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Cozy, Family-Friendly Cabin on the Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Co

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you choose to smoke outside only, please remember that you are in a National Forest and trees and shrubs sometime burn! Please be very very conscious of this. Thank you!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Five minute drive to downtown Estes Park....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains everywhere. Rocky Mountain National Park and in Roosevelt National Forest!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in Roosevelt National Forest with hiking trails, a rural lane for strolling and you are just minutes from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Located on the Big Thompson River with beautiful Ponderosa pines riverside. Lots of trout and a pleasing river sound easily heard from the enclosed front porch!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a lovely riverfront picnic area right on the Big Thompson with plenty of room to roam....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Overlooks beautiful rock outcroppings through large glass pane windows! Dining table is quality classic Colorado style with four or more chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    Newer Gas fueled Enameled Cast Iron Stove with a glass front for viewing the logs and flames....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fired stove thermostat controlled and hot water baseboard electric heat in the bathroom....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious with plenty of seating for everyone and an older leather recliner nearest to the gas fired Cast Iron eating stove!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy parking for two vehicles quite near the two entrances....moreless

  • Towels Provided:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Bella 12 cup nearly new!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nice quality and Everything you will need and more!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This is a classic Colorado cabin kitchen with many modern appliances and a classic 1951 Refrigerator in fantastic condition!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New but still looks good in this classic kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    The fridge is a 1951 Hotpoint classic in beautiful condition and extremely functional, sure to meet all of your needs. (Imagine built in 1951 and works great! Why don't all appliances last as long!)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Newer and modern with a gas oven. Easy to use. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    New and very clean!...moreless


  • Boat:

    Boat rental are available at Lake Estes and there are lots of fish and you can keep some here ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful picnic/lounging area next to the Big Thompson River under giant Ponderosa Pines. Watch family member fly fish in a great area holding many trout!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby there is a public course often complete with Elk!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic/lounging area next to the river complete with four adirondack chairs and a picnic table Remember Absolutely NO FIRES! Use the gas grill for marshmallows! Thanks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes you have a quality gas grill outside very near the dining area...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are popular in the Winter and available for rent in Estes Park...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fly Rods can be put to good use on the Big Thompson river. REMEMBER: Catch and Release only!...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
Nightly Rate
Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 - Jul 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
Nightly Rate
Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
Nightly Rate
Aug 5 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,349 $5,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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 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: 04/27/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Drake, CO, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Cabin


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Porch


  • Come enjoy our beautiful cabin!

    Come enjoy our beautiful cabin!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Patio with gas grill

    Patio with gas grill

VRBO #583025

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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