Stevenson 3427: Vacation Home for Rent Estes Park Colorado
“Perfection” is not easy to achieve. But, if the “perfect view” of the Rocky Mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park is what you seek, you would be hard pressed to top the view you will find when comfortably ensconced on the west deck at Windcliff Estat
Vacation Home in
Estes Park Colorado
||3 Bedrooms • Sleeps 8
||1 King, 1 Queen, 3 Twins, Sofa Sleeper
||3 Full Bathrooms
||Hot Tub (Private)
The deck extends the entire width of the western façade of this mountain home. Great wooden rocking chairs sway gently in the mountain breeze to entice you to tarry — and to try them on for “sighs!” Your thirst has to be great to drink in all the majesty spread before you. The Front Range and the Mummy Range of the Rocky Mountains are heaped high upon themselves in their reach for the sky. Deep canyons cleave their façades. The line connecting their summits is the Western Continental Divide of the United States. Forests ascend the mountainscapes as far as climate and nature allow, but succumb in time to tundra. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s premier National Parks. It marked the dawn of its second century by celebrating the 100th anniversary of its “Grand Opening” on September 4, 2015. “Rocky” encompasses 415 square miles of natural Alpine beauty. Within its boundaries are 359 miles of trails, 150 lakes, and 450 miles of streams and rivers. Count the mountain peaks that tower above 12,000 feet and there are 72. Long’s Peak, towering unto Heaven just south of Windcliff Estates, reaches to 14,259 feet. And, the Stevenson residence is a perfect base of operation from which to experience them all!
Stevenson is one amongst the remarkable collection of mountain homes that adorn prestigious Windcliff Estates. Its living room is wondrously bright as its picture windows invite the mountains inside in all their glory. Sit awhile. Chat. Plan your excursions into the National Park. Set a fire in the grate. Read, enjoy some Blu-Ray, or play a game. The kitchen, with its multi-million dollar view, is primed with every essential implement necessary to prepare a snack or a sumptuous feast. The dining area is “European Café” in style and waiting to be set with the fine Gibson china and the tall red wine goblets arrayed in the side cupboards. Alternative dining is available and highly desirable out on the spacious deck. The gas grill poised there makes a small whistling sound in the breeze that sounds tantalizingly like “Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Q…….” A king master suite with a private sitting area drenched in mountain vistas and deck access rounds out the top floor of Stevenson.
Downstairs there is an elegant queen bedroom suite, a cheerful triple twin bedroom, and a view-laden family room featuring a large-screen TV, games and log trimmed sofas. It is here, too, that you find access to the sprawling outdoor hot tub patio. With a cold glass, family and friends, and the mountain views all readily at hand, this is surely “Heaven on Earth.” In every season the hot tub is a welcome respite after a day of hiking or horse-back riding in the National Park. In the days of winter, it is a perfect sanctuary on the cusp of a cold night as the stars shine overhead with an intensity unknown elsewhere — or a gentle snowfall tickles both your nose and your fancy.
Blessed are they who have tarried here for a time and have chosen to inscribe the Stevenson Guest Book with their comments:
• “Incredible views. A warm and comfortable home.”
• [A very young guest took pencil in hand to write:] I hate to leve (sic). I saw a gient (sic) elk and a ciot (sic).
• Our horses, when we went riding, were Sawyer, Jackson, Classy, Champ, and Last Call.”
• “Awesome hot tub!”
• “We were here last year and we couldn’t wait to come back.”
• “There is only one word that describes our stay at Stevenson — ‘AWESOME!’ It was like waking up to a dream every day.”
• “This was the best week of my life.”
• “After long hikes each day, the hot tub and fireplace were welcome additions to the view.”
• “The views of the peaks in moonlight and the stars at night out on the deck (with hot chocolate) will be unforgettable.”
• “We feel refreshed, inspired, rested, and renewed. Such beauty, peace, quiet,
and natural grandeur…….”
Although Estes Park [Rocky Mountain National Park’s gateway community] is only 15 minutes distant by car, you will always feel securely tucked away at “Stevenson” — separated from the “hustle and bustle” of people and their traffic. The Windcliff enclave embracing “Stevenson” is a private residential community comprising 260 acres on the sunny western slopes of Ram’s Horn Mountain. It is served by a single entrance to private roads with no through streets or heavy traffic. It is truly a world apart!
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:
» Family Vacations
» Group and Reunion
» Horseback Riding
» Mountain Biking
» State National Parks
» Cross Country Skiing
» Hot Tub (Private)
» Internet Access
» Cable/Dish TV
» Coffee Maker
» Full Kitchen
» DVD Player
» Ping Pong Table
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