4 bedroom, 2 bath with wooded views near Long's Peak trailhead and Wild Basin
About Susan Medak
Our parents bought this house when it was under construction in 1968 and it has been in our family ever since. For four generations we've been coming out here, bringing children and friends. We now live all over the country but we still come back here at least once a year. While our parents weren't serious hikers, each generation has become more adventuresome, moving from hiking the creek and stream trails to the lakes and then the Peaks. Nearby, Long's Peak, one of Colorado's famous 14,000 ft peaks is just down the road. Although we have finally succumbed to the technological demands of the 21st century and can watch TV and movies, or telecommute to work, what we all love the most is the ability to spend quiet time with each other just reading, looking out the windows, doing puzzles or just talking. Whether the sun is shining or there is rain or snow, this just always seems to be the place we want to be. And we've loved sharing it with others. Having traveled all over the world, we think the Rocky Mountains are among the most beautiful anywhere.
Susan Medak purchased this House in 1968
Why Susan Medak chose Allenspark
We first encountered this area when we took our family car trip from Chicago to Southern California. We stopped for a night in Estes Park and fell in love with these magnificent mountains. After renting cabins for ten years, we finally realized we wanted a little more solitude than Estes could offer and bought this house in the Meeker Park area. In 2001, we bought a second house up the hill from this one so that we could accommodate the sometimes 20 plus family members who all seemed to want to spend time with each other. Part of the attraction is the ability to simply walk across the road to be in the National Park, the ability to walk out the door and find a day hike in almost any direction. We have access to Estes without having to be in the middle of it all the time!
What makes this House unique
Over the years, we've improved the house so that it now has plenty of windows and new paneling that is reclaimed from the pine beetle devastation. The unique blue staining from those trees has only recently come to be seen for its beautiful decorative value. It gives the house a warm and distinctive interior. Behind the house is a rock formation that will keep your kids endlessly busy as they 'explore' the area within eyesight of the house. The house also happens to be just about 10 minutes from an excellent diner (great homemade bread!) for breakfast and lunch.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Events Allowed, House Parties are NOT
non smoking only
Pets Allowed with an extra Fee
We supply 1 Highchair & PackNPlay
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Dogs should not be left alone unless crated.
Please respect our neighbors by keeping noise down in the evenings.
Please respect the property boundaries of nearby neighbors.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great stay at this home. Did see a moose in the front yard our last morning there. Only downside( if you can even call it that) was it is a little farther from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park Entrances. Although the drive is very scenic.
A month long stay at Ponderosa
The cabin is just as described. 2 generous bedrooms and a bath on the lower level, 2 bedrooms on upper level. Large living area and dinning table on main level. New kitchen had everything we needed for a longer stay. There is a second bathroom on the main level. Hot tub on the deck for evening. Having a washer and dryer was also very convenient. The property manager was fantastic. Responded quickly to our questions. The location is 15 minutes south of Estes Park. A very quiet location.
Very nice place. Perfect for our family (including two very small children).
Location and proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park were great! We spent a lot of time at the house relaxing and it was just a hop and a skip to great trails, fishing and wildlife viewing. Amenities were great. Hot tub was great. Very private setting. Would recommend to a friend!
Great Mountain Retreat
We enjoyed our stay at this mountain retreat house. Communication with the manager was great - he responded quickly to all questions and was willing to help in any way. The house was clean and had everything we needed. The location is conveniently located near the store, stable, town, Wild Basin and hiking - yet it felt like a secluded mountain house. The listing is accurate. I would recommend if you have any older folks, that they sleep on the lower level since it has a bathroom next to bedrooms. We had no suggestions or complaints; it's a great house. We hope to be back soon!
Loved the quiet location away from crowds and close to wonderful hiking. Lovely home fully equipped with everything we needed. Sitting on the porch listening to wind blow the Aspen trees was so relaxing. Lots of room for 9 of us. Of course hot tub was wonderful after a hike in the beautiful Rockies.
The house was very nice and the views were beautiful! Wildlife everyday to admire from the patio!