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Mountain Meadow Retreat, charming cottage close to RMNP

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 sleeper sofas, Sleeps Six (6).

You'll enjoy the snow-capped mountain views and close access to town, Mary's Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park in this one-level recently remodeled Estes Park vacation home. It is located on a cul-de-sac in a rural residential neighborhood on. For the most part our neighbors are quiet and stay to themselves.

Amenities include are gas grill ,wood stove , outdoor room with mountain views , private fenced in patio , large porch , full kitchen , hardwood floors , knotty pine walls , , complimentary internet, 2 cable televisions . It is located just a mile and a half away from town and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Get away from motel congestion, enjoy the privacy of a fenced in back yard with a alpine garden and a breezeway with view of the beautiful mountains.

Nearby attractions include hiking year-round, Rocky Mountain National Park, bicycling , shopping, museums, wildlife viewing, Estes Park events, golfing, fishing, boating, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, aerial tram rides, go karts, mini-golf, giant slide bumper cars, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, and downhill skiing.

Convenient Location: This cozy home is located just 3 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance, in a neighborhood that allows guests to bypass busy city traffic and have easy access in and out of the park. Its also close to restaurants, grocery, shopping, and many recreational activities. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet and allows a peaceful retreat from the normal pace of life.

Amenities: This recently remodeled house can comfortably sleep 6 with its 2 bedrooms and 2 sleeper sofas. The sunny rooms, hardwood floors and knotty pine walls give this home an especially warm and inviting feel. In the living room there's a lovely enameled wood stove, 2 televisions with cable and complimentary internet access. Guests can prepare their own meals in the large fully-equipped eat-in kitchen with a dining room table that seats 6. The large master bedroom has a California king bed and a newly remodeled private bath with heated ceramic tile floors. The guest bedroom has a queen bed and there is a second full bathroom as well. The hall bath is located next to the guest bedroom with an antique bathtub (see photos). A washer and dryer are provided for guests' convenience.

The highlight of this beautiful home is the unique outdoor room , the veranda, the alpine garden and the cabin offers incredible mountain views. It is the perfect place to relax, watch the sunset or have a cookout on the gourmet gas grill in the backyard. We have also created an alpine garden for your enjoyment. There's also a large porch to watch wildlife from and a private fenced-in patio area. This home will provide you with comfort, modern conveniences and excellent facilities.

Attractions and Activities: Guests at Mountain Meadow Retreat can enjoy hiking year-round, Rocky Mountain National Park, bicycling , shopping, museums, wildlife viewing, Estes Park events, golfing, fishing, boating, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, aerial tram rides, go karts, mini-golf, giant slide bumper cars, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, and downhill skiing, all within minutes of our convenient location. R.V.'s and Tents are prohibited. We ask that you respect the quiet nature of our neighbors with no loud music after dusk.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Robison
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017


Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Estes Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Denver AmTrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Eldora Ski Area
Car: recommended

Mountain Meadow Retreat is located in Estes Park, Colorado, only 1 mile from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is located 70 miles northwest of Denver and is home to many tourist activities such as hiking, fishing, golf, snowshoeing, shopping, sledding, horseback riding, and many more.

Other Activities: Great Music at Rocky Ridge Music Center


1480 Golf Course Rd;

Estes Park, CO 80517

Ski: Cross Country Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Recently remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa, 2 each for a total of 4
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
If you have pets, please inform owner of what kind/how many before confirming a reservation.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Mountain Meadow Retreat, charming cottage close to RMNP
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
Havasu, Arizona

Sweet & Majestic Family Week!

  • 5 of 5

I was a Travel Agent for many years. I know how important a planned family retreat/vacation is! THIS place, THESE people, are AWESOME! I could write a book, but will try to hit most of the many highlights. Older, Charming, Rustic, but OH so sweet & clean!!!

1. Getting there... easy to find and close enough to Estes downtown, to drive there in 3 minutes, but away from the hustle, bustle, traffic & crowds. Way easier to enter the Rocky Mt. Park, as it is closer to the entrance and a bit away from the very busy Estes Riverwalk!

2. Cleanliness of the Cabin... Excellent! I'm picky, and was VERY pleased with everything from floors, windows, bathrooms, oven, etc. Mr. Clean would give it an A+!

3. Sleeping... nice beds, comfy linen, plush pillows, plenty of blankets and the 2 bedrooms are private & comfy! The 2 hide-a-beds (together in the living room) ,great for kids, 1 adult or 2 small - average adults. They are comfy couches when put up!

4. The blinds throughout the home are very nice if you want privacy and dark! They lift all the way up for FANTASTIC views out every window!!!

