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Comfy Home with great location (walk to the Big Thompson River-YMCA-RMNP)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,075 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Home with mountain and river views, Sleeps 7 (6 adults)

Estes Valley Vacation Home Operating Permit License #6025

**If you do not see our rates it is because VRBO/HomeAway is conducting a test and this home is one of their guinea pigs!! Please message or call me directly. Sue (314) 707-7447

**The rentals for our home are managed by our friends Mark and Sue Werder at Good Neighbor Vacation Rentals LLC (aka AspenHaus Lodge) **

AspenHaus 'Wanderer' is located in the Estes Park community of Aspen Brook with shared access to the Big Thompson River. From our cozy mountain home it's just a short walk into the Rocky Mountain National Park, 1/2 mile to the YMCA of the Rockies, 2 miles to the Beaver Meadows entrance of RMNP and 3.5 miles to the town center. Or simply leave your car at our home and take the FREE Estes Park Summer shuttle from a stop located less than 1/4 mile from AspenHaus Wanderer!!

Our 1,075 sq ft home has a main level vaulted great room which is an ideal gathering space...enjoy the ambiance of the gas log Colorado moss rock fireplace situated in a warm and inviting living room setting complete with an adjoining fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and dining room area. Picture windows all artwork needed on these walls!

Step out on the deck to enjoy the sounds of the Big Thompson River, just a stone's throw-away; and sneak a peek of it through the pine trees along with the Continental Divide's Notchtop Mountain... you can take it all in while having your morning coffee, an evening glass of wine or cooking dinner on the grill. And while you are there be sure to say “hey” to our frequent visitors including elk, mule deer and wild turkeys!

The main floor bedroom has a king-sized bed with an adjoining full bath. Also on the main floor and adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry with full washer and dryer.

The second level of AspenHaus Wanderer has two bedrooms (a king bed in one and a combination queen/twin bunk in the other); sharing a full bathroom located off the loft hallway.

As our guest you will enjoy access to shared common fishing, picnic and playground areas along the Big Thompson river... all just a short walk from our cabin.

While you are at it you can take a short woodsy walk along the Big Thompson River and emerge to expansive views of Moraine Park. Visit the museum, catch the shuttle to other RMNP destinations or continue your hike on to Cub Lake where you will have extraordinary opportunities to view herds of elk along the way.

Need we go on... our family thinks that AspenHaus Wanderer is perfect in every way... not just another vacation rental but our perfect mountain home!

Of Note: AspenHaus Wanderer is down the road from AspenHaus Lodge (owned by our friends Mark and Sue Werder who will be facilitating your stay for us). We are all committed to providing you with the same ultimate Rocky Mountain experience you have come to know from AspenHaus!

Please check-out all of the AspenHaus reviews (VRBO #315065 VRBO 450831 & VRBO 502909)

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About The Owner

We are life-long flat-landers (central Indiana) that discovered and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains well over 40 years ago. Our two daughters grew up hiking the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park on family vacations and we are delighted to see our 5 grandchildren now having that same experience with their parents. We are avid hikers (Wanderer!) and we enjoy the Park’s trails in boots or snow shoes. Many of our hikes begin right from the Wanderer’s doorstep and continue deep into the Park from trailheads less than ¼ mile away.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why The Owner chose Aspen Brook

We bought the cabin over 20 years ago because of the location. As they say “location – location – location”. RMNP is one of our country’s great hiking parks and from the cabin’s front deck you have the Big Thompson River, the YMCA of the Rockies, the National Park trails and the Dunraven Inn all within a short walk...with the Beaver Meadows entrance to the RMNP, the village center of Estes Park and some of our favorite restaurants all within a short drive. We knew immediately that AspenHaus 'Wanderer' was the one for our family!

What makes this house unique

While it’s a beautiful cabin that’s been entirely updated within the past couple of years the most significant benefit in our view is that you can walk directly into the RMNP or access the shuttle bus by foot to avoid summer traffic and delays! Come on up…park your car…and hit the trail. Or grab a good book and settle in on the deck to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Rocky Mountains.


