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Stay Near the River and Walk Into Rocky Mountain National Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Bierhaus is a fantastic family vacation home 200 feet from the Big Thompson River. It has been recently updated with new paint, living room furniture, all new comfy mattresses, kitchen island granite, and charming remodeled bathrooms. Bierhaus boasts many repeat visitors as well.

Our cabin is a fully inspected and permitted Estes Valley Vacation Home (operating permit #6023)

It is just a very short walk, less than 1/4 mile, to get into Rocky Mountain National Park and begin your hike. You can sit on the sofa and look out the picture window and watch elk and deer stroll by (this is actually very common). Bierhaus sits at the base of Giant Track Mountain and looks out across the Big Thompson River towards Eagle Cliff Mountain and the continental divide. It is a relaxing stay with plenty to do. Bierhaus is in the Aspen Brook community with very private grounds you can walk, including an area for bonfires as well as a playground for an absolutely great family vacation. The Aspen Brook community sits on the Big Thompson River.

Location, Location, Location. One of the truly unique features of Bierhaus is its location. You can avoid any Estes Park traffic simply walking 5 minutes and you are in Rocky Mountain National Park (see map on the right). One of the most common areas visited by elk, Moraine Park, is a brief hike from the house. The RMNP shuttle bus stops at the Moraine Park Museum during the summer. You can use the shuttle to get to many other trail heads further into the park. No need to find a parking spot at a crowded trail head!

Bierhaus is beautifully furnished and equipped to make your stay relaxing...or as active as you desire. It has a master bedroom (queen bed) on the first floor with a full bath. There are two bedrooms on the second floor that share a bathroom. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and the other is a 'bunk room' with a set of bunk beds that are twin-size. Each bedroom has its own closet. The great room has a sofa and loveseat with a large table for games and a great fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped for whatever you might need. Bierhaus has a complete laundry room with a large clothes washer and dryer. The home also has a deck with a gas BBQ pit and fantastic views. You can relax on the deck with a book and clearly hear the Big Thompson River, or just watch the wildlife.

As a guest in Bierhaus you will have access to a playground and large picnic area, all adjacent to the river.

Things to do (besides relaxing and hiking):

Hire a fishing guide

Rent a bike in town

Check into a white water rafting trip in town

Take a rock climbing lesson

Try a snowshoe adventure

Go on a horseback ride

Take a day trip to Eldora to ski

Cook some smores at the firepit

Take a wildlife drive/hike

Altitude: 7,800 feet!

Keywords: cabin, house, lodge, hiking

More Details

Owner
Greg Bier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Greg Bier

While vacationing in Estes Park for the last 35 years it has been our family's dream to 'own a piece of the Rockies'. Bierhaus is that. It has been in our family for about 23 years. While our piece of property is very small it has a large history. There is a mineral claim on it from 1875. It was part of the Dunraven Estate. If you read the history of Estes Park you'll see how it all fits in.

We believe the Colorado Rockies are as beautiful as the Alps and more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies.

This - is heaven.

Greg Bier purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Greg Bier chose Estes Park

Location, Location, Location. Bierhaus is its own trail head...there is NO NEED to drive into Rocky Mountain National Park and find a trail head parking space. Bierhaus is about 3.0 miles from the center of Estes Park. It is part of the small Aspen Brook community which is on the Big Thompson River.

What makes this cabin unique

Bierhaus is a unique jumping off point for the whole family. It is convenient to Estes Park yet within walking distance of great restaurants such as the Dunraven Inn. You can walk to the YMCA of the Rockies and take full advantage of all the programs they have to offer (nominal membership may apply).

Bierhaus is its own trail head. From the cabin's deck you can hike directly into Rocky Mountain National Park without having to drive into the park.

The cabin is very close to Estes Park yet it sits in a very quiet, family-friendly area without the town's summer crowds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time staying at Bierhaus! The cabin was awesome and located within walking distance of Rocky Mountain National Park. This was one of the best vacations we have ever had, and we are excited to come back again in the future!
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Aspen Brook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cozy bathroom with great tile flooring.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , New fixtures and warm tile flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Comfy mattress with adjacent bathroom on the main floor.
    Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Comfy memory foam bedding.
    Upstairs Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , Comfy memory foam mattress bunk beds for the kids
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Crib (1 Pack N Play), Bunk Beds (1) twin-size bunks
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Bierhaus sits near the Big Thompson River, near the base of Giant Track Mountain and looks across at Eagle Cliff Mountain and the continental divide. It is in a very quiet and private 12 acre community across the road from Rocky Mountain National Park. Animals/pets are not permitted (including short term visits). Smoking anywhere within the community is prohibited (including in a vehicle, on the deck of a house, or anywhere indoor/outdoor of the community). Firearms are prohibited in any form. Motorcycles are not permitted on Association grounds. The cabin is stocked with a "STARTER" supply of paper products in the kitchen and bathrooms. If more items are needed they will have to be purchased by the guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(91 traveler reviews)

Stay Near the River and Walk Into Rocky Mountain National Park
average rating of 4.934066 based on 93 reviews
5

Wonderful,quiet and peaceful with the sounds of the river

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, clean and beautiful views

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bierhaus! The host, Greg, is great to work with and was very prompt in responding to my emails. The cabin was exactly as described - it was clean, comfortable and ideally located. It is an easy drive to the RMNP and to town. We would not hesitate to stay at the Bierhaus again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was just as explained. Warm and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying in Estes Park at Bierhaus. So much to do in town and RMNP, Bierhaus was a great place to go back to and enjoy family time. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Estes park and RMNP are absolutely beautiful in the winter and Bierhaus is a perfect location! We had a perfect weekend hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and exploring downtown Estes Park. The house had all of the amenities needed for a great long weekend away!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing winter getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in February and it was the perfect getaway! We went snow shoeing everyday in RMNP and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. It's really nice not to have to fight crowds for parking and trail access inside the national park. The cabin was really comfortable and clean. Definitely will come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Even after an 18" snow one evening the roads were relatively clear by noon the next day and we continued our ventures by snowshoeing from the cabin right into Moraine Park. The cabin was warm and cozy with fantastic views if we just wanted to sit on the couch and absorb the views. Bierhaus is a very comfortable mountain cabin with everything we needed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Denver International

Elk and deer are extremely common on the grounds. It is important that guests, especially children, understand the dangers of getting too close...or trying to feed the wildlife.

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Rates & Availability

Aspen Brook Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,350
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
$2,090
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 5.55%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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