Luxurious Cabin with BEST yard in Estes and Hot Tub overlooking Estes Valley!
Tim and Karen Rees
About Tim and Karen Rees
Greetings, Let us be your guides to the perfect Estes vacation. Our home is next door! As locals, we can provide timely assistance and recommendations. Our home is more than just a luxurious home. The fenced yard is really a sanctuary for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views which sets our property apart from others. Visit our website for more details. TheoverlookinestesDOTcom. This picture was taken in front of the Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. This hotel inspired Stephen King to write the book entitled The Shining. This book was made into a movie and even a mini series. Karen and I both love scary movies and books. We named our vacation rental The Overlook based partially on the fact that this is the name of the hotel in the Shining, and also because the home is perched on the side of a mountain OVERLOOKING the Estes Valley. In fact, we have included several decorative items into our home in homage to this scary classic. Don't worry, we didn't add anything too scary. My wife, Karen, grew up in the area and is a Human Resources Executive. In the 1970s, she was a maid in town and later worked at Bob and Tonys Pizza. I have lived in this area for over 30 years and I recently retired from Engineering and Law but I frequently teach law and leadership classes. We have four grown children and 6 grandchildren that all live in the area. We have a home directly next to The Overlook and another in Loveland, Colorado which is 30 miles away and 3,000 feet lower in elevation. Our familiarity with the area, and experience with a large and diverse family allows us to provide useful information, guidance, and suggestions as you and your family plan your Estes Park vacation. Please feel free to call or text us for any questions, advice, recommendations, information on local events, or anything else that will ensure you make the most of your time. This is time for bonding and building shared experiences with family and friend
Tim and Karen Rees purchased this House in 2014
Why Tim and Karen Rees chose Estes Park
The Overlook in Estes is a luxurious historic cabin with a great yard for entertaining, located on one of the original Estes Park homesteads, with spectacular views in an ideal location. It has only recently become available as a vacation rental. If you want to experience Estes from a safe, comfortable location, in a historic home with all new modern luxuries premium properties have to offer, the Overlook is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. The setting provides privacy, a convenient location, a great view and lots of animal life. Many of our guests arrive and never leave the home during their entire stay. There are plenty of things to do in and around the home. In addition, you can hike or snow shoe directly into the park. If you want entertainment, it is less than a mile to restaurants, bars, groceries and shopping. In the summer, there is a bus stop within 1/2 mile that provides a shuttle into the Rocky Mountains National Park or to downtown Estes. In addition, since we have a personal vacation home directly next door, we are able to provide any additional assistance you might need. While you are here, you are our guests and we are here to provide suggestions, guidance and information. We practice being non-intrusive owners, but are readily available for any issues or questions you might have. We offer free coffee, free creamer, free tea, free condiments, free shampoo, free conditioner, free bath salts, free internet, free paper products, free laundry detergent and bleach, and free firewood. Of course quantities are limited. Our amenities include several coffee makers, waffle maker, crock pot, microwave, toaster oven, baking equipment, mixer, pizza oven, electric blankets on all beds, TVs in all bedrooms, cable TV, propane grill, fire pit, dozens of games and DVDs. You can even borrow our snow sleds, picnic backpack, thermos, cooler and walking sticks during your visit. Build shared memories and bond with family and friends at The Overlook
What makes this House unique
This is our third year offering our home to the general public. EVERYTHING is new, The home has fantastic views, a wrap around porch on three sides of home, allows you to walk into the Rocky Mountain National Park, it is completely renovated with a Hot Tub, Gazebo, Outdoor Bar, gourmet kitchen, soaking tub, 50+ inch LCD televisions, televisions in all bedrooms, free internet, free cable TV, pack and play, booster seats and high chair upon request, full size washer and dryer, air conditioning in Master Bedroom, fenced yard, custom fire pit, three separate outside seating areas, Custom Gazebo with Fireplace, (summer only), 14 person picnic table, herb garden in summer, walk into Rocky Mountain National Park, sleds available, snow shoes available (upon request), separate coffee bar, owners are right next door to provide assistance, and it has upscale furnishings. We provide many conveniences free of charge including coffee, tea, creamer, condiments, paper products, laundry detergent, etc. We provide limited firewood, fire pit tools, hot dog cookers, pie cookers, etc. In addition to the typical vacation rental items you might expect, you will also find a crock pot, waffle maker, pizza stone, french coffee press, Keurig coffee machine, regular coffee pot, Kichenaid mixer, etc. You can easily make a full Thanksgiving dinner in the gourmet kitchen and probably find newer and fancier tools than you have at home. This home is considered super insulated with R-100 insulation in the ceilings. This helps conserve energy and makes it very quiet. The garden is watered by multiple water barrels fed by the gutters on the home. We have attempted to reuse and re-purpose as much as possible to minimize the impact on our planet. We have installed all energy efficient appliances. The energy consumption of this home is 50% less than similar sized properties. We even have a recycle center. This is an earth friendly home. Visit our website for more pictures and information
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful property and wonder location. We will definitely stay here again.
