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Immaculate, Riverside, 1920's Seashell River Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come and stay at our fabulous cabin by the river. All new furniture, appliances, and mattresses !

We have the most secure way to book online using PayPal and your credit card. All transactions (initial deposit, second deposit, and returns of security deposit) are done securely through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.

NO CLEANING FEES- This is a owner operated cabin business. We (the owners) clean the cabins and ensure that the guests get the best experience during their stay. Most cabin owners charge exorbitant cleaning fees and pass these costs to you . We do NOT charge cleaning fees since we want to give the most economical rates to our guests. However, we expect guests to leave the cabin in the same condition they found it. This means that the cabin is left reasonably clean (garbage appropriately disposed, refrigerators and ovens cleaned) and it does not take us more than 3 hours to clean the cabin for the next guests.

NUMBER OF GUESTS- This cabin can accommodates 4 guests ( 2 adults and 2 children) comfortably (550 sq. ft.). More than 4 guests is illegal as per Estes Park Rental Laws.

CALENDAR and AVAILABILITY- Please go to bottom 3rd of this page and look for 'Links to more information:' section immediately after 'Contact us' section and before the 'Photos' section. Click the link 'AVAILABILITY and ONLINE Booking'. YOU WILL SEE THE MOST UP TO DATE CALENDAR AND MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION ON THIS CALENDAR. The Calendar you see during the booking is CURRENT TO THE MINUTE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONFIRM THE AVAILABILITY WITH US. If the calender days are showing GREEN, it means if the dates are open. If you BOOK on the available dates, you have SECURED the reservation for those dates. It is first come, first served. If you have issues with booking online, please email us and we will send you a link with the dates to make online booking easier.

THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING in this CABIN. However, this cabin is located by the river and inside the canyon that remain cool even during hot summer days. We have windows that open, and fans that allow guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air.

You can Book Online and use on-site coupons for 6 and 7 nights (please USE ALL CAPS when using COUPON codes).

Totals do not include 5.7 % tax + security deposit ($250)


May-Sep. $225/nt for 1-3nts

NO COUPON CODE ( 3 nights minimum)

May-Sep: $215/nt for 5nts = $1075 USING coupon code:50OFFSUM

May-Sep: $205/nt for 6nts = $1,230 USING coupon code:120OFFSUM

May-Sep: $195/nt for 7nts = $1,365 USING coupon code:210OFFSUM


Oct-Nov. $205/nt for 3nts = $825

NO COUPON CODE (3 nights minimum)

Oct-Nov: $195/nt for 5nts = $975.0 USING coupon code:50OFFWIN

Oct-Nov: $185/nt for 6nts = $1110 USING coupon code:120OFFWIN

Oct-Nov: $175/nt for 7nts = $1225 USING coupon code:210OFFWIN

When paying online remember that you do not need a PayPal account. There is a link when you get to PayPal below the PayPal Login that says 'Don't have a PayPal account ?' that walks you through using your credit card.

This is a non-smoking, no pets facility. IF YOU ARE A SMOKER or a would like to bring a PET please find alternate accommodations. If you SMOKE or BRING a PET, YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT and ALSO be charged additional damage.

Historic 1920's Riverfront vacation cottage in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Located just outside downtown Estes Park on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Picturesque surroundings with towering Ponderosa pines, the Canyon, and the Big Thompson river!

Decorated tastefully in a seashell and nautical theme, you will enjoy this newly decorated abode. The bathroom is graced with a claw foot tub and shower.

A picnic area is provided in front of the cottage beside the river. The Big Thompson River is very wide at this point and there is even a small island in the middle right in front of the property. There is a family of ducks living at this point in the river. It is known to be one of the best fly fishing areas too and you have private entry to the river!

Behind the cabin, there is steeper terrain with many rock outcropping, very scenic! A very large rock formation can be found to the right rear of the cabin. Beautiful scenery from every single window.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Cabin by the River

More Details

Janet Newman Ali at SeaShell River Cabin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Janet Newman Ali at SeaShell River Cabin

I have always dreamed of owning a rental cottage. When I was a child, I used to stay in the deep woods of Northern Michigan. These were the fondest memories of my life. I always adored the historic rental cabins that I saw on my trip. Providing a unique, memorable accommodation to make your vacation even more special has been a lifelong goal of mine. I also teach piano.

Janet Newman Ali at SeaShell River Cabin purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Janet Newman Ali at SeaShell River Cabin chose Front Range

We chose this beautiful location to buy a cabin as it was next to a large, rushing river and surrounded by towering Ponderosa Pines.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is unique as there are not many original 1920's cottages left in the area. From the light fixtures the claw foot tub, you won't find another like it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family loved the stay in the little Sea Shell River Cabin. It was perfect for evening spent relaxing after long hikes in the Park. We enjoyed interacting with the dog next door. She was the sweetest. The trees and the river surrounding the cabin made us feel at home here. Thank you for helping us have one of the best family vacations yet !!!
Jul 2017
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Estes Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please conserve water. This property is served by a well and a septic tank. Please place garbage in black garbage bags. Loose garbage will be fined.
  • Quiet time is after 9 pm. Please allow privacy for neighbors. Do not go into neighbors lot. The property lines of this property are clearly marked.
  • There is a "A LEAVE IT AS YOU FOUND IT CONDITION POLICY " except for linens. If it takes more than 3 hrs to clean you will be charged $120 + $30/hr
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2) Brand new mattresses for your comfort., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One pull-out full size futon couch/bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Fly Fishing, Listening to the river


