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Family friendly beautifully remodeled, hot tub, fire pit, bar, game rm 420

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,180 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Family friendly or Couple friendly with views and amenities! Like on FaceBook

Dan Ertl Town Of Estes registration #3027

Our Story

My name is Dan; I own my own Plumbing And Heating Business, and my wife Jan teaches at the Estes Park Elementary School. We have four children who are very active in basketball, cheerleading, girl scouts, baseball, football, choir, and band; and they are all wonderful students. We would like to welcome you to our "Rustic Dream Cabin"…your home away from home in Estes Park, Colorado!

Since we have 4 kids, we know what you are looking for in a vacation home when you travel. We have worked very hard to update our home and create a relaxing stress free cozy cabin atmosphere with a rustic and industrial feel plus all the amenities. We spared no expense.

Large master bedroom with King size bed

Master shower with body sprays and hand held

Large guest bedroom with queen size bed

Guest bathroom with tub shower

Queen sleeper sofa or queen air mattress with built in air pump if you prefer an air mattress instead of a sleeper sofa

Graco Pack And Play (for those with infants)

Red oak hardwood floors

Slate tile in the kitchen and bathrooms

Open kitchen with knotty hickory cabinets

New stainless steel appliances

Granite countertops

3 47" flat screen TVs

Gas fireplace in the living room

Hydronic heated (radiant) floors

Endless hot water

Two beautiful sliding doors open to a large stamped back patio

Large front windows with views of Mount Olympus, Estes Park Fairgrounds, and Lake Estes facing North East (Perfect for July 4th fireworks)

This house is stocked with everything you need from kitchen hardware, linens, towels, high chair, portable crib, board games, air hockey table, foosball table, ping pong table, (table games in the garage/game room) to Wi-Fi. 420.

Sorry no pets.

This house does not have air conditioning, however; the walls and floor are insulated with expanding foam, which keeps the house cooler in summer and warmer in winter (very well insulated).

Coming Fall 2017... Hot tub and outdoor bar table with fire trough for relaxing at the end of a long day in Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. 420.

More Details

Property Manager
Dan Ertl
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Dan Ertl

I was born in Dyersville, Iowa. (Field of Dreams and Farm Toy Capital of the World) Grew up working in die casting factories and working on farms. Moved to Estes Park in August of 1999, quit a design engineering job to work for my brother as a plumber. I moved here with my clothes, a stereo, and a motorcycle. My grandfather owned his own plumbing and heating business in Dubuque, Iowa. and in 2013 I decided to start my own business named after my grandfathers called Curtis - Straub Plumbing And Heating LLC. May 6th of 2013 (My parents were married May 5th). I was a single dad with a daughter born in 2007. I was very blessed to buy this old 2 bedroom 2 bath house, built in 1959. It had never been updated and I have been dreaming of fixing it up. May 7th 2016 I married my wife Jan and with the help of her and all 4 kids we began the demolition on our little house. We have been working nights and weekends for almost a year before finishing this project.

Dan Ertl purchased this house in 2012

Why Dan Ertl chose Estes Park

When I saw this property I saw a diamond in the rough and knew I could remodel most of it myself. It was perfect for my daughter and I. Close to the School, removed enough from the busy downtown area, but walking distance, close to the lake and fairgrounds, large 1/2 acre lot, great views. This was a solid, well built home and is cozy and simple. After leaving Iowa I have lived without a garage for 13 years and this garage was the perfect place to start my business.

