TWO PINES ON SHADY LANE. GUEST WROTE: THIS PLACE IS EVEN BETTER THAN ADVERTISED!

Carol McSwain

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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TWO PINES ON SHADY LANE. GUEST WROTE: THIS PLACE IS EVEN BETTER THAN ADVERTISED!

Special Offer! Special Fall/Winter rates. Special $10 off-off-peak rates! October 16 - March 31

Estes Park House Rental Photos and Description

74 5 star reviews and 5 star guest comments from the guestbook.

74, 5 STAR REVIEWS, 16, 5 STAR GUEST-WRITTEN REVIEWS ON THE VRBO WEBSITE AND 57, 5 STAR GUEST COMMENTS WRITTEN IN OUR GUESTBOOK! LOVELY, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH EXECUTIVE HOME. Our home has an attached tandem two car garage. Open floor plan, light and bright, floor to ceiling windows on three sides of the eat-in kitchen w/ granite counter tops and island, stainless steel appliances, large table with seating for 8. Large island with stainless range with seating for 4. Watch the deer and elk as you enjoy your morning coffee on the deck off the kitchen overlooking one of the elk migration paths in Estes Park. This lovely home is beautifully furnished in rustic elegance, large living room with gas fireplace. Three large bedrooms all located on the main level; master bedroom elegantly furnished with king size bedroom suite; second bedroom with queen size bedroom suite, third bedroom with two twin beds. 5 Star quality, luxurious 100% cotton bedding! All rooms have large area rugs covering the wood floors as well as the ceramic tile floor in office. Ceramic tile and granite in the 4 piece, updated upstairs bathroom with private commode area. Ceramic tile in updated 3 piece bathroom downstairs. 100% cotton rugs in the bathrooms are changed and replaced with fresh rugs for each party. For those who like to take their work with them, fully equipped office with desk, printer, WIFI, recliners,for those who might like to get away for an afternoon of reading or napping. Large family room with sleeper sofa and love-seat, large, flat-screen TV, game table, foosball and even a popcorn machine cart for movie night! Full-size Maytag washer and dryer. Large, tandem two car garage. Beautifully landscaped yard with gorgeous tall pines surrounded by huge rock outcroppings, (the reason for the tandem two car garage) natural stone steps and landscaping. The large backyard can accommodate a game of horseshoes and badminton or whatever. The lovely and private backyard is furnished with a full-size grill, (for my Texas guests who enjoy charcoal bar-b-queing with a little mesquite flavor, the grill is an extra large, combination gas/charcoal grill), picnic tables and seating around the firepit for those chilly summer evenings our mountains are famous for. Our home is located on a quaint lane one block off highway 7, Peak to Peak Scenic Highway, less than a mile from the main street in Estes Park. Scenic golf course located across the street. Located next door is the historic and charming Stone Home. I call it the Hobbit House, complete with curved doorway and windows. WIFI, light and bright, wood floors throughout upper level and family room on the lower level. Moss rock gas fireplace in the living room. No more messy wood! A large, flat-screen TV, with satellite connection in both the family room and living room. Lots of games for family fun in tv console. Attached garage with garage door opener and with the entrance located on the lower level walk-out. All bedrooms come complete with a luggage rack, alarm clock and a fan for those warm nights in addition to the ceiling fans. Sorry, no air conditioning! Fully stocked kitchen has everything you will need during your stay including a coffee maker, popcorn popper, crock pot, iced tea maker, microwave and dishwasher. This beautiful home is elegantly furnished in good taste for your comfort and enjoyment. All bedding, linens and towels furnished. Each bathroom is furnished with a hand-held two-sided mirror, hair dryer and also included are (personalized handmade soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotion) for our guests. Watch the deer and elk graze while surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Easy year-around accessibility. 4-wheel drive not necessary. Personalized keyless code entry for our guests safety and security. No worry about lost keys! Contact owner for special weekly and monthly rates.

For those of you who love to hike and enjoy the outdoors, Rocky Mountain National Park is just a few miles down the road with miles and miles of hiking trails. Explore and enjoy the crystal clear mountain lakes, streams and waterfalls. Gaze upon herds of majestic elk, moose, deer and Rocky Mountain Sheep, foxes, wolves, bears and even the elusive mountain lion. For an afternoon or an entire day, have fun with the children at the Family Fun Center which is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (Giant slide, go carts, water boats, fun, fun, fun!!!). The YMCA of the Rockies is a few miles down the road with wonderful activities for the entire family. Relax in one of the many parks or at one of the outdoor cafes and walk along the picturesque river walk in town. Browse in the countless shops in downtown Estes Park. Enjoy the many restaurants serving something for everyone's taste, from hamburgers to Sushi, desserts and more. Estes Park and the surrounding area offers something for everyone in the family. Our beautiful area is truly an outstanding experience that will give rise to wonderful memories for the entire family! It just doesn't get any better than this! Come! Experience the Rocky Mountains and nature at its finest! Truly, a never to be forgotten vacation.

