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Steve Ferrante

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Spectacular Views Of Longs Peak

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Fireplace And 2 Wood burning Stoves Walk

This lovely home is far enough away to relax and close enough to enjoy all Estes Park and R.M.N.P. have to offer. Come relax in front of the fireplace or on the porch with a view of Longs Peak and nature's sights. Take a walk either into town or into R.M.N.P. and see all the beauty so close to your private getaway. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination in this beautiful home on 2/3's of an acre in Estes Park

As you take in the sights from the front porch you will likely see elk, deer, a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. These beautiful surroundings will beckon you to return time and again to enjoy the serene beauty of this home and its surroundings.

Inside this comfortable home you will enjoy privacy and the spectacular beauty of the Rockies while you escape the stress of day to day living. The sun-room/dining room is the perfect place to start your day, coffee in hand. At night you can relax by the fireplace or wood burning stove when the temperatures cool down. The master bedroom is located on the bottom floor while the second and third bedrooms are located upstairs.

After your stay you will agree, this is home is appropriately named 'The Joy Cabin.'

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Ferrante (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Steve Ferrante

We met during our sophomore year of college at Baylor University. One month after we graduated we were married! That was 45 years, 2 kids and 7 grandchildren ago. During our time together I was a minster and my wife was a high school teacher; now we are retired.

We also worked in the mission field for some time. We spent 5 months in Spain and 5 years in Kenya helping the people there and learning many valuable life lessons from them as well.

Steve Ferrante purchased this house in 1994

Why Steve Ferrante chose Rocky Mountain National Park

“We were looking for three characteristics when we bought this 1923 vintage cabin twenty years ago…and we found them! A breath-taking view of the big mountains, a moss-rock fireplace, and an expansive covered front porch with panoramic views of Longs Peak = wow!”

Located at the end of a quiet street The Joy Cabin renders privacy only 1.8 miles from downtown Estes Park. When some people come to the mountains, they want to relax… they long to spend peaceful hours being refreshed by the mountain air, observing elk and deer in the front yard along with hummingbirds and bluebirds, and hearing the breeze through the centuries old ponderosa pines on this two-thirds of an acre property. Others may enjoy hiking, biking, or climbing while many love to eat out, take in a movie or stroll down the river-walk shopping, eating caramel corn or a delicious ice cream cone! Estes Park is an ideal vacation spot to do what you enjoy.

The vaulted ceiling in the sun-room/dining room of The Joy Cabin provides a sunny greeting for a first cup of coffee! The remodeled kitchen includes a front-loading washer and dryer, a stainless Kitchenaide dishwasher, and all the amenities of your home away from home. A cable 46” flat screen TV and WiFi along with a landline telephone enable you to connect with the world (if you so choose) or you may just want to lie in the hammock and read a good book; either is possible on this vacation.

Two cozy bedrooms upstairs allow for privacy. The larger bedroom provides one queen bed and a trundle with two twin beds. The other bedroom contains a double bed and a pack ‘n play if necessary. The master suite on the main floor is furnished with a cedar log queen bed, a wood burning stove and its own private three-piece bathroom. A vaulted ceiling and multiple windows simply bring the outdoors inside.

What makes this house unique

Within walking distance of R.M.N.P., private setting, beautiful covered porch with mountain views, large lot, no street light to obstruct the night time views of nature.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Spectacular Views Of Longs Peak
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

awesome place highly recommend it

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and has cozy decor. It is conviently located to RMNP and shops and restaurants. It was a great stay and we will stay there again. We highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a Rustic Rocky Mountain Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was truly rustic and so beautiful. So much wood and wonderful decor. We had seven adults and there was plenty of room! Fantastic view of Longs Peak and the other mountains. Great vacation time for our family! Dennis/Cooper families from Iowa.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great views, very clean, great location

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great stay in this old cabin.

The good:

- The views were as advertised. Both sunrise and sunset gave us a show.

- Location is very convenient to both town and RMNP. Mule deer visited every night!

- Very clean and well maintained.

- Good insulation and air flow. We stayed comfortable during cold nights and hot days.

- Lots of amenities to keep the family entertained (books, tv, dvd's, etc , though we used little of it).

