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3BR CABIN CHALET, BIG DECK, MTN VIEWS, WILDLIFE

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8 guests3 bedrooms5 beds3.5 baths
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Walk into the Nat'l Park from this 1750 sq-ft cabin with wraparound deck and mountain views of Longs Peak (STR# 6028). Enjoy an enormous yard and rec pavillion, play games & watch movies, chill in front of a fire, or relax on new furnishings. Elk, deer, bears and wildlife abound here as we are 1/4 mile from the Park boundary.

Walk into National Park & The Rock Inn Tavern
2 min drive to the Park visitor center
2 min drive to town

Enjoy a private panoramic view for your next vacation!

The space
Real quick -- house rules:

No early check in or late checkouts. Check in is 4pm or later; check out is 10am or earlier. No smoking inside or outside; no fire pits; no parties; no pets. 3 cars & 8 guests max. Guests must start a load of dishes and load of towels/hand towels/washcloths at checkout (we have negotiated a lower cleaning fee based on this). Accurate guest count is mandatory and the platform will not otherwise generate a correct price for your date. AWD, snow tires or 4WD recommended from October to May. Also no cable -- bring your own streaming accounts for the smart TV.

Onward!

My home is perfectly situated only a few hundred yards from the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. You can watch the sun rise over the mountains from bed, eat breakfast while elk and deer mill about, hike into RMNP from the front door, and come home and watch the stars over the high peaks from the deck. I am a photographer by profession and have decorated the walls with my favorite images of the area. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

I invite you to stay in my gorgeous cozy cabin! You will love its warmth, cleanliness and authentic mountain feel.

It's perfectly appointed with new, comfy furnishings as well as countless amenities so you can feel at home during your mountain getaway in Estes Park.

My guests here have raved:

"... This is an exceptional home with all the amenities you will need."
"... Quiet location and we had deer to view on a regular basis."
"... It was immaculate and clean, nicely decorated, and so comfortable during our stay!"
"... The view are just awesome!"
"... Remote enough that it is dark at night and can see so many stars!"

I spent two months giving it a complete facelift to create a quiet, relaxing sanctuary for your mountain retreat. Improvements include:

+ Fresh paint throughout
+ Comfy modern couch, tables and chairs
+ New carpeting in the bedrooms
+ Incredible reading chairs and lamps
+ Twinkly, cozy lights
+ A variety of beds (soft, medium and firm) for a great rest.
+ A 55” smart TV with lots of streaming options,
+ Super fast WiFi with no dead zones

You will enjoy 3 bedrooms each with its own private bath, a living room with games, puzzles and a smart 55" TV, a dining room with seating for 8, an antique wood burning stove that will take you back in time, and an outdoor rec pavillion with a ping pong table.

My favorite feature is the huge wraparound deck, offering a straight view of Longs Peak glistening in the morning sunrise and glowing beneath the Milky Way at night.

BEDROOMS

My home offers 3 bedrooms, each with an attached private bathroom, plus sleeping for two more on sofa beds in the living room.

Bedroom 1 - The smaller main floor bedroom has the softer mattress of all three beds in the house, plus an attached 3/4 bathroom with toilet, sink and shower (no tub). I hand made a headboard out of reclaimed pine and added a floor to ceiling armoir for storage that has a cool cork door. My favorite part of this bedroom is that it opens directly onto the gorgeous porch.

Bedroom 2 - This is one of the two master bedrooms. It’s the eastern one at the top of the stairs and is the largest. It offers a chest of drawers, a medium firm bed, full blackout shades for a great night sleep, twinkly lights above the bed for ambiance, and a reading nook with a super comfy chair that gets all day sun. If you like to get in touch with nature’s daily rhythms, sleep here with the shades open and watch the sun rise as it lights up the nearby mountains. You can see the whole show from the warmth of your bed.

Bedroom 3 - The second master bedroom at the top of the stairs on the west side of the home. It has the firmest bed (my favorite), but is otherwise a near mirror image of the other master bedroom. It’s got full blackout shades, unique pendant lighting, and a full bathroom. If you’re into sleeping in, this may be your favorite. Pull down the blinds and you’ll be in a cocoon until noon.

Bedroom 4 - Not really a bedroom, but the living room has two ottomans with pull out beds. If you push them together, you get a queen for the largest groups. Spare linens for it are in the dining room hutch.

LIVING & ENTERTAINMENT

Deck - This is the hallmark of my home, and it's my favorite place to spend time. There’s a ton of seating out there, so you can relax, read, watch wildlife roaming around, stare at the mountains and stars, and just chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet. I moved all the home’s old sofas onto the deck so you can laze about. I promise that when the Milky Way rises, you’ll see more stars than most people ever have in their lives. The deck has two outdoor dining tables for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and they are great card, game and puzzle tables. You'll often feel like you're in a zoo; because the national park boundary is literally two properties away, herds of deer and elk are constantly roaming around.

