Allenspark House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)
Delightful peaceful mountain retreat near Rocky Mountain National Park and the Peak-to-Peak Highway: birder's paradise in a private meadow with pond and creek; 1994 log cabin with open living area, cathedral ceilings, two comfortable bedrooms and a large loft; comfortable furnishings, antiques & oriental rugs; picture windows looking out onto dramatic view of Mt. Meeker/ Long's Peak. Unplug from your daily life. Hike, mountain bike or cross-country ski from the front door; national park trails and horseback riding are 5 minutes away. All conveniences (groceries, movies, shops etc) in Estes Park (10 miles) or Lyons (20 miles). Summer season lodge/ store is 1 mile away (a nice walk or short drive). This is a great writer's retreat or family vacation spot. Many books and games. Eldora Ski Area is about 40 miles away (an hour drive on a scenic road) just outside of Nederland.
The 1400 sf cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, a big deck, woodstove, outdoor firepit, and long driveway that can fit several vehicles. Pond is a magnet for excellent bird and wildlife watching from front windows or deck, with animals and foliage changing from season to season. Occasional moose, elk, coyote or deer visits in the meadow. PLEASE NOTE: Rental calendar is accurate. Inquiries about blocked times may not receive a response.
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- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
We are a family of four from Denver. My husband and I are environmental professionals who enjoy being active outdoors, cooking big meals and playing games with our kids. Our two boys enjoy relaxing in the cabin, finding adventures and hiking/ biking/ playing nearby. We spend summers river rafting and traveling as much as possible.
This is a sort of hidden corner of paradise on the Front Range - only 80 minutes from Denver (45 from Boulder) but very peaceful, dark night sky (stars!) and relatively untraveled, with lots of wildlife and great things to see and do. It's a nice alternative to the I-70 corridor mob scene and not too far from town if you need supplies. Great antique and coffee shops nearby.
Cabin is just four miles (in either direction) from the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Long's Peak Trailhead, and has great hike and bike options out the front door, as well.
This is a quiet community of mostly summer residents, but is great to visit year-round. Ours is one of a few year-round weatherized houses in the area, and is bright and comfortable. The Meeker Park Lodge just up the road is open in the summer, and offers a small shop, square dancing, horseback riding and movies.
Our cabin is one of the newer places in the area - built in 1994 from old logs, with an open floor plan and furnished with antiques and comfortable seating and bedding. The floors on the first floor are all cork, with colorful oriental rugs. The large sitting room and open kitchen/ eating area are the main part of the house, with a high ceiling. Upstairs is a large loft that has a ping-pong table, a writing desk and a sofa-bed and futon. In the rear of the downstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, with tub, shower and a washer/ dryer.
Most of the houses in the area are in the woods. There are fantastic rock formations throughout. Ours was built in a meadow with a pond and creek. From the front picture windows and large deck (also visible from the loft) the views are unparalleled. Both Mt. Meeker (the south side of Long's Peak) and the Twin Sisters area of the national park are visible, and change constantly with the light and the season.