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Best Cabin! Best Views! Immaculate! Historic Pinecone Cottage 1.78 Acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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! Amazing mountain views rising on all sides. It feels closer to heaven.

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 supply 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.

We have been renting 3 properties for the past 10 plus years. See our excellent reviews and feedback from our previous and repeat visitor guests. We provide the best rental experience for our guests.

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. The names of the occupants should be listed in the short term contract or noted to the property owner

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.

Totals do not include 5.7% tax. + security deposit ($250)

COUPONS are not AVAILABLE on this site but a mechanism of negotiation with us the owners.

SUMMER:

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

WINTER:

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

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.

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More Details

Owner
Janet Newman Ali at PineCone Cottage
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Janet Newman Ali at PineCone Cottage

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.

Janet Newman Ali at PineCone Cottage purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Janet Newman Ali at PineCone Cottage chose Front Range

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 counter tops. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your Pine cone cottage. It is beautiful and the views are spectacular and the area is very peaceful. Thank you Janet for you and your husbands kindness after we had some door key issues. You are very kind . Thank you for sharing your cozy cabin. We did not want to leave !!
Sep 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: recommended

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.

Casual Dining

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

'Better' Dining

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!

Amenities

Estes Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please conserve water. Do not leave taps running, as it will dry the well. Loose garbage will be fined. 2 bags/rental.These are waste mgt lws not ours
  • There is a LEAVE as you found it policy in the rental except for Linens. If it takes extra 3 hours, you will charged $120 + $30/hr on your security.
  • Quiet time is after 9 pm. Please allow privacy for neighbors. Do not go into neighbors lot. The property lines of this property are clearly marked.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3.5 year old mattresses. One new.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Entire interior of tongue and groove pine.

Reviews

VRBO Bear enjoys scaling the rocks at Pinecone Cottage

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 14, 2007

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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average rating of 4.9358974 based on 85 reviews
5

Very spacious, very clean, very comfortable, great views, convienient location to the park

  • 5 of 5

Owners made it very easy to book this very charming cottage. We had everything that we needed and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

Rustic, but very comfortably equipped and very clean, this cabin is a great location--a couple of minutes away from town and about a mile to the National Park entrance. The views from the deck are spectacular; we spent many late afternoons and evenings just watching the sun over the mountains. Great hiking nearby and convenient to all amenities, but you can enjoy the solitude and neighboring wildlife. An elk turned up almost every day and a pack of coyotes one night.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Hamden, CT
5

Cozy and grand cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Our 4 yr old wanted to stay forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a great cabin & vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I stayed at Pinecone Cottage in Estes Park, CO. This immaculate, isolated, & fully furnished cabin met all of our expectations & needs. We would like to stay there again. Janet, cabin owner & manager, was kind, hospitable, helpful, cooperative, & honest.

Estes Park & RMNP had majestic & beautiful landscapes & animals along w/ nice, cool weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated your as guests, leaving the cabin in great condition as you found it. We are so glad you had a memorable visit and look forward to having you as guests again!
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5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our vacation! Great cabin with everything we needed. Great views and great location for everything we wanted to do. We saw elk and deer on the property several times in the week we were there. Kids loved exploring the property too-very different from home! RMNP was spectacular, hiked everyday. Was great to come back to the Pinecone Cottage to rest each night. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
5

Views Speculator. Saw herd of Elk in the Driveway. Warm and Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came from Albuquerque, New Mexico to spend the thanksgiving weekend. We had a wonderful stay in PineCone Cottage with picturesque settings. We arrive late after dark and could not see the outside views. We woke up the next day and saw a herd of elk walking and standing outside the driveway carelessly. Views in the morning were spectacular. We were pleased to see very nice setting inside the cottage. Everything was put together in a nice and thoughtful arrangements. It was indeed a nice and warm cozy feelings in the cottage. At the end, thank you and happy thanksgiving.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.47%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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