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
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
6 bedroom 4 bath three story mountain log home with mountain views.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 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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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.
Wonderful vacation rental!
We loved our stay in Rivendell; the kitchen was very well stocked with daily items such as dish soap & dishwasher detergent. There was a great array of cooking utensils as well. We loved having the property to walk and such easy access to Emerald Mountain trailhead. We saw tons of wildlife on the property, including deer, elk, a bear, and many chipmunks. Our age range was 2 months - 65 years of age and we all enjoyed the stay. Last but not least, is certainly the breathtaking views from every window!
We had a wonderful time staying on this property! Beautiful views and wonderful accommodations! Most of the time was spent on the fabulous back sun room! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Great amenities, great location!
The views are priceless, the house is well maintained and stocked comfortably. Our family of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. My only "negatives" would be the dishwasher needs to be updated and the wifi is terrible which is a bummer on cozy nights in or rainy times. Highly recommend you stay here, you won't regret it!
Thanks for staying at our home. We are sorry you were having problems with the enter net. For future reference please contact our property manager with issues like this. He is there to help when problems arise.
Close enough to Estes Park/RMNP yet private and secluded.
The cabin is great!! All five of the bedrooms and baths are big and very comfortable. The two kitchens are well equipped and can handle a large group. On the backside of the cabin is a nice deck off of the ground floor (a finished lower-level with two bedrooms and two baths, a laundry area, couch, plus one of the kichens), an enclosed porch on the main floor with a cozy electric heater and furniture, and a balcony level off of the top floor. Did we mention the view?! Snow-capped mountains, trees, and blue skies abound! We brought a guitar, but found a second one in a closet for a family jam session in the great room by the indoor fireplace. The towels and linens are of good quality. We had nine adults in the cabin and had plenty of room to either do our own thing or dine and relax together. One of our family members was hoping to find a hot tub on the property. Other than that, we have no other suggestions! We felt the price was very affordable for the size of the cabin and all of its amenities. We would love to return again some day!
Was very enjoyable for short time we were there. Had a handicapped person so was not much room .
Enjoyed the location and the wildlife right in the front of the house. We could have had a little more room on main level. We didn’t find the enclosed patio until the next day. That was very enjoyable spot. It was very cold in the cabin when we arrived at 4 pm and didn’t really feel heat until about 9 pm. There were a few things that need some repair and we left a list in the house. The kitchen faucet drips if not adjusted by the handle. Toilet paper holder coming out of wall on main level. Bathrooms on lower floor had constant heat running and made the bedrooms very hot to sleep in. A piece of wood was broken off the front entrance and the weather stripping around the front door looked like it should be replaced as a lot of cold air came in the crack. Could have used shampoo & conditioner for people that forgot theirs. We enjoyed the different levels where people could enjoy privacy if wanted.we only stayed 2nights instead of 3 but all in all it was serviceable. Could have used a good recliner in main front room as we had a handicapped person and the seating was not too comfortable. Could use a little updating.
Thanks for staying at our home. We checked out the heat in the lower bathrooms and it seemed to be functioning properly. There are multiple thermostats in the home as there are several zones for the boiler. This could be why it took a while for the home to heat and why the bathrooms were too hot. For those not familiar with multi-zone heating it can be confusing. The other items have been fixed. Please come again.
Best Family Christmas ever!
It was well equipped, clean, and the best location and views! The extra touches...good TP, good paper towels, 2 washers and dryers, laundry detergent, best equipped kitchen I've ever rented. It was a step above all the others I've rented.