Best Cabin! Best Views! Immaculate! Historic Pinecone Cottage 1.78 Acres(73 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Come and stay at our fabulous cottage. Previous guests say our photos do not do us justice!
We have the most secure way to book online using PayPal and your credit card. All transactions (initial deposit, second deposit, and returns of security deposit) are done securely through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.
NO CLEANING FEES- This is a owner operated cabin business. We (the owners) clean the cabins and ensure that the guests get the best experience during their stay. Most cabin owners charge exorbitant cleaning fees and pass these costs to you . We do NOT charge cleaning fees since we want to give the most economical rates to our guests. However, we expect guests to leave the cabin in the same condition they found it. This means that the cabin is left reasonably clean (garbage appropriately disposed, refrigerators and ovens cleaned) and it does not take us more than 3 hours to clean the cabin for the next guests.
NUMBER OF GUESTS- This cabin accommodates 6 guests comfortably. Accommodating more than 6 guests is illegal as per Estes Park Rental Permit Laws.
CALENDAR and AVAILABILITY- Please go to the bottom 3rd of this page and look for 'Links to more information:' section immediately after 'Contact us' section and before the 'Photos' section. Click the link 'AVAILABILITY and ONLINE Booking'. YOU WILL SEE THE MOST UP TO DATE CALENDAR AND MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION ON THIS CALENDAR. The Calendar you see during the booking is CURRENT TO THE MINUTE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONFIRM THE AVAILABILITY WITH US. If the calender days are showing GREEN, it means if the dates are open. If you BOOK on the available dates, you have SECURED the reservation for those dates. It is first come, first served. If you have issues with booking online, please email us and we will send you a link with the dates to make online booking easier.
THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING in this CABIN. However, this cabin is located high up at an elevation at 7500 feet. We have windows that open, and fans that allow guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air.
You can Book Online as per the schedule and number of nights listed below. Please USE ALL CAPS when using COUPON codes).
Totals do not include 5.7% tax. + security deposit ($250)
May-Sep; $295/nt for 1-3nts
NO COUPON CODE (3 nights minimum)
May-Sep; $285/nt for 5 nts = $1,425 USING coupon code:50OFFSUM
May-Sep; $275.00/nt for 6nts = $1650 USING coupon code:120OFFSUM
May-Sep; $265.00/nt for 7nts = $1855 USING coupon code:210OFFSUM
Oct-Nov; $275/nt for 1-3nts
NO COUPON CODE (3 night minimum)
Oct-Nov; $265/nt for 5nts = $1325 USING COUPON CODE 50OFFWIN
Oct-Nov; $210/nt for 6nts = $1650 USING COUPON CODE 120OFFWIN
Oct-Nov; $245 /nt for 7nts= $1,715 USING coupon code:210OFFWIN
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This is a non-smoking, no pets facility. IF YOU ARE A SMOKER or a would like to bring a PET please find alternate accommodations. If you SMOKE or BRING a PET, YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT and ALSO be charged additional damage.
1300 square foot historic miners' style cottage with the best views in Estes Park! The 1.78 acre lot is one of the largest vacation rental lots in Estes. Decorated in old world style with a modern flair. Perched on the mountainside with two large bedrooms.
Spectacular panoramic 360 degree views cannot even be captured fully on film. 10 foot rock formation just behind cottage. Nighttime stars are unparalleled. You have the feeling of literally being surrounded by Rocky Mountains.
Entire cottage is done in tongue and groove pine. Pinecone and pine tree theme throughout, with wood-burning stove in living room. Jacuzzi tub and skylight in master bath.
Cable TV in 3 rooms with combo dvd/vcr. Growing collection of videos, DVD's, puzzles, and games.
Master bedroom contains two queen sized log beds. Large upstairs loft/bedroom contains two queen sized log beds. We do not allow more than 6 people as the water supple is from a well and can serve this size group.
The property is frequented by white tailed deer, mule deer, elk, hummingbirds, and coyote on a daily basis. We occasionally see bobcats and other wildlife. 5 Minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, 5 Minute drive to the Estes Park downtown and 1 minute drive to quiet Mary's Lake Recreation and Picnic area or a 10 minute walk.
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Member since: 2005
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (3) 3.5 year old mattresses. One new.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Entire interior of tongue and groove pine.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Pantry Items:
VRBO Bear stayed here:
My GrandPaw used to say to me, “You need to get back to your roots from time to time.” So I decided to head up to Estes Park to stay in Pinecone Cottage. Pinecone Cottage is the only cottage located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. When I walked into the cottage, all I could say was, “Wow!” It was clean and beautiful, with pine walls and plenty of windows to see the awe-inspiring views. And I had my choice of six comfortable beds (and you know bears like to sleep soundly).
The kitchen was so well equipped that one evening, I prepared dinner myself. To top it off, I went out on the deck to enjoy the perfect weather and spectacular views. After it got a little chilly, I retired indoors to the big, comfortable Jacuzzi tub. What perfection!
Pinecone Cottage is five minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park where I went hiking, drove Old Fall River Road, and read a book by one of the many lakes. I also had plenty of opportunities to commune with my old friends, like the Elk, Deer, Pika and Hawk families! It is also only five minutes from downtown Estes Park, with plenty of shopping and restaurants.