Living Room - If it’s cold or windy, come on into the spacious and cozy living room, which has a huge window offering the same views as you’d get from the deck. I installed a 55” smart television on a floating stand I made of reclaimed wood, so you can stream pretty much anything you’d like with your friends and family. There’s a small library with books you can read or take with you (if you take one, please leave one behind), as well as dozens of puzzles and games for when you want to detach from technology. Two doors open from the living room onto the massive deck.

Dining Room - The dining room will become one of the central gathering points for your friends and family. It features a brand new birch table, seating for 8 on benches and stools, log cabin wood trim on the walls, and an antique wood burning fireplace for chilly winter nights. All combined, the mix of pine, acacia and birch wood gives you a very natural feel, and the cozy wood fireplace completes the scene. A massive door swings open onto the deck from here too.

WiFi - I moved the home’s WiFi location to provide a centralized access point with no dead zones on the property. You’ll enjoy a strong 100Mbs connection for streaming, entertainment and work.

REC PAVILLION - One of the most fun parts of the house is a giant recreation pavillion with a great view, open walls, Christmas lights dangling from the ceiling, and a ping pong table! This is the greatest post hike activity, aside from simply relaxing on the porch.

LAUNDRY & COOKING

Kitchen - The kitchen is a chef's dream! It features two ovens, a full sized fridge/freezer, a microwave, dishwasher, a large island, lots of small appliances, cutlery, dishes, utensils, bowls/pots/pans and virtually anything else you may need or want. The island also features three bar stools so people can hang out and socialize.

Laundry - There's a laundry room with a washer and a dryer that you are free to use. Please do! I try to keep the detergent stocked but don't guarantee it, so it may be wise to bring a little of your own.

ESTES PARK'S MANY AWARDS

Estes has become sought after year-round destination over the last five years. In fact, a few years ago the town was named to more than 50 lists of Best, Favorite and Top Destinations. Here are a select few:

- Best Mountain Town - Sunset Magazine
- Top-Rated Vacation Destinations in North America - Expedia
- America's Most Scenic Roads - Travel + Leisure Magazine
- Top 20 Mountain Trips - Sunset Magazine
- America's 15 Most Romantic Cities for Winter Travel - Trip Advisor
- 10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous - Huffington Post
- The Ten Most Beautiful Towns in CO - TheCultureTrip.com
- The Most Romantic Weekend Getaway in Every State - Thrillist.com
- 50 Small Towns Across America with the Most Beautiful Fall Foliage - Country Living
- The 15 Most Beautiful Spots in CO - TheCrazyTourist.com
- Best Towns in Colorado - Niche
- Top 10 Adult Spring Break Destinations in America Revealed - World Property Journal

Here's what National Geographic Magazine wrote out our little slice of paradise:

"Rising up along the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park is a natural overachiever, with 77 mountains above 12,000 feet—including 14,259-foot Longs Peak—and a span of alpine tundra. Snow-packed granite peaks tower over a calm of ponderosa pines, which ease toward meadow and meandering stream—four ecosystems within one park. It’d be simple to cover them all on a drive along scenic Trail Ridge Road, but why not channel Enos Mills and hike some of the 355 miles of trails instead? You might hear elk bugling or spy otters swimming among lily pads."

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi – 60 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
TV
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

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Estes Park, Colorado, United States

The Hill House is along Highway 66 only a few short minutes from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It's a quiet area that sees little traffic, and the park boundary is within a quarter of a mile. This means elk, coyotes, foxes, bears, raccoons, hummingbirds, and mule deer frequently pass by.

Hosted by Nathan

Joined in January 2015
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AirBnB has made a tremendous impact in my life and I take hosting really seriously. By early 2020 I have probably hosted more than 8,000 different people from all corners of the world. I have been a proud Superhost since I was first eligible, and my properties are fully licensed with the city of Estes Park.
AirBnB has made a tremendous impact in my life and I take hosting really seriously. By early 2020 I have probably hosted more than 8,000 different people from all corners of the wo…
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  • Nancy
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I live in Estes Park and know the town and the National Park like the back of my hand. I moved here in 2006 and am a photographer specializing in weddings and family portraits. I have spent the years since climbing, hiking, skiing, cycling and adventuring in and around Rocky Mountain National Park and am happy to offer advice on the best hikes, drinks, dining and adventures in the area. I'm just a quick text or email away! Otherwise please be in touch with my co-host and house manager Nancy who will also be helping a lot during your stay!
I live in Estes Park and know the town and the National Park like the back of my hand. I moved here in 2006 and am a photographer specializing in weddings and family portraits. I h…
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