USA Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park Drake Listing #46838

Dream Catcher on the River - Drake, CO

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Max. occupancy: 6 3 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Convenient cabin right on the river w/partially enclosed deck, gas grill, & more

Dream Catcher on the River is the perfect cabin to truly experience a mountain getaway like no other. The moment you arrive, you'll notice the sounds of the river and the mountain ambiance envelop you. Inside, the inviting living room offers guests a set of comfortable sofas, a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and a wood-burning fireplace, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and a great place to gather with your friends back home from the Rockies. The flatscreen TV, DVD, and WiFi will keep you entertained after a long day of fishing and the mountains loom even larger just a step away on the large back deck. The deck is partially enclosed and the rest is open to the fresh air; it features comfortable patio furniture and a gas grill in case you'd like to step up mealtime and surprise your friends with a delicious BBQ. The fully-equipped kitchen has been completely renovated with brand new cabinets, granite countertops, and new appliances to make cooking a breeze. It won't be difficult to channel your inner chef and treat your guests to savory meals. There is a door to the deck just off the kitchen for elk watching and taking in the fresh air and abundant wildlife, like deer, bobcat, and coyote, or enjoying the early morning mountain views and running river.

What's nearby:
If you or anyone in your group are fishing enthusiasts, you'll be glad to know that the Big Thompson River will be your backyard. Anglers frequent the river’s side, and kayakers drop the rapids. You'll be in a quiet and secluded location five and a half miles away from downtown Estes Park. Make sure to visit downtown to stock up on groceries at any of the many grocery stores and convenience stores. Treat yourself to any of the nearby restaurants if you don't feel like cooking; you'll find something for everyone. Roughly 10 miles away is the famous Rocky Mountain National Park with its scenic hiking and driving trails.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi

Parking Notes: Parking is available at the home. Additionally parking is available in the town of Estes.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Mountain View

