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Rural Setting, Mountain Views, Near Estes Park, Boulder and Ft.Collins

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

house, 2 or 3 bedrooms + other (see description), up to 2 bathrooms, (sleeps 10)

Welcome to this rural oasis in the heart of Northern Colorado. You will enjoy a stress free stay here in a countryside neighborhood of Berthoud, the garden spot of Colorado. This retreat is pastoral living at its best in a soothing and natural setting. You can’t help but immediately unwind in the privacy and beauty of this comfortable up to four bedroom ranch style home located right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This home has a southwestern feel to it with a tobacco brown Adobe finish. The Interior is comprised of many natural elements such as sustainable rose wood floors, numerous decorative beams, arches and interesting colorful features.

This country, Mountain View Retreat has many amenities to entertain your senses. Whether you look forward to creating a romantic get-away for two, or are planning this years family reunion, ... it’s all possible.

This unique natural country setting attracts many varieties of birds, toads, coyote, fox, hawks and other wild life. The view from the back porch is far reaching and you can enjoy seeing dozens of mountain tops in the distance. The colorful easterly sunrises and westerly sunsets under the big Colorado country sky offer photographers a great location. The retreat’s outdoors has no lack of resting areas for relaxation, with thoughtful placement of small benches, chairs, and tables that can be enjoyed from early breakfasts to late night fireside chats.

The Living room, kitchen and dining room area is designed to be a very open spacious living experience, without walls, so all family members have together time whether they are preparing a meal, reading a book, or watching the game. The large dining room table can easily accommodate 8-10 but also ‘folds down’ to be the right intimate size for a romantic setting; maybe a champaign brunch for two? The expansive master bedroom has a garden room feel to it as it is surrounded in season by mature flowering lilac bushes, pine, and other trees. For your convenience, the adjacent walk-in closet has a front loading quality European washing machine and dryer. Up to two bathrooms can be made available (see bathroom details) are furnished with each their own jacuzzi. Exercise enthusiasts, will find not just a treadmill in the house but also various exercise gadgets in the adjacent basement complete with a weight lifting machine. (no more excuses). A Country Retreat’s kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans and everything else you need to prepare gourmet meals or just good old fashioned relaxing country food.

Berthoud, Colorado is the ideal Front Range location. It is geographically centered between Boulder and Fort Collins (30 minutes either way). You’re located only 12 minutes from the foothill mountain towns of Lyons and Loveland, all of which offer many desired amenities. Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), can be directly reached via a scenic 40 minute drive over lesser known byways.

Boulder touts one of the top 10 walking malls in North America with a plethora of street performers to amaze and entertain. Fort Collins besides being one of the top retirement locations in the USA and home to the University of Colorado, offers an old fashioned drive-in movie theater. Lyons is famous for its annual bluegrass and folk music festivals and has it’s own year round blues club. Tubing and kayaking in the river is one of Lyons attractions and lots of fun for people of all ages.

Also you’ll be only a 10 minute drive from beautiful Carter Lake, one of the most scenic and larger lakes in northern Colorado. The lake is three miles long and one mile wide and offers not only fishing, sailing, camping, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, picnicking, boating ( rentals available), and water skiing. but also offers diverse wooded trails, some of which are designated for handicapped. Carter Lake recreational area is open all year long,
as are the other nearby lakes.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can be enjoyed by guests of all physical abilities ages, and interests,...from a scenic car drive above the tree line to vigorous Switzerland style hikes, to photographing wild life or fly fishing, all of which can create amazing Memories.

A Country Retreat in adventure laden northern Colorado is truly situated in the middle of everything. Enjoy the soothing tranquility of this country retreat, relaxing from everyday stresses or communing with nature or go and explore the wonders surrounding you.

For those who like to research the area via the Internet you will benefit from using the high speed wireless WiFi connection.

