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Mountain Haven on the River!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, mountain and river views

Welcome to our restful mountain retreat on the river (Estes Park Vacation Home Business License # 1130). Wade, sit on the rocks, or fish for wild trout in the Big Thompson River and feel your worries fade away. Eat lunch on one of the picnic tables as you admire the mountains, roast marshmallows in the fire pit, or simply relax on the large manicured lawn.

You can enjoy coffee or tea in the morning in the dining room as you watch the wildlife through 5 large windows. Or watch the wildlife from almost any of the other 30 windows in this cozy house - including the five windows surrounding the jetted tub in the master bath! End your day relaxing in one of the large recliners in the sunroom - listening to the river and the other sounds of nature. Views of the snow-capped mountains and the smell of the evergreen trees will stay with you long after you leave.

Our home is in a prime location. We are at the end of a quiet drive with a large private yard that runs down to the river. The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is only one mile away where you can enjoy the many trails, rivers, and wonderful sights the park has to offer. Shopping also is available less than one mile away with many quaint stores, restaurants, and peaceful walks along the river.

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Jim & Gail Shroyer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Jim & Gail Shroyer

Jim and Gail Shroyer live in Manhattan, Kansas. They are the proud parents of four grown sons and two adorable granddaughters. Both are emeritus faculty at Kansas State University. Jim was an extension wheat specialist and Gail was a science educator. Jim is a native Oklahoman and Gail is a native Californian, but both consider Estes Park 'home away from home'. They have been bringing their children to camp in Rocky Mountain National Park for over twenty years.

Jim & Gail Shroyer purchased this house in 2009

Why Jim & Gail Shroyer chose Estes Park

Jim and Gail bought Mountain Haven as their future retirement home. They love the mountains, the rivers, the incredible wildlife, and the people of Estes Park!

What makes this house unique

Estes Park is a wonderful community with a multitude of activities. You can hike one of the hundreds of fabulous trails in Rocky Mountain Park, drive the Trail Ridge Road, watch animals, talk to friendly people, shop or eat in 'one of a kind' shops and restaurants, or walk along the river and enjoy the many water works in the center of town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Walt and Andrea,

Thank you so much for helping us enjoy our vacation to CO! Your home is beautiful and the location was so convenient to everything. We enjoyed seeing deer in the backyard and soaking our sore feet in the whirlpool tub after climbing Long's Peak (2 of us made it)! Thank you for all the little "extras" your home contains. We will always remember our time here and definitely tell our friends and family about it!"
Jul 2006
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Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-N-Play, Bunk Beds (1) Solid cedar bunk bed with a twin over a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Jetted tub in master bath with views to the river


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Mountain Haven on the River!
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful home! Awesome wildlife! Peaceful outdoors with scenic river! Great owners!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect!! Check-in and arrival was simple. The place was really clean and well stocked. The house has the perfect location and the lot is wonderful! Literally a mile away from one of the entrances to RMNP and a short drive to Estes Park downtown and the local breweries. The very first morning we had a bull and cow elk come pay us a visit! They were just hanging out under the shade of the trees for hours! What a great way to start your Colorado vacation!! We hung out in the backyard every night next to the river with a fire going! It was a great memorable vacation that we'll cherish forever! Gail and Jim have an amazing home and are great hosts. They were really easy to work with during the rental process and have good tips, pointers and useful local phone numbers in the house. We will no doubt stay here again any time we go back to RMNP!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Mountain Haven was everything and more. Very close to downtown and RMNP. The home was well equipped and had wonderful beds. The large lawn was great and listening to the river when you fall asleep was relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean & well equipped. Couldn't ask for much more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there & would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Texas couples &1 Kansas Couple

  • 5 of 5

Four couples enjoy Mountain Haven On the River. This summer in Estes Park marked the 28th summer our four dear couple friends have been blessed to vacation together throughout the U.S. and points beyond. We enjoyed a great week together in the owners Jim and Gail"s mountain home. The house made us feel at home--great beds, baths, laundry and well stocked kitchen and spacious eating area. Oh, we loved the living space, especially the sunroom overlooking the yard and river!. Thank so much. 14 elk in back yard the day we arrived!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House & Better Location

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a week in the Mountain Haven house. It was fantastic. The owners were very responsive, answering all our questions quickly and even providing some "local" intel on what to do & where to go. The location of the house is excellent. Getting to RMNP was a breeze and using Riverside drive as a "backway" into downtown worked great...allowed us to avoid some of the traffic. The river in the back yard was a haven for our family - with us spending a good portion of the evenings out by the river. The yard was perfect for the 3 kids - allowing them to run around and play some catch. Inside, the owners have done a great job updating, as the house is very nice. It had everything we needed for a week's stay. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and appliances. The grill came in handy several times throughout the week. If you are looking for a house close to RMNP & downtown, this is a great option. We will be recommending it to anyone going to Estes Park and will look to rent again when we return.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blessed Memories

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our 2 children and my mother and father stayed in this lovely home for 5 days in June of 2016. (our 2nd time to stay in this house...first time was 5 years ago) We were so comfortable there and had the PERFECT amount of room. We went to a nearby grocery store and cooked most of our meals at the house. There were 2 grills available for us to use to cook out! One of them is out in the backyard, next to the river! The river was gorgeous...we spent several mornings and evenings in the chairs right next to it. My son and husband even fly-fished in the river! We were just a short drive to RMNP, where we were able to hike and see all the flora and fauna of the AMAZING mountains! The owners of the home are super accommodating and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Their home is well taken care of and in impeccable condition. We made the best memories with our entire family.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Denver International




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.45%

$400 refundable reservation deposit required to hold reservation. This reservation deposit becomes a security deposit upon check-in and is refunded (assuming no damage is done) no more than 10 days after check-out.
50% payment due 60 days prior to arrival.
Remaining 50% payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

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.