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(FALL COLORS DISCOUNT) Big Views, Secluded, 6 Acres next to RMNP

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,448 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 BR+ / 2BA - Sleeps 8-10+ - Estes Park #455660 - Mountains and Forests

Remodeled May 2018 with new beds, furniture, kitchen and bathrooms!

Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway is the perfect family and hikers vacation destination. We border Rocky Mountain National Park on 6 acres just 5 minutes off Highway 7, and 20 minutes south of Estes Park. This home is very quiet and 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 on our property or just relax in the house sitting by a fire, reading a book, playing games or watching Netflix or Prime. The WiFi allows for phone calls, plus we have a phone for guest use.

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. We enjoy many mountain dining choices when we visit.

Do you prefer to hike, fish, golf or even horseback ride? All these activities are available nearby. We are less than 200 yards from the new Storm Mountain Trail which connects to Estes Cone, Eugenia Mine and the famous Longs Peak Trail!

We love the drive down Highway 7 to the tiny hamlet of Allenspark, about 15 minutes away to the south. We are close to Estes' pioneer and Park advocate Enos Mill's cabin off Highway 7 and private tours can be arranged. Also in Estes and Allenspark you can visit local art and craft shops. We are near to both the Longs Peak Trailhead and the wonderful Wild Basin hiking areas.

The best aspect of Whispering Pines Mountain Hideaway is how it makes you feel - refreshed, renewed and invigorated with the big views of the wilderness areas that surround us. We especially see birds in the forests around us, and hummingbirds enjoy coming around in the morning.

And when you do choose to be at home in our cabin, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE DURING SNOW: This facility is available year-round subject to weather, however if snowy conditions exist, a 4 wheel drive or all wheel vehicle IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. The last mile is fairly steep. We believe you do not need one in the summer but having one would be the ideal situation.

More Details

Dan and Kelly Heard, owners, Serena Hennig, property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Dan and Kelly Heard, owners, Serena Hennig, property manager

I discovered Colorado in 1972 when hiking and camping in the San Juan Mountains, but I fell in love with it in 1994 when Kelly and I visited with friends at the YMCA here. We found Alberta Falls, and the Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake hikes to be great ways to introduce our young new family to the outdoors. Then later we discovered more difficult hikes like Sky Pond and I climbed Longs twice. We have brought a bit of Texas hospitality with us, and we hope you enjoy our paradise in the mountains!

Dan and Kelly Heard, owners, Serena Hennig, property manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Dan and Kelly Heard, owners, Serena Hennig, property manager chose Estes Park

The spirit of Estes Park is one of helpful caring cooperation. We love the people here. And though there are dozens of homes, cabins, condos and lodges for you in the greater Estes Valley, know you are a full 2200 feet above the Town of Estes Park, and in the summer we are cooler, which is important. We are at 9500 feet elevation, you find serenity and peacefulness you just don't find in the bustling town. The special views of Twin Sisters, Battle Mountain, Tahosa Valley down toward Boulder and Denver, and a peak of the famous Long's Peak are breathtaking.

This place is truly tranquil, a wonderful respite from all your stress and burdens.

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. Few places border Rocky Mountain National Park, and are near the great overlook of Estes Cone. And of course the rarely seen "Goblin's Castle" - a rock formation ON OUR PROPERTY! Get your rappelling gear out and climb the 80 foot formation! (warning - you must be trained and properly equipped to rock climb and we don't recommend for anyone underage).


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2448 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Upstairs bathroom completely remodeled and an extra-deep tub and shower. Downstairs bathroom has an over-sized shower. We will be updating our website, but have not done that yet:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Lower Level Living Room - 2 murphy bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , The downstairs bathroom connects through this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Fold out sofa with Queen - 1 sleep sofa /futon , lower level living room sofa
  • There are 2 king beds, a queen bed, a bunk bed and two full size Murphy beds and a fold-out sofa queen bed in the downstairs living room. Technically we have beds for 12 including the fold-out couch.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • 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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(FALL COLORS DISCOUNT) Big Views, Secluded, 6 Acres next to RMNP
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Outstanding views!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a 7 day stay at this property. It is everything the description says it is (and more). Beautiful views in every direction. The house has been recently remodeled and updated. Very comfortable house in beautiful surroundings. We had 11 people and there was plenty of room for all.

We would try to stay there again if we go to that area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We’ve worked hard to make this special property a complete delight to our guests. We are glad you enjoyed it!!
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Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for all of us. We hiked several peaks and lakes, rafted the Colorado River, and enjoyed a great deal of time in Estes Park. We saw moose, elk, bighorn sheep, eagles, marmots, deer, and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was such a beautiful getaway destination. Me and my family had a blast! The home was so beautiful and had everything we needed, not to mention the amazing outdoors. We will definitely plan on making this our yearly vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The remodel of this cabin has been nicely done. Easily accomodated our family of 10. Close enough to Estes Park for nightly trips into town, but the mountain location provides the perfect environment for quiet relaxation. The owners are very responsive and have equipped the cabin with everything you'll need. Will definitely book this location again if we ever return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lea was a terrific guest and did a great job communicating with us - her family kept our place in immaculate condition, too!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in Estes Park - Loved hiking and white water rafting. The cabin was wonderful. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck. The location is very peaceful and calming. Definitely a place to go to get away from the chaos. The updates inside made everything feel brand new. What a wonderful way to end a 2 week vacation.!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice...

  • 5 of 5

The house has a beautiful view of the mountains. We loved it so much we really didn't want to leave. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very thankful you came, and you are most welcome to come again!
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Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
2 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
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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