The Refuge


Home Description

The Refuge, built in 2003, this secluded vacation home garden level apartment is a refuge from the daily schedule. There are frequent visits from wildlife. "Come Away" to the mountains and be refreshed.

About The Area

On the doorstep of the Rocky Mountain National Park, our cabins/vacation homes are located in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado boasting stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a wide choice of activities to suit everyone's personality and lifestyle.

Estes Park is a peaceful mountain town, nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. There you will find restaurants, galleries, shops and many other activities to make your vacation memorable.

It offers two main entrances into the National Park. Another entrance at Wild Basin is 15 miles from Estes Park along the scenic Peak to Peak Hwy.

In the winter, the Park offers snowshoeing, cross country and backcountry skiing, ice climbing, to name just a few of the activities. In the summer it is a hiker’s paradise with 360 miles of trails leading to beautiful waterfalls, lakes and stunning mountain scenes. You can also fly fish, mountain climb or simply drive the Park’s roads and view spectacular scenery. Longs Peak, the highest peak in the area, attracts visitors all year round and is easily accessible.

Located just 45 miles from Estes Park along the Peak to Peak Hwy, is the Indian Peaks Wilderness area on 76,486 acres with 110 miles of trails and over 50 lakes. We think you'll agree that this is an amazing and unforgettable place to vacation!

House Rules

No Smoking:

No smoking of any kind anywhere on the property is permitted; if violated the entire damage deposit will be forfeited.


Pet Policy:

- Your pet must be kenneled should you leave the pet alone in the cabin.

- We assume your pet is house trained.

- Clean up after your pet outside.

- We ask that your pet not be allowed on the furniture or beds.

  • Pet Fee: $10 per night, per pet.



  • Sleeps 4-6 people
  • Master bedroom with king size bed

  • 2nd bedroom with double bed

  • Spacious living room with large gas log fireplace and pull-out sofa

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

  • 1 bathroom with tub/shower

  • Washer/Dryer

  • Phone with free national long distance

  • Satellite TV/DVD/VCR

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Natural air conditioning

  • Large deck with 4-6 person hot tub

  • Gas grill and picnic table

  • Fox Creek borders the property

  • 3/4th mile to Rocky Mountain National Park access

  • Horseback riding stables close by

  • Sorry, no pets

  • No smoking of any kind is permitted. If violated, the entire damage deposit will be forfeited.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Bedroom 1 King

  • 2nd Bedroom 1 Double

  • Living Room 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Arrangements

Calendar Last updated Sep 06, 2018
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Memorable time

We all want to thank you for such a memorable time in this mountain area. Our family felt so comfortable and welcome here. What a treat to have bear and elk in our front yard, along with the myriad of birds, chipmunks etc.

Visited on "September - 2017

Exceeded our expectations

The Refuge is so appropriately named. The beauty of your mountain far exceeded our expectations. This will be a vacation that will always standout as the one to beat. Thanks for the fabulous experience and for all the extras.

Visited on "May - 2017

We enjoyed our stay

We enjoyed our stay at “The Refuge” so very much. You had wonderful lodging, great weather, tremendous views, and the many extras.

Visited on "June - 2016

We felt so at home

Thank you so much for making our stay so warm and comfortable. We felt so at home. The view from the deck was breathtaking. We loved all the decorations.

Visited on "December - 2016

Beautiful and tastefully

This visit to the Rockies and your wonderful cabin made our trip complete! The cabin is so beautiful and tastefully decorated. It was a wonderful relaxing trip and we will most definitely come back.

Visited on "November - 2015


Wonderful vacation rental, very clean and well equipped kitchen. Sandy and her staff are outstanding!

Visited on "October - 2015

Refuge for your entire body, LOVED IT

Our family stayed at the Refuge in early August. This is the lower level of a cabin, but didn't feel like it at all. Clean, quiet and lovely mountain decor. Sandy is the owner and she is a sweetheart. She greeted us on arrival and was available if we had questions or needs. There are gorgeous flowers and hummingbirds everywhere. The hot tub was super clean and was a delight after hike or in cool evenings. Beds were comfy and cabin had Wi Fi and large TV. Deck is equipped with tables and chairs and perfect for lounging. We loved our time here and in Allenspark. Recommend to anyone looking for a place to unwind and relax in the mountains. Beautiful!

Visited on "August - 2017

A majestic vacation

A wonderful apartment below the owner's home (Sandy). It is very peaceful and quiet, within a forest, with lots of privacy. The apartment is very comfortable and clean, with a beautiful & warm design. The outdoor hot tub is a real treat! Sandy is lovely!

Visited on "October - 2013

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