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Whispering Pines Mtn. Hideaway; Secluded, 6 Acres, near Estes Park.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR+/2BA - Sleeps 8-10 - Estes Park #455660

Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway is the perfect family vacation destination. Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and situated on 6 acres, the house is surrounded by forest and beautiful rock formations. Overlooking the Tahosa Valley, and with no neighbors in sight, you can hike, enjoy the wrap around deck, wander down to the stream at the base of the property or just relax in the house sitting by a fire, reading a book, playing games or watching television. Need to check your computer occasionally? Don’t worry, WiFi is available as well.

Want to enjoy the mountains, but not be “stuck” in the mountains? Whispering Pines is perfect. Secluded, it is also only 8 miles from downtown Estes Park where dining, shopping, entertainment and all kinds of activities are available. And if you haven’t visited Estes Park before, you will love it. Simply visit our website and click on our Estes Park link where you can see what activities are going on while you’re there.

Do you prefer to hike, fish, golf or even horseback ride? All these activities are available nearby. And if you are the type that would rather visit local art shops or historical places, such activities are available nearby as well. The greatest aspect of Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway is that you can be as busy, or as relaxed, as you want.

And when you do choose to be at home, we provide all the essential comforts that you will need. Relax by the fire in the living room, watch TV, play games in the dining room or take an inviting nap in one of the comfortable beds that await you. Want to enjoy a home cooked meal? Our kitchen is ready for you, unless you would prefer to eat on the deck and enjoy the mountain scenery.

We love our home. We know you will too. We hope you will come and visit us during your next stay in the Estes Park area.

Note: This facility is available from March through October. It is not available during the winter owing to the unpredictability of the weather and the difficulty in driving up the mountain in deep snow. If snowy conditions are forecast, even in early spring, guests are required to drive a four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle.

More Details

Howard and Karleen Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Howard and Karleen Hamilton

As former educators and recent transplants from Southern California, we were smitten by our visit to the gorgeous Rocky Mountain National Park. Desiring to share the beauty of this area with friends and acquaintances, we purchased Whispering Pines. The cabin sits on the edge of the national park and is surrounded by pine trees that indeed whisper in the cool morning or evening breezes. It truly is a “hideaway” from the pressures of daily living.

As new owners, we pledge our best to make your stay both special and memorable. We recommend you visit our web site to see the property as well as learn of the many fun activities that abound in the area.

We look forward to hearing from you as you plan your next vacation.

Howard and Karleen Hamilton


Howard and Karleen Hamilton purchased this house in 2012

Why Howard and Karleen Hamilton chose Estes Park

We love to share the beauty of the Rocky Mountains with friends and guests. Many of our guests come from flatland states that are hot during the summer. They are 'blown away' by the fresh, cool air and the majesty of the mountains that abound in elk, moose, mountain goats, and a bear or two.

What makes this house unique

Visitors love the wrap around deck with a view of the pine trees and surrounding mountains overseeing the lovely Tahosa Valley. Truly a unique place to stay if you wish to get away from the maddening crowds. The lovely city of Estes Park is a bonus... and, of course, the wonderful Rocky Mountain National Park is a cherry on the top of a great experience!


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bathroom. Includes sink, toilet and shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Full bathroom; inc. combination tub/shower, toilet and sink.
  • For pictures of the interior of Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway, be sure to check out our website as well. Find it at
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Optional Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
    Lower Level Living Room - 2 murphy bed
    Sleep Sofa or Futons - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
This property borders Rocky Mountain National Park. There are many hiking trails within easy access ranging from easy to moderate to very challenging. If you like to hike, make sure to bring proper gear including rain gear for those late afternoon summer thunder showers.


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Whispering Pines Mtn. Hideaway; Secluded, 6 Acres, near Estes Park.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfect for our 2 family, adventure filled get away!

  • 5 of 5

Two families (6 Adults, 2 teens, & 1- 9 yr old) stayed for a week in late July/early August 2017. We had plenty of room both inside & outside to relax and spread out! It was a little off the beaten path, up a long winding road, but it gave us the much needed space we had hoped for from the overly crowded Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park. Approximately 20 min from Estes Park, but very close to Lilly Lake, Longs Peak Trail head, & the Wild Basin. Amazing views from the deck and dining area of Longs Peak & Twin sisters. The cabin is dated, but clean, very homey & well stocked with everything you could imagine. The owners were wonderful & easy to deal with! The only con I can think of was it could use a just little more TLC (some pealing paint on the deck, torn screen door, & dirty windows)but that would not keep us from coming back again. We had a perfect vacation & it wouldn't have been nearly as relaxing or fun without Howard & Karleen allowing us to stay in their lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing peaceful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This property was so wonderful!! The owners are the nicest people I've ever met! Wonderful experience with them-we were so blessed to meet them and to get to stay in their wonderful house. We will definitely go there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very secluded and functional for a good size group. We had 6 adults and 4 children ages 2-6. It is also very well stocked with cooking utensils.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

This place was "as advertised". A good value. Stayed a week. Coming from Texas, the view was fantastic and the house comfortable for 10. 6 adults, 4 boys. Other reviews say the same thing.

Convenient to Estes Park downtown and restaurants. Did horseback rides, hiking, jeep tours etc. For the end of July we also had GREAT weather the entire week.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

After years of camping in the Rockies, we've found it necessary to make the switch to renting cabins/homes in the Rockies. The location of this house is perfect because it made us feel like we were "away from it all." The property is secluded with great climbing and exploring opportunities. We loved the little stream. The house had everything we needed plus amazing views. The two living areas were nice to have. The dining room surrounded by windows was my favorite place.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful by secluded

  • 4 of 5

The Hamiltons are wonderful hosts providing every amenity you could need! The property and view of Longs Peak and surrounding peaks is amazing! The house is a bit secluded as it takes about 7 min to get from the home to the main highway and then another 10-15 minutes to get into Estes. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded place, this is the place for you! If you plan to spend time traveling in and out of the city or to many different destinations you may want to be closer to action.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 7 aka Peak-to-Peak Highway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

For more information about the many activities available near Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway, be sure to visit our website as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payments by personal check or cashier's check. We do not accept credit cards.

There is a Security Deposit of $250 which is refundable within 2 weeks and must be paid with a separate check from rental amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.