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Beautiful Log Home - Spectacular View

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Stay in our completely remodeled state of the art all season log home in the backyard of Rocky Mountain National Park - an Estes mountain living experience with direct views of Longs Peak among many others. Cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced for a 2,500 square foot 3 bedroom home!!! We have a 7 person state of the art brand new spa with 33 massage jets on the back patio of our log home for your enjoyment. The home is fully furnished and equipped with everything you will need for your stay including kitchen utensils and cookware. It has a fireplace, air conditioning in the loft that cools the entire upper level and 3 private sleeping areas with 3 full bathrooms. The entire house is yours during your stay. The house is professionally cleaned including the outdoor spa. We have 2 big screen TV'S at 52 and 40 inches - the 52 inch TV has a 5.1 surround sound. A 3rd small TV is in one of the bedrooms. The kitchen is state of the art with a Samsung French drawer refrigerator, 4 top cooking stove, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and a drawer microwave oven. We have a large upper level wrap around deck with direct views of the tallest mountain - Longs Peak among many others. We have an LG washer and dryer. There are a total of 7 beds in the home - 3 Queen-sized beds and 4 twin beds. Our living room, dining area and kitchen has direct mountain views. You can hike right out of our front door along Fish Creek to Estes Park Golf Course and to Lake Estes or even to the downtown area. This is an all season log home and our Vacation Home which we enjoy sharing with others.

The Space
We are 10-15 minutes drive from downtown Estes Park. There are many walking trails right outside our home with fishing, boating and horseback riding within 10 minutes. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from our new 2 sides wraparound decking and grill burgers for dinner after hiking. We have spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains in a quiet setting. Up to 8 people can be accommodated per Larimer County and Estes Valley Vacation Home Rental rules.

Guest Access
Comfy pillow top beds, and brand new appliances. There is a split system air conditioner for use in the daytime on hot summer days for the main area of the home that cools the 2 adjacent bedrooms, living and dining area and the loft bedroom. The loft bedroom has a queen-sized bed and full bathroom. The main (2nd level) has two bedrooms with 1 queen-sized bed each, and a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub in it, 2 vessel sinks on a granite vanity and a shower and toilet. The smaller loft bathroom has a shower, a vessel sink and toilet. LG washer and dryer is in the room with a reach-in closet on the first level that has a day bed with 2 twin beds. There is an electric massage chair in this room that you can use after a tiring hike.We have spices in the kitchen that we use and you are welcome to use them during your stay. All kitchen and dining accessories that we personally use are provided. There is a CD player/radio and CD collection in the main level kitchen area for your listening enjoyment. There are 3 HD TV's with DVD players and satellite service for your viewing pleasure, and to watch movies that we have in the cabinet by the fireplace. The TV's are 40-inch (family room), 26-inch in the main bedroom and 52-inch in my daughter's bedroom. There are two outdoor grills that we store in the garage for grilling on summer days. There is a small downstairs room by the entry door and it has 2 twin-sized beds. The room is located in the basement and has access to the full bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet located in the garage. You can park your car under the deck or on the large concrete area in front of the house. A maximum of three cars can be parked on the driveway as allowed by the City of Estes Park.

Enjoy your stay here in Estes Park and we hope you enjoyed it enough to come back to 400 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park in our backyard.

Interaction with Guests
Please call us and e-mail us if you have any questions that you are having difficulty with. We have left a visitors welcome guide to the home and to the surrounding area for your reference and they cover the most frequently asked questions. This is our vacation home so when we are not here we rent it out. But our neighbors keep an eye on the home and we can have them take care of any situation that may arise. For any immediate questions they will be willing to help out or just call us and e-mail us.

Once the reservation is made, we will send you a standard Vacation Rental Lease agreement by Docusign for you to initial and sign electronically. It will automatically be returned by e-mail to us. It has all the rules and instructions that will be necessary for a pleasant stay at our home.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

