Mountain Retreat


Annie’s Mountain Retreat

Our Beautifully themed Mountain Cabins have been hosting guests since 1999. They are ideal for many occasions but Annie specializes in Honeymoons and special occasions but they are also perfect for that much needed vacation getaway. Life can be stressful…come out to the Mountains, sit in our wonderful hot tubs with water fall features and LED Light features. Go to Rocky Mountain National Park and allow yourself to just … Breath!! Come see Annie’s little piece of Heaven on Earth as her guests describe her cabins. If you are looking for a family owned business that has your comfort in mind then look no further … Quit scrolling … You are home!

The Romantic Cottage is located in the Big Thompson Canyon along the Big Thompson River. You can hear and see the river from most of its windows. There is a gas fireplace, full kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom with bath/shower combo, dining area and nice deck with Private Outdoor Hot Tub. This cabin used to be Annie’s home and she is delighted for you to enjoy the Colorado life style and maybe do a little fishing while you are staying in the fishing themed cabin. She wants her years of enjoyment to now be her guests.

The Mountain Cabin is located 3 miles from Estes Park along the River in the Big Thompson Canyon and is a One Bedroom with Queen Log Bed, Jetted Tub and Corner Shower ,Fireplace, Full Kitchen. Private Outdoor Hot Tub. Your Private deck looks out onto the Big Thompson River. Enjoy the swing for two and you can enjoy a meal on the patio table and chairs.

The River Cabin is located 3 miles from Estes Park along the River in the Big Thompson Canyon and is a one bedroom with Queen bed and a Queen sleeper sofa in the Living Room, loft with Single Bed, Spa Tub for Two, Corner Shower, Fireplace and Full Kitchen. Private Outdoor Hot Tub. Sleeps 2. We do allow up to 4 in this cabin with special consideration.


Guest Reviews

Holland Forister

" I don’t think I can praise Annie’s Cabins enough. I have never experienced such a cozy and unique place, quite like Annie’s. It was the most wonderful lodging experience of my whole life. Our cabin was equipped with everything we needed and much more. We would have extended our stay, if the cabins weren’t all booked! I highly recommend and will be coming back for years to come! This is truly Estes Park’s little gem! "

Holland Forister
George Technik

" My wife and I celebrated our anniversary last year at the cabins and loved it. We started each day sitting out back and enjoying the sounds of the Big Thompson River to our cup of coffee. The cabins are clean and the owner is very accommodating to our questions and needs. We look forward to visiting Estes Park this year and are fortunate to be able the stay at Annie's Mountain Retreat again. "

George Technik
Jacqueline Milazzo

" We had an awesome weekend staying at the Carriage House. We did a lot of exploring around Estes Park and the Rocky Mtns so it was great to be so close to everything. The Carriage house was more than I could of imagined. It was clean, cozy, and had all the comforts of home with the cutest decor! We loved the hot tub to relax after a long day. You could tell Annie put her heart into this place. "

Jacqueline Milazzo

" My wife and I have been going to Annie’s Cabins for several years now. We have stayed in all of them and have had a fantastic time each and every time! Annie is great, and prides herself in ensuring that her guest have privacy, and all the essentials for a romantic, relaxing getaway. The cabins have have such a wonderful touch with the theme of decor. These cabins have everything, you will need and you will not be disappointed."

Arlo Padilla
Shaye Waller

" My husband and I spent many New Year’s up at Annie’s. We have stayed in all of the cabins and don’t necessarily have a favorite! So many attentions to detail to make you feel like you are a treasured guest! We love staying because it is so convenient to Estes! Plus the cabins and Carriage House are so comfortable and love that they have hot tubs to relax in after a long day playing in Estes. We have made it a tradition of ours to head to Annie’s for New Years or our anniversary each year! We look forward to our next visit! "

Shaye Waller
Brad Bush

" We stayed at the Mountain Retreat. Great location right on the river. Private hot tub with private river deck. Quiet and peaceful. Cabin is just the right size for two. Bathroom is bigger than most for a cabin this size. We've been to Estes Park 4 years in a row and stayed in 3 other places. This property has the best combination of size, decor, location, amenities for the price. The owners are attentive without being intrusive. We would have booked it last year but it was already taken for our dates. Not this time! Booked today. "

Brad Bush
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What you Get


Romantic candles
Propane BBQ grill
Picnic Back Pack for Two (Just add food and drinks!)
Backpack Coolor
Intimate lighting
Personal bath robes
Quality linens and towels
Sound machine
Shampoo and conditioner
Q-tips and makeup pads
Hair dryer
What you Get

Cooking Amenities

BBQ grilling and seasoning spices
Saran wrap
Sandwich baggy's
Cooking Oil/Spray Pam
Cooking utensils
Eating utensils
Coffee pot
Crock pot
Dish soap
Paper towls
Pots and Pans
Coffee and grinder

It is important to us that you are comfortable during your stay and we have tried to provide you with many extras. All units have private outdoor hot tubs, fireplace, phone, Hi Speed Wireless Internet, Air Conditioning (River Cabin, Mountain Cabin and Romantic Cottage. We also provide coolers, umbrellas and fanny packs that have two water bottle holders for your use during your stay.

