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LONGS PEAK VIEW*7 MIN. WALK TO TOWN*PATIO/GARDEN OASIS*4 MINUTE DRIVE TO RMNP

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms Including 2 Master Suites, 3 1/2 Bathrooms VIEW OF LONG'S PEAK!

Town of Estes Park License # 3074. With an exquisite view of Longs Peak, this 3800 sq. foot home offers the best mountain top experience. Situated within four miles of the Rocky Mountain National Park which offers amazing activities of nature and wildlife. The rambling house provides many nooks from which to enjoy exquisite views or a leisurely cup of tea or coffee. The patio offers a quiet and serene atmosphere for grilling, gathering the family, relaxing, and keeping watch for wildlife. The blue spruces, pine trees, and juniper provide a sense of seclusion while just an easy walk to downtown. The garden and green lawn provide another area to relax or play as you enjoy the view of the gondola on Prospect Mountain, views of Longs Peak, and its neighboring peaks.

Cook traditional family recipes in this well equipped kitchen with stainless steel pots and pans, four-slice toaster, microwave, Cuisinart blender, Keurig coffee maker, wine glasses, kitchen tools, slow cook cooker, and more all complementing this beautiful kitchen.

The cabinets and bench seat are beetle kill from a local wood mill in Drake, Colorado. The knotty pine cabinets and walls are in the dinning room. The rich woods add a warm atmosphere to our home.

The sizeable and unique dining-sunroom-living room has rich oak floors that accent the elegance of tradition and the invitation of comfort. The lengthy living room allows for two separate seating areas with twin leather sofas that speak of western hospitality. Adjacent to this area are two bedrooms with queen beds and a classy stone bathroom.

Upstairs are two beautiful master suites. One has an adjacent sitting room with an east balcony plus lounge chairs for an early cup of coffee. There is a private bathroom with two sinks. The second master suite has a cabin atmosphere with pine tongue-and-groove paneled walls and oak flooring. This suite also has a private bathroom.

Available for your outdoor activities is the use of day packs. There is always extra ice for packing up for a day activity. If you should decide to have an evening “at home”, there are board games, yard darts and Corn Hole Toss.

This vacation site is a seven minute walk to our downtown shopping and restaurant area. Safeway and the historic Stanley Hotel are within walking distance. MacGregor Ranch is also a short walk to enjoy the museum presentation. Twin Owls Steakhouse is along the way to the museum.

The home is peaceful and serene with an abundance of mountain birds in the early morning hours or gathered at the birdbaths among the native wild flowers. It is the perfect spot for gathering three or four couples, a small family, holiday gatherings or a small company retreat. It's a home for a writer, photographer or artist will find it a nesting place for creativity.

This house can handle your family of 8 guests or a romantic getaway for two—glorious weather in the summer and intimate with the warmth of fireside winters. Come, relax, refresh, and refocus as your enjoy the recreational wonderland of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Paul's grandmother bought the original cabin after she retired from teaching English literature at University of Colorado. As we assumed ownership, we both added to and updated the original home. With our grandchildren coming into the home, five (5) generations of Romigs have enjoyed the house, the grounds, the Town of Estes Park, and the restful and yet stimulating beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Paul was born in Denver but grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs. Ellen was raised in the near suburbs of Washington, D.C.. We met at an elementary school in McLean, VA where we both were employed. We vacationed here several summers before finally moving to Colorado in 1988.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1954

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Front Range

This house has been a part of my (Paul's) life since my high school days.

What makes this house unique

We love the views from the large picture windows from which we see Twin Sisters, Long's Peak, and the majestic high country peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. As place to vacation, we enjoyed getting up early, going for hikes, coming back to the house for food and rest, playing Uno, and enjoying a stroll downtown to wander through the shops in the evenings...maybe stopping in one of the ice cream parlors for a cone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful week we had here! The weather was great and we did some fabulous hikes: Deer Mountain, Emerald Lake, and many others.We enjoyed a wonderful bike trip down Old Fall River Road. It was closed to traffic, so we were able to enjoy a peaceful ride, stopping to explore beautiful waterfalls and encountering multiple elk. What we particularly enjoyed was having the chance to hear from people who love Colorado and shared their enthusiasm with us. Our bike trip tour guide shared stories of how the big floods affected the town and pointed out the start of Fall River on the mountains. Ellen and Paul told a couple of stories about their Grandma Edna's life here. Seeing photos of the views from the house in the past (before the trees filled in and blocked the view of Estes Park Lake) and how the house has evolved and grown is fascinating.

