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The Wild Creek Lodge

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Colorado custom log home situated on 20 isolated acres on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park and the North St. Vrain Creek.

With Mount Meeker towering overhead there is convenient access to trails leading up to waterfalls, high mountain lakes and fields of wildflowers. Hiking downstream one can fish for wild native trout through a protected 10 mile canyon. Otherwise sit beside the roaring creek and read, write or paint amongst the deer, elk, ouzel and fluttering aspen.

Walk back through the woods to the lodge and join the folks who never left the cozy Tulakivi fireplace surrounded by ancient Ingelman Spruce and vaulted ceiling gazing out onto the forest and fourteen thousand foot Mt. Meeker. Enjoy barbeque on the sun-bathed deck or quietly around the candlelit table while the kids rampage downstairs on the bunks, play ping-pong, watch movies, play in the tipi, play basketball, toss horseshoes or jump on the trampoline.

Fall asleep to the sound of tumbling waters and a canopy of stars.

Awaken to the pink hues of dawn cascading down the sleeping Mountain.

After several days of wilderness experience, drive 20 minutes into the resort town of Estes Park and enjoy the full fare of entertainment. Drive further over the highest continuous road in the country which traverses the Continental Divide and drops down into the Colorado River basin and Grand Lake. Enjoy all that the Rockies have to offer on the Colorado River and National Park trails. Return home to our lodge in Wild Basin by way of Mary's Lake, Baldpate Inn, Eagle Plume's Cabin and St. Malo's Chapel on the Rock. Settle back into this cozy log hideaway and enjoy the perfect Rocky Mountain holiday you'll want to relive.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
jonathan ward, md
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About jonathan ward, md

Retired physician who enjoys family time, hiking and fishing at the Lodge.

jonathan ward, md purchased this cabin in 1996

Why jonathan ward, md chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Quiet wilderness experience with all the comforts of home.

What makes this cabin unique

Blissful sanity.

Listening to the river.

Amenities

Allenspark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into a third king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • port-a-crib and high chair available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
basketball, trampoline, tipi, fishing, hiking

Reviews

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The Wild Creek Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Lawrence, KS
5

Summer Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was in perfect location, about 20 minutes from downtown Estes Park and a private location next to roaring river on plenty of land to explore. Everybody enjoyed being able to hear the river at night to fall asleep to. Kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed for our meals. We loved the sitting area off the kitchen to watch all the humming birds outside the window. Kids loved the ping pong table and movies and games downstairs. Saw deer and foxes while on the property. Owner was great and made a point to make sure he introduced himself. The cabin was perfect and we cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa
5

The C Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

With 27 family members, four generations, and three States--Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa--represented, the Crocker Family Reunion of 2014 in Allenspark, CO, was nothing short of incredible. Staying at both the Wild Creek Lodge and the Copeland Institute, the location, activities, vistas, and accommodations exceeded our expectations and delighted us in every way. Specific to Wild Creek Lodge: the ever present hummingbirds captivated our attention; the bedding was quite comfortable; the dining and family room and kitchen were perfect for the morning starts, conversation and late-night merriment; we loved sleeping and waking up to the sound of the raging creek; and the backwoods location was ideal for identifying with the Colorado wilderness, yet close enough to RMNP, Estes Park, Boulder, and Denver for all to enjoy. Thank you for greeting us upon our arrival, as well as being close at hand if needed. Staying at your home was indeed a splendid time and a wonderful experience!

Warmly,

The Cs

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, TX
5

Summer vacation in Colorado

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property. The isolated privacy alongside the crashing water of the mountain creek make a perfect place to relax and just enjoy the outdoors. The cabin has plenty of room for family (3 kingsize beds and 4 bunkbeds) with extra space in a large downstairs family room if needed. The dining area was great for all 9 of my family to enjoy meals together. The location is convenient for RMNP and doing touristy things in Estes Park. My family enjoyed every minute.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Dream.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at this wonderful home and loved every moment! The Wards put up a Christmas tree for us to decorate and even provided Christmas plates. We played lots of games, walked down the the creek, hiked, baked Christmas cookies, talked and laughed. It was everything we hoped it would be. If you stay here you will not be dissappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful vacation for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our group included my husband and I, our four children and their spouses, fiancee, and boyfriend and our granddaughter, 18 months. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and had a lovely time with our family. No TV, no cell phones . . . we did puzzles, played games and hiked in the national park. We made great meals in the wonderful kitchen which had everything we needed. One morning we had a visit of a moose family which circled the cabin - so exciting. It was great to have a playpen, high chair, and backpack for our granddaughter. We had no idea what to expect as we have never done anything like this before . . . it was perfect to unwind and have quality family time. The listing on vrbo.com was completely accurate - the photos shown online portrayed the warmth we felt while we were there. It was clean - and the owner was helpful as was the person who let us in and showed us around upon our arrival. Definitely we would recommend this to people. We were a little nervous that Rocky Mountain National Park wouldn't be opened during the shutdown but thanks to the State of Colorado, we were able to get in and do some hiking. Before our family arrived, my husband and I checked out the little restaurant in Allenspark - awesome breakfast. Our children were equally impressed with the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, tx
5

Beyond excellent!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to describe this wonderful cabin. We had 3 generations, including a 2 month old. Our 2 1/2 yr old grand daughter loved everything from the teepee, trampoline to the creek. We had unusually warm days, but always a nice breeze. Them view is fantastic, sitting on the main patio (or laying in the hammock) is so relaxing. The kitchen is wonderful to cook in, all the rooms are extremely comfortable. Our kids had a great time with the basketball hoop, we have a great picture of our son making a shot with his son in the baby Bjorne, truly great memories. The owners are wonderful to work with, you can't ask for better hosts. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Aspen Lodge
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Allen spark
Car: necessary

Rocky Mountain National Park is just across the street for hiking, fishing, horseback riding.

Fall is beautiful Aspen trees and bugling elk.

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing is nearby but alpine skiing is 45 drive to Eldora Ski Area.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Minimum stay is 7 nights or $2800 with no exceptions. No pets please. Absolutely no smoking! No outdoor fires.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.