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Stay Near the River and Walk Into Rocky Mtn National Park

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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


Aspen Brook House Rental Photos and Description

House, 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.

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 with plenty of space. 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 picnic table 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, large picnic area, volleyball, horseshoes, and a fire-ring for campfires, 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,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Greg Bier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2016

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 house 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 2.5 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 house 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).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greg- I haven't had a chance to write you regarding our stay in Estes Park. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our short vacation. Much wildlife in complex it self (including a herd of mule deer that walked up your steps and then up the mountain behind the house), great restaurants (a favorite was Nepals). and 3 trips up along Trailridge Road where we saw Bighorn sheep for the first time. Your house and it's location were perfect for us. In fact, during our stay we all commented that we would like to someday replicate your cabin in the mountains of Maryland. We did wonder if building plans for your cabin or one similar are available somewhere on line? Thanks again, and we look forward to another stay in the future.
Oct 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stay Near the River and Walk Into Rocky Mtn National Park
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 83 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The home was perfect. Very nice inside with new appliances and nice decor. Great use of space inside. The kitchen was stocked with every modern convenience. We enjoyed the cozy comforts of the home which was very quiet. No loud neighbors. I would highly recommend this rental and I will be back to enjoy this treasure again. Very close to trails and 5 minutes to town. Don't hesitate this gem will be booked for a long time.

Also, on a personal note, the renter could not have been more accommodating . He is a great guy! I have stayed at very homes over the years and I have high expectations and they were all met at this rental.

Enjoy! You will be happy.

Dallas , Texas

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Colorado Bierhaus Home

  • 5 of 5

we loved this house and its location to estees park, the ELK ,deer, turkeys were the highlight of our stay but the RMNP could not be more spectacular, we had fall, then snow, we hiked to dream lake and the wild basin and many other hikes, all had a special place in our hearts....we will be back to this home and highly recommend it. It was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo, WA

Fall Colors annual trip to Rocky Mtn

  • 5 of 5

The Bierhaus is perfect! Great location, close to the Park as well as town. We really enjoyed our 3 full days of hiking. So nice to come back to the house for dinner and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Launch Pad to See the Elk Rut and Aspens

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived wanting to hear and see the elk rut. We hiked into RMNP and Moraine Park just like Greg said and were able to hear the bull elks calling. The aspen tress were in the midst of turning colors so the scenery was great. We had great weather except for our last day when a cold mist kept us from hiking.

The kitchen was well-stocked. We just showed up with food and made ourselves at home immediately. The cabin is very comfortable and decorated just as you'd expect in the mountains. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, fantastic location to Rocky Mountain National Park. Kitchen and bathrooms are well-stocked - just like being at home! Will definitely be back to stay!! Thanks so much, for a wonderful stay in Colorado!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just as the web-site described it---clean, well equipped, and nicely decorated. The location is perfect for any activity in the area, the National Park or activities/shopping in Estes Park. The views are beautiful and the area is quiet. The cabin is located in a very nice neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Aspen Brook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016/Winter 2017
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 5.55%

Cancellation Policy:
Days Prior to Check In Refund
>60 Days 50% of Rental Fees Paid to Date
30-60 Days 50% of Rental Fees Paid to Date Minus $100 Late Cancellation Fee
<30 Days 100 % Security Deposit

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Aspen Brook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play, Bunk Beds (1) twin-size bunks
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 small 12 acre community right across the road from Rocky Mountain National Park.

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