Estes Park Cabin, Sleeps 11, on Ymca of the Rockies Conference Grnds, Mtn View

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A perfect place for families of all ages. A privately owned cabin located on the grounds of the YMCA of the Rockies. Set away from any roads and perched on a hillside with mountain views, this quiet, comfortable cabin is a family's beloved vacation spot. The large living room/dining room with stone fireplace and piano, was featured in Country Living Magazine. The remodeled kitchen has all the conveniences of a modern kitchen including an electric stove and oven, a microwave oven, refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and lots of counter space. The old wood-burning kitchen stove no longer works but was kept for sentimental reasons and atmosphere. Many mornings you will look out the kitchen window to watch the elk bedded down under the nearby trees . The single bedroom is next to the main bathroom. The middle bedroom, across the hall from the main bathroom is more spacious with a double bed and a comfortable chair. The first bedroom at the back of the cottage has a double bed, an attached bathroom and an additional lavatory. The second back bedroom has two beds, a double and a single, and an attached bathroom. The attached bathrooms were added in 1995 and each has a toilet, a shower stall, a lavatory and a closet. All bathrooms have electric heaters. The front bedroom has two beds, a double and a single, two dressers, lavatory, toilet and a large closet. With a total of seven beds, four double and three single, the cottage can sleep eleven.
The property is situated 3 miles from the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cottage is within walking distance of the Big Thompson River, stables for guided horse back riding, wildlife watching, and short local hikes. The early morning sun on the front porch is where we have the first cup of coffee. Guided hikes, evening concerts and presentations, mini golf, athletic rental equipment, dining, snack counters, children's playground, arts and crafts building, children's day camp, small convenience store and the memorable stuffed mountain lion looking down from his ledge in the historic hall of the YMCA of the Rockies.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The YMCA offers many day camps for young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers may smoke on the porch. Cigarette butts may be disposed of in a recepticle inside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Across the hall from the main bath with closet and dresser....moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    Has a private bath and located at the back of the cottage....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Located at the back of the cottage, it has private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    A corner location off the living room, has toilet and sink....moreless

  • Rooms are decorated in cabin-style curtains and bedspreads including the original cast iron bed frames. Each bed has a reading light above the head board. Black and white photos taken by our Uncle Arthur of past generations and beautiful views in the park are hung throughout the cottage, some from the 1930's and 40's. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    A sink is in addition to toilet....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Private bath for bedroom #3....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Private bath for bedroom #4....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping is provided between rental periods. Mail delivery is available to the Cottage's post box at the YMCA Post Office. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Books on flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains, history of life in Estes Park, hiking guides and various paper backs....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    The tall closet in the living room stores many puzzles and games....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Beautifully landscaped with local stone, flower beds, river park and quaint store fronts. Everything from trinkets, t-shirts, Western clothing, Indian jewelry, and more. Boys-check out knife store. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    The mountains in view are Eagle, Lumpy Ridge and Ypsilon, among others. Long's Peak (14,286 ft) and all the mountains along the nearby Continental Divide are in view....moreless

  • Resort
  • Rural:

    It seems rural but YMCA has a convenience store .5 mi away. Beaver Point (groceries, Dominos Pizza, liquor, gas, outdoor equipment, fishing licenses) is 3 mi. Estes Park is 7 mi. ...moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A rugged trestle-style table easily sits 10. The antique highchair was used by every child in the family. Highchairs can be rented in town....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Fireplace:

    The grand field stone fireplace is the focal interest of the living room. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The fireplace is used to take the chill off. Bathrooms have electric base board heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    A signal booster provides limited access to the YMCA's signal. Free internet is available at the YMCA's Administration Building. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious, stone fireplace, comfortable seating, b&w photos depicting times past, dining area with long trestle table & chairs for 10. Piano, writing desk, game closet, windows with mountain view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off road, next to cottage for with room for 3 vehicles. Can accommodate 25 ft. RV. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Renters will be charged for long distance calls plus a processing fee. Free local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in basement on lower ground level. Clothes line immediately outside. Baskets and clothes pins supplied....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Twelve cup electric drip....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well supplied with enough to serve 14 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modernized in 1995. Sunny, high ceiling with pendant lights, LED lights under cabinets, picture window with view of wooded hillside, back porch toes one to grill and fire wood stack....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above the counter....moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    A variety of spices, oil, flour, sugar, dish washing detergent and other cleaning supplies have been left by previous renters. Food processor, and variety of cooking pots and pans....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer on top....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster:

    Toaster accommodates 4 slices. There is also a toaster oven....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bike can be rented from several stores in Estes Park....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The porch wraps around 2 sides of the building and has room for table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Estes Park Golf course is 5 miles....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The Weber Grill is available. Renters purchase the gas....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts are located near the miniature golf course on the Y grounds,...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The indoor swimming pool and wading pool at the YMCA are available....moreless

  • Indoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 27 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 - Sep 9, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


Check in Saturday at 3:00 pm. Check out the following Saturday at 11:00 AM, except in September. September rentals are a minimum of 4 nights and may begin and end during the week. The key to the cottage is sent, along with the cottage information and rules, when the first half of the rental fee is received.

Renter's drivers license and signed rental agreement is required with first payment.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Baldpate Inn Restaurant

    "A tradition in our family is after a day hike up Lily Mountain or other nearby trails, home..."

  • Safeway

    "Get the Safeway saver's card for discounts and load up so you don't have to shoulder your wa..."

  • YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

  • Eagle Plume's

    "Charlie Eagle Plume is no longer alive but he created a fascinating shop and museum that has..."

  • Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

    "As much information about the park as you could find in this architecturally interesting bui..."

  • Estes Park

    "After you've made the rounds of Estes Park shops, MacDonald's Book Shop and Stationary is th..."

  • Steamers Cafe at the Stanley Hote

    "Now that our children are over 21 we all enjoy cocktails on the back patio under an umbrella..."

  • Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver international airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
YMCA of the Rockies dinning room.

Car: Necessary

YMCA of the Rockies offers day privileges with a YMCA of the Rockies membership.

Be mindful of the elevation and take it easy for a day to begin acclimatization and drink water.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1921

About: The Griggs Family has owned the cottage for four generations. Our grand parents purchased the cottage as a retreat for the family of 5 children from the Iowa summer heat. For the last 60 years the cottage was used primarily by family and friends and rented when it was not being used by family. Now many in the family live in Colorado and vacation elsewhere.

Why Windcliff Estates (Estes Park, CO, USA):
The Cottage has been loved and cared for by 4 generations and maintains the look and feel of a well worn mountain cottage. The spacious front stone steps welcomes us to enter into a space of many happy warm memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
What I love about the cottage is that it is a place where there is enough space for many people to feel comfortable doing what they want. Spotting wildlife nearby is a thrill. Most of us spend long periods together on the porch talking, laughing, telling stories and simply catching up. We all agreed to eliminate TV reception so the children would use their creativity to entertain themselves. Getting away from some of the modern intrusions to our lives makes space for coming together, playing and renewing relationships. The Park's hiking trails can be enjoyed by every age and physical ability. If hiking isn't in your plans, the drive up Trail Ridge Road to the Continental Divide is a thrill and takes you to areas where small and large animals can be viewed from the car or on one of the short trails over the tundra. Most of all it's the memories created at the Cottage worth retelling over and over.

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Speaks: english, french

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  • View from the hillside behind the cottage.

    View from the hillside behind the cottage.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Estes Park Cabin, Sleeps 11, on YMCA of the Rockies conference grnds, mtn view

Windcliff Estates (Estes Park, CO, USA) #502297

5 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 11

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