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The Gold Standard! Reg#3039 Ultra Luxury! Wildlife,Theater, Gym. High End

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) The finest in Estes. Reg#3039

Want the absolute finest? This is the real deal! THE PICTURES DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE! REALLY! If you are looking for impeccable craftsmanship and immaculate cleanliness that is 5 star quality and a cut above all the rest, you've found it! This is the very best! Hand built by the owner with materials from around the world,this 3500 square feet home sits on 4 manicured acres. It features pines and a huge grove of Aspen trees bathed in a sea of wildflowers.

This is not a kid friendly house and we try very hard to make it top notch. We have to limit the number of quests due to septic restrictions. It IS the finest place to stay for adults.

Water feature? In the front yard and viewable from the dining room is a seasonal stream that cascades over a 400 ton rock waterfall. This provides drinking water for the wildlife that gathers here.

Wildlife? On any given day you could see deer,elk,bear,bobcat,raccoon,rabbit,squirrel,coyote and birds of all kind frequently drink here.In the past we even had Condors! Keep your eyes open for our resident flock of about 40 wild turkeys that will eat out of your hand!

With 9 skylights, there is plenty of natural illumination and the massive walls make the home a refuge of solitude. Log accents and vaulted ceilings abound. The upper level features a vaulted entry through a handmade mesquite door, living room with wood stove, kitchen with dual fuel range, Advantium oven, dishwasher, enormous garden window, and distressed hickory cabinets. Of course, almost every kitchen appliance and utensil you could want is there, too.

Decks: There are two, one in the front and back. The rear deck overlooks the Mountain Man Rendezvous scene from 'Centennial.' At night, relax and watch the canopy of stars in the velvet sky.

Home Theater: Not a TV with a few speakers, this is a dedicated 5.1 channel audiophile room with high end equipment, acoustically tuned, and recliner chairs for 3. The sound qulity easily exceeds commercial theaters.

Kitchen: Just about every imaginable appliance and tool you need is there.

Bedrooms: All have luxurious high end mattresses and the finest bedding.

The master suite has a king bed facing the stone gas powered fireplace,a TV with its own satellite receiver and a wall of mirrors covering the walk-in closet.

The master bath is a wonder of stone imported from Greece, India,Mexico,Italy,Brazil and Tennessee with a rock wall on one side. A vessel sink is framed by two antler sconces. This is also accessible from the front deck. The deck off the living room has great views of the area where the Mountain Man Rendezvous was filmed for 'Centennial'.

Down the beetle-killed pine spiral stairs to the lower level and you'll find a tiled tour-de-force full bath, a smaller bedroom with a trundle bed, and an open luxurious Queen bed suite with a huge stone fireplace fronted by a solid copper grille, complete with its own 32 inch TV.

Off in its own room is another pillowtop Queen bed and leather massage chair, ready to ease those stiff muscles from a day of hiking.

Work it out! There is a mirrored exercise room complete with home gym, bicycle on magnetic track stand, and other equipment.

Sit out on the porch at night and watch the moon through the quaking leaves of the aspen reflecting in the pond. Solitude, yet only 3 miles from downtown Estes Park.

Hiking: Just out the door and up the road to the National Forest, 1 1/2 miles to RNMP, or take the short three mile hike to downtown Estes Park.

Dining: Some of the best dining is close by, and you don't have to fight the traffic to get there.

There is a door to the master suite but the wall is open across the top. This is an open plan and the privacy comes from being the only bedroom upstairs.

Please Note: Absolutely no tobacco products of any kind and we request you leave your shoes in the entryway. Sorry, no pets of any kind, and children TWELVE and over due to the exceptional high end finish and safety issues. We are also limited to 6 people total as this is on a septic system. However, for the ultimate luxury stay that exceeds high end hotels, and for those that appreciate and take care of a fine home, this property has no peer. .

Keywords: Custom Home,Non Smoking,Privacy,Theater,Ponds, Water, Wildlife,Views, Hiking, Holidays, National Park, Log

More Details

Mike Bryant
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Mike Bryant

This was my personal home for 16 years, and it is built, by me, around the original little log cabin. Materials and techniques were used that were the first in Estes Valley, and some are still in that category. Incredibly energy efficient and quieter than any home in town (with the doors and windows closed) I had a lot of fun with the tile and stone. This is a unique property and unlike anything you are used to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did building it. And since it was my primary residence, it is filled with personal property that makes it a home, not just a vacation rental. You will feel the difference.

