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TWO PINES ON SHADY LANE. OPENINGS FOR ELK BUGLING SEASON! DON'T MISS IT!

Carol McSwain

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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TWO PINES ON SHADY LANE. OPENINGS FOR ELK BUGLING SEASON! DON'T MISS IT!

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Estes Park - Two Pines on Shady Lane

20 5 star guest reviews and 76 5 star guest comments from the guestbook.

76, 5 STAR REVIEWS, 20, 5 STAR GUEST-WRITTEN REVIEWS ON THE VRBO WEBSITE AND 57, 5 STAR GUEST COMMENTS WRITTEN IN OUR GUESTBOOK! LOVELY, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH EXECUTIVE HOME. Our home has an attached tandem two car garage. Open floor plan, light and bright, floor to ceiling windows on three sides of the eat-in kitchen w/ granite counter tops and island, stainless steel appliances, large table with seating for 8. Large island with stainless range with seating for 4. Watch the deer and elk as you enjoy your morning coffee on the deck off the kitchen overlooking one of the elk migration paths in Estes Park.

This lovely home is beautifully furnished in rustic elegance, large living room with gas fireplace. Three large bedrooms all located on the main level; master bedroom elegantly furnished with king size bedroom suite; second bedroom with queen size bedroom suite, third bedroom with two twin beds. 5 Star quality, luxurious 100% cotton bedding! All rooms have large area rugs covering the wood floors as well as the ceramic tile floor in office. Ceramic tile and granite in the 4 piece, updated upstairs bathroom with private commode area. Ceramic tile in updated 3 piece bathroom downstairs. 100% cotton rugs in the bathrooms are changed and replaced with fresh rugs for each party.

For those who like to take their work with them, fully equipped office with desk, printer, WIFI, recliners,for those who might like to get away for an afternoon of reading or napping. Large family room with sleeper sofa and love-seat, large, flat-screen TV, game table, foosball and even a popcorn machine cart for movie night! Full-size Maytag washer and dryer. Large, tandem two car garage. Naturally landscaped yard with gorgeous tall pines surrounded by huge rock outcroppings, (the reason for the tandem two car garage) natural stone steps and landscaping. The large backyard can accommodate a game of horseshoes and badminton or whatever. The lovely and private backyard is furnished with a full-size grill, (for my Texas guests who enjoy charcoal bar-b-queing with a little mesquite flavor, the grill is an extra large, combination gas/charcoal grill), picnic tables and seating around the firepit for those chilly summer evenings our mountains are famous for.

Our home is located on a quaint lane one block off highway 7, Peak to Peak Scenic Highway, less than a mile from the main street in Estes Park. Scenic golf course located across the street. Located next door is the historic and charming Stone Home. I call it the Hobbit House, complete with curved doorway and windows.

WIFI, light and bright, wood floors throughout upper level and family room on the lower level. Moss rock gas fireplace in the living room. No more messy wood! A large, flat-screen TV, with satellite connection in both the family room and living room. Lots of games for family fun in tv console. Attached garage with garage door opener and with the entrance located on the lower level walk-out. All bedrooms come complete with a luggage rack, alarm clock and a fan for those warm nights in addition to the ceiling fans. Sorry, no air conditioning! Fully stocked kitchen has everything you will need during your stay including a coffee maker, popcorn popper, crock pot, iced tea maker, microwave and dishwasher. This beautiful home is elegantly furnished in good taste for your comfort and enjoyment. All bedding, linens and towels furnished. Each bathroom is furnished with a hand-held two-sided mirror, hair dryer and also included are (personalized handmade soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotion) for our guests. Watch the deer and elk graze while surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Easy year-around accessibility. 4-wheel drive not necessary. Personalized keyless code entry for our guests safety and security. No worry about lost keys! Contact owner for special weekly and monthly rates.

For those of you who love to hike and enjoy the outdoors, Rocky Mountain National Park is just a few miles down the road with miles and miles of hiking trails. Explore and enjoy the crystal clear mountain lakes, streams and waterfalls. Gaze upon herds of majestic elk, moose, deer and Rocky Mountain Sheep, foxes, wolves, bears and even the elusive mountain lion. For an afternoon or an entire day, have fun with the children at the Family Fun Center which is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (Giant slide, go carts, water boats, fun, fun, fun!!!). The YMCA of the Rockies is a few miles down the road with wonderful activities for the entire family. Relax in one of the many parks or at one of the outdoor cafes and walk along the picturesque river walk in town. Browse in the countless shops in downtown Estes Park. Enjoy the many restaurants serving something for everyone's taste, from hamburgers to Sushi, desserts and more. Estes Park and the surrounding area offers something for everyone in the family. Our beautiful area is truly an outstanding experience that will give rise to wonderful memories for the entire family! It just doesn't get any better than this! Come! Experience the Rocky Mountains and nature at its finest! Truly, a never to be forgotten vacation.

