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Log Home With Outstanding Snow Capped Mountain View

Carriage Hills, Estes Park, CO, USA
  • Cabin1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy breathtaking snow capped mountain views of the Mummy Range, Mount Meeker, and Twin Sisters from this beautifully decorated log home known as 'Moose Mountain Lodge' (license # 3069). This near new home is located on a 'very peaceful' 1.5 acre property with numerous ponderosa pines and rock outcroppings. Wildlife abounds, including elk, deer, coyotes, bobcats, and the occasional bear. The lodge boasts a floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace, log beams, vaulted wood ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy panoramic views of the snow capped Mummy Range from the kitchen and dining area; leather sofas in the great room; the spa; the log swing on the covered porch; and the log rockers, sofa, or log bed in the loft.

Moose Mountain is a wonderful 3 bedroom(2-queen, 1-double + sofa sleeper) 3 bath home, that offers great extras: a gas grill, wireless high speed internet, 46' HDTV, Dolby surround sound system, cable with HBO, DVD, CD, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher. electric range/oven and microwave oven, and a washer and dryer. A ping pong table on the lower level provides some friendly competitive action for guests. After hiking or snowshoeing adventures in Rocky Mountain, you'll really enjoy soaking in the hot tub and then curling up in front of the fire on the reclining sofas for a movie in surround sound.

Moose Mountain Lodge is furnished with antiques, log beds, quilts, books and board games, and original wildlife paintings for a true mountain lodge experience. A 400 sq. ft. covered porch, complete with log rockers and a log swing, as well as a separate deck with a 6 person hot tub provide incredible outdoor living areas. This very secluded property located in Estes Park is only minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Estes Park. Moose Mountain offers so much, but it is truly the tranquility of the property that provides your perfect mountain get away.

We are insured and licensed as a legal vacation rental home in Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, #27520352-0000. We comply with the vacation rental regulations and codes of Estes Park which includes a maximum of 8 guests.

Moose Mountain will steal your heart and leave you yearning for a return visit.

Keywords: Log home with extraodinary mountain views



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Why Mitzi chose Carriage Hills

Scenery and Serenity! Wildlife and wild flowers abound. If you want a get-a-way from the rat race and the noise of the city you have just found the perfect place - it doesn't get better than this! We are only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, yet only minutes from downtown Estes and all the shops and restaurants.

What makes this Cabin unique

Some properties say they have mountain views. Well, there are mountain views then there are "Snow Capped" mountain views with elevations ranging from 12,000' - 14,000'. When you stay at Moose Mountain Lodge, you get real "Snow Capped" mountain views. When we decided to search for property to build a second home, our prerequisite was snow capped views. We also wanted nearby mountain hiking trails, nearby grocery store, restaurants and social activities. We found the ideal acreage that had the mountain views. trees (over 100 mature ponderosa pines) with rock outcroppings to for that total mountain experience. We found this all in Estes Park. We are also a legally licensed vacation rental home in Estes Park. We are legally required to collect and pay sales tax to the state of Colorado. However, since our property is located just outside the city limits of Estes Park, we are not required to collect and pay the Estes Park city sales tax, only the state of Colorado sales tax. This will save you money for a meal at one of many restaurants.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, This is a double sleep sofa, located in loft
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Main floor bedroom referred to as 'American Room'
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Main floor bedroom referred to as 'Native American Room'
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, This bedroom is a loft suite
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, A bonus lower level room - not part of listed bedroom count
      • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) and an additional queen bed in the unfinished basement bedroom


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, This is located on main floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, This is located in the loft suite
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Located in the basement
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Although we are located in a secluded and quiet location, we are only a 10 minute drive to downtown Estes Park and all the major shops and restaraunts.
        • Monument View
        • Mountain View
          Outstanding views of snow-covered Mummy range from great room, loft, deck & porch, also views of Mount Meeker and Twin Sisters peaks from other rooms and property.
        • Resort
          Estes Park combined with Rocky Mountain National Park is considered a resort location. Combine this with our cozy cabin/lodge atmosphere, you cannot choose a better location for a memorable vacation.
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                      12 GB
                    • Fireplace
                      Moss rock fireplace with hearth and log mantle.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High speed wireless internet is included in package.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      For your private use
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Great room w/fireplace with Moose mount
                    • Parking
                      For maximum of three vehicles
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Off street parking for up to 3 vehicles.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels provided for eight guests, for indoor use and separate towels for the outdoor hot tub/spa.
                    • Washing Machine
                      For your private use
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless internet throughout the entire house


