CHARMING AND COZY MOUNTAIN RETREAT!

Kimberley Hattem

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Red Feather Lakes Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2BD/1BA W/ Bunk House can sleep 6 Nestled between 2 beautiful lakes!

Nestled in the woods between 2 beautiful lakes lies Blue Bird Bungalow. This charming and cozy cabin is located about 50 minutes north of Fort Collins in a beautiful aspen and pine forest in the mountains. It is a perfect for family getaways or a couple's retreat. Blue Bird Bungalow is easily accessible year round. Each season provides its own charm. Winter activities, including ice skating, cross country skiing and tubing, are available at the nearby Beaver Meadows Resort (20 min). Ice fishing on Lake Dowdy is sure to be a treat!

The spring brings wildflowers, trees beginning to bloom, hummingbirds, warm sunshine followed by crisp nights. Brilliantly changing leaves and crisp mountain air provide the perfect autumn setting for scenic drives along the Poudre River...one of the most famous fall color sighting areas. Summers are simply spectacular with great hikes, fishing and family campfires complete with S' mores while star gazing from the front deck!

The bungalow has been completely remodeled since purchasing it in 2010. It is very clean and well kept. New appliances and bathroom fixtures keep the cabin feeling updated but not to modern to lose the rustic, cozy charm you'll feel inside.

For those times when you are stuck inside, there's plenty to do: Satellite TV, DVD and Play Station, a variety of DVDs for kids and adults, a pub table for playing cards or other games. The many windows help to bring the light and outside in! The brightness provides a feeling of being outside and watching the elements while remaining cozy inside!

There is a master bedroom (Queen bed) with a connected completely re-done large bathroom. There is a small bedroom with a twin bed. The two sofas in the main living area both make into Queen size beds as well.

The mountain-based decor and the cabinetry in the house give it a warm, cozy feeling throughout. Our large kitchen is equipped with all of the utensils you're accustomed to cooking with and more! Talk to the cook or play games from the eat-in-kitchen area. Enjoy your day outdoors, relax with your favorite beverage on the deck and prepare your meals on the grill for a delicious evening. There is a fireplace on the main deck as well as a fire pit on the side of property behind bunk house. There is plenty of room for the kids to roam on our 1 acre parcel... plenty of rock out croppings to hike on and horseshoes to play! There is a storage shed located behind the main house for all of your fishing equipment or outdoor toys!

The bunkhouse provides extra sleeping for older children or extended family/friends... There is a double bed for the bottom bunk and a twin bed on top... You can easily fit another twin blow up bed on the floor!

Blue Bird Bungalow is located 50 minutes north of Fort Collins in Red Feather Lakes, at nearly 9,000 feet elevation. We are located just on the backside of Lake Dowdy public day use area... a quick stroll from the cabin. There is another private lake to the West, Lake Letitia... has a nice trail around it also. This is a PRIVATE fishing lake so better to stick with fishing on Lake Dowdy...they do patrol frequently! You can use this lake to canoe or kayak on, but they have strict fishing guidelines.

The town of Red Feather Lakes is just 2.5 miles from Blue Bird Bungalow, and it's surrounded by rock outcroppings and picturesque lakes. It's a fun little mountain town with a small library, post office, general stores, ice cream parlor, and art gallery. Also close by is Fox Acres Country Club, ranked among the top ten semi-private courses in the country, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kimberley Hattem

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We are the Hattem Family of 5! We have 3 VERY active children in sports, so rather than letting our cabin sit empty and lonely, we would love to share it with your family! We live down the road in Ft. Collins and love to escape to this area, when we get a chance. As you know when children get older those opportunities get fewer and fewer... Enjoy nature with your little ones while you can, and enjoy our lovely little cabin!

Kimberley Hattem purchased this bungalow in 2010

We chose this cabin because of the property location, as well as the close proximity to our primary residence. We saw so much potential and rustic charm in it. We have completely re-done the inside to make it feel updated with nice amenities, while keeping the rustic simpleness it had. We wanted a place to just escape and relax without having to worry about managing a home too large in size that we were spending our whole time cleaning! Our goal was to provide a place for our children to escape and enjoy being kids! We loved the property that this home was located on so we felt we could spread out and enjoy nature without getting in a car!

We are located 50 minutes to downtown Ft. Collins and all of the activities they offer in the summer time... We are also 20 minutes to Beaver Meadows which offers a variety of activities every season of the year! We have great cafes, hiking trails and everything else accessible in between. Make sure to visit the quaint town of Red Feather Lakes, the library and Gnome Road by Lake Hiawatha. Sure to delight the kids!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Boulder CO
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RELAXING STAYCATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and i really enjoyed a short staycation at this charming cabin... Comfortable bed made for a good night sleep, a well stocked kitchen supported yummy BBQs and the fireplace on the deck rounded out the day for relaxing and peaceful evenings. Cabin was a short walk to Dowdy Lake - Fly Fishing from shore was productive until the wind started. All in all, a good VRBO property with responsive and friendly owners - we would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Greeley, Colorado
5

MOUNTAIN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the bungalow. Cozy and very quiet. We caught lots of fish and crawfish. Saw lots of wildlife. Enjoyable relaxing time. We will rent again next summer.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Lafayette, CO, USA
4

PERFECT BIRTHDAY GET-AWAY

  • 4 of 5
The cabin was clean and cozy. We cooked and relaxed. There were 2 lakes walking distance from the cabin which we enjoyed. We do not fish, but it's a great place if you do. There is also a buddhist temple just 10 miles away and we did visit there. The only bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom so it is not great for larger groups. For a couple it was perfect. The water was a bit discolored and we had to use space heaters for heat, but that was not a problem. The bed was so comfortable ~ probably the best sleep I've had in years! There were multiple places to have a fire, however, the weather did not cooperate for us so we did not get to enjoy that feature. We had tv, but there was not internet connection. We would definitely return. The owner was very kind and accommodating. Overall, a very nice place to stay!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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RELAXING AND GREAT FOR THE KIDS!

