Walk to Downtown Estes - Rocky Mountain Serenity

We back onto the 9-hole golf course, the big Thompson River and Estes Park Lake
We back onto the 9-hole golf course, the big Thompson River and Estes Park LakeHome looking across the Big Thompson River across the golf course.Elk rut - View from Back Porch.Living room looks out over the golf course and Big Thompson RiverGas Fireplace and comfortable leather seating in the living room.Fully equipped Kitchen with all you'll need to make family dinners.Kitchen island seating.Dining roomDining roomMaster Bedroom has king sized bed.En-suite bath with large closet in Master.  Door to balcony with views!View from Master bedroom - Watch the Big Thompson River run.sitting on the Master balcony.  Seclusion and serenity. Perfect for star gazing.Queen Bedroom.The Bunk room has a full bed and set of twin bunk beds.Gameroom with TV and queen sized sofa.The Elk rut in Fall is amazing to watch.  This is the view from the back porch.The show from the back porch.Washer / Dryer and iron are available for your use.
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From $285 / night

456 Skyline Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517
Walk to Downtown Estes - Rocky Mountain Serenity
3 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $285 - $325
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Estes Park vacation home rental
**READ THIS: Please check Home away and send inquiry through that site - Please see our listing there for reviews and calendar availability - number 574204 on home-away or Vacation Rental By Owner. **

Beautiful, updated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home located on the Estes Park 9 Hole Executive Golf Course. You’ll enjoy a beautiful view from all windows as well as two decks overlooking the 2nd fairway, mountains and the Big Thompson River. Our home is a short walk (500 yards or less) to the Estes Park Visitors Center, Lake Estes Walking Trail, and the Big Thompson River for fly fishing and Elk Calving Area. We are located a half mile from downtown and on a quiet cul de sac. Enjoy close in convenience along with Rocky Mountain serenity.

The main level features a huge living room equipped with a gas fireplace, leather furniture and mountain views from every window. You can watch the golfers, elk and hummingbirds on the large deck located off the Living room. A charcoal grill is provided. Also located on the main level is a large, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and half bath. A large gameroom with Queen hide away sofa and TV provides a separate play/sleep area for kids and adults alike.

The second floor has three large bedrooms. The Master has a King bed, huge closet and separate bath. A separate deck is located off the master and is the perfect spot for stargazing at night and contemplating the mountains during the day or watching the golfers and fly fishers in the Big Thompson River. Also on the 2nd floor is a bedroom with a Queen bed and another bedroom, the “bunkroom” that has a set of twin bunk beds and a separate full bed. These bedrooms share a large second bathroom.

There is complimentary high speed WiFi and a 48 inch flat screen LCD TV and DVD player in the living room and a 32 inch flat screen LCD TV in the Gameroom and master bedroom.

Our home is a perfect location for a family vacation.
Area Information
From visit Estes Park site: "Situated about 90 miles northwest of Denver, at 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Majestic views span in every direction along with the majestic scenes you expect from a Colorado mountain town-gold-medal fishing rivers, iconic peaks, fertile valleys dotted with wildlife-plus one unexpected treasure, a national park. Rocky Mountain National Park, home to 300 miles of hiking trails within 415 square miles of protected mountain wilds, borders Estes Park at its eastern entrance.

Since the late 1860s when Griff Evans established a dude ranch here, Estes Park has been welcoming guests with spectacular scenery and hospitality to match. Nearly 50 years later, F.O. Stanley of steam car fame further perpetuated the town's reputation as a resort destination when he opened his sophisticated namesake hotel. And on goes the rich history and notable legacy of offering guests an experience like no other.

Not surprisingly, mountain exploration remains a mainstay. Outdoor adventures run the gamut from hiking to snowshoeing to rock climbing. Scenic drives show off the area, with Trail Ridge Road rising through the national park to more than 12,000 feet and several others wending through the valley, past historic landmarks and parallel to the fish-filled picturesque rivers.

In the village and along its edges, merchants, restaurants and accommodations acknowledge their Colorado surroundings by selling locally made products, serving regional fare and decorating in ranch, Western or lodge styles. Affordable, accessible and open year-round, the downtown exudes a casual feel in which jeans and cowboy boots are as common as sundresses and flip-flops. That said, some restaurants also cater to travelers seeking an upscale night out. Even in the shops and galleries, variety spins from high-end, one-of-a-kind items to whimsical trinkets.

Wildlife is so plentiful that elk often wander downtown streets. Visitors spy them and other animals while walking the path around Lake Estes, driving toward the Historic Fall River Hydroplant or touring Estes Park's last remaining working cattle ranch, MacGregor Ranch. Sometimes, it seems, the region's furry creatures outnumber the humans!

With all its adventures and amenities, including the bench-lined Riverwalk and charming sculpture garden, it's no wonder that Estes Park repeatedly earns recognition as a top destination. It has earned awards from TripAdvisor, Colorado Parent, the Weather Channel and many Colorado newspapers. After all, it boasts a strong history-and present-of hosting visitors with an authentic easiness that's congruent with a dream getaway to Rocky Mountain paradise."

