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Byrd Family Legacy Home at Windcliff: Panoramic RMNP Views, Elegant, Hot Tub, Decks, Wildlife

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Byrd is a three-story, stand-alone home cascading down a steep embankment in the midst of prestigious Windcliff Estates. The “great room” at Byrd is just that --- absolutely “great!” It boasts beamed, cathedral ceilings and a generous spill of light from a row of clerestory windows. Picture windows frame the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park in all their glory.

The Byrd home is furnished throughout with exquisitely-restored and tasteful antiques. A towering burled armoire discreetly houses the home’s entertainment center. The first of two wood-burning fireplaces has a place of honor in the great room with seating to enjoy a good fire or the warmth of good family and friends. The kitchen is modern and spotless. The antique dining table is a masterpiece. They make the idea of “dining in” rather than “going out” appealing and fun.

A beautiful deck spans the entire facade of Byrd and offers a 180-degree panorama of the sky-piercing peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Take a deep breath. Repeat…..then repeat again. Here is some of the freshest air in the world --- air without additives! If Rocky Mountain air could be bottled or canned, it would top the market! The main deck offers seating for each member of your traveling party with the promise of evening shade from sheltering trees. Whether you are relaxing, refreshing, or dining --- the mountains are forever in your presence. Convene out here in the late afternoon when a symphony of clouds gathers for a cacophonous cymbal and percussion extravaganza as prelude to a mountain shower to herald the gathering dusk.

With a family name like “Byrd,” it is inevitable that you will find a “bird” theme running throughout the dwelling. In art and sculpture you will find pheasants, nesting

chickadees, eagles, hummingbirds, ducks, geese, sandpipers, roosters, and chickens (with the added adage, “The rooster crows, but the chicken delivers”). Step outside

--- away from the paintings and the pottery --- and gaze skyward to where a soaring red-tailed hawk pirouettes on the wind. Borrow the Bird Book from the plentiful collection of volumes in the library to see how many species you can catalog in the course of your visit. And, every morning that you awaken here you will be taught a new song by a feathered friend coursing or courting in the boughs outside your windows.

Venture one level down at Bird to experience the king-sized master ensuite bedroom, a guest room, and a TV lounge. This level features another grand deck with park-style seating. Descend yet another level to less rarified air, a quilt-covered king-sized bed, and a lounging area replete with a flat-screen TV and the second wood-burning fireplace. Step outside to a flagstone patio nestled among granite rocks, shrubs, and trees. A picnic table on an elevated plateau awaits your casual pleasures. And, whether you enjoy the waiting hot tub by day or by night, the mountains or the stars will be at your fingertips.

Messages to the Byrd family in their Guest Book include the following:

“Lots of memories made here.”

“Even got a wildlife adventure at your property with wild turkeys, assorted birds, deer, elk, and even a large black bear.”

“It was great to come ‘home’ to the hot tub after a hard day’s trek in the mountains.”

“After an exciting drive up the mountain, we were greeted by all of the love and creativity invested in your beautiful mountain home.”

Thanks to the Byrds, it’s little wonder that the world flocks here. And, as the little plaque on the wall says, “If you’re lucky enough to be in the mountains, you’re lucky enough!”

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 “Byrd” --- separated from the “hustle and bustle” of people and their traffic. The Windcliff enclave embracing the “Byrd” 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!

Detached Condominium Home

Maximum Occupancy: 6 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath

Bedding -­- 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 King, 1 Futon Satellite TVs, Gas Grill, Wi-­Fi Internet Outdoor Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces

Maximum Number of Cars: Parking for 2 cars outside, no garage access.

Prime Season . . .$250/nt. plus $25/person after two

Fall Season . . . . . $215/nt. plus $25/person after two

Special Season .. .$185/nt. plus $25/person after two

Value Season . . . .$165/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.

More Details

Property Manager
Windcliff.com Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Map

Car: necessary

View (Continental Divide)

Although downtown Estes Park is only fifteen minutes by car, you will feel like a world away at Byrd, 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.

Amenities

Windcliff Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (Queen), Bedroom # 3 (King), Bedroom # 4 (Futon)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Stories (3)

Reviews

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Byrd Family Legacy Home at Windcliff: Panoramic RMNP Views, Elegant, Hot Tub, Decks, Wildlife
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, well-furnished and well-equipped. Windcliff staff were terrific.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend at the Byrd. Amazing views from the deck! Loved waking up every morning and reading in the hot tub. Cozy house with plenty of room. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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