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ESTES PARK VACATION HOME, New w/ Fab Views, Great Kitchen, on Golf Course, Creek

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful NEW 3BR, 3.5BA home on 2 levels, breathtaking views, perfect getaway

Town of Estes Park Vacation Home Business License #3174

This beautiful four-year-old home ("Fish Creek Estes Vacation Home") with 3 BR and 3.5 BA, backs up to Fish Creek and has stunning 180-degree views of Fish Creek, the golf course and mountains, including Long's Peak, Mummy Range and Continental Divide and Fish Creek. See more photos and info on our social media pages.

The open-plan main floor (living/dining area, kitchen, half-bath, master bedroom and bath) has oak floors, vaulted ceilings, large windows and a beautiful 12x16 deck with log railings.

The down-filled leather couch in the living area provides comfortable seating opposite the fireplace hearth. There are two swivel chairs at the end of the couch that can face inward to the conversation area or out to the view. The coffee table drawers contain cards, dice and a few other games. The dining table seats up to 8 and there are also two bar stools at the granite peninsula in the kitchen.

The custom-designed kitchen has knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops, limestone tile backsplash and stainless steel Bosch appliances (with a gas stove). The kitchen has been very well outfitted to accommodate guests who love to cook. A Weber gas grill is available on the deck, which has a table and seating for eight as well.

Details that add to the ambiance of the main floor include a fireplace of local stacked stone, a hand-hewn log fireplace mantel, and the railing to the lower level is made of rough hand-hewn logs.

The 12x16 foot deck has breathtaking views. Though the neighborhood homes are fairly close together, the decks are not visible from the other houses. Enjoy as many moments of the day as possible in this awe-inspiring outdoor 'dining room' where the sunsets and wildlife add to the enjoyment. (Elk and deer are frequent visitors!).

The master bedroom (on the main level) has a picture window framing the view of Longs Peak to the south and another window with a view to the Mummy Range to the west. There is a down comforter on the rustic mahogany-colored queen sleigh bed. There is also a dresser and a TV with a DVD player and internet for Netflix, etc. The master bath has two sinks, a glass walk-in shower, a soaking tub and is tiled in a neutral shade. A large walk-in closet and a linen closet provide plenty of shelf and hanging space.

The lower level (second living area, two guest bedrooms, two full baths and a laundry room) provides more comfortable space for guests to gather or retreat. It has a sleeper sofa and loveseat and marble-topped coffee tables. The large flat-screen TV is connected to an Apple TV. There is also a collection of puzzles and games to entertain family and friends on a rainy afternoon or in the evening.

The two guest bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with twins that can be made into bunks - both with down comforters) each have their own attached baths; one of the baths also has access from the family room. The countertops, floors and tub surrounds are all tiled, with a multi-colored mosaic backsplash, and vanities are of knotty alder. All beds have down pillows and synthetic pillows for guests who prefer one or the other.

The laundry room has a Samsung front-load washer and dryer and there is also a drying rack, iron and ironing board.

The lower level opens onto a 12 x 16 foot patio under the deck that has more wonderful views of the golf course and the mountains beyond, and access to the creek.

This home is a few minutes from the town and is about a 5-minute walk to the Estes Park Golf Clubhouse. Lake Estes is less than a mile away and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 10 minutes by car. It is a 5-minute drive up Fish Creek Road to Mary's Lake, or another couple minutes to the beautiful Lily Lake and a delightful .8 mile walk around the lake - perfect with young children. Or take the hike to side of Lily Lake that provides a bit more exercise and even better views. There is excellent rock climbing in 'Jurassic Park' above Lily Lake as well as all across Mummy Range.

In general, the options for visitors to Fish Creek Vacation Home and Estes Park are guaranteed to provide many wonderful memories for years to come.

Since we back up to Fish Creek, we are frequently asked about the effect of the 2013 flood on our home. The home itself sustained no damage. Construction on the walking path and the creek restoration is complete. Check our social media pages for updated info.

