- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
Duplex Home, Maximum Occupancy: 4. 2 bedroom 2 bath. Bedding - 1 King, 1 Queen. Outdoor Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Free Domestic Long Distance, 2 Woodburning Fireplaces, 3 HDTVs, 2 Blu-Rays, Playstation 3, Foosball Table, WiFi Internet. Maximum Number of Cars: 2. Base Rates vary by season. All pricing is for 2 persons, each additional person is $25 per person per night over the Base Rate. Minimum Night Stays: vary by season.
Additional amenities include: stories: 1, children ok: children, bedding 1: king, laundry: yes, living room size: medium living room, view: continental divide, bedding 2: queen, den: den.
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Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 1,222 reviews and 37 properties
Estes Park, Colorado
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- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
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72 guest reviews
94% of guests would stay again
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Great views, clean
This advertisement says it sleeps four. You could easily sleep 8 or 10 if you brought air mattresses with....no problem. The place is huge.
Here is what I was most interested in....views and clean. And this was both. I want to give it 4.5 stars but that is not an option.
The view was outstanding. Every day we all woke up and wondered why in the heck we live in Illinois. For me/us, I would stay in this place again in a heartbeat or higher on the mountain. You can really see the difference of your views as you drive up there....and they only get better the higher you get on the mountain.
The place was clean. Very clean
Here are the negatives....and really nothing that negative.
The place is pretty dated. If you like 1960's/70's gold, wallpaper, etc. you will feel right at home. Didn't really bother me as I was there to sleep, eat and cook an occasional meal.
They have a great big nice TV in their sun room with no access to cable/satellite for whatever reason. This TV blows the other two away as they are roughly 30 inchers and this was at least a 55. Again, I wasn't really there to watch TV but it just made you wonder why.
The toaster needs replacement desperately....burns everything.
The guest bathroom/shower is a cracker box. Our kids showered in the master.
Electric stove from the early 70's. It works but electric stinks....again goes with the decor.
I would stay here again or higher on the mountain.
The place is
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
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the home was very comfortable and well stocked. Loved the views and the fireplace, especially with the snow and cold. Felt very homey and relaxing. We wil be back agian. Read more
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Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 07/28/2014
Thanks for your review. Since you stayed with us, the Sun Room at Breiding Upper has been extensively remodeled, please see photographs on the website www.windcliff.com/rates2.html.
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spending a little time in God's country!
We have stayed many differert times at Wind Cliff Properties. We have always had the friendliest and most knowledgeable management staff greet us during check-in. The Breiding Upper home meet our expectations. Beautiful views,very clean,very spacious,well equiped kitchen. We love spending time in Estes and then coming back to our rental and opening a bottle of wine,relaxing and often times watching the wildlife in our area. We highly recommend Wind Cliff properties and would rent Breiding Upper again. Our only complaint was that the fireplace did ot seem to be venting properly, which he staff said they would check after we departed. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 04/05/2014
Thank you for your kind words. We regret that you had problems with the fireplace. It is scheduled to be inspected, the damper adjusted, and the entire fireplace cleaned.
We hope to see you at Windcliff again very soon!
I would give our stay 2.5 stars to be fair but unfortunately that is not an option that is available-thus I really felt I needed to stay with 2.
There are two very positive things I will say about our experience before explaining the negative. First, the Windcliff staff is very friendly and welcoming. They were a delight to approach and converse with when we checked in. Second, the views from the house are unbeatable.
That being said, the negative characteristics are as follows:
1). Someone smokes or smoked in the house for a very long time because the smell is overwhelming when you come in (even after 4 days). For a person allergic to cigarettes, it made an already difficult sinus issue worse.
2). The house itself is not very welcoming. Depending on the door you walk in, there is a "For Sale" sign or a "Broken do not sit" sign greeting you. Going further and reading the manual, you are immediately put off from touching or doing anything because the owners seem to take offense to anyone actually staying in their home. Also, it is clear that not a lot of TLC has gone into the house (given the broken in door hot tub, very dated bathrooms/kitchen, etc) and it sorely needs it.
3). The welcome packet that is so nicely put together (from Windcliff I would assume) had expired food in it. And I don't mean expired from a month or so, I mean by years. The coffee had an expiration date of May 2012 (we were there in October 2013), popcorn by at least a year, etc. We immediately threw it all away so that the next guest wouldn't get a unsettling surprise. Great concept to include things like that, poor implementation.
Normally these things would not be a big deal, but given the price you pay and other national park vacation communities we have stayed in, this was a huge let down.
We had several addition complaints but they were already submitted to Windcliff and we would rather not belabor the issue. We hope these issues are addressed for future guests. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 11/04/2013
We regret that you were dissatisfied with Breiding Upper which consistently gets 5 star reviews. We carefully inspected the home after your departure and did not detect any tobacco smoke odors either the upstairs or downstairs unit.