Media

Internet

TV

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

Firepit

62 reviews

Jay S. Apr 2021
The cabin was amazing. You could look for a location for years and not find the picturesque scenery we had all week. The river runs wild right behind the cabin and the mountains across from the cabin are absolutely beautiful.
Ryne S. Apr 2021
The cabin itself was immaculate. Truly a perfect location in the mountains with a sun room, fire pit, and outdoor patio overlooking the river. We could not have been more pleased with our booking. We plan to return in August and will reserve this again if available.
Nels B. Mar 2021
Worked very well for 2 parents and 2 kids.
Audra H. Feb 2021
Needed a last minute getaway with the family, and this was perfect. Great views. Just a quick drive to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Large kitchen to cook great meals. Nice fireplace in and fire pit out. Lovely!
Julie . Nov 2020
Beautiful place to relax by the river This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joy L. Oct 2020
The river was beautiful and our stay was quite enjoyable. I would recommend and I would stay again This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kristin . Sep 2020
The location of this place was awesome! Right on the big Thompson, and the main bedroom was over looking the water as well. The place smelled a little musty when we arrived, and overall it had a worn feel. There was damage in the shower where the shower head comes out, and I was nervous it would drop on me. Unless you actually want to get in the water, at this time of year the lower patio leading into the water was unessesary and hot. This was a last minute stay for us and it was fine, but next time we`d probably stay somewhere else. Also, there is a list of additional charges if you break a rule, and that was unsettling and annoying to see. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Samantha . Sep 2020
The Cabin was cozy, beautiful, clean and had that at home feeling. Had all the kitchen ware that you could need. I loved and and would love to go back in the future. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael . Aug 2020
The cabin is just off the water and perfect. You can hear the rushing of the water if you open the upstairs windows at night. The back stone deck is right on the water and great for fishing. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Paula . Aug 2020
Plenty of room inside. Excellent outdoor seating, where we enjoyed the river view and tried to catch fish. It would have been helpful to have instructions for the vent system and the tv remotes. Unfortunately we had the experience on running out of water on day 3 of 4, and a sewer smell was very strong the last24 hours. Because of limited reception, our cell phones could not send or receive calls. The maintenance man was extremely helpful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amparo . Aug 2020
1st cabin we have rented so i cannot judge but we would and hope to rent again This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer . Aug 2020
The location on the river is magic! What an amazing get away. Thanks Rainer for sharing this beautiful space! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James . Jul 2020
My wife and I had a very relaxing, rejuvenating, and rewarding stay at the Dreamcatcher property. We did have a couple of minor mishaps that were quickly remedied by both Barb and Zoey. They were both so kind and helpful. It was self-evident that they had our best interests at heart, and really wanted us to enjoy our stay, which we DID-IMMENSLY!! We really enjoyed the two options of having both an enclosed (with sliding windows that are screened so you can still hear the Big Thompson river flowing by) AND open deck area over the stream. There is also a wonderful staired patio which goes right down into the stream, so that you can dip your feet in and cool off after a hot day of shopping in Estes Park. We liked being in such close proximity to Estes (only about 5-10 minutes away) making it easy to get items from the store to grill or just to have dinner at a restaurant. We will cherish our time at Dreamcatcher for a long time to come! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laura . Jul 2020
Enjoyed our stay. Loved sitting out on back patio and fishing. Close to Estes park. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Mary . Jun 2020
Perfect location on the Thompson river and close to RMNP. Home was clean and comfortable. However, since we had to fly we did not have luggage space or weight to bring additional necessities that would have made our stay more comfortable. I understand it is not the owner`s responsibility to provide soap, shampoo, spices, foil, etc., but I have used VRBO for many years and often the owners provide such items. This home could use a fire extinguisher, iron, hairdryer, first aid kit and a cutting board. During our stay an alarm went off on the outside of the house and the red light stayed on over a meter and we could not determine if it was urgent or not. I called and e mailed the property manager but never did hear anything from him and we left without contact, which was a bit worrisome, especially if something needed to be attended to right away. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Santos . May 2020
Once your in the middle of Estes go 5.4 miles down hwy74 towards drake CO the house is in Drake CO so it’s a little hard to find but once your there is a beautiful place it’s very obvious off to the right once you have got there. Follow the river and it won’t guide you wrong the house is right over the river This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Maria . May 2020
I would definitely recommend this place it is beautiful and super clean peaceful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Milinda . Apr 2020
Love this place. The house is very comfortable and inviting. It`s right on the river. Very peaceful and beautiful. There were elk everywhere. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Shirley . Mar 2020
Directly on the river! Really enjoyed the fire pit at night! Very clean! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Neil . Feb 2020
A nice place right next to the river and not too far from town. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Milinda . Feb 2020
This is a cute little place. Very comfortable and right on the river. I did have a little bit of difficulty finding it but managed in the end. There address actually has a .5 on it so once I figured it out I found it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Dan . Dec 2019
