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'Rockhedge', a Beautifully Restored 1921 Historic Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Town of Estes Park Business License #3052 ~ A licensed vacation rental property.

Note : If Rockhedge is booked for the dates that you want - Check out our listing: Riverside Cottage (listing #4071237 on Homeaway) another Historic Estes Park property.

Rockhedge is located on over an acre of beautiful mountain terrain in the oldest established neighborhood of Estes Park. This home is conveniently located within walking distance to the charming village of Estes Park where you can explore the galleries, restaurants and shops of Elkhorn Avenue and its side streets.

Easy access to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park by car, bike or foot! A Hiker's Dream!

This home has been lovingly restored by keeping the character and charm of days gone by and adding modern amenities and conveniences.

This home truly has a chef's kitchen. Complete with all the baking pans, cookware, wine glasses, mixers, utensils, etc. A collection of cookbooks line the shelves of the kitchen bookcase. The pantry is stocked with herbs, spices, oils and condiments for your convenience.

Enjoy a good book as you curl up by the fireplace.

Relax in the deep-soaking tub by candlelight.

Walk to the Historic Stanley Hotel or to the Black Canyon Inn to enjoy an excellent dining experience.

This home is peaceful and serene. It truly is a nurturing retreat!

Welcome to Rockhedge

Rockhedge is a licensed vacation rental.

More Details

Durango Steele
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Durango Steele

I am an East Coast girl from Connecticut who moved to Colorado with my family when my father was employed by IBM in Boulder 1966! I graduated from Estes Park High School and continue to love this community and the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. I realize what a great privilege it is to be located next to one our our nation's treasured parks!

Durango Steele purchased this house in 1996

Why Durango Steele chose Rocky Mountain National Park

My husband, Mark, and I lived in Santa Barbara for many years. While enjoying our time there, our attention was drawn to the Craftsman Style of Architecture including Prairie Style and the California Bungalow. We fell in love with this style of home and knew that someday we would find a property suitable for us to restore with the artistic integrity of this form of architecture. We knew it was Rockhedge as soon as we visited the home. Built in 1921 and situated on a beautiful lot; this was the perfect place for us to restore in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

What makes this house unique

This home is warm and welcoming, thoughtfully renovated with attention to detail.

This is a favorite quote of our's by Frank Lloyd Wright:

'A Building should appear to grow easily from its site and be shaped to harmonize with its surroundings if nature is manifest there, and if not, try to make it as quiet, substantial, and organic as she would have done were the opportunity hers.'

We hope that you feel at home here. We are happy to share our interpretation of the Arts & Crafts architecture and philosophy with you. We know that you will enjoy the natural surroundings of this home, the easy access to the shops and restaurants of our charming mountain village and our spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park!

Welcome to Rockhedge.

Durango & Mark


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
This home has a Gourmet Kitchen with a Viking Gas Range, Oven, and Griddle, a GE Advantium Microwave, Two Kitchen Sinks, Great Cookware and Service Equipment, a Chef's Dream Kitchen.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Rockhedge', a Beautifully Restored 1921 Historic Home!
average rating of 4.94 based on 100 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, warm and inviting, with all of the comforts of a gracious home! My family enjoyed relaxing by the fire, cooking in the gourmet kitchen, watching all of the wildlife in the yard, playing in the snow, and the short drive into RMNP everyday! I can't say enough positive things about Rockhedge. We definitely want to return soon! Durango and Toon were attentive to the few concerns that came up over our week and a half stay. Great hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate upon our arrival. The home is furnished with everything you need for your enjoyment and comfort. The location is convenient to both town and the park. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful October visit to Rockhedge

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several vacation rental properties and have never felt more at home than we did at Rockhedge. The house was incredibly cosy and we spent lots of time in the Adirondack chairs in front of the fireplace in the evening. In addition to a well stocked kitchen, Rockhedge was full of personal touches such as art work and loaded bookshelves. Each room had ample windows and offered great views of the beautiful surroundings, which included rock outcroppings right in the backyard. The property is within easy walking distance of the downtown. We packed lunches for hiking in RMNP and the only thing we could have used was a cooler. The master bedroom has a large bath attached. There is another small bedroom on the first floor, a bathroom with tub and shower attachment on the first floor, and a spacious loft. There is no bathroom on the loft level (but all of us slept well!) We recommend this property without hesitation and would happily return!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We too are owners of a home that uses VRBO. This place was amazing! We felt like we were in our own home. The owner greeted us at the door. She said "I want you to use this home like it was yours". Fully stocked kitchen, pantry and bathroom amenities were so appreciated. Cozy fireplace, comfy beds, spa robes and slippers were just some of many special touches. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic in every possible regard.

  • 5 of 5

You'll love the location, the home, and the wonderful people running it. We especially enjoyed the fireplace (with firewood out back!).

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home, Fantastic Views & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Came to Estes Park looking for a quiet, relaxing & comfortable visit & Rockhedge did not disappoint! Durango was there to welcome us upon arrival & give us a full tour. She was so kind, made us feel so welcome & offered lots of helpful information about the town & RMNP. This property is just a few minutes from RMNP & close enough to walk to the downtown area of Estes Park. We would absolutely love to come & stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Black Canyon Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
9 hole golf ~ 1 mile ~ 18 hole golf 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Twin Owls Steak House at the Black Canyon Inn
Car: necessary

Rockhedge is located just 4 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Summer activities include hiking the many trails in RMNP, cycling, climbing, fishing the streams and rivers, sailing on Lake Estes, visiting the art galleries, shops and restaurants of the Village of Estes Park. The Town hosts many festivals, horse shows and the Rooftop Rodeo. The Historic Stanley Hotel is just east of Rockhedge. Fall activities include viewing the beautiful fall foliage, attending the Scottish Highland Festival, Wine Tastings, attending a local theater production. In the Winter snow shoe or cross country ski the trails, ice skating and sledding.This area of Colorado is truly spectacular. Once you have experienced it you will be anticipating your return.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.55%

A 7 night stay may be required for any stay that includes a holiday. Since this is a one of a kind accommodation the owner may request longer than a 3 night stay to fill a gap in the reservation calendar. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed. Please call me with any questions. Durango Steele 303-506-1325

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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