|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
This charming two story log cabin is on 1.3 acres of wooded property nestled in an aspen grove near the quaint little mountain town of Allenspark, about 17 miles from downtown Estes Park. Enjoy all the amenities provided by Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park without the crowds! Play all day in Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park or any of the dozens of nearby attractions and then retire to this quiet piece of heaven where you can sit on the deck, unwind and actually hear the sounds of the mountains. WiFi is available.
Allenspark has a wonderful cafe for breakfasts and lunches as well as a five star gourmet restaurant for fine dining! The village is a perfect place - easy to reach from the Denver International Airport and yet a spectacular, serene, relaxing mountainous retreat.
This house has been visited by many and loved by all. Come see for yourself!
Things to do: 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, downhill skiing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and much more.
Alternatively, you can simply relax in your romantic cottage and enjoy the peace and beauty of your surroundings, the wildlife and the mountain views. 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 sunroom.
This cabin is romantic for just two but able to handle a crowd. Glorious in the summer; intimate with warmth in the winter, it is a peaceful retreat.
Cabin layout gives private space to guests: The bedroom layout allows for private space for guests. The Master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking a secluded view od aspens and pines. The second bedroom on the main level has it's own upstairs room, and the upper level bedroom has an attached loft.
About the owner: The owner family (consisting of parents, two grown boys and their small families) regularly gathers for bonding time where their heart is -- Colorado.
Scattered around the US and abroad, they decided to re-establish a home base in Allenspark in 2005 -- skiing, snowboarding, 4-wheel driving, water rafting, hiking, camping, exploring -- celebrating the best of amazing Colorado..
They fell in love with this adorable vintage 1950’s log cabin in the middle of everything they enjoy of the Rockies. The family of ten absolutely loves this cozy, romantic, and spacious 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.
Jessie Lois 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 – 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. The family of ten absolutely loves this cozy, romantic, and spacious 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.
jessie webster purchased this cabin in 2005
Our family loves this cabin and its remarkable location, because it accommodates us all, yet is intimate and cozy..
Allenspark is a perfect place - easy to reach from the Denver International Airport and yet a spectacular, serene, relaxing mountainous retreat. In this quaint little town near Estes Park, we found an authentic vintage log cabin perfect for antiques and woodsy furnishings where wildlife is abundant.and the space is mountain-clean.
Here abound a multitude of activities: Horseback riding, kayacking and whitewater rafting, down hill skiing, cross country skiing, easy hikes and challenging climbs.
The cabin is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest and the Rocky Mountain National Park and its myriad of famous hiking trailheads.
We make memories here, love and laugh, inspire and bring out the best in each other.
It is a joy to share it with others. 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. It is a huge pleasure to make this sweet and wonderful cabin available to you.
At the cabin we've created a space that is both romantic but also family friendly. Special features:
* a luxurious bathroom with a hot air massage tub for two, walk-in shower, electric fireplace and flat screen TV, heated floors.
* hammock for two
* 20' by 30' volleyball/badminton court with rubberized mulch
* horseshoe pit
* 4 miles to the Wild Basin Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park
- close to some of the most beautiful trails in America
- Within the borders of the Roosevelt National Forest
* Each bedroom is a suite with its own space
- outdoor spaces for individual musing -- a balcony, spacious deck, flagstone patio,
- Private, serene property with aspen groves, pine trees and meadow spaces. Although you can see other cabins in the distance, they do not encroach on the property.
Jesse was very responsive to my requests before our trip, and she was especially helpful in giving us recommendations for grocery stores, restaurants, and activities. The cabin was exactly as described... we loved it. The location is fabulous. We felt secluded in the beautiful surroundings, yet close to Allenspark, Estes, and RMNP. We saw elk, wild turkeys, and two mysterious visitors in the dusk: either VERY LARGE coyotes, or wolves. We were thrilled. It was such a joy to sit out on the deck in the early morning, looking for animals that might appear.
We rented this residence for the parents and extended family members of the bride and groom to stay for 2 nights. The wedding was held at Wild Basin Lodge; only a 10-15 minute drive away. The lounging spaces provided ample area for everyone to sit, talk, eat and sleep. The views out the well placed windows were spectacular. The large parking area allowed us to hide the the "get-away" car. I would recommend this property.
We enjoyed our stay! The cabin was well set up for us, our daughter, my nephew and his wife and son, and my brother-in-law. The kitchen was well-equipped and everything was clean. We didn't cook while we were there, but one easily could, and there is a very big refrigerator. We loved that it was so close to hiking and enjoyed the board games provided. The setting is beautiful, with Aspen trees all around, and it was very quiet. The stars at night were amazing. The road leading to the cabin is rutted, but we managed by driving up it very slowly. We had a nice breakfast at Meadow Mountain Cafe, and my brother-in-law was thrilled to get a gluten-free vegan pizza at the Tavern (they have regular pizza as well).
The two reasons I didn't give it a 5 star is that the internet was too slow for my husband to work (it kept hanging up on him), and even getting gmail was tricky. The mattress in the second ground floor bedroom was starting to sag in the middle. We would consider staying again once my husband is finally retired!
