USA Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Listing #46844

Running Bear in the Rockies - Estes Park, CO

56 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 3 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Luxurious townhome with fantastic views, free WiFi, full kitchen near Lake Estes

This attractive townhome features vaulted ceilings, burnished floors, and a regal gas fireplace, with staggering views of the mountains. You'll love waking up with your first cup of coffee while kicking back in the rocking chair on the front porch. Stretch out on the luxurious sofa to watch a favorite movie or show on the large flatscreen TV or enjoy a board game with the kids. Let the little ones help to prepare a delicious family meal in the full kitchen - you'll find everything you need to turn out something wonderful, from the stainless steel appliances to the gorgeous cookware. With seating for eight, the dining table has plenty of room for your next dinner party. This home is also near all kinds of terrific outdoor activities, so everyone will have plenty to do while you're here, no matter what time of year you visit!

What's nearby:
You'll be super-close to some of the area's best restaurants such as Mountain Home Cafe, Antonio's Real New York Pizza, and Hunters Chop House anytime you need a break from the kitchen. Head over to Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course, two-and-a-half miles south, to tee off on lush green fairways. Brook, rainbow, and brown trout are waiting to get reeled in at Lake Estes, only two miles east.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (with dishwasher)
4WD/traction may be required in winter

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

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Fireplace

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

56 reviews

Ryan . Nov 2020
Great place to relax and get away with a small group of friends for the weekend . This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer . Oct 2020
The location is excellent! We were close to the Rocky Mountains, and close to the main street. The house is beautiful and fit 3 people perfect. There is 2 full baths which is a huge plus. The only bad thing was that the doors are hard to open. When we arrived the night at check-in the front door was difficult to open. You kind of had to maneuver it a certain way to get it open. We were never able to open the back door. The dead bolt wasn`t coming out of the wall, so we weren`t able to open the back door. Unfortunately, trash was also left in the garage from the previous guest which ended up smelling up the garage by the end of our stay. The sheets in the upstairs bedroom are a little old, and you can definitely tell they have been used. The bed upstairs is also a little old, as it squeaks a little every time you turn. A thing we did enjoy was the selection of tea we had and the expresso machine! We weren`t in the house for long periods of time, which I think helped a lot, but it would have been nice to go to the back yard and have a cup of tea in the morning. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Debbie . Oct 2020
Very nice place and nice location! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marie . Sep 2020
If I could add stars I would. We loved your place. Thanks. We want to return... today. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Allison . Sep 2020
Good location up from the lake and facing RMNP. Lots of room for a group to hang together and spread out - patio space is small, but it’s still nice. Plenty of blankets, not as many towels, and no shampoo or soap... don’t remember if it said that it would or not... but for the curious. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer . Aug 2020
This is an excellent vacation rental! The two bedrooms are equal masters, very large and spacious rooms and bathrooms. My boys loved the upstairs loft area and the downstairs living room and kitchen were large and gave us plenty of room to stretch out and relax after a long day in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The owners also anticipated many of our needs providing coffee, laundry detergent and other essentials. The only two drawbacks I noted was the master bedroom on the main floor needs the carpets cleaned and body soap for the shower should be provided. These drawbacks didn`t detract from the wonderful stay we had. Well done! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James . Aug 2020
Fantastic place for family This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Furqan . Jul 2020
Awesome stay me and my family liked it. Clean , clear directions and comfortabl This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Russ . Jun 2020
We enjoyed the home as it was a great fit for our family of four. We also enjoyed the location near Lake Estes. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Heather . Jun 2020
The place was great. Awesome location, convenient to everything. I didn`t realize there was no air conditioning, which wouldn`t be a problem if you`re staying when it`s cooler. It was fine at night because we opened the windows. But if you`re inside during the day, be ready to SWEAT! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kristen . Jan 2020
This home was beautiful, spacious and exceeded all of our expectations. It was close to town, and RMNP. It was perfect for our family and the host was helpful. The only complaint I have is that we couldn`t get the fire place to work which would have been nice. Would enjoy staying here again, and would highly recommend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Nancy . Sep 2019
The layout was perfect for our group. The condo was what we expected. The location was handy to everything! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sharon . Sep 2019
This is the second time we have stayed here, we love the set up but had a few things wrong this time. There are a lot of light bulbs burned out. And all but one of the spares were burned out. There is a big stain on the living room carpet. There is a LOT of dust on the ceiling fans. On the other hand we had a next visit from the elk one morning, can’t beat that. These are all little things but need to be addressed. This is a really quiet neighborhood and relaxing. We could over look the small things and will probably stay again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Aaron . Sep 2019
We have looked forward to this trip for two years. The weather and hiking were way above our very high expectations, and our stay at the cabin was the icing on the cake. Well stocked super clean and perfect. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michelle . Aug 2019
