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Jane Livingston - Owner

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Awesome River Home, Mountain Views, Hot Tub, 5 Bedroom/4Bath

28 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rocky Mountain National Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Our recently remodeled awesome river retreat home, 'Dancing Bears', is located on 300 feet of beautiful Big Thompson River frontage with views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the mountains. There is Rocky Mountain National Park land located across the river from our home. Estes Park is a little 'slice of heaven' and we are creating a comfortable, warm home to enjoy with your family and friends.

The home is laid out so that there is nice separation when

desired - 3 bedrooms and on one side of the family area and 2 bedrooms on the other side by the family area. There are 4 bathrooms.

The great room has large windows to the west with views of the mountains and large windows overlooking the Big Thompson River. A large rock fireplace. two sofas, a rocking chair, a big screen TV, DVD and stereo furnish the living room area of the great room. Play air hockey, pool or ping pong while watching the river from the great room. One of the sofas is a queen sleeper.

The dining room table is in the dining area of the great room and accommodates up to 14 people and overlooks the Big Thompson River. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and opens into the great room and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for your culinary delights. There is a small powder room with a shower by the great room, dining area and kitchen.

The deck has new patio furniture for taking in

the beautiful Rocky Mountain sky, mountains and surroundings while listening and watching the river. There is a large grill for cooking your fresh caught trout. Enjoy the stars and the river as you relax in the hot tub after a day of hiking or snowshoeing.

The family area has a 40 inch TV, DVD, game system and a log twin sofa with a twin trundle.

The master bedroom, 'Bears', has windows overlooking the river, a door that opens onto the river front deck and a rock fireplace. There is a King Log bed and a TV for Mama and Papa Bear :). 'Bears' has an ensuite bathroom with a steam shower so Mama and Papa can have a very relaxing steam after a long hike.

Bedroom two, 'Trees' room has windows overlooking the river and has a King Log Bed.

There is a bathroom across the hall from 'Trees' and it has a bath tub with shower.

Bedroom three, 'Moose' is a second Master Suite and has a sliding glass door to a private balcony overlooking the river. 'Moose' has a king log bed, TV and an ensuite small bathroom with a shower shared with the 'American Flag' bedroom.

Bedroom four, 'American Flag', has windows overlooking the river. 'American Flag' has a King bed, a window overlooking the river and an ensuite small bathroom with a shower shared with 'Moose' second master bedroom.

Bedroom five, 'Wild Horses' has a king bed and a set of bunk beds, windows overlooking the river and a tv.

All of this and more makes 'Dancing Bears' a relaxing and rejuvenating home to enjoy with family and friends.

Approximately 1 1/2 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park and 1 mile to grocery store, etc.

No Smoking, Please. No Pets.

Here is the cancellation policy:

In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee of the total will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

Keywords: riverfront, river, home, rocky mountain national park, hiking, mountains, hot tub, fishing. fly fishing

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jane Livingston - Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Jane Livingston - Owner

I consider myself to be very blessed and fortunate to live in a country where we can enjoy our freedoms. I am a lucky mom to a wonderful teenage son. I find the world and people fascinating and relish the time I can spend traveling and exploring.. I love to travel, experience the world and spend time outdoors.

Jane Livingston - Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why Jane Livingston - Owner chose Rocky Mountain National Park

I worked at the YMCA of the Rockies one summer while in college and I almost stayed rather than going back to college. I think Rocky Mountain National Park has some of the best hiking in the world. I love being by the water and soaking up the outdoors while listening to the soothing sounds of the river and taking in the spectacular rocky mountains. The energy around our home and along the river is awesome and being so close to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park is wonderful.

What makes this house unique

We are 1.5 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park and less than that to a grocery store and shopping. Relax by the river while reading a good book and being mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the mountains and the sounds of the river. Sit on the river patio while fishing to your heart's content. Soak in the hot tub after hiking or snowshoeing while watching and listening to the river. Enjoy a soothing, peaceful steam shower anytime you desire. Relax with your morning cup of coffee on the patio taking in all the beauty. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as the sun sets behind the mountains while cooking those fresh caught fish on the grill.

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Awesome River Home, Mountain Views, Hot Tub, 5 Bedroom/4Bath
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
Omaha, ,NE
5

A Five Star For Us and It Will Be For You Too !!

  • 5 of 5

Reading reviews for this home before we went on our trip to Estes Park, I felt pretty good this was going to work out great for our group of 7 adults and 4 children. The home was better than I thought it was going to be. You know it works out well when everyone is saying we should rent this home again on our next trip to Estes Park. With the exception of two small steps from the kitchen to the great room, and two small steps from the hallway to the TV area in the back of the house, there are no steps inside the home, and these steps all hand handrails, if needed. There are two steps in the house as well again with a handrail. And bonus points for being able to drive right up to the front door. No tricky driveways to deal with at his home either. As you walk thru the house for the first time you realize just how much room is in this 5 bedroom house. We have stayed in many homes on our trips to Estes Park, and no other place came close to having the room this house does.

The kitchen was stocked full of every pot, pan or cooking utensil you could need. We cooked every night we were there, and nobody was short of something they needed to make their dinner each night. We fed 11 each meal, and there was no shortage of plates or glasses.