                        • Kitchen
                          Completely furnished kitchen, including pots, pans, casserole dishes, place settings for 8, kitchenware, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot and more.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisineart 8 cup coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete set of dishes, glasses, wine glasses and silverware.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Ultra quiet, stainless steel dishwasher.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Blender, crock pot, roasters, pots and pans are included.
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless steel microwave oven.
                        • Oven
                          Stainless steel oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel refrigerator with freezer and ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Stainless steel electric glass range and oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Numerous books for your reading pleasure.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Numerous board games, puzzles and decks of cards.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Surrond sound system
                                • Television
                                  46" HDTV
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Large covered porch complete with log rockers and log swing.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      18 hole and 9 hole executive course both located within two miles of the lodge.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak and canoe in Lake Estes - only two miles away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Natural grasses and wild flowers abound.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane gas grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Eldora ski resort located only 45 minutes away. Discounted ski passes and ski gear can be rented at several vendor locations within Estes Park.


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              6 person hot tub, private setting with outstanding snow-capped mountain views, new in 2013.


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Cozy & warm log home on 'very quiet' 1.5 acre lot, Spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, Many Ponderosa pine trees, Rock outcroppings, Large covered porch, Elk, Deer, & Coyotes seen daily from inside cabin; Furnished with log beds and antique furniture, Wood & ceramic tiled floors, Wildflowers abound

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  114 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A Sweet Blessing!

                                                                  Tim and TamiWillard, Oh

                                                                  My husband, our 14 year old neice, and I enjoyed a beautiful week at Moose Mountain Lodge, May 31st - June 5, 2011. We have booked vacation homes through VRBO several times and have always been pleased, but Moose Mountain was among the BEST we've rented!

                                                                  Our top priority when booking was "the view", and we were not disappointed - it was spectacular! The first evening we sat in the hot-tub on the back deck and watched a glorious sunset over the snow-capped mountain range. As we were getting out of the hottub just after dark, my neice spotted an owl in the top of a pine tree, "welcoming" us to Moose Mountain. That was the first of our wildlife viewing for the week. The next morning, we were thrilled to wake up and look out the wall of windows to see the mountains and watch deer grazing in the yard.

                                                                  This home was immaculately clean when we arrived and obviously very well maintained. It is very well appointed with everything we needed for cooking some meals, doing laundry, watching movies, playing games, and of course, the hottub, as I mentioned! The location was ideal for our needs. We loved being "out" enough to have a view, but also the convenience of being able to run into town within a matter of minutes for restaurants and shopping. Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short drive (maybe 20 minutes?) away.

                                                                  Just the three of us had way more than enough room in this house! We could have chosen a smaller home, but the ammenities at Moose Mountain were just what we were looking for and we're so glad we chose it.

                                                                  We checked out on Sunday morning and had a two and 1/2 day drive back to Ohio. The day after we got home, we had our security deposit back in the mail! That impressed us!

                                                                  Thanks, Randy and Mitzi, for sharing your beautiful mountain retreat with us - it's surely a blessing too sweet to keep to yourselves!

                                                                  Tim and Tami Ledford, Willard, OH

                                                                  Lovely home

                                                                  Lori D.Colorado Springs

                                                                  Beautiful home in a beautiful area.

                                                                  Absolutely fantastic

                                                                  Cathryn B.

                                                                  Beautiful property that was perfect for our four generation group of seven. Very clean, the kitchen has everything cooks need, the fireplace is great and the location with its stunning views was the best. Better pillows would be my only suggestion for improvement and we hope to return soon.

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  Thank you for your remarks and candid recommendation. Ironically, we already had high grade pillows and replacement sheets (1200 thread count) on order to be replaced when we come out next week. You will be able to enjoy them when you make your return visit.

