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Adventure Awaits At Our Five Bedroom Home at the Base Of Old Man Mountain.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Located In A Beautiful, Mountainous Neighborhood

Town of Estes Park Vacation Home Business License #3073

This 5 bedroom, 4 full bath home is located in a beautiful, mountainous neighborhood at the base of what is known as 'Old Man Mountain' It is just 5 blocks or 1/2 mile from the west end of downtown Estes Park, and only 2 blocks to the river walk trail that goes through downtown all the way to and around Lake Estes. It is also close to the north entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The interior of the house has been completely remodeled. It has all new cabinets with stone tile countertops, all new appliances, all new tile, fixtures, and faucets in the bathrooms, and new bedroom carpet, and hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Besides being very tasteful, with all of the amenities you will need, our home has a warm, cozy, mountain feel to it.

The property has a hot tub that seats 6 people, has 38 jets, underwater lights, bucket seats, foot jet and a lounge.

On the property are mature ponderosa pine trees and some truly amazing rock formations that provide wonderful privacy, play and family photos. The deck on the back side of the house is surrounded by rocks and trees and invites a peaceful, quiet outdoor living experience.

Old Man Mountain is a popular hiking area close to downtown Estes Park. It is one of the oldest and largest sacred Native American sites in Colorado. The area has many sloping rock walls and ledges, which offer access to the top. The view of the Estes Valley is well worth the hike/climb.

CHECK-IN 4:00 pm; CHECK-OUT 10:00 am

Cancellation Policy: If Guest needs to cancel his/her reservation for any reason, the policy is as follows:

a) In the case of Guest cancellation prior to forty-five (45) days before check-in, the rental deposit is fully refundable, less a $75.00 Processing Fee.

b) In the case of cancellation within forty-five (45) days before check-in, no refund of prior payments—with the exception of the refundable damage deposit—will be given unless Homeowner is able to rent Old Man Mountain to other renters within the canceled dates. The amount of deposit returned shall then be the total deposit minus an amount equal to uncollectable deposits minus a $75.00 Processing Fee.

More Details

Mick & Judy Scarpella
Member since: 2010
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:
April 23, 2018

About Mick & Judy Scarpella

Hi, we are Mick and Judy Scarpella, the owners of the home at Old Man Mountain. In March 2012 we were blessed to find this magical property but it needed some major attention. So, we spent four long months tearing everything out and putting it all back new. Then we added a Family Room. The end result was better than expected. We love to come here and hang out when it is not rented. Old Man Mountain feels like home with the added serenity of wild creatures that seem to feel as much at home on our property and the surrounding area as we do. Just today, we were getting ready to go home to Fort Collins when I walked out the garage door and found myself staring at a six point Bull Elk munching grass. We have a pesky little pine squirrel living under our storage shed. I named him Sam. He showed up as a baby when I was doing the remodel and made me laugh. Now I threaten to transplant him because he chews the new growth off of our ponderosa pine trees. I also love the wild turkeys. They march through like they own the place and look at us like we are a nuisance. Judy and I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado so Estes Park and RMNP have been in our blood for a long time. I (Mick) have spent many days--and nights--on the high mountain walls, ice falls and steep snow slopes along the continental divide. Look up from Estes Valley, you will see those black walls and near vertical snow slopes. You will also see the climbing areas of Lumpy Ridge, the Craiges and the rugged east face of Longs Peak, referred to as 'The Diamond'. One would be hard pressed to find a place amidst this natural beauty where I haven't stretched myself on something scary. Now I enjoy hanging out at Old Man Mountain with Judy. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning while looking out the dining area window or sitting on the deck makes both of us grateful for our Estes home. The only enhancement we need is our grandchildren climbing on our rocks, filling the air with laughter.

Mick & Judy Scarpella purchased this house in 2013

Why Mick & Judy Scarpella chose Estes Park

We looked at seven or eight properties on the day we started our search for a second home in Estes Park. We came back to this one because it felt right. We could look past the needed remodel and see the potential. But it was the property that really drew us. The rock formations, the old growth ponderosa pines and Old Man Mountain rising up across the street felt like it had history with a sense of permanence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great weekend at your house
Oct 2013
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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: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Main Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level Suite
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
  • Two bedrooms on the main floor, three bedrooms in the lower level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Adventure Awaits At Our Five Bedroom Home at the Base Of Old Man Mountain.
average rating of 4.892857 based on 88 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house worked out beautifully for our group. The kitchen has everything we could possibly need to cook our meals-plenty of pots & pans, dishes, tools, etc. Beds are super comfortable, great setup!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location - great value!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Well Put Together

  • 4 of 5

Our overall stay was wonderful. The house was stocked well in every area: towels, extra sheets, hot tub towels, etc. The space worked well for the 12 of us and enjoyed the wild turkey's and deer for our morning breakfast. My only suggestion would be to have the ceiling fans cleaned as when turned on, the dusk fell into food and/or drinks. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star!!! Absolutely LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Estes Park on Old Man Mountain! Memories that will last a lifetime with our group of 8! We spent Christmas and it was absolutely breathtaking. From Elk coming down every single morning on the mountain walking right up to our window, coyotes, mule deer, turkey the list goes on for the wild life that we enjoyed. We did a Jeep tour in the Rockies and they couldn't believe all the animals that we had seen already at our cabin. Mick and Judy are absolutely, accommodating and everything that we we requested to be there to make our Christmas perfect was fulfilled! From the Christmas tree to the decorations it was cozy and wonderful! The hot tub was warm and inviting! The neighborhood is so quaint and everybody was extremely friendly. We had plenty of room for the sleepers to sleep in and the early risers to get up and have coffee. Would suggest it to anyone absolutely recommend it to anyone and I will definitely be staying again if we go back to Estes Park which I really hope we do this time in summer! Trip of a lifetime, memories for a lifetime we had an 11 year old with us on our trip and he was just in awe of animals he got to enjoy. You can walk into town if you want, you can go for a nice stroll around the loop if you want, Shopping is awesome! Something for everyone! Hiking! God bless!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday at this lovely mountain home. With two separate living areas, everyone could enjoy a private bedroom and bath without being on top of one another. We saw wildlife from the back deck (wild turkeys and coyote) and the town is less than five minutes away (a nice walk for the young ones). The large kitchen was perfect for preparing the Thanksgiving meal, with plenty of seating for the entire family in the adjoining dining area. We hope to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a wedding and had 12 people and it worked out great especially with how many bathrooms there were! The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed and more! Will definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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In the town of Estes Park are numerous restaurants, shops, and art galleries. There are many activities in the area including golf, tennis, fitness center/gym, spas, music venues, festivals, museums, movie theaters, and historic properties such as the grand Stanley Hotel. In Rocky Mountain National Park view the sights or the wildlife, or you can hike some 350 miles of hiking trails. Other year round outdoor activities in the area include bicycling, boating, fishing, horse-back riding, indoor/outdoor rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and downhill skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort, just 45 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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