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Superb Mountainside Cabin - Upscale Amenities - Top Walkable Riverside Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Classic 1914 log cabin; private, immaculate; quaint setting near downtown & RMNP

Discover Redemption Cabin of Estes Park and This Mountain Life’s Rocky Mountain riverside cabins. Experience revival, exploration, discovery and reflection.

Private . . . Comfy . . . Cozy . . . Perfect Location . . . Hosting Super Stars

2018 Estes Valley Vacation Home Registration #3125


Year round Redemption Cabin (circa 1914) is an immaculate "old Estes" cabin where its guests feel pampered and challenged, refreshed and inspired.

It affords guests the unique opportunity to experience authentic mountain village life and endless outdoor adventure from one easily-accessible location.

Inside the cabin you are transported to a simpler, quieter time. It's cozy, comfortable, and private. Without pretense, it presents high character at every point.

Redemption Cabin is a "perfect mix of location and amenities."

It is best suited for singles, couples, friends (up to 3 adults), and small families (up to 4) seeking great outdoor adventures and renewal, revival, and natural escape.

THE SPACE: Redemption resides in a storybook picture perfect natural setting. Bright sunny mornings, moonlit evenings. The cabin is sheltered under the rocky crags and cliffs of Little Prospect Mountain just before the merger of two famous snow-fed mountain streams. Redemption is on the east side the Big Thompson River as it enters downtown to meet the Fall River. The area can be navigated by foot, bike, vehicle, carriage, tube, and kayak.

Outdoors, a feeling of romantic loveliness permeates our mountain air.

All is arranged with infinite care.

Guests are renewed and sustained by the gentleness and grandeur of the surroundings, the winding streams, snowcapped massifs and forested steeps, the granite gorges, chaos canyons, alpine lakes, snow drifts and wild flowers. Never feeling so strong and alive.

It has a mature natural landscape with lumpy boulders and rocky ridges, old growth trees, dappled sunlight, tweeting song birds, roaming wildlife, and sounds of rushing streams with emerald water as clear and cold as the high-mountain glaciers that feed them. See more at Redemption's Neighborhood.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Front door parking. WIFI. Everything you'll need for a perfect Rocky Mountain vacation. The Cabin is fully stocked with important details. The kitchen, beds, bath and comfort amenities are all high quality and like new. We provide pantry supplies, kitchen condiments, teas and coffee, luxury towels & linens, special lighting, and first class finishes throughout. We also share our collection of navigational maps, hiking guides and adventure books, fly fishing gear, mountain bike, grill, and top area picks when requested.

We keep the cabin exceptionally clean, Eco-friendly, and smoke-free.

With Redemption, you also get a great walkable location. Getting downtown is a simple downstream stroll along a cabin filled lane. There you will find the best of Estes Park's local attractions, festivals, restaurants, coffee houses, wineries, craft beer breweries, retail shopping, green parks, outdoor concerts, riverwalks, hiking paths, and other exciting places to be active or quiet.

We invite you to experience Redemption and it's spectacular environment, unforgettable moments, and perfect rest. We will do all we can to insure your senses are ignited, body refreshed, heart rejuvenated, and your life perfectly reset; the promise of Redemption at its best.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will respond same day if not within a few minutes. As always, you may email or call us directly to book safely, securely and accurately.

Rick & Cheryl Grigsby

Redemption Cabin - Exploration Cabin - Reflection Cabin

This Mountain Life

Rocky Mountain Memories, Inc.

Estes Park, CO 80517

REDEMPTION CABIN HISTORY- - - Circa 1914, Redemption Cabin has had a storied existence. It's living history. The cabin logs were harvested, hauled to site, cut, stacked, spiked & chinked into walls by pioneers in the likes of John Cleave, the Park's first permanent merchant, Enos Mills, the naturalist credited as the Father of Rocky Mountain National Park, and F.O. Stanley, the industrialist, co-inventor of the Stanley Steamer and visionary who had a big hand in shaping Estes Park as it is today. Despite all the change of the past 100 years, Redemption Cabin, shroud in nature's glory & simple humility, is still one of the most wild and beautiful places anywhere.