For added peace of mind and support we have our office and ground's keeper quarters on the premises so if you need help in starting a campfire, someone to look in on your dog while you're out, ideas or directions of things to do, and more, please ask. You can knock on our door, text or call us. We're here for you. Let us know how we can make your stay as ideal as possible.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors Only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    If Dogs and Cats know good behavior and are polite to all furniture and carpets they are very welcome. Please inquire about our pet policy. We will have space available for some transient horses or Alpacas etc....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Since this is essentially a ranch style house the main bedroom, kitchen and bathroom are all on one level and easy to access with a wheelchair. For the one step up to the house a ramp can be supplied. Please request in advance....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 1 full bathroom with two sinks, large Jacuzzi style bathtub, and stand alone shower with wall jets is centrally located on the first floor of this ranch structure. A second bathroom is located in the adjoining apartment and is not available to guests unless the apartment is available and booked in advance for an added charge. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • HEPA air filtration cycles fresh pure air 4-6 times per hour, PiMag filtered water system for clean drinking water and chlorine free showers. Bio Magnetic Sleep Systems for addressing body aches, deep sleep, health, and wellbeing. Mountain Peak Views, Wildlife Watching, Big Colorado Country Day or Night Sky Photo Opportunities...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Berthoud is only 10 minutes away. Loveland and Longmont downtown is about 15 minutes. Boulder and Ft. Collins downtown is 30 minutes away. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    From the backyard you can see about two dozen mountain tops, dependent of course on the weather. Indian Peaks mountain range is viewable. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of a dozen mountain peaks in the distance offering spectacular backdrop opportunities for photgraphing morning sunrises and evening sunsets ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful, quiet setting with an abundance of natural wildlife. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Spacious open dining allowing connection with kitchen, dining area, and living room. Great for entertaining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    A central swamp cooler services the living room area and the two bedrooms. A separate air-conditioner unit cools the master bedroom during the summer months....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Wireless WiFi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quality European equipment. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill in master bedroom. Full professional weightlifting machine on lower level. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    One of the ambient heating sources the house features is a cozy gas fireplace in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Stand alone furnaces deliver heat where it is needed. Master bedroom and lower level bedroom have ambient romantic electric fire places. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For all beds and convertible beds you will be provided with linens. The bathroom(s) are equipped with bath and hand towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious open floor plan with gas fireplace and 2 European sleeping sofas (doubles as a hybrid bedroom) for the late night TV watcher. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone Coverage...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking directly on the property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking area on property close to the house where you can park and maneuver large 'toys'...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Calls over Skype and WiFi....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Quality European equipment....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Latest router in use. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    For cold winter days...a norwegian wood burning stove in the hallway will radiate soothing warmth throughout the house....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Norwegian wood stove fireplace in entrance area to home. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful natural cherry wood floors. Large deep sink. Stainless steel appliances. Wine glasses etc. Popcorn popper, blender. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel with lower drawer freezer configuration. Ice maker. ...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Rear Mountain Facing covered Wood Deck with View of Horse Pasture and another Deck adjacent to the bedroom. A Screened in Front Porch a West Facing Flagstone Patio and an East facing Breakfast LawnPatio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Roomy Heated Jacuzzi style bathtub off of master bedroom for relaxation and stress free soaks. ...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season 2017
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$299 $349
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas /New year
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199 $249
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Call us directly for special terms and first time visitor discounts.

Refund Policy: If cancellation is received at least 8 weeks prior to your reserved arrival date you will receive a full refund minus a 10% handling fee of the sum total of your stay. If written cancellation is received less than 8 weeks prior to your reserved arrival date, the reservation sum total is due in whole 30 days prior to your reserved arrival date. A lesser amount may be charged in the event the cabin can be re-rented to another guest. Alternatively, if the need arises, you are welcome to substitute other family members or friends in your place by letting us know in advance of arrival. Travel cancelation insurance is also an option.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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Being centrally located you will enjoy day visits to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

Colorful hot air ballon rides on the outskirts of Boulder is great for those who enjoy seeing the area from a bird's eye view perspective.

Bikes can be rented in both Lyons and Longmont for beautiful scenic rides.

Loveland, Colorado's Sweetheart City, famous for it's Valentine's Day love stamp program has many other attractions one of which is the yearly Sculpture in the Park show every August. Natural pleasures ranging from biking to fishing and Lake Loveland Swim Beach is very popular during the summer month.

