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NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2018! BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

BOOK NOW FOR 2018!

PLEASE NOTE: FOR EXACT RATES FOR THE NUMBER OF GUESTS IN YOUR PARTY, PLEASE READ THE "ADDITIONAL NOTES SECTION" UNDER RATES.

ESTES PARK; NAMED BY THE SMITHSONIAN AS THE #1 BEST SMALL TOWN TO VISIT IN 2015!! QUITE AN HONOR AND SOMETHING WE ARE VERY PROUD OF. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF! WITH WINTER QUICKLY APPROACHING, ENJOY THE SPLENDOR AND BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAINS IN THE WINTER; FOLLOW THE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW! FRESH AIR, CRISP MOUNTAIN AIR. IT REALLY DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF, VISIT ESTES PARK!!

Relax and enjoy our 5 star home. LOVELY, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH EXECUTIVE HOME in a beautiful private treed setting. 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. Completely 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 an extra large, gas grill, extra-long picnic table and large deck with seating around the firepit for those chilly summer evenings our mountains are famous for. Plenty of comfortable outdoor seating for 8 - 12; two glider loveseats, two adirondack chairs, bar height table with four chairs. Two tables with chairs on the wrap-around deck on the front of home for your morning coffee.

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!

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.

5% military discount - My way of honoring our veterans.

Sorry no cats! Owner is allergic.

Small to medium size dogs considered and dependent upon age of dog. We love our home and for that reason, we will not allow puppies and dogs that are not house broken. Damage deposit will be forfeited if dogs soil on floors or carpets or if they chew and destroy my furniture.

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY: PLEASE SEE THE "ADDITIONAL NOTES SECTION" UNDER THE RATES SECTION.

For potential guests: We will need at least two days notice to make sure that our home will be ready to receive guests. Sorry, we cannot accept reservations made less than two days before arrival.

Member: Estes Area Lodging Association EALA

More Details

Owner
Carol McSwain
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • IMPORTANT: If another person, other than yourself is making the payment, please let the owner know the name on the credit card.
  • Wood fires are not allowed anywhere in Estes Park. Do not trespass onto my neighbors property. ACTIVITIES MUST BE TAKEN INSIDE AFTER 10:00 p.m.
  • E.P. MUNICIPAL CODE: MY HOME HAS TWO PARKING SPACES, IN ADDITION TO MY ONE CAR GARAGE. NO MORE THAN TWO CARS CAN BE PARKED IN THE DRIVE OF MY HOME.
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 , Coin-operated washer and dryer for your convenience.
  • 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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(103 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.970874 based on 160 reviews
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was so much more than I ever anticipated. The cleanliness, the thoughtfulness that went into each room, the location, and the feeling of comfort in this home made our quick vacation to the Rockies for a wedding a truly memorable experience. I would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone who is staying in or near Estes Park.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for such a glowing review. I have put much thought into my home. I wanted my guests to feel "at home" during their stay in every way. I am so thankful to know that I have accomplished my goal. From the furnishings, the comfortable beds and beautiful bedding and lush linens, to the fully stocked kitchen, I didn't want my guests to lack for anything when cooking. If I missed anything, please let me know.:) I hope that you will want to come back and stay again the future. I do show my appreciation to my return guests, by giving a 20% discount off the per night rate. Thank you again and have a wonderful year! Sincerely, Carol McSwain Owner, Two Pines on Shady Lane
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Tucson, AZ
5

Fabulous Home!!

  • 5 of 5

Two Pines was a wonderful place for our family to gather to celebrate our son's wedding in Estes Park. The location is ideal, the house is spacious, well appointed, and spotless! We enjoyed the very large kitchen and beautiful dining room table with window surround and the attached great room. The decor is warm and lovely with beautiful amenities offered. Many morning coffees and good conversations on the deck and outdoor area. Looking forward to coming back in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed my home. I have worked very hard to make my home a place where my guests feel at home and comfortable while visiting our beautiful town of Estes Park. Thank you again and have a great Summer! I look forward to having you back again as my guests at Two Pines.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Two Pines was the perfect place for our vacation in Estes Park. The home is very well taken care of and clean. There is plenty of space for our family of six, and we enjoyed the spacious kitchen with the huge island. The basement was perfect for a movie night with our kids, and the popcorn maker was fun for the kids to watch. Great outdoor space with a seemingly brand new grill and a fire pit.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Two Pines in October of 2016. Knowing that Two Pines was so close to receiving her 100th review, I wanted to be number 100. I have stayed at several vacation rentals over the past several years and I don't think that Two Pines can be beat. The home is beautifully decorated, the kitchen completely stocked with everything and anything that you would need, even for a Thanksgiving feast! The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was very welcoming and clean. The bathrooms were clean, well stocked with plenty of towels, etc., and even had toiletries just in case a guest may have forgotten something. There are too many things about Two Pines that rate it a five star stay.

