Off the beaten path, rustic but updated log cabin on several wooded acres, beaver ponds and spectacular views of Mt. Meeker and surrounding valley. One and 1/2 hours from Denver International Airport and fifteen minutes from Estes Park, up and into the mountains on Highway 7, towards Allenspark, Colorado.
Enjoy the amazing views from the large sun deck over morning coffee or evening cocktails. Cabin sleeps 6 comfortably, with master bedroom (king bed) and ensuite downstairs and small bedroom with daybed/twin. Roomy upstairs loft has a king bed, twin bed, 1/2 bath and opens to small deck with great views of the eastern slope. Living room, dining room with expandable table for more guests, full kitchen, microwave, laundry room with washer-dryer and satellite TV and internet. Carport for one car.
Cabin borders Rocky Mountain National Park and is close to its eastern entrances for hiking, horseback riding and outdoor activities. Several quaint restaurants in the area and a lodge that provides day passes to its gym, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and rec room.
This is the perfect place for those who want to be close to the activities of Estes Park, but far enough away from the summer tourists and traffic to have a peaceful and private mountain getaway. Thirty minutes from Lyons, and 45 minutes from Boulder, Colorado.
This cabin has been in our family for generations. On a fishing trip to Alaska, my grandfather got a call from a good friend who owned a nearby cabin who told him this cabin was for sale after forty years of ownership by the same owner since it was built in the 1930s. Grandfather loved the area so much, he bought it that day, sight unseen, over the phone, from Alaska. This is where my grandfather taught me to fly fish, where Grandmother annually cursed the hummingbirds that dive bombed her red robe during morning coffee on the great sun deck...the same hummingbirds that made me joyous as a kid when I could get more than six to land on my fingers, outstretched over the feeders. Over the years, family and friends have seen their first elk, bobcat, or even a bear and, more recently, moose near the cabin. My grandfather, who passed away in the 1980s, knew this cabin would be a place for building memories for a lot of folks, some he would never meet. He was right...and I think that would make him happy.
Hands down, most everyone loves the spending time on the large sun deck with its spectacular view of Mt. Meeker. From morning coffee or a breezy brunch to afternoon reading or sunset cocktails, the deck is where everyone congregates, chats, birdwatches or simply gazes at the majestic mountain to the West. Hanging out at the beaver pond is fun for all ages and it still amazes us we can just walk out the front door and keep going all the way to the western border of Rocky Mountain National Park (not that it has ever been done since the pioneering days of local legend, Enos Mills!). It is a peaceful and private mountain getaway, close enough to the attractions of Estes Park, Lyons or Boulder, but far enough away to leave it all behind...
My husband and I stayed here for a week in August and it was fantastic. The property the cabin sits on is gorgeous with beautiful views of the mountains and forest. We loved sitting outside on the deck and watching all of the hummingbirds, other wildlife and sunrises and sunsets. The nearby pond is great, very peaceful in the morning to sit nearby with a cup of coffee. The cabin was also great, very clean and comfortable with everything stocked that you could need. The location is also great, nearby to Rocky Mountain Park and towns, but also secluded away and peaceful. I hope we get the opportunity to return and would without a doubt want to stay here again.
Coming from the hot desert we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The cabin, the forest, the mountains, the pond, the rain, the view from the porch and the quite and peaceful location confabulated to make our stay a one of a kind experience for my family and myself.
We found the cabin very comfortable, clean and neat. The porch has an amazing view toward the mountains and the forest and it's actually bigger than it looks in the the pictures. In many ways it exceeded our expectations.
We were kind of hesitant in the beginning because of the 15-20 min drive to Estes Park and to RMNP, but actually it turned out to be such a nice and short drive. Nothing like coming back from a long hike to a quite and secluded place.
Our kids just loved it running and playing freely around the cabin, and coming and going to the pond. Our first morning while sitting on a rock by the pond we were lucky enough to see a moose and her two calves coming out of the bushes to drink water for 15 minutes. Quite an experience for our 4 year old son and his 7 year old sister, something I'm sure they won't forget easily.