What a view!
Great. View was fantastic. Short drive to town. The hot tub was very relaxing. I wish I had the master bedroom my home.
Think I may come back.
Great Family Getaway
The Overlook provided all the creature comforts for a family to relax and enjoy when they return from hiking and sightseeing in RMNP and Estes Park.
Great location, close to everything
We had a wonderful stay at the Overlook! So close to Rocky Mountain National Park and yet a very quiet location. The house had everything we could ever need and our kids loved all the outdoor games. We would stay here again next time we came to the park.
Everything You Need!
This was our second time staying at the Overlook, and it did not disappoint! It has every amenity you could need for a relaxing week. It is a great place for kiddos, too, with a fenced in yard and plenty of games to keep them busy. We look forward to returning again.
It was nicely located within RMNP and had plenty of activities available for the family. Very quiet and relaxing.
The Overlook is located just over 2 miles from downtown Estes. It is on the road to the YMCA which is only 1 mile away. This road, HW66, dead ends just past the YMCA and there is a great picnic area with a small lake and campground. The Overlook backs up to the RMNP. There is a grocery, liquor store, gift shop, gas station, restaurants and other conveniences within a mile of the Overlook. There is a bus stop just 1/2 mile from the Overlook. During the summer you can take a shuttle to downtown Estes, or into the Rocky Mountain National Park. From the Overlook you can hike West into The Rocky Mountain National Park. After a 30 minute hike, you can reach the Moraine Park Amphitheater, Visitor Center and Museum. From this location you can take the Park Shuttle to all of the best hiking spots. This trail is very scenic and very secluded. Along the way, you will hike within the forest along a river where there are lots of spots to stop and picnic or just take in the scenery. Heading the other direction, East, you will reach the Rock Inn in less than a mile. Just before the Rock Inn, you will find a bus stop for Estes Park as well as the national park. These buses run seasonally and should be researched prior to your visit if you plan to depend on them for transportation. In a mile and a half, you will reach the National Park Village with grocery and liquor stores, live theater, shopping, ice, etc. Downtown Estes is exactly 3 miles East of the Overlook. This can be reached by walking or driving. As you approach the Overlook you will be heading West up Eagle Cliff Mountain. At the Valhalla Resort office, you will turn left between the two split rail fences. This is the middle of three left turn options. The Overlook can partially be seen from the Valhalla Resort Office. If you are at the Valhalla office, you are very close (less than 1/8 of a mile). Follow the road up and to the right. The last few hundred yards are rather steep but can be reached by any car except in winter conditions. The Overlook was once a fishing and hunting lodge. In the 1950s, it was a farmhouse and much of the valley below was part of the original homestead. As you stand at the Overlook front door, you will see a small cabin to the left. This was a chicken coop for the homestead. If you look right, you will see a green two story block building. This was the dairy barn. The valley below, now Valhalla Resort, was the area for the cattle to feed. Even as a farmhouse, the Overlook took in visitors during the summer months to supplement income. There is a water tower on the Overlook Property just behind the house. This was fed by a natural spring and the water was distributed to multiple buildings on the homestead. Many of the remnants of this summer watering systems still exist. The Overlook has a flat fenced yard with grass. However, behind the property is a steep incline...Eagle Cliff Mountain. This gives the property a unique perspective. It also provides a great location for viewing the local animal life. This includes Elk, Deer, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Bears, Badgers, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Eagles, Hawks, etc.