Business license 3208 - Our mountain paradise is situated on over 2 private acres yet it is close to the entrance of R.M.N.P. and the Y.M.C.A. of the Rockies. Guests can enjoy time together in the two living areas kitchen and multiple decks or they can escape to the privacy of their bedrooms which are dispersed throughout the three floors of the home. The kitchen is fully equipped for your enjoyment and the comfortable furnishings envelop you in relaxation. The views and surroundings will make you forget your cares and will remind you of just how beautiful life can be. Hikers, families, friends and small retreats alike will be blessed by our wonderful home.
- House3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
6 bedroom 4 bath three story mountain log home with mountain views.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 18, 2018
About Dan Heard
Kelly and I are happily married with 4 kids and have spent many happy summers in Rocky Mountain National Park – going back to 1993. We usually stayed at the YMCA and we would often dream of having a cabin right on the property there.
Dan Heard purchased this House in 2014
Why Dan Heard chose Estes Park
This cabin’s property shares the Wind River, and we border the YMCA property, so we’ve achieved our dream. This home is also special to us because within 10 minutes you can hike right into the Park without getting in your car. The back of the cabin, especially the master bedroom balcony, gives a nice view of Mt Ypsilon.
What makes this House unique
Getting in and out year-round is achieved because we are on Highway 66, also called Tunnel Road, but this is not a “through” road – it ends about 500 yards past our property, so the traffic is minimal.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Roomy, clean, well stocked large cabin.
Wonderful views with wrap around porch & great sunroom. Nice kitchen & sleeps large family. Three levels so elderly can remain 1st level no stairs. Had photografer take family photos inside & out. Fireplace & mountains!
Wake up to the majesty of the mountains
Rivendell is a fabulous home. Just perfect for our family of 10. Loved the house layout and appreciated the thoughtful planning for all of our needs. Best of all the animals in our yard and incredible views of the mountains.
Perfect Family Vacation Home
This home was just perfect for our Estes Park getaway. We have been to Estes numerous times, and this home was a step above all of the places we have stayed. There are many warm and welcoming touches throughout the house (loved the steam shower after a strenuous hike). There was plenty of privacy for our teenage and adult children (we had two families traveling together), and the outdoor spaces provided the serenity we seek every time we come to the mountains. The location of this lovely home is close to all of our favorite trailheads in RMNP and it provided a quiet place to relax in the evenings. My husband and I enjoyed the trailhead near the campground at the end of the road, and hiked that a couple times in the evening. We saw a moose down by the stream in the backyard as well as numerous elk and deer. We also went out on the upper deck at midnight and saw the Milky Way. It was a tremendous sight! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family. We treasure our family time together and this home was the perfect place to do just that. I highly recommend this home for anyone looking to have a restful vacation in a place that is packed with special touches. Thank you again! We hope to come back soon!
Our family so enjoyed our week at Rivendell! We hope to return next summer!
Fantastic, beautiful, well equipped home in a wonderful convenient location.
Rivendell was perfect for our week-long family gathering of 8 adults and 6 grandchildren (1-17 yrs old). Convenient quiet location with great views and quick access to RMNP and other activities. We especially enjoyed the privacy of the multiple living and use spaces in the home. The home has well equipped kitchen and furnishings. Also loved the ping pong table room under garage! Helpful information materials. Reasonably priced. Hope to visit and use again.
Beautiful serene atmosphere. Close to RMNP and hiking.
We enjoyed our time at the house. Beds were comfy and it was very quiet. The description said that the house could sleep 14 online however when we arrived we noticed that the twin bed in loft upstairs only had 4 slats to hold the mattress up. The trundle underneath was fine but the other bed was unusable. One of our family members had to spend money on a hotel room after moving from couch to couching getting zero slee all night the first night. He ended up leaving early even though he had paid for staying in the house. That was quite a bummer since we only get to see each other once per year. All documentation in the house stated that max occupancy was 10. This would make more sense as there are 5 bedrooms with adequate actual beds for 2 people in each room. One of my kids ended up sleeping in the king bed with us and the other took a couch in order for almost all adults to have a bed. It was a bummer that after years of getting together annually and thinking that we finally found a house big enough, we still didn’t have the amount of beds that we thought by reading the online information. This house should not be listed as 6 bedrooms. The loft is not Conducive to peaceful sleep Even if it had been outfitted with workable beds. This house is beautiful and well equipped, just be aware that 10 really is max comfortable occupancy. It was disheartening to see that for this price we still didn’t have enough working beds for the amount of people that we booked for. It really was a wonderful location though.
We have not had prior complaints regarding the twin bed in the loft; had you called the property manager more slats could easily have been added. The home is rated for 14 people by the town/county. There is bed space for 12 people and a pull out as well.
Additional information about rental rates
There is a $20.00 per person fee per day for parties over 8 people.