The property was formerly for sale and we did have a very discreet For Sale listing sheet on a bookshelf.
We have instructed our housekeeping staff to make sure that out of date items in the welcome baskets are removed and we appreciate your input on this.
The indoor hot tub does not work and that is why it has a sign inviting our guests to enjoy the large outdoor hot tub under the stars.
Not all vacation homes are suitable for all guests but each of our homes are thoroughly photographed on our website so everyone knows the decor of the home and its amenities.
We hope you find more suitable vacation homes elsewhere in the future.
We will be back!
We absolutely loved our stay with Windcliff. The condo was amazing and allowed my wife and I to relax and spread out. So much nicer than a hotel room! The only issue we had was when we checked out we had to go through 4 rooms to find all our stuff!
A great place for friends to gather
This home is perfect for two couples to share. The kitchen is especially well equipped. The view of Longs Peak out the living room window is spectacular. The carpet and bathrooms need updating.
Excellent place to relax and enjoy scenic views of CO!
My husband and I recently stayed at Breiding Upper with another couple. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable visit. We enjoyed breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and felt very relaxed in our stay. Breiding Upper offers roomy space to lounge and also plenty of great amenities with the front veranda on which to enjoy the scenery, two hot tubs, fireplace, and the back patio with grill - everything to make your vacation thoroughly relaxing! The only down side we encountered during our stay was the indoor hot tub was not working at that time, but the outdoor one was working very well and we preferred this one because of its outside location and the better view, so really not too much of a set back to our enjoyment. Everyone at Windcliff was very courteous and welcoming, and wanted to do everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. My husband and I as well as our friends would definitely stay here again - thanks Windcliff!
Gorgeous view, nice property
I scoured the internet when looking for a place in Estes that would accommodate our family of 5...3 kids aged, 13 and 10 (twins). I wanted something with a view and a hot tub.
Breiding Upper was great - it looks exactly like the pictures and if you want a quiet, peaceful retreat, this is it! It's large and nicely decorated with everything you need to cook and relax. Our only drawback was the pullout couch was in the sun room and looked a bit dated - none of the kids wanted that so we opted for our air mattress in the 2nd bedroom - it worked.
The drive up to the property is also something to get used to! It's steep with a lot of switchbacks but my husband got pretty good at navigating it. ;-)
We had a great time - I would recommend this property.
Wonderful Summer Getaway!
My husband, daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful time! The view from the deck is gorgeous and can be seen from nearly every room in the house. The sunroom and hot tub were real selling points for us when we booked the rental, but we ended up not using them that much because the views from the great room were so awesome. The hot tub was in great condition and worked perfectly, we just didn't use it that much.
The location of the house is super too! It's close enough to town if you want to do anything there, but far enough away so there's lots of peace and quiet. And, on busy summer weekends it was really nice not to have to go into town. Also, the access to Rmnp is great - so close buy and again, no need to go through Estes Park!
We found the furnishings to be very nice as well - in a modern style with clean lines. The kitchen was well equipped and had all the basic amenities.
This didn't take away from our stay at all, but to set expectations...the kitchen is not entirely updated - the stove is electric and a little funky (the washer/dryer, dishwasher, and oven were newer). The water pressure is not great in the house. But I think that's just life in the mountains!
Overall we had a wonderful time and were very sorry to leave it. But we're definitely looking forward to staying here again some day!
Love My Summers
We arrived on Sunday and found the office open specifically for those who were checking in--very friendly and helpful staff. I understand what everyone meant by the road. It is well-maintened but 4-wheel drive would be a must in winter. The house was very clean and just like the pictures. Parking was a bit tight so I was glad we had a smaller vehicle--chevy cruz. I loved the location--able to access Rmnp without going into Estes Park and having a quick entry into Estes when we wanted to stroll around town. The bed was great with a huge closet. Being able to wash clothes using the washer and dryer was a plus. The hot tub was wonderful. We even watched 6 deer graze the hillside behind us one night while we were in the hot tub. My only disappointments were a lack of high water pressure for the shower, the worn condition of the sunroom furnishings, and no bears :-)
Travelin' and Writin'
Peaceful and accommodating
It's difficult to criticize this property or our stay here. We brought some friends from Indiana so they could really soak in the mountain air and scenery with some privacy. That is exactly what they got.
The view from this particular property may be unrivaled. My wife and I jogged around the grounds but only found a handful of houses with such a comprehensive view of the range. Further, the two fireplaces and bedrooms made the house perfect for a two-couple visit. The fireplaces came complete with starters, matches, plenty of firewood, and newspapers, and the bedrooms each had access to the deck with a marvelous view.
