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Estes Park Cottage-Secluded Yet Close To Estes & RMNP-Amazing Views!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Br, 3 Bath Home, Stunning Views, Great For Reunions, Quiet, Near Estes & RMNP

Ready for a getaway? This comfortable home is a great place for family gatherings or reunions.

SAVE 5% SALES TAX BECAUSE OUR PROPERTY IS OUTSIDE THE ESTES PARK CITY LIMITS!!

This location is perfect for the adventurous or for those seeking relaxation. It has a country living feel, yet it is close to Rocky Mountain National Park and the popular Town of Estes Park, Colorado, where shopping and great restaurants await. Enjoy spectacular views of the 14-er Long's Peak and Twin Sisters Peak from the dining area and from the large deck, complete with a brand new Weber gas grill. Many hiking trails beckon in RMNP and surrounds.

This home has easy drive-in access to the main level as well as to the lower level apartment. EVERYTHING on the Main Level, including the Deck, is accessible without using ANY STAIRS.

The upper floors have 3 BR: a king; 2 Twins; and a queen, plus 2 full baths, a cozy LR with big screen TV/DVR and woodburning fireplace, and a dining area off the well-equipped kitchen. There is a baby high chair in the eating area, as well as an office which has a PacknPlay (bring crib sheets) and inflated mattress (linens included). Bring some K-Cups to use in the new single cup brewer.

The lower level has a fully-equipped kitchen, queen bed, queen sofa bed, and a modern 3/4 bath.

There is also a rec room with a large sectional, TV, DVD/VCR players, Foosball, a Recumbant Bike and Treadmill...so you can keep up your fitness routine...and a lot of space for the young ones to enjoy. WiFi is available throughout, and there is DirecTV.

More Details

Owner
Greg or Kara
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Greg or Kara

Kara, a quilt designer and mixed media fabric artist, hails from Abilene, Texas. Greg's a Minn-e-sotan, from a Western suburb of Minneapolis; He is a retired high school German teacher.

When you come to Estes, you may see several of Kara's items on display at the Aspen & Evergreen Gallery in Estes.

We sincerely hope you'll enjoy...and take care of...our home as if it were yours. Please don't hesitate to call to report anything malfunctioning or just to gush about the incredible beauty surrounding you at your vacation home.

Greg or Kara purchased this house in 2002

Why Greg or Kara chose Estes Park

Once a person actually visits Estes and takes in the amazing scenery, one knows and understands why this property was chosen...Then, of course, there's also the Rocky Mountain National Park.

What makes this house unique

Whether you are in the dining room or on the large deck, the views will utterly amaze and inspire you. Long's Peak plays peek-a-boo through the occasional clouds (Estes gets about 300 days of sunshine each year!). There's a great view of the 'beaver tooth'.

Look to the left and take in a great vista of Twin Sisters Peak. Or...simply look across Fish Creek Road at the gorgeous rock outcropping towering over docile Fish Creek (except in the 1000-year flood of 2013!).

The upper and lower driveways provide easy access for unloading gear and for those who need a little extra help navigating walks, driveways, and stairs. It's possible to stay at our home without walking up ANY flights of stairs.

Quiet seclusion is a hallmark of this property, yet it lies just minutes from everything Estes Park has to offer. AND...Estes is THE Gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park (100th Year Anniversary in 2015), which is a whole 'nother story...a whole 'nother world of beauty.

It is common to have elk and mule deer visiting our neighborhood because of the proximity to Fish Creek. We've also seen badgers, bobcats, beavers, bears...and...well, I can't think of anything else that starts with 'B'. Just sit quietly and observe and don't be surprised when the animals walk through the yard, ignoring you completely. Animal viewings are common throughout Estes and, of course, the RMNP where you might spot some Mountain Sheep.

