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Log Cabin on The River

Bedrooms 3
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quaint Riverfront Property, 3 Beds, 1 Bath Mountain Views, Horsehoes

Quaint riverfront cabin built in early 1900's. 3 beds, 1 bath, fully stocked kitchen and linens. Sit on the screened in porch and read from the small library of books while swinging on the porch swing. Enjoy the big yard that abuts the St. Vrain River. Watch as the hummingbirds buzz all around. Play horseshoes right next to the river. If you are visiting in the cooler months enjoy a fire indoors in the fireplace insert.

There is also plenty to do if you are done relaxing. Head up the road to Allenspark (7 mi) or Estes Park (20 mi) and enjoy a variety of amenities from small a mountain town museum in Allenspark or the locally renown Fawn Brook Inn restaurant. Estes host many attractions to include shopping, restaurants, The Stanley Hotel (the inspiration for Stephen King's 'The Shining'). Take the ghost tour or enjoy the fabulous Sunday brunch. Estes is also the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of our country's gems!

The area also supports hiking, biking, and water activities from tubing and rafting to fishing.

More Details

PJ Lahn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About PJ Lahn

We reside in Boulder, CO and enjoy spending time at 'The Little Cabin that did'. We call it that because even though it sits just steps from the St. Vrain river, it survived the Colorado flood of 2013 that devastated much of the area, with not a scratch. Please browse through 'A Thousand Year Rain' a book that depicts the severe damage (and great courage) of the events of the flood when you visit the cabin.

We offer the cabin to travelers as it was meant to be shared and enjoyed by many.

PJ Lahn purchased this cabin in 2011

Why PJ Lahn chose Front Range

Spending time next to the river is so calming and the town and surround area have so much history both in the properties in the area and the local towns and attractions. You can sit and enjoy the river and mountain views and read and relax during your stay or you can go explore the area, be it in the bustling town of Estes, or hiking near Brainard Lake, or biking the mountain roads.

What makes this cabin unique

'The Little Cabin that did' is unique for its large riverfront access along with its rustic log construction. It has all the amenities of home and a beautiful old fashioned stove nestled in the kitchen. The screened in porch calls for you to sit and drink your morning coffee from the porch swing. You are secluded, but can go adventure close by.


Lyons Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Windows look out to river, open and hear 'river dreams'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cozy room with mountain views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon in loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Owner is Culinary Coach. Made ahead meals can be provided at request for fee. There are no laundry facilities at the cabin.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Log Cabin on The River
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Boulder, CO

This riverfront rustic cabin has has just the perfect amount of modern updates to make it comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Driving to this place is an adventure. While only 20 minutes from town, you feel very, 'away from it all." We arrived for a 3-day weekend with our 3 kids, ages 9, 6, and 4. They absolutely loved the cabin, and certainly, the river. We loved the swinging bench, playing card games, and just chilling out. No cell service was a major plus, and the owners were absolutely great. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you do visit again! We love accommodating guests with our cabin amenities. We want guests to feel away from it all, if that is their goal, but to have access to some of the world should they want. Thank you for the review! PJ & Bryan
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Great place to relax and enjoy a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved drinking coffee every morning in the screened in porch as we enjoyed watching the beautiful creek, squirrels running up and down the trees and humming birds chasing each other. The house is very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing stay. We are already talking about when we might plan another vacation and reserve this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Little Cabin that did!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week log stay at the cabin. Plenty of room for three adults and our dog. Having the river right next door made for the perfect white noise machine, slept like a rock. The cabin was clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed to make multiple different meals. There was also a great, big screen TV, and blazing fast internet.

The cabin is in the perfect location. You're 20 minutes outside Lyons, but it feels like you're miles away from civilization.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was pretty perfect! There was nothing better than getting up in the morning, walking out the back door, and sitting right by the river! The cabin looks small from the outside, but is spacious on the inside. The third bedroom (in the loft) is accessed through the second bedroom, so be aware of that. It was not as secluded as it appeared, but I never felt like I was in the middle of a community. It's a peaceful little get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremey comfy and warm

  • 5 of 5

Offers everything for total relaxation. The porch is awesome with fantastic books. We stayed in July and opened windows and needed blankets at night. The sound of the river was so nice.

There were more houses closer than we thought there would b but never an issue. Felt completely alone. Can't wait to go back in the snow and use the unreal fireplace.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"The Little Cabin that Did" delivered more than expected

  • 5 of 5

The Howard family needed a relaxing time away from our phones, digital media and the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We achieved this and thoroughly enjoyed the charm and ambiance of the cabin and all the remote property had to offer. The Log cabin on the river is located so close to the river that literally four steps out the back door and you are on the river bank. The South Saint Vrain river is a clean fast moving mountain stream that roars past the cabin across boulders of all shapes and sizes. Sitting on the bank, on the screened in porch, or on the patio furniture each provide beautiful and unique vantages of this beautiful natural setting. Every evening we cooked dinner on the grill, on the stove and used the microwave to create dinners fit for royalty. then, built a fire in the fire pit, and made SMORES. The owners supplied firewood and matches, and a water bucket for fire safety. The kitchen is fully functional with gas range and oven, large refrigerator and a serious collection of pots pans and utensils. We used paper plates for most meals just because we don't like to do dishes, but if you do there are dishes for every type of meal and serving you may need. The bathroom was an especially pleasant surprise. Most of the properties nearby have outhouses or old tiny bathrooms, by contrast, this cabin has a modern bathroom with a shower that is fed hot water continuously from a gas powered tank-less hot water heater. The owners provided bottled water in 5 gallon containers (3) for drinking and cooking in case you did not like the taste of the well water. We used the well water for everything but drinking and did not have any problems. We drove to Estes and Lyons several times to explore, fish and enjoy the wildlife. the cabin is conveniently located for these activities. Our son and daughter from Denver fell in love with the cabin and plan to come back with their friends soon. If you are looking to unwind and immerse yourself in a log cabin in the woods on a river, this property is a very good choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 7
Car: necessary

Property is off CO State Hwy 7, 11 miles west of Lyons, CO a quaint riverside town with frequent summer musical events, tubing, shops, and restaurants.

7 Miles to the west is the small mountain town of Allenspark. There you will find several churches, of various denominations, a coveted local restaurant called The Fawn Brook Inn, along with The Meadow Mtn Cafe and The Tapestry of Life Coffee House. All renown for their food and ambiance, all differing types.

20 Miles west of the property is the town of Estes Park, CO which has many attractions to include shopping, restaurants, and amusements. It is also the gateway to the scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, a gem.


Rates & Availability

Lyons Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.