The bedrooms were all large and the beds were all comfortable. And you can open up the bedroom windows to hear the sound of the Thompson River, which runs along the back yard.

The patio area was great. There are three tables outside with 12 chairs and a hot tub. And a large grill if you like to cook out. There are some stairs you can walk down and at the bottom of the stairs is a small patio area with a couple of benches, to sit right by the river to enjoy the fresh air of Colorado. If you enjoy hummingbirds, you can watch a lot of them along the river from this spot.

It is about a 3 minute drive to the highway where you can turn left to head to Rocky Mountain National Park, or right to drive into downtown Estes Park. You also have easy access to Mary's Lake Road, where you take the back way around downtown, if you wanted to do that as well. Great location for getting around Estes Park !

I could go on but you need to experience this house for yourself. If you have kids, they will love the game table in the Great Room, or the TV/Game Room in the back of the house.

Thank you Jane for allowing us to rent your home. We hope to be in this house again soon !!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME - 5 STARS

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with my family. It exceeded all of our expectations! Bill Friedheim, Naperville IL

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that our home exceeded your expectations. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Thank you, Jane
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5

The roaring River is so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 4 children just spent a week at this home! It was just perfect! The layout of the rooms gave everyone privacy and the sound of the roaring river was something we absolutely loved!!! The kitchen was great and washer/dryer worked well for all! The location of this house couldn't be better. We felt like we were "out" yet we were close to everything! The owner was easy to reach and addressed any questions quickly! We had such a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and scenery of this property are absolutely awesome. The house has 5 bedrooms, each with a king size bed and an additional set of bunk beds in one of the bedrooms. The living room is HUGE with very large windows that overlook the Thompson River. You could sit and drink your morning cup of coffee/tea while drinking in the view of the snow capped mountains. The large dining table had more than enough seating room for the 10 of us and an outdoor hot tub that comfortably fit 5 adult people. There are plenty of pots, pans, and other cookware along with a large outdoor grill for all your cooking needs. This property has EVERYTHING you could possible need; it is literally a home away from home. My family and I loved this property so much, we plan on staying here again!!

Debbie from Illinois

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you loved our home . . . it is very special to us. We look forward to having you as our guests again. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Thank you, Jane
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Overall we all enjoyed our stay. But.......

  • 3 of 5

Overall we all enjoyed our stay. It was unfortunate that the service man was present when we arrived and the refrigerator leaked. We have never stayed anywhere that we had to do our towels. No-one liked that. I'm waiting now for the deposit.

Katie Miller

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was surprised by your review and am sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Our home is just that . . . a home and not a hotel. We do not offer maid service. When something breaks a repair person has to come and fix it. The repairman was working on the refrigerator when you arrived and he had to order a part. You stated that you did not want a repair man coming while you were staying there . . . that you were a group of women and you did not want any men around. Since it was only a leak for the refrigerator and not urgent, I asked the repair man not to go back until after you had checked out. We do our best to keep our home up. We strive to receive 5 star reviews and I really do not know what we could have realistically done differently to receive 5 stars from you. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Thank you, Jane
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5

This property was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Better than advertised. Nice layout. Kitchen was extremely well stocked. Added on an extra day and thoroughly enjoyed our reunion! Thanks 😀

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our home so much that you extended your stay. We look forward to having you again as our guests. Thank you, Jane
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Other Side
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Other Side
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Eldora

Rocky Mountain National Park, Highest Road in the Continental USA, Air Hockey, Pool Table, Ping Pong

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Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer II
Jun 5 2016 - Aug 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$625
$4,195
 
 
Aug 21 - Aug 26 Sale
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Summer III
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
$625
$4,195
 
 
Fall I 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,895
 
 
Fall II
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
$295
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,995
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,895
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$595
$3,995
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$295
From
$345
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,995
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,295
 
 
Fall I 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,895
 
 
Fall II 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$295
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,995
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$575
$3,895
 
 
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$595
$3,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$245
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & Hot Tub $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.55%

Everyone must be 28 or older or accompanied by parents. Holiday rates may be higher. Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $3995/week; $595/night. Additional 3% for payment by debit or credit card. Cancellation fees apply. Security deposit refund is typically processed within 10 business days of check out. Here is the cancellation policy:
In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee of the total will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rocky Mountain National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across from Trees bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , By Great Room, Dining Area and Kitchen
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Steam shower, double vanity sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite shared Moose 2nd Master and Flag Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Trees - 1 king , Overlooking river with TV
    Moose - 2nd Master - 1 king , Private river deck, ensuite shared bath, TV
    Wild Horses - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Overlooking river, TV, King & set of twin bunk beds
    Master - 1 king , Master with ensuite bathroom, overlooking river & door
    Family area - 3 twin/ single , Twin sofa, twin trundle and fold out chair bed, TV
    Great Room - 1 queen , Comfy queen memory foam sleeper sofa, TV, River
    Flag - 1 king , Overlooking river, ensuite bath shared with Moose/2nd master
  • King size beds (5), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sofa bed in great room; Twin log sofa bed with twin trundle bed in family room, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Steam shower in Master Suite.

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