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Twin Owls Retreat: High above the ordinary!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Estes Park House Rental Photos and Description

Large 3 King + 2 full beds, 4 Baths with Expansive Decks, & Great Mountain Views

This unique, 3,300 sq. ft. home is nestled between two impressive outcroppings of rock; perched at the top of the massive granite ridge that rises 260 ft. above downtown Estes Park, and a one-minute walk to the Black Canyon Inn. The pinnacle location of this gorgeous home provides two different but equally spectacular views. From the ridge at the front of the house, you see the historic MacGregor Ranch, as well as the popular “Twin Owls” rock formation on the mountain range to the north. From the expansive back deck, you’ll see the pristine, snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide.

As you approach the house, surrounded by monolithic rock formations and vista views, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived on your own secluded mountain peak. Your Rocky Mountain vacation begins the moment you cross the threshold into the expansive living room. Immediately you’ll notice the luxurious details: the beamed cathedral ceilings, vintage chandeliers, massive rock fireplace, and second-floor balcony; all of which beckon you to make yourself at home. Enjoy the breathtaking outside views through the 20 foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Adjacent to the living room is a huge, open kitchen, outfitted with all new appliances. The kitchen is equipped with two double-sinks, a center island, and a 10 foot bar with barstools. This fully stocked kitchen is a great place to not only prepare delicious meals, but to truly entertain.

On the other side of the kitchen, the unique dining room has a glass wall that carves into a massive granite boulder with a cascading waterfall. Enjoy the remarkable view while seated at the ten-person dining table.

Down the hallway, the master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a king-sized bed, plenty of closet space, beautiful mountain views through the windows, and a private bathroom with double sinks and bathtub.

Up the stairs and past the balcony, the second bedroom has a king-sized bed and its own private bathroom. The third bedroom is one floor down, and has its own outside-patio-door entrance. This 1st floor separate unit has a king-sized bed and a full-sized bed, and its own bathroom with a shower.

For additional guests, the main floor has a full bed and trundle with a hall bathroom with a shower and walk-in sauna. The living room also has a queen sleeper-sofa. Four bathrooms make this an ideal home for larger groups. DIRECTV in three rooms and Wi-Fi Internet provide information and entertainment options.

The wraparound back-deck looks down a gently sloping mountainside, strewn with giant boulders and rock formations. The mountains of the Continental Divide can be seen through the towering pine trees. Complete privacy and comfortable deck furniture make this the perfect place to hang out.

The convenient location of the house puts you just minutes away from downtown Estes Park. It’s an easy walk downhill to the Twin Owls Steakhouse, which offers fine dining in a gorgeous, historic log cabin. Hiking and rock-climbing around the Twin Owls formation are 1.5 miles away at the RMNP Lumpy Ridge and Gem Lake trailheads. Schedule a trip to this truly unique destination and enjoy a vacation that your family will remember for a lifetime, and want to return year after year!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jim Rolewicz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016
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About Jim Rolewicz

Jim owns and operates a B&B, Scenic Hill, in Brenham, Tx:. He brings his expertise in hospitality and attention-to-detail to making sure that you have everything you need for a truly wonderful vacation experience.

Jim Rolewicz purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim Rolewicz chose Front Range

We fell in love with the Estes Park area, one of the most scenic, magical places we have ever vacationed. After many trips here, we still find new hiking trails, great restaurants, and friendly people at every turn. And while you could easily spend your whole time bouncing around Estes Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes away. It has everything from easy meadow walks with majestic mountains on all sides, to challenging hikes up those mountains. The town and the national park provide the perfect mix of activities.

After a long, disappointing search for a vacation home in Estes Park, we discovered the Twin Owls Retreat, the most amazing house we have ever seen. We threw the budget to the wind and bought it immediately!

What makes this house unique

We didn't know what to expect the first time we drove up the very nice paved drive, winding up a mountain that is within walking distance of downtown Estes Park, and is also a world unto its own.

The house came into view: an amazing structure nestled in a saddle between two massive outcroppings of rock. As we went through the 3-story, 3300 sq. ft. house, we discovered it had everything we could possibly want: seclusion, giant windows, dramatic mountain views on both sides, and ample kitchen/dining/living/deck areas.

The house amazed us with the stonework, woodwork, expansive windows, and cathedral ceilings. We were wowed by the dining room wall built into a massive boulder, with a cascading waterfall that runs down the natural rock.

We walked onto the back deck to discover an oasis of mountain beauty, with grand rock outcroppings on either side, and a great view into the Estes Park valley and the Continental Divide in front of us. We love watching the different species of birds flying around the boulders, and the shadows of the clouds moving across the mountains in the distance.

We quickly discovered other perks of the house, including a sauna, two fireplaces, four bathrooms, and a view of the famous Twin Owls formation off to the north.

The three-story layout of the house with the large main area on the second floor gives you the best of two worlds. Guests can have private sleeping quarters on their own floor, while enjoying time together in the expansive communal space. Twin Owls has turned out to be the perfect gathering place for friends and family, and a great setting to re-connect with loved ones!

Guestbook comments from the owner

LOVED THE TWIN OWLS RETREAT! BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND THE HOUSE IS JUST FANTASTIC! WE FELT LIKE MOVIE STARS FOR A WEEK!
Aug 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Twin Owls Retreat: High above the ordinary!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews
Los Fresnos, TX
5

Unique property with beatiful setting. Will return again.

  • 5 of 5

Great location which has a great ambience. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful and truly a retreat.

