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Mountainbrooks Aspen Cabin on 9 secluded acres

SuperhostAllenspark, Colorado, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Mark
5 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Mountainbrooks Aspen Cabin is one of two family cabins (also see Mountainbrooks Boulder Cabin) located on nine beautiful acres with trees, meadows, streams, and wildlife—just 3 miles north of Allenspark and 12 miles south of Estes Park, Colorado, on Highway 7. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby. This modest, rustic, and quirky cabin is great for a quiet mountain getaway or a family vacation. We also have free WiFi, free USA long distance phone service, and a TV with Chromecast streaming.

The space
Aspen Cabin is a modest, rustic, and quirky mountain cabin in a wildlife area - not a new luxury condo or hotel. The surrounding acreage is a delightful sample of high-country beauty just off the world-famous Peak to Peak Highway. Mountainbrooks Ranch has been a guest ranch since the late 1940s.

Please take a look at our photos which were all taken on the Mountainbrooks Ranch property. Please note that interior photos usually make rooms appear larger and better than they are. For example, the bathroom and the small bedroom in Aspen Cabin are small rooms - and some rooms have stained ceilings from water and other damage years ago. Over the years, we have put our efforts into function instead of appearance. So the roof, fixtures, and appliances are all in good working order, but paint and other finish details have a lower priority (like many old mountain cabins). But unlike many old mountain cabins, Aspen Cabin has free WiFi internet service and free long distance phone service to anywhere in the USA. There is also a TV with a Chromecast device so that you can stream on the TV any compatible video services that you have on your smartphone like YouTube or Netflix. In 2020, we were finally able to get faster internet service.

In 2019 we installed new flooring throughout Aspen Cabin! The new luxury vinyl floors look like maple wood or gray stone. We have also remodeled the bathroom. It is bright and clean!

Aspen Cabin was originally built in the 1920's as a small guest cabin. Over the years, many additional rooms and features have been added to the cabin. Granddaddy even had an amphitheater built outside so that he could entertain guests in the 1950's with slide shows and organ music!

The master bedroom has a private door to the bathroom. The middle bedroom has a privacy curtain to separate it from the small hallway and the other door to the bathroom. The small bedroom has a door to separate it from the living room but is open to the hallway to the bathroom. Each bedside has an extension cord (for your phone charger or other electronic device) and a lamp for each person.

The living room has a single bed and a large sofa. The porch room has a table and a large recliner.

The utility room contains the water heater and other tools and storage items.

Our cabins are cleaned and checked before and after each guest. However, there is no way to prevent occasional bugs, moths, flies, mice, etc. from getting inside the cabin - or in any mountain cabin! We sometimes keep a covered mouse trap hidden behind the trash can in the kitchen. We just want to make sure you are aware of this.

During a winter storm in 2019, a double-topped pine tree blew over and is now leaning over locked into two other trees below and away from the deck of Aspen Cabin.

For more information about things to do in this area, please copy and paste this link for the Mountainbrooks Ranch Area Guidebook: https://www.airbnb.com/s/guidebooks?refinement_paths[]=/guidebooks/51283

Guest access
Guests may access all parts of the cabin except the basement area. The basement area is not a part of the rental area and should not be accessed except in an emergency. Guests are welcome to explore and hike around the nine-acre property within the barbed-wire fences. Please do not disturb other guests in Boulder Cabin. Please do not disturb the garage building, the outhouse, or the old wood-fired stove near Aspen Cabin.

Other things to note
NO CELL SERVICE: There is no cell phone or mobile data service available in this mountain neighborhood. We have free WiFi (shared with Boulder Cabin) and free long distance to the continental US and Canada on the land line phone (which is also shared with Boulder Cabin).

Mountainbrooks Aspen Cabin is also known as Main Cabin A and is marked with a letter "A" in the window by the front door.

The temperature can be freezing cold at night at 8500 feet--especially in the spring and fall months. We have blankets, comforters, and oil-filled electric radiator heaters. DO NOT use the electric heaters on the highest setting--it will cause the circuit breaker switch to turn off the electricity (which will mean an even colder trip outside to reset the circuit breaker switch). Please check the weather in Allenspark Colorado before your trip and bring appropriate clothing.

Please exercise water conservation to protect our water well.

Guests must read and follow the House Rules and the Mountainbrooks Information and Rules.

All photos were taken on Mountainbrooks Ranch property.
Mountainbrooks Aspen Cabin is one of two family cabins (also see Mountainbrooks Boulder Cabin) located on nine beautiful acres with trees, meadows, streams, and wildlife—just 3 miles north of Allenspark and 12 miles south of Estes Park, Colorado, on Highway 7. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby. This modest, rustic, and quirky cabin is great for a quiet mountain getaway or a family vacation. We also have free Wi… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
TV
Hangers
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Heating
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Granddaddy called our property Mountainbrooks Ranch. The property has been owned by our family since the late 1940’s. We consider it very special. We would like to be here all summer if not for our other commitments. It is our home away from home. Mountainbrooks Aspen Cabin, at elevation 8,500 feet, is located just off the Peak to Peak Highway near the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Roosevelt National Forest, Allenspark, and Estes Park, Colorado. Relax on the property among the trees, meadows, streams, and wildlife or adventure in the mountains nearby!
Granddaddy called our property Mountainbrooks Ranch. The property has been owned by our family since the late 1940’s. We consider it very special. We would like to be here all summer if not for our other commit…

Hosted by Mark

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A lawyer can also be a musician! ...and a mediator, a teacher, a business owner, and a proud father... I like to keep lots of irons in the fire. That way I can put a lot of heart into what I am doing and I don't get burned out on any one thing. I am the owner and host of two vacation cabins between Allenspark and Estes Park in Colorado. We call the property Mountainbrooks Ranch. My wife (and Co-Host), Faeda, and I have also enjoyed visiting other Airbnb listings as guests during our travels. We prefer Airbnb listings over hotels. I am an attorney with a private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am also a professional guitar instructor, a member of a band, a qualified mediator, a graduate-level mediation trainer, the owner of a mediation and training business, a former adjunct college professor, the president of a professional association, a licensed pilot, the executive director and founder of an educational and charitable 501 (c) (3) community music organization, and a devoted husband and proud father.
A lawyer can also be a musician! ...and a mediator, a teacher, a business owner, and a proud father... I like to keep lots of irons in the fire. That way I can put a lot of heart i…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
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