The Neighborhood
It is peaceful and avoids the tourist crowd of summer in the downtown area which is easily accessible. Watch the elks graze right by the house in the early mornings and late in the day. Safeway is the grocery store in town which is 10-15 minute drive. We shop at it and they have the best fuel rates for the car. There is an inexpensive Redbox in the Safeway grocery store where we rent movies. Hike Bear Lake, Sprague Lake and visit the Alluvial Fan waterfall in the Rocky Mountain National Park for spectacular photographs. Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 10 minutes drive from our home. Drive up to Trail Ridge Pass in summer and have lunch near the skies. You can do a day trip starting in the morning all the way past Trail Ridge Pass to Grand Lake on the other side and you may spot some moose on the way. Shop and eat downtown at the many shops and eateries and have a picnic by the river in the park by the post office. Hike the trail around the lakes that you will see when coming into town-Lake Estes and along the river downtown. Do a boating tour on the lake. For those with young kids, use the children's playground at Stanley Park off Fish Creek Road. Enjoy the Spring season flowers. Get away from the heat of summer to cool mountain evenings needing a jacket. Go white water rafting through the many companies that advertise online or do some horse back riding in the park or right near our home. Putt putt golf with the family in Estes Park by the river at 2 locations. Trout fish at Trout Haven in Estes Park and grill or broil the fish for dinner. Fly fish the Thompson River. Enjoy the spectacular July 4th fireworks over Estes Lake without excessive large city traffic by lazing on your chair or picnic blanket at Stanley Park. There is the farmers market every Thursday in summer at the Estes Park Fairgrounds from 8 am-12:30 pm. There are seasonal arts and crafts and food festivals that you can look up online. They have free concerts downtown in summer. Use the swimming pool at the Aquatic Center for a very small fee by Stanley Park. Watch the stars at night on the deck of the house or go to the observatory off Fish Creek Road by Stanley Park to see the far stars and planets. The Scottish/Irish Festival starts at the beginning of fall and enjoy the aspens turning gold and yellow in fall. That is when the elks start bugling and so always stay away from the elks at any time in the year as they are massive 500-700 lb wild animals. Winter brings the beautiful white snow that can be watched as Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker and the Twin Sisters accumulate snow for the holiday season. The holiday lights twinkle in the snow. Cuddle up by the fireplace and tell stories to each other while eating popcorn and drinking hot cocoa. Or you can relax in the hot Jacuzzi tub after ice skating downtown or at the YMCA. Go sledding on the hills in the National Park with the family. You can snow shoe walk or cross country ski. If you wish to do some downhill skiing then drive 45 minutes to the Boulder ski resort area. The ski resort in Nederland is 42 miles from our home. Estes Park is for all seasons and will create everlasting memories for you, your family and friends and we are happy to be part of your experience.

Getting around
You will need to rent or have a car to come to Estes Park and enjoy the Rocky Mountain National Park. Plan 90 minutes of drive time from DIA to our home in Estes Park. Fly into Denver International Airport (DIA), pick up your rental car and drive the fastest route using the map quest instructions.

If you wish to come a longer and more scenic route (2 hours) then go through Loveland from I-25 N exit 257/Hwy 34; turn left on Hwy 34 to Estes Park.

Using a GPS is the best way to get around.

Estes Park Shuttle service can bring you directly to our home from the airport for $45 per person one-way or $80 roundtrip per person and can be booked on line or calling them. You will however need a car to get around.

Other Things to Note
Our home is in a family community and therefore there can be NO partying allowed. Also it is not designed or furnished for College students without their accompanying parents. You will be given an access code to enter the main front door that will work for the days that you rent the place for. It automatically deactivates after you check out and every guest has a unique access code. We have a visitors home guide, appliances guide and Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park guide binder on the coffee table for your enjoyment and guidance. Please leave it at the same place when leaving for other guests. Thank you in advance for cooperating with us!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be a responsible adult of at least 21 years of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It is the responsibility of the parents to keep their children safe at all times....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is strictly forbidden as me and my daughter are allergic to cigarette or pipe smoking. If you choose to do so, please do so outside on the deck or back patio. You will FORFEIT your deposit if our cleaner reports any evidence of smoking inside the home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    My daughter is allergic to pet dander and therefore NO PETS are allowed under any circumstance. You will be asked to leave the premises if any pets are brought in or around the home and you will FORFEIT your deposit to clean up....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    In the loft...moreless

  • The laundry room has a day bed in it. IT CANNOT BE USED AS A BEDROOM TO SLEEP IN AS THERE IS NO EGRESS WINDOW IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY OR FIRE!!!! Therefore the laundry room should NEVER be used to sleep in as you will be unable to escape through a window in the unlikely event of a fire or other emergency!!!!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    In the loft area....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    In the garage area....moreless