Best of all, the properties are 10 minutes from either downtown Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. So, you waste no time traveling to local attractions.
We'll be back.
This home provides amazing views and has all the amenities that one would want from a vacation getaway.
Cozy, like home and beautiful views
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Breiding Upper. Upon arrival the house was staged in perfect condition, with all the amenities to get our vacation started. The house was clean, in order and very warm and inviting. We cooked at home most days and nights, finding all the cookware one would need. We just supplied our food and were able to take advantage of some spices that were left behind from previous guests. The view was spectacular, facing the eastern side of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The two staff members we met that helped us check in and out were wonderful and very friendly. An easy drive into Estes for a local bite and drink and of course Rmnp for a few days of easy access to all kinds of hiking. Just far enough south of Estes to really get away from the major tourist spots, but not far away where you don't have easy access to anything you want. This was our first time visiting the area during the winter and definitely would go back during the same time in a heart beat. All-in-all, we really felt like we were staying at home. We'll definitely be coming back next year.
An amazing stay in the midst of crazy
We visited Breiding Upper on our Honeymoon and it was nothing short of spectacular. The views of the front range are incredible, the house is a great size for two and for quite a few more. The master bed was comfortable, the fireplaces were set up to work wonderfully, the hot tub was a great treat to look up at the stars while sitting in. We were a little disappointed that the indoor hot tub wasn't working, but the outdoor one was great.
The glassed in patio area felt better suited to more people than just us two, but it seemed very useful. The dish accommodations were great and the fridge was plenty big. We wish it was a big warmer, so we could have enjoyed the amazing deck balcony overlooking the mountains.
The main tv is in a bit of a strange angle and spot, but that didn't make or break a single detail of our stay.
On top of it all, when we were evacuated because of a forest fire in the national park, the staff were incredibly helpful in helping us feel calm and informing us of what was going on. They called my cell phone and then when they weren't sure if we were out, continued to check the cabin phone, even though we were safe.
When they got ahold of us, they were incredibly helpful and blessed us with refunding our last night in the cabin, as we weren't going to be able to stay there. The refund was prompt and their service was incredible.
We definitely look forward to our next stay with Windcliff, and particularly in Breiding Upper.
Breiding Upper was a fantastic place for our family to stay while in Estes Park. The home is well appointed and the pictures do not do justice to the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. The home is well equipped with a wide variety of cooking supplies, which were much appreciated.
It is obvious Mr. Breiding and the staff of Windcliff take pride in the upkeep of the home and grounds. We look forward to visiting again in the years to come.
This is our second stay at Breiding upper. First was my husband and I's honeymoon in November 2008 and now this stay with family. We also used Breiding lower for my Mother, sister and nephew. I knew my Mother would love the views and homey feeling. Something she needed after my Dad's passing in December. It was a place for her to relax and reflect. My Mother and I were both born and raised in Colorado with most of our family still living in the Denver metro area. For older folks who just want to sit and read or do nothing but enjoy the views and general splendor with family and friends this place is perfect. For the active, Rmnp and Estes Park are minutes away. Grand Lake and Grandby and the city are little over an hour away. The only minor complaint, is the pull out couch. We found we could not use it. When we unfolded it the head was lower then the feet and was difficult to unfold and fold back in so we ended up moving people to a place in town when we lost the use of the lower unit as we could not put anyone on the pull out. I think the pull out is considered in # of people Breiding sleeps so you may want to keep this in mind until it is replaced. We thought about putting the mattress from the pull out on the floor but decided against that. A bit of an inconvenience but it would not keep us from coming back to stay at the Breiding house or Windcliff. We are fans for life and will most likely vacation and possibly consider buying here when retire and plan on moving back home to Colorado. The staff has always treated us so nice, like family, interested in our stories about the wild life or what we were doing to fill our days. Thank-you Mr. Breiding and Windliff staff for allowing us to make memories here. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 09/19/2012
Thank you for your kind words. We have spoken to the owner about the sofa sleeper in the sunroom and hope to have it replaced soon. We hope that you will be back to stay at Windcliff again very soon!
We had an amazing stay at this home. A great place to have a weekend away from Denver, or wherever you're coming from. This will always be a special place to my now fiance and I as we got engaged here. Fantastic place and we'd recommend it to anyone!
