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Great 1994 Log Cabin on 4 acres: Pond, Views, Creek, Wildlife, Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Please note: we start booking for summer rentals in January in order to accommodate family schedules. Inquiries before then may not receive responses.

Delightful peaceful mountain retreat near Rocky Mountain National Park and the Peak-to-Peak Highway: birder's paradise in a private meadow with pond and creek; 1994 log cabin with open living area, cathedral ceilings, two comfortable bedrooms and a large loft; comfortable furnishings, antiques & oriental rugs; picture windows looking out onto dramatic view of Mt. Meeker/ Long's Peak. Unplug from your daily life. Hike, mountain bike or cross-country ski from the front door; national park trails and horseback riding are 5 minutes away. All conveniences (groceries, movies, shops etc) in Estes Park (10 miles) or Lyons (20 miles). Summer season lodge/ store is 1 mile away (a nice walk or short drive). This is a great writer's retreat or family vacation spot. Many books and games. Eldora Ski Area is about 40 miles away (an hour drive on a scenic road) just outside of Nederland.

The 1400 sf cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, a big deck, woodstove, outdoor firepit, and long driveway that can fit several vehicles. Pond is a magnet for excellent bird and wildlife watching from front windows or deck, with animals and foliage changing from season to season. Occasional moose, elk, coyote or deer visits in the meadow. PLEASE NOTE: Rental calendar is accurate. Inquiries about blocked times may not receive a response.

Keywords: Allenspark, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Basin entrance Rocky Mountain National Park, Long's Peak, birdwatching, creekside, hiking, Trail Ridge Road, Boulder County, Meeker Park Lodge, Big Owl Road, Johnny Park, Deer Ridge, Highway 7, mountain biking, horseback riding, deck, Wild Basin, Ouzel Falls, wildlife, mountain cabin, log cabin.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Beth

We are a family of four from Denver. My husband and I are environmental professionals who enjoy being active outdoors, cooking big meals and playing games with our kids. Our two boys enjoy relaxing in the cabin, finding adventures and hiking/ biking/ playing nearby. We spend summers river rafting and traveling as much as possible.

Beth purchased this house in 2005

Why Beth chose Allenspark

This is a sort of hidden corner of paradise on the Front Range - only 80 minutes from Denver (45 from Boulder) but very peaceful, dark night sky (stars!) and relatively untraveled, with lots of wildlife and great things to see and do. It's a nice alternative to the I-70 corridor mob scene and not too far from town if you need supplies. Great antique and coffee shops nearby.

Cabin is just four miles (in either direction) from the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Long's Peak Trailhead, and has great hike and bike options out the front door, as well.

This is a quiet community of mostly summer residents, but is great to visit year-round. Ours is one of a few year-round weatherized houses in the area, and is bright and comfortable. The Meeker Park Lodge just up the road is open in the summer, and offers a small shop, square dancing, horseback riding and movies.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin is one of the newer places in the area - built in 1994 from old logs, with an open floor plan and furnished with antiques and comfortable seating and bedding. The floors on the first floor are all cork, with colorful oriental rugs. The large sitting room and open kitchen/ eating area are the main part of the house, with a high ceiling. Upstairs is a large loft that has a ping-pong table, a writing desk and a sofa-bed and futon. In the rear of the downstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, with tub, shower and a washer/ dryer.

Most of the houses in the area are in the woods. There are fantastic rock formations throughout. Ours was built in a meadow with a pond and creek. From the front picture windows and large deck (also visible from the loft) the views are unparalleled. Both Mt. Meeker (the south side of Long's Peak) and the Twin Sisters area of the national park are visible, and change constantly with the light and the season.


Allenspark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Main floor bathroom includes toilet, shower/tub, full sink and washer/dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , full-sized mattress on box spring
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Two bedrooms on main floor - one with Queen bed, one with full-size bed. Newer mattresses with down comforters and quilts. Additional beds in loft (fold-out full-size bed and full-size futon). Sofas in sitting room can also be made up as beds for children. Bird feeders in meadow attract many birds visible to viewers from inside. Binoculars and guides provided. Many trails accessible directly from cabin (for hikes and mountain biking, 4WD), as well as a short drive away - national park trails to views, waterfalls, lakes, peaks. Long's Peak trailhead is 5 minutes' drive. Creek on site offers fishing, wading. Wifi available at Old Gallery community center in Allenspark.