  • With granite counter tops. Vessel sinks in the main and loft bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a big binder in the living room under the TV that has information on all the activities that Estes Park has to offer. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Located in the cabinet in the living room. Please return after use. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Three DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, cards, Mancala (in the kiving room cabinet)....moreless

  • Music Library:

    In the cabinet above the kitchen wine rack....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose CD/radio on the kitchen counter....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of the beautiful Long's Peak, Two Sisters, and Mt. Meeker....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The dining table accommodates eight average-sized people. There are two wooden bar stools that you can use for the 7th and 8th people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    An LG A/C split system is located in the loft. Please do not use the A/C with temperature lower than 68 degrees F, It can damage the unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heating. Please make sure that no fabric/furniture is touching the heater when in use....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    The coffeemaker has a grinder. Please always remove coffee grounds from the coffeemaker after use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All kitchen wares have assigned cabinets, Please return all clean items where you got them. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We have a double dishwasher that allows use for smaller loads. Use FINISH POWERBALL tablets dishwasher for best results....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Please return cleaned items where you got them....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave oven is a drawer style oven next to the dish washer. PLEASE ALWAYS USE THE FOOD COVER when heating food to avoid spillage of hot food. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We have a Samsung French drawer refrigerator. The self explanatory LED panel lights up when touched. The filter has been changed and after some lack of use it turns RED. Hold the alarm button/filter...moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove has 2 ovens and 4 burners that are self explanatory. Please ALWAYS TURN ON THE EXHAUST IN THE HOOD ABOVE TO LET THE COOKING AROMAS OUT OF THE HOME. You can turn on the light when using it...moreless

  • Toaster:

    The toaster has crumb trays. Please empty and clean them after use....moreless


  • Boat:

    Boats can be rented on Lake Estes. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Has two swings. Please do not leave the canopies and cushions on swings when not in use. We have very strong winds, and light afternoon showers....moreless

  • Golf:

    Estes Park Golf Course is less than 2 miles from our home. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Use only outside of the garage....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nederland ski resort is 42 miles from our home. You can cross country ski in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A brand new 7 person hot tub is on the back patio of our home with 35 massage jets for your enjoyment. ...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Later summer
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,950 $6,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $175
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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79 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Estes Park
42 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nederland, Colorado

Car: Recommended

The entrance to beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park is less than a 15 minutes drive with hiking with majestic views of the Rocky Mountains right outside our front door!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My name is Mary, and am married with one daughter. We are from Houston, TX. I am a licensed physical therapist, and my husband is a retired physician. We love the outdoors and all the beauty that nature has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Carriage Hills, Estes Park, CO, USA:
My husband and I been coming to Estes Park for almost 20 yrs. We love it here. Cool and beautiful summer, late spring & fall; dreamy wonderland winters and early spring. We love the convenience of being close to the Rocky Mountain National Park and all its scenic beauty. There are also lots of activities to do: Our LOG HOME is a beautiful vacation destination that will really give you a feel of being in the Rocky mountains. It has sweeping views of the mountains including Long's Peak. The house was fully renovated in 2012. It is located in a peaceful neighborhood, but close to downtown and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You would love to watch the stars at night from the balcony swings. Relax after a hike in the Jacuzzi tub and massage chair. Cuddle up by the fireplace and watch the spectacular snow covered mountains. We are only 10 minutes drive to Rocky Mountain National Park entrance.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front and side views of the log home

    Front and side views of the log home

  • The state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel 4-dr French door refrigerator

    The state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel 4-dr French door refrigerator

  • Double oven/stove and drawer microwave

    Double oven/stove and drawer microwave

  • Low profile queen-sized bed

    Low profile queen-sized bed

  • Dual vessel sink vanity

    Dual vessel sink vanity

  • View of the dining area & kitchen from L.R.

    View of the dining area & kitchen from L.R.

  • Trundle bed and massage chair

    Trundle bed and massage chair

  • Deck and views

    Deck and views

  • You may see elks right from our deck

    You may see elks right from our deck

  • The loft with a queen-sized bed

    The loft with a queen-sized bed

  • Corner dual sink and dual faucet

    Corner dual sink and dual faucet

  • Jacuzzi tub

    Jacuzzi tub

  • The log home's living room

    The log home's living room

  • Queen-sized bed

    Queen-sized bed

  • Laundry area w/ stainless steel LG washer & dryer

    Laundry area w/ stainless steel LG washer & dryer

  • Deck and views

    Deck and views

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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