We were in town for my baby sister`s wedding. Beautiful home! The home was everything we had expected. It was very spacious and clean, and had everything we needed for our stay. Great location and close to everything. We will definitely stay at this location if we`re ever in the area again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
April . Aug 2019
My family and I had a wonderful experience in Estes park. This townhome is amazing! Great location, amenities, and we saw elk and other wildlife right outside the door everyday!! Gets a bit warm indoors during the summer months as there is no AC, but fans are provided. I would highly recommend this townhome to others! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Dale . Aug 2019
The property was great! Every thing we needed was there for us to use. Would definately recommend, and will stay here again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amy . Jul 2019
This place was nice except it did not have AC, had a few maintenance concerns (broken window crank and faulty towel bar), and it only comfortably sleeps 4, NOT 6. It will sleep 2 more if you are able to sleep on a very thin sofa bed. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Hamlong . Jun 2019
The place was super clean and good views of the mountains. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Justin . Jun 2019
Better than the pictures. You will absolutely love this place. 5 min from everything. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Justin . Jun 2019
We are checking out. We followed all the check out rules The stay was absolutely amazing You will get high reviews from the Whittaker family. We painted a jenja block as you requested and left a wonderful message in the guest book. Again thank you for providing such a wonderful place for vacation!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lauren . Jun 2019
Amazing location to the national park. Very clean. The bathrooms are huge! Can see mountains and elk from the living room couch! Would definitely stay here again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Catherine . Feb 2019
this home is lovely. it was clean, had brand new bathroom and kitchen fixtures, had everything we needed, easy and efficient to check in, super cozy, and was a lot bigger than what I thought it would be. kind of like the tardis of Airbnb. we had a very relaxing and cozy stay :) This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kenneth P. Jul 2018
Very well appointed with lots of space. Convenient location with quick access to groceries and town Worked very well for our family of 6. The kitchen was well stocked, 2-car garage was nice, and we had a view of the mountain peaks. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Melissa . Jul 2018
Town home was well maintained and had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. It was close to the downtown area of Estes Park, but away from the congestion. Easy access to the park, and perfect location to view the fireworks on the lake. Reviewer location Jerseyville, Illinois This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Nancy D. Aug 2017
Great place! The set up was perfect for our family requirements as we needed a handicap accessible place. There were no stairs to get in and out of the condo and a master bed/bath (with walk-in shower) as well as the kitchen, dining room and living room were all on the main floor. Nice wide hallways and doorways were helpful too. Accommodations were comfortable, 2 large couches, big dining room table, everything we needed in the kitchen. Location was very convenient, short walk to Lake Estes and less than a mile to Safeway. Estes Park Central was very helpful in negotiating a 2-night stay during peak period (when 3-night stay was required). We would definitely stay there again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marty A. Jul 2017
Central location and quiet Great location for viewing fireworks on the 4th of July. Watched it from the driveway! Town home is a minute drive from grocery, the Stanley, and downtown but extremely quiet and peaceful for being in town. Property management was quick to respond to any questions or issues (which were minor (resetting the WiFi). Spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Nice large garage to park in. Only one minor downside is no air conditioning, which is only problematic for a month to two out of the year. Other than that, great place to stay in Estes Park and easy access to everything. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Nishant J. May 2017
Wonderful place, better than its pics! We had a great time staying at `Running Bear in the Rockies`. It is conveniently located, very comfortable, and a lot better than even its own pics! Would highly recommend it for groups visiting RMNP or Estes Park! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michelle K. Sep 2016
Very nice home. Everything we needed was provided for us. We had a quick getaway and this was the perfect place. Very nice property with close proximity to everything we wanted to do. Great people to rent from and the process went very well, from the start to finish. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to stay close to the Rocky Mountain park and the town of Estes park. Wonderful town and beautiful property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Bogdan G. Sep 2016
Luxurious ,beautiful three nights stay in Estes Park over Labor Day weekend! Our family of four decided to spend this year`s Labor Day weekend in Estes Park , Colorado. We have previously rented condos/town homes off VRBO since we love the concept of a fully equipped kitchen,with the option of indoor cooking as well as multiple bedrooms and baths. Running Bear in the Rockies is a very contemporary, well equipped , nicely designed town home that can actually accommodate 8 people. Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped with everything you have at home: dishes, pots and pans, basic supplies, dishwasher, full range.... Bedrooms are spacious and nicely decorated, bathrooms are huge . Owner provides plenty of towels , bedding supplies, and hand soap. The condo was very clean and fully equipped with paper towels, dishwasher soap, hand soap and other basic supplies. Condo is very close to Stanley Hotel and to the Main Street. We will definitely rent this town home next time we decide to visit Estes Park! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Nikki M. Jul 2016
Fun at Estes - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Estes. The townhouse was very nice, clean, well maintained and we plan to stay again in the future. We would recommend this townhouse for anyone wanting easy access to downtown Estes and the National park. Thank you for making our stay in the Rockies an unforgettable experience! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Shirley M. Aug 2015
