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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 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet


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 over an acre of land. 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 , 1 acre land , complimentary internet, 2 cable televisions . It is located just a mile and a half away from town and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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 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. 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Robison
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Mountain Meadow Retreat, charming cottage close to RMNP
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Clean, cozy, well-stocked, lots of room, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This home was rustic like a cabin and funky in the setup and decor but also insanely clean and comfortable. Kitchen had everything we needed, the beds and linens were high quality and the views were incredible. We awoke one morning to elk watching just feet from the kitchen window. The drive into RMNT was short as was the drive the opposite way into town. It is much more spacious and well laid out than it may appear in photos. The organization of documents and how to checkin / checkout was clear and accurate and we feel fortunate to have found this place! We were here the first week in October and got to do some sunshine hiking, some snow hiking and some horeseback riding. ope to make it back someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Location, Comfort & Visiting Elk

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home after spending 9/22 to 10/1 in this lovely home. As expected, the home has character & comfort & provided exactly what we needed day after day when we returned from hiking in RMNP. There were only 2 in our party but we could have comfortably slept 6. The bed and pillows were comfy (I often bring my own pillow so I was relieved). We enjoyed the grill & private patio & were more than thrilled when the local elk herd visited the back yard & we were able to capture his bugling on the Go Pro & iPhone. The location is PERFECT just a few miles from the park's entrance. We hiked every day & ate meals in the home because it was easy, convenient & economical. We bought groceries at Safeway, a few miles into Estes Park, follow the signs to avoid some of the Estes Park traffic near downtown on the weekends. There was a crock pot in the home we used one day for beef stew which was a fabulous convenience.

Hiking - we hiked the following trails: Mills Lake, Lake Helene, Bierstadt Lake, Lily Lake, Toll Memorial, Chasm Lake, Alluvial Falls, Sprague Lake, Cub Lake to the Pools, Lake Haiyaha, Emerald Lake, Bear Lake, Alberta Falls. Our favorites were Mills, Bierstadt, Helene & Chasm. I'd sprained my ankle badly 2 hours into our first hike by stepping off the trail to take a photo of an elk & I must not have been paying attention, a stupid mistake & I should have known better. After an afternoon of icing & laying low for a day I hiked anyway & have a puffy ankle with a myriad of color that can better heal now that I'm home.

The one evening we dined out we chose Rock Inn. It seemed like a local spot with character & an acoustic singer. Prices are moderately high at most restaurants that I looked at which is to be expected in a tourist area. We loved the Rock Inn & ate Hummus, Vegetable Bowl, Penne Feta Bowl & 2 salads. The service & food were outstanding & we would return.

On our last day a kind lady at one of the downtown stores shared some night videos with us of the wildlife most of us don't get to see (mountain lions, bear & coyote) & told us about a bear that often sleeps in a big tree near downtown. We went for a short walk & I was lucky to spot the bear in a huge tree, cradled in the upper branches, well camoflouged. We likely spent a half hour taking photos & iPhone videos as he watched us & changed position slightly. This was a great way to end our trip!

Thanks for allowing us to share your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very thoughtful review of our cabin retreat. All the hikes you made are some of our favorite adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park. Hope your ankle is better. Because of guests like you, we love to share our Cabin, it makes a visit to Estes Park very special. Best Wishes.
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Charming and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this cottage! The rooms are large and comfortable with many homey touches. We loved the big country kitchen with the picture window, which offered a view of the meadow and mountains. One morning a whole herd of elk wandered through, and it was a thrill to hear the bull bugling! The location, in a quiet neighborhood gives an out in the country feel while being close to RMNP and Estes. We would definitely come back here!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time in Estes

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is great - very charming, unique, light, and clean. We had a great time in Estes and would definitely pick this place the next time we come to the area. We loved the kitchen - the view from there is stunning and we had a great time cooking dinners. The cottage is very spacious and we were all very comfortable when staying there. Thank you for such an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had a great impression of our cabin. Thank you for your outstanding review.
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Absolutely love this charming house!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property twice now and will do so again anytime we are in the RMNP area. Very convenient location. We did day trips to Ft Collins and to Lake Granby this time, last time to Boulder and Grand Lake. Trail Ridge Rd is amazing! Plus tons of hikes in the park and good shopping and dining in Estes. The kids love all the mountain flora and fauna and this house is a great place for them to experience it while still having a comfortable and cute place to relax the garden in the privacy-fenced patio is very well cultivated and truly remarkable. Love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We are so glad it met your needs and we hope you come back again. We love the simple but grand views of the mountains and we tried to make our cabin fit the environment of the beautiful mountains. Please come again.
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very spacious. We had plenty of room and several areas to go to if we needed alone time from the rest of the family. A large front porch with a porch swing was used a lot! The private garden was used and had a gorgeous view of the mountains! Everything provided made it feel like home away from home. I would recommend this cabin to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the cabin, in the winter, that is our home away from home so we try hard to make it great for our guests. Thanks for your wonderful review.
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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


Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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