new memory foam matress
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Beautiful Historic Cottage on the banks of the Big Thompson River, Cozy personal and family get away, Enjoy the private deck, or the screened patio overlooking the river, Fenced yard next to the river, Fish directly from the steps down on the river, or watch the fish swimming in the river below


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

River Cottage, Family Friendly - Best Deal on the River.
average rating of 4.677419 based on 59 reviews

Perfect summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the River cottage! Everything was perfect, from the cleanliness of the home to the relaxing atmosphere of the back patio/porch area. The sounds of the river made for some of the best sleep I've had in awhile. We sincerely hope to one day visit again. -The Floridians

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Cabin Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our three kids had the best experience this weekend when we stayed at the River Cabin Getaway. Since the moment we arrived our kids started exploring and fell in love with their loft upstairs along with the numerous teddy bears that were around the cabin. It was safe for our one year old to crawl around and I loved that we could shut the door to the loft upstairs so he wouldn't try to crawl up there. The master bedroom was a home away from home and at night we could fall asleep listening the the rush of the water from the river. The theme throughout the cabin was great and the family room couch was amazing to sit and spend some quality time together. My kids ended up sleeping out in the family on the last night because they thought is was so comfortable. The days consisted of exploring outside and throwing lots of rocks in the river. We grilled almost every night and roasted s'mores outside by the firepit. The town is so close we went there one evening to walk the streets of the downtown and even grabbed a treat at Rocket Fizz which was and old time candy store with too many options for my kiddos. My only regret with this cabin is not being able to spend more time and I know my kids will be taking about the fishing, exploring and fun fire stories for years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

Enchanting cabin with a relaxed and homey feel to it. We enjoyed the river rushing in the back as well as being away from town and the wonderful fire. Definitely fun for the family and a great get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quaint, cozy place!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (2 teens) stayed here one Sat. evening in Jan. after an afternoon of snowshoeing in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park. The place was easy to find (even in the dark), just 9 min. outside of Estes Park. A sweet touch by the owners was a bottle of cider and a nice note. The river is right out the back door. We'd love to come back and see it in the summer too. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was a fantastic. Owners are very nice and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

Each year my family tries to rent a VRBO somewhere different and we invite our extended families to join us. The river cottage was awesome, in the perfect surroundings to enjoy our stay. The cottage was well appointed and comfortable, with a cozy homelike feel. I had injured my neck before leaving AL so I spent more time in the cottage than I normally would have, and mornings I would step out on the back porch with my coffee and enjoy the serene beauty of the partially frozen river. The cottage had wireless Internet and Netflix and on New Years eve we had snack trays, popcorn, and ice cream and sat and watched a couple of family friendly movies. The cottage was convenient to town and we stopped at Safeway on the way in to buy some provisions. The cabin was also convenient to sledding, ice skating, and other winter sports. Our family is considering staying there again, and we can be pretty picky as a group. We had thought that the one bathroom might pose a problem, but as it turned out there was never an issue with water supply, and the hot water never appeared to give out...impressive in January in Colorado. The owners were very responsive from start to finish, and there was no issue whatsoever with the return of the deposit, which was done automatically. The hardest part of the trip was the drive back to AL and the reality of jobs, etc...We enjoyed our stay tremendously. A great vacation in a great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park.


Rates & Availability

Drake Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Summer Rates:
Single Night Stay: $300/night
2 to 3 Night Stay: $250/night
4 to 7 Night Stay: $235/night
Holiday Pricing is the same as Summer Pricing - Contact us for details.
Fall and Winter Seasons:
Single Night Stay: $230
2 to 7 Night Stay: $190/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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