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Black Bear Cottage - Cozy 1921 Cottage in Historic District above downtown Estes

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 694 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Nicely Renovated Cottage & only a 5 minute walk to downtown!

(License #3115) Newly renovated 1921 Cottage located in the quiet Historic Marshall Cottages subdivision just a short walk to downtown Estes Park! You'll know you are in the mountains with the cozy mountain cabin decor while still providing all the comforts of home!

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.

More Details

Owner
Nancy & Ken Kratky
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Nancy & Ken Kratky

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!

Nancy & Ken Kratky purchased this cabin in 2011

Map

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!!

Amenities

Estes Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 694 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Tub/Shower combination
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Mattress, pillows, linens!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were first-time visitors to Colorado this fall, and we selected the Black Bear based on its handy location to downtown Estes Park and its other good reviews. It did not disappoint!

Nancy is a great hostess. No sooner did my plane land in Denver than I had a text waiting from her, inviting us to check in early and helpfully letting us know about road closures and the best route to drive to Estes.

On the first pass, the cottage was a little hard to find, but after that everything was great. There's plenty of space for two people, the kitchen was surprisingly big, furnishing comfy, and the gas fireplace a treat. I was immediately impressed with how spotlessly clean everything was. (I am a clean freak, so trust me on this.) The cottage was also full of thoughtful little touches like water bottles, snacks, many night lights throughout, Netflix, and a supply of DVDs. I cut my finger while there and was relieved that there was even a good first-aid kit.

From Black Bear we were able to easily walk down into town for coffee, dining, and so on. It's also a very short drive from the grocery store. We did use both the stove and the washer/dryer during our stay and all of the appliances worked well. Throughout our stay we were treated to the sight of elk and mule deer wandering through the yard and parking area!

In short, you won't regret booking here. Thank you for a memorable trip Nancy and Ken!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coziest Cottage in Estes!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love it here!! Very clean, affordable, and walking distance to downtown Estes.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Black Bear Cottage is surprisingly spacious, and is kept spotlessly clean. The owners are great, and I would recommend Black Bear Cottage to anyone looking for a fun weekend in Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

If I could give it 10 stars I would... You will not be disappointed if you stay here. Black Bear Cottage is very clean . It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Very clean and well stocked with whatever you need. If you wanted to you can walk to town. Great location. I highly recommend staying here. We will definitely stay here again the next time were in Estes Park

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top rate stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this cottage everything was exactly as described and more! I could gush on and on about this place but my 5 stars say it all! Ken and Nancy are great to deal with too!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Black Bear Cottage during a recent vacation to Estes Park. This cottage was everything advertised on VRBO and more! Completely remodeled inside, super clean, and convenient to downtown Estes Park. We felt like it was home the whole week we were there. While we didn't need them, the owners are available if you have an urgent need. We would absolutely choose to stay here again if we come back to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.