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Awesome River Home, Mountain Views, Hot Tub, 5 Bedroom/4Bath

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths

Permit 3007

Our recently remodeled awesome river retreat home, 'Dancing Bears', is located on 300 feet of beautiful Big Thompson River frontage with views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the mountains. There is Rocky Mountain National Park land located across the river from our home. Estes Park is a little 'slice of heaven' and we are creating a comfortable, warm home to enjoy with your family and friends.

The home is laid out so that there is nice separation when

desired - 3 bedrooms and on one side of the family area and 2 bedrooms on the other side by the family area. There are 4 bathrooms.

The great room has large windows to the west with views of the mountains and large windows overlooking the Big Thompson River. A large rock fireplace. two sofas, a rocking chair, a big screen TV, DVD and stereo furnish the living room area of the great room. Play air hockey, pool or ping pong while watching the river from the great room. One of the sofas is a queen sleeper.

The dining room table is in the dining area of the great room and accommodates up to 14 people and overlooks the Big Thompson River. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and opens into the great room and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for your culinary delights. There is a small powder room with a shower by the great room, dining area and kitchen.

The deck has new patio furniture for taking in

the beautiful Rocky Mountain sky, mountains and surroundings while listening and watching the river. There is a large grill for cooking your fresh caught trout. Enjoy the stars and the river as you relax in the hot tub after a day of hiking or snowshoeing.

The family area has a 40 inch TV, DVD, game system and a log twin sofa with a twin trundle.

The master bedroom, 'Bears', has windows overlooking the river, a door that opens onto the river front deck and a rock fireplace. There is a King Log bed and a TV for Mama and Papa Bear :). 'Bears' has an ensuite bathroom with a steam shower so Mama and Papa can have a very relaxing steam after a long hike.

Bedroom two, 'Trees' room has windows overlooking the river and has a King Log Bed.

There is a bathroom across the hall from 'Trees' and it has a bath tub with shower.

Bedroom three, 'Moose' is a second Master Suite and has a sliding glass door to a private balcony overlooking the river. 'Moose' has a king log bed, TV and an ensuite small bathroom with a shower shared with the 'American Flag' bedroom.

Bedroom four, 'American Flag', has windows overlooking the river. 'American Flag' has a King bed, a window overlooking the river and an ensuite small bathroom with a shower shared with 'Moose' second master bedroom.

Bedroom five, 'Wild Horses' has a king bed and a set of bunk beds, windows overlooking the river and a tv.

All of this and more makes 'Dancing Bears' a relaxing and rejuvenating home to enjoy with family and friends.

Approximately 1 1/2 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park and 1 mile to grocery store, etc.

No Smoking, Please. No Pets.

Here is the cancellation policy:

In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee of the total will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

Keywords: riverfront, river, home, rocky mountain national park, hiking, mountains, hot tub, fishing. fly fishing

More Details

Jane Livingston - Owner
Member since: 2005
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jane Livingston - Owner

I consider myself to be very blessed and fortunate to live in a country where we can enjoy our freedoms. I am a lucky mom to a wonderful teenage son. I find the world and people fascinating and relish the time I can spend traveling and exploring.. I love to travel, experience the world and spend time outdoors.

Jane Livingston - Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why Jane Livingston - Owner chose Estes Park

I worked at the YMCA of the Rockies one summer while in college and I almost stayed rather than going back to college. Rocky Mountain National Park has some of the best hiking in the world. Being by the water and soaking up the outdoors while listening to the soothing sounds of the river and taking in the spectacular rocky mountains is a wonderful feeling. The energy around our home and along the river is awesome and being so close to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park is wonderful.

What makes this house unique

We are 1.5 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park and less than that to a grocery store and shopping. Relax by the river while reading a good book and being mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the mountains and the sounds of the river. Sit on the river patio while fishing to your heart's content. Soak in the hot tub after hiking or snowshoeing while watching and listening to the river. Enjoy a soothing, peaceful steam shower anytime you desire. Relax with your morning cup of coffee on the patio taking in all the beauty. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as the sun sets behind the mountains while cooking those fresh caught fish on the grill.