Quaint shops with friendly owners and staff await your business. The restaurants have very good food and wonderful service with fair prices. You won't be price-gouged like one is at an amusement park. We LOVE 'Smokin' Dave's BBQ' Dave might be serving your dinner. Expect a wait at suppertime...but step outside and enjoy the mountain views to pass the time.

We love the town of Estes because of its people...treat them like friends and you'll gain some new ones, as did Greg when he came from Minnesota.

Amenities

Carriage Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level Full Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between the Master BR and the Twin Beds BR
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bath serves the Lower Level apartment and Rec Room
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with all guests during the day...Steps from BR & Den
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 on each level serve all the guests on a shared basis.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Level Queen - 1 queen , Steps from the shared main floor bath
    Upper Level Master BR - 1 king , Adjoining Reading Nook
    Upper Level Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , Across from the Master with the upper bath between, shared
    Lower Level Apartment Queen Bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the large apartment adjoining the full kitchen
    Office - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , PackNPlay (bring linens) plus an inflated twin mattress
  • 4 Bedrooms with beds for 10 people. All nearby the bathrooms that are shared. The main level and rec room sofas may also be used as beds with limited privacy. Beds all come with clean linens and toasty comforters. There are alarm clocks in several rooms. The Master BR has plenty of room for a PackNPlay or other infant or toddler sleeping arrangement. The main level has an Office which has a PackN Play (bring your own linens) and an inflated mattress (linens provided). The Office door provides privacy. The Office can serve as an infant/toddler nursery...Right across the hall from the main level queen BR.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
SAVE 5% SALES TAX because this property is located outside the Estes Park city limits!! 3 million visitors to Estes Park annually speak to the amazing beauty of these Rocky Mountains. Our home provides easy access to all the things tourists flock to Estes to enjoy...but...YOUR vacation home is far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be extremely private, quiet, solitary, beautiful, restful and down-right enjoyable. Whether it's a meal together or drinks on the elevated deck or a leisurely walk along Fish Creek, this property will thrill you and relax you...and...will entice you to return again and again. Ask about our return renter discount program.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Estes Park Cottage-Secluded Yet Close To Estes & RMNP-Amazing Views!
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews
5

This house was perfect for my friends and I to be comfortable, and was very close to the park!

  • 5 of 5

Having three levels really allowed people to have their own space if they needed it, but also let us gather together comfortably. The location was perfect, only a few minutes from Estes Park. We loved having our little cottage in the country with amazing views. The only complaint I heard of was the twin beds in the upstairs bedroom were not very comfortable (I was in the king bed, which was great). Other than that, everything functioned perfectly and was as expected and described by Greg and Kara. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property nestled in Estes Park and located close to Rocky Mountain National Park. The view of the mountains from the dining room and kitchen are delightful. And the large deck outside provides even more opportunities to soak in the mountain views! The home is clean and very comfortable and the 3 levels provide multiple bedroom arrangements. We could gather as a family around the dining table and in the living room...but as there are many rooms, there were ample opportunities for quiet time.

Our family gathered at the Cozy Cottage for a relaxed and adventurous reunion and we couldn't be happier! Spent many days hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Ward area. And there was enough snow at Hidden Valley in RMNP for 2 days of sledding! We also recommend a visit to Nederland to ride the Carousel of Happiness.

Thank you Greg and Kara for allowing us to share your home. We had a fantastic time. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house big enough for a family stay.

  • 5 of 5

Big comfy house with beautiful views. If I ever find myself in Estes Park again I would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great home to stay in for multiple adults with separate spaces. It is very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a great location with easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Estes Park yet quiet and secluded. It has multiple areas for privacy in the bedrooms and also nice common areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this lovely cottage in the mountains. We felt very much at home. It was so clean, everything is furnished for you, the views are incredible and I especially loved all the quilts. Thank you Greg & Kara for sharing your home.

