The Indiana Women
Submitted: August 2, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We cannot thank the home owners of Bear Ridge Retreat enough for sharing their exquisite, professionally decorated, and immaculately maintained home filled with every amenity that one could imagine during our vacation. Staying at this home was truly staying at a luxury mountain home! There was not a single thing omitted.
We are group of eleven women - several retired teachers, retired school secretaries, retired librarian, 4 active teachers, and one administrator who travel somewhere new each summer. We all agree that this has been our absolute best trip bar none!
Among the many highlights of the home that we enjoyed was our evening grilling out. The kitchen is fit for filming a Paula Deen show. It has modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, with indoor and outdoor dining. It was better than home with the fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, and again everything that one would need. The front porch provided a beautiful setting for wine in the evenings and coffee in the morning.
In addition, the home has plenty of room with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. I cannot forget to mention the immaculate well kept hot tub with a view....awesome!
Having a full size washer and dryer available for the renters was also a wonderful feature.
Being as though the Olympics kicked off during our stay I must admit we had the best Olympic party in Estes. With the 3 flat screen TV's - one being quite large in the basement with a surround sound system provided great seating for all of us to enjoy the opening ceremonies together. Again, top notch!
The home's location to the Rocky Mountain National Park was perfect for hiking. The home owners even provided a large first aide kit and a mini one for hiking...nothing is left out here! In addition it is very close to town for shopping the quaint shops of downtown Estes as well as getting to the grocery store. We also enjoyed dining at the Tavern of Mary's Lake Lodge which had live music and excellent food.
Thank you again to the homeowners for the opportunity to rent from you during our stay. Our trip was filled with many memories. The house is a dream! The home owners hospitality is beyond words. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to vacation in Estes Park, Colorado....don't miss the chance to stay at Bear Ridge Retreat. It is an experience that you certainly don't want to miss. Thank you again home owners...you have earned every star available from us!!!
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