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HISTORIC 'Overlook Ranch and Retreat' Mountain Lodge and Cabin

Estes Park, CO, USA
  • Lodge4200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights

Lodge = 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths Total- Main Lodge+Cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath

"SUMMER SPECIAL" Due to some last minute cancellations we now offer 4 Night minimums during our summer Peak Season. HISTORIC 75 YEAR OLD COMPLETELY REMODELED MOUNTAIN LODGE OVERLOOKING THE ESTES VALLEY AND SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS, town registration number 3474. Sleeps up to 14. View Wildlife, Hike, Climb, Bike, Take Picturesque Photos Right From This Property. This property Borders The National Forest and you can literally walk to Wyoming through the National Forests. The Main Lodge Features 3 Huge Moss Rock Fireplaces, while the Cabin has a Classic Wood Stove. There is a Fire Pit on the Property Stocked with Wood. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO EXPERIENCE ESTES PARK. THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO HAVE A FAMILY REUNION OR A CORPORATE RETREAT. RELAX AND SPEND THE ENTIRE TRIP HERE. THIS PLACE IS 'THE GREAT OUTDOORS'.

Located 4 miles from Downtown Estes Park: Shopping and restaurants in downtown Estes Park are only 4 miles away while the entrance to ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK is only about 7 miles away. Also, a full size Teepee to play in. Call Gisela 970-218-0054 for more info. During the off season you can rent individual cabins with a minimum 2 night stay. Call Gisela for pricing and availability.

Keywords: Lodge and Cabins, Reunions and Corporate Retreats.



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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018
About Gisela

Have lived in Estes Park for 40 years. Spent all of that time in the restaurant and hospitality industry. We live on the property adjacent to the ranch.

Gisela purchased this Lodge in 2008

Why Gisela chose Stanley Hills

It's the nicest property in town to have a family reunion or wedding or corporate retreat. CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS!!

What makes this Lodge unique

Peace and Tranquility. Take a hike in the National Forest that borders the property.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 5 in Cabin
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 6
        1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 1 in main lodge
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2 in Main Lodge
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3 in Main Lodge
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 4 in Main Lodge
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (2) Main Lodge has 2 bedrooms with a king bed. Queen size Beds (4) Main lodge has 2 bedrooms with queen beds, each cabin has a queen bed and the loft in the smaller cabin has a Queen Mattress, Double Beds (2) 2 of the bunk beds have full size mattress on bottom, Twin or Single Beds (9) 2 bunk beds have twin mattress on top. Baby Cribs (2) play and packs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 4 queen size sofa sleepers on property, Bunk Beds (3) 2 twin over full bunk beds.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1 in Main Lodge
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2 in Main Lodge
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Outdoor bathroom
      • Bathroom 4 in Cabin
        toilet, shower
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Front loading in main lodge
                • Garage
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Towels are also provided.
                • Fireplace
                • Parking
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Front loading
                • Wireless Internet
                  entire property
                • Wood Fireplace
                • Wood Stove
                  (2) 2 cabins each have a stocked wood stove


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                      in main lodge
                    • Kitchen
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 25 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                        • cinemas
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • fitness center

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis


                                                        • Hike into the National Forest from this property

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          34 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          PHILIP H.Grand Island

                                                          Overlook Ranch was amazing! It suited all of our needs and the owners were great to work with! Highly recommend this place for larger groups!!

                                                          Perfect Place for 30 person, 1 week, family reunion!

                                                          Katie L.

                                                          My family of 30, ages 2 1/2 to 72, stayed here for a week in late July.

                                                          Beautiful property with hammocks; lounge chairs; outdoor covered eating area (The Cantina) with either picnic benches or tables and chairs that can be set up, a fire pit with lots of seating, a large grill, stove and oven and sink; horse shoes and sand bag game; frisbee golf and beautiful view.

                                                          The main rooms are quite lovely and spacious with extra seating in most. There are two very tiny rooms which were probably walk-in closets that have reasonably comfortable beds, but they are not a place you would want to spend a lot of time unless you want to lay back and read or use your computer. They worked ok for two separate single people in their 40's. Would work well for teens and young adults, too. The sleeping porch is off the living room and is enclosed in glass, with glass also looking into the living room. This is bright in the morning, and also loud and bright if you try to go to bed early since it is off the living room. The sleeping bunk cabins are great for the kids and young adults if needed, with a toilet and sink very close by. The small and large cabin are perfect if a family sub-group needs their own space - they have their own kitchens, bathrooms and small living areas.

