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Redemption Cabin of Estes Park: A historic, intimate, upscale, natural retreat.

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


About the property

2 BR, 1BA, Beautiful classic log cabin with great riverside walkable location

Estes Valley 2017 Vacation Home Registration #3125

All season Redemption Cabin is a "smart" historical cabin where its guests feel pampered and challenged, refreshed and inspired.

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

Inside the cabin you are transported to a simpler, quieter time. It's a storybook experience of search and discovery. The cabin is cozy, comfortable and private. Without pretense, it presents first-class character at every detail.

Outdoors, a feeling of romantic loveliness permeates Redemption's crisp mountain air. You are caught in a poetic picture, an eloquent hymn, a sublime garden all arranged with infinite care, an ancient anthem composed to worship the creator. Fresh verses come to mind that renew and sustain. So many, in the likes of Emerson, Burroughs, Muir, Mills, Fogelberg, and their kindred, have been rendered speechless by the gentleness and grandeur of the surrounding snowcapped massifs and forested steeps, the deeply cut granite gorges and chaos canyons, the winding streams and hanging alpine lakes. You have never felt so strong and alive as from a rocky perch high in the sky. Always looking for the wind, always searching for the forks of uncertain trails below. Freedom like most never know.

Redemption Cabin is a "perfect mix of location and amenities." See what other guests say at the end of our introduction.

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

Redemption resides in a picture perfect natural setting. Bright sunny mornings, moonlit evenings. The cabin is sheltered under the rocky crags and cliffs of Little Prospect Mountain (southern tip of downtown Estes Park) where the merger of two famous snow-fed mountain streams begins. The cabin is east riverside on the Big Thompson leg. The area is travelled on foot, by bikes, horse drawn carriages, cars, tubes, canoes, and kayaks.

It has a mature natural landscape with lumpy boulders and rocky ridges, old growth trees, dappled sunlight, singing birds, roaming wildlife, and rushing sounds of streams filled with rainbow trout and emerald water as clear and cold as the high-mountain glaciers that feed it. For more, read Redemption's Neighborhood.

The Cabin is fully stocked with important details. The kitchen, beds, bath and comfort amenities are all new. We provide all the essentials and more, pantry supplies, kitchen condiments, teas and coffee, luxury towels & linens, special lighting, and first class finishes throughout. Not to be missed, Rick also shares his private collection of navigational maps and adventure books, fly fishing gear, mountain bike, and top area picks.

The Hosts 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 our 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.

Redemption's rates are discounted below comparable luxury properties.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will respond within 24 hours. As always, you may email or call us directly to book safely, securely and accurately.

To reserve your time at Redemption Cabin, send us a short note about you and your traveling companions.

Best Regards,

Rick & Cheryl Grigsby

Redemption Cabin

Estes Park, CO

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 just celebrated their 100 year anniversaries.

CABIN NEIGHBORHOOD - - - Redemption Cabin is in the midst of endless adventure, born out of a picture perfect one-of-a-kind prime natural setting. We have 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 before it becomes one with the Fall River shortly downstream. Both rivers are sparkling snow-fed streams that have their beginnings high up on the snowy Continental Peaks. 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 above and below.

This Mountain Life is walkable in every direction. Getting to the Downtown Commercial District and the best venues and restaurants Estes Park has to offer is a downstream stroll north along a cabin filled lane. The Historic Clatworthy Studio, Aerial Tramway to the peak of 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 gym, Smokin' Dave’s BBQ and more are another short walk up and 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.

Next to Exploration Cabin of Estes Park: VRBO #1008227

… 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.

[Estes Park Colorado vacation rental, cozy 2 bedroom cabin; sleeps up to 4; Big Thompson River; Fall River; Downtown Estes Park; Estes Valley]

More Details

Cheryl Grigsby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About 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.

Cheryl Grigsby purchased this cabin in 2011

Why 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.' John Muir

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 sporting gear are all around.


Estes Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 you could ever desire.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxury bedding
    Back Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • We have clean comfortable luxury hotel beds, quilts & linens. Bedrooms have [hard-wired] Smoke & CO2 detectors and do not have full 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
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • 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 one of the best sites 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, 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 first 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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Allison Park

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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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Historic Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made a last minute trip to Estes Park for Thanksgiving and to enjoy the holiday festivities. We chose the cabin for its location but fell in love with the cabin itself. It is beautifully decorated, had everything we needed & had the most comfortable bed! In the evening we watched their dvd's about Rocky Mountain National Park & the movie Dumb & Dumber - that features The Stanley Hotel. You can hear the river, that's just across the street, when outside. If it has been a warmer time of year we would've spent time sitting outside to enjoy the sights and sounds more. Each day we watched deer outside of the cabin and/or walking down the street in front of the cabin. The owners were wonderful! Rick met us at the cabin when we arrived in town to welcome us and to answer any questions that we had. Rick and his wife Cheryl were always available to answer any questions that we had. Cheryl even texted me to advise of "Festive Friday". On Friday we walked to the Riverwalk/Downtown where my husband enjoyed the IA/NE football game at The Wheel while I strolled downtown & did a little shopping. The cabin is so close to the Riverwalk that I was able to walk my purchases back to the cabin & then back downtown for the Glow Parade. We had one of the best parking spots for the parade! I would highly recommend this cabin to any of our friends or family. Thank you again Rick and Cheryl!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Estes Executive Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many good ones to choose from
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

We have easy access to the best of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park and 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 West. Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 3 miles just beyond.


We share mountain 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 $200
Setup & Cleaning $79
Tax Rate 10.65%

Contact us for discounts on extended stays.

Setup & Cleaning Fee: $79

Non-compliance with Cabin Rules: Reasonable & necessary charges assessed

Cancellations more than 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 60 days will trigger a full refund less $50 when the dates are rebooked, or if not, prepaid rent toward a future stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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