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across from Trees bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , By Great Room, Dining Area and Kitchen
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Steam shower, double vanity sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite shared Moose 2nd Master and Flag Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Trees - 1 king , Overlooking river with TV
    Moose - 2nd Master - 1 king , Private river deck, ensuite shared bath, TV
    Wild Horses - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Overlooking river, TV, King & set of twin bunk beds
    Master - 1 king , Master with ensuite bathroom, overlooking river & door
    Family area - 3 twin/ single , Twin sofa, twin trundle and fold out chair bed, TV
    Great Room - 1 queen , Comfy queen memory foam sleeper sofa, TV, River
    Flag - 1 king , Overlooking river, ensuite bath shared with Moose/2nd master
  • King size beds (5), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sofa bed in great room; Twin log sofa bed with twin trundle bed in family room, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Steam shower in Master Suite.


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Awesome River Home, Mountain Views, Hot Tub, 5 Bedroom/4Bath
average rating of 4.830986 based on 71 reviews
Omaha, ,NE

A Five Star For Us and It Will Be For You Too !!

  • 5 of 5

Reading reviews for this home before we went on our trip to Estes Park, I felt pretty good this was going to work out great for our group of 7 adults and 4 children. The home was better than I thought it was going to be. You know it works out well when everyone is saying we should rent this home again on our next trip to Estes Park. With the exception of two small steps from the kitchen to the great room, and two small steps from the hallway to the TV area in the back of the house, there are no steps inside the home, and these steps all hand handrails, if needed. There are two steps in the house as well again with a handrail. And bonus points for being able to drive right up to the front door. No tricky driveways to deal with at his home either. As you walk thru the house for the first time you realize just how much room is in this 5 bedroom house. We have stayed in many homes on our trips to Estes Park, and no other place came close to having the room this house does.

The kitchen was stocked full of every pot, pan or cooking utensil you could need. We cooked every night we were there, and nobody was short of something they needed to make their dinner each night. We fed 11 each meal, and there was no shortage of plates or glasses.

The bedrooms were all large and the beds were all comfortable. And you can open up the bedroom windows to hear the sound of the Thompson River, which runs along the back yard.

The patio area was great. There are three tables outside with 12 chairs and a hot tub. And a large grill if you like to cook out. There are some stairs you can walk down and at the bottom of the stairs is a small patio area with a couple of benches, to sit right by the river to enjoy the fresh air of Colorado. If you enjoy hummingbirds, you can watch a lot of them along the river from this spot.

It is about a 3 minute drive to the highway where you can turn left to head to Rocky Mountain National Park, or right to drive into downtown Estes Park. You also have easy access to Mary's Lake Road, where you take the back way around downtown, if you wanted to do that as well. Great location for getting around Estes Park !

I could go on but you need to experience this house for yourself. If you have kids, they will love the game table in the Great Room, or the TV/Game Room in the back of the house.

Thank you Jane for allowing us to rent your home. We hope to be in this house again soon !!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend at this property. The house was very clean along with the outdoor hot tub. We were able to walk out the front door and be greeted by deer only 20 feet away. I would recommend this property over and over to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling, IL

Best family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Estes Park with four adults and two small children. We were so happy with this home! There were five wonderful bedrooms, and an amazing family room with a game table, a hot tub, and gorgeous views. We had a herd of Elk across the river that we loved watching. The home has all of the amenities that you would wish for in a vacation home. We hope to visit again soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the river!

  • 5 of 5

The host did an amazing job communicating with me prior to arrival and laid out all the ins and outs of the property for our stay. The house was well equipped with everything we need to cook and dine for the weekend as well as relax and enjoy our stay. We even saw a mountain lion walking up the frozen river behind the house one morning, and proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park was unbelievable!! All in all a great property in an even better location, thank you so much for opening your house to us.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well advertised. It met all of our needs. It's hard to find a house that has that many bedroom...and all with KING beds! Such a great getaway, private and close to RMNP. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful riverside house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Jane's house! Plenty of sleeping space, activities, kitchen amenities and fully stocked cabinets, and warm inviting decor! Would recommend to any type of group! We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Other Side
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Other Side
Nearest Ski
50 Miles

Rocky Mountain National Park, Highest Road in the Continental USA, Air Hockey, Pool Table, Ping Pong


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Everyone must be 28 or older or accompanied by parents. Holiday rates may be higher. Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $3995/week; $595/night. Additional 3% for payment by debit or credit card. Cancellation fees apply. Security deposit refund is typically processed within 10 business days of check out. Here is the cancellation policy:
In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee of the total will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund