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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details


Estes Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ceiling fan with heat lamp for chilly mornings
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Perfect family getaway or couple's romantic escape or artist's creative retreat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect view of Lumpy Ridge in the morning!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great little cabin, close to downtown Estes Park, and RMNP.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was so wonderful. It is cozy but spacious enough for our family of 5 and our dog.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was PERFECT! We especially loved the deck!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun little cabin

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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