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Great 1994 Log Cabin on 4 acres: Pond, Views, Creek, Wildlife, Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Country quietness and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here ! Great place to lay your head at night after exploring Estes and RMNP( Rocky Mountain national park) . We cooked dinner every night with a few exceptions and kids loved the chess board and ping pong table. ! Fit our family of 5 very comfortably. It's only 10 mins from Estes so it's easy to get to town if need be. And the Wild Basin area is only a mile or so down the road. So very conviently located. No TV. Internet is limited ! Which we found as a A plus plus plus benefit. A true disconnection from our hectic lives. !! Owner communicates well through email. I wouldn't hesitate renting this if you like country quietness and a cozy place to lay your head :) A true home base after a fun day of hiking! Oh. There is a pot for boiling water. But not a regular coffee pot So if you are spoiled rotten to the core ( like me ) bring a spare coffee pot so you can have it brewing when you wake up to the pristine views of Mt Meeker. You may not want to leave ! We sure wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location and amazing view from the cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a pleasant and peaceful place to stay, with accessibility to RMNP trails within minutes, and only a short drive to smaller towns (Allenspark) or larger (Estes). Great amenities, and loved the spring water option from nearby Allenspark. Laundry onsite, full kitchen, and plenty of space for our family of five. Beautiful location and well worth the visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family getaway, but still close enough to various vacation activities in the area to please everyone. The cabin is lovely in its own right, but made even better by its location, with stunning vistas of Mt. Meeker, the Twin Sisters, and the rest of the valley. Our kids (15, 13, 11) were a little worried about the lack of cell coverage, TV, etc., but the beauty of the place, the ping-pong table, and games easily won them over. It was great for us all to unplug from electronic screens that whole week. The valley is rich with wildlife, and we saw elk, moose, lots and lots of birds, and even (from a bit of a distance) a young black bear. Thank you for making this wonderful place available for visitors. We loved it, and certainly hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in RMNP and Songbird Pond!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, remote, beautiful resting place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening your cabin to renters like ourselves and sharing the beautiful surroundings with us. We had a great adventure at your cabin and RMNP. We did a hike everyday and saw so much wildlife and beauty. We enjoyed each others company as a family playing Clue and ping pong and talking about the bear visit :) If, more like when we come back, your cabin will be our first choice as home base. Thank you for all the special touches - quilts, books, fireplace supplies, french press, maps, hiking guides, photographs of your aunt. What a truly special place!

Everything was clean and in working condition. We loved having a washer and dryer at our disposal. The layout was perfect for our family of 5 and everyone was comfortable and warm with the ample supply of blankets and sheets and pillows. We didn't explore too much of the property due to the tall grass but enjoyed the pond and fire pit. We had a fire outside one night and a couple fires in the Franklin stove other evenings.

We got to see lots of wildlife, including a coyote chasing a deer, lots of birds, rabbits, ground squirrels and even a momma bear with 2 cubs. When we did have questions, Beth was quick to reply and provide sound advice and tips, sometimes within minutes of emailing her.

I would definitely recommend this cabin to our friends and family and we ourselves hope to return one day.

Our favorite restaurant in Estes Park was Ed's Cantina - the fish tacos and bison enchiladas were out of this world! A visit to the Eagles Plume trading post is a must at the end of Big Owl Drive. The owners and their wares are wonderful, and full of history.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Simone and glad you enjoyed it! You were the only renters who have had a visit from bears so far, though we've heard of others nearby. I've left out a packet of information for future renters about how to keep the bears (brown bears - non-aggressive) at a safe distance. Hope you will come back soon!
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Unplugged in heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a little slice of heaven. Our family of three (including 9 yr old child) stayed for 5 nights and though we hiked and explored every day, we would have been just as happy (maybe happier) staying at the cabin all day. The views are spectacular! The cabin was very well appointed with cooking utensils & spices. The hummingbirds are AWESOME! We loved feeling them whiz by our head when we were outside or watching them from comfy chairs inside. The little chipmunk family and bunnies were also fun to watch. It felt like such a special and authentic experience from within the huge stacks of logs or sitting on the porch taking in the glorious views. The ping pong table, games, instruments and art supplies were a fun bonus. It seemed every nook and cranny was stuffed with entertainment. I almost wanted it to rain so we could stay inside in front of the fire. We will most definitely be back and will forward this place to friends and family. We feel so appreciative to have found this hideaway and so blessed that the owners share this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Allenspark, Estes Park, Lyons
Car: necessary

Large network of 4WD/ mountain bike roads just to the east of the cabin. Also near Wild Basin, Twin Sisters and Long's Peak Trailheads in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rock climbing and lessons available in Estes Park. Estes Park also has a small amusement park and all tourist amenities, a community recreation center and historic downtown. Great tubing & kayak run on the Saint Vrain River in Lyons. NOTE: Our rental calendar is accurate - Please do not inquire about blocked times.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.9%

PLEASE REVIEW RENTAL CALENDAR BEFORE CONTACTING US. We update it frequently. Rentals are available only from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. NO OFF SEASON RENTALS (inquiries for those dates will not receive a response). We start booking rental for each season after January 1. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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