                                                                  Rand7 & Mitzi

                                                                  Mountain Views and Wildlife Paradise

                                                                  Tim and Stephanie B.Charlotte, NC

                                                                  Our family of six loved this home. Perfect location. Close to everything, but with privacy and views that are second to none. Owners very friendly and quick to respond. Had everything we needed, even the crock pot and tea picture. It was very windy and very cold for a greater portion of our stay, but this home stayed warm and toasty. The only suggestion I could make is possibly a humidifier would be a nice addition because the air was pretty dry. Ping pong table was great feature for our children. Small herd (8-10) of mule deer in the yard every day. Huge herd (80-100) of elk roaming the neighborhood every day and we drove out to West Hwy 34 in Loveland and saw 14 big horn sheep! Also, we named the moose over your fireplace...He is now Fred;) Thank you for everything. We can tell this home is a piece of your heart and are thankful that you shared it with us. Would absolutely stay here again!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Tim & Steph,

                                                                  We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the wildlife also obliged. We also want to thank you for respecting our home during your stay. We have considered installing a humidifier several times but we decided against it given the negative experiences we have had with them in our full time home. We hope to have you back as return guests.

                                                                  Randy & Mitzi

                                                                  Beautiful house with stunning views.

                                                                  Jill R.

                                                                  Loved loved it!!

                                                                  Beautiful and Clean!

                                                                  melissa e.

                                                                  The overall impression is wonderful! The wildlife is incredible and the views are stunning! The proximity to the town and Rocky Mountain State Park cannot be beat! It is a quiet neighborhood and great for star gazing. We enjoyed playing pingpong and the kitchen and bedrooms are well equipped. I felt the home was kept so clean which is important when traveling with children in the middle of flu season.


                                                                  Carriage Hills, Estes Park, CO, USA

                                                                  Looking for recommended restaurants or guided hiking and rafting tours, horse back riding or fishing guides? Estes Park has numerous choices but Moose Mountain Lodge recommends some of our favorites: Restaurants Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse 820 Moraine Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-577-RIBS (7427) www.smokindavesq.com El Mex-Kal – Authentic Mexican Food 160 1st Street Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-4377 elmex-kal.com Sweet Basilico – Made to order Italian 430 Prospect Village Dr. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-3899 www.sweetbasilico.com Twin Owls Steakhouse 800 MacGregor Ave Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-9344 twinowls.net Rock Cut Brewing Company – Great locally made craft beer 390 W. Riverside Dr Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-7300 rockcutbeer.com Hiking, Biking, & Rafting Suggested Hikes in Rock Mountain National Park Kirk’s Mountain Adventures – Guided Hikes & Adventures 230 E. Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-577-0790 Colorado Bicycling Adventures 970-586-4241 Rapid Transit Rafting 161 Virginia Dr. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-577-RAFT (7238) Mountain Whitewater Descents 888-855-8874 Horseback Riding & Fishing Sombrero Ranches 1895 Big Thompson Ave aka Highway 34 Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-4577 Estes Angler 338 W. Riverside Dr. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-2110 Kirk’s Fly Shop 230 E. Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-577-0790

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  OUR RENTAL RATE IS BASED ON PAYMENT BY CHECK. We have a minimum three night stay with the exception of the Thanksgiving week with a four night minimum; Christmas period with a 7 night minimum and our peak summer season which has a Saturday check-in and Saturday check-out, with a 7-day minimum stay. Check with us for rates for broken dates on the calendar. Special rates may apply due to certain circumstances. Rental rate is subject to change until dates are confirmed. RENTAL AGREEMENT AND RENTAL RULES: A Rental Agreement, including our Rental Rules will be sent to our renters for a signature at the time you choose to rent our property. This signed rental agreement, which includes full legal name, complete home address, home phone number, cell phone number and alternate cell number is required to complete the rental booking process. A signature is also required on the rules page. We also require a copy of the renter's driver's license. CANCELLATION POLICY: The reservation deposit will be returned, less a $100 booking fee for cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date and we refill the dates that were reserved. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, will result in a forfeiture of the full reservation deposit. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. If a cancellation is due to illness after the cancellation time period has expired, we would be happy to rebook to a date of your choosing in the future, for an equal time period rate. Travel insurance is available, separately through VRBO, if you are concerned about any cancellation charges. The reservation will be considered cancelled if the second payment due is not received 30 days prior to check in

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