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Park Entrance Lodge - Stunning Mtn Views, Firepit, Basketball Court, Game Rm

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Space 6,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 BR/4 BA home, Amazing RMNP peake views, 1.5 miles from main entrance to RMNP

If you want an extraordinary mountain home in Estes Park that is perfect for families and has tons of room (not to mention absolutely stunning views)... look no further. We are completely booked for summer 2018 June through August. We do have some dates in September and October. Contact owner directly with any questions. 757-879-5439.

OVERALL HOME: With over 6600sqft in living space, this log style two story home is one of the largest and nicest rental homes in all of Colorado. It is situated on over one acre natural lot with trees, rock outcroppings, and abundant wildlife. It is on a paved street and has a large paved circular driveway. Including the master suite, it features 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 living/sitting areas, 2 fireplaces, outdoor fire pit, a game room, over 2400 sqft in decks, and yes… even a one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court!!!

THE VIEWS: The house is situated right at the base of the continental divide and is surrounded by panoramic views of Twin Sister's (13,000'+), Long's Peak (14'000'+), and the continental divide itself. Most of the view is of Rocky Mountain National Park peaks.

THE BEDDING SET-UP: Yes... eight bedrooms! Enough for everyone to have their own. And they are all very nice size...all larger than the average bedroom and all with larger than average closets. The bedrooms feature the following bedding set-ups all with themed décor that match native animals in the park including master(king), elk(king), bear(king), bear cub(2 twins and crib), mountain lion(queen), trout(queen), moose(queen) and bunk room with two sets of bunk beds for a total of 18 beds.

THE MAIN LIVING AREA: The huge professional kitchen features granite counters, maple wood cabinets, double oven, professional series separate refrigerator and freezer, desk area with wireless internet, and a unique outdoor kitchen (10’ by 10’ upper deck with built-in 8ft stainless steel grill – just outside the main kitchen through glass French doors). The main living room features lots of open space with comfortable furniture, a billiards area, a nostalgic winter sports décor, and a large screen HDTV, 2 gas fireplaces/200+ DVD library all built into a dramatic slate wall.

SPECIAL FEATURES: The over 2400 sqft+ in decks (three upper and two lower connected with a wood bridge) feature an outdoor ping pong table, a large hot tub, wood/log furniture including gliders and swings, and 2 picnic tables. Also outside is a very nice horseshoe court, and a 1800's rustic trail wagon. Other features include a 2.5 story atrium with bear water fountain, a 2nd living room with fireplace, 4 bathrooms, and a two car garage.

INCREDIBLE MASTER SUITE: 1000sqft master suite is It features the master bedroom (with king bed, built in TV, desk, sitting area, and 2.5 story ceiling), a deluxe wet bar (with granite counter, double sink, small fridge, and maple cabinets), an amazing master bathroom (with huge garden tub and large extended tiled area with 4 shower heads), and a private deck.

THE WILDLIFE: And despite the excellent all around qualities of the home, the best feature may just be the wildlife. Sited on the property have been coyotes, foxes, marmots, badgers, ground squirrels, black bears, and literally hundreds of birds and mule deer. And of course too numerous to mention... the herds of elk. As a matter of fact, over 50 elk were counted on the property at one time (actually multiple times!).

Events: Please be aware that we have lots of 50th wedding anniversaries, retirement and other celebrations. We also have many families celebrating weddings stay at our home. Please be aware that we are not allowed to have weddings or other events where others are invited to the home. We will allow a family to have relatives come for dinner but that must be requested when booking. The Town of Estes Park currently regulates parking so we are only allowed to have 4 cars in the driveway and 2 in the garage for a total of 6 cars. There is no parking allowed on the street or in landscaped areas.

We love, need and respect our guests, and we want you to be happy and comfortable that you have chosen the right rental for your stay.

WHO WILL LOVE IT HERE:

This terrific house is great for

-tourists

-women reunions getaways

-family vacations

-mature adults or multi generations attending weddings, local events or celebrating significant life moments.

WHO IS NOT SUITED FOR THIS PROPERTY

Please NO EVENTS at this property! This house is for your group only.

-No party groups

-NO bachelor or bro party groups

-NO student chaperoned school groups

-No rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts or wedding breakfasts where people are invited that are not registered to stay in the home. Please support our local businesses, venues and restaurants for your event needs.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Family reunion, Wildlife, Private Mountain Estate, Spacious, Wildlife retreat, Entertainers dream. Rocky Mountain National Park location, hot tub, Basketball court, pool table, game room, Handicap accessible, , Internet/cable. 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18+ in beds, Thanksgiving 2017 Open, Christmas 2017 Open, Spectacular views. park entrance home

More Details

Owner
Julie Reichle
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Julie Reichle

We are a family of 5 and we love to be active and surrounded by nature. Wether it be the mountains, ocean or the desert, we enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.

Julie Reichle purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie Reichle chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We visited Estes Park in 2011 and decided we eventually wanted to live here. An opportunity arose for us to purchase a home. We decided we had to have a piece of paradise for ourselves.