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Running Bear very much. The town house was immaculate, roomy and comfortable. It was the best vacation facility I`ve ever stayed at. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2014
Loved the stay here. Great home! Enjoyed the nature of seeing elk roaming nearby. Highly recommend this place! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2014
Our group of four had a great time at your condo. See you again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2014
Loved it! Would love to come back again. Thank you!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Audra S. Aug 2014
I just wanted to say that we had a wonderful time in Estes Park at the Running Bear rental, and the size, layout, location and comfort all worked out perfectly for us. Thank you for helping us with making our weekend stay great! We will definitely look to you next time we want to stay at a place in Estes, thanks! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2014
What a lovely place! We had a wonderful time on our 10th wedding anniversary. Love the walk around the lake and even the pedal cart! We are so lucky to have had the chance to stay here! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer M. Jul 2014
What a beautiful property! Just a few minutes from downtown and a great location. The view is amazing and we couldn`t have asked for better weather! (I know that`s not really about the home, but it was a plus!)The beds were very comfortable, nice linens, and everything was roomy. The property is immaculate and the owners provided everything to make you comfortable. Thanks so much! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2014
We had a great time! Horseback riding, rafting & hiking! Lovely place to come home to each day! Thank you! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2014
Your home was a cozy and spacious retreat after a day of biking around Lake Estes! We enjoyed a game of Sorry! and family togetherness in a spot of beauty among the trees. Thank you. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael W. Jul 2013
THANK YOU for suggesting this place to rent during 4th of July week. We were able to see the fireworks over the lake from the property yard perfectly. The neighbors were nice, the condo had lots of room, was clean and made for quick and easy trips downtown. Thanks again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Tim & katie . Jul 2012
Is it even possible the winter in Estes is even better than the summer? This place is such a wonderful escape and the elk are great hosts. As always we had a great time!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Chris & ashlie . Jul 2012
Thank you for our first (but certainly not last) trip to Estes Park. We appreciate the hospitality, the place is absolutely awesome and I can now say that I`ve experienced rockband, elk, and Smokin` Dave`s all in one fabulous weekend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
M & g families . Jul 2012
What a great house! So convenient to town and RMNP. We enjoyed the view and fully stocked kitchen. Very beautifully decorated and a very comfortable home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2012
We loved our stay here!! The convenience to the lake was wonderful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
William E. Nov 2011
Thank you for a relaxing good time. Great place to watch the superbowl. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Estes Park at the Timbers This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Duane T. Nov 2011
What a great weekend! We love this place and will return for sure. Such comfort and beauty in one place. Thank you This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sheri G. Nov 2011
We enjoyed our stay in this very relaxing condo. The trips over Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake, and trails in adn around Longs Peak were wonderful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kristi K. Nov 2011
Incredible town home! So relaxing This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patsy A. Nov 2011
Inspirational! The morning vista of Long Peak was off set by the midnight herd of elk. We love the warmth, convenience and ease of this marvelous condo. We will be back soon This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sharon . Sep 2011
We had a fabulous time in Estes Park! We are already talking about a return trip next year! The accommodations were nicely decorated and very comfortable. I have never seen so much wild life in one week in my life!! (except at the zoo) We saw Elk (of course), moose, deer, wild turkey, a wolf (I think?) and the highlight of the trip was ….we saw a mother bear and her two teenage cubs on the side of the road eating berries, on our way home from our first hike up to Black Lake! AMAZING!!!! Thank you! Looking forward next year! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Deanne . Jan 2011
Stayed January 2011 What a great weekend. We love this place and will return for sure. Such comfort and beauty in one place. Thank you. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kelsey . Sep 2010
We had an excellent stay! The condo was perfect for two couples--loved the layout. Location was good, condo was lovely, stay was perfect. Thank you!!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patsy . Aug 2010
Visited Summer 2010 Inspirational. The morning vista of Longs Peak was off set by the midnight herd of elk. We love the warmth, convenience and ease of this marvelous condo. We will be back soon. Cheers. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Chris V. Jul 2010
We had a wonderful stay at The Timbers in Estes Park. We were traveling with 4 adults and 2 children, and the layout was perfect - everyone had their `own` space, but we also had plenty of room to eat together and spend time with our family. We enjoyed playing games and making puzzles at night from the basket in the den - a nice way to end a day of hiking or white water rafting. Everything was perfect and we fell in love with Estes Park - we definitely plan to return! Thanks for a wonderful `home away from home!` This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kate G. Jun 2010
We enjoyed our stay very much. The location was excellent, close to the town and the mountains and had a spectacular view. Saw some Elk passing by each morning. We will definitely use Estes Park Central again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.