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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

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.

Within minutes, you can fish, hike, explore Rocky Mt National Park, snowshoe, cross country ski, and enjoy lazy mornings and evenings by the fire, cooking with your family, star gazing at night.........let us know what dates you are considering now!

Retreat to the Rocky Mountains for a romantic and relaxing couples' haven or a back to nature family retreat. This acre of creekside property is nestled among pine and aspens only 15 minutes from the heart of Estes Park. You will enjoy many a' creekside picnics, favorite novels and playtime with family and friends.

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 the sounds of the creek and humming birds in the summer, as you sip your morning coffee by the water.

3 bedrooms to comfortably accommodate up 8 guests maximum / 2 bathrooms

Allenspark mountain community is just 2 short hours from Denver; 3 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park; 15 miles to Estes Park; 15 miles to Lyons. Ski Road just 1/4mile away winds you into Roosevelt National Forest for exciting riverside hikes / picnic / 4X4 adventures. "In town" enjoy local mountain flavor with horseback riding, small cafe, pizzeria, community center, and antique store.

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

When you inquire, please share a bit about your travel plans and priorities for this mountain retreat, to include where you are from, have you been here before, is there a special occasion you are celebrating, and ages of any kids traveling with you.

Let the adventures begin!

More Details

Desra McDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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:
  • 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Cascading Creek Log Cabin in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Boulder, CO

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astoria, New York City

Awesome stay at Cascading Creek Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a great time at Cascading Creek. The cabin was perfect. We were traveling with our two boys, ages 11 and 13 and my wife's father. Everyone enjoyed it! The cabin was bigger than I was expecting and there was plenty of room for people to do their own thing if they wanted. The kitchen was well equipped and had all the little things that you might have forgotten. The back yard and the creek was a great little respite from our hikes in the national park, perfect for hanging out at the end of the day. The park was just a short drive away, less than 10 minutes. There isn't much nearby, which is what we were looking for, but we did have take out pizza one night from a small pizza and cafe down the street that was great for a night we didn't want to cook. Also loved the collection of classic DVDs. Desra was great to work with - no problems of any kind and everything was just as expected. Would definitely recommend this cabin for a family or anyone looking to stay in a secluded spot near Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Cabin and Town that exceeded every expectation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an excellent week in Cascading Creek Cabin. It is difficult to express all the great things about this cabin that made our family vacation exceptional. We especially loved all the personal touches around with modern conveniences but still being in a real cabin. Our entire family enjoyed the time we spent behind the cabin by the creek. Between the Hammock reading (napping), playing games on the picnic table or playing in the creek we enjoyed being outside. Inside we cooked some great meals in the well supplied kitchen, spent time playing board games and had some wonderful family movie nights.

We found Allenspark to be perfect! We ate at Rock Creek Tavern and Pizza one night and it was wonderful. We had breakfast at Meadow Mountain Cafe which was so good! The people around town were so friendly and helpful.

Jack and Desra were so helpful from the very start. I messaged Desra multiple times with questions and she also was so patient answering all of them. She was very organized on the business side of things. Jack helped us get settled when we arrived. He was so helpful explaining everything and made us feel so welcoming. They were the perfect hosts.

I would recommend Cascading Creek again and again. Every expectation that we had about the cabin and Allenspark was met and then some!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Allenspark Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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 $100
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $500

In Season and all holidays:
1-2 guests $225 per night
Add $15 per guest after 2 guests

10% OFF nightly rates if reserving 7 or more nights

Quiet Time: November - April (with exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving):
1-2 guests $145 per night
Add $15 per guest after 2 guests

10% OFF nightly rates if reserving 7 or more nights

Any time of the year, please inquire and upon approval, +$30 a night for 1 well behaved dog
Any time of the year, cleaning fee is $100

Please inquire about monthly rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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