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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. Please take note of minimums before inquiring.***

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

This acre of creekside property is nestled among the pine and aspens of Roosevelt National Forest, only 15 minutes from the heart of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are 3 miles from Wild Basin. Within minutes, you can fish, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, or simply enjoy lazy mornings and evenings by the fire, cooking with your family, and star gazing at night.

You will find this cabin to be the perfect home base while you explore the area. Summertime beckons you with sounds of the creek and humming birds as you sip your morning coffee by the water.

Snapshot of the details:

*wood burning fireplace in spacious living room

*wood burning potbelly stove in cozy frontier room

*3 bedrooms to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests maximum

*downstairs bedroom has 1 full

*upstairs loft-room has 1 king

*upstairs loft-room has 3 twins (and 1 twin blow up mattress is available upon request)

*1 bathroom downstairs with shower-tub

*1 bathroom upstairs (no shower)

*all bedding linens and bath towels are provided

*spacious equipped kitchen with gas range and stocked with glass - silverware - pots - pans - drip coffee maker - small crockpot

*propane grill with utensils

*creekside picnic & sitting areas


Mountain log cabin living can be a blast when you know what to expect. There are a few more details to ponder as you plan this time of year: 4X4 wheel drive recommend in the likely case of snow packed road conditions. CDOT does an amazing job of keeping the main highway and road to the cabin plowed, but storm depending, plowing may not align with your arrival - departure timing. It will be important to check weather and road conditions week of your trip to ensure you pack and plan accordingly. Snow shoveling may be necessary to access drive - walk ways during your stay as there is no staff living on site. The main heat sources: fireplace in living room, potbelly stove in front room, 1 propane unit in middle room, 2 infrared electric heaters, no central heat.

More Details

Desra McDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

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 20 reviews

My beloved Allenspark

  • 5 of 5

I lived here for many years during the late 70's to the mid-eighties, in the community of Allenspark..The owner's of this cabin...were extremely present and very gracious. The cabin itself had everything that you could desire..great for a large family!! Or just by yourself..Like me!

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Desra was very accommodating on our last minute change in plans. The cabin was just as described very clean and cozy. Just a short distance to Wild Basin for hiking or a day at Estes Park. But far enough away to avoid large crowds. We were happy that pets we're allowed so we could travel with our dog. Thanks for providing us a little piece of Heaven. Dan & Diane

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 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: April 2017
  • 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $100

*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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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