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All 5 Star Reviews - Amazing Deck - Great Continental Divide View- Game Room

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Estes Park Business License: #6050.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna Claypool
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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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(25 traveler reviews)

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All 5 Star Reviews - Amazing Deck - Great Continental Divide View- Game Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cabin, beautiful scenery, with lots of amenities! Also great, communicative managers.

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again. We were sad to leave this charming cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for your great review! So very glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return! Lloyd & Donna
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Perfect place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Alpentraum in Estes Park. It worked out perfectly for my wife and I and our three adult children. Plenty of room- we were each able able to have our own bedroom. The house is wonderful - a rustic mountain feel but with all the modern conveniences like cable and wi-fi. It is well equipped with everything you would ever need. Perfect location- far enough to feel like you are out of town but close enough if we needed to run into Estes for something. Enjoyed watching the elk walking through the front yard. We loved sitting on the patio in the evening watching the sun go down over the mountains. Beautiful views from the kitchen table also. The property manager, Donna, was great. She made sure that everything was just right for our stay. The bottle of wine and the RMNP pass were a bonus gift! Thanks for making it a wonderful family vacation. We will definitely be back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Thanks for taking time to leave your great review! It's always special to hear guests enjoy this amazing home. The owners really do great to have special amenities and supplies folks enjoy having on their vacation. Be sure to let us know when your plans bring you back this way! We would love to welcome you back! Warm Regards, Lloyd & Donna Managers
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Great vintage cabin with all of the modern amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Estes Park and a great part of that was due to the wonderful property we rented while there - Alpentraum!

This house is an inviting, comfortable place to come back to after a long day of hiking and exploring the RMNP. We made use of all it had to offer in the evenings; games, tv, piano playing/singing, ping pong, foosball - you name it...we enjoyed it. The menfolk even taught us girls how to play Texas Hold'em! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything needed to prepare anything from snacks to a gourmet meal. The bedrooms were very comfortable and it was obvious that great care had been taken to make sure everything provided was of a superior quality. We enjoyed mornings and evenings with a fabulous mountain view and even got to see the first mountain snow of the season come in from the warmth and comfort of the viewing room! Turning into the driveway on our very last full day in EP we were greeted by a large bull Elk and his harem who were using the yard for a daytime nap - this was truly amazing! These animals are beyond beautiful and it was so interesting to get to see them up close - but not too close! :) Overall - we would highly recommend renting Alpentraum - it is a comfortable, family friendly place to get to come back to after your adventures in EP and the RMNP.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi June, Thanks for your great review! The the elk and his harem showed up right on time that we hired! LOL. Look forward to your return. Donna & Lloyd Managers
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Great base camp!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Alpentraum! It was exactly what we'd hoped and even a little better; with comfy beds, a well appointed kitchen, completely charming rooms and decor, great views, and with a great location, close to the park and walking distance to town. Donna was helpful and responded quickly to any questions. All wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

If cancel 60 days before arrival, full refund less $100 cancellation fee.
If less than 60 days, no refund unless dates are resold plus cancellation fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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