The only reason not to give Aspen Acres 5 stars is to keep this gem "below the radar" so others won't find it! We had a wonderful stay there in late Sept. with our two adult daughters, son-in-law and 10-month old granddaughter. It was very clean upon arrival and has all the amenities you'll ever need ... and then some! The owner, Mary, has put a lot of thought into what families might need during their vacation stay and has tried hard to fill those needs. Just a few examples: games and books for adults, some toys for kids of all ages, a permanent child gate at the top of the stairway to the 2nd floor bedrooms, desk in the loft, not one but two types of coffee makers, dozens of kitchen utensils and pans and pots, chopped wood in plastic cans (to keep it dry) next to an outside firepit, and even Hershey bars, graham crackers, marshmallows, and stainless steal sticks/skewers to make S'mores. The cabin is only 3-4 minutes from town but with its 3 acres and pond in front, it clearly feels out in the country. There was more than enough room for all of us to spread out, including on the large, covered front porch overlooking the pond. We'll no doubt be back!
There's not enough space here to tell how much we enjoyed staying at this idyllic spot!! What a charming little cabin. It had everything we needed and then some. Location and views were amazing. This is a great family friendly cabin nestled in the woods with majestic views of the Rocky mountains. I would give this rating many more stars if I could.
I highly recommend to anyone wanting to have a relaxing time, but close enough to anything you want in the area. My brother and his wife were in town from Ohio and wanted something more than just a hotel or "chain" place to stay.
I booked Mary's cabin for two nights. It comfortably slept 4 adults and a 3 year old. The house itself was great - it had more than we needed in terms of things you'd find in an everyday home...but what set it apart from others was the wood construction and the property itself. We all had an awesome time there - whether it was sitting on the front porch and just enjoying the views, running around the yard, cooking some burgers on the grill, making a fire in the fire pit and making smores to playing corn hole.
It's a short drive to RMNP and into downtown - so we explored as well. The neighbor across the street had a horse and my son wanted to go see him...so when we saw the owner outside - we walked up to the road she was more than happy to let us approach and feed her horse some carrots.
We had such an enjoyable time! Like stated before - I would recommend Mary's property to anyone who wants a relaxing and enjoyable experience in Estes.
Thank you Mary!!
This cabin was absolutely charming and everything we were hoping for in a mountain retreat. The location was spectacular, yet easy to get into town or up to the park. Although the appearance is vintage, all of the modern amenities are there and every detail is thought of, inside and out. There is plenty of space outside for a BBQ picnic, sitting around a fire to roast marshmallows, and playing cornhole. Thank you to Mary for sharing such a special place.
This cabin is exactly what I was looking for. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds in town, but only a few minutes drive to everything. Roomy enough for a family to enjoy. Mornings on the porch with my coffee, wrapped in blankets and watching the birds was my favorite part of my entire trip. I didn't want to leave. I will definitely rent this cabin again and cannot recommend it high enough.
Clean and updated cabin very close to the entrance of Rocky Mountain NP. We stayed here with our four young adult children and it worked very well. Kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, dishes and considerate extras like coffee filters, coffee, salt, pepper, soap and some herbs/spices. New sheets, pillows and blankets, Refurbished bathrooms. Mary, the owner, is easily accessible if there is a question. Lots of books, puzzles and games if the weather does not cooperate. TV and wifi work well. We were very happy with our stay there. We have three buck mule deer visiting us every day. They like it too!
My family and I greatly enjoyed our time spent at this charming 1950's vintage cabin in Estes Park, Colorado. We experienced peaceful, tranquil time there and now have wonderful memories to look back on. It has such a good vibe. And it's very, very clean. We can't wait to go back.
Almost every evening and morning, a few elk came to drink water at the pond in the front yard. A couple of them even got into the water and took a bath!
Do watch your little ones if you have kids: Mr. Bobcat came strolling into the yard one evening. We happened to be inside at the time and saw him through one of the big windows. You can look out any window of this charming cabin and see beautiful views. My favorite spots to sit were inside facing west and on the front porch facing west. You will not believe how stunning the views are of the Rocky Mountains! See my attached photo.
This cabin comes stocked with everything you need to cook a meal on the gas stove. The owners are very, very thoughtful. There are plenty of spices, condiments, cooking utensils, plates, silverware, etc. There was even a fresh loaf of bread and some yummy jam in the 'fridge. There are board games to play. There's a TV with Comcast Cable. There are small TVs in each room. There's a WiFi. There's a washer and dryer.
Aspen Acres Cabin in Estes Park is a few minutes' drive from downtown Estes Park; from the official entrance into Rocky Mountain Park; and just up the road from Mary's Lake.
We had fun shopping downtown. We didn't take time to stop by Mary's Lake but, as we drove by, we saw a few little beaches we could have spent time at, fishing or just hanging out near the water.
I strongly recommend you make reservations soon - even for next spring and summer because this vacation rental is a true treasure and will be book up quickly.