Aspen Brook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen television in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Flat screen television in this room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen/twin bunk bed combination (child only in upper bunk)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Note- Occupancy limited to 6 unless at least 1 child is staying


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(64 traveler reviews)

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Comfy Home with great location (walk to the Big Thompson River-YMCA-RMNP)
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews

Great place to stay! Awesome views, loved the sounds of the river. Located close to all activities!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to bring the family. Loved all of the wildlife we saw from the house. Very peaceful sounds with the river so close the the house. Didn’t see any bears but was waiting to see some! Definitely recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review! We agree that the location is really great. Sorry that you did not see this year's Town nuisance black bear and her babies, which is always a the distance from the safety of the house!! Mark and Sue, on behalf of Owners
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Perfect getaway in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

We visited for a week in mid-September. The weather was perfect. Spent a lot of time on the deck, relaxing to the sound of the stream across the street. While out there we saw a pack of turkeys wander by, along with a small group of elk. (No bears, but I'm sure they were around).

On our final day we took the trail behind the Dunnraven Inn into the park. It was a great way to avoid the crowds and wrap up a week of hiking.

The house was perfect. It was well-stocked for what we needed. Beds were clean, showers had good water pressure, and the wifi was adequate.

The cleaning girls arrived right as we were starting to the car to drive to the airport. The little community of houses seems to be well-managed. It was very peaceful, and a nice oasis away from the tourism of downtown Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about your stay at AspenHaus Wanderer!! We love the location which is one of the best (our opinion!) because we can hike right into the RMNP, yet we are very close to our favorite restaurants. AspenHaus has the best of both worlds!! Mark and Sue, on behalf of Owners
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in a perfect location! Sue is wonderful to work with and always available, she wants you to have a great time! Fishing in the Thompson river is just a few yards away! There was a nice playground area for the kids to play with picnic tables that we used for lunch. Close drive to town and Sue gives lots of ideas for restaurants, hikes, quick day trips and anything else you can think of! Exceptionally clean cabin, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting by the river

  • 5 of 5

This is a great (CLEAN) cabin in a wonderful setting! Plenty of room for the seven of us! My husband and son enjoyed lots of fishing in the river below our cabin and my younger two enjoyed the playground equipment a quick walk down the road in the development. Sue is wonderful to work with and gives lots of great ideas on things to do, places to eat, and places to shop. They are always available and very easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review AspenHaus Wanderer; and especially the CLEAN part!! Our housekeepers (the other Sue and Crew) work very hard and will appreciate that you noticed!! We enjoyed meeting you and your mom and will look forward to a return visit!! Mark and Sue, on behalf of Owners
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Excellent Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property and an excellent place to stay. It was made even better by the couple who manages it for the owner. By the time we checked in I felt like we were friends, Sue had texted and sent me so much useful information that I used it to plan my trip. Every recommendation they gave was terrific. We were very busy and our trip turned very stressful because my husband got very sick. Again Mark and Sue were very helpful and caring. Our trip turned out to be terrific and the cabin offered everything it said it did!! It was our home base and the perfect place to relax and chill after very busy days. Hated to leave and would gladly go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for AspenHaus Wanderer! We love Estes Park and love sharing the information that we have gathered over the years with our guests. We were sorry that your husband got sick (ugh!) and relieved that everyting turned out OK (yay!). We hope that you and your family return someday, we will gladly have you back!! Mark and Sue, on behalf of Owners
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Pick this one!!!

  • 5 of 5

It is located in a perfect spot for day trips to RMNP and trips to Estes Park. The house is clean, well maintained and the people that care for it are friendly. They respond to texts and emails quickly. Staying at the house was like living in a zoo, the river was close for fishing and trails close for evening walks. You will not be disappointed with this choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha, we say that sometimes too.. that we think that we live in a zoo!! We see wild turkey, coyote, elk and deer regularly. We see bear and bobcat occasionally. One of our guests sent us a picture of a bull moose (very rare!), right in front to the house!! ...Yet we are a just few minutes from great restaurants and a few miles from Town. Thanks so much for your 5 star review!! Mark and Sue, on behalf of Owners
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: recommended

The Rocky Mountain National Park Beaver Meadows entrance is within 2 miles of AspenHaus Cabin. Walk into the RMNP from trailheads which are 1/4 mile away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $235

Cancellation poliy-
If we receive notice 60 days (Peak)/30 days (non-Peak) before the date of your scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit less $100 of it for administrative costs. If you notify us after 60 days but prior to 30 days from the date of your arrival, the full amount of your deposit will be retained. If you cancel within 30 days of the date of your arrival, you will be held responsible for the full amount of the charge for lodging. Note: For rentals of 30 days or more no refund will be given for cancellations within 120 days of reservation.

In all cases we will make every effort to re-book the property; and, if successful, we will refund a pro-rated share less administrative expenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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