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Jack's Cabin, a cozy creekside cabin...let the adventures begin!

Allenspark, CO, USA
  • Cabin800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Creek And Forest Views

***Please submit an INQUIRY FIRST (not a reservation request). We'd love to hear more about your travel plans and priorities, have you been to the area before, how old are the kids you are traveling with (as we are setup for kids age 6 and older). We require a Reservation Agreement to be signed off on before officially confirming and paying with VRBO site.***

Are you ready for a Colorado rocky mountain adventure? Make a break for the mountains and getaway in just a few short hours from Denver!

Unwind and enjoy authentic creekside log cabin living while you explore all there is to do nearby. Perfect for a solo, couple or family retreat!

JACK'S CABIN, built in 1924, features include:

*Accommodates 1-4 guests comfortably, age 6 and older

*Creekside and forest views

*Private creekside deck with rocking chairs, swinging bench

*Picnic area

*3 bedrooms with 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, and 1 bunk bed set with 2 twins

*1 bath with claw footed tub /shower

*All bedding, linens and towels provided

*Equipped kitchen with pots, pans, speckle ware plates, glassware, refrigerator, stove, coffee pot, and toaster

*Coffee is provided

*Propane grill (fire danger levels depending, it could be possible the grill is not available)

*Large flat screen TV with DVD, CD player -- bring up your favorites! (no cable or satellite service)

*Land line (no cell reception in Allenspark, no internet here as well)

This cabin is located in Allenspark, a small mountain community, where full time and seasonal guests reside. We are 3 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park at Wild Basin; 15 miles to Estes Park; 15 miles to Lyons. Ski Road is just 1/4 mile away winds you into Roosevelt National Forest for exciting riverside hikes, picnics, fishing, cross country skiing, and 4X4 adventures. Nearby explore Camp Dick, Brainard Lake and Peaceful Valley. "In town" enjoy local mountain flavor at the Meadow Mt Cafe, the Rock Creek Pizzeria, community center at The Old Gallery, and antique store Distant Harbors.

Whether you flake out and stay put at the cabin, our favorite, or get out and explore, you will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

For pack list ideas, links to local weather, more information about the town and our recommendations on things to do in the area, go to our website wwww.creeksidecabinco.com.

No pets please.

Let the adventures begin!


Desra McDonald

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018
About Desra McDonald

Friends and family have poured countless hours into cleaning and refurbishing this cabin to make it what you see today. Great care has been put into the property by these fine people to fix things big (electric, dry walling, plumbing) and small (spring on the back door, little feet under the refrigerator) and all has been worked on out of hearts of love. Back in the day, we started a road trip tradition...to find the best places ever for what we would call, "fish & camp"adventures. Gradually over the years, we found ourselves returning to the rockies where we decided our "fish and camp" adventures needed a headquarters....and what a better home base than an authentic log cabin to call home while you explore and experience all there is to do in this gorgeous place we call our backyard, the Rocky Mountains!

Desra McDonald purchased this Cabin in 2008

Why Desra McDonald chose Allenspark

We've named the rooms and many property features after all the fine role models and mentors in our lives. You'll learn more about them when you stay with us. Our Promise... is to provide a memorable place where you and your family can experience an adventure of a lifetime!

What makes this Cabin unique

Nothing like sitting on the back deck listening to the sounds of the creek while you read a book and drink hot chocolate in the morning; nothing like building a tent out of a sheet and some sticks so you can picnic and color with your kids on a sunny afternoon by the creek; nothing like listening to and watching all the hummingbirds of Allenspark swirl around the birdfeeders; nothing like watching chippy (this is who we call our resident chipmunk, and all his family members) scurry around the big pine tree and sit beside you on the front porch. There is just something about staying in a real log cabin on a creek that evokes the spirit of adventure. As Del Gue from the movie Jeramiah Johnson once said, "these here (the rocky mountains) is god’s finest sculpturins...I'll be a mountain man until the day i die." Let the adventures begin!


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, clawfooted bathtub / shower
        • Shampoo / lovely soap / linens / first aid / sunscreen / bugspray / and a small backup supply of things gone forgotten like toothbrushes, toothpaste.

        Location Type

          • Waterfront
            Entire property is creekside; enjoy the sounds of babbling creek while you sip coffee on the back deck or picnic / grill with the family at the creekside picnic area


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Fireplace
                        Electric fireplace in livingroom
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Heating sources at the cabin: propane stove in kitchen with thermostat / infrared individual heater in living room - or can be moved anywhere / electric fireplace in living room also exudes heat.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking is limited to 2 vehicles maximum / no RVs, trailers, campers or camping tents
                      • Telephone
                        Land line only / no cell phone reception at the cabin or anywhere in Allenspark / calling card is necessary for long distance / local is complimentary.
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                            coffee grounds are provided, but feel free to bring up your favorite blend
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Equipped with pots / pans / speckled ware plates and mugs. Mountain septic, so no oils, grease or food can go down the sink.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    Flatscreen large / dvd player + a small library, feel free to bring up favorites / no tv cable or satellite service
                                  • Toys
                                    dress up / lincoln logs / arts and crafts / barn animals / lots of board games / cards / bubbles / creekball races / snow shoes / yard game washers -badmitten - bean bags


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There is a private deck facing the creek with a small wooden picnic table and wooden rocking chairs.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane; depending on fire hazard safety levels, it might be possible the grill is not available for use.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing


                                                              • Check in is 4pm, we suggest arriving during day light hours to find us with ease as remember, no cell phone service in the area. Our goal is to meet and tour you upon arrival, so we will stay in touch with actual arrival time. If for some reason we are not able to tour you, we ask that you call so we can give you the tour and any updates, via phone. Checkout is by 11am.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Perfect home away from home

                                                                MD JayhawkMaryland

                                                                Tucked away in the quiet little village of Allenspark, this cozy place was the perfect beginning and end to every day of my vacation. Multiple places to sit and read/relax outside as well as inside. Going to sleep each night with the creek's lullaby accompanied by the wind in the pines and aspens...it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks to Jack and Desra for sharing their home.

