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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Estes 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • 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.


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'Rockhedge', a Beautifully Restored 1921 Historic Home!
average rating of 4.938053 based on 113 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you appreciate a very clean Home stocked with all the best of everything, such as the best appliances, kitchenware, sheets, and pillows, you will never want to leave this home. The fireplace was a huge bonus; super easy to light, no smoke, and so cozy. Durango and Mark have anticipated everything. We stayed for three nights and wanted for nothing more than more time in this fantastic home. Absolutely PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving in Estes

  • 5 of 5

we have stay in a lot of rental houses in areas around the country and this house ranks in the top 2 or 3. Great charm and warmth, Perfect kitchen for Thanksgiving cook-offs. 3o elk in the yard one morning. It was all perfect.... thanks loved all the books too

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. The owner and property manager were extremely accommodating and we would love to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome historic house...woke up to 7 elk in the front yard! Nice kitchen, fireplace, comfortable rooms. Will visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Really a gem! Stylish and Modern, but with just enough "old" to not feel out of place with the surroundings. We enjoyed every minute in the house, and while out and about all day in Estes Park and RMNP, we looked forward to returning to end each day to relax by the fire and enjoy the amenities. The kitchen was well stocked, beds comfortable, and the view looking out to the trees around the property made the place just what we hoped for. Plenty of firewood and extras (dvd's, vhs, books, and games) add to the time while there. Location was perfect - about 2 minute drive to town, or about 10 to RMNP. Thanks Durango (and Toon) - happy guests...

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Felt like we were in Colorado.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and cozy home nestled at the foot of the mountains in a comfortable neighborhood near downtown. Great views, large lot, very private and quiet. Wood floors and trim. Full accommodations. Large family room and historic fireplace that could have used more comfortable couches and chairs. Overall, a very beautiful home and great place to refresh.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.45%

If you book your stay within 28 days of arrival 100% is due upon booking. If you book your stay more than 28 days before arrival 50% is due upon booking and the remaining 50% is due 28 days before arrival. A 7 night stay may be required for any stay that includes a holiday.
The 7 night stay required that includes Christmas Day must be booked by December 1 to ensure that the property will be decorated for the Christmas Holiday, including a Christmas Tree. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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