Black Bear Cottage - Cozy 1921 Cottage in Historic District Above Downtown Estes(60 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Nicely Renovated Cottage & only a 5 minute walk to downtown!
PLEASE NOTE: This is a non-smoking, no pet property.... Adult(s) renting cottage must be 25 years or older. Child 16 years or older with an adult is welcome.
Enjoy your evenings relaxing in the living room on the comfy sofa positioned in front of the rock fireplace enjoying a fire (functional gas log controlled by a wall switch!) or kick back in one of the two recliners! The sunroom is the perfect place to curl up on the loveseat with a good book, or work on one of the many puzzles available. The sun room has ample natural light with the wall of windows providing views of the mountains. The kitchen allows for a full range of meal preparation by including pots, fry pans, pizza pans, cookie sheets, casserole dishes and all the 'gadgets' necessary to make most any meal. Appliances include stove/oven, refrig, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot & blender! Enjoy your meals seated at the dining table watching the hummingbirds outside your window in the summertime, or watch the Tram as it migrates up & down the mountain.
This cottage is connected! WiFi, Cable, and BlueRay DVD Player are all provided. There are three Flat Screen TVs throughout this cottage - with two of them being Smart TV's - watch YouTube videos or enjoy the use of the complimentary NetFlix account!
The Queen bedroom features a new bed, closets, luggage racks, wall mounted TV, ceiling fan above bed, reading lights & night stands with clocks. All pillows & linens are new and linens are 'fragrance free/dye free'.
A Washer/Dryer Laundry Center located just off the kitchen is available for your use as well. The forced air natural gas furnace provides comfort throughout during the colder days/nights. The three ceiling fans (living room, Queen bedroom & Sitting room) help circulate the air during a warm summer day. The Water Heater is an on-demand unit providing endless hot water.
Relax on the large deck featuring a gas grill, outdoor dining table & adirondack chairs. Two garden benches in the yard provide spots for additional relaxation & mountain views.
Cancellation and Refunds:
- 100% full refund if reservation cancelled prior to 30 days of reservation date.
- Cancel between 30 days to 7 days of reservation date - receive a full refund minus a $100.00 cancellation fee.
- If less than a 7 day cancellation notice, - no refund (unless able to re-rent property).
- No refunds for early departure or inclement weather.
Member since: 2014
- 694 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 Peak Season
May 26 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
2017 Early Fall
Oct 2 - Nov 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 3 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
2018 Late Spring
May 1 - May 25, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 10.55%
- Check-In: 3:00 PM / Check-Out: 11:00 AM
- Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The charming town of Estes Park is the Gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Black Bear Cottage, centrally located in a quiet historic neighborhood just above downtown, is just a short 5 minute walk to downtown, Bond Park & Perforance Park! Leave the car behind and forget about finding parking! Walk downtown to enjoy local shopping, restaurants or the night-life of Estes. A short walk will put in the center of the many festivals held in Bond Park while Performance Park hosts weekly free concerts throughout the summer. The entrance to the National Park is just minutes away via car. Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, Trail Ridge Road, hiking trails, wildlife viewing and so much more await you within the Park! Estes Park has several excellent Golf Courses & Lake Estes offers many water activities with equipment rental available. You'll want to plan your stay to ensure plenty of time to take in all Estes Park has to offer!!
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: The owners, Nancy and Ken Kratky, both grew up in Eastern Nebraska. In 1996 they moved to Colorado, got married in Hidden Valley, Colorado and honeymooned in Estes Park. In 2001 they returned to Nebraska and stayed eleven years. During that time they continued to return to Colorado multiple times per year, always visiting Estes Park, and always casually looking at real estate property with the dream of ownership some day. In December of 2011, while on a vacation to celebrate their December birthdays, they came across this quaint little cottage in a historic little area for sale. It needed lots of attention, but they saw it's potential, and knew they could give it new life to fulfill their dream of a rustic mountain get-away. They put in an offer and the offer was accepted on Ken's Birthday! It became a 'labor of love'! They now reside in Longmont, CO. Black Bear Cottage received it's name after a very large adult black bear climbed up the apple tree next to the cottage in the middle of the night to feast on apples! When we started to make noise, the bear got so excited, it had a difficult time trying to get back down off the roof!! The next day the apple tree was cut down... And our bicycle-riding bear was placed on the tree stump to memorialize the event!
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Fantastic deck! Table, adirondack chairs & gas grill. Great View to Lake Estes!
Bear & Hummingbird (look close!) Memorializing the chopped down apple tree..
Living Room's romantic ambiance.. Soft light, glowing fire & a glass of wine!
Lovely fire! The artwork is 'Morning in a Pine Forest'..
Streaming light flows into the sunroom from all the surrounding windows.
The fully equipped kitchen with knotty alder cabinets & a wonderful window view
The Queen bedroom. New Queen bed, reading lights above, nightstands & dresser.
Bathroom - with Tub/Shower combination
Your view on the deck while enjoying morning coffee or an evening glass of wine
In the Summer the garden is in bloom with poppies and other wild flowers.
Hiding up high is the Cottage Gargoyle! Said to protect those it guards...
View from Drive, entrance into Living Room & view of exterior stone fireplace.
Our cottage sign to welcome you!
Fireplace with gas log. All you need to do is flip the switch & instant fire!
Living room opens into sunroom creating large living space.
The dining area offers views of the outdoors as well as a nice view to the TV!
The other half of the kitchen! All new appliances.
The Queen Bedroom with flat screen Smart TV w/Cable & knotty pine closets.
Fun mountain design shower curtain. Ample towels provided.
This very large Bull Elk with a huge rack was a very recent visitor!
Summertime the hummers are everywhere! Enjoy meals watching them up-close!
Elk, deer, fox & even bear are visitors in the neighborhood!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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