  • 5 of 5
My family recently stayed at the Red Feather Cabin and had an excellent time! The home was very clean and felt comfortable for everyone in my family and access to Dowdy Lake was great!!! Our goal was to avoid the car during the entire stay and we did it (save for driving to buy the fishing license!). We grilled, sat at the fire place, walked, fished... We were delighted by the group of games available at the home and the fire place on the front deck. Local residents were friendly and overall, we did not want to leave! It is hard to find suggestions to improve the stay although we did not know if we could rent a boat anywhere in the area. We will certainly return to the cabin and we fell in love with the Red Feather area!!! This is an excellent home and area for little kids and our four year old did not want to leave at the end of the stay. The owners were very easy to reach via email and seemed to think of everything we might need in the house. Thanks for the sharing the home with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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FIRST TIME VISITING

  • 4 of 5
Great Cabin, perfect for our family. The entire property was beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with all the spices and cooking needs you could imagine. All we needed to bring was food from town. The drive from Fort Collins was faster than I expected.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
South Central Nebraska
5

CLAYTON

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location near Dowdy Lake. Great fishing. Cozy cabin and relaxing atmosphere. The weather was beautiful. We hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver Airport or Cheyene Airport
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
I-25
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Dowdy
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pot Belly
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snowy Range or Steamboat Springs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fox Acres Private Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sportsman's Cafe
Car: necessary

Red Feather Lakes is located 50 miles Southwest of Fort Collins, Colorado and 10 miles south of the Wyoming border. Red Feather Lakes is surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest with the private land being intermingled with that of the federal forest land. The area was first settled in the 1870's by the John Hardin family. The area is now home to many year round residents as well as the favorite vacation spot for people from many states. Red Feather Lakes can be accessed by driving north from Fort Collins on highway 287 for 20 miles to the Red Feather Lakes highway then turning west on the Red Feather Lakes highway. Red Feather Lakes is a small mountain village that boasts several restaurants, stores, rental cabins as well as an elementary school, library and a post office. There are current DVDs available for rental at the grocery store in town.

Red Feather Lakes and the surrounding area is home to abundant wildlife including deer, elk, bear, mountain lions, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, marmots, and a litany of wild birds. The mountains and meadows support a variety of mountain flowers, pine and aspen. Among the attractive features of the area are the many large rock formations that are dotted with vegetation.

There is an abundancy of lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails in an around the area. Check with local city authorities for the fishing and ATV restrictions and areas for public use. Lake Dowdy and Lake Bellaire are two of our favorite and closest public fishing areas. Almost all of the lakes have walking paths around the entire lake. There are several trail heads for the more adventurous hiker. Red Feather Lakes also has large rock out croppings for climbing and repelling. You can rent or bring your own canoes or kayaks to put on any of the many surrounding lakes. Fly fishing is available on lakes as well as a short drive up to the Poudre River.

There are several good local eateries within close proximity to the cabin. A full list, map and phone numbers will be left inside the cabin for your use.

Golfing is sometimes available at the prestigious Fox Acres Country Club, you will need to call for details... Red Feather itself has a small pitch and putt course located just off of the highway. Free to use at anytime!

There is whitewater rafting available back down the canyon on the North edge of Ft. Collins... there are multiple companies to choose from and all will provide equipment and transportation to the site. It would be an approx. 40 minute drive from cabin.

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Availability & Rates

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Red Feather Lakes Bungalow Rental Rates

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Summer Rates
Jul 8 - Aug 28
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$155
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Labor Day Rates
Aug 29 - Sep 2
3 night minimum stay
$160
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$160
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Fall Rates
Sep 3 - Oct 13
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$155
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Memorial Week Rates
May 22 - May 26
3 night minimum stay
$160
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$160
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Early Summer Rates
May 27 - Jun 29
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$160
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4th of July Week
Jun 30 - Jul 7
3 night minimum stay
$160
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$160
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Rates are subject to change w/out notice until your stay is confirmed.
PLEASE read through the cancellation policy as well as rental agreement and potential fees before signing agreement.
Please note there is a cleaning fee and the cabin will be cleaned in it's entirety before new guest arrive each time.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Red Feather Lakes Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely redone and large!
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen , Queen Size Sofa Beds in Living Room
    Bunkhouse - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkhouse is located right next to main cabin
  • Bedroom 2 does not have a closet or a door only accommodates a twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
You will find all you need right here in the Blue Bird Bungalow! Enjoy your relaxing time and just sit back and enjoy nature and all that it has to offer... Please fill out our guest book and let us know how you liked your stay, or how we can improve upon your stay for your next visit or the future visits of others! Thank you for choosing our accommodations!
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