the Gold Standard! Ultra Luxury! Wildlife,Theater, Gym. High End Finish!(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) The finest in Estes.
This is not a kid friendly house and we try very hard to make it top notch. We have to limit the number of quests due to septic restrictions. It IS the finest place to stay for adults.
Water feature? In the front yard and viewable from the dining room is a seasonal stream that cascades over a 400 ton rock waterfall. This provides drinking water for the wildlife that gathers here.
Wildlife? On any given day you could see deer,elk,bear,bobcat,raccoon,rabbit,squirrel,coyote and birds of all kind frequently drink here.In the past we even had Condors! Keep your eyes open for our resident flock of about 40 wild turkeys that will eat out of your hand!
With 9 skylights, there is plenty of natural illumination and the massive walls make the home a refuge of solitude. Log accents and vaulted ceilings abound. The upper level features a vaulted entry through a handmade mesquite door, living room with wood stove, kitchen with dual fuel range, Advantium oven, dishwasher, enormous garden window, and distressed hickory cabinets. Of course, almost every kitchen appliance and utensil you could want is there, too.
Decks: There are two, one in the front and back. The rear deck overlooks the Mountain Man Rendezvous scene from 'Centennial.' At night, relax and watch the canopy of stars in the velvet sky.
Home Theater: Not a TV with a few speakers, this is a dedicated 5.1 channel audiophile room with high end equipment, acoustically tuned, and recliner chairs for 3. The sound qulity easily exceeds commercial theaters.
Kitchen: Just about every imaginable appliance and tool you need is there.
Bedrooms: All have luxurious high end mattresses and the finest bedding.
The master suite has a king bed facing the stone gas powered fireplace,a TV with its own satellite receiver and a wall of mirrors covering the walk-in closet.
The master bath is a wonder of stone imported from Greece, India,Mexico,Italy,Brazil and Tennessee with a rock wall on one side. A vessel sink is framed by two antler sconces. This is also accessible from the front deck. The deck off the living room has great views of the area where the Mountain Man Rendezvous was filmed for 'Centennial'.
Down the beetle-killed pine spiral stairs to the lower level and you'll find a tiled tour-de-force full bath, a smaller bedroom with a trundle bed, and an open luxurious Queen bed suite with a huge stone fireplace fronted by a solid copper grille, complete with its own 32 inch TV.
Off in its own room is another pillowtop Queen bed and leather massage chair, ready to ease those stiff muscles from a day of hiking.
Work it out! There is a mirrored exercise room complete with home gym, bicycle on magnetic track stand, and other equipment.
Sit out on the porch at night and watch the moon through the quaking leaves of the aspen reflecting in the pond. Solitude, yet only 3 miles from downtown Estes Park.
Hiking: Just out the door and up the road to the National Forest, 1 1/2 miles to RNMP, or take the short three mile hike to downtown Estes Park.
Dining: Some of the best dining is close by, and you don't have to fight the traffic to get there.
There is a door to the master suite but the wall is open across the top. This is an open plan and the privacy comes from being the only bedroom upstairs.
Please Note: Absolutely no tobacco products of any kind and we request you leave your shoes in the entryway. Sorry, no pets of any kind, and children TWELVE and over due to the exceptional high end finish and safety issues. We are also limited to 6 people total as this is on a septic system. However, for the ultimate luxury stay that exceeds high end hotels, and for those that appreciate and take care of a fine home, this property has no peer. .
Keywords: Custom Home,Non Smoking,Privacy,Theater,Ponds, Water, Wildlife,Views, Hiking, Holidays, National Park, Log
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Member since: 2005
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The master has a huge glass walled neo angle shower with walls of Indian marble layed out to resemble a rain forest. The floor and counters are slate, marble, and travertine from around the world and there is a built in washer/ dryer. Across from the sink is a separate make up counter. The lower bath has a tub/shower and the floor and walls are ceramic tile. Truly luxurious! ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $300 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 5.5%
Please take note. I prefer personal checks for tracking. E check is also fine, IF you let me know you have done it. No echecks if less than 10 days to arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: This was my personal home for 16 years, and it is built, by me, around the original little log cabin. Materials and techniques were used that were the first in Estes Valley, and some are still in that category. Incredibly energy efficient and quieter than any home in town (with the doors and windows closed) I had a lot of fun with the tile and stone. This is a unique property and unlike anything you are used to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did building it. And since it was my primary residence, it is filled with personal property that makes it a home, not just a vacation rental. You will feel the difference. My parents brought me to Colorado for the summers starting when I was 3 months old and I finally moved here in 1990. I worked on the house off and on for 12 years to get it to its present state. I love researching technical manuals and applied a lot of cutting edge techniques to this house. Now that I am working as a financial planner in California, I don't get the time to do as much building as i would like, but i still have the tools!
Why the Owner Chose Little Valley (Estes Park, CO, USA):
There really is nothing like this in the area. It is unique, but the anal attention to detail is what sets it apart. If you look closely, you will see the effort, from the tile work to the circular stairs, which were made from trees on property I own. It is so quiet and peaceful, yet close to town. And the stars at night! Lots of animals go through the yard, and stop to drink. Can't beat it. The location lured me in. At the time there were only 12 families living in Little Valley and the setting is so nice with the aspen trees and running stream.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Close enough to town but isolated among most of the aspen trees in Little Valley the spring fed stream and hillside provides lots of flowers, cover for wildlife, solitude, and awesome sky views at night. Hiking is right out the front door and there is never a day without some kind of wildlife paying a visit. Surround theater with 70" screen and a gym in the lower level makes this the complete retreat after a day of hiking. Sore muscles? Relax in the massage chair and get revitalized! Better beds, better linens, better towels, and a full kitchen just makes a motel room kind of pathetic, doesn't it?
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The front entrance to the magnificent 2 story home. 3500 sq ft of luxury!
The living room has its own private deck to the left of this photo.
The King awaits you in the theater room.
Just a small glimpse of the master bath stonework.
The large dining room adjoins the kitchen and overlooks the main pond
The guest bath is a tile wonderland. It has a tub/shower combo.
The main pond and waterfalls in early May.
One of the views as you enter our 'subdivision.' Long's Peak in background.
Rainbow from property.
Big Mama outside the dining room window in July. She loves those raspberries!
The entryway to paradise
Living Room at Christmas
Master bedroom. Walk in closet, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and tv.
The deluxe kitchen has everything you'll need in the hickory cabinets
This guest suite,3rd bedroom, and a bedroom with trundle are on the lower level
Downstairs Trundle bed
Yes, the elk do get this close. This young bull is outside the front door.
Front yard 7/11/2011
Pond in Winter
View across the pond to the home in June. Island is for ducks to breed.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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