|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Come and stay at the Hill House - a stone's throw away from the National Park Boundary. Enjoy wildlife on your doorstep and carefully tended native perennial flowers while staying in a cozy, homey environment.
The house faces south with a sweeping view of Longs Peak and neighboring mountains. Our large wrap-around porch is the best access to the yard of flowers and reflecting pond. It is perfect for reading, dining, being entertained by our visiting hummingbirds, or watching the elk and mule deer pass by. You can even grill or eat outside during our afternoon thunderstorms.
The National Park is just out the back door. The entrance station can be reached without having to negotiate downtown traffic and you can even hike in on foot. If you do want to go downtown and don't want to hassle with parking (a momentous task in the summer months), you can take the town's free shuttle. There is a stop just at the end of the road.
The house boasts three bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the second floor offer privacy, a queen size bed, heated floor in the bathroom, a sitting area, and an eastern or western exposure. The third bedroom is on the ground floor with a queen bed and a private bath.
A well-arranged baker's kitchen offers a large island, two ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, and other small appliances.
On chilly evenings the wood stove warms the dining room that seats (6) with a view of Longs Peak from the over sized door.
The cozy living room offers pull-out couch, cable TV, a combo DVD-VHS player, books of the area, movies, and games.
Wireless internet is also available.
A stay of less than 5 days is $250.00 a night, I require a 4 day minimum unless I have a gap in my calendar.
NOTE: While we have a "Book it" button on our listing, we strongly recommend that you contact us first via phone or the "Send e-mail" button. We want all our guests to love staying in our house as much as we do, and to that end, we'd like the opportunity to answer all your questions and make sure it is the best fit for your party, before you make any monetary commitments
Keywords: cozy home, views, Rocky Mountain National Park
I returned to Estes Park because of fond memories of earlier days working at Dude ranches in the area. I purchased Hill House in 2007. I have the good fortune to work in Rocky Mountain National Park with the Resource Division. I tend to the native plants during the day and then to my own at home. My background is plants so the yard around Hill House has a mixture of native and other perennials.
I have spent 5 years improving Hill House. What was once a little house with an attached rickety cabin is now a simple but comfortable home. I salvaged all I could when I dismantled the cabin addition and have reused much of the paneling, trim, and exterior siding. I was able to build a small green house using the old windows, siding for the floor, and reused roofing. I also frequented building material recycling yards and have purchased items such as sinks, vanities, the sliding door in the kitchen, as well as other doors. After this long road of never-ending projects, I am excited to share Hill House with you.
During the winter of 2015 I added a garage to the back of the house.
Check out Hill House on facebook to see the before and after pictures.
Trish Stockton purchased this house in 2007
Hill House is close to my beloved Rocky Mountain National Park (I can walk to work). Longs Peak and surrounding mountains can be seen from the front porch. The neighborhood is in a quaint older area of Estes.
If you are tired of driving or didn’t bring a car, free transportation is conveniently available from Hill House during the summer season. After a long day of hiking or hitting the shops, Hill House is a great place to relax. The comfy chairs on the wrap-around porch offer not only views of the mountains, but the continuous entertainment of the local birds enjoying all the flowers in the yard.
After only being there an hour, we were all planning our return trip. The home was clean and inviting. Hill House is very convenient to the RMNP(you can actually walk to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in about 15 min)and Estes Park. There are several restaurants nearby, so you don't have to go to Estes Park if you want to eat out. But, the kitchen had anything you would ever want to cook with including lots of spices, condiments and baking items if you chose to cook your meals. We all liked sitting on the porch looking at Longs Peak and listening for the elk to bugle. The elk were very active during our stay and we got to hear the bugling at all times of day and night! Trish was very helpful whenever we asked for information and she had lots of tips inside the home as well. I would highly recommend Hill House for your vacation. It would be your home away from home.
We just spent a week at Hill House. There were 6 adults and 1 infant. We appreciated that each bedroom had its own bathroom and a powder room to boot. Plenty of hot water and everything was clean!
The house is very inviting and comfortable. even for 7. The views of the mountains, deer, elk and even the hummingbirds made each visit to the front porch a delight.
Trish was great and helped us work through some reservation problems. She made a point to visit with us on the first day and give some good advice on visiting RNMP.
We highly recommend this house for your next vacation rental - unless it conflicts with our next visit.
The front porch was the best! We sat out there enjoying the mountain view every day and evening. We would come back and stay again!
This house was great for our family of five (kids 16, 13 and 7). The house is very spacious, much roomier than it appears from the photos and was extremely well stocked. Probably the best stocked house we have stayed in. Books, games, puzzles etc. Kitchen had everything you could need. Bedrooms are comfortable and having three full baths was a nice benefit. Everything is very well maintained and the house was spotless. Very comfortable for relaxing after long hikes. The front porch has a big table that was perfect for breakfast in the morning, with lots of hummingbirds and a beautiful view of Long's Peak. There are numerous houses nearby, but the house still felt private and the area was very quiet for the whole week. There were lots of deer and other wildlife around all the time. Fireplace; firepit; ping pong table in outside "room". The owner was responsive to any questions we had, but not in any way intrusive (we never saw her after we arrived, but we easily called her with questions). The park entrance is just a couple minutes away. Only slight negatives were: dvd player had issues (but there's plenty of better things to do); living room could stand another seat; upstairs has low (but charming) ceilings that had me ducking a lot. Overall excellent and we would definitely return.
Lovely place to stay. Had an outside fire pit and game room. The place was beautiful. You could hear the river outside from the porch. Got to see lots of wildlife walk by the yard. Only sad thing was asking us to keep our service dog in a kennel or in the mud room so it didn't have access to the rest of the house, not allowed in the yard either due to being worried about the floors inside and not wanting the dog to poop in the yard. Even though we'd have cleaned up. We had to make other arrangements for our service dog and not bring her. Othwise it was a lovely place.
Really enjoyed our weeks stay at Hill House. We were there with two other couples and all complimented the accomodations. Bedrooms with each having a bathroom and an extra downstairs afforded plenty of privacy. Downstairs was arranged so that each living area was separate and did not disturb other activities in other rooms. The view of Longs Peak from the porch is great. We observed a greater variety of wildlife off the huge wrap around porch than we saw in the RMNP. Elk, Mule Deer and even turkeys visited within 100 yds of the house. Heard Elk bugle and coyotes howl every night. Even had a bear leave a paw print on one of our cars. It is a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. We spent hours on the porch just sitting, talking and observing the wildlife. Trish was a generous host and we enjoyed talking with her. It is convenient to RMNP without downtown traffic. Would definitely recommend Hill House to anyone!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates reflect 6 person occupancy, using three bedrooms. Additional charges apply for pull out couch or twin bed. $15.00 a night each additional person, 8 maximum. 3 night minimum stay off season only. A stay shorter than 6 nights is $250.00 per night.