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Location, Location, Location- Walk to River, YMCA & RMNP

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom walk into RMNP along the Big Thomson River

Estes Valley Vacation Home Operating Permit License #6022

'It's not just a transaction...for us it's our passion!'

AspenHaus Cabin is situated in a parklike setting with shared access to the Big Thompson River. From our cozy mountain home it is just a short walk into the Rocky Mountain National Park, 1/2 mile to the YMCA of the Rockies, 2 miles to the Beaver Meadows entrance of RMNP and 3.5 miles to the town center. Or simply leave your car at our home and take the FREE Estes Park Summer shuttle from a stop located within 1/4 mile of AspenHaus Cabin!!

And the AspenHaus Cabin is right down the road from AspenHaus Lodge... purchased in January 2013 we have freshly updated it to provide you with the same ultimate Rocky Mountain experience! Since buying the cabin we have updated the kitchen, painted the entire interior, re-finished the pine floors, had new carpet installed throughout, purchased new furniture for the great room as well as other mountain cabin furnishings, installed gas logs, a new Weber natural gas grill for the deck, updated lighting and stained/painted the exterior deck and trim. Ready-set-go!

The main level vaulted great room is an ideal gathering space with a floor-to-ceiling Colorado moss rock fireplace in a warm and inviting living room setting, an adjoining fully equipped kitchen and dining room area. Picture windows all artwork needed on these walls!

Step out on the deck to enjoy the sounds of the Big Thompson River, just a stone's throw-away; and sneak a peek of Flattop Mountain and Hallett through aspen groves and pine trees... you can take it all in while having your morning coffee, an evening glass of wine or cooking dinner on the grill. And while you are there be sure to say 'hey' to our frequent visitors including elk and wild turkeys!

The main floor bedroom has a king sized bed with an adjoining full bath. Also on the main floor is an off-kitchen laundry and access to the one car attached garage.

The second level of AspenHaus Cabin has two vaulted ceiling bedrooms (a king bed in one and 2 twins in the other); connected by a loft hallway and jack-and-jill bathroom with a separate (double) sink area.

As our guest you will enjoy access to shared common fishing, picnic and playground areas along the Big Thompson river... all within sight of AspenHaus Cabin.

Take a short woodsy walk along the Big Thompson River and emerge to expansive views of Moraine Park. Visit the museum, catch the shuttle to other RMNP destinations or continue your hike on to Cub Lake where you will have extraordinary opportunities to view herds of elk along the way.

Need we go on... our family thinks that AspenHaus Cabin is perfect in every way... not just another vacation rental but our perfect mountain cabin!

Please check-out all of the AspenHaus reviews (VRBO #315065 VRBO 450831 & VRBO 502909)

More Details

Mark and Sue Werder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Mark and Sue Werder

We are diehard fans of the St. Louis Cardinals & Blues, Buffalo Bills & Sabres, world cup soccer, Pittsburgh Penguins (some of us!), VT Hokies and the Rocky Mountains!

Mark and Sue Werder purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Mark and Sue Werder chose Estes Park

We have spent many of our summer vacations visiting national parks and the RMNP is our hands-down favorite! After 2 years of searching for a home in Estes Park we knew that AspenHaus Lodge was the perfect one for us... and AspenHaus Cabin is an even cozier version, just down the road!

What makes this cabin unique

Walk directly into the RMNP or access the shuttle bus by foot to avoid traffic and delays!


Aspen Brook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Level jack-and-jill shared with both bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing


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(68 traveler reviews)

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Location, Location, Location- Walk to River, YMCA & RMNP
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
Hudson, Ohio

Mountain Magic

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 5 July days at this wonderful cabin footsteps from Rocky Mountain National Park. The location was perfect - away from Estes Park summertime congestion, though close to the Park entrance, delicious barbecue, burgers and a small supermarket, and easy driving distance to the wonderful hamlet of Allenspark. I could recommend many other places to eat, hikes and drives, but you have an even better resource - Sue, the owner and manager of AspenHaus. Never in all our years of house rentals have we encountered anyone more helpful, accommodating, and kind. Put yourself in her hands and your visit will be perfect.

As for the house itself, the construction is solid, the furniture is comfortable, the decorations reflecting western living, an easy-to-use TV/ media center, and the kitchen extremely well equipped. You feel like you are living in someone's lovely home, rather than a vacation rental. The neighborhood is cozy, with homes close by but still private. The river is across the road, close enough to hear the rushing water at night.

If you are a group from two to six people, and appreciate not living in the middle of summer crowds and chaos, look no further. Aspenhaus is your home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt like I knew you before you ever arrived in Estes Park : ) And it was great meeting you and your family in person!! Thank you so much for the awesome reveiw which we will all celebrate with great pride. Looking forward to your next visit!! Mark and Sue, Owners
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the AspenHaus Cabin. We noticed right away how fully stocked the kitchen was, and how we would be in close proximity to everything we wanted to do. We were able to hike directly into RMNP! Also, the best restaurant in town is right across the street! The Dunraven Inn is a must! We loved being so close to the Big Thompson River that the stream could be heard from our porch. I personally loved the Weber grill. We had a fantastic steak night and felt right at home! The kids loved seeing the Elk up close several times! Thanks so much Mark and Sue. We highly recommend AspenHaus to our friends, and we will be back ourselves! Chad and Aimee N.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun for us to meet you and your beautiful family, thank you!! .....and thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to review our home. Looking forward to your family's return!! Mark and Sue, Owners
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What a Spectacular Setting

