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Beautiful Log Home - Spectacular View

Carriage Hills, Estes Park, CO, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Town of Estes Park Vacation Home Rental Registration No. 3173

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 4 bedroom home!!! We can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Rooms are unlocked depending on the number of paid guests. We have a 7 person state of the art hot tub with 33 massage jets on the enclosed 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 4 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 10 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 3/4 shower 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 3/4 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!



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About Mary

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.

Mary purchased this House in 2008

Why Mary chose Carriage Hills

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, In the loft; twin beds in trundle.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, At the main level.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, In the main level.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, In the basement; in a trundle.
      • The laundry room has no beds and 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!!!!


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, In the loft area.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Jacuzzi tub; at the main level.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, In the basement level, garage area.
      • With granite counter tops. Vessel sinks in the main and loft bathrooms.

      Location Type

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


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • 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.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Baseboard heating. Please make sure that no fabric/furniture is touching the heater when in use.
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Regular coffeemaker. Grinder is separate. Please always remove coffee grounds from the coffeemaker after use.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All kitchen wares have assigned cabinets, Please return all clean items where you got them.
                        • Dishwasher
                          We have a double dishwasher that allows use for smaller loads. Use FINISH POWERBALL tablets dishwasher for best results.
                        • Kitchen
                          Please return cleaned items where you got them.
                        • 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.
                        • Oven
                          Double oven.
                        • 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
                        • 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
                        • Toaster
                          The toaster has crumb trays. Please empty and clean them after use.


                            • 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. We also have 4 folding trays that can be used in the living room.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Located in the cabinet in the living room. Please return after use.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Three DVD players
                                • Games
                                  Puzzles, cards, Mancala (in the kiving room cabinet).
                                • Music Library
                                  In the cabinet above the kitchen wine rack.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable services are currently available in the living room and 1 guest bedroom. All three TV's are connected to DVD players.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose CD/radio on the kitchen counter.
                                • Television
                                  Three HD TV's
                                • Toys
                                  A few girls toys in one guest room.
                                • Video Library
                                  Numbered and organized.


                                    • Boat
                                      Boats can be rented on Lake Estes.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Golf
                                      Estes Park Golf Course is less than 2 miles from our home.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Use only outside of the garage.
                                    • 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.


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              A brand new 7 person hot tub is on the back patio of our home with 35 massage jets for your enjoyment.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  5 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful Mointain home near everything!

                                                                  Wayne C.Cleveland Ohio

                                                                  This is our second stay at this beautiful log cabin in Estes Park Colorado. The home has everything needed for a relaxing stay and is close to town, RMNP and even Lily Lake for gentle walks for non hikers in your group. We can't wait to return in 2018!

                                                                  Beautiful, clean property

                                                                  Melissa M.

                                                                  Well maintained and clean property. The property had everything for a comfortable stay. Owner Mary was easy to reach and was helpful sharing information about the area.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much, Melissa, for taking the time to write about your positive experience in staying in our log home. It was truly a pleasure having you all as our guests. My sincerest appreciation to you and your family too for taking good care of our home. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

                                                                  Great Start to 2015!

                                                                  Sharon O.Chicago Suburbs

                                                                  My husband, myself, my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter all found this property to be fantastic! We especially loved the view of the foothills and the large snow-covered mountains in the distance. The place was fully equipped and had the most modern amenities I've ever experienced! The fireplace, the kitchen and the bathrooms were very impressive!! And Mary couldn't have been more helpful! During our three day stay, we went snow shoeing in Rocky Mtn. National park, sledding at a nearby golf course, shopping at Estes Park and had some great meals. I would live in this area if I could! Can't wait to get back in the summer to experience more hiking and fishing!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind words, Sharon, and for you taking time to write a review on your experience in staying in our log home. I am so happy that you had an enjoyable stay. It was a pleasure hosting such wonderful and respectful guests like your family. I hope that you would all come and stay with us again the next time you visit Estes Park. Consider our home your vacation home in the Colorado Rockies!

                                                                  Great Start to 2015!

                                                                  Sharon O.Chicago Suburbs

                                                                  My husband, myself, my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter all found this property to be fantastic! We especially loved the view of the foothills and the large snow-covered mountains in the distance. The place was fully equipped and had the most modern amenities I've ever experienced! The fireplace, the kitchen and the bathrooms were very impressive!! During our three day stay, we went snow shoeing in Rocky Mtn. National park, sledding at a nearby golf course, shopping at Estes Park and had some great meals. I would live in this area if I could! Can't wait to get back in the summer to experience more hiking and fishing!

                                                                  Neat location


                                                                  Great place to stay with family. Clean house with all needed amenities. Great price, check it out!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience in staying in our log home. I am happy to know that you and your family had a pleasant visit and accommodation. We take pride in keeping our rental homes clean and very comfortable for our guests. We sincerely appreciate the fact that you, as our guests, treated our home with utmost respect and care. We appreciate you and your family very much!


                                                                  Carriage Hills, Estes Park, CO, USA

                                                                  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!


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