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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Creek And Forest Views

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 retreat, a couple or family retreat!

Built in 1924, this log cabin features include:

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

*private creekside deck with rocking chairs, swinging bench

*1 bath with clawfooted tub, towels included

*equipped kitchen with coffee / microwave / oven / and speckled wares

*large flatscreen tv and dvd, cd player -- bring up your favorites!

*a picnic area

*propane grill with utensils

Get out there and experience..........Wild basin - Estes Park - Roosevelt National Forest - Meadow Mountain Cafe in Allenspark - open mic nights at The Old Gallery - horseback riding at nearby Peaceful Valley - Rocky Mountain National Park - fishing - hiking - picnics - 4x4 to red deer lake - a movie in town - annual events in Allenspark - jeep tours - and more!

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.

Let the adventures begin!

More Details

Desra McDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 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 Front Range

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Jack's Cabin, a cozy creekside cabin...let the adventures begin!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Let's Keep It Our SECRET!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!!

  • 5 of 5

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 ----

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Restful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Jack's Cabin was perfect! Cabin had everything we needed. The area is gorgeous. The owners made us feel special! Home made cookies on arrival and home made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful get away place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful clean, rustic but all the comforts of home, restful, inviting place to vacation. The cabin is equipped with all the necessities to be most comfortable to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, and not be bothered by phones, computers and worldly interruptions. Great for couples, families with small children or older, family reunions, simply a welcoming get away place. Food and entertainment, hiking, and all the other special mountain activities are near by for day time, with this restful place to return to Don't miss out on this special treat. The owners, Jack and Desra are delightful to work with for suggestion and for making any special arrangements.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Ed's Cantina in Estes Park
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Meadow Mountain Cafe Allenspark
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
ElDora in Nederland
Car: necessary

The cabin is located only miles from wild basin entrance to rocky mountain national park and roosevelt national forest where you can hike, fish, picnic, 4x4 and in general, get lost for an afternoon. Allenspark is a small mountain community with other log cabins and homes sprinkled around the area. The local businesses work hard to make guests and visitors feel at home and welcome....From horseback riding, massages, good food, local music, theater in the summer, there is plenty to do right in your backyard. Venture into estes and rocky mountain national park for more outdoor adventures!


Rates & Availability

Allenspark Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Quiet Time 1-2guests
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $70
Refundable damage deposit $500

1-2 guests $175 per night
3-4 guests $195 per night

1-2 guests for 1 week is $1,000.00
3-4 guests for 1 week is $1,200.00

4 guests maximum on the property
3 nights is the dream...but we can always discuss
5 night minimum over holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

$500 security deposit + rental agreement completed with advance payment of 50%, balance is due 1 week prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Allenspark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , clawfooted bathtub / shower
  • Shampoo / lovely soaps/ linens / first aid / sunscreen / bugspray / backup supply of things gone forgotten like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair spray, hair gel, razors, feminine products, and more!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
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.

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