Questions

The FAQs

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.

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF 2008 DUE TO OUR SEPTIC SYSTEM IN THE CANYON WE ARE NOW UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE ANYMORE THEN TWO TO A CABIN.

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE IS ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CAN HOLD FOUR BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE FORMAL BEDROOM AND A SLEEPER SOFA IN THE LIVING ROOM - There is a Vaulted Ceiling which is Open between the bedroom and livingroom.

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.