ALL HIGHWAYS ARE OPEN!! Thank you CDOT and our National Guard!

Military discount: 10%; One night free when reserving one full week, 7 nights. ONLY ONE DISCOUNT PER GUEST.

Sorry no cats! Owner is allergic.

Dogs considered.

Rates quoted based on up to four guests, rates increase with five/six guests; increase with seven/eight guests.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We traveled from Tennessee to enjoy the scenery, the climate and hiking with our daughter and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. At Two Pines we appreciated the fact that you offer a discount to returning guests. The grandkids had a great time and we enjoyed making memories with them. The activities we enjoyed the most were hiking, shopping and the fireworks on the 4th of July.



Tips to future guests: stop and smell the roses!



Our special message to the host: Thank you for sharing your lovely rental home with us. You have done such a great job in decorating it and making it such a wonderful place to stay. Loved your sconces in the entryway. Saw them at Wynbrier home and got them but had them shipped back to TN.
Jun 2014
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Carol McSwain

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Having loved Colorado from the very first time my family and I visited when I was just a young girl, I knew then, that Colorado was where I wanted to live when I grew up. And so, at the age of 20, over 40 years ago, I moved to the place of my dreams.

When my mother would come to visit me during the summers, Estes Park was one place that she wanted to visit each year. Her love of the mountains, especially the charm of Estes Park and the peaceful serenity and beauty the mountains especially Rocky Mountain National Park is something that we both shared. Which is the reason, when I had the chance to purchase Two Pines on Shady Lane, I felt this was one opportunity I just couldn't pass up.

My family and I love to visit Estes park whenever we can. We love our home and the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park not to mention the beauty that surrounds this magical place. This a perfect vacation spot for my family and I believe you will find it to be even better than what you expected as soon as you enter Two Pines on Shady lane.

Carol McSwain purchased this house in 2012

Located on one of several migration paths of the elk, hundreds of which pass through this cozy lane. Elk and deer graze in and around Two Pines and often spend the afternoon resting in the yard. Located just one block off the Peak to Peak Scenic Highway. Here is some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Two Pines offers all the comforts of home with plenty of room for everyone. This home can easily accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Two pines on Shady Lane. Guest wrote: This place is even better than advertised!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Two pines on Shady Lane. Guest wrote: This place is even better than advertised!
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
5

TWO PINES

  • 5 of 5
It was everything I wanted in a home away from home. The place was clean, quiet, comfortable,and roomy. It was truly an enjoyable experience. Thank-you so very much for letting stay at your home. I would book this place again in a minute. It was everything you said it would be and more. It was an absolute pleasure!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your five star review. I am so glad that your stay was such a good experience for you and your entire family. We want all of our guests to leave with the feeling of "wish we could stay a little longer." Thank you again for such a nice review and we hope to see you again, maybe next summer. And don't forget the 10% discount just for taking the time to go to the VRBO website to write this wonderful review.
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Nebraska
5

ENJOYABLE WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our weekend in Estes and our stay at Two Pines. The kitchen / dining area was well appointed and easily accommodated our party of eight adults. Two fawns frequented the back yard and watched us as we ate. The location was ideal for us: just far enough off the main road we did not hear the traffic, and close enough (1 mile) to the edge of the downtown shopping strip. Carol was very hospitable and gracious ... she even shipped to us an item we left behind. Thank you again Carol, for sharing your property with us for our four-day stay in Estes!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed my home. I have worked very hard to make it a comfortable, welcoming and memorable home for my guests. Thank you for writing such a nice review. Hopefully, you will want to stay at Two Pines again in the future, should you venture out this way again. Thank you again and have a great and safe summer.
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Two pines on Shady Lane. Guest wrote: This place is even better than advertised!
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WONDERFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
The "cabin" was perfect for us and our 4 preteen grandkids. The place was so clean, beautifully decorated, plush towels and wonderful beds. The kitchen was great for our meals and it had everything we need. The game room was a hit for movie night. We felt very comfortable in this Home Away from Home. Carol, the owner provided prompt responses to our questions/concerns. We would recommend this property to friends and/or relatives.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to go into the website to write a review. We have worked very hard to make our home a warm, welcoming and memorable place to stay while visiting our beautiful area. So glad that you and your grandchildren had a nice time. And very glad to know that our family room, with its large flat-screen TV and foosball table were a hit with the children. Thank you again for your 5 star review and we hope that, should you venture out this way again in the future, that you will make Two Pines on Shady Lane your home away from home once again. Have a great summer!
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Denver Co
5