What makes this house unique

Simply one of the best locations in one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the country. The home is located between the downtown of Estes Park and the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The setting is natural and park-like itself with abundant wildlife passing through year round. Even with limitless outdoor activities in the area, there are also extensive activities in the house including: ping-pong, billiards, basket ball court, air hockey, hot tub, and over 2000 sqft in decks with views that are just plain stunning!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to the Reichle's mountaing cabin to celebrate life and our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. We appreciated the fire pit, the hot tub, all the games/activities and the Awesome views! Thank you so much you were so kind and cooperative.
Jun 2013
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Trail Ridge Road Summit
"Trail Ridge Road Summit"
Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
"Great food and atmosphere!"
YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center
The Other Side
"Great food! Several menus to choose from"
Estes Park Golf Course
Estes Park
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
"On the east side of the park, located on highway 36 and 3.5 miles west of Estes Park, is the..."
Downtown Estes Park Main Street
"Charming mountain downtown with shops and restaurants. Excellent river walk featuring the jo..."
Stanley Hotel
"Famous turn-of-the-century hotel made even a bit more famous recently by Stephen Kings "The ..."
Estes Park Aerial Tramway
"Popular activity in Estes Park."
Safeway
Estes Park Visitors Center
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
"On the east side of the park, located on highway 36 and 3.5 miles west of Estes Park, is the..."
Nymph lake
The Egg & I
"Always a great breakfast with great service! "
Sundeck Restaurant
Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver Internatioinal Airport (DIA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rock Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Estes Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Sundeck
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

rocky mountain national park (3rd most popular national park in the country) featuring wildlife (including coyotes, mountain lions, mule deer, moose, and thousands of elk) and trail ridge road (the highest continuous paved road in north america)

Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please NO EVENTS at this property. We allow family celebrations for guests staying in the home only. Please use our local establishments for events.
  • Signed Reservation Agreement and a copy of your driver's license to confirm the booking. Payment by check or credit card. 3.5% convenience for cc.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY is 90 days with the exception of peak summer season, Christmas and Thanksgiving. We always refund if we rebook.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bear - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Moose - toilet , shower
    Elk - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub,double shower w/multiple shower heads,heatd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bear Suite King - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Mountain Lion Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Moose Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Elk Room - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Master - 1 king , Complete with wet bar and deck, sleeps 2
    Trout Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bear Suite twin - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2
    Deer room - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4
  • crib and pac-n-play available
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
one-of-a-kind indoor basketball court next to the game room

Reviews

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Park Entrance Lodge - Stunning Mtn Views, Firepit, Basketball Court, Game Rm
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 85 reviews
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Huge house- space for everyone!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend at this great house. Quick drive into town. We had a a couple of issues (1 toilet dyd not work and fire pit would not start) but Julie responded quickly and took care of us right away. Julie was great to work with and answered all my questions ahead of time.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Ideal situation in the Rocky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We held our family reunion here in summer of 2017. The house worked well for 13 people and could have handled a few more - even at the dining room table. The location is perfect - 5 minute drive to the downtown of Estes Park and the Safeway grocery, and very close to the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. One of our hikes was less than a 15 minute drive to the trail head. The view from the house is just as shown in the photos - beautiful mountains all around. The indoor games available (even a basketball court!) were much anticipated but used less than we expected because the weather was so good we were outdoors most of the time. The outdoor hot tub was wonderful after the long hikes and golf rounds.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. So much for everyone to do. The kids loved the basketball court, game tables and pool table. They also enjoyed the hot tub. The view is amazing from the porch. Enjoyed my mornings watching the sun rise over the mountains. Absolutely beautiful. There were 12 of us in the house and everyone enjoyed every minute of their vacation. You must do the wild jeep off road trip. So much fun. Thank you Julie and Scott for sharing your home with our family for an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

When a friend suggested Estes Park, CO, as an excellent site for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, I set about finding the best possible rental house for our family of 15 ranging in ages from 6 to 74! The VRBO panoramic video of Park Entrance Lodge with the backdrop of classical music, stunning views of Long's Peak, and an indoor basketball court won us over! One of the reviews by a previous renter advised that if we were even thinking about renting this house we should do it immediately!! That was a year in advance, but we signed a contract and never regretted it!

Accessibility to two gateways to the RMNP as well as the charming town of Estes Park was a tremendous advantage. We highly recommend the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Journey to the Top tour, which took us to Alpine Village with breath-taking views on Trail Ridge Road and allowed us to see herds of elk, big-horn sheep, marmots, and pikas up close! We enjoyed Kirk's fly fishing for another outstanding day on the river; RMNP's Bear Lake and a picnic at Alberta Falls; Fun City, boating, jogging, and biking on Estes Lake, the historic Stanley Hotel, and dozens of shops with extremely warm and welcoming shop keepers in the town of Estes Park. We had delicious food from Smokin' Dave's, Ed's Cantina, Antonio's Pizza, You Need Pie, and Donut House. Most of our meals were on the deck or in the dining room of the Park Entrance Lodge! From the deck we saw elk, deer, coyote, bald eagles, and magpies. We enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong, horse shoes, foose ball, air hockey, and billiards. The lodge is so spacious that we were never in each others' way! The total of eight bedrooms with two isolated and very comfortable suites plus two living areas and a roomy and modern kitchen made the house perfect for our needs.