What makes this house unique

What I love about this house; Where do I begin? I love that it is a single level, its simple, large back yard, awesome views, walking distance to all the places you want to go. Its in ESTES PARK! How lucky I am to live in the mountains, where I belong!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Estes Park around the Larimer County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower has 6 way diverter with body sprays and hand held.
    Guest bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Nice size tub for relaxing or relaxing shower.
  • Both bathrooms have heated slate floors, and slate tile to the ceiling in the tub and shower. I installed dispensers filled with body lotion (Ginger Lily Farms Botanicals Green Tea And Lemongrass body wash), shampoo, and conditioner (Biolage by Matrix Colorlast). Both sinks also have soft soap dispensers built in. Bathrooms have 2 sets of towels for 6 people. For extended stays we can make arrangements.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bath, portable crib, and extra queen air mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with recliner
  • Both bedrooms are large with plenty of closet space. One set of linens. We can make arrangements for extended stays.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This place has a higher standard than any other place you will find. If you need anything just ask. If you have any suggestions for future guests, please let me know. I want you to build memories here and come back with your kids and grandkids.


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Family friendly beautifully remodeled, hot tub, fire pit, bar, game rm 420
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
Benbrook, TX

Would rate 6 stars if I could...

  • 5 of 5

The Rustic Dream Cabin is truly a gem of Estes Park and will leave you wanting for nothing but a longer stay. This place is filled with meticulous planning and craftsmanship that you don't find in a house rented to strangers. The cabin was spotless upon our arrival and is furnished extremely well. The rustic/industrial decor is tasteful and understated, you won't find flannel and moose/bear silhouettes plastered all over the place. I am not one who typically leaves reviews, good or bad, but I felt compelled after our visit. If you are visiting Estes Park and this place is available(probably won't be often), book it! I know when we return to Estes Park, the decision where to stay is already settled.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacob and crew! Wow, it was a pleasure having you all! What very kind things to say! You are welcome back anytime! Congratulations on your engagement! FYI Jan and I got engaged in this house! Remember if you book a week the 7th day is on me! Dan and Jan
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Nice Place Middle of Everything

  • 5 of 5

Dan really did a nice job on this house, we were two couples and it worked great for us, the only thing we needed was our food and drinks, the shower in the master bedroom is so cool, has like 8 different heads you can move around, after hiking all day the hot tub was a welcome treat, relaxed around outside bar which has a fire pit in the middle which is gas fired, nice to sit around at night, game room is cool, wifi works, needed to know something about the hot tub, Dan was there in 5 mins.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautifully remodeled home for my daughter and son-in-law's destination wedding. It was perfect! Great location close to downtown, uniquely furnished, clean and well-stocked. The bathrooms are fantastic, but the backyard is the real gem. Dan, the owner, even stopped by to make sure we were comfortable and knew how to use the hot tub, outdoor mister, etc. Would definitely stay here again. Highly, highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated vacation home in perfect location close to downtown Estes Park and RMNP.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our family vacation here. The house is lovely and has many “special touches”. The garage full of games for adults and kids, the hot tub, the fire pit, and the mountain/lake views were excellent! I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s perfect for families (we have a 5 and 9 year old)...but it would be equally perfect for adults/couples. Thanks to Dan/Jan for a great experience. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Des Moines, Iowa

Great amenities! Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We once again enjoyed our stay at The Rustic Cabin. The home is beautiful and provides all the amenities to make our stay more than comfortable. The kids enjoyed all the activities in the garage and backyard. Thanks for sharing your home. It is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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traveled all over the world

Very nice place and even nicer owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Dan and Jan's beautiful home. You can tell at every turn how much time, effort and love was put into the residence. Dealing w/Dan was incredibly easy and pleasant as well. My ONLY issue (which won't bother everyone) was the road noise. The view is from the front of the house/front yard but the busy road detracts from that a bit. However, not enough for me to dock it a star! Dan has thought of everything even equipping the house with Alexa which was IMMINENTLY fun and helpful! Estes has been a special place in my life for 43 years and Dan and Jan's lovely home was clearly just as special to them. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lumpy Ridge Brewery
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Estes Park 18 Hole
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cousin Pats
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort

Lumpy Ridge Brewery, the bowling alley, the lake, fairgrounds, Cousin Pats, and the Rustic Acre are all next door.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.14

Yes this is a 420 friendly property please no smoking inside the house or garage. Subject to $250 fine.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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