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Amy Tesler

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Breathtaking, Peaceful Valley, 15 Min. to Old Town Ft. Collins

22 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin

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Overview

Front Range Colorado Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Breathtaking Views, Peaceful Pleasant Valley Lodging! This is a cozy log duplex home located in the unique Bellvue Dome geologic setting. Not only will it charm you with its Southwestern flare inside, outside are panoramic views of Colorado's endless beauty, great bicycling, paddling, and hiking within minutes. Enjoy the serene setting while grilling on the deck, or 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 as Rocky Mountain National Park,Estes Park, Colorado State University, and Old Town Fort Collins.

Red Feather Lakes (20 miles) – fishing, hiking, championship mountain golf course

Fort Collins Old Town (8 miles) – shopping, restaurants, bars, famous microbreweries (coined “Napa Valley of Beer!”), outstanding pedestrian path

Fort Collins Pedestrian Trail System (2 miles)– access @ Bellvue Fish Hatchery, Watson Lake, or numerous points in and around Fort Collins. Approximately 20 miles of scenic trails along creeks, and the Poudre River.

Keywords: Log Apartment Home, Log Duplex

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Amy Tesler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Amy Tesler

Myself and my family live on-site this beautiful property and manage it. While it is our home, it is a very special place and location and we love sharing it with travelers and their families. I have been in the hospitality industry since I began working. I take pride in my customer service and in my attention to detail. It's the small, simple touches that guests appreciate and remember for years to come. I look forward to meeting you.

Why Amy Tesler chose Front Range Colorado

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 one.

What makes this cabin unique

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. We even have our friendly hens who are like family members. Don't be surprised when they greet you with a warm welcome. They like to share their delicious fresh eggs and so do we! What makes this place unique is there is no place like it. It is not a 5 star resort, it is your home away from home.

Reviews

4.6
based on 22 traveler reviews

Breathtaking, Peaceful Valley, 15 Min. to Old Town Ft. Collins
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
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Great place to get away.

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we were expecting

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First off, I would like to apologize to the guests that this stay did not meet their expectations. As someone who prides themselves with over 20 years experience in the industry, it stings. On the other hand, I understand that even if you go above and beyond, you can't meet every ones expectations. This place was simply not a good fit for these guests. This is a beautiful, cozy, extremely clean, RUSTIC cabin. We sit on 6.5 acres where wildlife and nature are abundant. This time of year without fail, we get a spawn of box elder bugs. While I do a great job of keeping them out of the house, you may see a bug or two with an extended stay. Due to all the wildlife, animals, our children and pets, we chose not to use toxic chemicals to keep pests at bay. We feel this benefits the health and safety of our guests alike. I understand this was the guests first time using VRBO. Housekeeping fees are an industry standard and while having to do your own dishes and take your trash out seems like a lot, it takes hours to do the deep cleaning( I assure you it is meticulous) that takes place after every stay. I apologize guests felt burdened by this small fee. I have been renting this property for 5 years now, living on-site which my listing DOES in fact state clearly. I am always sure to have a phone conversation with every guest prior to booking to ensure they understand the layout of the home. I have received ONLY five star reviews boasting cleanliness, comfort, attentiveness, all the extra things to make the guests stay memorable and the undeniable beauty that surrounds this home, which is why we love to share it. Our only hope is guests appreciate it, and treat it with respect as we do. It was mentioned how promptly I was there to be of help for any questions, yet the guest NEVER addressed any of these discomforts with me, giving me an opportunity to correct the situation. There is not much I can do when there is no communication. We are working on many upgrades to the home this fall/winter durring our quiet season. One of which is replacing the original carpeting in the upstairs hoping it will help with insulation and sound. We have entertained hundreds of guests in the past five years. Some even return to soak up some more of the beauty and serenity this lovely property offers. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and will continue to strive to be our best while growing along the way. With Humble Regards, Amy Tesler Property Manager
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5

Mother/Daughter get away

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat for my sisters and I! We are busy mama's and wives and only get one weekend per year with one another. We couldn't have asked for a more warm, welcoming and beautiful spot to relax. The owner has chickens on the property who roam free, which is so fun! There were fresh eggs awaiting us upon our arrival, among many other very personal and thoughtful touches. Would recommend this getaway spot to anyone who wants kick back and relax. We"d surely come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and beyond1

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to spend a weekend here at Amy's cabin. Before we arrived, Amy was so helpful in sending very detailed restaurant and hiking recommendations. She was spot on with everything! When we arrived to the cabin we were greeted by Amy and her family, including a dog and chickens. We knew then that this place was something special. Amy's thoughtful touches including fresh eggs from the chickens and a welcome basket including coffee beans were just another example of how her property stands out above the rest. We enjoyed the hot tub and the wonderful views and starry nights. The nearby hiking and multitude of breweries made this a perfect location. This rental is the ultimate in small town hospitality and love.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Thanksgiving with family

  • 4 of 5

Almost afraid to tell anyone how wonderful this quiet, little rustic cabin is! Peaceful, warm, beautiful setting & loads of hospitality. The personal touches Amy takes to make you feel welcome, from amazing homemade bread to flower arrangements, lovely soaps, and well appointed kitchen. Watching chickens roam around freely in morning & stargazing from hot tub at night, truly an escape from city life! Yet close enough to visit our CSU student. Perfect thanksgiving for the whole family, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Odell Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company
Horsetooth Reservoir
Red Feather Lakes
Dowdy Lake, Colorado
Vern's Place
Avogadro's Number
Jay's Bistro
Pizza Casbah
Choice City Butcher & Deli
Bean Cycle
Alley Cat Cafe
Fish
Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon
CooperSmith's Pub & Brewery
Bisetti's Ristorante
Old Town Square
Uncle's Pizzeria
Nearest Airport
78.2 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: necessary

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!).

Horsetooth Mtn Park (15 miles by car, close hiking, biking 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

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.

Cache le Poudre 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

Pengree Park (access 15 miles up Poudre Canyon; or 25 miles over Pengree Pass) – BEAUTIFUL

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Rates & Availability

Bellvue Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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$999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.7%
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Amenities

Front Range Colorado Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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