We are so grateful for this rich experience and hope we'll be back!!
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , There is a half bathroom as you come into our entry.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom excluding tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed has allergy free cover
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed has allergy free cover
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , New king mattress has allergy free cover
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master suite with new mattress and allergy free cover.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE IN OUR TOWN, ESTES PARK *Bird sightings~hummingbirds, wild turkeys, blue grouse, ptarmigans, bald eagle, cranes, various hawks, woodpeckers, orioles, finches, tanagers (endless numbers and species) *Fly fishing in the mountain streams and lake *Horseback riding & guided rock climbing *Mountain trail and road biking *4 wheel excursions *Kayaks and sailing on Lake Estes *Marathons & marathon team relays *Tennis, mini-golf and 9-18-hole golf courses *Bumper boats, go carts, slide, bungie jumping *Obstacle course in the air-new to Estes *Hiking summit and waterfall trails, back country trips *Plein Air festival of local artisans *Photography Galleries *Weekly music festivals, Performance Park, Bond Park & concerts at the Stanly Hotel *Historic plays at the Baldpate Inn *Rooftop Rodeo, Wool Market and Fiber Fest

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

LONGS PEAK VIEW*7 MIN. WALK TO TOWN*PATIO/GARDEN OASIS*4 MINUTE DRIVE TO RMNP
average rating of 4.894737 based on 36 reviews
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 rented this amazing property during the July 4 week and there aren't enough stars to reflect how much we loved Paul & Ellen home. First of all, in terms of location there is no better. The property is tucked inside a quiet side road and yet you can easily walk to town. The home is also 4 miles to the less busy entrance to RMNP. Trust us, this is very important.

They have thought of everything in terms of comfort and the layout of the house is great whether you have one big family or want some zoning if grandparents are tagging along with a young family. There are two enormous Masters upstairs with their own bathrooms and then the other bedrooms are downstairs on the other side of the house. We could not hear our college age boys at night--not one peep. The kitchen has everything you will need, and then some. The outdoor space with it's BBQ, huge patio, firepit, Baggo, games, etc was where you would find us after a long day of hiking. Paul & Ellen also gave us help along the way when we needed direction about where to go for horseback riding, kayaking or eating! We travel a lot as a family and have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals by owner and we all agreed that our stay at Paul & Ellen's was the BEST to date. What made it the best was that Paul & Ellen have created a vacation rental that blends the modern conveniences of home in a natural space that fits right into the natural beauty of Colorado. When there was an opening, I was concerned that there was something really wrong or strange about the house. Then I learned that they had just started renting their home. What a blessing for us--we will never forget the wonderful memories created up the hill from Wonder View. --Jim (55), Robbie (55), Mandy (30), Allie (24), Jack (22), Lyndsey(20) and Henry (16). P.S. With a family our size, the dining room table was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! We are usually all squished.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in Estes Park in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Blue Spruce Corner was everything that it was advertised to be! Our family had gathered from all over the country in Denver for a wedding in Mid June, and this was the perfect place to relax and unwind after all the festivities. We had 6 adults, 2 couples and 2 singles, so having 4bedrooms that accommodated adults was very nice. Having 2 bedrooms on the 1st/main floor allowed our physically challenged(using a walker) family member to enjoy the stay as well. We enjoyed spending time outside on the patio, watching the nesting hummingbird and other wildlife while visiting with the family. The location was perfect! Not far from town and the Safeway. The RMNP entrance is just a few miles down the road, so we were able to drive the Trail Ridge Road early in the morning, before the crowds. The house is located right off the main road, but you would never know it. We had all the peace and quiet and privacy as if we were the only house around.

