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Welcome to Rivendell! Multi-family fantastic views and top shelf accommodations

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom 4 bath three story mountain log home with mountain views.

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.

Property Manager
Dan Heard
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 Front Range

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.


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of 5 vehicles
  • Check-in at 4:00 p.m. and check-out at 10:00 a.m.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , shower , Steam shower
  • Master bath with steam shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Loft with twin and trundle beds
  • Main Floor - King and Queen bedrooms Top floor - King and twin beds Lower floor - King and Queen bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
A maximum of 5 vehicles is allowed.


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average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Family Get Away! 😎?

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed waking up to the beautiful views of the mountains and enjoying a cup of coffee each morning on the upper deck! Rivendell was the perfect place for our multiple families ages 4 to 87! Spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Location was serene and peaceful with mother nature abound with deer, turkeys and privacy! Thank you for a wonderful stay! 😎?

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Rivendell was perfect for the size of our family. The upper level was just right for a family of four with room to sleep, play games, watch tv and entertain other family members. The kitchen/dining area seated all of us with the extra chairs and stools placed around the area. As has been stated before, the kitchen was VERY well supplied. And it was lovely to have some spices and paper products left behind by others guests.

The lower level was also a great family mini-apartment. We spent a fair amount of time under the deck on the lower level, where some of us saw a large elk who had bedded down near the house, a bear down in the woods and flocks of turkeys, chipmunks and white tail deer. The sun porch gave us another easy living space, as well as the decks, above and on the main level. We would definitely return. It was far enough out of town to have very little traffic, but not so far as to make a trip in town a "drag" for the little ones.

All in all, we loved Rivendell.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood, KS

Great vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exceptional. However, the space was better suited for 10-12 persons. We had the maximum of 14 and it was a little tight. Fortunately we had 2 pac n plays for the two smallest. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been enough room. Lovely views and location. We really enjoyed our time with our large family.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a beautiful setting, well-suited for 3 families.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house, inside and out! It was well-supplied with everything we needed as a family of 12, ranging from 1 great-grandma (thank you for the ramp), 2 grandparents, 4 parents, and 5 children from high school to preschool/toddler. The kitchen was incredible! We found everything we needed to prepare and serve meals, with plenty of dishes and flatware for our large group. Our one disappointment was that the description read "six bedrooms" which we took to mean 6 rooms with doors that closed. We had presumed each family would have an adult bedroom and a children's bedroom on every level. The open loft was not conducive to sleeping arrangements for either young family. We had to split families up, which was unfortunate. It worked out, but an accurate floor plan, that we could study ahead of time, would have been very helpful. Overall, we loved the sunroom, the views from the rocking chairs on the decks (more chairs please?), the wildlife and wildflowers, the convenient access to town as well as to RMNP. The layout of the house allowed us time together and time apart. We had a wonderful Rocky Mountain family summer vacation at Rivendell!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington MN (and Venice FL)

A Wonderful Week at Rivendell

  • 5 of 5

Our family group enjoyed our stay at Rivendell. We appreciated the quiet area as we watched deer graze on the yard and saw elk just down the road. The view from the upper deck is spectacular and is a restful place to lounge if you need a get-away from the rest of the group. The lower patio and the sunroom also have great views of the mountains. The kitchen is well supplied for larger groups and we appreciated the dishwasher. Having an extra refrigerator on the lower level was great for extra storage for our group. We appreciated the proximity to RMNP and Estes Park as well. This home has great spaces for kids and adults to gather: the loft, the great room, and the sunroom. Our beds and bedrooms were comfortable and we appreciated having 4 bathrooms for our group. Steve responded very quickly when we had questions. We highly recommend this home for your stay. We would have loved more outdoor seating on the wrap around porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Getaway for our extended family! Spacious, beautiful and perfectly equipped. The location is just far enough from town to be private yet convenient and close to park entrance. Stunning views!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Estes Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Deposit $500

There is a $20.00 per person fee per day for parties over 8 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.