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USA Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Listing #46847

Gem Lake Retreat - Estes Park, CO

15 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Secluded MacGregor Ranch cabin with gorgeous views, free WiFi, & private balcony

Located on historic MacGregor Ranch, this lovely hillside cabin has an all-wood interior, rustic furnishings, and lots of space, the perfect way to spend your family's next Colorado vacation. The main living space is bright and open, with comfortable furniture and plenty of natural light streaming in through large windows. Outside, the private deck is a great place to entertain guests with seating and majestic views of the surrounding country. This home is just a mile-and-a-half from Rocky Mountain National Park, so after spending an afternoon on one of the many nearby hiking trails, you can easily make it home to get a healthy and delicious meal started in the full kitchen. You'll love using all the appliances, cookware, and counter space to prepare your next culinary triumph. Serve up to eight guests at the handsome dining table while the dishwasher takes care of those dirty dishes. Upstairs, you'll find a loft with a sitting area, a queen-size bed, and access to a private balcony, ideal for wrapping up an evening with a glass of delicious local wine from Snowy Peaks Winery.

What's nearby:
Visit MacGregor Ranch Museum for a little local history or go for a good hike on Lumpy Ridge Trail, East Portal Trail at Estes Park, Lily Mountain Trail, or Lion Gulch Trail (#949). Reel in your daily limit of brown, brook, and rainbow trout, when you fish at Lake Estes, just three-and-a-half miles away. You'll find lots of nearby restaurants like Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Brew, Sweet Basilico Cafe, El Mex-Kal Family Mexican whenever you want to try out a little local fare.

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

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Mountain View

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Deck

15 reviews

Blake F. Mar 2021
This house worked well for our vacation, it was nice to be secluded with a fantastic view. Thank you again for having us!
Christopher G. Feb 2021
Extremely comfortable cabin with breathtaking scenery, and the location was perfect from the stores and restaurants. Highly recommended.
Francois . Nov 2020
Secluded in the mountains excellent views all around, but so close to the town. Older but has everything you need. Just missed a grill for bbq, and a kettle. Loved staying here and winding down! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James . Nov 2020
Everything was great and exactly as described! The view truly can`t be beat. Wake up to incredible mountain vistas and go for a hike right down the road to Gem Lake Trail. Just a few minute drive right to downtown Estes Park, but it felt like we were in a secluded cabin in the mountains. Would definitely look here again for future visits! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Scott . Oct 2020
This is the perfect location. Private ranch 5 min up the road from downtown Estes and all shopping needed. I suggest hiking up the back yard to the fence. Such an incredible view!! Would def stay here again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kim . Oct 2020
We had a very relaxing time and very rustic home! We felt right at home surrounded by the trees , loved all the elk that were around. Had everything we needed close by but felt like we were all alone. We highly recommend going here to relax and get away from everything that’s crazy in our world right now. It was plent big enough and had trails to hike and shops and stores 5 minutes away! Highly recommended to stay here , you will thank me❤️ This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Melanie . Sep 2020
Great spot to social distance. Safe secluded cabin with well equipped kitchen. Minutes to Estes Park and RMNP. Loved the deck to view the night sky! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael . Jul 2020
Cabin was fantastic. Extremely close to town and the park, but remote enough so that you’re in the mountains. House was fully stocked with everything we needed (e.g., dishes, utensils, etc). Place was better looking than the photos show. Highly recommend this place. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amanda . Jun 2020
My best friend & I stayed here for a week on a girls trip. It was only a few minutes from town but has the feelings of being secluded off in the woods. We loved seeing the horses wandering around the ranch. The view of the mountains from the porch was great! Only cons was there were electrical outlets in the master bathroom that didn`t work, so I had to find another place to fix my hair, and the washer was plugged in to an outlet that wasnt working so we had to figure out that was the issue and change the outlet. We loved this cabin for our trip and I would book it again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jim Y. Jul 2018
Quiet getaway in the mountains. Wonderful cabin in the woods. Loved the location--and all the amenities in the cabin. We loved everything. It was nice to only be 10 minutes from town and 15 minutes to great hiking. We loved how peaceful it was--great views--and just relaxing. Highly recommend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laurie H. Jul 2018
We had such a lovely time at the Gem Lake retreat! The cabin is very well stocked from the kitchen with everything you need to cook just about anything to the many extra pillows in the bedroom. The cabin is very cozy and yet we all had space to be alone at times and read or just look at the beautiful scenery. The two decks were so awesome and we were able to view the fireworks over the lake in Estes on the 4th of July from the top cabin deck. The proximity to town was perfect. Only five minutes to the local grocery store, coffee shops, and other shopping. It was a lovely place to call home in the woods! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kathy F. Jul 2017
Great location, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to get to it quickly. Clean The cabin was clean and had everything we needed for preparing meals and the trout we caught at the Trout pond. The kids `rock` climbed in back of the cabin. We had a great time. Would rent again in a heart beat. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Steve & liz H. Oct 2016
Beautiful piece of property We loved our time. Very quiet and relaxing. Thank you for a wonderful time. it was our 32nd wedding anniversary! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joe M. Jun 2016
I wish to thank Estes Park Central Vacation Rental for providing three homes for our family vacation. Lynn Kieffer helped me in finding three rental homes. Our main meeting place where the majority of us stayed was the Secluded Rocky Mountain Home that worked out wonderfully for us and a meeting location in the evenings. The MacGregor Ranch Retreat, where a daughter, her husband and four young boys stayed, was a perfect fit. And the Rustic Rocky Mountain Retreat provided a good location for our son’s family. Thank you Lynn, and Estes Park Central, for making our week vacation as good as it could possibly be. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Vanessa W. Mar 2016
The cabin is nice and the view is absolutely beautiful. It was a very nice place. Out in the country, yet 10 min from town. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.