Winter getaway for the family. Place was clean and had a great homey feel. Remember to bring your own firewood if you want to start a fire. Also bring your own shampoo and soap for showering. Beds were comfy and plenty of extra blankets. Kitchen had everything you need. Didn’t really get to enjoy the patio or fire pit outside. Just too cold and no outside fire allowed. Only one bathroom but made it work. Great big kitchen. Big mud room and laundry room. Family room and big dinner table was awesome. If you are going in the winter, 4-wheel drive is convenient. We didn’t have it and had a hard time getting out of the driveway. Loved our getaway but definitely would have enjoyed it more during the summer where you could really enjoy the river, patio, and fire pit. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jaime . Oct 2019
Perfect location in Estes. Being by the river was the cherry on top, house was very clean and homie feeling This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
Be sure to read the house rules before booking. There are many thing that would cause and additional fee or “lose of deposit” pretty simple and easy to follow but not something I usually see on Airbnb. Photos are accurate. This is on a Main Street (marked as a highway) if you a light sleeper the cars on the road may impact you. We never went upstairs as it wasn’t needed for our stay. The river is the backyard which was relaxing. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Garrett . Sep 2019
Great place right on the river with a great host! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Nicholas . Aug 2019
Stayed here for two nights. Very calming beautiful stay. Would recommend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jeffrey . Aug 2019
Simple cabin that had everything we needed. No a/c, but it was completely unnecessary with the crisp August nights. Check-in was effortless. The location was perfect - just a few minutes drive from charming downtown Estes Park and RMNP. Everything we needed was there, including some basic kitchen spices, detergents, laundry, and even the first bundle of firewood for the streamside fire pit. Open windows at night and sleep to the sound of rushing water. For creature comfort there was satellite dish tv and wifi. Beds were comfy and we slept wonderfully. Suggestion: take the drive from the cabin to Drake - beautiful! It was truly difficult to leave when it was time to go home. Thanks for such a wonderful vacation spot! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Gianni . Aug 2019
Overall the place was a great location from Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful river in back with a patio that allowed you to sit on the river?s edge and soak your feet after a long hike. Enjoyed our stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer . Aug 2019
Great location. Close enough to town but far enough out that we felt secluded. River was the highlight. Loved the sound of the river flowing. House was the perfect fit for our family vacation. Would go back for sure This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Ken . Jul 2019
Great place to relax by the river and fly fish. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Carter . Jun 2019
Relaxing house close to town. Would stay again if I came back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sherri . May 2019
Beautiful location next to river, lots to see and do in Estes park and RMNP, great place ! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jacob . Apr 2019
Don’t get me wrong this is quite a beautiful place but I feel it wasn’t worth what I paid. It took us around an hour to find this place and the host would hardly pick up his phone and when he did he would hesitated to give us the address. Also there were strict rules on how he wanted us to clean the house when we left or else we have to pay a 35$ fee when we’re already paying for 120$ cleaning fee. Overall, great location and beautiful place but unfair management This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Brandy . Apr 2019
This is a must stay! Nothing better than having the river and the beautiful scenery at your fingertips. You will leave here wishing you had at least one more day! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Margaret . Mar 2019
This was a great little cabin. Beautiful location and had everything you need. We will be back!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Antony . Mar 2019
Great location off the river. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Brandon . Mar 2019
It was nice to stay near Estes Park and be in a beautiful spot on the river. RMNP was close, town attractions were fairly close. Only issue was finding the place. The link we used for directions off airbnb`s app brought us to a location not even close to the place. We spent well over an hour trying to find the place. The host was able to point us in the right direction eventually. Other than that, the place was comfortable! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Natasha . Feb 2019
This little cabin is wonderful and very private. I would highly recommend if visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. The kitchen is equipped for cooking and there’s laundry, and lots of hot water in the shower! My husband and I visited in the winter and will come back for a summer visit for sure. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Aaron . Oct 2018
Cabin was great. Had a nice big room for the kids to play in and a patio with a fire pit right on the river. Was convenient to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Julio . Sep 2018
The cabin is very nice and cozy. We had a very pleasant stay during our vacation. We recommend it. It is very adequate for families. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Peter . Aug 2018
Great place, right on the river. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Mark . Aug 2018
Lovely cabin in a stunning location. The beautiful sound of the rushing river outside makes this place very special - with your own riverfront balcony and deck right next to the water. Self-catering all fine. Quiet and peaceful but convenient for Estes Park amenities. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marjorie D. Jul 2018
A perfect place to relax and enjoy beautiful Colorado While my son hiked in the National Park we girls relaxed by the river.It was a welcome break from our road trip and restaurant food and everything was clean and comfortable. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jenny T. Jun 2018
Wonderful We really enjoyed stay. Sitting by the river with a fire is the best relaxation therapy there is. The house is very comfortable and everyone felt comfortable and at home. No one wanted to leave. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Elaine B. Jun 2018
Big Thompson Dream Trip Dream Catcher worked wonderfully for our family trip. While we kept close eyes on the two year old, the house worked well for all ages. Sitting on the back porch was one of the most relaxing places ever! While we did fill the tank on the grill, the road out front did not bother us, and we did not run out of water (4 adults, 2 young children). Having laundry facilities on the property was a bonus. The kitchen was very well stocked with all you would need for cooking, even though we grilled most of the time. I would highly recommend this location - not far at all from Estes Park. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Ashley . Jun 2018
