MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, TRANQUILITY, LAUGHTER: THE LAUGHING PLACE!

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, TRANQUILITY, LAUGHTER: THE LAUGHING PLACE!

Drake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 12-13)

Everyone needs a Place to retreat, relax, refresh, rejuvenate. A Place to experience and enjoy. A Place to Laugh with your loved ones. We have a beautiful, peaceful, comfy (1500 sq ft) cabin on the edge of a national forest where the stars are close enough to touch, the wind murmurs over the mountains and through the trees, the wildlife (elk, deer, bear, mountain lions, mountain sheep, coyotes, and hundreds of birds and other small critters) are at home. Yet there is unique shopping, dining and entertainment within easy driving distance. Come Learn new things about the wonders of our world, Love the mountains and crisp mountain air, Laugh often and loudly. Come Learn, Love and Laugh! Everyone Needs a Laughing Place!

Why the Owner Chose Drake: We love this location because it borders Roosevelt National Forest, giving us abundant space, quiet and peaceful tranquility. It is conveniently located close to the beauty and majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is a unique community we enjoy visiting all year round.

We come here to retreat: rest, rejuvenate, reconnect. Our children bring friends. Our family reunions happen here. Long weekends here are highly anticipated. The days are spectacular and we love to spend the quiet evenings reading, snoozing, visiting, playing games, working puzzles, Laughing! We hope you find this little spot in the mountains as special as we do.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just wanted to let you know how nice of a stay we had and hope to make the

trip again. You are truly blessed to be able to routinely visit such a

magical place



Hope to visit again soon and completely agree everyone needs a laughing

place
Dec 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
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Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
5

TRAVELER/KID FRIENDLY AND SO HOMEY!

  • 5 of 5
You know how there are some "rentals" you walk into and it feels like a rental...well this place isn't one of those! Honestly, if I could have shrunk the house, packed it up, taken it home with me and inflated it when we got back to Illinois, I would have. Of course, the views would have been back in Colorado:) Easily sleeps up to 12, wonderful kitchen/ eating area, nice bathrooms, 2 separate living room areas (one w/ TV and one w/out TV) and like I said so homey! If you are not looking for the Ritz-Carlton, but just a very cozy, relaxing, nice, fun, clean property to stay at, you will not be disappointed! By the way, I search vrbo all the time, and the price for this place for what you get is awesome..other places will cost more and probably will not be this nice or this spacious. Not sure if this is addressed in any other reviews, but we were glad to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle going up and down to the cabin. if you decide to stay here, you would be glad to have one too! So thankful to the Jeffers for sharing this amazing place with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a different view of the Laughing Place - fresh eyes giving a description is always helpful. Sorry you felt the need for the 4-wheel drive - it is a bit bumpy at times - depending a lot on the weather, but we go up and down all the time in our Honda accord or minivan. Just have to take it slow on the bumps & sometimes the road is freshly repaired and a breeze! Your comments in our guestbook were so encouraging and we loved the little drawing left by your daughter. So glad everyone had a good time. Thanks for coming and come back!
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337554
+1 970 302-8638
Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time. Anything you wanted, it was there. We had a great time hiking and playing horseshoes. The kids had a great time exploring. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of Colorado Heaven with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family had a great time at the Laughing Place! One of my favorite things about it is that a family (or group) can be perfectly content to just hang out there - taking hikes from the front steps, climbing on the rocks, exploring, napping in the hammock, playing horseshoes.... the list goes on! And it is so close to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, you can go for just part of the day. We look forward to having you visit us again at the Laughing Place!
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337554
+1 970 302-8638
Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
Hiawatha, IA
5

WONDERFUL PLACE FOR FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was perfect for our needs. We had a small family reunion up there and it couldn't have been better. We spent a lot of time in Rocky Mountain National Park which was only about a 25 min drive. We also did a fair amount of hiking right there. I would highly recommend it and plan to stay there again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the Laughing Place and the surrounding area. We appreciated your communication with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337554
+1 970 302-8638
Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
Middletown, Ohio, USA
5

A GREAT CABIN AND FULLY STOCKED

  • 5 of 5
Litterally, if you just brought 1 change of clothes you could have stayed there a whole month. This cabin is fully loaded! The location and view were amazing! The drive up the mountain is well worth it. There is tons of room for visiting guests or a larger family. We really enjoyed our time there!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337554
+1 970 302-8638
Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
Holton, Indiana
5

WEDDING VISIT

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so very much for making available the "Laughing Place" We had the most wonderful experience with family and friends all in to attend my son's wedding at Ellis Ranch. The house was absolutely wonderful and made for a very comfortable and enjoyable week. Everything we needed was available and there was plenty of space and opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves. Many of us are already hoping to make a return visit in the future. We were especially pleased with the location and bordering the Roosevelt National Forest. It made for a feeling of solitude and wonderful peacefulness. We were blessed with a beautiful rainbow on our last evening which just seemed to verify how special our time there had been. Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
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Drake Rocky Mountain National Park
Illinois
5

MOST AMAZING RENTAL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for letting us stay at your amazingly beautiful property. This house was more than we could have ever imagined. The space was plenty, the view was breathtaking and the owners were graciously welcoming. We could not have picked a better spot to spend our family vacation. There were 10 of us staying at this house and there was plenty of room to accommodate us all. Oh and the owner has the house stocked with everything you have at your home and more, the only thing you need to bring is your food, your personal toiletries and clothes, that's it!!! If I haven't said enough...this was an amazing vacation spot and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves:)
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at the Laughing Place! Ten of you left our home in excellent condition and the note you left reflected the good time you had. We sure hope you will come back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Denver International Airport, Denver CO (DEN)
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I-25 and U.S. 34
Car: necessary

Roosevelt National Forest: Hike Out - Hike In! Miles of mountains, streams, rocks, trees, & wildlife

Gone Fishing? Fishing was excellent in the North Fork and in the Big Thompson Rivers prior to the disastrous flooding in September of 2013. As soon as the rivers are re-established, the fish will return. There is lake fishing in Estes Park and the rivers and lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park: Voted #2 in Top Ten Outdoor and Adventure Destinations in the World by Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice Awards 2010

Denver metropolitan area, Ft Collins, Loveland, Estes Park - All are excellent daytrip destinations!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Mini Golf

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Availability & Rates

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Drake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$155
$1,015
$3,500
 
 
Winter 2014
Jan 5 2015 - May 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
$1,015
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,470
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes Pet Fees are charged PER DOG. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Drake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink outside Toilet Room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor
    4-Poster Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Big Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Queen Bed: Three Queens - 1 on main floor, 2 upstairs. Twin/Single Bed: Two Twin beds with Trundles; Trundles stay near the floor - good for younger children. Bunk Bed: The Quietest Room in the Place! Child Bed: Pack-n-Play, High Chair, Child Gates available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Please BBQ on the Grill -- Open Fires are occasionally banned due to danger of forest fire. Telephone: Bring your own long distance card. No cell phone service. Pet Friendly: Dogs OK with Owner's Permission ($15/night/dog + $100/dog deposit). Smoking Not Allowed: No Smoking Allowed Indoors OR OUTDOORS! There is too much risk of forest fire. Please Smoke In Your Vehicle! Kid's games, puzzles, books. DVD and VHS players. The Hammock is a Kid Magnet - unless Dad is snoozing or Mom is reading out there!
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