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1.5 mi to Estes & 1.5 mi to RMNP entrance

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Why stay in the same old cabin or condo when you can stay in our beautiful, clean and unique A-Frame.

The location of this home is perfect for your Estes vacation. It is located in a very quiet collection of a few cabins just a few minutes hike into Rocky Mountain National Park or the the YMCA property and a 1.5 mile drive to Downtown or the Beaver Meadows entrance into RMNP . You can also walk to the very popular Dunraven Italian Restaurant (the one off Hwy 66).

You will have a marvelous Rocky Mountain vacation in this clean, quiet, fully appointed vacation home. We have two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a balcony where you can hear the Big Thompson River through the trees. The second bedroom has a full size bed. Downstairs is tastefully decorated with newer furniture with a pull-out queen and pull-out twin bed. Downstairs is great for kids to sleep in while the grown-ups sleep quietly upstairs.

We have a brand new remodeled full kitchen w/ gas stove, dishwasher and microwave. We also have a newer full sized washer and dryer too.

You can relax and read a book by the wood-burning stove, watch DVD's on the TV (we have a large selection of DVD's stocked), play classic Atari video games or sit on the front or back porches and watch the elk, deer, bears, foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys, rabbits, hummingbirds etc. that are frequently seen on the property.

If you want to hike, this is the location for you. You can hike into Rocky Mountain National Park along the picturesque boulder strewn Big Thompson River and be in the Moraine Park area (prime fishing and elk viewing area) in about 15 minutes. You can also hike along Glacier Creek for more fishing and beautiful trails. The YMCA has numerous trails where mountain biking is allowed. We are close to quite a few restaurants, shopping, horseback riding, fishing, miniature golf and all that Estes has to offer on Highway 66 (Tunnel Rd) into downtown Estes.

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details

Owner
Andrea or Stephen Velasco
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Andrea or Stephen Velasco

Sales person extraordinaire. Mother. Skier. Hiker. Dog lover.

Andrea or Stephen Velasco purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Andrea or Stephen Velasco chose Estes Park

We fell in love with this house the moment we saw it. We have always loved Estes Park, and wanted our own little piece of it to enjoy. We love being able to easily hike into the park. The wildlife in the immediate area is abundant. The balcony off the bedroom is fantastic for sitting outside with a cup of coffee listening to the roar of the water nearby. We have always loved the unique look of an A-Frame. It's like owning a Harley or an Airstream. Why have a home like everyone else!

What makes this chalet unique

Walk into the RMNP Morraine Park area. Walk to the best restaurant in Estes Park - The Dunraven. Enjoy local wildlife.

Amenities

Estes Park Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3/4 Bath with newly tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located in master bedroom upstairs, Double Beds (1) Located in second bedroom upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both sofas convert to sleeper beds. One queen and one twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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1.5 mi to Estes & 1.5 mi to RMNP entrance
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 52 reviews
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Had family of three and a mother-in-law. Everyone had their own space which was wonderful. The location is close enough to town getting there is easy, and there are enough businesses south of town, closer to the home, if you want to avoid Estes Park traffic. Easy entrance to the park and trailheads. Lots of wildlife around so keep your eyes out. Awesome classic movies to watch on the DVD player, our 20 year old son watched "One flew over the Cuckoos Nest," it is now one of his all-time favorites.

Can't thank the Valescos enough - great at answering questions, and the house it wonderfully decorated and homey, and just what we needed for a week away from the day-to-day grind.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and thank you for choosing our home for the Estes Park vacation. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Stephen and Andrea Velasco
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5

Mountain Simplicity

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights at this adorable hidden A frame. There were five of us and it was perfect. Everything we needed was there for us and to get into town was easy as well. The best was that the entrance into the Rocky Mountain National Park was right down the road and along with that came plenty of animal sightings. We would definitely stay again. Thank you Andrea and Stephen!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We would love to have you back!
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4

Nice Location - Very Clean

  • 4 of 5

The A-Frame is in a very convenient location for accessing both the National Park (Beaver Meadows Entrance) and Estes Park for restaurants or shopping. You can be at each within 5 minutes or so. The house was very clean and everything that we needed was provided. There seemed to be adequate pots/dishes although we didn't cook any. The beds were comfortable and there were adequate linens and extra blankets provided. Very little noise at all other than some road noise from the main road but it was quiet at night so we slept very well.