Was an amazing time and we for sure want to go back one day! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kyle . Jun 2018
Everything was phenomenal, and the house was everything we needed and then some. Thanks for having us! We will be back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Aubrey V. Sep 2017
We had a great Time. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Aubrey V. Sep 2017
Perfect Location, Cute cabin along the river close to town! We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin! The location was perfect, sat by the river in the afternoons and we loved hearing the river at night. Close distance to Estes Park downtown and Rocky Mountain National Park. The cabin had everything we needed! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Robertson W. Aug 2017
A great place to stay and convenient to attractions The house was convenient to restaurants and the national park....the proximity to the river was awesome. Also the laundry facilities came in very useful! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Noel D. Aug 2017
Amazing! My 5 friends and I enjoyed this cabin so much! It had pretty much everything we needed and the deck view is breath taking. We drank our coffee and listened to the river every morning. It was a little difficult having one bathroom but we made the best of it. I was nervous when I saw how close we would be to the road, but we didn`t hear a single car. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Malte L. Jul 2017
the only feedback that I can give is that the cabin was awesome and that everything was perfect. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Misty C. Jul 2017
Super clean, comfy, plenty of room, relaxing! Home away from home! This home was clean, updated, roomy, and so relaxing! The river out back was nice to sit by and enjoy! Thanks for sharing your home with us! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Anne F. May 2017
We enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin was everything we hoped it would be. The snow was amazing! We were very comfortable there and the porch was THE BEST! The shower needs a shelf or something to put your soap and shampoo on and the windows in the sunroom didn`t work properly and we were afraid they would break. Those are the only things wrong, very minor to say the least. We would definitely stay there again and I can`t thank you enough for arranging it so that our `baby` could be with us. Thank you so much for adding to our Colorado experience with the perfect place to stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James S. Apr 2017
Amazing! Cabin was clean and ready for us. Breathe taking scenery!!! Absolutely will come back again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amy P. Oct 2016
amazing view at an amazing price- October 2016 the view - All 3 decks face the river. The glassed in deck is always warmer than the outside temp. There is no better place to be--sip your coffee on one of the decks with zero guilt that you`ve come all that way and you are not in RMNP every single minute because here`s part of the beauty you came for!!! You can hear the river from the upstairs bedroom. If you have kids, no worries, river is super shallow. Bathroom and kitchen are very updated and convenient. Kitchen is well stocked and very large for a cabin. Bathroom - More than enough hotel quality towels and washcloths for a large family. Common question- Wifi - wifi worked great while we were there checkin- You can arrive as late as you want--you`ll get a code to the door. parking- we backed our car up basically to the back deck railing and faced it towards the road. I`m trying to think of general questions that were not answered in these reviews. I loved the cabin. It`s about 12 minutes to the RMNP Beaver Meadows Entrance. We had a Christmas in October there, so wonderful. Temps ranged 35 - 75 degrees, so I was thankful cabin has central heat AND ac! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kerry S. Aug 2016
Spectacular vacation home! Our family enjoyed Dream Catcher on August 3 and 4th. The home is adorable and very clean! Perfect way to wrap up our last few days of vacation in Colorado. It is located RIGHT ON the river and it simply lulls you to sleep after a long day of touring Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Thank you for sharing your home with our family! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Zach H. May 2016
It was a great rental. The view was absolutely amazing. The cabin itself was nice and cozy. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Barbara D. Nov 2015
I stayed at Dream Catcher on November 27th and it was spectacular! The view from the patio of the river was so beautiful. We didn`t get to enjoy it but there is even a firepit next to the river! The kitchen is exquisite, with lots of counterspace. The beds are very comfortable. This is a very comfy, wonderful cabin next to the river! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Eryn B. Sep 2015
The location and cabin were great. It was just a bit outside of Estes Park, which was nice (especially because it was a VERY busy holiday weekend!) All the post-flood improvements were very nice and stylish The firepit and outdoor space were wonderful. We will definitely be back next time we`re in the area! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Bob T. Jul 2015
We wish to send out a huge THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! for allowing us to have the honor to stay at Dreamcatcher on the River. The house is very comfortable and feels like a true cabin, especially on the inside. The outside is amazing on both the decks and riverfront patio. It was great fun to watch the birds fly back and forth to the small opening on top of the pine tree on the deck to feed the new hatchlings we could hear chirping. They kept testing us as we were having our coffee on the deck in the morning, flying in and out around our heads to see if we were friendly. We are already planning a return trip within the next two years. We are not only promoting your properties in particular, but Estes Park in general to everyone we talk to here in Las Cruces. It is a great place to go relax and even though it is a somewhat long drive, it can be done in one day which makes it a great opportunity even for long weekend getaways. Thanks again for an amazing, enjoyable vacation. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Linda O. Jul 2015
We knew we wanted a cabin on the river and this was it! The cabin was totally renovated in the Spring of 2015 and we were the first renters. My family enjoys having amenities and this cabin met this need while also providing a rustic feel. The sound of the river was what made this cabin great. You can just sit on the steps and put your toes in the river! Did not catch any fish though enjoyed trying. For the price, this totally filled the bill. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.