Boulder, a quick and scenic 30 minute drive, is one of Colorado's more popular 'tourist traps'. This college town nestled at the foot of The Rocky Mountains has something to offer for everyone. From nature walks to shopping. When it comes to entertainment Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is a must see. Street performers from around the United States congregate and share their special talents with the numerous passerby traffic. Right off the mall you can visit The Boulderado Hotel for an ambient old west feel inclusive of some local ghosts who are known to haunt the rooms and hallways.

Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs with geothermal caves and mud baths, spring fed pool are a scenic one and a half hour drive away.

Enjoy night life in the college and retirement town of eclectic Fort Collins with its vast array of coffee houses, restaurants, parks and museums. At least four local Beer Brewing companies give tours (with samples) or explore fort collins outdoors nearby Horsetooth Reservoir or Lory State Park invite for a day adventure.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra auditorium in Longmont is only 15 minutes away for a classic cultural night out...followed by a visit to the old west style Dickens Pub Tavern and Opera House for a dinner and local brew. Part of the establishment is reported to be haunted. Longmont touts a wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, day spas, and has a great library.

Closer to home in 10 minutes you can be enjoying a delectable thin crust pizza in Berthoud's famous John Doug's pizzeria or ask for home delivery. As an alternative try Brick Oven Pizza on the other side of the train tracks. Bottomless $1 cups of coffee with free WiFi in a family friendly atmosphere and choice of delicious food or dessert is available n downtown Berthoud at The Jumping Bean Coffee House.

Last but not least…Carter Lake with its beautiful views, camping, fishing, and water sport rentals is only minutes from the house along the old back road (CR 4 which used to be named Wagon Wheel Road).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Your hosts, Rita and Russell Haack have an eclectic service minded background nationally and internationally with a foundation rooted in natural healing. They also own and manage the number one cabin in the Colorado Directory, A River Bend Retreat. Between them they speak German and Norwegian and of course English. Willkommen, Velkommen, and Welcome! Rita is originally from Hamburg, Germany. For years she taught courses in medicinal cooking to support individuals in reversing the symptoms of degenerative disease in Scandinavia, Germany, and North America. Rita has various degrees in massage, life coaching and natural lifestyle education. Russell is a gifted neuromuscular therapist who has helped clients around the world find relief from both physical and psycho-emotional symptoms. In later years he has applied his healing experience to his business coaching practice that integrates innovative Internet marketing tactics. Russell holds an M.A. in Business Communication and a B.A. in Health and Wellness.

Why Berthoud, CO, USA:
After living in the hustle and bustle of Boulder for years we fell in love with our present home in Berthoud due to its rural peaceful surroundings along with the amazing views and central location to both Boulder and Ft. Collins (30 minute drive either way) as well as Rocky Mountain National Park (40 minutes), Longmont (10 minutes), and Loveland 15 minutes). From here we are close to everything northern Colorado has to offer with access to Cheyenne, Wyoming (50 minutes).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Central Location!!! Easy year round access to Boulder, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. On sight massage, exercise equipment, therapeutic sleep system, HEPA air filtration, and WiFi.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Inside front entrance

    Inside front entrance

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  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Autumn warmth  in Livingroom

    Autumn warmth in Livingroom

  • Another angle; living room

    Another angle; living room

  • Springtime


  • Winter wild life

    Winter wild life

  • Grill area

    Grill area

  • Solar lit flagstone pathway to house at night

    Solar lit flagstone pathway to house at night

  • Sunrise Eastern Big Sky View

    Sunrise Eastern Big Sky View

  • A Country Retreat's Front View facing north with partial view of screen-porch

    A Country Retreat's Front View facing north with partial view of screen-porch

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • rustic dinner area connected to living room

    rustic dinner area connected to living room

  • Springtime tulips

    Springtime tulips

  • Walkway View

    Walkway View

  • Front porch, all screened in.

    Front porch, all screened in.

  • Snow Covered Mountain Peak View

    Snow Covered Mountain Peak View

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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