Military discount: 10%; One night free when reserving one full week, 7 nights. ONLY ONE DISCOUNT PER GUEST.

Sorry no cats! Owner is allergic.

Dogs considered.

Rates quoted based on up to four guests, rates increase with five/six guests; increase with seven/eight guests.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carol McSwain (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Carol McSwain

Having loved Colorado from the very first time my family and I visited when I was just a young girl, I knew then, that Colorado was where I wanted to live when I grew up. And so, at the age of 20, over 40 years ago, I moved to the place of my dreams.

When my mother would come to visit me during the summers, Estes Park was one place that she wanted to visit each year. Her love of the mountains, especially the charm of Estes Park and the peaceful serenity and beauty the mountains especially Rocky Mountain National Park is something that we both shared. Which is the reason, when I had the chance to purchase Two Pines on Shady Lane, I felt this was one opportunity I just couldn't pass up.

My family and I love to visit Estes Park whenever we can. We love our home and the close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park not to mention the beauty that surrounds this magical place. This a perfect vacation spot for my family and I believe you will find it to be even better than what you expected as soon as you enter Two Pines on Shady lane.

Carol McSwain purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Located on one of several migration paths of the elk, hundreds of which pass through this cozy lane. Elk and deer graze in and around Two Pines and often spend the afternoon resting in the yard. Located just one block off the Peak to Peak Scenic Highway. Here is some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Two Pines offers all the comforts of home with plenty of room for everyone. This home can easily accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We traveled from Tennessee to enjoy the scenery, the climate and hiking with our daughter and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. At Two Pines we appreciated the fact that you offer a discount to returning guests. The grandkids had a great time and we enjoyed making memories with them. The activities we enjoyed the most were hiking, shopping and the fireworks on the 4th of July.



Tips to future guests: stop and smell the roses!



Our special message to the host: Thank you for sharing your lovely rental home with us. You have done such a great job in decorating it and making it such a wonderful place to stay. Loved your sconces in the entryway. Saw them at Wynbrier home and got them but had them shipped back to TN.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Two pines on Shady Lane. Openings for Elk Bugling Season! Don't Miss It!
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
Houston
5

Estes Park vacation

  • 5 out of 5
The house is very comfortable with a kitchen to die for. When we travel, we cook in much of the time. Every thing we needed was there. The house is near town and close to everything. We could not have asked for a better place.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I have worked very hard to make Two Pines a memorable place for my guests. I love your remark about the kitchen. It is so nice to know that my hard work has definitely paid off. Thank you again and I look forward to having you and Ann as my guests again in the future.
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
Mesa, AZ
5

This quality house, close to downtown and quiet.

  • 5 out of 5
This was a great place to stay. Everything needed was there, coffee pot, spices, you name it and it was there. My family and my daughter and husband and two kids were very comfortable for us. The chairs,furnishing were excellent. The cable TV worked and it was very homey and inviting. We loved it and plan on going back the next time we are in Estes Park. Thanks for everything Carol. You were great!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Doug, for your very complimentary review. I appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. And am so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed their stay at my home. I look forward to having you and your family as my guests again the next time you visit our beautiful town. Thank you again for such a nice review. We have been so blessed to have such wonderful guests! Thank you again.
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
5

