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Historic 1921 Studio Cabin Retreat, 5 minute walk to shopping & dining.

Bedrooms 1
Space 545 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful,upscale studio cabin. Sleeps 2. Quiet mountain views and wildlife.

If you are honeymooning, celebrating an anniversary, looking for a romantic getaway or in need of a retreat, this beautifully renovated studio cabin is perfect. The moment you arrive, life slows down and stress melts away. Located just above downtown Estes Park, Dancing Bear Cabin was a part of the historic Marshall's Cottages. Conveniently located, just a 5 minute walk to shopping and dining, and a 5 minute drive to the Fall River entrance of RMNP.

Wake to Longs Peak bathed in alpine glow from the queen sized aspen log bed. Twins Owls greets you as you gaze from the beautiful french doors. Wildlife making their daily trek through the cabin's property is sure to amaze.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the flagstone patio. At the end of the day, the patio awaits, a quiet, peaceful place to relive the days sights, events or memories.

We offer a fully equipped kitchen, some pantry items, WIFI, flat screen HDTV, DirecTV and DVD player as well as yoga mats.

A concierge service is available to stock supplies for those arriving late or for those who just prefer to start their vacation the moment they arrive.

PRIVATE YOGA LESSONS are available for an additional charge. (Co-owner, Teresa is a certified yoga instructor. Lessons for beginner to intermediate level yoga).

More Details

Teresa Latimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Teresa Latimer

We purchased this historic cabin and began a 6 year renovation working on weekends and vacations to bring our cabin to it's present condition. Robert had a vision for this cabin and did all the work you see. We are very proud of the end result...a rustic, well-appointed, cozy and romantic getaway.

Robert is still employed by Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, while Teresa 'retired' in 2013, acquiring her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training that same year. In 2014 the 'Getaway' cabin became Dancing Bear Cabin with Teresa managing the day to day cabin operations.

Teresa Latimer purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Teresa Latimer chose Front Range

Estes Park is a beautiful village at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. Hiking brought us to Estes Park in the beginning, but we soon fell in love with Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park so much that we married here. It was not long before we knew that this was the place we wanted to retire. And so began the search for a 'Getaway' cabin. Our search had a couple of must haves...walking distance to downtown and a quick drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. We found all of this in this wonderful cabin. We are very proud to be a part of Estes Park and to offer our guests the same wonderful experience we enjoy living the mountain life.

What makes this cabin unique

Our beautiful cabin is tucked away in a quiet, older neighborhood walking distance to downtown. You will love the access to downtown but relish the quiet escape at the end of a day of hiking or shopping. This cabin is a perfect place to restore your senses in a peaceful setting. There really is nothing like coming 'home' at the end of the day in the mountains to Dancing Bear Cabin. The moment you walk in the charm of a true mountain cabin draws you in. A beautiful, classic stone fireplace built in old world style by a Russian immigrant in the 1930's, granite counter tops and the queen size aspen log bed make the cabin a perfect place to spend your time in Estes Park. Attention to detail make this cabin a place you will always remember as a perfect vacation cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect Estes Park retreat

This tiny cabin was completely charming for a couple getaway. We ate breakfasts in, using the well-stocked kitchen, packed lunches and walked down the hill for dinner in town. Amenities were great: gas fireplace, HDTV, very clean bathroom, beautiful, creative touches everywhere. The treehouse feel from the bed was delightful. We accessed hiking at Lumpy Ridge and both entrances to RMNP. We especially appreciated the 8 deer who greeted us on arrival and appeared to be checking that all was well. We've already recommended Dancing Bear to many friends.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Feb 2015
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Estes Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 545 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Historic 1921 Studio Cabin Retreat, 5 minute walk to shopping & dining.
average rating of 4.93617 based on 49 reviews

Dancing Bear Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! My wife and I came for our honeymoon and found it to be the perfect location from not only downtown but also five minutes from Rocky Mountain National as well. A nice private feel with gorgeous views and a true home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin, close to town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the cabin for our mini-Spring Break! The full kitchen allowed us to have lazy mornings with coffee while we made our own breakfast (the grocery store is 5 minutes away). We were able to easily pack lunch for our hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, then return after a day of hiking to relax in front of the fireplace. Lovely! The one wall of windows by the bed has no curtains or blinds, so if you don't want to wake up with the sun, you might want to bring a sleep mask. :) We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this little cabin. Perfect for 2 people.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed coming back to the cabin and relaxing after hiking.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful little cabin in an amazing part of the world

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained and stocked with essentials. Not that you'll be spending much time there due to its amazing location just minutes from RMNP.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect; Can't wait until we can return!

  • 5 of 5

When I think of the perfect little cabin, Dancing Bear Cabin is what comes to mind. This cabin is in the perfect location to quickly access downtown & the national park. It also has all the amenities you could possibly need; you can grab some items at the grocery store a few minutes away and make meals yourself, meaning you don't even need to go out for every meal if you don't want to (which my husband and I liked). We had deer right outside almost every morning, and when combined with the sunrises, sunsets, and breathtaking mountain views seen through the historic windows, we could not help but feel as if we were in a winter wonderland. This cabin was the perfect little cozy space for my husband and I on our was one of the main reasons we had such a great experience in Estes Park and look back at our honeymoon so fondly. We will definitely come stay at Dancing Bear Cabin again, and recommend it to anyone staying in Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little retreat in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect romantic mountain get-away. The cabin is perfectly renovated with all the comforts of home. It is beautifully decorated and meticulous. Very comfy bed , by a bank of windows that makes you feel like you are in a treehouse! Beautiful gas fireplace.....walking distance to restaurants,shops, close to RMNP, just perfect in every way. We could not of been happier with our accommodations. Loved it here and hope that I find my way back there someday.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estes Park Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
PEAK 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/winter 2017
Sep 18 2017 - Apr 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.55%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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