THE RAINEYS

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful get away for my kids birthdays! I love how roomy and big the house was, felt like we were at home! The foosball table and the popcorn machine were a major hit with my family :) I would definitely come stay again and would highly recommend it to my family and friends! Thank you for our wonderful stay
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a nice time and to read that the foosball table and the popcorn machine were big hits. I have really worked hard to make Two Pines as comfortable and welcoming as I possibly could. It is good to read that I have accomplished what I set out to do.
Thank you very much. Sincerely,
Carol McSwain
Owner, Two Pines on Shady Lane
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THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place to stay. The cottage was so clean, well decorated and made you feel at home. The owner adds so many small touches to make you feel completely at home and she is wonderful to work with. She is top notch with her customer service skills. The scenery is great and the view of the mountains from the cottage is breath taking. We totally enjoyed our stay in Estes Park and I would highly recommend this cottage to all my friends and relatives if they have the opportunity to visit this area. The perfect cottage to say in!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I look forward to having you and your husband again sometime in the future. Hopefully, the next time you visit our beautiful area, there will be no government shutdown and Rocky Mountain National Park will be open. I felt so bad that you could not visit The Park. You really missed some of the most breathtaking scenery, second to none, in the entire world. Next time... Thank you again for choosing Twin Owls Cottage as your home away from home while celebrating your anniversary.
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Houston, Texas
5

COZY COTTAGE NEAR DOWNTOWN

  • 5 of 5
We are at the end of a 2 month stay in Twin Owls Cottage. It is located about 3/8 miles from downtown which makes for an easy walk to the shops and many activities there. That distance is largely uphill so we had no problems from the 'Great Flood of 2013'! The kitchen is small but well-equipped. The decor is charming. Most of the time it was just my husband and myself. One week another couple was visiting. The cottage is arranged so that we each had privacy when we wanted it.

The owner, Carol, couldn't be more accommodating. We like it so much we have booked another stay for 2014!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to have you both as our guests. I cannot believe that two months have gone by so quickly and that Fall is here already! Have a safe trip back to Texas and best to you both in the coming year. Thank you for making Twin Owls Cottage your choice as your home away from home while vacationing in our beautiful town of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains. I look forward to having you as our guests again next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Denver
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Wondervu - Fall River Road - Hwy. 36
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cross Country
Nearest Golf
0.12 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many restaurants
Car: recommended

Estes Park offers many activities throughout the year. The many festivals throughout the year and all the festivities throughout the Fall and Winter, arts and crafts fairs, so many and so much. Too many to name here, go to The Town of Estes Park website and take a look at the Estes Park Calendar of Events.

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Availability & Rates

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Estes Park House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Special Fall/Winter rates. Special $10 off-off-peak rates!

Special Offer From:
Dates Oct 16, 2014 to Mar 31, 2015

Special off-peak rates. Estes Park-A real life winter wonderland! Christmas week and New Years Eve excluded.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 15 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Off-peak
Oct 16 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 9.7%
Notes Rates depend on number of guests.
Peak rates - May 15 -Oct. 15, 3 night minimum:225.00-up to 4/250.00- 5-6/300.00/7-8
Weekly rates available, refer to owner for details.
HOLIDAYS - PEAK RATES. Off-peak rates: 2 night minimum/$195.00-up to 4/225.00-5-6/250.00-8
9.7% tax, one-time cleaning fee of $150.00, $49.00 damage insurance policy
Military discount: 10%
Rates may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Freezer ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All towels furnished. Each bathroom comes equipped with a hair dryer, hand held mirror, private label hand-made bath soaps, small shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash...just in case.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen size sleeper sofa and twin sleeper love seat.
  • All linens, blankets, etc. furnished. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan in addition to a floor fan. Crib available, must bring own crib sheets and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Convenient in-town location. An easy walk or drive to downtown Estes Park. An amusement park in Estes Park, open during summer months, is great for family fun. Trout fishing, hiking, exploring, shopping, picnicing or relaxing, there is so much to do or doing nothing at all. Relax on the deck and, watch the deer and elk and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is second to none, in and around this historic, picturesque Currier and Ives mountain town. Relax and enjoy the warmth of the charming gas moss rock fireplace. Estes Park has festivals and activities year around. Check the Town of Estes Park, Calendar of Events online to view all year-around planned events and activities. There is something going on almost year around! Personalized keyless entry code for our guests safety and security. Contact owner for weekly/monthly rates. Check out time: 10:00 a.m.
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