COMFORTABLE! BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful place to stay! My 2 brothers & their wives and my husband & I rented Two Pines and we could not have been happier anywhere else! This home was very comfortable and we felt right at home. It had all the modern conveniences that we needed. From white soft towels to a beautiful stocked kitchen to very comfortable beds. We loved sitting on the porch looking for birds, deer & elk. We even saw a badger! It was also wonderful after a full day of hiking or shopping to come back to a comfortable place and relax! My sister-in-law said it was "THE BEST VACATION EVER"! Thank you soooo very much Carol!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family had such a nice time while staying at our home. We have worked very hard to make sure our guests have a pleasurable and memorable time while vacationing in our beautiful mountains. We appreciate our guests and want to have them return. We look forward to having you and your family stay at Two Pines on Shady Lane in the future should you come to our charming town again. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our home. Thank you for such a nice review!
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver, CO
5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from a wonderful stay at Two pines. The home exceeded all of our expectations. The home was very clean and comfortable. We loved the rustic lodge décor and beautiful furnishings. We thoroughly enjoyed the private back yard with a grill and fire pit. Carol was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to staying again.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We always appreciate five star reviews. We have taken great care to ensure that upon our guests arrival, they are welcomed by a clean, comfortable, warm and welcoming place to stay while on vacation. I am so glad that you found that to be the case and that you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of our home and enjoy staying whenever we can. It really is a little piece of Heaven.
We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Thank you again. We appreciate our guests!
Sincerely,
Carol McSwain,
Owner, Two Pines on Shady Lane
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
Phoenix
5

Top notch!

  • 5 out of 5
Just returned yesterday from 7 wonderful days in Estes Park & 7 wonderful nights at Two Pines on Shady Lane. Six of us (from Ohio & Arizona) arrived Sunday, 8-17, early evening - & was enjoying the conversation & beautiful view from deck & within minutes - a deer came right up in the front yard! Great way to welcome us!
The house was very homey & pretty much had everything we needed as far as beds, toiletries & kitchen utensils. Very clean! Would recommend in a heartbeat & if I return to Estes Park, I will definitely check out Two Pines again!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. We appreciate our guests and feel so blessed to have such wonderful people stay in our home. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again should you travel this way again. Thank you again!
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
5

Colorado trip 2014

  • 5 out of 5
This was our 18th summer to come hike in RMNP. Every year we rent a home for our family. This home is one of our favorites. We loved the location. The home was very accommodating with every thing we needed. It was very comfy and cozy. The popcorn machine was a hit with all of us for movie night after a long hike.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Knowing you enjoy experiencing a different home each time you visit, I do hope you'll decide to stay at Two Pines again. Just for taking the time to write a review, you'll get a 10% discount on your next stay. Thanks again!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Golf
0.12 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Denver
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Wondervu - Fall River Road - Hwy. 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cross Country
Car: recommended

Estes Park offers many activities year around. Numerous festivals, craft fairs, horse shows, Scottish/Irish festival, elk bugling, the Aspen changing in the Fall, the Parade of Lights the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas Season, just to name just a few of the festivities throughout year in Estes Park. Too many to list here. Go to The Town of Estes Park website and take a look at the Estes Park Calendar of Events.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak Season
15 May 2014 - 15 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$954
for 3 nights
From
$247
 
 
Off-peak
16 Oct 2014 - 14 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$641
for 2 nights
From
$214
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$954
for 3 nights
From
$247
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 9.7%
Notes Rates depend on number of guests.
Peak rates - May 15 -Oct. 15, 3 night minimum:225.00-up to 4/250.00- 5-6/300.00/7-8
Weekly rates available, refer to owner for details.
HOLIDAYS - PEAK RATES. Off-peak rates: 2 night minimum/$195.00-up to 4/225.00-5-6/250.00-8
9.7% tax, one-time cleaning fee of $150.00, $49.00 damage insurance policy
Military discount: 10%
Rates may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All towels furnished. Each bathroom comes equipped with a hair dryer, hand held mirror, private label hand-made bath soaps, small shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash...just in case.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , queen size sleeper sofa and twin sleeper love seat.
  • All linens, blankets, etc. furnished. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan in addition to a floor fan. Crib available, must bring own crib sheets and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Convenient in-town location. An easy walk or drive to downtown Estes Park. An amusement park in Estes Park, open during summer months, is great for family fun. Trout fishing, hiking, exploring, shopping, picnicing or relaxing, there is so much to do or doing nothing at all. Relax on the deck and, watch the deer and elk and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is second to none, in and around this historic, picturesque Currier and Ives mountain town. Relax and enjoy the warmth of the charming gas moss rock fireplace. Estes Park has festivals and activities year around. Check the Town of Estes Park, Calendar of Events online to view all year-around planned events and activities. There is something going on almost year around! Personalized keyless entry code for our guests safety and security. Contact owner for weekly/monthly rates. Check out time: 10:00 a.m.
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