Cozy and convenient
Our stay in Breiding Upper was delightful. The home is well appointed and has a great hot tub space-so welcome after those long hikes. The views from the deck are spectacular. It is very nicely furnished with a convenient layout. The only downside is the parking-since other homes are close by, the driveway can be a challenge if other visitors are next door. Overall it was a great experience
Beautiful Home and Surroundings
The Windcliff staff were excellent, kind and very helpful throughout the whole process from reservations to check out. The home was beautiful and more than we had hoped for. We've stayed in a lot of vacation rentals and I believe this is the best one so far. It had every amenity imaginable from free wifi and long distance phone, room-to-room intercoms, hot tub, bidet in the master bath, walk in closet that doubled as a dressing room, DVD in two rooms, full library of books, games, puzzles and movies, stocked kitchen, two dining areas, a sun room, two fireplaces, and garage parking. The house was well kept and clean. We had a great time at Breiding Upper and if we return to Estes Park we will request this rental again.
A week in the Rockies
My son and I wanted to spend a week hiking Rmnp, so we found Windcliff and Breiding Upper on the Windcliff website, and boy...were we blown away. We could tell from the pictures the unit was nice, but it was much better than we expected. It had everything we needed to prepare meals, sleep comfortably, enjoy a picturesque view of the mountains, and feel like we were out in the mountains, even though we were only 15 minutes out of Estes Park. Very enjoyable... We will be back. The staff at Windcliff was very professional and checked us in and out very quickly.
Most memorable family vacation yet...
Quite simply - this was our best family vacation ever. I really don't think I could ever stay in a hotel again with my family. Windcliff's properties are top notch and I highly recommend this location for Estes Park. The view never gets old from this location and the home is exceptionally clean. The only negative I could think of is the switchbacks on the drive up to the house - but that is all forgotten when you sit on the deck and watch the clouds breach the mountain tops... I am looking forward to convincing extended family to return w me to rent a bigger property on the hill. Staff was great, very responsive to my pre-arrival inquiries and full of local tips to enjoy your stay. Also - the location is perfect to watch all kinds of wildlife... Deer and Elk abound. Absolutely outstanding.
This is just a lovely place to stay! we have been there 3 times and each time is as good or better than the last!.
the view of the area is unbeatable. The hot tub is secluded yet, you can see the mountains. The fire place is great. Eating on the deck can't be beat.
The wildlife in the area comes around at dawn and dusk. we love coming here!
New Rochelle, NY
A Fabulous Home in a Magnificent Setting
We had a magnificent 5-day stay at Breiding Upper. It was a well stocked, roomy, and terrific home. The hot tub was so welcoming after a day hiking at Rmnp, and the view of the mountains was beautiful. Each morning, coffee in hand, we'd sit and just watch the mountains as we ate breakfast. We have rented many homes, and Breiding was definitely up there with the nicest on the list.
Quiet, Comfortable, Relaxing
Agree with the other reviews that this is a great vacation rental, and the winter rates are very reasonable. The only ding is limited cable/satellite HD channels. Had an issue with the showerhead in the master bath. Reported it to the rental office on our departure and they appreciated learning about it. I assume it's been fixed. Nice place if you enjoy cocktails...seemed to have the right glasses for whatever you're drinking.
Fort Collins, CO
The Perfect Home
I have stayed at several properties at Windcliff, but I think this one is my favorite. Perfect mountain view, quiet, comfortable beds and sofa, large fireplace, great outdoor hot tub. I am a very selective person when it comes to homes in the mountains and this one is great!!!
Brandy and Family
Fort Collins Co.
breath taking relaxation.
Windcliff properties made our trip very smooth and easy. Breiding Upper was great! The home was very open and the view was something you have to experience for yourself. Waking up to see the sun hitting the mountain tops is very serene. You forget about everything that bothers you. We will try to do this at least once a year due to the wonderful experience.
Matt and Terri
First stay at Windcliff
We have been wanting to stay at Windcliff for several years now but never got around to renting a place. I surprised my wife for her birthday with a weekend stay at Breiding Upper. It was everything we had hoped for. The view was unbelievable, the house was great, the Windcliff staff was very welcoming and accommodating, and we saw many wild animals, including a bobcat! We spent most of the weekend on the deck, as planned, with short bursts back into town to limit our time away from the deck and that incredible view!
We loved building fires in the fireplace every night, the hot tub was clean and the perfect temperature, and most surprising of all, out teenage son (who doesn't usually appreciate things like a cliffside mountain view) said "I woke up and couldn't stop staring out the window because this place makes me feel so happy". How many places can claim that? We can't wait to go back!
Beautiful! Wonderful way to spend a week. Definitely better than a hotel room or B&B.; The views are spectacular, the hottub was perfect! Wish it had been a bit warmer so we could have spent more time on the balcony patio! Next time!
