- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
Lower Unit, Duplex Home, Maximum Occupancy: 4. 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath. Bedding - 1 King, 2 Twin. Outdoor Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Free Domestic Long Distance,
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.
Additional amenities include: stories: 1, children ok: children, bedding 1: king, laundry: yes, living room size: medium living room, view: long's peak, bedding 2: 2 twin, den: no den.
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Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 1,220 reviews and 37 properties
Estes Park, Colorado
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Last updated on September 19, 2014
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- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
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53 guest reviews
98% of guests would stay again
Cedar lower was great! The view was awesome! We loved the hot tub, deck and grill. It was big and had plenty of room. We can't really complain, other than it was a little older and there are people above you. We only really heard them one night when we were both on the deck at the same time. Overall, it was a really great place and we would love to go back!!
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New to the Rockies
What a wonderful place. We enjoyed it so much. Just a cautionary note - the office is not well marked. It's very close to the road right when you turn. Also, that driveway is kinda scary if you're not used to driving up a steep mountain. The place itself was great - lovely furniture, very comfortable, nice grill and hot tub. Great kitchen, complete with interesting recipe books and very nice cookware, nice TV and stereo. Gorgeous views everywhere. That was the absolutely best part. Close to town. Staff was very nice and helpful through the whole experience. Bring your own coffee if you like nice coffee.
Nothing short of perfect!! :)
When they say its high on the mountain, they are not kidding. Every part of our stay was filled with one big smile to the next! The drive up to our rental was a beautiful winding dirt road up the mountain. We saw Elk on the way up and down. The land surrounding the rental is gorgeous with stunning mountain views. We loved our private deck with hot tub to take in the views. The rental itself is everything we hoped for and more. Spacious beyond belief and beautifully decorated. The master bedroom is big and beautiful with sliding doors to the deck and hot tub. The rental itself is quite large with a kitchen that has anything you might need during your stay. There is a family dining area, beautiful living room with gorgeous fireplace and all the wood you will need to keep it burning for as long as you like. Everything was exceptional during our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay as well. We hope to be able to reserve this rental for all our stays in Estes.
Guthrie Center, IA
We had the time of our lives!
My son, boyfriend and I stayed at Cedar Lower Thanksgiving week. We arrived on Mon., 11/25, and departed on Fri., 11/29. It was hard to leave. The view was breathtaking, the weather was awesome, and the accommodations couldn't have been better. The hot tub was so relaxing. We grilled one night, as well. I would recommend this place to my family and friends. I can't wait to revisit, again, one day! Maybe for a honeymoon. :) I hope my boyfriend sees this - ha!
Stunning Views. Attractive Home
The views from rooms and decks in Lower Cedar are stunning. The location is quite and restful. This unit is attractively decorated and one has the feeling that one is at home rather than in a rental. The kitchen is well supplied for all types of cooking. It is a short drive down to town and the Park, but one should be aware that it is a gravel road with hairpin turns; however, you do not need 4 wheel drive in the summer and the road is well maintained. (Do not recommend checking in after dark if you do not know the road). The staff at reception are friendly and helpful and a minor problem with a closet door was repaired right after we called it in. We loved this place and would definitely rent here again.
Family of 4
The 2nd time around it's as good as the last if not better! Perfect for our family of four! I can't imagine staying anywhere else, I feel like we have found our home away from home. I already can't wait till the next time!
Brilliant property and location
Cedar Lower was a lovely home from home. The interior was cosy, the bed was comofortable and the hot tub was luxurious. We loved the view and sat for hours in the evening watching the sun go down with a glass of wine.
If we come back to Rmnp then we'll definately stay there.
Very warm and cozy
My husband and I spent a week in Cedar Lower in late October. My husband has to use a walker and this house was perfect for him since there are no stairs. The views are amazing, but the huge fireplace runs a close second. We had some problems with the plumbing. Management tried to have it fixed but it remained a problem. Otherwise everything was perfect. Cedar Lower would be great in warmer weather also.
Perfect Mountainside Home
We've enjoyed staying in the Windcliff Community for 5 years, and this was our first stay at Cedar Lower - we loved it. It's one of the smaller homes in the community (which is great for just 2-4 people). The layout and decor of the home is perfectly set for it's mountainside view. If we come back, we will stay here again.
San Francisco, CA
This is a one of a kind property built into the hillside with a view of the mountains and the community down 1,800 feet below. We loved the BBQ grill, table and hot tub on the deck. We even enjoyed the lightening show during the thunderstorm. Inside has all the comforts and amenities of home, if you can tear yourself away from the deck.
The quality of the home far exceeded our expectations, and it was the best birthday gift I've ever given my husband. He desperately needed a weekend away from everything, and we loved the outdoor hot tub. The view was breathtaking. We can't afford to go very often, but this is definitely worth saving up for. Thank you also for the kind staff at Windcliff. You couldn't have made it any easier for us.
happy in CO
My husband and I stayed here for a few days to get away for a break alone and it was just what we needed. The photos online portray it perfectly. The view is wonderful, the hot tub clean and the furnishings comfortable and updated. We hope to come back again!
Oklahoma City, OK
There are so many nice things to say about this house. However,we stayed in Cedar lower a few years ago and the master bedroom mattress was extremely uncomfortable. We complained then and we hoped this issue had been resolved as there were many other improvements made since our last visit. My family and I all tried to sleep on this bed. Finally, they slept on the two twin beds with their daughter and I slept on the couch. We found out that there were four blankets placed under the mattress cover in an attempt to make it more comfortable so obviously we were not the first to have complained about the hard mattress. It was really disappointing; one of the first things we hope for is a great night's sleep when on vacation! We loved Windcliff so much but please Mr. Breiding, a new mattress in your house is way overdue and we will not be back until this is resolved. We complained at checkout and were told to "call back" to see if the mattress had been replaced if we were considering a return visit. That possibility is extremely doubtful.
Retired Couple from Texas
Amazing Condo in the Rockies
We loved Cedar Lower! It was just perfect and was the getaway we needed. The first snow of the season was beautiful and the view continued to amaze us. We sort of got used to the drive up the mountain.
We look forward to our next visit to Estes Park and will definitely stay at a Windcliff property again.
St. Louis, MO
My family and I were thoroughly pleased with the accommodations at Cedar Lower. The duplex is a lovely vacation spot with all the amenities of home ... and I can't even begin to describe the awesome view of the mountains from the deck. Everything was what we hoped for and more.
Spectacular Mountain views!
What a beautiful home with spectacular views! We were told when we checked in that the house was the highest property that they had. After the winding drive up the road to the house (it wasn't as bad as what some people have described), we were treated to one of the most pristine views of Long's Peak and the Rocky Mountains that we have ever seen. The hues, colors and views of the mountains changed every time we stepped out on the deck to look at them. The hot tub was a welcome relief at the end of a day of hiking. It was a little uncomfortable having another couple staying above us, as we felt we should be quiet so as not to disturb them. But overall, I would recommend this place to anyone!
Best place we've stayed in Estes Park
My husband and I have been to Estes Park several times and this is the best rental we've experienced for privacy, solitude,and magnificent views! We don't eat at restaurants much when traveling so having the full kitchen was heaven - this was the first rental that had sharp knives! This unit was recently remodeled last November and it was just like a second home to us. Very clean jacuzzi! The only improvement I could recommend is having some kind of a pillow top or memory foam topper for the bed as it was a bit too hard for us.
C J McCall
This was a great condo with all the amenities needed for a wonderful experience. The only downside was the drive up the mountain but we finally got used to it.
East Coast Reviewer
Great Stay at Lower Cedar
We were very pleased with our week's stay at Lower Cedar. The house and its furnishings were excellent in all respects. The view from the front deck was outstanding. The garage was very helpful. There was very good access to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Two cautions: drivers who are not comfortable with steep switchbacks may not find this property their best option, as it is located at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet. Also, this is the lower level of a two-unit house. Inadvertent noise from the top floor (footsteps, etc.) and from conversations on the outside balconies is a given and will be a more signficant problem if the upstairs' renters are noisy.
This is an outstanding 'cabin' with a breath taking view. Many have warned about the road being a test of character, but it isn't that bad, though I would hate to drive it in the snow. There are may day hikes within a short drive. The Windcliff staff is very welcoming and more than ready to offer help and assistance.
Absolutely loved our stay at Cedar Lower and would highly recommend to anyone considering an Estes Park vacation. We've stayed at many places here and this is definitely our favorite! The views were amazing, it was very comfortable and very clean. It was also incredibly peaceful yet not too far from town. Management staff was very friendly and informative and entire rental process went very smoothly. We hope to return again next year.
Spectacular View, Excellent accomodations.
Everything was above expectations, Could have used some written instructions regarding the Hot Tub. Will Return when back in the area. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 08/17/2011
Thank you for your review of Cedar Lower. We wish that you had told us that the instructions for using the hot tub were missing; we would have been happy to help you. We have made sure that a new hot tub book is there for future guests. Thanks again. Windcliff Staff
Cape Girardeau MO
A Home away From Home
My husband and I have never been able to take a vacation (we are in our 40's) and this year was the first time we did! Staying at Windcliff (Cedar Lower) was wonderful. It was like being home away from home. We needed nothing! The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots & pans, there were even cookie sheets, a crockpot & a sandwich maker! The home itself was comfy, decorated beautifully & very clean. I had to force my self to leave to do the "touristy" things! Not to mention the views of the Rocky Mountains--just beautiful! Thanks Windcliff staff for making our say in CO so very memorable.
We stayed her based on the good reviews on FlipKey and it was a beautiful condo. The views and location were perfect. A bit pricey, but worth it for the extra space and privacy.
Climbed Flattop Mtn.
We stayed 4 nights in this well maintained, comfortable condo and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular views and amenities. I woke the first morning to watch the sun rise on the face of Long's Peak from my bed!
The drive to the unit is daunting at first, but the 1.8 mile ride was well worth the views from the highest unit on property... The staff was friendly and helpful - no glitches and a wonderful time. I look forward to returning soon and would recommend this destination to all!
St. Louis, MO
The mountain views from anywhere in the house are spectacular. It is very comfortable. My friends were impressed with how clean and well stocked the house was.
It was great to climb into the hot tub after hiking in Rmnp.
It is well worth the drive up to the house--after the first time or two you get used to the switchbacks.
The Smith Family
Tremendous View of Front Range
Comfortable house with perfect view of front range from all rooms in the house. All new appliances & kitchen equipment since our last visit! The staff at Windcliff is the best & does everything to make your stay perfect!
Mr. and Mrs. V
Breathtaking views and beautiful inside and out!
I can't say enough about how wonderful the view is from this property. In the morning, afternoon and evening the skyline of the rocky mountain is enough to make your day! Plus the inside of the property was very nice, roomy, and clean. We loved the fireplace, hot tub and the firewood they provided. Windcliff Properties were very accommodating and pleasant to work with. We are definitely planning a trip back to Estes Park within the next year and will most certainly be staying here again!
Great location, views highlighted our short stay
My wife was totally surprized by the location and views. It was close enough to Estes Park while not being in the hectic traffic. The proximity to Rmnp was also a great benifit. And of coarse the peaceful surroundings overlooking the valley sealed it. We should friends and family photos and on group of friends immediately booked a week in Septemeber at Windcliff
Family of 3
Peaceful & Relaxing Getaway
My husband and I and my 2 1/2 year old had a fantastic time! I was in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy and we needed this vacation for sure! Cedar Lower was great and perfect for our family. It was comfortable and clean!! Waking up to a wonderful view everyday was wonderful! We hope to come back soon and enjoy some more quiet time in the mountains!
My only suggestion would be upgrading the oven, it was a little hard to manage on cooking times. Other than that, everything you would ever need was there!
Beautiful home, Extra fees
The vacation home was lovely - our every need had been anticipated. The kitchen was well stocked. In addition, the home had all the amenities of a hotel. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our only complaint was that we were charged extra for our two adult sons who joined us for two nights. Maybe all rental homes have this practice, but it seemed strange to rent a home and then pay extra for our children to join us.
Paula & Robert
On top of the World!
We vacation in Estes Park every year and this was the very best view that we've ever experienced.
The home was great and the staff were very friendly.
We will definately be back.
If we could give 6 stars, we would!
The view is just awesome from this unit. Our stay was very relaxing and even tho we had neighbors in Cedar upper that made some noise our stay was very nice. Had some issues initially with a musty smell in the master bedroom but was able to have windows and doors open to air out the unit. Fireplace was great for cool evenings and worked well with provided firewood. This was our second stay at Windcliff and we prefer the Cedar over the Byrd. We will be back!
Snow in May was a surpise for us but Windcliff stuff was prepared - all roads and our driveway were cleared in no time.
Home was nice and view was breathtaking.
I felt uneasy driving up up up there the first time
but then it was fun.
Everything on this place is so beautiful the view the place was even more nicer than we thought excellent service everything was great would come again soon. Loved it Loved it.
Cedar lower was a very nice rental. The views are awesome.
The only things we really saw wrong were there were a few cob webs and the showers both had hair in them so they needed to be wiped a little bit better. Those are two very minimal things. All in all our experience was wonderful. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 02/20/2010
Thank you for your review of Cedar Lower. The view from this home is indeed "awe" inspiring. We are very sorry that you found some things had been overlooked by our housekeeping staff. The Services Dept. has been notified and the situation corrected. We hope that you will consider Windcliff for a future vacation stay.
Lovely mountain property
The lower duplex was sparkling clean and furnished beautifully, down to the small amenities such as shampoo and fluffy towels. It had floor to ceiling windows in each room that looked out on a lovely mountain view. You could sit or eat at a table on the large outdoor deck or soak in a private outdoor hot tub. The hot tub is the reason we rented in the first place and it was much more than expected because of the pristine condition, large size and view from the tub. The property management folks did an excellent job of booking, maintaining the property and surrounding grounds and making themselves available for questions at any time.
Marco Island, Florida
We stayed in Cedar Lower for three weeks and enjoyed the entire time. The condo has excellent views, is spacious and well furnished. The only downside is the ancient kitchen appliances - variable heating on the stove top, irregular temperatures in the oven and a very noisy refrigerator. However, these were minor annoyances compared to the great views and nice layout. The Windcliff staff were very friedly and very helpful. We liked Windcliff so much that we bought a condo in Windcliff. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 02/20/2010
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your review of the appliances in Cedar Lower. The owner is working towards updating them as soon as possible. Thanks again, and welcome to Windcliff!
Stacey and Mark
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
quiet, relaxing stay with amazing view
Service here could not have been better. The house had an amazing view and was so quiet and peaceful. It had everything we needed, plus some extras--fireplace and hot tub. Our only complaint would be that the place needs a little updating. Appliances and decor in the kitchen and baths were very dated (original early 70's?) but worked fine. Carpet in the master bathroom is not ideal and should be tiled. The drive up the mountain to the house is a little steep and scary, but well worth it. All in all we'd definitely recommend Windcliff! Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 02/20/2010
Thank you for your comments on your stay in Cedar Lower. The owner has been notified and plans to purchase new appliances. He is also considering your suggestion of tiling the baths.
Because Windcliff is a mountainside location the roads here can be daunting to someone not used to the mountains, but they are very well maintained year round. The spectacular views make the drive worth it.
Travelers from Missouri
St. Peters, Missouri
It's all Great
Everything was great from beginning to end. The home was very clean and had everything we wanted plus more for our family vacation. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. The drive up to the cabin can be a bit scary your first time. The house sits high on a mountain and the view is spectacular. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The packet supplied to you at checkin is very helpful.
Do It Again
From the phone call to reserve the home to the time we left, we had a most delightful and rejuvenating experience. The staff is both warm and professional. The view is breathtaking and we felt like we were at home. Everything was clean and well-supplied. The only difficulty we had was regulating the heat. Thank you and we plan to return.
We stayed a couple of nights in the Cedar Lower and we had the most amazing time ever!
It was very relaxing and the view was breathtaking. This particular house is at the top of the mountain overlooking the whole city. I didn't want to leave.
One recommendation for visitors coming from a big city and whom are accustomed to a little bit of noise at night, it is extremely quiet which made it hard for me to sleep the first night. If you look in the master bedroom closet, you will find a floor fan. Turn this on at night and you will sleep just fine.
I can't wait to go back. It was such a wonderful experience!
GARY and Eileen
Columbia, MO and Denver
R & R , Quiet Beauty
We were doing the 'commute thing' for a while so before I left for Calgary (6 months), we spent a few days in Estes and rented this residence. The view is breathtaking at this height, and the furnishings and cleanliness were first class. It was also our anniversary weekend.
The occupants above us were courteous and we heard very little from them.
Wish we could spend every weekend there.
Donna from Texas
I love renting from the Windcliff properties. They are excellent to work with and managed this property when we were there. The view from this home is magnificent, and the deck and hot tub are great and in excellent condition. It is a nice place to stay. My few complaints are about the lack of doors on the bathroom in the main bath and the sliding door on the second bedroom bathroom needs fixed (gets stuck closed. The kitchen is not as well supplied as other houses we have rented from the same management company and has an old microwave. Just needs a little attention from the owners. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 09/18/2009
Thanks for your review. A door has been installed on the master bath toilet area. We periodically check kitchen furnishings in every home to make sure that we have the required glasses, dinner servings etc. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
Happy and Rested
We found the home well cared for with an incredible view. Having everything there that we needed was better than we expected. Good hikes, restful and peaceful.
Brian & Sue
We had a great experience! Everything was as expected, very clean, everything worked. Very well decorated.
The view is spectacular, and the deck provided a super place to unwind after a full day, and a quiet time for breakfast in the morning.
There was a family with young kids above us which led to some stomping noise, but all in all, was muffled to a large degree.
They were prepared for us when we arrived, and we were in the house in 10 minutes.
We definitely would recommend this house.
the most amazingly wonderful stay at cedar lower
I do not have 1 complaint. This experience started with Andrew, the staff member at the front desk. He was very friendly and helpful. The view was breathless from the main office, so going up, up, way up to the cedar lower made the view UNBELIEVABLE! The house was gorgeous. It came with clean linens, dishes, firewood, instructions for anything we might have questions for. The hot tub was perfect. It was more than i had expected. I was so pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this house was. Waking up to that view was absolutely magical! I would recommend this house to anyone and everyone looking for a purely beautiful stay in estes.
Tom and Sherry Thompson
Great house, even better views! Wonderful for a small family or a romantic couples getaway, we have been telling all of our friends about Windcliff.
Marietta and Oklahoma City, OK
Spacious and Incredible Views!
We all loved just about everything about the house.
The only Major complaint was that the king bed in the master bedroom was really really hard and uncomfortable. I can usually sleep on just about anything but I woke up with a backache every morning. This was really the only reason we would not want to stay there again. A nice softer bed would have made the time about perfect.
We spent a lot of time just relaxing there and a newer television would have been nice as well.
The house was so clean, SO roomy and comfortable. Very pretty. We really enjoyed having our own kitchen and laundry room .. The deck outside was just incredible and if the weather had cooperated we would have eaten outside most of the time. One evening was cool enough to enjoy the fireplace. It was a dream vacation for sure.
We are already planning to come back next August and are wanting to stay at Windcliff again.
Nice unit. Decor dated. Kitchen not well stocked. Only 2 wine glasses, one broken. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 01/26/2009
We appreciate your review. We have addressed the kitchen stocking issue which we identified during a routine quality inspection.
Beautiful mountain getaway
This condo is a clean well-kept and nicely decorated retreat. After a days play in town,we enjoyed sinking into the butter soft leather sectional in front of a roaring fire. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed and there is even a washer and dryer. The views of Long's Peak are spectacular; I have never seen the "keyhole" so clearly. We were not bothered by any noise from other renters. We plan to return again and again.
We enjoyed our stay at Windcliff very much. This was our 4th stay at Windcliff, and 1st time for Cedar Lower. We chose the house because of the view, and we were not disappointed! This house is at the highest elevation of any other rental home. We were very comfortable with the furnishings, both interior and exterior. The hot tub was very relaxing, and the gas grill was nice. We actually saw a black bear right beside the deck! If you like to cook, you may be disappointed by the appliances and the kitchen accessories. The kitchen could use some improvement. Also, the master bathroom is open to the bedroom, so that was a little uncomfortable at times. Both of these are easily fixed. Still, we would return to this house in the future. Read more
Response from Windcliff Properties, Inc. - 12/13/2008
Thank you very much for your comments on the Cedar Lower. We will discuss your review regarding the kitchen with the owner. We hope to see you at Windcliff again soon!
Fantastic property, good position even if it was a little scary getting there the first couple of times. Good location for the mountains and estes park. Wonderfull views.