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Cozy, Family-Friendly Cabin On The Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Co

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom on the river

Historic cabin, a rare find, just on the market this spring. We are very happy to offer you our cabin for a break in your busy lives. We hope you enjoy the sounds of the river, the beautiful mountain air, blue skies and our historic cabin which is nestled between a rock outcropping and the Big Thompson River. The River Retreat Cabin is 3.5 miles from Estes Park, Colorado and only 10 minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park.

River Retreat has all the comforts of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. There is also a relaxing patio including a gas grill for enjoying a barbecue. The main floor bedroom features a queen size bed, and the cozy upstairs includes two twin beds and plenty of charm. There is a spacious living room and dining area with a gas flame stove for our cool Colorado mornings. The enclosed porch offers overstuffed chairs in a cozy corner for sipping coffee or for curling up with a good book on a lazy afternoon. The cabin also offers satellite television and wireless internet access.

Our cabin is the perfect place to spend your mountain vacation right on the banks of the Big Thompson River as a quiet retreat or a home base for exploring, fishing, hiking or shopping.

More Details

Richard and Robin Kluding
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Richard and Robin Kluding

We have owned the River Retreat and updated and restored this classic property. We greatly enjoy hiking just outside the cabin and fly fishing for trout in the Big Thompson river and snow shoeing in the winter. Our primary home is in Boulder and we love the winters in Estes Park and in Hawaii!

Richard and Robin Kluding purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Richard and Robin Kluding chose Front Range

The River Retreat was originally built in 1925 as a family fishing cabin. and is located on the Big Thompson river with lots of trout! We have updated and restored this property while keeping much of the old charm while now having many modern conveniences! This is a beautiful and true Colorado mountain cabin and it is a rare privilege to experience this private setting on a rental basis!

What makes this cabin unique

This is a classic and a very beautiful and comfortable cabin with all the charm of a historic Colorado mountain cabin yet with WIFI, TV and most of the modern conveniences you have come to expect. And we are very close to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park and on a quiet private lane on the river!


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Cozy, Family-Friendly Cabin On The Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Co
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
Trenton NJ

Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was lovely, it was everything we needed for a rocky mountain getaway! Being right on the river was wonderful, and it was great being so close to town but not IN town. We live far away so may not get a chance to come back, but would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, retro charmer! Perfect fishing base and close to town. Deer roamed by every morning.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, well maintained. Awesome home to stay in year round.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was just what we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our stay in Estes Park and visit to RMNP. It is located just a couple of miles out of the town of Estes Park and very accessible. The house is very well kept, well maintained, and very comfortable. It was a step back in time with the vintage kitchen. The patio was great for enjoying drinks of an evening and the porch/sunroom was a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee in the morning. The only downside to this house is the stairway to the upstairs is a bit steep and narrow for me. My wife was fine with it but she is a small woman. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend the property to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madisonville, La

Great Cabin on the river!!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin is as beautiful as pictured. It sits right on Bug Thompson River with a perfect secluded seating area with Adirondack chairs and picnic table. The highway does run right along river but not too busy and we sat out here each evening with the sound of the river, crickets and birds making it oh so enjoyable! The cabin is comfortable and the queen bed was so relaxing after busy days in the park! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as advertised. Beautiful setting right on the Big Thompson River. Perfect launching point for hiking with my sons in RMNP.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The perfect charming cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy cabin with a very sweet spot on the Big Thompson River. Loved our 5 night stay there and the easy access to Estes park and RMNP. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Estes Park numerious
Car: necessary

Many trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, Hiking, fly fishing, elk galore even in town! Absolutely beautiful views and a road over the mountains with an elevation of over 14 thousand feet!


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee per stay $84 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Drake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
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  • Rural ...
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  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • Pantry Items
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Large upstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
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  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The River Retreat is on a private lane on the far side of the river away from other travelers! Your are very welcome here. Please also respect any neighbors and they will welcome you also!

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