Loren and Janeen Driscoll
Very enjoyable and relaxing
Enjoyed the stay, the house was set up very nice and felt like home
Shaman from Springfield
Just like home but in Paradise, instead of Illinois
My wife and I had stayed at Breiding upper over 3 years ago and loved it. This year we returned after the birth of our daughter who is now 3. We found upper Breiding just as we had back then . Immaculate. It was a wonderful place to begin our daily adventures from and a relaxing repose after those 5 marvelous days of hiking, shopping elk watching andt to my 3 year old's delight, horseback riding. We plan on returning next year with more family members so may have to op for a property with 3 bedrooms but upper Breiding was perfect for us.
Breiding Upper has awesome views of the mountains! It is a very comfortable home with 2 bedrooms as well as 2 baths-the hot tub was wonderful-just check first before you go out-one day we saw a black bear sitting 5 feet from the hot tub eating away at a berry bush! We also saw a coyote traveling down the road at the properties! I would suggest that you not take a large vehicle there as the turn around is quite tight! The service provided by the Windcliff staff was excellent! We did make suggestions as to items the owner should fix(ripped screen doors,etc.) The road is not for the faint of heart! But the view is well worth the drive! Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 09/14/2011
Thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Wildlife is definitely a factor in our pristine mountain environment and our guests tell us that this is one of the special things about Windcliff. We appreciate your feedback about the maintenance issues and have addressed the things you found. As far as the roads are concerned, our location on Ram's Horn Mountain gives us some of the most panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains to be found anywhere, but you do have to drive up the mountain.
Breiding Upper is well equipped and has a great view. We had stayed at Breiding Lower last year and prefer that slightly over the upper because of the patio. We used the sunroom quite a bit - it is the brightest room in the house and a great spot for breakfast. The driveway is the only true disadvantage here - we had a great deal of difficulty getting a minivan in and out of the garage. The service at Windcliff was, as always, superb!
a beautiful town, Arkansas
Loved, Loved, Loved the place!
When I called to make reservations, the Windcliff staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They were good to follow-up and tell me step-by-step what I needed to do to complete my reservation. When we arrived, the staff was exactly as they had been on the telephone & e-mail.
The house was in perfect condition. I'm a clean freak and it was honestly the cleanest place I've ever stayed. Parts of the home were a tad dated, but overall it was very nice. The kitchen had all items necessary to prepare our own meals & having a grill was nice too. The bed was comfortable & waking up to the view from the bedroom windows was awesome. Also we were never disturbed by anyone else staying at Windcliff. During past vacations everyone always hates going back "home". Not this year. We didn't mind going back and preparing dinner and sitting on the deck for the night.
The two downers to Breiding Upper are a small parking spot (okay if you're in a car) and the winding road to get to the home (that leads to an amazing view and peace and quiet).
If you are staying in Estes Park because of the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, you must stay at Breiding Upper. We spent many hours on the deck enjoying the amazing view of Long's Peak. Words cannot describe how perfect & majestical the view is. I saw the photos online and was skeptical that the view would actually be that nice. It was better. We honestly loved this place.
Was a very nice comfortable home. Pictures of home are accurate. Pictures of views cannot capture their true beauty. Kitchen very well stocked with anything you might need (dishes, appliances, spices, groceries left from previous guests, anything). Home was very well stocked, they even had Kleenex, not cheap tissues but Kleenex. Overall beautiful home and absolutely majestic views!
We have stayed at Breiding on three different occasions. All visit's were wonderful. We will return just as soon as we can. And the mountain views!!! Spectacular...
Favorite Place to Stay!
The Breiding Upper duplex is perfect! It has wonderful views along a beautiful long deck and from inside the living and dining room. The kitchen is great for cooking, and the house is all one floor, which makes it easy for carrying in groceries and suitcases. The hot tub is great to relax after long hikes. We loved this property - our favorite so far from Windcliff!
The view is one of the best!
My wife and I stayed for 4 nights.
Pros: View, luxurious accommodations, the bidet in master bath, outdoor hot tub, garage, comfort of living room, plenty of windows, wet bar, king bed in master bedroom. Kitchen is stocked with all tools needed. Gas grill is top notch too!
Cons: parking is very tight, floorboards on deck are very loud. I always felt like I was disturbing Breiding lower because they creaked so loudly. Oh - and stereo has no external inputs if you want to play your iPod. I brought an 1/8 to RCa cable, but it's so old/basic it has no aux input. It would be nice to have this option. No one carries Cd's these days, let alone tapes.
Dick & Bev.
The first evening made us wonder if we would be able to enjoy our vacation, because of the smoke from the terrible fire at Boulder that drifted up over the mountains. Our view was limited and the air was thick with smoke. During the night the wind came up, blew away the smoke, and we had perfect weather after that! The rest of the week was truly a vacation get away! We loved everything about the place--including the hot tub. The only disappointment was not seeing any wildlife from the house. Can't wait to return again soon!
