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All 5 Star Reviews - Fall Special 9/22-9/27. Amazing Views - Game Room

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Rustic 1927 Estes Home With Four Bedrooms, 3 Baths And Continental Divide Views

Alpentraum, (Mountain Dream) was built in 1927 and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and is a rare example of 'Old Estes Architecture'. Enjoy the mountain views and wildlife from the sunroom, dining room and kitchen, family room and deck. There is a screen porch game room that overlooks the Big Thompson River. The master bedroom has a king bed and is on the main floor, with a full bath. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. there is a bedroom with 2 twin beds, a bedroom with a queen bed, and a bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. A 3/4 bath services the upstairs. Under the main floor, there is a separate 'maid's quarters', with a bunk bed and a 3/4 bath. This 'apartment' is the teenagers favorite. The house overlooks the Big Thompson River, and, various game trails cross the property. Please be aware that there are bears, elk, mountain lions, deer, bobcats, coyotes and other critters that live on the mountain.

We have a gourmet kitchen with stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen was updated with new appliances (except the stove/oven) and new cooking pots, pans, utensils, dishes, flatware, stemware, etc. in 2013.

All beds, except the queen bed, were replaced in 2013.

We have wireless Internet. Not all cell phones work well in the mountains.

Estes Park Business License: #6050

More Details

Property Manager
Estes Park Rentals
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

What makes this house unique

This home is a true piece of Estes History. We have attempted to keep the identity of the home, while updating to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. If you like rustic, places like the 'Old Faithful Lodge' and watching wildlife from the deck or home, this place is for you! It is close to town, close to Rocky Mountain, and close to nature.


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy: Contact Manager for details.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Roomy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A typical 1920s 3/4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In the maid's quarters. The teenagers' favorite.
  • All bathrooms reflect the 1927 character of the home. These are functional baths, built when baths were to function, not be a destination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • The Master Bedroom has a king bed with reading lamps. It is a control central type of room, with access to the family room, bathroom and kitchen. The East bedroom has two twins with reading lamps, the middle bedroom has a queen bed with reading lamps, and the west bedroom has two sets of bunks. There is a maid's quarters downstairs with a bunk. There is a child's bed in the family room next to the master for scared children. All beds, except the queen bed, are new for the 2013 season. All linens are new.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water skiing
If you need a master suite, with whirlpools, bidets, granite and marble, towel warmers and bathrobes, this is probably not your place. If you like rustic, ambiance and want to be awed, this probably is your place. The bottom line, this is a very comfortable home that has all that Estes was, is, and will be.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Big Sandy, TX

Lovely home! Yesteryear with modern amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything we wanted and more than we ever expected! Full of warmth, charm, and character from the minute we walked in. The owners had a lovely welcome for our group - a basket on the kitchen counter with wine and pasta. The bathrooms and laundry had all the necessary supplies provided. Enough extra blankets for each bedroom. The ping-pong and foos ball tables were an added bonus and gave us some entertainment after the hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing and shopping! (Estes Park had plenty to offer.) We had 3 accomplished chefs in our group and they were not lacking for dishes, pans or cooking utensils. The retro stove was icing on the cake. Unique furnishings and stained glass light fixtures made the house extraordinary. Railing on the staircase was exceptional! I expected that an older home could be cold and drafty...not this place. Warm and cozy!!! The sunporch was our favorite room - with an incredible view - and was a good place to gather. Outside we had ample space for parking our 3 vehicles and plenty of privacy on the property. A nice deck area off the kitchen was large and comfortable. Several huge elk walked through the property and dined in the yard while we watched from this overlook. We highly recommend this one-of-kind, classic mountain home!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin with great views of the mountains. Loved the outdoor fireplace and grill.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin and the location. Couldn't have found a better place. Will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax as a family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a family vacation with our 3 children, my parents and my sister, and there was enough space for us all. The kids loved playing ping pong and Foosball out on the screen in porch, and there was so much room for us all.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a beautiful setting and beautiful inside. It really made us feel like we were in the mountains yet very close to town and to the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The house was clean and we'll kept. The kitchen was well stocked with every utensel we needed to cook a great meal. A bull elk was in the side yard our first night there. The second day, three mule deer spent a day in the yard. We will return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, It was special to have you and your family stay with us. Glad you saw the elk and deer....but no bear experiences! LOL. We look forward to your return!! Donna & Lloyd - Managers
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Beautifully Maintained Cabin with Lots of Fun Things to Do

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here in the mountains. The layout of the bedrooms worked perfectly for our group (family with kids upstairs, grandparents on the main floor, and another guest in the maid's quarters downstairs). It wasn't specifically stated, but there is no interior access to the basement bedroom, bath, and laundry. There was enough seating for all of us in the dining room as we looked out for elk and deer during breakfast. The foosball table was so much fun for everyone and even had telescoping rods so the little kids didn't get poked!

The property managers were great as well. When we ran out of gas on the grill, they were there in 5 minutes with another tank. Very responsive service! They have also added an old piano that we got to play on together too. What a treat. Thanks for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aaron, Thanks for taking time to leave this great review! It's special to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your trip to RMNP and the Alpentraum. Kids always enjoy the game room and glad you mentioned playing the piano! Our owners think of all the "extras" to make it a special stay for their guests. Be sure to come back when your plans bring you this way again! Make each day count, Lloyd & Donna - Managers
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Great Mountain Views and Rustic Feel with Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO and we picked the right one. The property and home was beautiful and classic. The hosts made us feel welcome. Just a short drive to downtown Estes and RMNP. Great Mountain View. Our kids loved climbing on the rocks behind the property. We heard coyotes and saw, elk, deer and even an early morning black bear. You are across the road from the river but the screened in porch is a great place to grab a cocktail while listening to the river rush b. Donna, the manger, gave clear and welcoming instructions and left us with a special surprise. Thanks to the owners for opening their home to us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Rocky Mountain National Park, Downtown Estes Park and National Forest, there is an abundance of activities in the area. Our rustic home is an ideal place to explore the surrounding area.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.55%

Cancellation Policy: One half of your prepaid rental payment is non-refundable. The remaining one half is refundable if written cancellation is received 45 days or more prior to your arrival date, or if we are able to re-rent the unit for the full time period of the cancelled reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund