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

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


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!

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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

Dec 2012
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Drake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

I took some of my students up for a weekend retreat, and we had a perfect time. We all slept comfortably, and we were able to enjoy the day hiking and the night cozied around the fire. It is a beautiful cabin with stunning surroundings. We were immensely blessed to stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it worked out for you and your students to have a refreshing weekend away! Thanks so much for treating and enjoying our mountain home as though it were your own.
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Our week there in September could not have been more perfect! House, yard, gazebo, views, our list could go on and on. We've never stayed in such a well stocked and clean vacation home, we lacked for nothing. Being able to have our dog with us was great, he was completely at ease there. We would absolutely recommend this beautiful, quiet, peaceful place - we hated to leave, and hope to be back someday! We thank you for sharing this amazing place with us!

Terry, Sandy, & Buster from Michigan

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Place is not some posh luxury retreat. Instead, it is perfect. Clean. Comfortable. Relaxing. Lots of wildlife (we saw mule deer, great horned owls and bald eagles right outside). And the location: awesome. We're adventurers. We sample our locations once before moving on to try something else. This is the first place we can see ourselves coming back to year after year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice escape from everyday hustle and bustle!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accomodations in Colorado backcountry! Enjoyed many hours sitting on your upper deck perusing the surrounding mountains. Also enjoyed the hummingbirds! When I walked out on the deck in my red hat, they buzzed me, and continued to do so. Fun! Lots of provisions provided in the kitchen. Nice furniture and beds too. Smooth transaction through VRBO, but no personal contact with owner. Sorta missed that. Anyway, a great Colorado experience and yes, we would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain escape

  • 5 of 5

Perfect base for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. Our kids loved playing in the rocks, and everyone enjoyed the horseshoe game. Would love to return to the Laughing Place.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 5.5%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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