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

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Allenspark House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2016

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 Rocky Mountain National Park

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.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Great 1994 Log Cabin on 4 acres: Pond, Views, Creek, Wildlife, Nat'l Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our 8 and 4 year old, and I stayed for a few nights and it was awesome. I was worried about lack of cell service and slow internet, but it was great! Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe City, MO USA

Awesome family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and land was very well maintained. Beautiful views all around the property. We saw a moose, several elk and even a black bear (very early one morning). Loved filling bird feeders and watching the hummingbirds. Boys fished in the little pond (didn't catch anything-but had fun) and explored the creek. We loved not having the distractions of internet and tv. We could always log back in when we were in Estes. This is a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC, USA

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Listing very accurate. I would absolutely return, and recommend to others. I hope they still rent it out when I retire so I can go back for a month!! The property was clean, and the kitchen well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. We went to Indian Peaks or RMNP everyday. The cabin was in a great location for hikes in both places. Must take a dip in the swimming hole...really cold, but oh so invigorating! Beth was prompt with her communication, and answered questions. Beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado, USA

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

While this cabin is close to trails and activities, I didn't go off the property because being there was so perfect. The cabin is comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. Views from the bedroom invite lazy mornings and the living room invites curling up with a book or family card game. I sat on the porch watching the sun on the mountain and the pond while reading for hours. A chilly dip in the creek's "swimming hole" was so refreshing. Treat yourself to this wonderful cabin in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! So glad you liked it.
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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.


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Allenspark House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
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.

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Allenspark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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 (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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