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Mapes Estate Home at Windcliff: Panoramic RMNP Views, New, Near YMCA, Hot Tub, Wildlife

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 8

Welcome to “Mapes!” A woodpecker door knocker tends the front door. A carved wooden bear stands tall offering “bear hugs” for a nickel. This is going to be a fun and friendly place! In the midst of the remarkable collection of mountain homes comprising prestigious Windcliff Estates, the Mapes family has created a masterpiece. The residence is perfectly situated to enjoy a commanding view of the rocky fortresses comprising the Front Range and the Mummy Range of the Rocky Mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is exhilaratingly modern and fresh. Enter from the welcoming and embracing foyer to a living area designed as a meeting place for you and the mountains. A peaked wall of western windows frames forests and mountains like gallery masterpieces. Rich lodge-style leather seating huddles near the remotely-controlled gas fireplace awaiting your pleasure. A wall of reclaimed wood and southwestern artifacts lend unique character to your surroundings.

The chef’s kitchen at “Mapes” is a dream come true. It features space --- and more space! What seems like an acre of dark granite is the perfect playing field for culinary experimentation. Stacked ovens, an induction range, a microwave drawer, and two dishwashers (you were planning a banquet, weren’t you?) are ready to elevate your mountain vacation meals to feasts. Try the “Asparagus Soup with Poached Eggs and Crispy Proscuito” in Kate McMillan’s cook book in the cupboard --- or dine on Yotam Ottolenghi’s “Lamb Rib Chops with Walnut, Fig, and Goat Cheese Salad.” For dessert select an offering from Susan Purdy’s “Pie in the Sky” cookbook. Her recipes are classics when it comes to mastering the art of baking at high altitude. The Mapes have provided every tool and utensil that you could possibly need. Your imagination is the only missing ingredient. Set the view-laden dining room table with “Moose Country” china by Tienshang, classic stem ware, and conversation of your own making. Two handsome decks off the living and dining areas offer alternative locales for dining or just refreshing. A beautiful laundry room you will want to take home with you is situated near the kitchen.

The Mapes residence incorporates five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The master suite is privately situated one flight up with pillow positions aimed directly at the Continental Divide. A gas fireplace separates the sleeping chamber from the luxurious air-jet soaking tub with its mountain view. An immense, glass-enclosed shower is close at hand. Tiles, wood, metal, and distinctive lighting harmonize in tune with the panoramic vistas forever at hand. An ensuite queen bedroom replete with a wall-mounted TV and mirrored furnishings and a king suite constitute the main-level sleeping accommodations. Downstairs is a home theater and game room flanked by two more ensuite bedrooms --- one a bunkhouse room with three twins that is guaranteed to be a kids’ delight! Just outside on a sprawling patio stands a hot tub ready to soothe the aches of a long hike or a horseback trek in the National Park. The tub is perfectly positioned to enjoy one of the greatest views on earth.

Those who have been here before you would like you to know how much they enjoyed the experience:

• “This home is amazing with its great views. It was awesome to hear the elk bellowing at night.”

• “I finally found the kitchen of my dreams!”

• “Both the presence and the presentation of all of the amenities provided by the Windcliff management were amazing.”

• “This home made our stay ‘the best!’”

• “This place is perfect! Thank you for opening your home and your heart to others.”

• “…….many wonderful memories made here in this stunning setting!”

• “…….this house…..well, it is AWESOME!”

• “Fabulous home. You’ve thought of everything.”

• “The Windcliff management is wonderfully easy to work with.”

• “Such beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. We so enjoyed watching the elk and the deer as they roamed past in the evenings. We had front-row seats out on the deck!”

Although Estes Park [Rocky Mountain National Park’s gateway community] is only 15 minutes distant by car, you will always feel securely tucked away at “Mapes” --- separated from the “hustle and bustle” of people and their traffic. The Windcliff enclave embracing the “Mapes” residence is a private residential community comprising 260 acres on the sunny western slopes of Ram’s Horn Mountain. It is served by a single entrance to private roads with no through streets or heavy traffic. It is truly a world apart!

Single Family Home

5 bedroom 5 bath

Bedding -­- 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 3 Twins Gas Grill, Free Domestic Long Distance, Wi-­Fi Internet HDTVs, Satellite TV

Maximum Number of Cars: 3

Prime Season . . .$450/nt. plus $25/person after two

Fall Season . . . . . $390/nt. plus $25/person after two

Special Season .. .$315/nt. plus $25/person after two

Value Season . . . .$260/nt. plus $25/person after two

Base Rates vary by season. All pricing is for 2 persons, each additional person is $25 per person per night over the Base Rate. Minimum Night Stays: vary by season.

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Property Manager Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within a day
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Mapes Estate Home at Windcliff: Panoramic RMNP Views, New, Near YMCA, Hot Tub, Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
St. Louis MO

Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Mapes was amazing! It was a perfect girls getaway. The house was extremely comfortable and came with everything we needed. The location is close to RMNP. We especially loved the hot tub to soak in after long days of hiking. The views from every window were breathtaking. The only negative thing I could say is that we were never able to get the stereo system working. I would highly recommend The Mapes! Thank you for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We regret that you did not call us about the stereo. The Owner Book located on the kitchen counter does have instructions for use and we would have been happy to come up and assist you. Our on-site location is your assurance that we are ready 24/7/365 to handle any problems in your Windcliff vacation home. Please come back and see us soon.
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Car: necessary

View (Continental Divide)

Although downtown Estes Park is only fifteen minutes by car, you will feel like a world away at Mapes, separated from the hustle and bustle of cars and traffic. Windcliff is a private residential community comprised of 260 acres on the sunny side of Ram’s Horn Mountain and has a single entrance with no through streets or heavy traffic.


Rates & Availability

Windcliff Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Mar 3 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Mar 27 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Apr 28 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Jan 3 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Mar 2 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Mar 26 2018 - Apr 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Apr 27 2018 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
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May 18 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Nov 26 2018 - Dec 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Dec 14 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

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Windcliff Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (Queen), Bedroom # 3 (Queen), Bedroom # 4 (Queen), Bedroom # 5 (3 Twins)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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