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Mountain and River for big families

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

On the Big Thompson River about sixteen miles below Estes Park. Upper and lower patios plus a wood deck give plenty of space to spread out. With a wood fired pizza oven and large BBQ area for big family gatherings. Or wander out to the Asian Pavilion made from large timbers and put together with wood joinery. Relax by the waterfall on the patio or sit by the river and watch for mountain sheep or other wildlife on the mountain ! Hot Tub, Sauna, Washer/Dryer, Wifi,

satellite tv

Wedding Requests: We are able to handle small weddings 65 people or less

More Details

Kent Houston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Kent Houston

Our family lived here for thirty years

We now live nearby in a smaller home

Kent Houston purchased this house in 1985

Why Kent Houston chose Front Range Colorado

We saw this property on a trip to Colorado. Next thing you know we are moving from Texas to Colorado in 1985

What makes this house unique

This property has a psychic energy with the sound of the river the wildlife and the mountain view in front of your eyes that is peaceful and restful


Loveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bsthroom in guest house
  • full bath downstairs full bath up with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , The guest house goes with the property rental
  • Rental also includes the guest house which has kitchen and queen bed and bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
weddings: we are able to handle small weddings of 65 people or less for which there is a venue fee


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Mountain and River for big families
average rating of 4.76 based on 50 reviews

Better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, just amazing. We had so much fun and it was beautiful. We did not want to leave. Kent is a really nice guy and was so helpful. We are hoping to make it back in a few years just to lay around on the property and have another vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eve, come back soon! Kent/Janie
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Beautiful place and very accommodating for our family.

  • 4 of 5

Only negative comment is lawn maintenance on Sunday afternoon with annoying weed whacked for 2 hours while trying to relax. Suggest doing that after tenants have left.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Our family could not have picked a better place for us. It requires a 30 minute drive to Estes Park but the views the whole way are beautiful each way. We spent many hours sitting by the river and just taking in the property. You fall asleep and wake up in a beautiful wonderland each day. The owners gave us a tour and everything else we needed. We look forward to our next visit and won't look anywhere else but this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time so much. It was so pleasant to eat outside with the flowing noise of the Big Thompson River in the background. We enjoyed visiting on the deck near the river or sitting outside with a campfire. We enjoyed the scenery in all directions of the canyon rocks. The kitchen and dining room were a great size for all 9 of us to cook and socialize. We could not have ask for a better place to stay. Our property owners, Kent/Janie, were the greatest to help us have the best experience. Thanks so much. Also, it was the greatest place to see the nearly total eclipse of the sun on August 19th.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful property!

  • 4 of 5

This place is beautiful! The outside has numerous seating areas and large outdoor cooking areas. The house and guest house had everything we needed. Kitchen was great. Was a scenic drive to Estes Park. Enjoyed our stay very much. Owners were great in helping us with whatever we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lee's Summit, MO

Beautiful exterior! Interior leaves a little to be desired

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Back area is huge, secluded, beautiful. Sits at the base of a mountain, on lovely Big Thompson river. (However, very swift river so I personally wouldn't come with young children). Lots of seating, serene swinging chairs. Nice hot tub. Peaceful.

Cons: Interior of house needs a major cleaning. Didn't walk without my flip flops on. No AC in main house except a kitchen unit. (We were there in July) Owner is nearby. Nice man who addressed our concerns.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We now have central air conditioning! When you get a review like this that is so dramatically different from the hundreds of people that have stayed at the property what do you say? Do you point out that the entire first floor are hard surfaces i.e. smooth hickory flooring which the cleaners polish each time a guest checks out. We met this guest showed her into the house, as they walked through they had nothing but compliments. When they checked out after a week of ten people (about half children) it absolutely needed a good cleaning.
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Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Eldora Mtn Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $79
Tax Rate 3.55%

Guests are charged a $79 fee for cleaning If there is a claim made for damage the insurance company has right of subrogation (to collect their payout from the guest causing damage)

We are trying to keep these fees as low as possible by not having pet fees, damage fees cleaning fees etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.