Storybook Mountainside

Exploration Cabin

On the Big Thompson River

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 840 sq. ft.
New Kitchen, Fully Equipped
Master bedroom with Queen Size Bed

Second bedroom with Twin Bunk Beds
New Bath with Walk-in Shower
High-Speed Wi-Fi   Front Door Parking
Sleeps 6

[Estes Valley Vacation Home Registration #3236]

At a time when the now famously scenic Bear Lake Road was first surveyed and Estes Park was first incorporated, miners were converging on the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The adventurers who worked the more than 80 mines in the area found unique basecamps for their tall tales and great discoveries.  Well placed traveler cabins like Exploration.

Exploration Cabin, circa 1928, is a fully restored, living example of the original work of early Estes Park. The space is rife with the same rugged frontier spirit that inspires many, like the real-life explorer whose portrait greets you when you enter the front door. The cabin's old-growth, hand-crafted woods and ol’ Estes decor reflect the virtues of the grizzled old miner: head, heart, health and a drive to always explore.

From planning your route in the map room to a view of the past through a window into the miner’s storeroom, let the same sense of Exploration stir you to write your own adventure of a lifetime.

The Amenities

  • Sparkling clean
  • Perfect location
  • Luxury beds and linens
  • Special finishes and lighting
  • Fast and free WIFI
  • Front door parking 
  • Smart TV and family friendly collection of films
  • Parlor gas heat stove
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with dishes and flatware, wine glasses, toaster, crockpot, coffee maker, electric kettle, coffee and tea, breakfast foods and snacks, pots and pans, measuring cups and spoons and even a corkscrew!  Anything missing? Please let us know
  • Large fluffy towels, hair dryer and fresh soap in showers.  Liquid soap in the kitchen and bathroom. Everything but toothbrush and paste
  • Gear storage to keep your stay comfortable and clutter-free
  • Eco-friendly and smoke-free
  • Private collection of navigational maps and adventure books, fly fishing gear, mountain bikes, golf clubs, local knowledge and top area picks (just ask)
The Restrictions


State & Local Tax:  10.80%
Per person/per night for guests over 2:  $20
Housekeeping per stay:  $95

Minimum Stay Requirements

Winter/Spring- 2 nights
Summer/Autumn- 5 nights
Christmas/New Year- 5 nights
Thanksgiving- 5 nights 
Gaps- 2 nights 

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