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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 12-13)

Everyone needs a Place to retreat, relax, refresh, rejuvenate. A Place to experience and enjoy. A Place to Laugh with your loved ones. We have a beautiful, peaceful, comfy (1500 sq ft) cabin on the edge of a national forest where the stars are close enough to touch, the wind murmurs over the mountains and through the trees, the wildlife (elk, deer, bear, mountain lions, mountain sheep, coyotes, and hundreds of birds and other small critters) are at home. Yet there is unique shopping, dining and entertainment within easy driving distance. Come Learn new things about the wonders of our world, Love the mountains and crisp mountain air, Laugh often and loudly. Come Learn, Love and Laugh! Everyone Needs a Laughing Place!


Why the Owner Chose Drake: We love this location because it borders Roosevelt National Forest, giving us abundant space, quiet and peaceful tranquility. It is conveniently located close to the beauty and majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is a unique community we enjoy visiting all year round.

We come here to retreat: rest, rejuvenate, reconnect. Our children bring friends. Our family reunions happen here. Long weekends here are highly anticipated. The days are spectacular and we love to spend the quiet evenings reading, snoozing, visiting, playing games, working puzzles, Laughing! We hope you find this little spot in the mountains as special as we do.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know how nice of a stay we had and hope to make the

trip again. You are truly blessed to be able to routinely visit such a

magical place

Hope to visit again soon and completely agree everyone needs a laughing

Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin near the Drake near the Larimer County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink outside Toilet Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed , Main Floor
    4-Poster Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Big Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
  • Queen Bed: Three Queens - 1 on main floor, 2 upstairs. Twin/Single Bed: Two Twin beds with Trundles; Trundles stay near the floor - good for younger children. Bunk Bed: The Quietest Room in the Place! Child Bed: Pack-n-Play, High Chair, Child Gates available upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Please BBQ on the Grill -- Open Fires are occasionally banned due to danger of forest fire. Telephone: Bring your own long distance card. No cell phone service. Pet Friendly: Dogs OK with Owner's Permission ($15/night/dog + $100/dog deposit). Smoking Not Allowed: No Smoking Allowed Indoors OR OUTDOORS! There is too much risk of forest fire. Please Smoke In Your Vehicle! Kid's games, puzzles, books. DVD and VHS players. The Hammock is a Kid Magnet - unless Dad is snoozing or Mom is reading out there!


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Mountains, Rivers, Tranquility, Laughter: the Laughing Place!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 52 reviews

Gazebo and decks are gorgeous!

  • 4 of 5

This was an ideal property for us because of the varied ages of our family members - from over 60 to under 3 ! The kitchen was extremely well stocked, and the sheets, blankets, pillows and beds all very comfortable and very well maintained. There were lots of games, toys and puzzles. The outdoor grill, hammock and horseshoes were great. While there was great hiking around the property itself, it was somewhat challenging to be so far away from Estes Park and/or Loveland, the nearest towns.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at the Laughing Place. We enjoy being away from town life, but within easy driving distance. I hope you were able to visit the places you wanted to see, as there is so much to see!
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Beautiful quiet place

  • 5 of 5

It was a delight staying at 'Laughing Place' and it definitely made our spirits soar and laugh -- especially watching the hummingbirds buzzing all around, and the chipmunks 'laughing' from the rocks below. So tranquil, and comfortable both inside and on the deck overlooking the mountains. We found it easy to relax in the cosy family environment and really wished we could stay longer and learn the game of horseshoes! Highly recommended to anyone who wants a place to get away from it all, but also very accessible to nearby Estes Park and the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rest, Relaxation, Laughter.... Thank you for sharing your experience at the Laughing Place!
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  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect. Beautiful views and the house had everything we needed. Everyone from the small kids to the grand parents loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay! Please come back another time to the beautiful Laughing Place!
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Stunning Views, Beautiful Home, and Generous Provisions!!

  • 5 of 5

Grandma's 80th birthday celebration was the catalyst for staying at The Laughing Place. Our party consisted of 10 people from 5-81 years-old. Our family has stayed in three other cabins in Colorado and this was our favorite. This place felt like we were home. You could tell the owners are thoughtful and generous.

Grandma was delighted with a view of Long's Peak, her favorite mountain. My husband and I loved visiting the gazebo with the swing starring over the cliff to an breath-taking mountain scene watching the hummingbirds visit the wildflowers. My kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks and building onto the fort above the gazebo.

This place provided the most generous provisions and well stocked home that I have seen in a rental place. They had two refrigerators/freezers, which we used, items such as ziplock bags, laundry detergent, towels, trash bags, dish soap, etc. We tried to bring most of our supplies and cooked our meals in this place. The kitchen was fully stocked and even had a couple spices we forgot plus coconut and olive oil (we later left a jar to replace what we used). I did bring an Instant Pot and ceramic griddle. They also had a lot of VHS tapes and videos that were family friendly to watch upstairs plus lovely books to include a great one on hiking with children.

We did two hikes based on the cabin's book one along The Big Thompson River to the Deserted Village and one from the Alpine Visitor's Center in RMNP to the Continental Divide (saw around 2 doz elk and lots of marmots plus stunning views of Alpine lakes and snow covered mountains).

Grandma and Grandpa were able to park in the garage and walk straight into their bedroom, go into the kitchen, and walk outside all on one level. Grandpa stayed the whole week in the cabin as he has a hard time getting around. I loved that they had enough seating for our entire family to talk and sing in the living room at night. We paid the additional fee for the two dogs (we only stay at places where we can take the two older labs).

This place is amazing but I would like to point areas to be aware. First, the road up to the cabin along the steep canyon is about 2 miles and has very tight switchbacks that allow for one car to go around in places. Also, the main dining room table only sat 6. We had the kids go outside to eat during most meals but in our previous cabins we were all able to eat at one table.

I would highly recommend this place!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. The hot pot is a great idea - will be adding it as we enjoy having one when we travel as well. So glad it worked for the various ages and activities of your family. Come again!
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin! It had everything we needed for our family of 10 and having no connection to the outside world made it even better. The views from the deck both in the morning and at night are breathtaking. We are hoping to be able to come back again! Thank you for allowing us to opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home. Julie Tomanek

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had everything you needed for your stay and that you were able to enjoy your time away with your family in our special setting. Do come again!
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Wonderful place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the Laughing Place! My kids were not so excited about the no Wi-Fi but they did survive! Loved watching the stars at night from the upper deck. Saw lots of wildlife loved hiking around close to the property. Views are absolutely amazing. Kitchen and grill had all the necessary equipment. The drive up the mountain was an adventure I would recommend to be home before dark. Thanks for a memorable trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! No wifi is a choice we make - sometimes we wish we had it too, but all-in-all - being "off the grid" is worth it. Come again!
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Denver International Airport, Denver CO (DEN)
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I-25 and U.S. 34
Car: necessary

Roosevelt National Forest: Hike Out - Hike In! Miles of mountains, streams, rocks, trees, & wildlife

Gone Fishing? Fishing was excellent in the North Fork and in the Big Thompson Rivers prior to the disastrous flooding in September of 2013. As soon as the rivers are re-established, the fish will return. There is lake fishing in Estes Park and the rivers and lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park: Voted #2 in Top Ten Outdoor and Adventure Destinations in the World Traveler's Choice Awards 2010

Denver metropolitan area, Ft Collins, Loveland, Estes Park - All are excellent daytrip destinations!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Mini Golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin near the Drake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Spring 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 12 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.53
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £194.22

Pet Fees are charged PER DOG. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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