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Immaculate, Riverside, 1920's Seashell River Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 360 sq. ft.
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.

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!

Our property is unique as there are not many original 1920's cottages left in the area.

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. From the light fixtures the claw foot tub, you won't find another like it!

Great furniture, appliances, and comfortable mattresses !

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.

We have been renting on 3 properties for the past 10 plus years. See our excellent reviews and feedback from our previous and repeat visitor guests. We provide the best rental experience for our guests.

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.

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. COUPON codes are NOT AVAILABLE on this site but a mechanism of negotiation with us the OWNERS.

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

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.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is 4 guests. This cabin accommodates 2 adults and 2 children comfortably.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Cabin by the River

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Estes Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
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 4.8974357 based on 44 reviews

Perfect Cozy and Quaint Cabin on the Big Thompson River!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the little red cabin. The setting in the woods on the river was simply beautiful. Sitting on the deck with the rushing river sooo close was so peaceful. LOVED the reclining patio chairs. The decor was charming and the cabin had everything we needed. Especially loved the claw foot bath tub and TV’s in three rooms.

Secluded but just minutes from shopping and dining. Cannot wait to go back. Owners very responsive!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga.

Cozy getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was great for our trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was close enough to everything but out of the bustle of the tourist crowd. We enjoyed our setting on the river and the quaint touches of the cabin.

Janet was very responsive and made sure our stay went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Roaring River Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We relaxed on the huge deck while drinking some wine and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Big Thompson river and heard the roar of the water flowing down the canyon. It was a relaxing and off the grid stay disconnected from computers and cell phones. Thank you for the added little amenities. The location was perfect and just a short distance from the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park which has some wonderful restaurants and gift shops. Our time was short but so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgeous setting, Retro feel. Restorative & restful!

  • 5 of 5

Not for the truck and RV crowd, this older cabin is nestled carefully among older cabins evoking a time when birdsong and river rumbling was the only noise of the day. Small but easily negotiated, kitchen, bath, and beds were all perfect. The deck is delightful as you watch your son catch a half-dozen trout while you cook on the grill. Less than two miles north of Estes, so perfect setting for restaurants & Rocky Mountain National Park. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the SeaShell River cabin. It was perfect for our Annivesary get away and close to everything in Estes Park & RMNP!!! We loved the snack basket and all of the hospitality we enjoyed while staying there. We also were able to meet your neighbors next door who were very nice. The whole experience was wonderful! My favorite part was listening to the river outside in the morning and evening! We hope to be back to visit soon!!!

Jodie & Charles

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great few days at Seashell cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a few days. Cabin was great and the area is just wonderful. We had our grandchildren with us and they enjoyed every minute

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Janet Newman Ali at SeaShell River Cabin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Estes Park

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

Thank you for staying in our quaint riverside cabin. It was perfect for our family vacation. We will sure remember the fun times at your cabin and exploring Colorado
Jul 2017
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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