Carol was very accessible and was quick to answer any questions that I had regarding my stay. I would highly recommend Two Pines and will plan to stay again next time I visit Estes Park.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! And thank you for waiting to write my 100th, five star review! Getting to 100, five star reviews is quite a milestone and I have worked very hard to maintain my five star ratings. It always makes me happy to know that my guests enjoy their stay at my home and found it to be a comfortable and welcoming haven to relax and rest after a full day of hiking and shopping in downtown Estes. Thank you again and I hope that you will want to come back and stay again in the future. Sincerely, Carol McSwain
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5

This home in Estes Park was beautifully decorated, clean, and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for the last week in March. The home was very clean and had all necessity items provided. We spent many days in Rocky Mountain National Park hiking - only a 5-10 minute drive to be into the park! Winter hiking was fantastic, with or without snowshoes!! The home was just minutes from town as well. Carol, the owner, was very easy to contact and always responded quickly to questions - before arrival and during our stay. Our damage deposit was returned within 2 days of our departure! The kids loved the game room with foosball, puzzles, board games, and a popcorn machine. We loved the stone gas fireplace in the living room! The kitchen was large, with a great island and all of the utensils and cooking equipment that one would need - even a waffle iron! I would definitely stay here again if we return to Estes and would highly recommend this property. I don't have anything negative to say!! Thank you, Carol!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. It always makes me so happy when I read that my guests have enjoyed their stay at Two Pines. I have worked extremely hard to make sure my home is a comfortable and welcoming place for my guests. It's always good to know that I have succeeded in that area. I hope that you will want to come back and stay at my home next time you visit our picturesque town. Thank you again.
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Richardson, TX
5

Two Pines is a great family place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and twins of 6 years enjoyed the cozy cabin. Every morning and evening deer came passed the place and eat just behind the cabin. This so thrilled my grandson. The large table and fully equipped kitchen made it easy for all of us to gather as a family. Their was plenty of linens for the days we were there. The popcorn machine was a plus as my granddaughter loves popcorn. I loved the office as it gave me a place to checkup on items as the family slept. Except for the family room, the large closets gave plenty of room to get out of the suitcases. We used the washer and dryer at mid week and they were great. Overall it was a great place to stay and introduce Estes Park to my son's family. Thanks. The only thing I could not figure out was the alarm system which this time did not factor in with the twins.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Two Pines. The popcorn machine seems to be a big hit with almost all of my guests, especially if there are children. So happy to know that the wildlife were active while you were there. We love our wildlife and always enjoy being entertained by them. Also was happy to read that you made use of the office. As far as the alarm system goes, I use it during my off-peak season, though it isn't necessary as my neighbors really watch out for me. Thank you again and I hope that you will come back to stay again in the future.
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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

Prices for this holiday house near the Estes Park, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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4 night minimum stay
£983
for 4 nights
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£214
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 10.55%

PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RATES, CANCELLATION POLICY, REFUNDS AND DAMAGE DEPOSITS: Rates from $250.00 per night. Rates depend on number of guests, Peak season rates start at $250.00.
Peak rates - May 15 -Oct. 15, 4 night minimum:$250.00 for up to 4 guests/$300.00:5-6 guests/$325.00: 7-8 guests.
CLOSED FOR THE WINTER FROM OCT. 16-MAY 15.

10.55 % tax. Lodging tax implemented by the State of Colorado; total tax: 10.55%

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made 60 days prior to day of arrival in order to have deposit returned. Less than 60 days, no refund of deposit. If a cancellation is necessary due to illness and is less than 60 days, I am happy to rebook for another date of your choosing, depending on availability. Peak season: $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged. In case of death in family or traveler; full refund of deposit, no questions asked. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: (BOOKINGS OF LESS THAN 45 DAYS BEFORE DATE OF ARRIVAL) IN CASE OF CANCELLATION OF LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: NO REFUND OF DEPOSIT. Attention: Last minute bookings: before clicking on the "Pay Now" button, please be sure that you will be able to make those dates. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Fully refundable damage deposit of $500.00 to $750.00, depending on number of guests and whether you travel with your dog. I HAVE HAD WONDERFUL GUESTS!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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