Marc and Karen
The views were magnificent.
This is our second year staying at Breiding Upper so we must like it. The house is spacious and well equipped. Lots of windows and sliding glass doors to be able to enjoy the unbelievable views of Long's Peak, etc. We enjoy the privacy and quiet this house offers. Hot tub is so nice on the cool afternoons or evenings.
Only dissatifaction would be that the outside hasn't been maintained as it should be. Could use some landscaping clean up.
Excellent accomodation and views
This is our thrid stay at Breiding Upper and our seventh stay at Windcliff. This is the best location in Estes Park
orland park illinois
home was nicely laid out, well equipped and had a great hot tub,
Peggy from Nebraska
We were very impressed by the beautiful condo and view. The condo had everything we needed and we had a relaxing time at the facility. We enjoyed the hot tub and we had all the conveniences like home. It was a great vacation.
We especially liked being away from the hustle and bustle of town.
We stayed at Breiding Upper and were completely satisfied with everything. A great home with everything you need to to make your stay comfortable.
Spent a week here and had a great time, The view was the best we had ever experienced any where. Home is well maintained and comfortable. Hot tub was nice too. Parking is adequate but tight.
If we return to Estes Park, will definitely stay here again.
G & L
Our stay was wonderful in every way. The home is in a fantastic setting, within panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park from every room. It is well supplied with all the necessities for a relaxing vacation. The staff was friendly and helpful. We hope to return again and will recommend it to others.
Great Stay in Windcliff
We stayed at BREIDING UPPER and had a wonderful time. We've stayed at several homes in Windcliff over the years and this is one of the best by far. Great views, lots of wildlife and a very comfortable home.
I sent a letter with a review and other information as well. We will be back soon. thanks.
Boulder County, Colorado
Our new favorite hideaway!!
My husband and I enjoyed a two day getaway over the Valentine's Day weekend. We live less than an hour away but felt like we were far away from home. You can't call Breiding Upper a "cabin" - it is a beautiful, luxurious vacation home. We went snowshoeing in Wild Basin on Sunday and jumped in the hot tub to thaw out as soon as we got home. WOW! The view from every balcony was just stupendous. We've lived in the area for 15 years, but have never enjoyed the sunrise and sunset the way you can from this home. Needless to say, we spent lots of time in the two chairs in front of the huge livingroom window gazing at the keyhole in Longs Peak. The home was warm, cozy and dry and fully outfitted with every piece of kitchen equipment you could ever need. The livingroom fireplace was wonderful. We want to visit again in warmer weather when we can have all of the windows open and a breeze blowing through the house... I also want to say that the management company staff were very friendly and professional and took care of every detail. The home was immaculate and the instructions were clear. All I can say is this place is SUPERB in every respect!!
Mr & Mrs Smith
?Best Cabin in Estes?
Beautiful cabin full of everything and more for your stay. The homes decor and layout was amazing, the views were outstanding, and the privacy tucked away in the mountain side was priceless.
This cabin far exceeded our expectations and we can't find one thing bad to say about this place! Pictures don't do it justice. Will return again!!
Colorado Springs, CO
Most awesome weekend!!!
Wow - what a gorgeous setting for a relaxing weekend with great friends! We thought we'd go into town on Saturday and walk around, shop, etc... but ended up staying at the house the whole weekend! It was so wonderful, we didn't want to leave! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
Great views, great ammenities, great service.
After looking over several places to stay in Estes Park for our honeymoon, my wife and I happened upon windcliff just by a google search. We are very happy we did, as it offered EXACTLY what we were after; a quiet setting with a great view where we were able to relax and unwind. The unit was located in a perfect location for a GREAT view of the mountains, and the hot tub was very nice. The cabinets had many spices we needed already, which was very nice, and there were complimentary snacks/coffee waiting on us upon arrival. One morning it snowed and we awakened to a herd of elk right in front of the home. In addition, a few mule deer does frequented the location. There was plenty of firewood, more than adequate for our week stay. It is located very close to Rocky Mountain National Park, and only a very short drive (less than 10 minutes) from Estes Park. The staff at Windcliff were very nice and genuinely care about the people renting their properties. All in all, one of the best experiences I have ever had on a vacation.
