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GREAT FLY FISHING! PRIVATE RIVER ACCESS SITUATED ON 5 ACRES AWESOME VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Big Pine Cabin sits on 5 acres of wooded land on a mountainside and is bordered by The Roosevelt National Forrest in the Big Thompson Canyon. Known for it's breathtaking views of rock out cropings, pine trees, wildflowers, the Big Thompson River and of course the wildlife.Big Pine Cabin is only 4 miles from downtown Estes Park,so you can enjoy all that town has to offer and find peace and quiet here when you tire of the crowds. The Big Thompson is the home of the Big Horn Sheep which can be seen off the roadway looking for nibbles of grass, keep your eyes open and camera's ready! Elk like the one featured in the picture right off our deck pass through our yard on the way to the river for a drink as well as deer and other wildlife. As a guest of Big Pine Cabin you have access to our private property on the Big Thompson River,(approx. 100 yards from our door to the stairway envision a standard football field)that leads down to the river.Early morning is a perfect time to fly fish (we do have a few standard fishing poles and a tackle box but the more seasoned fisherman usually bring their own.)You may choose to enjoy your morning coffee on the deck as you listen to the birds sing the sun up through the trees you may see several hummingbirds sipping the nectar off the flowers, just don't wear red or they might think you are a very large geranium. Keep your eye out for a spotted fawn or the antlers of a buck,and of course a bear or two may amble by, they stay their distance as we never feed them or leave out any food.There is an beautiful owl that lives on the property that hunts from one of the larger trees out off the deck. We have a large stainless steel propane grill so cook out as much as you like and enjoy eating under the umbrella when the sun is too hot! Star gazing on the deck while sitting by the outdoor propane heater to keep warm and cozy is one of our favorite ways to spend an evening.

The main level consists of the living room which is carpeted with leather furniture and free standing wood stove with glass door so you can relax and watch the fire. But don't worry there is a furnace for those who would rather turn a dial. The television is hooked to Direct T.V. with surround sound and net flix. There are tons of movies plus cartoons and kiddie movies downloaded all free to you. Our dining room and kitchen is an open tiled area with sliding glass doors to our deck and windows that give you a view of the woods right from the large dining table bought in 2016.

The kitchen has a supply of spices and other staples for your convenience. Your basic appliances ( fridge and stove top, oven, dishwasher plus microwave, toaster ,coffee pot, ice tea maker, crock pot,and blender. The guest bathroom is tiled and has a tub and shower, while the master bathroom has a tile shower with built in bench and massage jets. The master bedroom has a new bought Jan. 2017 select comfort king size bed (your back will love it) and log furniture, ceiling fan and quilts for the cool mountain nights. The loft sleeps two on a double size bed with it's sky lights and ceiling fan is a perfect place for the kids (we also have a pac n play crib). Up stairs are two bedrooms one queen and the other has a full size bed. All bedrooms are carpeted and have lots of pillows and quilts! For the safety of our guests we use a sleep defense system( all mattresses and box springs are enclosed in protective coverings)

We have free WiFi so you can stay connected (if you choose to) We have an assortment of games, toys, puzzles, books, horse shoes you can set up and assortment of trucks balls all in an outside toy box. We also have a porta potty, booster chairs and stroller to make your stay easier.

We are a non-smoking residence this includes tobacco products and marijuana and cannot accept any pets. We must follow Estes Park guidelines for our house only eight people allowed children included.

More Details

Owner
Marilyn Powell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely home, very well equipped. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Drake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , painted and tub and tiled shower installed 2016
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower with massage jets new toilet installed 2017
  • 2 BATHROOMS, 3 HAIR DRYERS
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Mattress&box springs with protective coverings
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , select comfort bed purchased 2017 has protective coverings
    Loft - 1 queen , futon mattress has protective covering and a pillow top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , purchased in 2015 with protective coverings and pillow top
  • We also have a pac and carry porta crib
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Should require cleaning service during your stay it is available for $20.00 an hour. We will be happy to make the beds load up the dishwasher throw in a load of laundry for you ect. to arrange this service, call or email the owner.

Reviews

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GREAT FLY FISHING! PRIVATE RIVER ACCESS SITUATED ON 5 ACRES AWESOME VIEWS
average rating of 4.62 based on 65 reviews
4

Great cabin close to Estes Park

  • 4 of 5

Well kept, clean and perfect for our family of 5. Everything was in working order and nice that owners allowed use of fishing poles, games, and books. We would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and view!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to thank Marilyn for providing such a wonderful opportunity to stay at the cabin. The family was immediately impressed with where we would be spending our time close to Estes Park. It was nice to be out of Estes Park, away from the crowd and yet only minutes away. Great place for some rest and relaxation. The cabin was fully equipped and we lacked nothing to make our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice. just like being at home, except we had mountains out the door

  • 4 of 5

super vacation spot. had a great time. we had a little excitement on one evening, with a cougar in the back yard. He checked us out for about 3 min. and then left. we did have the deer come down every evening, until the cougar showing. After that , no deer.Overall, very comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation yes that must have been exciting for you, haven't had a mountain Lion spotting for at least 20 years in this area! Wish I had seen it, they usually stay up high but you are right they often follow the deer and hunt them. It was a pleasure having your family. Marilyn
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5

Enjoyed Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home in Drake, CO. We spent most of our time away from the home, but when we were there, we had everything we needed. The grill worked out great, the heater on the deck was very nice to have, and we even managed to play some yard games in the small yard.

We spent some time in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, and we also attempted to catch some fish in the Big Thompson River. I do want to echo what others have said in reviews, there is a little walk to get down to the River to fish.

Overall, it is a place we'd consider staying at again if we head to Estes Park in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We ate meals on the deck before and after our days of hiking and white water rafting. Marilyn was great. We wish that we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin in a Breathtaking setting

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the better stays we've had through VRBO. Marilyn was very responsive and her instructions for how how to find and use things around the house were spot on. The house itself was beautifully decorated and appointed. Estes Park is a fantastic vacation spot, we fished in Estes Lake and the Big Thompson, explored downtown, and biked several trails. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Denver Int. Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Estes Executive Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lake Shore Lodge
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Eldora ski

Just 3 miles up the Big Thompson Canyon to downtown Estes Park and explore the shops and resturaunts, catch a free outdoor concert. Spend a day or two exploring Rocky Mtn. National Park a must!! Check out the Marina at Lake Estes(boat and bike rentals available) or just relax and enjoy a picnic (they have tables & grills). There are several outdoor shops that rent bikes, tubes,skiis,snow shoes,fishing equipment. Denver is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away with vast art exhibits and galleries, water parks, museums and the zoo.Approx. 1 and 1/2 hours to Central City if you like to gamble and check out the 'ole salons.'

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Rates & Availability

Drake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Insurance $59

Rates and fees are subject to change until payment is received.A housekeeping fee is also added at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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