Both Redemption and RMNP have celebrated their 100 year anniversaries.

REDEMPTION CABIN NEIGHBORHOOD - - - Redemption Cabin is in the midst of endless adventure and born out of a picture perfect one-of-a-kind prime natural setting. The Cabin has easy access to the best of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding vicinity. It is located in the historic section of the Estes village. It backs up to the rocky crags and cliffs of Little Prospect Mountain and fronts the last bend of the Big Thompson River just before it becomes one with the Fall River downstream. Both rivers are sparkling snow-fed streams that have their beginnings high up on the snowy Continental Peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Spring run-off peaks between June 6 and the 13th. The rivers flow to the sound of rushing water all year round. Energetic rainbow trout school in sandy holes just across the narrow street.

Redemption Cabin is walkable in every direction. Downtown is 2 blocks to the north. The Historic Clatworthy Studio, Aerial Tramway (Prospect Mountain), and Eagles Landing Restaurant are upstream to our immediate South. Piccadilly Square, Rock Cut Tap House, Estes Angler, Hunan’s Chinese Restaurant, Day Salon, Fun City, the Donut Haus, Sweet Basilico Italian Restaurant, Rock Climbing School, Estes Park Microbrewery, out door climbing park, Smokin' Dave’s BBQ are a short walk around the bend.

Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park, its wilderness, alpine lakes, trails and more spectacular scenery is just a few miles west.

Good times are all around. Great mountain vistas also surround. Backyard or back country, wildlife is unsurpassed --- colorful trout, song birds, chipmunks, rabbits, raptors, bobcat, turkey, deer, elk, black bear & moose all hang around.

… Estes Park is a relaxing high mountain resort famous for its parks, cascading rivers, wildlife viewing, heart pounding vistas, outdoor recreation, good times & family friendly values. It is the only place you need to go to enjoy a vacation of a lifetime. It is a unique small town that can put you in touch with big nature and real Colorado. Each season is flush with magnificent days.

… Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s crown jewels and offers endless exploring, hiking, backpacking, camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, photo taking, snowshoeing, and back country skiing.

More Details

Rick and Cheryl Grigsby
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Rick and Cheryl Grigsby

Rick & Cheryl Grigsby first discovered Estes Park in 1983 and returned year after year whenever they could. During the Fall of 1997, they moved to the Estes Valley on sabbatical from 'private practice' in Texas & Oklahoma. Curiously, they never went back; at least not on their love for the Park's picture-perfect natural settings and diverse backdrops for their adventure-filled faith-based lives.

Cheryl raised their 3 kids and exercised her gift of teaching. By late 2000, they had designed & built a mountain home exacting to its rocky terrain and their growing young family. Each day began with a new morning. By the Spring of 2009, Rocky Mountain Memories had taken physical form. After the Park Theatre Fire, and then again after the 2013 Estes Park Floods, they rebuilt. Like RMM, Redemption Cabin represents their creativity, attention to detail, gifts of hospitality and faith.

Rick and Cheryl will serve as your caretakers and guides. He is an avid hiker. She is artsy. They both are creative.

Rick and Cheryl Grigsby purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Rick and Cheryl Grigsby chose Estes Park

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

What makes this cabin unique

The Property is a great place for quiet times & solitude. Or, for the active outdoorsman, it doubles as a great base camp to experience Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park at their fullest. Glorious mountain vistas, rocky crags & outcrops, trees, rivers, birds, wildlife, treasured collection of maps, books, art & outdoors are all around.