                                                                Great get away place!

                                                                BobNewton Ks.

                                                                We had a great time at this well supplied cabin. It has a creek running through the back that was fun to fish and explore around. It is very rustic but comfortable and kind of hidden away from things, which we enjoyed. It is close enough to Estes Park to go there for a fun day too. Overall, we would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in a more remote area. There were good eating places nearby. The owners were great hosts and very friendly and helpful.

                                                                Let's Keep It Our SECRET!

                                                                Starry EyedColorado Springs, CO, USA

                                                                Tucked away in the quaint town of Allenspark is a beautifully manicured cabin, which includes a soaking tub for all those ladies who desire to soak away the stress they left behind. We missed out on seeing the wildlife, but hear could hear it across the mountain. The hosts are excellent individuals to work with. For those coming with multiple family members, there is another cabin just next door, which would make a great place for a family reunion when one combines the two cabins. The babbling brook, was my favorite feature. However, a short trot to the left of the property's highest point is the 2nd best feature. There is seating available, allowing one to view the mountainside in its splendor, with one, two or more.

                                                                Very nice!!

                                                                Jerry J.

                                                                Only three nights and gone most all the time each day, but it was wonderful to return each evening to a cozy and comfortable bed. Wish we would have had more time to relax and enjoy the comfy cabin and creek, but as it were, we needed at place close by for the evenings, and this was the perfect spot. It was clean, warm and homey - a blessing for us during our granddaughter's beautiful wedding. Thank you ----

                                                                Quiet Cabin in the Woods

                                                                Wonderful small, rustic cabin that can easily accommodate a a family. Plenty of room inside and out. The decor is wonderful - lots of little details EVERYWHERE (be sure to snope around to see what is hiding, say, on top of a door way). I love the fact there is no wifi/cell service - nice and quiet but plenty to do. Enjoy the outside sitting areas or nice close hiking or mountain bike areas or a few minutes drive to several Rocky Mountain NP access areas. Great owners who make you feel welcome and provide great aids/notes on what you can do and where things are. Will definitely return again and again!

                                                                Restful Vacation

                                                                Joseph P.Kansas City

                                                                We found a perfect mixture of solitude and community interaction. The cabin is somewhat secluded from the rest of the town. However, it is also close enough that you can walk there. The owners are both helpful and friendly. We benefitted from their knowledge of the mountains, but were also included in a 4th of July Party that they had at their main cabin. The cabin was spacious and well prepared for guests. Needless to say, we had a great time!


                                                                Allenspark, CO, USA

                                                                This charming mountain town of Allenspark is full of year around residents as well as seasonal cabins. You can see other cabins from your cabin and are on your own full acre of creekside property with views of the creek, pine, aspen and mountain to enjoy. ​ Less than a mile from the cabins is Highlands Presbyterian property, with access to a gorgeous nature trail, zip line, archery and low ropes courses (call ahead to reserve). ​ "In town" you'll find a fresh water spring to load up water bottles en route to all your activities, the Meadow Mt Cafe serving up memorable breakfasts and lunches, Distant Harbors gift and antique store. You can also enjoy various activities at The Old Gallery...from yoga to soup supers on Tuesday nights, local art for sale or classes, you are welcome to stop by and see what is going on here, by the fire station. Allenspark's hallmark is that we are surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest, abounding in trails for hiking or running / mountain biking / 4x4 / snowshoeing / cross country skiing. Enjoy Ski Rd., Trail 932, Allenspark Trail, Bunce School Rd. to name a few. There are a number of annual events that make Allenspark special: The 4th of July Parade (which will go right by the cabins, a total stitch), Run Like the Wind 5k trail foot race also in July, and June is full of musical plays at The Old Gallery. ​ Not far, you can still Go Explore so much more! See my website and the Go Explore tab for many of our ideas and links to our favorite spots. ​ Peak time of year to view the change of leaves in the fall is mid-September, don't miss it! WINTER mountain log cabin living is magical and an adventure! Check out the great off season winter cabin rates. ​ Skiing is only 45 minutes away at Nederland and Eldora Resort. Sled, snow shoe or cross country ski at Rocky Mountain National Park.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Additional Guest Fee

                                                                *1 week minimum is required over ALL holidays *Please submit an INQUIRY FIRST (not a reservation request). We'd love to hear more about your travel plans and priorities, have you been to the area before, how old are the kids you are traveling with (as we are setup for kids age 6 and older). We require a Reservation Agreement to be signed off on BEFORE officially confirming and paying with VRBO site.

                                                                10 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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