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Authentic Log Cabin Experience Adjacent to ~RMNP~ in ~YMCA~

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Log Cabin House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.75 Baths, 4 nt. min

This historic and remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath cabin is located just off the grounds of the popular YMCA of the Rockies. The cabin is situated on 12 acres bordering the Rocky Mountain National Park with direct access to the Park’s trail system at the East Portal.

Adjacent is a charming bunkhouse available for an additional charge. This rental requires a 4-7 night rental depending on the season. During the Summer, the minimum is 6 nights with the last night free.

The log cabin was originally built in 1917 on top of a huge boulder outcropping, and is situated at the base of Emerald Mountain with a large deck that overlooks a beautiful valley and the mountains of RMNP. If you want a total mountain experience without having to drive anywhere, this cabin is for you.

The cabin comfortably sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. There is a king bed in the upstairs master. Downstairs: there are a set of twins in the second bedroom, and another set of twin beds in the third bedroom, and also a sleeper sofa. The main cabin has 2 baths, one bath has a shower and no tub.

All YMCA facilities are available for use with membership through your local YMCA or YMCA of the Rockies. Also day passes can be purchased from the YMCA if you are not a member for $20 per day per person. Amenities include day camp for kids, putt-putt golf, tennis, hiking, guided hiking, craft shop, indoor swimming pool, archery, horseback riding, dining facilities and more. Additional fees are required for some activities. WiFi is available at the cabin. There is a well equipped kitchen for cooks, washer/dryer, dish washer, lots of wildlife, and beautiful views to the Southwest of Thunder Peak, to the Northwest of Ypsilon Mountain, and of Ramshorn mountain to the East. With a short walk South to the East Portal, you can access the 350 miles of trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Keywords: Cabin

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Property Manager
Wendy Meaden
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Why Wendy Meaden chose Estes Park

We've been coming to Estes Park since 1985. We fell in love with the beautiful mountain views, the wildlife, and the challenging hikes. When we found Eaglecrest, we found paradise. We get to see: Elk, Muleteer, Turkey, Coyote, and sometime bear. Being able to hike into the park directly makes this a very special property. With the proximity of RMNP, it's like having your own 265,000 acre ranch with 350 miles of trails to explore. Our large new deck is great for watching the sunset, reading, and grilling out while the kids play horseshoes.

What makes this house unique

At Eaglecrest, you and the folks you bring with you will find both peace and quiet, and all the outdoor adventures you could want! There is something for everyone to enjoy.


YMCA of the Rockies House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunkhouse Bath - toilet , shower
  • The third Bathroom in in the bunkhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunkhouse - 1 twin/ single , 3 bunk bed , Total sleeps 7
  • Main House: (1) King size bed-Master, (7)Twin Beds, and (1)Sleeper Sofa Bunkhouse: (6) Bunk Beds or three sets plus (1) twin to sleep total of 7
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This is a spectacular log cabin on the YMCA property with 8 beds and a sleeper sofa. A bunkhouse adjacent to the main cabin sleeps 7 is also available for rent. No tent camping permitted on site.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Authentic Log Cabin Experience Adjacent to ~RMNP~ in ~YMCA~
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a VRBO cabin in Estes each of the last ten years and this one tops the list. The seclusion, indoor comforts, combination of several outdoor patios and views (from inside and outside) and location on private property adjacent to the Y combine to make it a wonderful rental choice. The owners are very knowledgable on local hiking options and the local area. Having the bunkhouse as an add-on, flexible option if a couple extra family members tag along is a big bonus. Five stars. Would not hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to the cabin with our family and we enjoyed as much if not more than we did last year. So much to do and see on the property and surrounding areas. Views are breathtaking and the cabin has everything that you need and more for a relaxing vacation. Great suggestions for hikes and dining in the area or the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to do your own cooking. Remote enough to see plenty of wildlife and not be bothered with neighbors, but close enough to visit Estes Park for shopping or dining and of course, Rocky Mountain National Park. Other than spending time with our family, who now live in other states, my favorite thing this year was hiking Alberta Falls and The Loch. Such beauty all around outside and the cabin is decorated beautifully with lots of information inside the cabin to help you really enjoy your stay. Ready to plan our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place & Awesome Service!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of mountainside and also wildlife! We were excited to see a HUGE Bull Elk right outside our front door!

The first night it was dark and we couldn't get into the bunkhouse, but a quick phone call to the 24/7 line got us inside quickly!

We used the main cabin and also the bunkhouse! The facilities were PERFECT for our group of 14 adults!

Easy access to YMCA and short drive to Estes Park was great!

I received my deposit back within a couple of days!

Would LOVE to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Beautiful refreshing have, comfortably situaded, and well kept - a Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Your Eaglecrest home has been a delightful haven for our 9 day stay. Eaglecrest is beautifully isolated, and yet conveniently located – stocked with all that could be desired, comfortably and fittingly decorated, with visits from mule deer as a treasured regular part of our stay. Informative cabin and park books along with your video selections from Focus on the Family were a great and unexpected treat! The rugged look and yet modern convenience of your home, along with its spacious layout, afforded our family of 10 a comfortable and remarkable experience. Communication with management and provision for our needs was extended easily and with grace. The décor, sun room, fireplace, and convenient access to R.M.N.P are among our greatest appreciations. Thank you for your kindness. It is our hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Michael and I am so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves at our cabin. It gives us great joy to share it especially to those who really appreciate the mountain beauty and the wildlife. Come back anytime! Wendy
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Sioux City, Iowa

Fantastic Estes Park experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family ( 5 adults and 3 children) spent 6 nights in this amazing cabin in the mountains! It is so comfortable and roomy, that we all had places to spread out to relax and play. It is so convenient to the Rocky Mountain National Park, and our older kids even enjoying hiking to the top of Emerald Mountain from the trails behind the house. It is fully stocked with everything you need, and is filled with nice amenities. Our little guys really enjoyed the stocked toy box and the Lincoln Logs made for hours of quiet time! Thank you so much for sharing your home! We had a great vacation in Colorado. We even had friends stop by from Ft. Collins for a day, and were so impressed by this cabin and it's quiet location. I am forwarding them all the information, so they can book it for a future "family get-together! A wonderful home to stay in, while enjoying all that Estes Park has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, I am so glad that you enjoyed being at our cabin! Thank you for you wonderful comments and we look forward to having you back again very soon! Sincerely, Wendy
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San Antonio, TX

Cozy Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this wonderful cabin located near the YMCA facility. It was a beautiful spot to relax and a great base for hikes and trips to RMNP. Far enough from town to feel remote, yet close enough to go in to town to our favorite dinner spots. Although it was just the two of us, this cabin has plenty of room for family and friends. The wildlife, especially the elk, were a real treat to see up close. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

YMCA of the Rockies House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Seasons
Jun 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 1 Season
Oct 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Booking Fee $35
Tax Rate 5.55%

There is an additional charge for renting the Bunk House: $100-$210/night depending on the season
All major holidays are at peak rates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day & July 4th week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.