  • 5 of 5

Mark And Sue, Just wanted to say what a beautiful cabin the Aspen Haus is, from the moment we walked in the comfort and cleanliness were beyond compare. The fully stocked kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals from simple to gourmet , I do believe you have thought of everything. The park like setting of the neighborhood is peaceful and tranquil. The location is perfect for attending events at the YMCA, ( wedding ), RMNP, restaurants , hiking trails, fishing, and town is just a short drive. Wildlife viewing from the cabin was exciting as we seen some buck deer and a few chipmunks , and of course the black bear that wandered thru the neighborhood one morning was priceless. Thank you so much for sharing your home it made for a great vacation. Can't wait to come back Deb & Dave

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved meeting you and Dave and hearing about your adventures...including the little black bear...thank you!! And thanks so much for taking the time to review our beloved AspenHaus Cabin, much appreciated!! We will look forward to your next visit. Mark and Sue, Owners
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Beautiful home near the river!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The perfect size for my family of four upstairs and a full bedroom/ bath for the grandparents downstairs. We utilized the garage space and extra refrigerator there for flowers for my sons wedding. It was also less steps for the Grandparents to enter the home from the garage, a bonus! Beautiful trails right from the cabin, and close to our wedding festivities at the YMCA camp. Sue was easily available to answer all our questions. Great internet connection!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home; and for leaving the wedding flowers for us which we very much enjoyed!! We loved the photos of your son's beautiful wedding at the YMCA of the Rockies, thanks for sharing your familiy's special day!! Mark and Sue, Owners
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Great Place for your Mountain Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin that is definitely well maintained. The layout is wonderful for two families to share, the beds comfortable and the kitchen amazingly well stocked. You could move in and not have to buy anything! Mark and Sue have thought of everything to make your stay trouble free. They are wonderful about making recommendations on restaurants, hikes to take, fun activities for the family. You can tell they care about their guests and making sure you have a great experience. There is playground across the street if you are bringing little ones which was a nice add. We saw elk, turkeys and a ton of hummingbirds during our stay. The fishing access is limited which might be a problem for some people but we were able to catch fish within the guidelines of the water access. It is wonderful to be able to walk into the park from your cabin and avoid the crowds in the park. The owners have a wonderful place, I would recommend without hesitation. We have been coming to Estes Park and RMNP for over 27 years and this is the best place we have stayed.

There is one negative, I would say that the speed bumps in the subdivision are ridiculous! Seriously, overkill, there are seven between the entry and the cabin, we got really tired of driving over them! We know this is a residential community but these were located about 10 yards from each other and were jarring at an idle. Not sure this is within the owners control but I can't think that the people who live there full-time would want to drive over those every single day!

Thanks, Mark and Sue

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review AspenHaus Cabin, much appreciated!! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Mike. We are sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the speed bumps... ironically it is the permanent residents who advocate for them (ourselves included!!). The speed bumps are in place from Memorial day until Fall to slow folks down due to the abundance of children, hiker-traffic, wildlife and dust during this time. As owners (and recent grandparents!!) we fully support the speed bumps; albeit they can be annoying sometimes when in a hurry : ) Thanks again and best!! Mark and Sue, Owners
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Loved the Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Just our luck. We happened to be in town on a weekend when they got 36" of snow in the middle of May . Despite that problem, The owners, (Mark and Sue) somehow managed to have the Cabin ready for us when we got there. Sue kept in touch with us while we were on our way there to keep us informed on road conditions during the storm. We had no problem getting to the cabin. The Cabin was clean, cozy, and even more than we had expected. We couldn't believe all the amenities it had.

We loved to watch the deer grazing outside our window each day. We actually saw more wildlife by the cabin and in Estes Park than we did in Rocky Mountain National Park. As they mentioned in the cabin description, all we needed to bring to the cabin was food. They had everything else we needed . They also had books, videos and games for us to use. We couldn't have been happier with the cabin and will look to stay there again next time we come back. Thanks Mark and Sue for the wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OUR good luck too... that your family picked our cabin for your Estes Park wedding weekend, thank you so much!! Thanks also for taking the time to write this review for us. We hope to see you again....maybe Summer next time : ) Mark and Sue, Owners
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver International
Car: recommended

The Rocky Mountain National Park Beaver Meadows entrance is within 2 miles of AspenHaus Cabin. Walk into the RMNP from trailheads which are 1/4 mile away.


Rates & Availability

Aspen Brook Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 6 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $200
Tax Rate 5.55%

Cancellation Policy-
If we receive notice 60 days (Peak)/30 days (non-Peak) before the date of your scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit less $100 of it for administrative costs. If you notify us after 60 days but prior to 30 days from the date of your arrival, the full amount of your deposit will be retained. If you cancel within 30 days of the date of your arrival, you will be held responsible for the full amount of the charge for lodging. Note: For rentals of 30 days or more no refund will be given for cancellations within 120 days of reservation.

In all cases we will make every effort to re-book the property; and, if successful, we will refund a pro-rated share less administrative expenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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