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Couples, Friends, & Small Families Will Love This Place!

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Two Cabins - each with one bedroom, one bathroom, and sleeper sofas

We are excited to welcome you to Estes Park, our little piece of paradise. We hope to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience.

This unique rental has two separate cabins on one property, each with one bedroom, one bath, and living area. The larger "Smiling Elk" has a full modern kitchen with a wonderful gas stove, full bath, queen bed, sleeper sofa, washer/dryer, and a wood-burning fireplace. Free wi-fi and a flat-screen TV with Direct TV complete the package. We provide all linens, towels, a stocked kitchen, and toiletries. The kitchen includes coffee, tea, paper goods, and all the dishes and cooking equipment you may need. There is also a crock pot so you can have dinner ready and waiting when you return from the day's activities.

The smaller and adorable "Little Bear" has a partial kitchen (sink, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker), 3/4 bath with tiled shower, two twin beds, and a sleeper sofa. This cabin also has a flat-screen TV and free internet.

This property is ideal for couples, friends, or small families. It is situated near the west side of town, with easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park, yet only three miles from downtown. Several restaurants, coffee shops, miniature golf, and groceries are within walking distance. A free shuttle to downtown stops at the resort next door every hour, so you could leave the driving to others and just enjoy the ride.

Enjoy a backyard BBQ on the gas grill, or visit Smokin' Dave's BBQ and Baba's Burgers, two local favorites. Coffee on the Rocks is open early if you prefer to have your coffee prepared for you. All of these are just down the street and around the corner. Country Market has groceries, gas, and great ice cream. The well-known Dunraven Inn restaurant is a short drive to the west, accessible without navigating the downtown traffic.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the Estes Park area and Rocky Mountain National Park, including local favorites, day hike suggestions, etc. Just give us a call before or during your stay. We want your vacation to be full of good memories, and will do what we can do to make that happen.

If these cabins aren't available the dates you desire, please check out our other property that's right downtown - VRBO # 471009 - Riverwalk Loft Condos.

We look forward to being your hosts in Estes Park!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    With supervision....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Smiling Elk: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Little Bear: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Smiling Elk has one comfy queen bed and a double sleeper sofa. Little Bear has two twin beds and a queen sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Smiling Elk: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Little Bear: toilet, shower


  • Smiling Elk has one full bath. Little Bear has a 3/4 bath. Both have hair dryers and toiletries (shampoo, lotion, soap)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Estes Park has something for everyone: climbing wall, ropes course, beautiful scenery, miniature golf, swimming pool, shopping, playgrounds and parks, sightseeing, dining, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, art galleries, museums, library, concerts, special events, sing-a-longs, golf, nature and historical programs, and much more. Those are things to do in the town of Estes Park - Rocky Mountain National Park has it's own list of amenities! ...moreless



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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled in the pines at the base of Prospect Mountain...moreless

  • Village:

    Within walking distance (approximately 3 miles) to downtown Estes Park and the Beaver Meadows Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (approximately 1 mile) ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Table for 4 in Smiling Elk. Additional seating in living area. Little Bear has seating for three or four. Booster seat or high chair provided upon request at time of reservation....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans in both cabins for great mountain air on those rare hot days....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-sized dryer in Smiling Elk....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning fireplace in Smiling Elk. Furnish your own firewood....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Yes. No additional charge....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided for both cabins....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living areas in both cabins....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street. Room for three cars maximum....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided for both cabins....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-sized washer in Smiling Elk....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Both cabins have coffee makers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils included in both cabins...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher. Soap and drying rack in both cabins....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in Smiling Elk. Partial kitchen in Little Bear. Both have dishes, tableware, glassware, coffee, creamer/sugar....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in both cabins....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven in Smiling Elk. No oven in Little Bear....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, creamer, sugar, salt/pepper. Other items added on request....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator in Smiling Elk. Mini fridge in Little Bear....moreless

  • Stove:

    Awesome gas stove in Smiling Elk. Little Bear does not have a stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Smiling Elk has a toaster. No toaster in Little Bear....moreless


  • Boat:

    Available for rent at Lake Estes Marina...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two courses in Estes Park. 18 and 9 hole - both are public courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent in Estes Park....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola in back yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are located at Stanley Park, approximately 4 miles from cabins....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 15 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $199
Sat, Sun
$1,194 $4,000
May 29 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $199
Sat, Sun
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
High Season
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $199
Sat, Sun
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Fall
Sep 11 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $199
Sat, Sun
Elk Fest
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $199
Sat, Sun
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159 $189
Sat, Sun
$954 $3,816
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 10.55%


Rental of one cabin is $175/night in summer season and $149/night in the off season. Both cabins are $225/night in the summer season or $199/night in the off season. Maximum four persons per cabin. If you rent for 7 nights you only pay for 6. One cabin ideal for two adults and two small children. Both cabins are perfect for two couples, two small families, or family with older children. Call Karen or Scott for more details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Lake at Estes Park

  • Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

    "Just across the river from Little Bear Cabins. There can be a wait because it is so popular..."