- Lots of cooking supplies left over (salt+pepper, oil, etc)

The not-as-good

- Pots and pans need upgrading (typical of rentals)

- Freezer is barely cold enough to make ice cubes

- Small beds. But to be fair both my wife and I are over 6' so this is a common problem for us.

The subjective.

The cabin is very old and very representative of it's age and the area. It's walls are filled with mounts and animal pelts so if this kind of thing makes you squeamish, it might not be for you. But the pictures represent this fact.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Joy Cabin. We have tried to strike a good balance between modern and authentic. The home has been in our family for quite some time and we are happy to share it with others.
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Great family get away in an immaculate, authentic mountain cabin. Unbelievable place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Joy Cabin in early November with our daughter, her husband and our grandchildren. To say it was fabulous would be an understatement. We were impressed from the moment we walked in. It was surprisingly roomy and in immaculate condition. The cabin is old, which lends history and authenticity you just can’t get at one of the new condos in town (be sure to check out the pictures on the dining area walls, very cool!), but is thoroughly updated with all the modern amenities including flatscreen TV, wifi, etc. There is lots of light coming through numerous windows with breathtaking views and you can often see wildlife out of every window. It is about 2 miles from the center of town. The beds are extremely comfortable and I slept better than I have in ages.

Everything went flawlessly from our first contact (very quick response) to check out. We absolutely loved our stay and hated to leave. We hope to make it an annual occurrence and will definitely be back! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now you know why we call it the Joy Cabin. Over the years we have made so many great memories here. Please come again.
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So close to RMNP!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the Joy Cabin. It is an old cabin but was spotless and well maintained. There were hummingbird feeders filled when we arrived and tons of hummingbirds buzzing around that we so enjoyed watching. Very thoughtful of the owner/management to provide that. The walking trail behind the cabin was great, as was the mountain view. We spent most of the week hiking RMNP and the cabin was convenient to the entrances. We had trouble getting the grill to heat up and one of the showers doesn't work well, but those things were not super important to us. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your stay was memorable. Thanks for letting us know about the shower and grill, we will get those taken care of.
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Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place so much we wanted to live there forever!

This property was clean, well located, spacious (even though the square footage is small), well equipped & nicely decorated. Friendly neighbor (year round resident) across the street was a delight to talk with. Views were gorgeous. Great balance between old and new, totally updated.

We could not have picked a better home to spend the week. The location was just minutes from the park entrance or town. The home itself was comfortable and clean. Plenty of kitchen items, big fridge, plenty of seating space. I think we were there 5 minutes and the boys were out playing basketball. We enjoyed the wildlife. I can't recall ever seeing so many hummingbirds in my life! Who needed the park when we had amazing wildlife experiences right at the house...elk, deer, bear and all sorts of birds. The rockers on the porch saw lots of use. The grill was handy as we cooked nearly all of our meals at the house. The boys spent lots of time exploring the rocks out back. My two runners had plenty of running options at the house. Twice we went to town and used the trail around the lake. Plenty of hot water, blankets, towels etc.

Ok, so no place can be perfect and renters want to know any negatives. Honestly, I really had to think and get picky to find any negatives about this place. One thing I would have appreciated as the only female in the group, would be curtains on the doors of the master bedroom. It wasn't a big deal as I just went into the bathroom or over by the bed to change, but a little more mom privacy would have been nice. The master bed was comfortable but felt like we were rolling into the center. The only other thing I could think of that needed improved was better grill utensils since we grilled every day. Seriously, that is it! This house was just so wonderful and just exactly what we wanted in a vacation spot. We honestly wanted to just move in forever!

I read the other reviews diligently before renting. The steps are narrow and steep as to be expected in this age of home. But the stairs were not an issue for our family (kids 12-15-17). Rail secure. Plenty of everything in the kitchen. I can't tell you how long the dishwasher took as we always ran it while we were gone or while we were sleeping. So if it took a long time, we didn't notice.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect from the first email til we left. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into curtains for the master bedroom door and new utensils for the grill. We love it when people really enjoy our home!
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2016
May 14 2016 - Sep 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.7%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Cancellations prior to 60 days from scheduled check in date will be charged a 5% processing fee.

Cleaning Fee: $100.00

HOLIDAY RATES are the same as peak season rates

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Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1365 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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