The hostess most graciously answered all our questions and treated us as old friends. I would like to think we could return one day, but in the meantime, I highly recommend this location, this house, and these activities for a very special week of family togetherness and adventure in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! It was extremely hard to pull away on our last morning and leave the blue skies, cool breezes, and snow-covered mountain views of Park Entrance Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

When a friend suggested Estes Park, CO, as an excellent site for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, I set about finding the best possible rental house for our family of 15 ranging in ages from 6 to 74! The VRBO panoramic video of Park Entrance Lodge with the backdrop of classical music, stunning views of Long's Peak, and an indoor basketball court won us over! One of the reviews by a previous renter advised that if we were even thinking about renting this house we should do it immediately!! That was a year in advance, but we signed a contract and never regretted it!

Accessibility to two gateways to the RMNP as well as the charming town of Estes Park was a tremendous advantage. We highly recommend the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Journey to the Top tour, which took us to Alpine Village with breath-taking views on Trail Ridge Road and allowed us to see herds of elk, big-horn sheep, marmots, and pikas up close! We enjoyed Kirk's fly fishing for another outstanding day on the river; RMNP's Bear Lake and a picnic at Alberta Falls; Fun City, boating, jogging, and biking on Estes Lake, the historic Stanley Hotel, and dozens of shops with extremely warm and welcoming shop keepers in the town of Estes Park. We had delicious food from Smokin' Dave's, Ed's Cantina, Antonio's Pizza, You Need Pie, and Donut House. Most of our meals were on the deck or in the dining room of the Park Entrance Lodge! From the deck we saw elk, deer, coyote, bald eagles, and magpies. We enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong, horse shoes, foose ball, air hockey, and billiards. The lodge is so spacious that we were never in each others' way! The total of eight bedrooms with two isolated and very comfortable suites plus two living areas and a roomy and modern kitchen made the house perfect for our needs.

The hostess most graciously answered all our questions and treated us as old friends. I would like to think we could return one day, but in the meantime, I highly recommend this location, this house, and these activities for a very special week of family togetherness and adventure in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! It was extremely hard to pull away on our last morning and leave the blue skies, cool breezes, and snow-covered mountain views of Park Entrance Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

When a friend suggested Estes Park, CO, as an excellent site for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, I set about finding the best possible rental house for our family of 15 ranging in ages from 6 to 74! The VRBO panoramic video of Park Entrance Lodge with the backdrop of classical music, stunning views of Long's Peak, and an indoor basketball court won us over! One of the reviews by a previous renter advised that if we were even thinking about renting this house we should do it immediately!! That was a year in advance, but we signed a contract and never regretted it!

Accessibility to two gateways to the RMNP as well as the charming town of Estes Park was a tremendous advantage. We highly recommend the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Journey to the Top tour, which took us to Alpine Village with breath-taking views on Trail Ridge Road and allowed us to see herds of elk, big-horn sheep, marmots, and pikas up close! We enjoyed Kirk's fly fishing for another outstanding day on the river; RMNP's Bear Lake and a picnic at Alberta Falls; Fun City, boating, jogging, and biking on Estes Lake, the historic Stanley Hotel, and dozens of shops with extremely warm and welcoming shop keepers in the town of Estes Park. We had delicious food from Smokin' Dave's, Ed's Cantina, Antonio's Pizza, You Need Pie, and Donut House. Most of our meals were on the deck or in the dining room of the Park Entrance Lodge! From the deck we saw elk, deer, coyote, bald eagles, and magpies. We enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong, horse shoes, foose ball, air hockey, and billiards. The lodge is so spacious that we were never in each others' way! The total of eight bedrooms with two isolated and very comfortable suites plus two living areas and a roomy and modern kitchen made the house perfect for our needs.

The hostess most graciously answered all our questions and treated us as old friends. I would like to think we could return one day, but in the meantime, I highly recommend this location, this house, and these activities for a very special week of family togetherness and adventure in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! It was extremely hard to pull away on our last morning and leave the blue skies, cool breezes, and snow-covered mountain views of Park Entrance Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Damage Deposit $500

Damage Deposit:
We require a separate refundable damage deposit which is due 2 weeks prior to rental and returned after rental. We do not include this in the damage protection section because the website payment section is set up to collect it much
earlier than the rental.

Payments:
Required payments may differ than those listed on the VRBO quote. We often book up to 2 years in advance and we like to be able to change payment terms for these rentals because they are so far in advance. Please send an inquiry instead of a Request to book so that we may make these adjustments. If you use Request to Book or Book it Now we are unable to make some of those changes.

We prefer payment via echeck through VRBO or paper check. If you would like to use credit card we charge a 3% fee which is what we are charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund