This charming log cabin is in a serene, wooded area in the Roosevelt Nat'l Forest within 3 miles of the Wild Basin entrance to the Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park and 15 miles from the tourist attractions of Estes Park.
In a mountain cluster of pines and aspens, this vintage cabin property with a quaint bridge over a spring creek enjoys scenes of abundant wildlife. By night, enjoy wine by a crackling fire in the stone hearth. By day, explore the majesty of the Rockies. Wake up to a sparkling mountain view through the aspens. Cook traditional family recipes in the well-equipped kitchen. Play games in the sun room.
This cabin is romantic for just two but able to handle a crowd. Glorious in the summer; intimate in the winter, it is a peaceful retreat.
The bedroom layout allows for private space for guests. The master bedroom (queen size bed) has a private balcony overlooking a secluded view of aspens and pines. Attached to the bedroom is a large, luxurious Master Bathroom (see description below).
The second bedroom (queen size) on the main level also has its own upstairs room with 2 single beds. Attached to this bedroom is a full bathroom with heated floor, shower and tub. The third suite of rooms is in a separate wing -- one bedroom (queen size) has an attached loft with 2 single beds.
A special feature of the cabin is its luxurious master bathroom -- spacious, log walls, antique dough bowl sink, hot-air massage tub for two, walk-in shower, heated floor, electric fireplace and HDTV.
On the doorstep of the Rocky Mountain National Park, you can enjoy a variety of activities all year round -- from leisurely hikes to vigorous mountain climbing, horseback riding, fly-fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and much more. A multitude of hiking trails are nearby. Alternatively, you can simply relax in your sunny romantic cottage and enjoy the peace and beauty of your surroundings, the wildlife and the mountain views.
Sleeps 8 â€“ 10 comfortably
Four bedrooms,plus a loft -- each with their own theme
Inviting great room with stone, wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, loft, and pine log walls
Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven and stove, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, crock pot, blender, butcher block counter
Generous quantity of kitchen utensils for cooking large meals
Filtered drinking water
Sun room with large dining table, lovely views, fireplace/heater
Two flatscreen TVs
Outdoor hammock for two
Volleyball/badminton court with rubberized mulch
Large deck with table and chairs and beautiful view of Ironclad Mountain
Propane gas grill; propane provided at no cost
Stone fireplace -- first bin of wood is free
Large stone patio
Washer/dryer and iron/ironing board
Just 3 miles from the Wild Basin entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park
14 miles from the tourist town of Estes Park.
3 full bathrooms
Sorry, no pets
About the owner
Jessie Webster is the mother of two grown boys and four grandchildren. Thanks to the Air Force, much of her family's growing up years was spent in Colorado â€“ skiing, snowboarding, 4-wheel driving, water rafting, hiking, camping, exploring -- celebrating the best of amazing Colorado. Her boys and their families never left the area.
Jessie's graduate education from the University of Colorado, Boulder, led to a career in Corporate Training and Development which in turn, led to worldwide assignments with Hewlett Packard and Motorola. Even though her last position, CEO of a software company specializing in tools for human resource development, brought her to reside in Chicago, the family regularly gathers for bonding time where their heart is -- Colorado.
In 2005 they decided to re-establish a home base in Allenspark. They fell in love with this adorable vintage 1950's log cabin in the middle of everything they enjoy of the Rockies. It is perfect for antiques, quilts and woodsy furnishings where wildlife is abundant and the space is mountain-clean.
The family of ten absolutely loves the cabin and, because of that, believes that everyone will. They are thrilled to share the mountain experience with others, hoping that all will enjoy laughter and love there and build indelible joyful lifelong memories.
One special thing to love about this cabin is its cheerful brightness. During the day, the interior basks in sunlight streaaming through its generous number of large windows which look out to woods and mountains. At night with the curtains drawn, the cabin is aglow with golden lamp light.
A treasure in the village is the Meadow Mountain Cafe -- known far and wide for its fresh food, homemade bread, scrumptious breakfasts.
Our guests have enjoyed an amazing assortment of wildlife at the cabin. Elk, wild turkeys, mule deer, coyote, bear, chipmunks, rabbits, and ermine have been reported.
We know it is a perfect place for families to enjoy their time together, so we've stocked it with dress-up clothes, toys, movies and games.TripAdvisor property ID 2297445...Read more
One of the most glorious vacation spots in the world, the Rocky Mountains offer limitless beauty and endless leisure activities all year round -- lakes, trails, waterfalls, horseback riding, kayacking, boating, fishing, casual hiking and vigorous climbing, river rafting, snowshoeing, back country and cross country skiing, downhill skiing, hay/sleigh riding, swimming, biking, golf, hunting, rock climbing, as well as the unique tourist activities offered by the quaint village of Estes Park.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $300 per stay
Tax rate | 4.99% of rent | tax rate
Cleaning | $100 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Additional $20/person per night (10 people max)
Check in 4:00pm Check out 10:00am
50% deposit required to reserve cabin
REFUNDABLE $300 damage deposit
Balance due 1 month before arrival
credit card payments are possible
Cancellation 60 days or more prior to rental will receive full refund of monies paid minus a $150 rebooking fee. Cancellations 60 â€“ 30 days prior to rental will receive a full refund of monies paid minus a $150 rebooking fee provided Aspen Mountain can rebook the property for the same dates. Cancellation 30. days or less will receive no refund
Left on 01/08/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 8, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Being at aspen Cabin has been one of our most beautiful moments we have spent with our families. This cabin has all that we needed; lot of comfort and incredible nature. Our kids really enjoyed the week there. Even a moose came to visit us, which were such sweet moment. This cabin is close to Estes park and great town with a lot of outdoor activities which is great. I definitely will back with my family. Thanks Jessie for such amazing place. Svenman and Di Mare families.
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
The cabin was absolutely beautiful and was better than we could have imagined. The pictures just don't do it justice. The 2 new bathrooms are amazing and the jacuzzi tub was a lifesaver after we returned battered and bruised from whitewater rafting. After being gone all day, it was such a joy "coming home" at night to the warmth and comfort of the cabin. There were 8 of us and we were looking for peace and quiet and seclusion and we found it. The cabin was only 15 miles from Estes Park, so it was close enough for all the activities that Estes provides. We can not say enough great things about the cabin and Jessie was so easy to deal with. To stay anywhere else on your Rocky Mountain visit would be denying yourself the best accomodations in the area.
Left on 07/21/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | GordonReviewed Jul 21, 2011Stayed May 2011
My family of 7 and I stayed at this beautiful cabin for one week in late May of 2011. We all had a wonderful time. The process of securing the house was made easy. We were given written instructions with directions and how to enter the home with phone numbers of a caretaker who lived nearby. The house is just outside of allenspark on what I would consider a "county" road. The setting of the home was beautiful. It sits on a hillside surrounded by nature in every direction. There are distant neighbors, but not too close to feel intrusive. The extra's in the house made it fun for the kids (dress up clothes, toys, games and movies). The grownups loved the sitting on the deck surrounded by aspen trees and enjoying the morning and evening visits from the deer. The Mountain Jays visited the bird feeders frequently. We loved spending time in the evenings playing a game while all sitting by the fire making smores. Wood was provided and plentiful. I will seek this house out again when returning to the Estes area.
Left on 07/15/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 15, 2011Stayed Sep 2010
We stayed at this beautiful cabin last September. I would have to say the place was a perfect fit: the views, the peacefulness, the accessibility to go horseback riding, fishing, hiking, etc. We had a 5 X 5 bull elk about 40 yards outside the kitchen one morning and heard his bugle last night.
Left on 07/14/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 14, 2011Stayed Jul 2010
Thank you so much for the cozy cabin! We kids had a fun time with all the games and movies. During our stay we drove up Trail Ridge Road. Being from Illinois, the mountains amazed us. We hiked around Bear Lake and took a million pictures of alberta Falls. We loved coming home to a warm fire and making s'mores! We appreciate your hospitality and greatly enjoyed our 1st (but not last) trip to majestic Colorado.
“Delightful Retreat near Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park”
Left on 07/07/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Hiking GrandparentsReviewed Jul 7, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We were immediately charmed by the setting -- a log cabin set among numerous aspen trees with a view of the Iron Clad Mountains. The deck and terrace are situated to enjoy the views of the wildflower-strewn meadows and the wildlife that meander there: hummingbirds, deer, elk, woodpeckers. Large windows look out in all directions, so even on days too cool to sit outside, we are "in the woods" in the coziness of the cabin. The interior is furnished in a delightful rustic cabin style, with handmade quilts, looped rugs and baskets as accents.
This retreat is perfect for people who want to head out on the numerous nearby hiking trails that lead to glacial lakes, waterfalls, ridges and high points that give way to spectacular views. The accommodations are simple but very comfortable. Although there is no dishwasher, and currently only one bathroom, there is a full size washer and dryer as well as TV and WiFi.
The town is low-key with a lot of history. We found the people to be warm and forth-coming with colorful stories and assistance. Walking to the Meadow Mountain Cafe and eating big breakfasts on their front porch is a must.
The cabin is 25 minutes from Estes Park (to the north) and 20 minutes from Lyons (east). We often planned grocery shopping in one of those towns to coordinate with our hikes.
The two of us rented the cabin, but had our children and grandchildren visit on the weekends. They found much to delight them from indoor activities (numerous puzzles and games provided at the cabin) to the outdoor attractions. The separate bedrooms with dormers allowed for privacy as well.
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