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Retreat on the River! Beautifully Furnished, Hike Into R.M.N.P

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Enjoy your complimentary bottle of wine while sitting on the deck overlooking the Big Thompson River! This spectacular mountain home is within walking distance of Rocky Mountain National Park and its breathtaking trails. Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the river, fish off its banks, or take in a day of shopping in charming downtown Estes.

It is beautifully furnished in western/southwestern decor with leather furniture, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops in the kitchen and baths. Flat screen televisions and free high speed internet are included. The house has a two car attached garage, three bedrooms, and fully equipped kitchen with dinnerware and cookware for twelve, as well as a large gas grill on the deck. The picnic grounds nearby also provide a playground, volleyball, horseshoes, picnic tables, open pit fireplaces, and a large charcoal grill.

The main floor master has a queen size bed, walk-in closet, cable TV/DVD player and attached full bathroom. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a king-sized bed with full sized futon. The other has a queen-sized bed with one set of bunk beds. Both bedrooms have cable TV and DVD players and large walk-in closets. The full sized bath is located between the two rooms and has a tub/shower unit. The house can accomodate a maximum of 10 people.

You will love the setting of this mountain retreat. A roaring river right out the back door, wildlife, Aspen trees, and a beautiful, cozy home to relax in.

Keywords: River property, Big Thompson River, house, fishing, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, hiking

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Heidi Pehkonen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Heidi Pehkonen

Our first visit to Estes Park was on our honeymoon in the summer of 1965. We had been returning every year with dreams of owning our own property. Dreams eventually became reality in 1994 when we came upon the perfect home in the perfect location, situated right on the Big Thompson River. We love sitting on our deck, listening to the roaring river, and watching the birds and wildlife that come our way. It has been especially satisfying to decorate and furnish our home in decor reflective of the area.

We are happy to share our home with others who enjoy the type of getaway our place provides.

Heidi Pehkonen purchased this house in 1994


Aspen Brook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
on Big Thompson RIver, firepit, picnic area, playground area


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Retreat on the River! Beautifully Furnished, Hike Into R.M.N.P
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Everything was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family came to hike in RMNP for the third summer and I have to say that this was the best location yet! We were traveling with my husband's mother and our adult children yet the house was comfortable for our 3 generations with its gorgeous view of the Big Thompson from the back windows and deck. The kitchen was well stocked with spices and a wide range of cooking utensils which was perfect as we love to cook. The hummingbirds were constant guests and quite greedy but feeding them was entertaining. We even had a doe and fawn visit each day. The shuttle to go into town was less than a 1/2 mile walk. All in all a perfect vacation! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I met my brother and his family there for a few days. The home was beautiful and it's location was amazing. The bathrooms, laundry area and kitchen had everything we needed. It snowed 14 inches during our stay so it put a hamper on our outdoor plans, but the area had a playground that was somehow more fun for the kids because of the snow. The views were out of this world. We were all so pleased and grateful for the games and puzzles they had. My three boys and my two nieces were all able to share one room with a bunk bed and a queen size bed so there was no arguing at bed time, that in and of its self was wonderful! We plan to go back, though probably in the summer time :). Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I considered not writing a review because I wanted to keep this place a secret but I decided to go ahead! My family just spent a glorious weekend here. The house is beautiful and easily accommodated my family of 10. The kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs. The deck overlooking the river was the most relaxing, serene place I have ever been. Just can't say enough about this wonderful property! When I get back to Estes Park, I hope and pray it will be available!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

My sister boyfriend and I enjoyed spending time at this property this past weekend. There are so many positive things about this property I hardly know where to start. To begin with the website certainly does not do this property justice. Honestly, you have to see it up close and personal. It was stocked with everything we wanted or needed. Our french toast cooked perfectly on the griddle provided by the owner. Seriously, the kitchen was stocked with so many items. Plenty of DRY firewood in the garage. Nice linens throughout. The beds were very comfortable. Even though the living room was beautiful and welcoming, we spent most to our time at the dining room table, playing games and enjoying the beautiful view. We got an unexpected visit from 9 wild turkeys as they were passing by. We saw 3 elk by the road. The three of us felt like we were in a mountain paradise. I am already planning our next visit which will be very soon I'm sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home on the Big Thompson River

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully furnished home is exactly as shown in the photos and described in the listing and was very comfortable for our 3 generation family of 6 adults and 3 small children. The bedrooms are all spacious, and the dining area seats 6 at the table with an additional 5 barstools at the large granite-topped island, a gathering spot for us. There were games and puzzles provided for the little ones. We enjoyed the deck with its view of the river below and the relaxing sound of the flowing water, and yes, watching the hummingbirds. The nearby playground was a great spot for burning off some energy for the kids, and a game of horseshoes for the parents. During our short stay of 3 nights, we managed to take the easy walk around Bear Lake in RMNP, go horseback riding, ride the aerial tram, let the little 'rock hounds' shop in town for pretty rocks, and some in the group rode the tall slides and go-karts. The view from the tram was awesome. Exiting the tram at the top of the mountain we bought peanuts to feed the tame chipmunks scurrying all over. So the grandchildren made some wonderful memories and the grown-ups had a relaxing time. This house was a wonderful home base for us, and we'll likely return some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Carol, for your kind remarks. We are so happy that you found everything to your liking and plan to return in the future. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Denver, CO, USA

Fabulous house in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

I am truly surprised this place doesn't have more reviews. I stayed here with my husband, two kids (ages 7&9) and grandparents, and we all had a marvelous time. The house is huge and beautifully furnished. The location is perfect; 15 minute drive to RMNP, 10 minute or less into the town of Estes, and the river right off your deck. . The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need to make a great meal, and we cooked a lot. The barbecue and picnic area on the deck are great for grilling fresh-caught fish from the Big Thompson. One of the best parts of our trip was filling the hummingbird feeders and sitting on the deck watching the crazy birds dart back and forth between them. That and having grandpa teach the kids to fish. Oh, and we also saw a bear! (small and just passing through). The owner is a great communicator and called me on my cell phone while we were there to let us know about the bear sighting. Overall, a wonderful home to get away from it all, enjoy nature and make sure everyone has their own space. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a gracious review! We greatly appreciate it! We are so pleased you had a wonderful vacation and hope you will return. Estes is peaceful and beautiful in the winter. Please come! Thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

Aspen Brook House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer off peak
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer peak
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer off peak
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Nearest Point of Interest
Dunnraven Inn Restuarant
Nearest Point of Interest
YMCA of the Rockies
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Mountain National Park


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