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

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

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Rocky Mountain National Park 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.

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  • 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 34 traveler reviews

Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

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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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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Relaxing, Secluded, Peaceful - Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the Laughing Place a great value with plenty of room for 12 people, it is truly a place with mountains, rivers and tranquility. We spent a full week and loved every minute of it. We spent most of our time enjoying the property, rock climbing and hiking in the surrounding mountains. Estes Park is only 30 minutes away and is a great place to enjoy a good meal as well as many other activities.

You wont be disappointed in your Laughing Place stay.

The cabin is as promised in the description and I would recommend it to most anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your week was good! Come back again!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Pretty, cozy, and clean. We met our cousins there for the week. We slept 4 adults, 9 kids, and 1 toddler and everyone had a bed and a bedroom! (Although we did use the second living room as a bedroom.) I think the fact that it was a residence made it even better. There were so many special touches (like beautiful log cabin style trim, little bears attached to the pull chains on the lights, and little sayings hung on the walls.) Also, they had a great collection for all ages of DVDs, puzzles, books, and games. Not to mention all the things you would need for a week--utensils, pots and pans, washer and dryer, towels, hand soap, extra blankets, etc. The view was amazing! And there's no cell phone or internet, which was great! The kids played games, hiked, built a fort, played( we brought some toys), watched movies, etc. And the adults read books, played games, & hiked. Everyone had to unplug! The only main drawback was the drive up the mountain, but I guess that's the price you pay for a beautiful view and quiet peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay as always. Thank you so much for the amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

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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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Rocky Mountain National Park 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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