Whether hiking, shopping, eating, or just relaxing, Pinecone Cottage is a must for anyone. My GrandPaw was right...it doesn’t get any better than this!
All the best,
The VRBO Bear
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 5.47%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Spectacular panoramic 360 degree views cannot even be captured fully on film. 10 foot rock formation just behind cottage. Nighttime stars are unparalleled. You have the feeling of literally being surrounded by Rocky Mountains. You have 1.78 acres of secluded space.
Close to Rocky Mountain National Park entrance. 5 Minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, 5 Minute drive to the Estes Park downtown and 1 minute drive to quiet Mary's Lake Recreation and Picnic area or a 10 minute walk.
PLACES TO EAT and THINGS TO DO
We would like to provide you with some of our favorite places to eat, and some ideas of things to do. Please keep in mind, Estes Park is not known for it's exceptional cuisine but these are our families favorites.
1. The Other Side, upstairs dining/coffee shop - 970-586-2171
2. Nicky's, The Garden Room - 970-596-5376
3. The Sundeck - 970-586-9832
4. Mary's Lake Lodge, Tavern - 970-586-5958
Mary's Lake Lodge, The Chalet - 970-586-5958
Nicky's - The Steakhouse - 970-596-5376
The Other Side - Lakeside dining
The Fawn Brook Inn(5 star) in Allenspark - 303-747-2556 (Nationally Acclaimed, 30 minutes away)
Things to do:
1. Hike - Do not miss Bear Lake and the hikes up to the three higher lakes. 3.5 hours.
Wild Basin, located halfway between Estes Park and Allenspark, has a nice hike by waterfalls
2. Rock Climbing - Colorado Mountain School - 970-586-5758
3. Whitewater Rafting - Mountain Whitewater Descents - 970-419-0917 Fort Collins
Rapid Transit Rafting - 970-586-8852
4. Boating on Lake Estes
Lake Estes Marina - 970-586-2011
5. Bicycle Rentals
Colorado Bicycling Adventures - 970-586-4241
Estes Park Mountain Shop - 970-586-6548
6. Horseback Riding Tours(see phone book in Cottage for long list)
National Park Gateway Stable - 970-586-5269
7. Allenspark - Nice visit 30 minutes South of Estes Park. Historic all log town, even the postoffice.
Don't miss the Nationally award winning restaurant 'The Fawn Brook Inn'.
8. Amusement Parks - Estes Park Ride-a-Kart - 970-586-6495
Tiny Town Miniature Golf - 970-586-6333
Fun City - 970-586-2828
9. Fishing - There is great Fly Fishing in rivers all around Estes Park
10. Aerial Tramway, Gondola ride with great mountain views! - 970-586-3675
11. Shop in Town - Fun tourist town with lots of ice cream, fudge and good hiking shoes for sale!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I have always dreamed of owning a rental cottage. When I was a child, I used to stay in the deep woods of Northern Michigan. These were the fondest memories of my life. I always adored the historic rental cabins that I saw on my trip. Providing a unique, memorable accommodation to make your vacation even more special has been a lifelong goal of mine. I also teach piano.
Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
We bought this vacation rental for the mountain views, its privacy, acreage (1.78 acres) and proximity to Rocky National Mountain park and the town and attractions of Estes Park. We looked for two years and know this was "the one" when we saw the amazing mountain views rising on all sides. It feels closer to heaven.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
1300 square foot historic craftsman miners' style cottage with the best views in Estes Park! The 1.78 acre lot is one of the largest vacation rental lots in Estes. Decorated in old world style with a modern flair. New kitchen and granite countertops. Perched on the mountainside with two large bedrooms. Spectacular panoramic 360 degree views cannot even be captured fully on film. 10 foot rock formation just behind cottage. Nighttime stars are unparalleled. You have the feeling of literally being surrounded by Rocky Mountains. The property is frequented by white tailed deer, mule deer, elk, hummingbirds, and coyote on a daily basis. We occasionally see bobcats and other wildlife. 5 Minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, 5 Minute drive to the Estes Park downtown and 1 minute drive to quiet Mary's Lake Recreation and Picnic area or a 10 minute walk.
- Secondary: (720) 334-5469 (Colorado, USA)
Links to more information:
Wildlife is very common around Pinecone Cottage
View of Lumpy Ridge from deck!
Sunroom with Christmas Tree
New Master Bath with Large Jacuzzi Tub
Upstairs queen bed. Loft does have a door that closes it off.
Panoramic Mountain View from Deck
Mountainside location boasts stellar views from ALL 45 windows!
Side view of deck and surroundings!
View from deck in Fall
Pinecone Cottage in Winter
Family Room in Log with Woodburning Stove
Brand new sheets and comforters this year!
Stunning Rock Formation behind Pinecone Cottage
All New Pine kitchen with granite counters, new appliances and Mountain Views!
Pinecone Cottage in Autumn
Deer and Rock formations behind Pinecone Cottage
Original owners. Mr. Garlick constructed the cabin. He was a UNC music professor
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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