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Two Pines on Shady Lane. TAKING FALL RESERVATIONS! Elk bugling, Fall colors!

Carol McSwain

Member since: 2012
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Two Pines on Shady Lane. TAKING FALL RESERVATIONS! Elk bugling, Fall colors!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

STILL HAVE ONE OPENING FOR JULY AND A FEW FOR AUGUST.

A VERY EXCITING YEAR AHEAD!! THIS YEAR, 2015, WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. EVENTS ARE PLANNED THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK THE ESTES PARK CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO FIND OUT WHAT FESTIVITIES ARE PLANNED WHILE YOU ARE IN ESTES PARK!! OPENINGS FOR MARCH, APRIL AND MAY. Relax and enjoy our 5 star home. Off-peak rates until May 15th. LOVELY, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH EXECUTIVE HOME. Our home has an attached one 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, one car garage. Naturally landscaped yard with gorgeous tall pines surrounded by huge rock outcroppings, (the reason for the single car garage) natural stone steps and landscaping. The large backyard can accommodate a game of horseshoes and badminton or whatever. The naturally landscaped and private backyard is furnished with a full-size grill, (for my Texas guests who enjoy charcoal barbecueing with a little mesquite flavor, the grill is an extra large, combination gas/charcoal grill), extra-long picnic table and seating around the firepit for those chilly summer evenings our mountains are famous for. Plenty of outdoor chairs for seating 8 - 12. (Because of the winds that we sometimes have in our mountains, I keep the chairs folded up in the garage.)

Our home is located in the beautiful and desirable One Thousand Pines subdivision, 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 television 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, however with the cool mountain nights, air conditioning is not necessary. 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. We are happy to accommodate the larger parties that have already made their reservations at Two Pines, 7 - 8 guests, however, after this year, 2015, we will no longer be accepting reservations for groups larger than 6 guests.

SORRY, NO DISCOUNTS ON LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS.

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

4.9
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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Two Pines on Shady Lane. TAKING FALL RESERVATIONS! Elk bugling, Fall colors!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 92 reviews
Boulder, CO and Scotland
5

Very relaxing home with great layout

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Two Pines on Shady Lane. The house had everything you could ask for and more. Our boys really loved the popcorn machine and the games room. We loved the layout and relaxing atmosphere. There were 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kids) and it was great to all be together in the open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The house is very big, the beds were super comfy and the kitchen and bathrooms come well stocked with soaps, kitchen roll, towels etc. The house was clean and had a nice deck to sit out on and enjoy the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay and found our home to meet or exceed your expectations. We hope you'll come back and stay at our home a little longer the next time. Thank you again and I look forward to having you as my guests again in the future.

Two pines on shady lane

  • of 5

great

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. I am glad that you thought my home was great. Hope you'll come back and stay at Two Pines again in the future. Thanks again!
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful! Really enjoyed the popcorn machine. I have stayed at many homes from vrbo and this is the first one that felt like home. Highly recommend .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa, for such a nice review. I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed your stay. I hope that you'll come back and stay at our home again very soon. Thank you again, Carol McSwain
5

Excellent mountain home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house was perfect for our two families to come together and enjoy the mountains! The house was super well equipped. You won't regret staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. I look forward to having you and your family back sometime in the future. Thank you again!

roomy and fun

  • of 5

We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing your review. I am curious though, why 4 stars, and not 5? We always appreciate constructive criticism and if we fell short in any way, we want to know. Maybe you could email me and let me know in which area we did not meet your expectations. I would appreciate that very much so that we will be able to correct any shortcomings. Your review was very short. I am glad, however, that you had a great time. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review. As I mentioned in a previous email, you will get a 10% discount on your next stay should you decide to stay with us again in the future.
Giddings, TX
5

Perfect Stay on Shady Lane

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed your cozy, beautiful home for our family Christmas in Estes Park. Thank you for having it decorated for us! We loved our stay and made lots of memories. Your home was perfect for our family and fur babies! The snow was incredible! We loved the wild life that came to visit daily. Perfect distance in to town. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. I am so glad that you had such a great Christmas at Two Pines with your family. My daughter and I work very hard to help make our home a memorable time for our guests. We have put a lot of thought into our home to help make it as comfortable and well stocked as we possibly can, so that our guests will be made to feel right at home. It sounds as though we have achieved what we set out to do. Thank you again for choosing our home out of so many to choose from. We hope you will stay with us again very soon. Have a great new year!

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
Peak to Peak Scenic Highway/Hwy. 7
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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Prices & Availability

From $214 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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 pricing information

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. After this season, 2015, we will no longer be taking reservations for parties of more than 6 guests.

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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:
  • Golf Course View
  • Ski-In
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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