|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This Rustic Log House Apartment will charm you with its Southwestern flare inside, while outside enjoying panoramic views of Colorado's endless beauty, great bicycling, paddling, hiking, and Nordic skiing within minutes. Not to mention the music and world famous micro-breweries just down the road in Old Town Fort Collins.
With a private entrance and accommodations in a spacious duplex country home, the Log House is a two-story unit with 1,500+ sf of living area. Downstairs you will find a spacious master bedroom with queen bed and an attached study with a futon sleeper/lounge. The bedroom has a private entrance to the downstairs full bathroom with walk-in tile and glass shower, and plenty of towels for the hot tub! A fully equipped kitchen opens to a 345 sf dining area and living room. Two doors (bathroom and dining area) access the west facing 42 ft long redwood deck (446 sf) with an inserted and open sky Hot Springs Grande spa, grill, iron dining table and plenty of lounging space. Great place to end the day, and start the night! Upstairs - are a spacious bedroom with a double and single bed and a 1/2-bath. Included with the rental is a garage space with remote controlled door, and access to a 75 sf Laundry room with washer/dryer.
We hope you will come and enjoy the serene setting while grilling on the deck, or soaking in the hot tub at night while stargazing the infinite skies with loved ones. At Pleasant Valley you can enjoy the finer things in life: A natural setting, with plenty of wildlife, yet conveniently located to desirable destinations such Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado State University, and Old Town Fort Collins. There are also plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities right in the Bellvue area, including the Cache le Poudre River with paved bike trails into Old Town Fort Collins, rafting, fishing, swimming and picnicking, or visit and hike mountain bike Lory State Park, Horsetooth Park and Reservoir, and the Cache le Poudre Wilderness Area...all just minutes away! Cross-country skiing opportunities are available close by at least through April...sometimes May. While unwinding from the days many activities you can enjoy a nice fire in the wood stove or outdoor fire pit, or just share the spectacular sunsets we enjoy most every day with those you love (On average, there are 234 sunny days per year in Bellvue, CO!).
Please do not hesitate to call about current recreational and cultural activities, or weather (Just keep in mind, weather prediction in the Rocky Mountain regions is more of an art than science!).
We sincerely welcome to our little bit of paradise! - Sincerely, Jay & Mary, owners; Carrie, property manager.
John R (Jay) Nuckols, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Colorado State University
Mary H Ward, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. National Cancer Institute
Carrie Belving, Fort Collins, Colorado
Carrie Belving purchased this chateau / country house in 1989
This property is the perfect get-away. It is an ideal location due to the sense of solitude, being away from the hustle and bustle, yet only a 15 minute drive to Old Town where you can find endless entertainment, shops, eateries, music and so much more. If you are an outdoorsy person, this is an ideal location for you. Not only is the view of the valley and the red rocks captivating, there is an abundance of wild life, biking trails, state parks, lakes and rivers all within a few miles. So much fun for the whole family, or just a peaceful get-away for anyone.
While we do have WiFi you wont find a television in every room, in fact you wont find one at all. This is a great place to bring people together and disconnect from their busy and sometimes hectic schedules. We have many games available, a beautiful deck with a hot tub that sparks great conversation, peace, quite, and views to die for. It is not a 5 star resort, it is your retreat while at work or play in this awesome place we call home.
We really enjoyed our stay at this Bellvue property! House was clean and well stocked. We really enjoyed sitting in the hot tub with the amazing view of the sunset and mountains!
Lovely cabin, well-appointed kitchen, beautiful views, friendly manager. One major safety issue is the lack of a handrail on the very steep staircase to the loft. Also, for a place with no central AC, the loose screens on at least two windows made the cabin stuffy at times.
Since many reviews raved about the cinnamon rolls and fresh eggs offered to guests, we were a little disappointed to learn that this is no longer a practice due to Amy's increased family obligations.
We would definitely recommend this property to prospective vacationers!
My family & I had a wonderful stay here. The cabin had a beautiful view and great deck to eat meals on. The cabin had everything that we needed . The owners and their family were very accommodating ..
My kids gave me two thumbs up on this place
This is the first reservation I have made on the VRBO site and I must say it was a learning experience. Since all previous reviewers gave this cabin five stars my expectations were pretty high. However, the pro's list for me is very short: 1)The owner Amy was great. We had to call her twice during our stay for a few issues, she answered her phone promptly and was very willing to help. 2) The surroundings of the cabin were very peaceful and the views out of all the windows were great. 3) The hot tub was a great amenity and was put to good use.
