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Perfect family getaway or couple's romantic escape or artist's creative retreat!

Estes Park, CO, USA
  • Cabin750 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bath, mountain views, wrap-around deck with BBQ grill, sleeps 4-6

The Little Cottage (TLC) is a sweet retreat where families, couples, or individuals will find the TLC (tender loving care) they need to recharge and renew! The cottage was built in the 1920's and has been well taken care of and updated over the years keeping the original character and adding modern features and appliances.

The cottage is well-stocked with games, books, toys, and movies for all ages. The owner is an artist and will supply an easel and some other supplies if you would like to paint. Spend a day site-seeing and taking photographs and then paint your impressions of the beauty of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and all the surrounding areas.

There are 2 bedrooms (queen in one, bunk beds in the other) and 1 bathroom with tub/shower, window, and a ceiling heat lamp (for those chilly summer or winter mornings). The roomy living/dining room has a big picture window that overlooks a wooded lot with rock outcroppings and has views of the mountains to the north (including the Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge). Elk and deer often can be seen browsing here or rutting in the autumn months. A sweet little elk calf was born under a tree here in spring of 2015!

The living room sofa pulls out to make a double-sized bed. There is a 42" flat screen TV with satellite service. Wi-Fi/Internet is on site as well. The dining table seats 6. The kitchen was recently updated and is complete with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, gas range, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposer and all the dishes and small appliances you will need! There is a full-sized high-efficiency washer/dryer set for your convenience.

You will love having a cookout on the deck which wraps around on two sides. The grill is hooked up to the gas line so you do not have to worry about running out of fuel. There is a patio table that seats 6. There is a fire-pit stand for roasting marshmallows and being mesmerized by the flames. (I can check with the city for fire restrictions we may have if it has been very dry before your visit.) From the deck or kitchen window you can watch your children play in the playhouse/fort up on stilts or the swing set. (Don't tell them about this in advance---I promise it will be a great surprise!)

Estes Park is a wonderful small town in a high-mountain valley surrounded by mountains. Rocky Mountain National Park is about a 15 or 20 minute drive to the entrance. Plan for most of a whole day to see the park and get out of your car and take some of the hikes and take lots of photos. Be sure to bring a jacket and plenty of water (prevents headaches up at this altitude). Perhaps you will drive Trail Ridge Road and visit Grand Lake and Granby, CO if you stay with us some time between Memorial Day and Labor Day or maybe as late as the end of October (it is closed during the winter because the snow buries the roads). There are many shops and restaurants in town and the surrounding areas and a lovely river walk along the BigThompson River in town. The lake offers fishing and boating (rent a paddle boat one day) and beautiful scenery. Horseback riding is available 365 days a year.

You can choose to be as active as you wish and then come back to the cottage for rest and relaxation or games and toys for fun.

If you have a very young child, we have a small crib and a highchair available upon request.

We hope you will love staying here! Let us know of any specific needs you may have.



Member Since 2015
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, bunk beds sleep 2
      • Sofa in living room folds out to a double bed


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, ceiling fan with heat lamp for chilly mornings

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                        outdoor clothes line as well
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        circle driveway
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        high efficiency; includes some laundry detergent


                          • Coffee Maker
                            plus coffee bean grinder, iced tea maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Pots, pans, crock pot, electric hand mixer, baking pans, blender, roasting pan
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            renovated in 2010 with solid cherry cabinets, granite countertops, added dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposer, refrigerator with ice maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            The basics: coffee, tea, sugars and sweeteners, flour, olive oil, salt, pepper, some other spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            With ice maker
                          • Stove
                            Gas stove cooktop and oven.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Table seats 6
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        plus firepit table


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • hiking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            8 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Perfect view of Lumpy Ridge in the morning!

                                                            Stephan G.

                                                            This is our second stay at this cabin and my family and I loved it!! The location is perfect. Close enough to the downtown to make everything quickly accessible but far enough to avoid all the hustle and bustle of being in Estes Park in the holiday season. The cabin really has EVERYTHING you need. We cooked a holiday meal and found all the utensils we needed.

                                                            Internet worked great! Sleeping arrangements worked for four people (two teenagers and two adults). The view of Lumpy Ridge out the living room window was perfect...we enjoyed many a high mountain sunrise.

                                                            The owner is wonderful and super helpful and we wish her the best!


                                                            Tommy H.

                                                            What a great cottage.had everything thing needed to cook a thanksgiving dinner.would return.

                                                            Great little cabin, close to downtown Estes Park, and RMNP.

                                                            James D.

                                                            Great little cabin, close to downtown Estes Park, and RMNP.

                                                            This place was so wonderful. It is cozy but spacious enough for our family of 5 and our dog.

                                                            Richelle J.

                                                            Our overall experience with this property was exceptional. It was clean and well stocked. We were there for 8 days over the Christmas Holidays and had everything we needed to prepare Christmas dinner. The cabin is located in town and close to stores and restaurants but not too close. The neighborhood is very quiet and there was a lot of space around the cabin where the kids were able to play in the snow. It is a short drive to the YMCA where we purchased a day pass. They had lots of fun activities there for the whole family. For example, ice skating, sledding, and even roller skating. We enjoyed the local bowling alley as a family and were able to enjoy a parents date night at the Wheel Bar where we caught the Cowboys' game on the big screen. The owner was available and helpful during our entire stay at the cabin. I would recommend this wonderful place for a couple or small family and we will definitely be visiting again.

                                                            The cottage was PERFECT! We especially loved the deck!

                                                            Barb M.

                                                            We spent the entire summer in the cottage and truly loved it. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the abundant wildlife walk by. We also loved the firepit.

                                                            Fun little cabin

                                                            Stephan G.

                                                            Last Christmas, my mother, my two teenage daughters, and I stayed at this cute little cabin. It was snug for the four of us, but it had everything we needed to comfortably enjoy the holidays. The kitchen was super, and my family and I loved the large assortment of games available to us. WIFI and TV worked great, the beds were comfortable and the price was perfect. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. We can't wait to spend our next Christmas there! Thank you Vicki!


                                                            Estes Park, CO, USA

                                                            You must plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! You will find beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife and various hiking trails. Trail Ridge road is open June, July, and August and you can drive over the continental divide and visit the town of Granby and Grand Lake or Steamboat Springs.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            If you rent for a month or more, you do not pay tax. Contact owner for monthly rates.

                                                            8 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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