Be aware that the spiral staircase is a little tricky and in my opinion not good for large or very tall people. I am 5'9 and had to duck my head each time to get downstairs. The bathroom is downstairs so you will have to navigate those stairs at night if you need to get to it. The shower is also a little low (for me) so someone who is really tall may have an issue with that. There are no real doors on the 2 bedrooms, there are wicker like accordion doors (somewhat see through) so not a lot of privacy in them if that is what you need. The property does have several houses within sight and the closest one seemed to be closed up and in disrepair with no trespassing/keep out signs on it. The view of the mountains from the balcony or front deck was somewhat ruined by a commercial type trailer that was parked directly in view the whole time so if you are looking for privacy or pristine mountain views this may not be the best choice for you.

The property was good for our needs as we were out in the park during the day. There is a tv but no service provided and no internet (as stated) but there were quite a few DVD's to watch and books and board games there for entertainment. We did have cell service with both Verizon and AT&T although the signal was a little weak at times. We saw elk on the road each morning on the way to the main road to the park but nothing at the property itself during the time we were there. The road/driveway may be challenging for a very large SUV or Truck as it is not very wide.

Overall the property was good and met our needs well and I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great base camp for all of Estes Park

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the cabin and it was great for getting around Estes Park. It was especially useful being close to the YMCA and RMNP.

I would have preferred some form of wifi as the data connection was intermittent at best, but other than that it was a good place.

My kids loved watching Spy Kids! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thanks for your comments and suggestions. We purposely don't have wifi as we want to keep our house as a place of disconnect from technology and a place to connect with nature. I know in this day and age everyone wants wifi and we are holding out as long as we can :) - Andrea
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5

Nice place to stay away from the busy town of Estes

  • 5 of 5

The town and RMNP were really busy while we visited. Getting through town and going anywhere in the park was very challenging. We were very glad to have our little A-frame out of the way of the majority of the crowds of people. The cabin was well-equipped and cared for, provided a comfortable place to eat and sleep, and we greatly enjoyed the wood stove on cool evenings and mornings. We will definitely consider staying here again and will recommend to others. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, good price

  • 4 of 5

If your primary reason for staying in Estes is to visit RMNP, than it would be hard to find a better location. Because it is situated just to the west of Estes Park, you will not need to fight through the traffic to get to RMNP. It is also very convenient to the Country Market (small grocery store and deli), gas, and restaurants and activities. The cabin does have several close neighbors, and the property itself is quite small. We made friends with a neighbor who welcomed us to walk up his property more on the side of the mountain - you would want to be sure to have permission first. Cowpoke Corral is literally down the road and my daughter and I had a fun one-hour horse back ride there. The house was extremely clean. The upstairs front bedroom has a comfortable queen mattress - firm, which I like. The other queen bed was pretty squishy/springy, which did not bother our 6yo daughter, but may not be right for some. Our 9yo son slept on the pull-out love seat. He was perfectly happy there, but it would not be suitable for most adults. Our children appreciated having games available in the closet. They also enjoyed seeing an elk and several mule dear, in addition to a mama bear and her cubs (don't leave food in your car, and keep your car LOCKED at ALL times - we learned the hard way). The kitchen is equipped with basics (but don't expect condiments, spices, and the like - we did find sugar and oil). The coffee pot is small, so we found that we had to make a few pots every day. The bathroom is spacious, although the shower head was quite low, which posed a challenge for my 6'5'' husband. The bathroom would benefit from a small shelf above the sink - there is nowhere to place toiletries except on the clothes dryer, which is also located in the bathroom. The bathroom would also benefit from towel hooks - it appears there used to be one on the back of the door. As it stands, we had to drape our towels over doors, etc.

It would be handy if the owners/property manager would put a telephone book in the house.

The spiral staircase was fun for the kids, perfectly manageable for me, less great for the tall husband.

Overall, the price for a very expensive area like Estes Park seemed very fair - a good value.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and for choosing our property for your Estes vacation. We will look into your shelf suggestion. There should be a phone book or two in the home but we will replace if they are no longer there. Thanks again!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rock Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Dunraven
Car: recommended

New street name: 2415 Wild Bear Way Estes Park, CO

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Holidays and the days surrounding the stay are $169 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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