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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

PLEASE NOTE: US HIGHWAY 34 FROM JUST WEST OF LOVELAND (DAM STORE) TO ESTES PARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 2017 THROUGH MAY 2018 FOR REPAIRS NEEDED TO THE HIGHWAY FROM FLOOD DAMAGE IN 2013. ACCESS TO THE LAUGHING PLACE WILL BE ONLY FROM ESTES PARK THROUGH GLEN HAVEN. ACCESS TO ESTES PARK WILL BE THROUGH BOULDER OR LONGMONT/LYONS.

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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

place
Dec 2012
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Map

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

Amenities

Drake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink outside Toilet Room
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 57 reviews
4

fun place for a family weekend

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. Plenty of room to spread out. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen well-stocked, which made cooking there very easy. The fact that 34 was closed made it harder to get into Estes. But the drive was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to stay in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. You will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

Book the Laughing Place and get ready for peace and quite and a nice list of local activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Beautiful home on a beautiful piece of land

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, well-kept and on a truly gorgeous piece of property. Its important to note that there is no cell service for most and no WiFi which means you may have to travel 15-20mins to get a signal (or stop by the restaurant at the Bed and Breakfast down the road). This is not a real problem for most and its the perfect mountain getaway house!

The owners are also super helpful and accommodating!!

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A wonderful quiet secluded getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We watched and sun rise in the East and set in the West each day. Eating every meal on the patio with the rabbit and hummingbirds for company. What a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to enjoy the peace and quiet and beauty. Come back again!
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5

Very Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time here, will be back. Eclipse viewing on the upper deck was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to come back. What a treat to be up and away from it all to view the eclipse! Definitely come again!
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Gazebo and decks are gorgeous!

  • 4 of 5

This was an ideal property for us because of the varied ages of our family members - from over 60 to under 3 ! The kitchen was extremely well stocked, and the sheets, blankets, pillows and beds all very comfortable and very well maintained. There were lots of games, toys and puzzles. The outdoor grill, hammock and horseshoes were great. While there was great hiking around the property itself, it was somewhat challenging to be so far away from Estes Park and/or Loveland, the nearest towns.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at the Laughing Place. We enjoy being away from town life, but within easy driving distance. I hope you were able to visit the places you wanted to see, as there is so much to see!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 5.5%

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

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.