Lake Katrine, New York
Everything we had hoped for and more
Our visit was perfect. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. Service was great. We loved the home, the view was amazing. Lots of room and the hot tub after hiking was a treat! Very close to the RMN Park entrance and a short drive to town. Plan to return!
kansas City Mo.
enjoyed our week long stay at Breiding upper..very quiet and what views everything was great ..nice home to entertain ..as we have local friends over for dinner ..great hot tub used it every night ..kitchen equipped very nice ..wonderful beds ..everything you need will be back ..F.Y.I no ice machine in frig ..so bring your own ice ..close to Estes and the park
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Breiding Upper was not a downer
The Breiding home that we visited in August was charming. The home was quite similar to the Cedar lower home, that we visited in September 2008, in that they were both spacious and accomodating. I liked the lay-out of the Cedar home better than the Breiding (second bedroom had an adjoining, roomier bathroom at the Cedar home whereas the other was disconnected and smaller and the kitchen in the Cedar home was easier to cook in). We had a hot tub behind the residence that gave us privacy and the sun room next to it was fun. The first two days were used to acclimate to the elevation and we used lots of amenities to keep us busy (board games, dominoes, television, sun room, deck, etc.). Speaking of the deck, that was a favorite of ours and our guests. Two words...the view! The home was easy to get to but a little tricky getting out of the garage with a big suv. On the nearly last day the water heater blew a fuse and the staff responded quickly and courteously. The only two complaints we had with the stay was the bed in the master bedroom was very hard and uncomfortable and after an attempt to fix the wireless internet, we still were not able to use our phones to connect to the internet for the entire stay (not a deal breaker but was inconvenient). All in all, if you are looking for some r&r and breath-taking views, this is a great place.
The house is beautiful. It sits high up on the hill with an awesome view of the
Rockies. I loved the deck -- which goes all along the "view-side" of the
house. The house comes with a hot tub, although we never got to use it. The
rooms are all decent-sized and it was great to have two bathrooms! The beds
were comfortable. We cooked breakfast each morning, and we found most of
what we needed (like salt and pepper, spices, cooking oil etc) in the kitchen
cabinets. The only downside is that that the driveway is narrow and shared by
3 families. If there is another car sitting outside the garage, space gets pretty
The Perfect Retreat
Virtually every aspect of our stay at Windcliff was top notch. The check in was speedy and the staff was very friendly. The Breiding Upper was located near the top of the mountain and the views were stunning to say the least. The Breiding was very clean and well decorated. We cooked every meal there utilizing the grill extensively. The kitchen was very well stocked and the spice rack had lots of options. The hot tub was put to good use every night and the starry skies were absolutely gorgeous. We had stayed the year before in a hotel in Estes and wanted to do something different this year and found Windcliff Properties. The extra money was well spent on the Breiding and I would give it big thumbs up. You can't go wrong here!!
My husband and I stayed with our two year old son, at Breiding Upper at the end of July. I kept saying to my husband that the pictures did not do it justice. The home was wonderful. Such a wonderful place to relax. The amount of space was greatfor my son to be able to mve around and play. The views from the deck were amazing!!!! We really enjoyed having the hot tub for the days after we hiked. We would definately stay there again.
We were looking for quiet, mountains, the great outdoors, wildlife and a nice property that would feel like home while we were there. This condo was fabulous. All the ammentities of home, nicely furnished and equipped, breathtaking views, quiet and a spectacular view of the mountains from the living room, dining room both bedrooms - it was sheer heaven.
We will definitely stay at this property again. Kudos to Windcliff and to the Brieding family. Thank you.
The vacation home was as advertised! Excellent views...very relaxing, quiet, and seculded getaway. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to do it again someday.
Syracuse, New York
Spectacular views and beautiful home!
The enormous deck overlooks the most spectacular views of the Rockies that I have ever seen. There are also great windows throughout the home so that the views can be enjoyed from the inside as well. The home itself was very nice, a bit outdated, but well-maintained. Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend this property and would love to return.
"Wind Cliff" accurate descriptor
My wife and I spent a week at WindCliff (Breiding Upper) and really enjoyed the place. The rooms were spacious, the kitchen was well-stocked with cooking untensils and supplies, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the views were stunning.
The issues we had were that when one stays at Windcliff, it is very difficult to do things like go for a walk. Because the unit is 700 feet above the paved road and there are no flat spots to walk, driving was the only way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Walking was OK going down, but the steep roads and switchbacks coming back up make this an activity for only the fittest individuals. If you want to stroll around the forest or walk to a coffee shop, this is not the place for you. A trip to town, only a few miles as the crow flies, is a 20-30 minute adventure.
The steepness of the roads caused me great concern in the event of heavy snows. They are all dirt and appear to be well maintained, but the drops off the sides were precipitous and frightening. I can only imagine what it would be like trying to navigate the road in the dark and in a snowstorm. I am only glad that we did not face that challenge.
The wind is constant, as one might expect when clinging to the side of a mountain. The unit was well constructed, and we didn't have much wind-howling noise, but standing on the deck would have been a perilous exercise.
