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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 Estes Park

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: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beautiful log frame queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Historic 1921 Studio Cabin Retreat, 5 minute walk to shopping & dining.
average rating of 4.913793 based on 60 reviews
columbus, ohio

5 stars for the location, which was fantastically close to downtown yet quiet

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location! So close to RMNP and DT Estes Park. Super comfy bed and nice kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin we stayed in was so cozy, clean and close to RMNP and downtown! We enjoyed seeing deer and elk outside or cabin! Great experience overall! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Houston, Tx

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

5 stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin, very close to town, but just far enough away for quite relaxation

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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couldn't ask for anything more than what this cabin provides... loved every thing about it

  • 5 of 5

property is nice, clean, and well kept. Has everything you need on the inside, and all the beautiful mountain views on the outside!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nashville Tennessee

Clean. Great location!

  • 4 of 5

There were two of us and we didn't want to share the bed so one stayed on the couch. We were told there were linens available for that but all there was available was a single thin blanket. We ended up buying a blanket to stay warm. It would help if there were additional hooks or a shelf in the bathroom to keep from having to drag your things in and out every time.

We had a wonderful time and would rent this again in a heart beat!! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
"Good place for BBQ lovers. Good tap selection."
Estes Park Golf Course
Downtown Estes Park Main Street
"Resort shopping experience. Something for everyone."
Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
"Locals favorite. Great music, good food. "
The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge
"Stunning views of Estes Park. A beautiful dining room with excellent dining. A perfect spe..."
Kind Coffee
"Local favorite. Locally roasted coffees. "
Thai Kitchen


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.55%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund