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Quaint Mountain Retreat in Allenspark near Rocky Mt Nat'l Pk and Estes

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Six Person MAX - 1 bdr w/full; sunrm w/ twn; loft-full futon & 2 twns+sofa bed

Willow Creek Cabin is a privately owned historic, cozy, log-sided cabin, nestled amid pines in a hollow in the little town of Allenspark, Co with a population of around 400. Off the main road by several blocks, the cabin offers easy access and proximity to everything in town including The Fawnbrook Inn (a five star restaurant), Mountain Meadow cafe for great breakfasts and lunches, The Tapestry of Life for a quick sandwich and a beer (with free wifi), and the visitor's center (also with free wifi) and several various shops.

Although there are neighbors on either side they are seldom seen or heard! A short hike up the unpaved road leads to Park trails.WCC is just 5 minutes from the Wild Basin Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and only 15 miles from downtown Estes Park. After a long day of hiking or biking, sightseeing, fishing or golfing, relax on the private deck that straddles Willow Creek or fire up the propane gas grill with suspended steam rack and side burner for a tasty meal made more scrumptious by the clean mountain air. When it gets chilly go inside and put your feet up and read a book next to the fire in the native stone wood-burning fireplace. Or play one of the extensive variety of family games we provide.

This house will sleep 6 people comfortably. All bedding and linens are provided and the kitchen is fully stocked and has a self-cleaning oven.

Just bring your groceries and clothes when you come to play in the Rockies and stay at Willow Creek!!


A sampling of comments taken from our guest books : 'We had a lovely time at your cabin. We played Taboo and Scrabble and Chess around the table, enjoyed the hummingbirds and met the ranger down the road who chatted with my sister, the bird watcher, had lovely times on the deck, and looked for shooting stars. Allenspark was a wonderful setting off point to the Park. Thank you for sharing your cabin. We happened upon weather that was most beautiful.” Eric

“Vicki & Gordon - Our week is nearly up and we're wishing we could stay longer! The weather's been perfect and we've enjoyed staying at your cabin in the peace and quiet of Allenspark. We've made some hikes . . . it's [Rocky Mountain National Park] a great park for hiking. We especially enjoyed the Moraine Park area. In fact, we've been impressed with the generally 'unsullied' appearance of the Park. Thanks!” Ona & Roger I., Sioux City, IA, - P.S. Enjoyed some of your books, i.e. Ogden Nash, Willa Cather, etc. Our tastes are similar.

More guest comments: “Thanks for allowing us to stay at your rustic mountain cabin. We really enjoyed our stay in the Rocky Mts! The bubbling brook by the cabin gave that extra special peaceful touch to our stay. We really loved the Allenspark Community Church. It was a blessing to sing the hymns of faith and hear a message out of God's Word by Pastor Rex Roth. Our first hike was up to Ouzel Falls. Beautiful. We loved the Old Trail Road up to the top of the mountain. We experienced a thunderstorm with rain, snow, and hail. We saw Grand Lake with the quaint shops. We hiked to Bear Lake, Cub Lake, and many others. What pleasant weather . . . cool! We saw many elk, hawk, squirrels, rabbits, jays, chipmunks, pikas, etc. Hope to visit up here again in the future.” Merl & Nancy, & daughter Julie - 30th Anniversary and family trip,

Yet More Guest Comments: “For our stay, Willow Creek Cabin was base camp for a July 30th ascent of Long's Peak. Three of us are 50+ high school friends seeking to re-kindle the flames of youth and adventure. We successfully climbed the peak and walked the long way back to the Long's Peak trailhead. Two sons, Stephen and John, joined us on the climb along with Christie. All of them performed commendably under strenuous circumstances. The red Tibetan prayer flag that we hung on the deck was divided among them as a memento of their first climb of Long's. . . . Our climb lifted our spirits in the grandeur of nature. Life is good.” David, Topeka, KS, (a regular guest of Willow Creek Cabin)

“Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. This would have been the perfect writer's retreat had the photographer and adventurer in me not come out! Your cabin was a wonderful home base & it's so centrally located! . . . If I ever return to Colorado, I will definitely check here first.” Tasha

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Marie Groh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time at your cabin. We played Taboo and Scrabble and Chess around the table, enjoyed the humming birds and met the ranger down the road who chatted with my sister, the bird watcher, had lovely times on the deck, and looked for shooting stars. Allenspark was a wonderful setting off point to the Park. Thank you for sharing your cabin. We happened upon weather that was most beautiful.” Eric Stolzfus 08/07
Jul 2007
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Allenspark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Sunroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dormatory Loft
  • Sleeps 6 adults comfortably. MAX OCCUPANCY is 6. Sleeping Options: * First floor bedroom with full sized-bed sleeps 1 or 2 * First floor sunroom with twin sized-bed sleeps 1 * First floor living room has a full-sized sofa bed in front of the fireplace- sleeps 1 or 2 * Dormitory loft upstairs with a full-sized futon and two twin beds sleeps 3 or 4 * There are also 2 sleeping bags for camping out.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Kitchen also includes: - Round Cake Pans - Waffle Iron - Rectangular Baking Pan - Hot Air Popcorn Popper - Electric Skillet - Can Opener - Wine Bottle Opener - Sauce Pans and Skillets. - self-cleaning oven FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES!


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Quaint Mountain Retreat in Allenspark near Rocky Mt Nat'l Pk and Estes
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Very nice cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our Stay at Willow Creek! We had a wonderful time relaxing in the Cabin. It was cozy and comfortable and plenty warm. We had a bear on the back porch on our last night in the cabin which was both awesome and scary! I would give it 5 stars except I didn't like to have to pay a cleaning fee and still have to pack out all of my own garbage and fireplace ashes. Other than that it was great and we are looking to book there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't wait to visit Willow Creek again!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loves Willow Creek! This was our second summer here and we have booked our third. We spent days in Estes Park and hiking in RMNP. Our evenings BBQing, playing cards and board games at the kitchen table.

The creek by the cabin is great to listen to in the evening, sitting on the giant patio with a cup of tea.

We have three kids two are teens and even with no cell phone service or tv they LOVED it and are looking forward to another year.

The property manager answered all our questions quickly and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spencer, IA

Thanksgiving in Allenspark

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very homey and comfortable. We stayed cozy and warm with the help of the pot belly stove and the fireplace. Allenspark is off the beaten path, it took about half an hour to drive out of the mountains either to Estes or to Lyons. We hiked into Rocky Mt Nat'l Park from the Wild Basin area which is only a few minutes from Allenspark. Beautiful wild country. We enjoyed lunch at the local cafe one day and enjoyed that and visiting with the locals. No cell phones, tv, internet so be prepared for some quiet reading or games. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tapestry of Life
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mountain Meadow Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Downhill - Eldora

Willow Creek Cabin is in the lovely town of Allenspark Colorado which sits at the national park's southeast corner, along the breathtaking Peak-to-Peak Highway. The highways itself is 55 miles of curves and scenery rivaling the postcards from Estes Park, 12 miles to the North. Established in 1918, this scenic town shows the way to some of Colorado's most famous and beautiful areas. Chief among these is the craggy, 14,255-foot Longs Peak, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park, host to alpine vistas, glacial basins and 3 million visitors annually. In addition to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors enjoy horseback riding at many nearby stables. Fishing during summer months, and cross-country skiing in the winter makes the town an attractive year-round destination. While peak tourist season occurs during the summer months, this town's hiking trails, located at an altitude of 8,521 feet, provide wonderful views of the changing aspen trees in autumn.

Other Activities: For The Strong And Adventurous - Climb Long's Peak - But Start Early!


Rates & Availability

Allenspark Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

(Recommended Group Size:6)
Larger groups not encouraged but will be considered for extra fee)

**Peak Season** - Memorial Day through Sept 30th PLUS Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve and Day.
- Weekly rate: $870
- Three nights = $455
- Four nights = $580
- Five nights = $695
- Six nights = $800

**Off Season** approximately Oct 1 through May 27th
- Weekly rate: $770
- Three nights = $410
- Four nights = $540
- Five nights = $620
- Six nights = $680
- Check-in at 4:00PM
- Check-out at 10:00AM

- 50% deposit required to reserve cabin with balance due 30 days prior to arrival
- If a booking is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, the full rental amount is due immediately to hold the reservation.
- $150 refundable damage deposit required

**Cancellation Policy**
- Cancellations 30+ days prior to reservation: Refund of deposit minus 10% of rental fee
- Cancellations 15+ days prior to reservation: Refund of 50% of deposit
- Cancellations less than 15 days prior to reservation

Pay via PAY PAL (add $20) or check/money order. Deposit of 50% to hold booking. Full amount due 30 days before arrival.

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.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.