                                                          The living room, dining room and eating areas are of good size. We were all comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, blender, toasters, coffee makers, large bowls, crockpot, etc. I recommend bringing a sharp knife or two if possible. We also mostly used disposable plates and utensils along with what was there to limit clean-up and limit running the dishwasher all the time.

                                                          They provide plenty of towels and you can also do laundry if needed.

                                                          Close enough to town yet away from the hustle and bustle. Elk walked right across the yard while we were outside having a 50th wedding anniversary party!

                                                          Gisele was very helpful answering all my questions over email before we arrived, and easy to reach by phone once we were there. We had some reunion favors to hand out and we were able to ship them to here in advance.

                                                          The entire family commented on what a great place this was and all thought it worked out wonderfully!

                                                          Amazing Spot for a Family Reunion!

                                                          Birdy E.-

                                                          Great quiet private location just 4 miles from busy Estes Park. Lots of space to spread out with the cabins, house, and the bunk house....coming together for meals was a breeze with the cantina for outside dining and the house with 3 large tables. Everything was supplied in abundance for cooking, serving and cleaning up. Having 2 sets of washer and dryers was super convenient. Gesella was a most gracious host, available to answer questions and bring household supplies. You couldn't find a better place to bring a group of friends or family together! Just remember to reserve early.

                                                          Won't have to search for a place for the next Colorado Reunion location....FOUND IT!!!!!!

                                                          Janice F.

                                                          OMG!!!! Best place ever for a family reunion! Working with Ed and Gisela the owners was amazing! What kind and accommodating folks they are. The grounds were perfect for our 5 little ones: ranging from 2 years to 4 years old running and playing. They were not ready to leave on Saturday. Our teenagers enjoyed the hammocks, rafting, zip line etc. Cooking and eating at the Cantina made the reunion most enjoyable. Must not forget making the smores. Playing games in the lodge with the family, laughing, making memories, reminiscing is what it is about and this place made it happen. The venue was spectacular. Family were in awe!

                                                          This was the best family vacation spot ever - YES that is what our family said!

                                                          Susan W.Colorado

                                                          This family reunion planning took 2 years and I am sooooo, glad I found Overlook Ranch. Not only did it offer every thing we needed for 6 families, ages 2 to 72, but the location and setting could not have been better. Each family wase blown away by the view of Longs Peak and the open space. Our hosts Ed and Gisela were fantastic with a laid back Wester hospitality, always available for our questions and needs.

                                                          We had 6 individual families. Ed advised my husband and I take the small "Grandparent Cabin" and let the other families divide up who was sleeping where. That turned out perfect as we had a space away but always had grand kids 'registering' to stay with us. It was special to know they wanted our upper bunk!

                                                          We all had great fun on the property with horse shoe, freesby golf, bbq, canp fires and even a kids talent show! In the day we split up and went every direction for hiking, water rafting, horse back righing and just chillin'.

                                                          Just 4 miles from downtown Estes Park this was so convienent for shopping and groceries.

                                                          I can't think of a better place to bring a family from all over the US together for a fabulous week!

                                                          Thank You Ed and Gisela

                                                          Wonderful Spring Break spot with our boys & dog!

                                                          Laura L.Louisville, CO

                                                          We recently spent 4 nights in the 2 bedroom cabin over our Spring Break. We have been to the Estes Park area countless times and we feel we found a real gem at Overlook Ranch! Our cabin was clean, comfortable and didn't smell at all like dogs! (I had wondered if it would but it really didn't.) We enjoyed making a fire in the wood burning stove. We did lots of fun things at the ranch -frisbee golf, basketball, hiking, horseshoe and just relaxing. We saw deer and elk on the property. Ed let us see the other cabins are we are already trying to arrange a gathering to use the whole property! The big cabin and the little studio are very impressive with the attention to detail. We can hardly wait to go back. Our sons thought it was the perfect vacation. Thank Ed!!


                                                          Estes Park, CO, USA


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          These rates are for the Main Lodge and 2 bedroom cabin only. Peak Season Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only. Dog fee $15/nt or $100/wk. Tents $10/nt. Motor Homes $25/nite with no hook ups.

                                                          34 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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