My list of con's is a bit weightier. 1)The cabin itself was not very clean. There were many cob webs all over the house. The glass shower enclosure appeared dirty. And the upstairs bedroom had quite a few bugs, I think I killed over 5 the first night there. Not only was the cabin not very clean but you are also expected to strip the beds of all the linens, take out all of the trash, and do all the dishes you used before you leave. I don't have a problem cleaning up, but I paid a housekeeping fee when I made the reservation, so I don't think I should have to do half the work. 2) You are not allowed to touch the thermostat. This wouldn't have been a big deal, except the second night we were there it got down in the 40's and the owners didn't turn on the heater. In order to warm up our side of the cabin we would have had to use a wood burning fire place and we were all far too tired to figure out how to work it, so we stayed a little cool that night. 3) It's not stated clearly in the description that this cabin is a duplex and the owners live on the other side. There are three doors throughout the house that separate you from them and they are all paper thin. We were woken up every morning by the creaky floors, squealing children, and conversations among them. When we were sitting in the living/dining room it would at times sound like they were all in the same room as us, which is not ideal when you are trying to have a relaxing get away.
In summary I wouldn't recommend this cabin. I honestly don't understand how anyone gave this place five stars.
We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for our vacation. Sitting on the deck was so quiet and peaceful, and the view was fabulous. The chickens were fun. We enjoyed the hot tub each night. We hiked every day and the hikes were close by, which was so convenient. Amy helped us with choices and directions which was so very helpful. Amy also cooked us a meal while we were there. This was the absolute highlight of our trip. We had been on a long hike that day and it was such a pleasure to come home and have such a special meal waiting on us. We picked the menu and it was better than any restaurant could have ever been. We loved our stay and would rebook in a heartbeat if we were in the area. Thank you, Amy, for everything!!!
Our property is located in a cultural and outdoor recreation mecca, with something for most everyone. For a sample, check out http://www.visitftcollins.com.
GREAT BIKING. The Poudre River bike trailhead is 2 miles away. Out our front door, no shuttle necessary! Rist and Poudre Canyons, Bingham Hill, and Cty Rd 23 along Horsetooth Reservoir are also very popular road bike rides. Mountain bike nearby Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir and Mtn Parks, and the famous Blue Sky trail to Devil's Backbone near Loveland. Shuttle service can be arranged.
BREWERIES. The area is recognize as "The Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. Two famous breweries, O'dell and New Belgium, are just minutes from our place. LORY STATE PARK (@ 2 miles) – borders Horsetooth reservoir, horseback riding and trails, connects to Horsetooth Mtn Park and Blue Sky trail to Devil’s Backbone Open Space (15 mile off road trail!).
OLD TOWN FORT COLLINS (8 miles) - Pedestrian plaza, restaurants, music, and art venues. New West Festival in August. Visit http://www.downtownfortcollins.com
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY. Whether you are visiting as a sports fan, academician, potential student, lover of the arts, or for that special graduation we are located just 20 minutes from Campus. More than 4000 public events are hosted annually. The owner, Dr. John Nuckols, is an Emeritus Faculty, with 20+ years of CSU experience.
CACHE LE POUDRE RIVER CANYON (4 miles) – trout highway, outstanding whitewater…all classes, rafting and kayaking; Mishawaka Inn (stream side restaurant, bar, and outdoor music venue); mtn bike and hiking trails galore; access to Cameron Pass area, Nordic skiing
CACHE LE POUDRE WILDERNESS (13 miles)– secluded, 500,000 acre playground at head of Rist Canyon Road, access at Stove Prairie School; hike, fish, ski, mtn bikes allowed on Stove Prairie Rd.
HORSETOOTH MOUTAIN PARK (15 miles by car, close hiking, biking, skiing access through Lory State Pk) - trails, horseback riding, mtn biking. Incredible views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mtn National Park
Horsetooth Reservior ( 2 miles)- 15 mile long lake with boat rentals and loading ramps
PENGREE PARK (access 15 miles up Poudre Canyon; or 25 miles over Pengree Pass) – Scenic Drive, trails, trout streams, backcountry access to Rocky Mtn NP
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (68 miles): One of the jewels of the USNP system. Spectacular mountain environment. Enjoy the scenic Trail Ridge Road car tour at 12,000 feet (check for winter closing dates), or the over 300 miles of hiking trails among wildflowers (best late June-Early August), autumn leaves and elk bugling in the meadows (last September- Early October). Estes Park is a small town at the north gateway to the park, and has plenty restaurants, shopping, and hosts the famous Stanley Hotel (stop there for a tour or a cocktail). A full day would be a drive through the park and home through Lyons, home of Oscar Blues brewery, pub, and live music venue. Don't miss the pinball museum in Lyons. Great day trip from our place or a two day excursion on your way to or from the Denver Airport. Drive up the back way from our place along Horsetooth Reservois and through Masonville if you have the time.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|