About the owner

Owner Profile

Sarah & John Milburn

Sarah & John Milburn

Sarah & John Milburn

  • School:

    University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas Austin
  • About:

    We have loved Estes Park since we brought our family here in 1996. The town has so much to offer and the hiking is the best. We bought our home so we can have a home base for our kids and grandkids to come to to enjoy all the beauty of Colorado.

    We enjoy being close to Estes Park, so we could easily...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 11 2017 May 21 2017 $285 $285 - - 4 Nights
May 22 2017 Aug 31 2017 $325 $325 - - 3 Nights
Sep 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $300 $300 - - 3 Nights
Mar 09 2018 May 20 2018 $285 $285 - - 4 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.55
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit: $250.00 (see Rental Agreement for details)
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $135.00



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The Elk wander around behind our house during the Rut - not a better show in Estes in the Fall. We are very conveniently located for all activities in Estes Park.
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Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Estes Park, Colorado

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1 review
Vicki Watson

Great location

Vicki Watson

Fort Worth TX

Great location

September 29, 2016

This is our second stay in this lovely home. In addition to its comfortable charm you get the additional benefit of up close wildlife viewing. In May, we had elk viewing everyday in the backyard and on the golf course. In September, we got to watch the elk rut up and down the golf course next to the backyard. We sat comfortably on the balcony and watched the elk Bulls lock horns over their harems. It was awesome and the main reason we came to Estes in the early fall. The house location, furnishings and amenities make any stay enjoyable. It is easy to feel at home in this lovely house. The only drawback is having to leave.

Sarah & John Milburn

Owner's reply:

We love watching the Elk in the Fall - it is always quite a show! Thanks for your kind words and for staying with us again! Hope to hear from you for next year!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Oct 2015: This home was perfect for our family of 6 to enjoy a long weekend. Plenty of space for 4 kids to run around and lots of beds for napping and sleeping at night. Our kids are 6 yrs, 4 yrs, 3 yrs, and 2 yrs, and we felt like we had plenty of space for everyone to enjoy themselves. The back yard was great for playing and we even had Elk all over the golf course for most of our stay! We would sit on the back porch and just watch the Elk. The kids loved it. Nice short walk to downtown Estes and easy drive to RMNP. Very clean and has everything you need and more (the kitchen had more than most rentals we've stayed in). Sarah was excellent to work with. We would definitely stay here again.

Sept 2015: This cabin was absolutely perfect for our family! The views from all rooms, particularly the large picture windows in the living room are fabulous. We loved the location as it allowed our group to come and go as we pleased, especially since we only had one car. The cabin is ideally located on the 2nd hole of the golf course, along the Big Thompson River, next to the lovely 4 mile paved walking/biking trail around Lake Estes and also leads to the Visitor Center (with free shuttles to numerous locations) and town. The marina at the lake rents bikes, kayaks, and fishing poles which was a nice addition to all the hiking in nearby RMNP. Since we cooked most of our meals it was nice to have the local Safeway close by also. The cabin is charming and had plenty of space and seating areas. Each evening we watched the elk and the geese from the lovely back porch. The owners have done a wonderful job outfitting the cabin for a comfortable stay. We look forward to a return trip!

June 2015: What a wonderful home! We spent the week of our daughter's wedding there, and it was absolutely perfect. It is spacious, equipped with everything needed (and lots of extras) the views are amazing, and we loved watching the elk and their calves wandering near us on the golf course. Sarah was so quick to answer any question and a dream to work with. The only negative thing about the house was having to leave!

May 2015: We had a lovely time. Enjoyed watching the elk on the golf course every day, the humming bird that visited the feeder on the deck, walking around the neighborhood and path and shopping downtown. The pilot light went out in the fireplace and John walked us through the process of lighting it on the phone. The beds were comfortable - even the pillows. We would recommend this home if you are visiting Estes Park!

June 2015: So close to everything yet we felt so secluded once in the home. The view out the back of the golf course was awesome, not to mention the herds of elk that came right outside our door every night to nibble on the greens! What a treat! House is huge and very well maintained. Clean and well decorated. A great choice!

**We are transitioning from Home Away to vacation home rentals - Please see our listing for reviews and calendar availability - number 574204 **

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the availabilty of your home?
A: We are transitioning from Home Away to vacation home rentals - Please see our listing for reviews and calendar availability - number 574204. We hope to get the calendar up and running on this site as soon as possible. You can always email us for up to date information.
Q: How close are you to Estes Park?
A: We are less than a mile from downtown, approximately 500 yards to the Estes Park visitor center. From the center you can catch buses to Rocky Mountain National Park and other stops within Estes Park. We are also walkable to Safeway, The Stanley Hotel. Rocky Mountain National Park entrance is approximately 4 miles.
Q: Do you have any reviews?
A: We have captured a few from our Home Away listing. Please see our listing 574204 on Home Away site to see more.

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More about the owner
  • School:

    University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas Austin
  • About:

    We have loved Estes Park since we brought our family here in 1996. The town has so much to offer and the hiking is the best. We bought our home so we can have a home base for our kids and grandkids to come to to enjoy all the beauty of Colorado.

    We enjoy being close to Estes Park, so we could easily...
  • View full profile