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We first came to Estes Park for vacation following the 1996 Olympic Games, and loved it immediately. With the Rocky Mountains just out the back door, it's a perfect spot for a long summer vacation or a quick weekend or holiday get-away. Summers are as active or kicked-back as you want, while winters have been becoming more and more popular the last two years, particularly for folks taking a long weekend.
The top floor of the house holds the master bedroom. A full bath is accessible from both the master bedroom and the living room. The kitchen is fully stocked with enough dishes to host ten of your closest friends. There are plenty of pots and pans, mainly copper-clad Revereware.
The dining table seats six. The living area has a large L-shaped sectional sofa big enough for comfortable naps, as well as a new futon sofa that folds down to a futon bed. The corner of the living room features a wood-burning stone fireplace. The wrap-around deck is accessible from both the living and dining areas.
The deck is fabulous. The house faces east, so you can kick off your mornings sitting out there with a mug of coffee as you watch the sun rise. Close your days with a glass of wine and count the stars. Some guests have informed us that the positioning of the master bedroom was such that they could watch Estes Park's Fourth of July fireworks from the comfort of their own bed!
Downstairs is the newly re-done twin bedroom, with bathroom and shower down the hallway. New flooring was laid in the downstairs bedroom and hallway in December 2013. The laundry room is very large, and comes with full-sized washer and dryer, and plenty of space for storage, including a pair of 1940's snowshoes to use in case you get snowed in some day.
The garage is very roomy, with a workbench and enough room for all your toys...golf clubs, skis, mountain bikes, fishing rods, etc. It also holds the gas grill.
Our home is in the quiet, natural neighborhood of Elkhorn Club Estates. Fall River flows just 100 yards away. Old Man Mountain overlooks the neighborhood, just the spot for a quick pre-breakfast walk. A five-minute walk brings you to the riding stables of the Elkhorn Lodge, and we recommend joining them one morning for their Breakfast Ride.
A 15-minute stroll brings you to Estes Park's new bandshell. And walk just 20 minutes to reach the first of Estes Park's shops and restaurants. Everything is close enough to reach by foot, but far enough that you never hear a sound.
One of the better benefits of our location is the easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. When everybody at the other end of town is still dealing with the main street traffic signals as they head for the park's Beaver Meadows entrance, you'll be driving through the Fall River entrance less than ten minutes after walking out your front door.
One last note: no pets and no smoking, please. We keep the home bright, clean, and healthy. You'll sleep like a log each night, and go home completely refreshed by your vacation or long weekend.
*** Please note: From March until mid-May 2016, we will not be renting out our home as we are doing some interior remodeling. Thank you. ***
Quiet and comfortable, with a great atmosphere surrounded by trees as you look out the windows of the second-floor (i.e. the main floor) of the house. And the deck is what really sold me...a great place to kick pack at the end of the day, or with the first cup of coffee in the morning. It's only a 15-20 minute walk into town, so easy to leave the car at home. The Elkhorn Lodge down at the bottom of the road adds a nice touch to the neighborhood. And I like being able to get into the National Park through the Fall River Entrance rather than driving through the center of town to get the the "main" entrance.
Great value and very functional home. Very comfortable and well appointed. Turkeys deer and elk seen in yard and neighborhood. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this clean, comfortable and conveniently located home! We wanted to maximize our time in the National Park, and the house was just minutes away from the park entrance. There is a grocery store very close by, so we stocked up on food to prepare in the small but well-appointed kitchen. Most evenings, we returned to the house too tired to do anything but fix a quick dinner and watch a movie on TV. We did walk into town one time for dinner and it was a pleasant stroll past the horses at the stable and into the downtown area of Estes Park. The neighborhood around the house is very quiet - the only sounds we heard were an occasional dog bark and a woodpecker hammering on the side of the house! We saw elk and wild turkeys on the road - we had to stop to let them cross the street! This was our first trip to Colorado and the mountains and we fell in love with the beauty all around us. If we ever return to Colorado, we will definitely stay in this house in the BEST neighborhood in Estes Park!
We spent a week at this cabin while hiking at RMNP. The neighborhood is very quiet, and it was great to be away from the crowds in town but just a short drive away from the restaurants and shops. The upstairs is spacious and the bed in the master bedroom was comfortable. The layout is a bit awkward- especially downstairs- and the downstairs bathroom is very small; it would be OK for kids but was too tight for either my husband or I to use comfortably. Also, the couch in the living room and the dining room chairs could really use some updating. The couch is very low to the ground and hard to get up from, and the chair backs were falling apart. However, the deck is great and the views are beautiful, and you really can't beat the location.
The home was exactly as described. The furnishings were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was supplied with everything needed to prepare family meals. All appliances were clean and in good working order. The full size laundry facilities also came in very handy.
Entrance to the park was fantastic and easy. The town provided many sights and more than ample shopping opportunities. We took an afternoon tour at the Stanley Hotel and really were impressed. We would recommend this property to friends and family and will try to rent it again ourselves on another trip to the area.
We appreciate the owner for providing such wonderful accommodations and such a beautiful and peaceful location.
Quiet neighborhood. The home itself is a bit dated. The pillows need to be replaced some were soiled & smelly.
The stairs were very steep and the front door could not be opened without hitting them.
It was nice to have a washer and dryer available.
We had a great time staying at the cabin. It was very clean and comfortable. The only concern (and a very small one) was that one bedroom is on the first floor and the second bedroom is on the upper floor. We have two smaller kids and they didn't want to sleep in the lower level alone so we folded out the futon and they slept together in the living room near the master bedroom.
We took full advantage of the great location and went into RMNP almost everyday for a hike, a picnic or just to watch for wildlife. A couple of the days we went into town to do some shopping. The kids loved watching the glass blowing demonstrations at Mountain Blown Glass. One of the highlights was taking the Tramway up to Prospect Mountain. We thought it was pretty cool that you can actually see the cabin from up there.
We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
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Driveway plowing service is not included in published rates. We don't think it is fair to build this into prices when there might be no need for plowing services. Service is available at approximately $40 per plowing, and we let guests decided whether or not they wish to have the driveway plowed during their stays.