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Immaculate, Riverside, 1920's Seashell River Cabin
average rating of 4.939394 based on 35 reviews

Loved listening to the river while grilling and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed many hiking outings in the rocky mountain. So nice to be close to so much fun. Loved listening to the river while relaxing on the deck and grilling.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of five

  • 5 of 5

We spent our second summer vacation in a row here at Seashell cabin. It remains our favorite spot in Colorado. Long ago we came and stayed in a cabin rental on some flat land and it was nice, but nothing can compare to staying along the rushing Big Thompson river!! In the past we drove from our cabin 45 minutes to try to see the big horned sheep in the Big Thomson Canyon, but here at Seashell cabin we are immersed in the experience from the minute we step out the front door we are living the culture of the Rocky Mountains. Even inside the cabin just open up the oversized screened windows and hear the rush of the river thundering down the canyon.

When I traveled to Europe I was warned to experience the culture not just touch on the monuments. I managed to to that in Europe. If you want to live "Colorado" Seashell cottage will help you to do it.

You don't need to run yourself silly either, Janet and Imtiaz (the proprietors) have the cabin stocked with essentials to fill you needs. The barbeque on the large deck overlooking the river allows you to grill up dinner and enjoy it in the outdoors rather than hop in a car and go sit in a restaurant.

I wholeheartedly recommend Seashell cabin for your next trip to the rockies.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota FL

Lovely Cabin Home !! Such a peaceful and clean place besides the rolling river

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cabin home you have ! Such a peaceful and clean place besides the rolling river. Peaceful in the morning and evening hours. A great location to the beautiful mountains that we enjoyed. I loved being able to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in such a beautiful location. Estes park has changed so much since our honeymoon. Our son loved the hiking, go carts and especially the ATVs. What a blast. Your sea side style made us feel at home- even down to your "sea minerals" soap which we use at our home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schertz, Texas

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved sharing the experience of your "home away from home" cabin and the area especially the Rocky Mountain National Park. Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions. We tried everything, the multiple hikes, the tasty restaurants, and the fun shopping. Thank you too for having the extra special goodies in the cabin ..including the pancake syrup.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Charming Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was a very charming little cabin and we enjoyed our stay very much. The theme of the cabin carried out throughout was so much fun. All of the accommodations were so nicely arranged and easy to use. I could not think of a nicer place to stay at Estes Park

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McLeod, TX

Sitting on the deck was my favorite part

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your cabin and our visit to Estes Park. Sitting on the balcony/deck was my favorite part of the staying here. My husband was fishing in the river. The mountains are beautiful. The birds and chipmunk were fun to watch.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: necessary

Excellent for Fly Fishing enthusiasts. You can fly fish right in front of the cabin. Catch and Release.


We would like to provide you with some of our favorite places to eat, and some ideas of things to do. Please keep in mind, Estes Park is not known for it's exceptional cuisine but these are our families favorites.

Casual Dining

1. The Other Side, upstairs dining/coffee shop - 970-586-2171

2. Nicky's, The Garden Room - 970-596-5376

3. The Sundeck - 970-586-9832

4. Mary's Lake Lodge, Tavern - 970-586-5958

'Better' Dining

Mary's Lake Lodge, The Chalet - 970-586-5958

Nicky's - The Steakhouse - 970-596-5376

The Other Side - Lakeside dining

The Fawn Brook Inn(5 star) in Allenspark - 303-747-2556 (Nationally Acclaimed, 30 minutes away)

Things to do:

1. Hike - Do not miss Bear Lake and the hikes up to the three higher lakes. 3.5 hours.

Wild Basin, located halfway between Estes Park and Allenspark, has a nice hike by waterfalls

2. Rock Climbing - Colorado Mountain School - 970-586-5758

3. Whitewater Rafting - Mountain Whitewater Descents - 970-419-0917 Fort Collins

Rapid Transit Rafting - 970-586-8852

4. Boating on Lake Estes

Lake Estes Marina - 970-586-2011

5. Bicycle Rentals

Colorado Bicycling Adventures - 970-586-4241

Estes Park Mountain Shop - 970-586-6548

6. Horseback Riding Tours(see phone book in Cottage for long list)

National Park Gateway Stable - 970-586-5269

7. Allenspark - Nice visit 30 minutes South of Estes Park. Historic all log town, even the postoffice.

Don't miss the Nationally award winning restaurant 'The Fawn Brook Inn'.

8. Amusement Parks - Estes Park Ride-a-Kart - 970-586-6495

Tiny Town Miniature Golf - 970-586-6333

Fun City - 970-586-2828

9. Fishing - There is great Fly Fishing in rivers all around Estes Park

10. Aerial Tramway, Gondola ride with great mountain views! - 970-586-3675

11. Shop in Town - Fun tourist town with lots of ice cream, fudge and good hiking shoes for sale!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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