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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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

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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Black Bear Cottage - Cozy 1921 Cottage in Historic District above downtown Estes
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5

Perfect place to spend a few days and enjoy the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Coming to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is like coming home for us. Booking with the Black Bear Cottage was the perfect decision for this trip. We had decided to run the Rocky Mountain National Park 5k and Half Marathon. This was my first and we wanted a good base for our stay. After spending many, many hours on VRBO trying to find the perfect place my wife and I stumbled across the Black Bear Cottage independently and sent each other a message saying "check this out." We knew immediately that this was the place that we had to stay. The cottage was everything we imagined and more. Very quickly we heard from Nancy with all the details we needed for the stay. Her detail truly impressed me as I work in the hospitality industry. As we were driving into Estes we received a text from Nancy that the cottage was ready early. When we got there it was everything that as advertised. There was a nice welcome binder with all the information that we needed to know along with some helpful hints and tips about the local area. The restaurant tips in the book were perfect for the days that we didn't prepare our own food. The kitchen was nicely appointed and had everything we needed to successfully cook our meals for our stay. The bed and bedding were comfortable and the entire cottage seemed fresh and clean. The humming bird feeder directly outside of the dining table provided entertainment both in the morning and evening with the hummingbirds feeding. Next time we return back to Estes we will be sure to stay at the Black Bear Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way. Great cabin to enjoy both mountains and town. Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Clean comfortable and great hosts to make your stay pleasant. Everything is well thought out.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great get away cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as seen and described on HomeAway. It was very well equipped and had everything necessary for stay. We loved sitting on the deck and watching birds, rabbits, etc. This cottage will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Black Bear cottage. The cottage is very clean and well stocked- we truly enjoyed living there for 3 nights. The owners were very helpful with all aspects of our rental- from initial booking to check out.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Bear Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin conveniently located for access to town or the National Parks. The cabin was very clean and organized with the guests in mind. Everything was comfortable and in good shape. Given the opportunity we would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, with mountain views, in Estes Park!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this little cottage. It was the perfect size for two people, with *all* of the amenities one could ask for - that is rare in a vacation rental. Views of Longs Peak were spectacular and we woke a few mornings to Elk in the yard! Nancy was great. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

- 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.