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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Drake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 12-13)

Everyone needs a Place to retreat, relax, refresh, rejuvenate. A Place to experience and enjoy. A Place to Laugh with your loved ones. We have a beautiful, peaceful, comfy (1500 sq ft) cabin on the edge of a national forest where the stars are close enough to touch, the wind murmurs over the mountains and through the trees, the wildlife (elk, deer, bear, mountain lions, mountain sheep, coyotes, and hundreds of birds and other small critters) are at home. Yet there is unique shopping, dining and entertainment within easy driving distance. Come Learn new things about the wonders of our world, Love the mountains and crisp mountain air, Laugh often and loudly. Come Learn, Love and Laugh! Everyone Needs a Laughing Place!

Why the Owner Chose Drake: We love this location because it borders Roosevelt National Forest, giving us abundant space, quiet and peaceful tranquility. It is conveniently located close to the beauty and majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is a unique community we enjoy visiting all year round.

We come here to retreat: rest, rejuvenate, reconnect. Our children bring friends. Our family reunions happen here. Long weekends here are highly anticipated. The days are spectacular and we love to spend the quiet evenings reading, snoozing, visiting, playing games, working puzzles, Laughing! We hope you find this little spot in the mountains as special as we do.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know how nice of a stay we had and hope to make the

trip again. You are truly blessed to be able to routinely visit such a

magical place

Hope to visit again soon and completely agree everyone needs a laughing

Dec 2012
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews

Great Break-Away Place

  • 5 of 5

A perfect mix of isolation and closeness to Estes Park and RMNP for our family of 6.

The cabin had all the amenities needed to enjoy our stay. A dishwasher and washer/dryer meant we were not really roughing it either.

The upper deck was a favourite place at night to star watch and the closeness to RMNP made day trips easy.

It was obvious that the owners had spent a lot of time and effort decorating the interior with just the right item/light/figure.

We would definitely recommend this cabin and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the cabin location and decor. We love the mountain home feel where we can just sit and unwind or get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Come again!
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Small but comfortable. Clean and met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on your property. Close enough to Estes Park but far enough to get away from the crowds. Loved the seclusion, the views and the drive to the property. Loved your horse shoe set up and fire pit. Your house was well equipped with furniture, games and kitchen needs.

The family loved working on the puzzle, and enjoyed the wall puzzles. We would definitely recommend the property to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience. Thank you for being a great blessng to our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to squeeze in some time away - even thought it might have been shorter than you wanted. Sometimes there is room at the last minute, but this year we have had pretty solid booking. Come back!
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Magical place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Laughing Place! spectacular views, great house, well stocked kitchen if you are the cooking type, different things for kids and adults to play with, etc. We will be back as soon as we can!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you back!
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Comfortable, cozy cabin next to the forest. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Laughing Place. It is just as described online- cozy and kid friendly. We loved watching the deer in the yard at dawn and dusk. The outdoor games and hammock were huge hits and created a lot of fun memories. There is very limited cell coverage at the home. We were able to receive texts and send some messages intermittently. But it made us focus on family time and eliminated any discussions about too much screen time. Just know that you will lose coverage when you are about 10 miles away from the house in either direction. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The one nice addition would be a new knife set :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We try to keep things up and appreciate the suggestion. Come back and stay again!
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Greeley, CO

Food, Fun, & Fellowship

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Place is a great getaway to enjoy the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Great location with travel close to Loveland or Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. I have been to this cabin with a group retreat, family getaway, and a Husband & Wife weekend. Every visit has been wonderful and enjoy the location of this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Denver International Airport, Denver CO (DEN)
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I-25 and U.S. 34
Car: necessary

Roosevelt National Forest: Hike Out - Hike In! Miles of mountains, streams, rocks, trees, & wildlife

Gone Fishing? Fishing was excellent in the North Fork and in the Big Thompson Rivers prior to the disastrous flooding in September of 2013. As soon as the rivers are re-established, the fish will return. There is lake fishing in Estes Park and the rivers and lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park: Voted #2 in Top Ten Outdoor and Adventure Destinations in the World Traveler's Choice Awards 2010

Denver metropolitan area, Ft Collins, Loveland, Estes Park - All are excellent daytrip destinations!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Mini Golf


Rates & Availability

Drake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall 2016
Sep 18 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.5%

Pet Fees are charged PER DOG. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Drake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink outside Toilet Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor
    4-Poster Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Big Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Queen Bed: Three Queens - 1 on main floor, 2 upstairs. Twin/Single Bed: Two Twin beds with Trundles; Trundles stay near the floor - good for younger children. Bunk Bed: The Quietest Room in the Place! Child Bed: Pack-n-Play, High Chair, Child Gates available upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Please BBQ on the Grill -- Open Fires are occasionally banned due to danger of forest fire. Telephone: Bring your own long distance card. No cell phone service. Pet Friendly: Dogs OK with Owner's Permission ($15/night/dog + $100/dog deposit). Smoking Not Allowed: No Smoking Allowed Indoors OR OUTDOORS! There is too much risk of forest fire. Please Smoke In Your Vehicle! Kid's games, puzzles, books. DVD and VHS players. The Hammock is a Kid Magnet - unless Dad is snoozing or Mom is reading out there!

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