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Stunningly Beautiful Cabin On The Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Co

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom on the River

Historic cabin, a rare find, recently on the market. We are very happy to offer you our cabin for a break in your busy lives. We hope you enjoy the sounds of the river, the beautiful mountain air, blue skies and our historic cabin which is nestled between a rock outcropping and the Big Thompson River. The River Retreat Cabin is 3.5 miles from Estes Park, Colorado and only 10 minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park.

River Retreat has all the comforts of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. There is also a relaxing patio including a gas grill for enjoying a barbecue. The main floor bedroom features a queen size bed, and the cozy upstairs includes two twin beds and plenty of charm. There is a spacious living room and dining area with a gas flame stove for our cool Colorado mornings. The enclosed porch offers a sofa and a chair in a cozy corner for sipping coffee or for curling up with a good book on a lazy afternoon. The cabin also offers satellite television and wireless internet access.

Our cabin is the perfect place to spend your mountain vacation right on the banks of the Big Thompson River as a quiet retreat or a home base for exploring, fishing, hiking or shopping.

More Details

Richard and Robin Kluding
Member since: 2014
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:
27 May, 2018

About Richard and Robin Kluding

We have owned the River Retreat and updated and restored this classic property. We greatly enjoy hiking just outside the cabin and fly fishing for trout in the Big Thompson river and snow shoeing in the winter. Our primary home is in Boulder and we love the winters in Estes Park and in Hawaii!

Richard and Robin Kluding purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Richard and Robin Kluding chose Drake

The River Retreat was originally built in 1925 as a family fishing cabin. and is located on the Big Thompson river with lots of trout! We have updated and restored this property while keeping much of the old charm while now having many modern conveniences! This is a beautiful and true Colorado mountain cabin and it is a rare privilege to experience this private setting on a rental basis!

What makes this cabin unique

This is a classic and a very beautiful and comfortable cabin with all the charm of a historic Colorado mountain cabin yet with WIFI, TV and most of the modern conveniences you have come to expect. And we are very close to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park and on a quiet private lane on the river!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Very cute with original art.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Large upstairs bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The Master bedroom is on the main floor and is spacious for a cabin. It has a lounging area complete with a chair and a place for suitcases and a full closet with doors. Beautiful!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
The River Retreat is on a private lane on the far side of the river away from other travelers! Your are very welcome here. Please also respect any neighbors and they will welcome you also!


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Stunningly Beautiful Cabin On The Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Co
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

The cabin is in a beautiful, peaceful location with many entertainments located closely.

  • 5 of 5

We were greatly impressed with the location of this cabin. We stayed busy with hiking and other activities throughout our stay. The cabin is very nice with comfortable rooms and beds. We would recommend this cabin to anyone thinking about traveling to Estes Park.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, comfy

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful thanksgiving spent at this warm, cozy cabin. We loved that it was located so close to Estes Park and The Rocky Mountain National Park! Beautiful scenery everywhere you look. The Cabin is also surrounded by beautiful rocks, river and forest. We LOVED the gas fire furnace as it made the stay extra cozy and warm. Thank you so much for the wonder experience Robin and Richard!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our time there!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin on the Big Thompson was absolutely perfect. Great location; nicely furnished and well stocked with supplies. We loved the vintage, yet modernized feel of a "fish cabin." Since we are fly fishers, we enjoyed all the fly fishing decor. We look forward to staying there again when in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The cabin was nice and clean. Loved the upstairs bedroom for our little ones, it was super cute and comfortable and they slept great. The kitchen was nice and stocked with everything we needed, and loved the old school fridge! The front room that faced the river was nice to sit in, and the couch in there was super comfortable. There is plenty of parking space, and a nice area to hang out right outside the cabin. My only complaints would be that the sitting area near the river was not that great. There is a clearing for the chairs, but the view of the river in front is not great at all. They could clear out some brush so you have a better view of it. Plus, I'm not sure why they don't let you have a fire when all their neighbors have fire pits. Besides those things, we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our cabin! Your suggestions regarding possibly trimming bushes near the river is much appreciated. We debated about this and will act on your suggestion. Fires below the large mature Ponderosa pines in our picnic area is much to risky! (Neighbors have fire rings only in much more clear areas without the shade of our towering Ponderosa.) Thanks so much for your suggestions! Richard and Robin
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Wonderful 3 Weeks!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented River Retreat for three weeks this summer. It was a perfect place for us to have as a home base for exploring the surrounding area, including Ests Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. We found the accommodations very comfortable and the cabin was extremely clean... and I can be a bit picky about that! Our communications with Richard were very easy, although we really didn't need to contact him about much. The cabin was even nicer than the pictures indicate, and our stay was very relaxing. The river flowing right in front, as well as having a nice outdoor seating area, made for very enjoyable evenings after a day of activities. We would stay there again, and would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family of 4. The location was great. Everything in the home was clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Estes Park w/ local Brewery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Estes Park numerious
Car: necessary

Many trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, Hiking, fly fishing, elk galore even in town! Absolutely beautiful views and a road over the mountains with an elevation of over 14 thousand feet!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £63.16
Damage Insurance £44.36
Damage Deposit £375.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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