Spacious. Spotless. Sparkling. Our 1930's vacation house has been undergoing an extreme TLC makeover since its purchase in 2010. It is now ready to be enjoyed by family, friends, and guests.
The FRONT BEDROOM features a private SUNROOM where you can see Lumpy Ridge, the Twin Owls, and other local landmarks while enjoying that first cup of coffee. This bedroom can be set up with two twin beds or a king depending on your preference and is furnished with a dresser, nightstand, and lamp. The guests in the BACK BEDROOM wake up to mountain views every morning. It offers a queen size platform bed, dresser, bed drawers, and a reading lamp for the late night person. The bedrooms share a totally refinished and beautifully tiled, well lit, and well furnished MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM with a walk in shower.
The recently completed 800+ square foot DOWNSTAIRS DORM doubles the square footage of The Vacation House with a 3rd BEDROOM, a 2nd BATHROOM, and the LAUNDRY ROOM. The DOWNSTAIRS DORM offers a queen bed plus a play/sitting area in the Master Suite and bunk beds in the Kids Korner. The Laundry Room has a washer and dryer, another sink and mirror, and an ironing board and iron. The oversized tiled bathroom hosts a double vanity. In the water closet is a toilet and a large walk-in shower complete with a heat/light/exhaust fan combination to make it nice and toasty. The Downstairs Dorm has quickly become one of our favorite parts of the house...cool on those warm days, quiet at night, and very roomy.
Leisurely meals together is one of the best parts of vacation and it easily happens here. The just-like-new u-shaped KITCHEN has a dishwasher, fridge, built in microwave, and stove as well as small appliances, cookware, and table service for your use. There are two long empty shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and foods. It is an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and back deck all adjoining the dining room.
Most of the time we eat outside. The mountains, lake, wildlife, and fresh air are just too good to miss. There is an large, attached deck, a picnic table, and a gas grill for your outdoor cooking. The BACK YARD is on the neighborhood trail for elk and deer so have your camera ready.
After supper we often walk along the lake and take the Riverwalk downtown for ice cream. Evenings at home are spent playing games at the Dining Room table or sitting in front of the Gas Log Fireplace to read a good book. There is also a Flat Screen Roku enabled TV and DVD Player for movie watching from the double reclining couch. Wireless Internet Access keeps you in touch with friends and family.
The cottage is in the Historic Reclamation District. Bring your walking shoes and/or bikes because Lake Estes, the fairgrounds, and the museum are just a block away. Restaurants, coffee shops, trails (including the Riverwalk), downtown shopping, the shuttle stop (in peak season Estes offers a free shuttle to RMNP and different areas of town), and the Visitors Center are also easy walks of less than a mile. When you are ready for a day trip, Rocky Mountain National Park is a quick 3.5 miles away.
The Vacation House is quite flexible because of its layout. For example, it can be 6 separate beds for a girls' getaway; or, two families sharing good times with one family on the main floor and one down; or, older and younger generations vacationing together with the grandparents on the main floor and the family with children needing naps and earlier bedtimes downstairs; or, four retired couples rekindling old friendships.
(For 2-4 people feel free to go to VRBO 1181516 to reserve the main floor only.)
Relax. Refresh. Rekindle. Renew. Restore.
It all happens at the Vacation House in Estes Park.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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