5. Back Garden/ BBQ/Picnic/ FireStove area... priceless and our" S'Mores hang out"!

6. Nice shower, tub, and plenty of towels.

7. Wonderful "WELL STOCKED" Kitchen/ Dining area with a view that almost looks fake (it's that nice) It is the, "Pay It Forward Kitchen". We found condiments & other goodies, so we left lots of non-perishables too! Check INTO the cabin before you do your shopping at the SAFEWAY (5 minutes away) We bought Ketchup, Mustard, & seasonings.... OMG, didn't need to! LOL

8. Fantastic WIFI, great TV, super books, sweet Guest Book, the porch SWING.... Priceless!

9. We were there 6 nights, so the Washer & Dryer were a great asset!

10. The entry breezeway (porch) is a fantastic place to sit & watch the wildlife and just stare at the mountains.

11. Bob & Nancy were AMAZING about getting back to me; immediately, about all my concerns ( coffee pot, wine glasses, drinking water, etc) This is a HUGE PLUS! This couple, and their local manager are ON IT! Thank you for a super week.

Because I am very honest, I have to state... this is NOT a party house for loud people! We were not, so we were okay, but the neighbors are all about the serenity & proper care of the environment. So if you want all the things I listed, and LOVE the mountains... Book this place, but I hope there is room for US next time!!!! xo Leslie & family

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfy & cozy

  • 4 of 5

Great location! This cabin is very well equipped. It has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Labor Day Weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin. Fully equipped. Plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 children. We will stay here again. Large kitchen, and everything you need to prepare meals. Nice quality soft towels (loved that).

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We like soft towels too. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great cabin, will continue to come back

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Mountain Meadow retreat. It was our second time staying at this property and there will be many more! We love the convenience of being a few minutes from town, but still secluded enough to see plenty of wildlife.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We love sharing our cabin with great folks like yourselves. We had the rare experience of meeting you on your arrival. You have a beautiful family and friends. The cabin was clean and neat when you left. Please come back again.
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Vacation Trip

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home. It was beautiful, well stocked and we loved the flowers and hummingbirds on the patio!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, all those features are special to us too. It is fun to set out on the enclosed patio, look at the stars and hear the coyotes howl as the sun goes down.
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Enjoyed the close proximity to Estes Park and RMNP

  • 3 of 5

Our first impressions were hard to get over at this location. The road to the home is a disaster with the main material being dirt and potholes. We were glad we didn't have to travel far down it, maybe 20-30 yards. We were then hit with an odor when we opened the door that wasn't too bad on day 1, but by day 5, we were certain something must have died somewhere in or under the home. There was a rodent trap located in the living quarters, so we never felt comfortable to lay the 2 month old on the floor without someone right by just in case a rodent came out of hiding. The newer bedroom addition to the home is quite nice with a king-size bed and a newer and larger bathroom. The other bathroom was a bit of a challenge for a 6'3" husband and 5'8" wife with arthritis and osteoporosis. The wife didn't feel comfortable with the high climb into the old-fashioned tub for a shower, but the small bathtub was also difficult for bathing without the shower. The 6'5" teenage son which would have normally used the same bathroom as his mom and dad, opted to use the bathroom of his brother and sister-in-law's room, which was a bit of a challenge with privacy, but he would have really struggled in the other tub/shower arrangement. The kitchen was fully stocked but the non-stick ware pans were somewhat chipping away. The newer red-copper pan was quite nice, though. We were surprised by all the stocked food, but because of that, we were a little pressed for space for our own supplies. We were only given 3 dishwashing tabs for a 4 night stay and we were fearful that we would be charged for not having re-stocked them based on the note left in the cabin notebook. We feel like those types of supplies should definitely not be expected to be replaced if used. We weren't charged, however, and our complete deposit was refunded. Check-out time was listed as both 10 and 11 in the supplied notebook, but we were pretty certain it was 10 a.m., so we were heading out with final things at 9:50 and the cleaning staff pulled into the drive. The house is very nicely decorated, but the couches are starting to show some signs of needing to be replaced. Estes Park accommodations are much higher than where we spent the first part of our vacation week, Colorado Springs. If we return, we may choose to stay again in Colorado Springs and travel a few days down to this area, or stay in the Denver/Boulder area and just do some more driving.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful critic of the cabin. The county road is not in the city and is badly maintained. We have complained to the county and the city but they will not take responsibility for this road. This has been a rainy summer and I suppose this has contributed to the pot hole condition. Because of your letter I am going to hire a road crew to correct this pot hole condition up to our property and pay for it myself. This is a work in progress and again yours is the first complaint on this road. This cabin was built in 1927 so we have taken special precautions to keep the pests from sharing the house by hiring a pest control company. We have not had any complaints from other guests about this matter but we will take special precautions to have our cleaning staff check for rodents. Regarding the size of the hall bathtub, it is an antique tub and adds to the charm of the cabin. I am sorry it didn't meet your expectiations. It is featured on our web page.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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