The Romig's were wonderful hosts. If we ever come back to Estes Park, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patti. We loved meeting your siblings and your dad. It was an A+ experience having your family join us at Blue Spruce Corner. We are hoping you make it back to Estes Park. You will be given a discount if you come again! Ellen
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Our Wonderful Vacation in Estes Park

  • 4 of 5

My family had a very pleasant experience in our stay at the Romig's home. With their lovely patio and very large dining area we shared so many memorable times together.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large home, conveniently located, good view

  • 4 of 5

Our family has been traveling to Estes to hike in RMNP for a number of years and renting houses on VRBO each year. We enjoyed our stay at this home. The house was large with lots of privacy and quiet spaces. There is a great view of Long's Peak from the Living room. The patio provides lots of lovely seating in the shade. The short walk to town was a big selling point as we had teenagers and young adults. The short drive to RMNP is another plus. One issue is the house is close to a busy road so there is a bit of road noise. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoy coming to Estes Park! The RMNP is a great place for hiking and having family time. Ellen
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5

Lovely home. Fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for our scattered family to meet. Just outside the town's hubbub in a quiet neighborhood, this home is lovingly maintained and ready for a gathering. Lots of room for the seven of us, with all the amenities we needed. We had a beautiful view of Long's Peak from the living room and plenty of shade for the relaxing patio and garden-like yard. It is conveniently located for runs to and from Safeway didn't require getting on high-traffic roads. Absolutely loved our stay and our contact with the helpful and accommodating owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU! We love the location of our home and the patio/garden area. It proves to be a place of refreshment for us. We are delighted you enjoyed staying at Blue Spruce Corner. We would enjoy having your family back. Paul and Ellen
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Lovely home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a get-together of seven people (my siblings and their spouses). We live all over the country and this was a central location with lots of things to do. The house was exactly as advertised, with lots of room for each person/couple to have privacy. There are several living spaces, so you can find privacy if you want it, but there is also plenty of room for everyone to get together. The house was immaculate and included everything we expected. The owners were friendly and easily reached by text when we had questions. The location of the house is just about perfect. Estes Park has a single main street that is very congested, so avoiding that street is important. This house is located on the edge of town, right by the highway in, so you can get in and out without dealing with the downtown congestion. It is right on the highway that goes into Rocky Mountain National Park, so it's quick and easy to get in and out of the park, just pull out of the driveway and drive 4 miles down the road. The park also gets very congested in summer, so we settled into a routine that worked well, going into the park very early (7 AM or so), then returning to the house in the middle of the day when the park filled up, mostly avoiding the crowds. There we could relax on the patio and look out at Long's Peak and the mountain views, or go into town and walk around the shops. I would highly recommend this home for any Estes Park stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, we were glad our home met the needs of your family. The home works well for multi-groupings of family. We have also found the location of the home easy for travel to the valley and in Estes Park. Our goal is to continue to make Estes Park tourist comfortable when they visit Blue Spruce Corner. Paul and I really enjoyed the Iowa corn! That was a very nice gift to us. When you get back to Colorado consider joining us again. We would love to have you back! Paul and Ellen
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Estes lake is 5 minutes away, the National Park is also 5 minutes away. Enjoy wildlife from our community, many attractions for children, bumper cars, giant slide and mini-golf. There are also a variety of churches available. The Eldorado ski resort is only a little over an hour away..an exceptional outing during the winter.

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Rates & Availability

Estes Park 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 Summer Season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Fall Season
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$490
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.55%

This home allows 10 guests. The standard rate for this VRBO is $495.00 a night unless otherwise stated for special events.
NOTE: UNLESS CONFIRMED, RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS.
Please contact through e-mail. Check in time is at 4:00 p.m on the day scheduled. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m. on day of departure. We have to be firm on the times in order for housekeeping to complete all work. Thank you for this consideration for others coming in. Only registered guests are allowed in the home and on the property day or night. When we have openings in the calendar we will consider less nights. If you would like your reservation booked with 3 payments please contact owner....Peak season is June 12th through September 30th. There is a sleeping sofa in a master suite (1). There is also an extra twin bed in the second master suite.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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