  • Estes Park Aerial Tramway

    "See all of the Estes Valley from on top of Prospect Mountain. Breathtaking views. "

  • Sweet Basilico Cafe

    "Love Italian Food. Their Sweet Basilico sauce on their pizza and pasta says it all."

  • Dunraven Inn

    "Another great Italian Food restaurant features Italian Food and the freshest seafood in town. "

  • Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

    "Cone on Thursday nights to experience the local flavor of Blue Grass jam. Or bring your gu..."

  • Estes Park Visitors Center

    "Still need information for things to do in Estes Park? Check out the visitors center. You ..."

  • Steamers Cafe at the Stanley Hote

    "If you come to Estes Park you have to experience The Stanley!"

  • Twin Owl Steak House

    "Best steak in town. They also feature wild game."

  • Poppy's Pizza & Grill

    "Best place for lunch in Estes Park. Sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the Big Thompson Ri..."

  • Sombrero Ranch Riding Stables

    "If you plan on riding horses in Estes Park call the Sombrero. They run horses 365 days a year!"

  • Kind Coffee

    "The place to go for local coffee as they roast their own beans. "

  • Bob & Tony's Pizza

    "An Estes Park favorite for years."

  • Mountain Home Cafe Inc.

    "Ask for the Alaskan Oatmeal. Great way to start the day for a hike."

76 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park - two courses
70 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 36
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
46 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Located on the west side of Estes Park near the south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Private and quiet neighborhood. Very short distance to great restaurants, groceries, liquor store, Mary's Lake, YMCA of the Rockies, etc. Smokin' Dave's BBQ and the Dunraven Inn are all nearby. The free shuttle will pick you up on Riverside just east of the cabins to take you into town or Rocky Mountain National Park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Scott and Karen Thompson live and work in Estes Park; Scott as a real estate consultant and Karen as an executive assistant at Town Hall. We have lived in Estes Park nine years, but like many, have been visiting the area since childhoood. We sincerely enjoy hosting guests from all over the world, and want to make sure they have great memories of their vacation here. The Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park have so much to offer, and we are blessed to be able to live here year-round. Giving back to the community is important to us, and we especially enjoy volunteering for local events like the Estes Park Duck Race, Elk fest, and Catch the Glow Parade. We have two adult daughters and enjoy hiking and serving others in our spare time. The photo was taken from the summit of Longs Peak.

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
We do our best to provide our guests with very clean accommodations, and will go the extra mile to make your stay special. It is our desire to make your stay with us so enjoyable that you will return, and feel comfortable referring your friends and relatives to stay at Little Bear Cottages or Riverwalk Loft Condos (VRBO 471009). We truly appreciate your patronage, and hope we have met all your needs.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Enjoy your morning coffee on the east-facing front porch, soaking up the Colorado sunshine. With close to 300 days of sunshine a year and a sky more blue than you'll ever see (and thousands of stars by night), Estes Park is full of natural beauty. Events in town are just minutes away (remember that free shuttle), and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is less than two miles away. Having two separate cabins allows couples or friends to have private accommodations, while being able to share meals and relax in either cabin. Older children would enjoy being independent in their "own" cabin, while the parents can supervise from a short distance away (+-50 feet) in the main residence.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Smiling Elk Cabin

    Smiling Elk Cabin

  • Back yard has pergola and gas grill for your evening BBQ.

    Back yard has pergola and gas grill for your evening BBQ.

  • Wood burning fireplace.

    Wood burning fireplace.

  • Little Bear - adorable!

    Little Bear - adorable!

  • Partial kitchen with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker; we furnish the coffee

    Partial kitchen with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker; we furnish the coffee

  • Little Bear

    Little Bear

  • Little Bear Cabin

    Little Bear Cabin

  • Kitchen is fully stocked - just bring your food. Great gas range.

    Kitchen is fully stocked - just bring your food. Great gas range.

  • Dining for 4. Others can sit on sofa or enjoy a meal on the porch or back yard.

    Dining for 4. Others can sit on sofa or enjoy a meal on the porch or back yard.

  • Queen bed and ample closet space. Ceiling fan to bring in the fresh mountain air

    Queen bed and ample closet space. Ceiling fan to bring in the fresh mountain air

  • Full bath includes hair dryer.

    Full bath includes hair dryer.

  • Full sized washer and dryer - great for extended stays.

    Full sized washer and dryer - great for extended stays.

  • Flat screen TV with Direct TV, sleeper sofa, ceiling fan.

    Flat screen TV with Direct TV, sleeper sofa, ceiling fan.

  • Snuggle in after a good day of hiking

    Snuggle in after a good day of hiking

  • 3/4 bath includes toiletries and hair dryer.

    3/4 bath includes toiletries and hair dryer.

VRBO #702145

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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