Estes Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are expected to care for Redemption Cabin like it was their own historically significant family treasure.
  • Guests are expected to comply with This Mountain Life Cabin Guest Pact (the owner's cabin rules and short-term rental agreement).
  • On Day of Departure, Guests are expected to leave Redemption Cabin as it was on their Day of Arrival.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New 3/4 Italian tiled bath with walk in shower.
  • Redemption Cabin has all the hot shower water guests might desire.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxury bedding
    Back Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • We have clean comfortable luxury beds, quilts & linens. Bedrooms have [hard-wired] Smoke & CO2 detectors. Neither have closing privacy doors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Estes is all about the sights & sounds of its two spectacular rivers and mountain top adventures. Redemption Cabin is the top spot to experience them all. The headwaters of the Big Thompson River begin in Forest Canyon within Rocky Mountain National Park. The river flows east through Moraine Park to the town of Estes Park. Bending north just before it reaches Redemption Cabin, it heads to the center of Town. Then at Confluence Park it bends back East, and together with Fall River, gives the beautiful Riverwalk its name. About a ½ a mile on, its waters are held in Lake Estes by the Olympus Dam before being released into the Big Thompson Canyon. We are also a Home of Champions. Estes Park’s state champion tree, a balsam poplar (Populus Balsamifera) stands just outside on an open bank of the Big Thompson River. Fall colors are spectacular.


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Close to everything but away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just what we were looking for! We were impressed by how well appointed it was. Rick and Cheryl really thought of everything. It takes you back in time, while having every modern convencince. I was very appreciative of the strong water pressure and extra hot water!

Within walking distance you've got plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, and breweries! The River Walk is basically right out your door and is a beautiful addition to Estes Park.

Rick gave us plenty of ideas for hiking in Rocky and pointed us to the collection of maps and books in the cabin. Rick and Cheryl are incredibly accommodating and worked with us on an early check-in. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Estes Park. Thank you both!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just loved having you stay with us! You are a lovely couple and we so enjoyed seeing you enjoy this place we've come to love. You are most welcome to stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the Rockies. Until then, we wish you all the best. Rick & Cheryl
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Great place, great location, great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay loved the cabin the location the town and the Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This a delightful rental -- beautifully restored and maintained cabin, warm and hospitable host and hostess. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing vacation, and hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace& blessed

  • 5 of 5

We've been gone 2 wks & miss it everyday. Very spiritual & blessed time while there.Couples Lock urselves in & stay awhile. Go back in time enjoi each other.. Curtains blowin in breeze. Looking up @ mountain listening to river flow while sleeping. Great owners to greet& guide you 2 a wonderful stay. Be back soon

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Overall we were very pleased with Redemption Cabin. Owners Cheryl and Rick take great pride in the cabin and it was spotless when we arrived. Each room had 'homey antiques' that gave it character and charm. The master bed was very comfortable to sleep on and the tankless water heater provide all the hot water we needed. Rick made himself available at check-in to ensure we were familiar with the cabin and nearby offerings. Main Street (Elkhorn) is a 5 minute walk, and Safeway is a 5 minute drive. The cabin provided spices, pots, and dishware to meet all of our needs. WiFi was outstanding and we used it daily on our tablets....but there is no TV service (only DVDs). Since we were either at RMNP or downtown Estes this was not a problem, but others might find that a problem. One morning we heard an Elk bugle and were able to see the male and his 15 elk harem just 3 cabins down....they had taken up feeding at a local park area and stayed for over an hour while visitors photographed and enjoyed them (from a distance). If looking for charm, 'coziness', proximity to RMNP, and caring owners, then Redemption cabin is definitely the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Property was just as described...comfortable and convenient to downtown, shuttle, hikes and activiti

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Redemption Cabin. It had all the comforts of home and then some. The owners were so gracious and available always making sure we had all we needed. Very clean and modern where it needed to be. We had a wonderful time and did not want to come home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rockcut Brewery
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Estes Executive Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sweet Basilico
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

We have easy access to the best of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park , and the surrounding vicinity. The heart of the village with fine dining, entertainment & shopping is just north a couple of minutes stroll downstream from our doorstep. The Historic Clatsworthy Studio, Aerial Tramway, Eagles Landing Restaurant, and Prospect Mountain are upstream to our immediate South. Piccadilly Square, Rock Cut Tap House, Estes Angler, Hunan’s Chinese Restaurant, Sweet Basilico Italian Restaurant, the famous Donut Haus, the Rock Climbing School, Estes Park Microbrewery, and Smokin' Dave’s BBQ are another short walk up and around the bend and then to the immediate SouthWest. Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 2 miles just beyond.


We share mountaintop views of the Lumpy Ridge, Twin Owls, and the snow-capped Continental Divide.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping & grounds $75
Tax Rate 10.55%

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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