The Sutterfields & Works, Tulsa OK 10/2016.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt right at home at the Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our time at your 'home in the mountains', Kara & Greg! From early morning quiet time on the porch with the awesome views, to the quick but beautiful trips into town and into RMNP, to the starlit skys at night, my husband & I & our guests from CT had a wonderful vacation! We only wished we had booked for a longer time :) Loved the quiet but friendly neighborhood feel of the area too-- only 'disturbance' was the midnight 'calls-in-the-woods' from nearby elk! How amazing was that!--part of the experience of late September in Estes Park! Thanks for all the comforts of home, comfortable beds, couches & even big screen tv-s...what a blessing--we look forward to coming back soon! Mark & Dawn & friends

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
"Delicious BBQ, great craft beers, reasonable prices"
Lake at Estes Park
"Walking trail and boat rentals with scenic vistas all around"
Estes Park Aerial Tramway
"Feel even closer to the mountains and their spectacular views"
Estes Park Visitors Center
"Get all your touristy questions answered and catch the free shuttle into RMNP"
Ed's Cantina & Grill
"Great mexican food, margaritas and craft beers...Happy Hour 3-5 is excellent!"
Safeway
"You'll need to stock your fridge and pantry to save money so you can splurge at the great r..."
Steamers Cafe at the Stanley Hote
"You MUST visit The Stanley...enjoy their Scotch Whiskey bar...sign up for the ghost tour...j..."
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
"RMNP info galore"
The Egg & I
"Good food, good selection and good prices"
Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries
"Good food and good prices"
Poppy's Pizza & Grill
"Pizza's very good...see if they have Pliny's on tap"
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
"Local artists showcased here...absolutely beautiful things. Bring home something truly memo..."
The Other Side
"Good food and good prices. It's busy Sunday mornings for brunch!"
YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center
"Largest YMCA in the world. Quite an event schedule...check it out while visiting Estes..."
Chelito's
"Good authentic Mexican food with reasonable prices."
Tavern 1929
"This place is an old standby in Estes Park and is maybe 2 miles from our Estes property. Th..."
El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant
"A couple miles from our Estes home. Authentic Mexican food, great staff and nice pricing..."
Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant
"Good, authentic Mexican food and fantastic location on the creek downtown Estes"
The Wapiti Pub
"Good menu, fair prices, wild game and a very nice craft beer list"
Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Ed's Cantina & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Two courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mary's Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
84 Miles
Winter Park
Car: necessary

Ready for a getaway? This comfortable home is the place for you. It has a country living feel, yet it is close to Rocky Mountain National Park and the popular Town of Estes Park, Colorado, where shopping and great restaurants await. Enjoy spectacular views of the 14-er Long's Peak and the Twin Sisters from the dining area and from the large deck, complete with a brand new Weber gas grill. Many hiking trails beckon in RMNP and surrounds. This home has easy drive-in access to the main level as well as to the lower level apartment. The upper floors have 3 BR: a king; 2 Twins; a queen plus 2 full baths, a large LR, and a dining area off the well-equipped kitchen as well as an office where a bed may be inflated. Bring some K-Cups to use in the new single cup brewer. The lower level has a fully-equipped kitchen, queen bed, queen sofa bed, and a modern 3/4 bath. There is also a rec room with a large sectional, TV, DVD/VCR players, Foosball, some exercise equipment and a lot of space for the young ones to enjoy. WiFi is available throughout, and there is DirecTV (3).

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Rates & Availability

Carriage Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2017 Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 
 
2017 Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
2017 Peak Season
Aug 23 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
2017 Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
2017 Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2017 Late Summer-Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
SALE 2017 Fall SALE
Oct 3 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
SALE 2017 Fall SALE
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
2017 Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service - $125 $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.55%

SAVE 5% SALES TAX because this property is outside the Estes Park city limits.
Guests with difficulties negotiating stairs NEED NOT WORRY! Everything, including the Deck, is accessible on the Main Level without using ANY STAIRS!
Taxes include 3.55% State & County plus 2% Lodging Tax, as req'd...
NO PETS PLEASE...Serious family allergies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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