Our stay couldn't be the same without the help and assistance we received from the owner, Cristyn. From the beginning Cristyn was always there for us. She is simply the best.
With great regret we had to go, but not without the whole family asking "when are we going to come back?" We will surely be back. We found ourselves a little piece of heaven.
This cabin far exceeded our expectations...and we had high hopes! Our stay at the cabin was everything we wanted and more. The views of the surrounding mountains (particularly Mt. Meeker) from the deck are breathtaking. The cabin itself was extremely clean, well taken care of, and had all the amenities we desired. The setting of the cabin is exquisite--secluded, peaceful, filled with all kinds of birds, chipmunks, elk...yet close enough to Estes Park (10-15 min) when you feel like getting out. We enjoyed being at the cabin so much...we only spent one evening (of our week stay) in Estes. There are great hikes nearby (Wild Basin entrance, Lily Mountain, Chasm Lake...all within 10 min. drive from the cabin) but we also followed the creek behind the cabin and hiked several miles into the RMNP. What we enjoyed the most was having breakfasts and dinners on the deck while soaking up the mountain air and relaxing...a true vacation away from the business of life!
The owner was great to work with and answered every question we had. She responded timely, and made our 1st VRBO experience, a great one. The cabin's description is spot on. My only hesitation in highly recommending this cabin, is that too many people might find out about it :) We most definitely plan on returning to visit!
Our family of six traveled from the East Coast to Colorado and our stay at this cabin was absolutely the best part of our 21 day trip. We felt very much at home here, everything was clean and tidy and very comfortable. The scenery is breathtaking, the photos can't even do it justice. We enjoyed beginning our day with coffee on the deck and a beautiful mountain view. We saw many different kinds of wildlife, we were especially excited to see a moose down by the pond one morning. The cabin feels very private and secluded which was perfect for us, the kids could run and play without worry of disturbing anyone The location was great, very convenient to Estes Park and yet not in a "touristy" area.
The owner was very helpful and friendly. She went out of her way to answer questions and make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. We hope to return to this wonderful spot some day.
With only a few exceptions, for almost fifteen years my wife Carol and I have spent all of June and September in the this Cabin. The location is perfect. Isolated at the end of a good dirt road about a half mile from Highway 7, hidden back in the woods at the base of Mount Meeker, right on the border of Rocky Mountain Park, it is only a short fifteen minute drive north up Highway 7 to Estes Park for shopping, and forty-five minutes east to Longmont. Allenspark is also just south down Highway 7 a couple miles where you will find a couple of excellent restaurants, livery stable, Post Office, and friendly people.
The well-maintained and updated rustic 1950s cabin has all the amenities of home: comfortable furniture, satellite TV and internet connection, modern well-equipped kitchen (yes it has a dishwasher and microwave), large roomy loft-bedroom and ½ bath, dining room with mountain views and a table that easily seats 8 with leaf installed, forced air furnace, immense, elevated deck with outstanding mountain views in all directions, and gas grill. There is even a carport under the large deck.
Just west of the cabin on the cabin property is a small, picturesque pond fed by Roaring Fork stream. Follow Roaring Fork upstream past small waterfalls through the pine forest up into RMNP about a quarter mile and discover another beaver pond and an unobstructed, breathtaking view of Mount Meeker. From that point, you can bushwhack through the dense pine forest further upstream as far as you like and never run into a living soul. You will, however see abundant wildlife. There are elk, moose, deer, and of course, chipmunks and golden mantel ground squirrels. Bear and cougars are also present, but seldom seen. You can also follow Cabin Creek—just a tenth of a mile south—up into the RMNP forest. If you don’t want to bushwhack and would rather hike on trails, you can access many at the Wild Basin entrance to RMNP just a couple miles south on Highway 7, and the Highway 36 and 34 entrances to RMNP are on the west side of Estes Park and give access to countless trail.
Over the years, we have stayed many places in Colorado, but long ago decided that the Casey’s is by far the best we have ever seen.
Colonel, USAF (Retired)
Property borders Rocky Mountain National Park and it's possible to follow the ponds and stream into the Park for a nice hike. Fifteen minutes south of all the tourist amenities Estes Park offers.