For a quote, please click "ask the owner a question" and tell us about your group - ages and interests, etc. - and please confirm there are no smokers in your group as we have a very strict non-smoking policy. :)

More Details

Judith Wencel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, A little Italian and a little French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Judith Wencel

Mark and I, both Kansas natives, grew up going to Colorado for family vacations. Mark’s fondest memories of Colorado involve ski trips with family and friends and mine are of summer family reunions.

When we had children of our own, we began taking them to Colorado, too, whether it was for skiing in the winter or hiking, biking, climbing and fishing in the summer. We have continued the tradition with their husbands and have now introduced our first grandchild to joys of Colorado.

Judith Romig Wencel and Fish Creek Estes on social media.

Judith Wencel purchased this house in 2013

Why Judith Wencel chose Estes Park

We’ve known for a long time that we’d love to have a place in Colorado to retreat to, either by ourselves or with friends or family, and after a trip to Estes Park in July of 2012 we decided the time and place was finally right.

We chose this property because of its truly awe-inspiring views from the house and deck, a wonderful little neighborhood, the access to the creek and walking path to town!

What makes this house unique

Many wonderful memories have been made in this home, most of them (for us) around great food and time with family and friends. We have been particularly delighted by the nearly daily visit of elk and deer and hummingbirds, the view of the stars from our bed on clear nights and certainly the many options for hiking for all ability ranges. The number of options for activities of all kinds is particularly wonderful - there's something for everyone, including those who aren't able to participate in strenuous outdoor activities! It's a truly wonderful, peaceful spot for reading and relaxing, too.

Our blog/website/Facebook/Instagram have lots of photos of our visits and activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the home very much--very comfortable and well furnished. It was just right for our family! We will certainly consider staying there again.

Thank you!
Jan 2015
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Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be converted to bunks; Pack n Play available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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ESTES PARK VACATION HOME, New w/ Fab Views, Great Kitchen, on Golf Course, Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Middlefield, CT


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in Estes Park and we all agreed that our Fish Creek rental home was a highlight. The location was terrific--close to town, but not in the thick of things. With three outdoor spaces (front porch, lower patio and upper deck), two living areas and 3 1/2 bathrooms, we had plenty of space. But mostly, we enjoyed the central gathering area for cooking, dining, playing games, chatting, and watching the great outdoors for elk and the ever-changing sky. The kitchen had everything we could ask for, as did the downstairs laundry room. Everything looked new and very clean--but also sturdy and comfortable. With temps in the 40's at night, the fluffy comforters were much appreciated! We would definely stay here again--we loved the house, we loved Estes Park and we loved Colorado!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Estes Park Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My three sisters, our parents, and one niece enjoyed this gorgeous home and surroundings. We enjoyed watching the Elk on the golf course, or coming closer to the back yard in the very early morning or late evening hours. They liked to hang out in the front of the house in the morning as well. There were also several deer in the area and coyotes howling in the evening. Very peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The house was comfortable, clean and well appointed.

We had a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed being in Estes Park at this beautiful home. It is easy access to the downtown area and the local golf course. The house has a beautiful view of the golf course and the gorgeous mountains. It is only a short drive to nearby trails and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

The house is furnished with very nice, yet comfortable furniture and the kitchen is very well stocked. Wonderful appliances you don't often get in a rental. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing decor and stocked kitchen, along with astounding views and access to everything made for a fantastic time with family and friends. Best rental I've found!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing decor and stocked kitchen, along with astounding views and access to everything made for a fantastic time with family and friends. Best rental I've found!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Estes Park Golf Club
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora (Nederland)
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping Fee $175
Tax Rate 10.55%

Add 4% for payment by credit card.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break are High Season Rates

Four-night minimum Thanksgiving and Christmas

Strictly Non-Smoking Home

No motorcycles

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.