How far away are we from the town of Estes Park?
The River Cabin, Mountain Cabin, and Romantic Cottage is 4 miles to the main light in town and we are 3 miles down the Big Thompson Canyon Hwy 34(East).
What time is check in and checkout?

Check in Time: The Units are ready for you by 3:00 PM

Check out Time is at 11:00 AM (Unless prior arrangements are made)

How many people can sleep in the units?
Ideally our units are best suited For Couples. The Romantic Cottage is for COUPLES ONLY!! The other three have a formal bedroom with a Queen bed. The River Cabin and Carriage House have Queen sleeper sofas in the Living Room and the River Cabin also has a twin bed in the loft. The loft has low ceilings so is best suited for a child.



Are the Hot Tubs private or shared?

No sharing at, we have private outdoor hot tubs for all four units! The Mountain Cabin, Romantic Cottage and River Cabin all have 6 foot privacy fences with a gate for your privacy. The Carriage House hot tub is in an enclosure that looks like an old Western Saloon that has windows on three of the four sides, and a skylight in it's roof for viewing the trees and sky, and is located directly above the tub area. The windows can slide open.

How far from the river would you say the River Cabin is?
The River Cabin deck has a New 12ft. addition which allows for a perfect view of the River and the tree lined Mountain on the other side. You can either sit on your deck or you may walk down to the River where we have a sitting area right at River's edge.
Do you have any restaurant menus?
Yes we have copies of most all Menus from the local restaurants in each unit to help you out on where to eat.
What is there to do around Estes?
There are lots of things to do at RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park) has hundreds of miles of hiking to lakes and waterfalls. There are several horseback riding stables. We have 2 movie theaters and two amusement type areas with putt putt, go carts, water boats. Lake Estes has a four mile hike/ bike path around it with spectacular views of the Mountains and you can rent paddle boats or bikes. The village of Estes Park is nestled in a valley surrounded by Mountain Peaks........with quaint shops, galleries, wineries, Restaurants, glass blowing shops.....and much more. You can go River Rafting.
Where do we check in?
There is no "Office" . Your unit will be unlocked and the key on the table by 3pm. Your Cell phones will not work at the River Cabin, Mountain Cabin or Romantic Cottage so we have provided a phone for you to use. Your cell phone will work within a half mile from the cabins. We have provided a phone for your cabin but it does have a long distance block on it so give out that phone number to friends or family that may need to reach you while staying at the cabin.

There is a phone in your unit. We ask that you give us a call so we know that you have arrived safely and go over any questions you might have.

What do you have for kitchen facilities?
All of the units have a full kitchen which include a full size refrigerator and stove. It also includes condiments, cooking and grilling spices, cooking oil, Spray Pam, sandwich baggies, seran wrap and foil.
All units have a gas BBQ and patio table and chairs. They all have plates, silverware drinking cups, wine glasses. Pots and Pans, electric griddle, toaster, blender, mixer, coffee pot, coffee creamer and sugar. We have tried to supply you with most things that you would need.
What about fishing?
There is great fishing just out the back door here. The Division of Wildlife is trying to make this upper part of the Big Thompson River a Gold Medal fishery. It is catch and release with flies and lures only. If you want to keep some for dinner - you can either go to Lake Estes to fish or you can travel down the canyon about 11 miles where you can use bait and keep them. The Carriage House is not on the river but is only about a mile from the River and you can hike right into RMNP from your door.
Do you accept pets?
Due to pet dander, allergies and the fact that we only have four units we cannot accept pets.
How we get the rest of our balance to you?
Once you arrive in your unit and get settled we ask you to give us a quick call so that we know you have arrived and go over any questions you might have. We then can take care of payment if you still have a balance.
Which unit is the most secluded?
We cater to anniversaries and honeymooners so even though the cabins are not real far apart in the Big Thompson Canyon, the Private Outdoor Hot Tubs have 6 ft.tall privacy fences. If you are getting married during warm weather then the Romantic Cottage, which is in the Canyon - but closest to the water and the most secluded, is a great pick. It is our littlest one but very Romantic and has a great outdoor covered deck, with a Great View of the river.

Our Carriage House is on the same property as our residence but it is nestled in the Pine Trees and has a really cute dwelling that the Private Hot Tub sits in....this unit is Western themed, which is carried out with the hot tub room looking like a old Western Saloon, complete with swinging doors. The Carriage House also borders RMNP.

What is our Cancellation Policy?
If you should cancel 30 days or less before your check in date you will be held responsible for the cost of the rental -unless we can re-rent the unit There is a cancellation fee of $100.00 for any cancellation no matter what the time frame is. Every effort will be made to re-book the unit and you will be responsible only for the nights that we were unable to rebook plus the cancellation fee.

All cancellations must be made by phone -CANCELLATIONS PER EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! If you leave a voice mail on our phone we will return your call to verify that we have received your cancellation request. There is no refund for unused accommodations due to late arrival or early departure. Please keep in mind... This is a family owned business.