We enjoyed our visit to this cabin. It was nice to wake to a view of golden aspens. Loved the family of turkeys that walked thru the yard. Downside is there is no dishwasher so we ate out.
We just finished our stay Jessie's cabin. What a great place to stay in a beautiful location. The home is incredibly well equipped and stocked with everything you need. And if you have kids they have great toys, games, dress up clothes and so on. The accommodations are first rate with room to sleep a bunch. Everything was just great and the leaves turning were an added benefit. I highly recommend using this place for your getaway.
We were 7 adults on a faculty retreat, so the accommodations weren't perfect for us. Still, we loved the charm and beauty of the cottage and the setting. A mama turkey came to visit with her chicks each morning! The house was clean and comfortable. We had some trouble with the well water running out, but the owner did everything she could to help, and we managed with limited water for 10 hours without any real problems. Very enjoyable weekend.
We really enjoyed the Aspen Mountain Cabin in Allenspark. Charming rustic cabin with a few spa-like features and all the amenities you need. Situated in a secluded grove of Aspen and Pine. We could see one other cabin through a clearing. Often, the pics don't give a true picture of reality, but in this case, the cabin and property is as good, or better, than it looks! It was wonderful.
The deck is very nice. Master bath is fabulous. Plenty of room for our 6 adults and then room to spare. Nice family areas plus secluded areas to get away from the group. Jessie was very easy to work with and accommodating. High praise for this gem! Easy access to Estes, RMNP, and hiking. We enjoyed Soup and Salad dinner at Baldpate Inn and ate quite often at the cabin.
Aspen Mountain Cabin is just outside the little village of Allenspark Colorado which sits at the national park's southeast corner, along the breathtaking Peak-to-Peak Highway. The highway itself is 55 miles of curves and scenery rivaling the postcards from Estes Park, 12 miles to the North. Established in 1918, this scenic town shows the way to some of Colorado's most famous and beautiful areas. Chief among these is the craggy, 14,255-foot Longs Peak, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park, host to alpine vistas, glacial basins and 3 million visitors annually. In addition to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors enjoy horseback riding at many nearby stables. Fishing during summer months and cross-country skiing in the winter makes the town an attractive year-round destination.
While peak tourist season occurs during the summer months, this town's hiking trails, located at an altitude of 8,521 feet, provide wonderful views of the changing aspen trees in autumn.
Other Activities: Horseback riding is popular in the area. There are many livery stables nearby -- one within 1 mile of the cabin
In nearby Estes Park, you can find white water rafting tours and mountain climbing guides.
Nearest Lakes: Lily Lake is a stunning alpine lake under the watchful gaze of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. What makes Lily Lake a great family destination is that it’s right along the highway, so it’s easily accessible for people of all ages. The lake has sturdy picnic tables on the east shore. We had a family reunion several years ago and enjoyed a picnic there while watching the sun set behind the mountains. Instead of stopping at the tables, we struck out along the trail around the lake, which is only 0.8 miles long and handicap accessible. It is level and lined with logs, so it’s perfect for a wheelchair or a leisurely stroll. We walked past anglers fishing for the cutthroat trout. Other lakes: Marys Lake (trout fishing), Brainard Lake (fishing), Copeland Lake, Bear Lake.
The Webster cabin is a perfect base for numerous hikes of all levels of difficulty.
Twin Sisters: At the top, you can see the great majority of the RMNP peaks, as well as Moraine Park and many other areas in the Estes Park valley.
Other trails near the cabin: Little Mountain, Middle St Vrain (includes Timberlake Falls), Rock Creek (just a quarter mile from the cabin door), Long Lake, Isabelle Lake and Pawnee Pass, Brainard Lake to Blue Lake, Loch Vale (one of the best hikes in RMNP and offers something for everyone), Ridge between St Vrain and Meadow Mountain. Wild Basin (an excellent hike for small children–and only a few minutes away), Finch Lake (also known as the Allenspark Trail -- have wonderful views across Wild Basin to Meeker, Long’s, and many Continental Divide peaks toward the west), Sandbeach Lake Trail (the reward is rich: a unique and beautiful lake with a llarge sandy beach and wonderful mountain views. And the trailhead is only 10 minutes away from the cabin.) Chasm Lake (certainly one of the very best trails), hike to Fern Lake.
Ski: Eldora Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and is snowshoe friendly! It is 32 miles from the Aspen Mountain Cabin. Here is some information about the Ski Resort:
Eldora opened for skiing in 1962.
Eldora receives 300 inches of snow per year qand boasts Colorado's best snow making system. Coverage is 100% of groomed terrain, more than any other resort in Colorado!
The base area of Eldora has an elevation of 9,200 feet above sea level. Top elevation is 10,800 feet.
The most difficult mountain to ski at Eldora is the Corona Bowl - a double black diamond!
Eldora is only 21 miles from Boulder and 47 miles from Denver.
It has 680 acres of skiable terrain and its longest run is 3 miles long!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£242|
The cabin can handle a wedding for up to 25 . We add a surcharge of $300