It is spacious, immaculate, with a fantastic back terrace. The owner is available and very nice. The house has everything one might need.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gabi....so great to have your group at the Twin Owls Retreat. If you are in the neighborhood in the future, we would love to welcome you back!! Warm regards, Jim
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5

Twin Owls Retreat was undoubtedly the ultimate vacation home for our family this year.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in Lyons, CO. so planned a true family vacation around her dates. Our family...my wife & I, my son & his wife, two grandsons, our daughter enjoyed six nights & seven days experiencing the ambiance, wildlife and smashing views from Twin Owls Retreat. I am a birder, so everyday began by watching birds while drinking coffee from the enormous deck facing the view to the south...Long's Peak. Every evening found us watching the clouds play around the snow covered peaks.

Cooking breakfast allowed us to view experience a totally different view... the elk from the north facing "elk window". In fact, as we left Twin Owls for the final time, six bull elk met us coming up to the home. What a fantastic sight.

Daily bird sightings included Western Tanager, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Pygmy Nuthatches, Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, White-collared Swifts, Chimney Swifts, Violet Green Swallows, Tree Swallows, a family a six Ravens, Steller's Jays and Black-billed Magpies.

Nights are gloriously black and quiet. You can hear owls and coyotes calling, without deafening road traffic or light pollution. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn followed their elliptical path across the star filled sky.

Living at Twin Owls Retreat was definitely easy to do. We actually cooked most of our meals on-site, enjoying the company of our 7 & 4 year old grandsons at meal time, The grocery store & adult beverage store are about a mile away and avoided the downtown Estes Park traffic jams of tourists, making meal planning and shopping easy and enjoyable. The bedrooms are spacious & comfortable with windows that let dawn and sunrise peep into each one. There are 4 bathrooms making things convenient for our large group. The indoor rock waterfall in the dining area was fantastic. The whole house is designed around its natural rock landscape...our grandsons enjoyed driving their trucks over the boulder in the middle of the deck. Huge windows allow you to view the mountains of near by Rocky Mountain National Park.

Economically, Twin Owls Retreat makes sense for any group that will require 2 or more motel rooms on vacation. Who wants to spend hours enjoying RMNP and the beautiful outdoors, and then return and to a motel room and its' uncomfortable furnishings when you can enjoy the massive open space of Twin Owls Retreat? In fact, we enjoyed our stay at Twin Owls so much, we never once turned on the television.

We loved it, and we will be back.

The Hall Family

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and reflective review. So exciting to read many your details that led us to fall in love with the Twin Owls Retreat and Estes Park many years ago. We appreciate your families visit and look forward to your return.
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5

Interesting house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying at Jim's house in the rocks. It was clean, quiet and beautiful. The kids especially liked the rock water feature and the Bobcat that visited on the deck! We walked down to the Steak House for dinner and saw Elk and Deer on our way. Overall, we would definitely recommend the Twin Owl Retreat to other families.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! Its exciting to hear that the kids really liked the water fall. Maybe I'm just a kid at heart but I love it too. Having a water feature in the dining room is rather unique and truly a conversation piece. So glad everyone got to see Mr. Bobcat. Such an amazing and beautiful creature. Hope you all find a little piece of paradise up here as well.
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Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

Twin owls retreat is a fabulously beautiful and unique property. The setting is beyond amazing. Great location close to hiking trails, as well as close to town.

The owner, Jim, was wonderful to communicate with. Very nice and responsive.

We will definitely be back to twin owls!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Allison for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed our home. We look forward to your return visit to beautiful Estes Park.
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Great vacation spot for families!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Twin Owls Retreat was AMAZING. We loved that the house was built into the rocks! The views were spectacular-took lots of great pictures! We were able to climb rocks and hike around the property The house was so spacious and great for entertaining. The location was perfect-close to the main street in town.

My family had the best 4th of July vacation at Twin Owls Retreat-we cant wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Twin Owls Steakhouse
Car: necessary

Minutes away from the Rocky Mountain National Park and Lumpy Ridge.

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Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.65%

Rules and Policies:
1. There is NO SMOKING inside or outside around the home.
2. Check-in is any time after 4PM
3. Check-out is 11AM
4. Pets are not allowed
5. Only registered guests are allowed at Twin Owls Retreat---any dinner or group gathering must be approved prior to arrival and a facility fee will be charged.
6. A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged immediately to reserve the Twin Owls Retreat. The balance is charged 45 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.
7. Our cancellation policy requires that you cancel at least 45 days prior to your arrival in order to be refunded your deposit, less a $150 administrative fee, which includes the credit card fees.
8. The property damage Protection is non-refundable because it is immediately charged with the initial reservation and payment.

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Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Bathroom for Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has separate vanity area with double sinks.
    Private Bathroom for 3rd Floor Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Private Bathroom for 1st Floor Bedroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , Entrance to the Sauna is from the Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom: 2nd Floor - 1 king , Has large, private bathroom, with double sinks.
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 king , Has private bathroom and king bed
    1st Floor Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , Has private bathroom and separate entrance.
  • FOUR additional beds are available: a twin rollaway, a full-bed and a single trundle in the large dining area, and a queen hide-a-bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Rules and Policies: 1. There is NO SMOKING inside or outside around the home. 2. Check-in is any time after 4PM 3. Check-out is 11AM 4. Pets are not allowed 5. Only registered guests are allowed at Twin Owls Retreat---any dinner or group gathering must be approved prior to arrival and a facility fee will be charged. 6. A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged immediately to reserve the Twin Owls Retreat. The balance is charged 45 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable. 7. Our cancellation policy requires that you cancel at least 45 days prior to your arrival in order to be refunded your deposit less an $150 administrative fee and credit card fees. 8. The property damage Protection is non-refundable because it is immediately charged with the initial reservation and payment.

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