My parents brought me to Colorado for the summers starting when I was 3 months old and I finally moved here in 1990. I worked on the house off and on for 12 years to get it to its present state. I love researching technical manuals and applied a lot of cutting edge techniques to this house. Now that I am working as a financial planner in California, I don't get the time to do as much building as i would like, but i still have the tools!

Mike Bryant purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Mike Bryant chose Little Valley

There really is nothing like this in the area. It is unique, but the anal attention to detail is what sets it apart. If you look closely, you will see the effort, from the tile work to the circular stairs, which were made from trees on property I own. It is so quiet and peaceful, yet close to town. And the stars at night! Lots of animals go through the yard, and stop to drink. Can't beat it. The location lured me in. At the time there were only 12 families living in Little Valley and the setting is so nice with the aspen trees and running stream.

What makes this cabin unique

Close enough to town but isolated among most of the aspen trees in Little Valley the spring fed stream and hillside provides lots of flowers, cover for wildlife, solitude, and awesome sky views at night. Hiking is right out the front door and there is never a day without some kind of wildlife paying a visit. Surround theater with 70" screen and a gym in the lower level makes this the complete retreat after a day of hiking. Sore muscles? Relax in the massage chair and get revitalized! Better beds, better linens, better towels, and a full kitchen just makes a motel room kind of pathetic, doesn't it?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful mountain home with us. It was perfect for our family. We caught up on movies in your home theater room. Perfect. Thanks for the best vacation home ever!
Sep 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Little Valley in Estes Park

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master has a huge glass walled neo angle shower with walls of Indian marble layed out to resemble a rain forest. The floor and counters are slate, marble, and travertine from around the world and there is a built in washer/ dryer. Across from the sink is a separate make up counter. The lower bath has a tub/shower and the floor and walls are ceramic tile. Truly luxurious!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom-ultra luxurious, Queen size Beds (2) Two of the lower bedroooms have lush pillowtop queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle sofa unit that makes into two beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Mirrored home gym with bike, multi-station machine, and exercise ball. The ponds attract a variety of wildlife, and are the only water feature in the immediate area. Hiking right out the front door. Beautiful aspen grove on the property and lots of wildlife.


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The Gold Standard! Reg#3039 Ultra Luxury! Wildlife,Theater, Gym. High End
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews
Carlisle, MA

Beautiful place....

  • 5 of 5

Turkeys and deer were common during our stay. The house is very comfortable and well laid out.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at Little Valley Falls in mid July and found the house to be everything it promised to be. The location was convenient to Estes Park and at the same time far enough away that it was a private experience. The animals were amazing and it was always fun to see what would roam through next. Mike was positive and professional to deal with. His responses to our questions were always friendly and very prompt.

Our family consisted of two grandparents, two parents and two older boys and everyone enjoyed our week at our mountain retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and triplet daughters (19 years old) had a fantastic time in this beautiful mountain getaway. We had everything we needed to cook some meals and a short drive to the grocery store. In addition to the first class accommodations, this home is convenient to all the things our family likes to do. We were a short drive from white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking trails (Rocky Mountain National Park). My daughter brought her hammock and watched herds of elk and flocks of wild turkey come within 10 feet of her. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning. Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The host was incredible. The property is gorgeous. Well maintained, super cozy, perfect for our little family of five, and a wonderful place to make memories. I left there wanting to buy the property!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House with Abundant Wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT stay! The house was perfect for our week long stay. We had 2 adults/2 teens in our party. The house was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. We used the propane grill to cook many of our meals. Enjoyed the front deck. From the property, we saw a herd of 12 elk (5 calves), numerous turkey and chicks, and mule deer. The property is convenient to many RMNP hikes and grocery shopping/dining in Estes Park. Michael, the owner, was courteous, and went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. We would stay here again. Thank you Michael, for sharing your wonderful home!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved our 4 night stay in this lovely cabin. We saw wild life out our windows, took an amazing hike just up the road on trail #119 and watched movies at night in the theater room.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Estes Park 18 Hole
Car: recommended

Jeep tours of the high country available in town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Little Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £215.22 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £358.7
Tax Rate 5.5%

Please take note. I prefer personal checks for tracking. E check is also fine, IF you let me know you have done it. No echecks if less than 10 days to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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