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Cascading Creek Log Cabin in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath, creek & 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.***

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, looking for a cozy winter stay, or a summer vacation, Cascading Creek Log Cabin will be the perfect choice! Enjoy the wood burning fireplace and creekside setting to make this adventure memorable.

This sweet log cabin was built in 1921 and you will find it to be the perfect home base while you explore the area. Enjoy lazy mornings and evenings by the fire, cooking with your family, and star gazing at night.

CASCADING CREEK Log Cabin features include:

*Comfortably accommodates 1-8 guests maximum , age 6 and above

*Creekside and forest views

*Wood burning fireplace & pot belly stove

*Creekside picnic & sitting areas

*Parking for 2 vehicles maximum

*1 bedroom on main level with 1 full bed + 1 full bathroom

*Upstairs loft has 1 king + 1/2 bathroom

*Also in upstairs loft, 3 twins

*1 twin blow up bed for loft, only upon request

*All bedding, linens and towels provided

*Equipped kitchen with pots, pans, 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)

*WIFI included (no cell phone reception, there is a land line)

*Flat screen TV with DVD player - bring up your favorites (no cable or satellite)

This cabin is located in Allenspark, a small mountain community, where full time and seasonal guests reside. We are just 2 short hours from Denver; 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. Also explore nearby 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.

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

Let the adventures begin!

More Details

Desra McDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Desra McDonald

A recent empty nest couple from Arizona with a thirst for adventure yearned for somewhere they could get back to nature, as a retreat from their busy professions, with visions dancing in their heads of bring their family together for hikes and holidays….. when their long time Colorado friends called about partnering on owning a real log cabin (already renovated for full time living) , next to Rocky Mountain Wilderness…. WOW, they were intrigued but once they saw this log cabin home in the mountains above Estes Park with the cascading creek flowing out back, they were enchanted and are now living happily ever after as partners sharing this dream with families & friends from all parts of the world.

Desra McDonald purchased this cabin in 2015


Allenspark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 bathrooms; 1 downstairs with shower/tub and 1 upstairs with toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • 1 bedroom on mail level with 1 full; upstairs loft has 2 rooms, 1 with a king and 1 with 3 twins. Upon request, 1 twin blow up bed is available for the upstairs loft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
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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Cascading Creek Log Cabin in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited Cascading Creek Cabin in mid-July. We could not have picked a more perfect family escape! Upon arrival Jack greeted us and showed us the entire property...inside and out. The cabin's beautiful creek was the highlight for my kids, and with the balls and nets Jack provided they had hours of fun. The property has trails that are fun to explore and also for parents sit or swing and relax. The cabin is well equipped with all things needed and is oh so cozy. Jack also brought our kids tepees to play in along with an arts and crafts box and our favorite...dress-up clothes. We made great memories with the nightly fashions shows, ha! Would highly recommend to any family wanting to get away. Thanks Jack and Desra for a wonderful stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alluring and welcoming, oozing with mountain charm!

  • 5 of 5

From waking, rested and refreshed each morning from the very comfortable beds to falling in bed each night, lulled to sleep from the sound of the rushing creek and crisp mountain air we were charmed and enamored. Every nook and cranny has another lovely suprise or piece of eclectic artwork partnered with winsome suprises for the entire family. Thank you for sharing your part of Colorado with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

If you find yourself daydreaming about living in the perfect cozy mountain cabin, complete with scenic hiking, a kitchen capable of cooking home cooked meals, a rushing creek, and the cutest town to stroll about, this is your place. Not only that, but the owners went above and beyond for us. You see, the day before we were set to arrive, a huge snow storm (like 40 inches worth of snow) blew through, but Desra was in touch with us the whole time and even hiked in to the cabin to get paths shoveled and the cabin ready for us. Needless to say, we can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will go back!

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Desra are one of a kind souls! They went above and beyond what anyone could imagine to make our stay memorable. From keeping in touch from the moment we booked our stay to the moment we departed to head home. They even welcomed us with a note and the best sugar cookies I've ever had. They're so good I MAY have a slight addiction to them...(lol).

The cabin is perfect. It's clean, rustic and beautiful! We can't praise it enough. Another bonus is the cabin is only a short drive from Estes Park and the RMNP so if you want to have a day outing there is plenty to keep you busy!

Although, if you would like to stay in and cozy on up, light a fire, put in a good movie and snuggle up on the couch. There are more than enough heat sources in the cabin to keep you warm during the snowy times of year and if you get too toasty open up a couple windows to bring in that clean and crisp mountain fresh air.

On another note, the first night that we were there my husband came down with a stomach bug. This is where my "above and beyond" statement comes in..Jack brought us some medicine and some 7-Up. Can you imagine? How wonderful! My husband, Taylor, was up and running in no time at all and we were back to having our adventures.

We highly recommend staying at Jack and Desra's Cascading Creek Log Cabin. You won't be sorry! We will be telling our friends and family all about it and hoping to one day return.

P.S. There are some pretty great ATV trails around the cabin as well. We brought our six-wheeler up with us and made a fun day out of exploring some of the mountains. So fun!! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin!!!! Centrally located to some really great trails, Estes Park and Boulder. Cabin was well stocked. Plenty of space for the entire family! Desra and Jack welcomed us upon arrival and made the cabin feel like home. Our Labs loved the place, plenty of room to run, lots of wildlife around to see. Will definitely come back in the summer/fall time... highly recommend this cabin to everyone!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet winter get away and Cascading Creek Cabin was perfect!!! From start to finish the process was smooth and effortless. Desra was really helpful with the booking process, answering all of our questions quickly and thoroughly. Jack met us at the cabin when we arrived and gave us a tour of the property. He gave us some wonderful suggestions for local hiking trails with the dog. Hearing that we were headed out to do some hiking he dropped off snowshoes in the event we needed them.

The cabin is rustic yet equipped with everything we needed. It was very cozy with a wonderful fireplace in the great room, making for a perfect place to cuddle up. The decoration is really quaint with little details tucked away everywhere. Both Jack and Desra take a lot of pride in the cabin and it shows. They were both delightful and made us feel really welcome! We would definitely recommend this cabin and the hosts. We hope to make this a regular winter get away!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Meadow Mountain Cafe Allenspark
Car: necessary

Make a break for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and try something new this vacation! Enjoy authentic creekside cabin living as you explore there is to do!

Integrate yourself into the small Colorado mountain community of Allenspark, elevation 8,500ft on this vacation adventure. Our neighborhood is full of other unique cabins and cottages. There is a sweet little cafe half mile up the road, where you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches. The Allenspark Livery will treat you to amazing horseback rides in the area.

We are mindful and respect the wildlife that abounds here and shares our neck of the woods.

Your cabin retreat is about 2 hours north of Denver, 15 miles from Lyons, 20 miles Estes Park and 10 miles from Wild Basin / Rocky Mountain National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $500

*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.

*Please inquire & tell me more about your 1 well behaved pup; upon approval, $30 per night to bring 1 pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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