On the plus side, the views, as I mentioned earlier, were fabulous. Seeing the top of the Continental Divide gather the sun each morning as well as putting old Sol to bed each night was a one-off experience. I'm not sure where else you could get views like that.
But be sure to bring a good book, because if you ever tire of the views, you'll be looking for things to do. And walking to town is not a very practical solution to that dilemma.
While we enjoyed ourselves, its unlikely we will return. A place with a little better access is what we will seek on our next trip. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 02/05/2009
Thanks very much for your detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed our wonderful views and the Breiding home.
Our location on Ram's Horn Mountain just outside of Estes Park town limits allows us to have awesome views, but the tradeoff is that we are a mountainside location. Our location gives us great seclusion from the hustle and bustle of town. Our private roads are maintained in excellent condition winter and summer, including regular snowplowing when needed. Winds are a factor mostly in the winter when snowstorms move through the area, typical for the mountains. Access to downtown Estes Park is very easy, about 15 minutes by car from the Brieiding Upper or any other home in our development.
Loveland, CO & Charlotte, NC
Great Get Away
We had a great time with family from Charlotte, NC. Wonderful view from a great deck. Nicely furnished and very comfortable. Close, but not too close to Estes Park.
Judy, Mack and Autumn Backhaus
Serene Christmas Together
A quiet Christmas at Windcliffe was what we were searching. It was indeed that for us. We were there for 7 nights and didn't leave the house for 4 days. We had a glowing fireplace, movies, books, and music. We enjoyed the hottub and the beauiful Colorado sky and mountains. Regular service to the tub is provided which is a good example of the care provided.(suggest taking big towells) The grill worked great for our kabobs on Christmas. The highlight was when over 50 elk grazed and rested by our house late one afternoon. The snow falling on the mountains was beauiful to watch. It was a relief to learn it doesn't accumulate as we are accustomed in NE. We hope to return again.
Kate and TJ
The house was great. Very cozy and private. We have two small children and it worked perfectly for our family of four. The hot tub was awesome as was the very large fireplace in the living room. Amazing views and nice deck from which we could see Elk and deer.
Randy & Linda Grumbles
Delightful and Charming Late Fall Vacation
This was a last minute but long overdue vacation for my husband and I. We wanted to take my parents to the mountains but knew they each had some limitations. The house was all it advertised itself to be. It was beautifully furnished and the views were spectacular. We saw deer each morning as they grazed across our yard and were entertained by the most charming squirrels. The evenings were perfets with little artificial lights to block the awesome views of the stars. We will definately make another trip to Estes Park. Thank you for the super hospitality!
Wonderful vacation home
We rented Breiding in October, a beautiful time of the year. We had rented the same home many times previously when it was the Ochs. That is our favorite home to rent. We have rented many vacation homes at Windcliff, but Breiding is our favorite. We will be back.
Tom and Linda Tyler
Windcliff Properties are located on the west side of a mountain giving spectatular views of the Continental Divide. Breiding Upper was a beautifully apppointed home with many extras including 2 hot tubs, views, balconies, and even some basics like snacks, spices and cooking oil in the kitchen. We were pleased with every aspect of our stay and will be returning again.
wonderful great views
This was our first visit to rmnp and we google searched for properties. After viewing Windcliff Properties site we selected Breiding Upper. We loved the hot tub lots of privacy. We had a wonderful time will return and enjoyed the wonderful view from Breiding Upper.
I can't say enough about how enjoyable our stay was. The socluded location,the view, the fabulous accommodations, courtesy of staff and very reasonable cost combined to make one of our best trips ever. Perfect weather and proximity to the Dunraven Inn didn't hurt either. We hope to get back soon!!
Lisa and Dennis
St. Paul Minnesota
Wonderful Vacation Spot
It was a spacious, comfortable home with a beautiful view. It was great to have a full kitchen and use of a hot tub! We would certainly consider returning.
GLENN & MARTHA
TOTALLY ENJOYED THE STAY. BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, PLACE AND ESPECIALLY THE VIEW. NEXT TIME WE'RE IN THE AREA, WE WILL DEFINATELY STAY AGAIN.
Colorado Springs, CO
Four of us stayed at the subject property primarily to have access to the "bugling" elk.
It was quite clean, although somewhat dated.
It is quite spacious, has a large full kitchen and an extraordinarily good view from its mountain perch. TV, stereo, etc. worked well, as did all kitchen appliances. Parking is adequate, although it would be tight for a large SUV. It is only a few minutes from downtown Estes Park. We would rent it again. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 12/13/2008
Thank you for your review. Our mountain roads are not suitable for RVs and our rental agreement stipulates that they may not be driven in the neighborhood. We hope to see you again!