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Twin Owls Retreat: High Above the Ordinary!

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
16 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Stanley Museum
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Reel Mountain Theater
    2 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Nepal's Cafe
    18 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Poppy’s Pizza Riverwalk
    18 min walk
  • Airport
    Fort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal)
    60 min drive

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    About this area

    Estes Park

    In the city center, this vacation home is in a walkable area with good shopping. Historic Estes Park and Stanley Village are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mrs. Walsh's Garden and Stanley Park. Estes Park Aerial Tramway and Tiny Town Miniature Golf are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Bond Park - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Historic Estes Park - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Stanley Museum - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Reel Mountain Theater - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      The Stanley Hotel - 3 min drive


    • Nepal's Cafe — 18 min walk
    • Poppy’s Pizza Riverwalk — 18 min walk
    • Local’s Grill — 18 min walk
    • Estes Park Pie Company — 19 min walk
    • Ed's Cantina — 19 min walk

    About this property

    Twin Owls Retreat: High Above the Ordinary!

    This unique, 3,300 sq. ft. home is nestled between two impressive outcroppings of rock; perched at the top of the massive granite ridge that rises 260 ft. above downtown Estes Park, and a one-minute walk to the Black Canyon Inn. The pinnacle location of this gorgeous home provides two different but equally spectacular views. From the ridge at the front of the house, you see the historic MacGregor Ranch, as well as the popular “Twin Owls” rock formation on the mountain range to the north. From the expansive back deck, you’ll see the pristine, snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide. As you approach the house, surrounded by monolithic rock formations and vista views, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived on your own secluded mountain peak. Your Rocky Mountain vacation begins the moment you cross the threshold into the expansive living room. Immediately you’ll notice the luxurious details: the beamed cathedral ceilings, vintage chandeliers, massive rock fireplace, and second-floor balcony; all of which beckon you to make yourself at home. Enjoy the breathtaking outside views through the 20 foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. Adjacent to the living room is a huge, open kitchen, outfitted with all new appliances. The kitchen is equipped with two double-sinks, a center island, and a 10 foot bar with barstools. This fully stocked kitchen is a great place to not only prepare delicious meals, but to truly entertain. On the other side of the kitchen, the unique dining room has a glass wall that carves into a massive granite boulder with a cascading waterfall. Enjoy the remarkable view while seated at the ten-person dining table. Down the hallway, the master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a king-sized bed, plenty of closet space, beautiful mountain views through the windows, and a private bathroom with double sinks and bathtub. Up the stairs and past the balcony, the second bedroom has a king-sized bed and its own private bathroom. The third bedroom is one floor down, and has its own outside-patio-door entrance. This 1st floor separate unit has a king-sized bed and its own bathroom with a shower. The main floor has an additional hall bathroom with a shower and walk-in sauna. Four bathrooms make this an ideal home for larger groups. DIRECTV in three rooms and Wi-Fi Internet provide information and entertainment options. The wraparound back-deck looks down a gently sloping mountainside, strewn with giant boulders and rock formations. The mountains of the Continental Divide can be seen through the towering pine trees. Complete privacy and comfortable deck furniture make this the perfect place to hang out. The convenient location of the house puts you just minutes away from downtown Estes Park. It’s an easy walk downhill to the Twin Owls Steakhouse, which offers fine dining in a gorgeous, historic log cabin. Hiking and rock-climbing around the Twin Owls formation are 1.5 miles away at the RMNP Lumpy Ridge and Gem Lake trailheads. Schedule a trip to this truly unique destination and enjoy a vacation that your family will remember for a lifetime, and want to return year after year!

    Property manager

    Jim Rolewicz

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

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    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 2

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 3

    1 king bed

    Property amenities


    • Sauna


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 4 bathrooms
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Mountain biking, hiking/biking trails, and sledding nearby


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 3300 sq ft (307 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a sauna. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Sledding nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Cross-country skiing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Magical and Awesome home

    The home was one of a kind! Beautiful surroundings and the architect of this home is a one of a kind. Kitchen was very accommodating and the close proximity to Estes Park made traveling easy and pleasant! The scenery from the home was magnificent !

    5/5 Excellent

    Twins Owls

    This property is BEAUTIFUL! It's very unique and in a prime location. You are in town but feel that you are in the mountains. The kitchen and dining area were great for meals and spending time together.

    5/5 Excellent

    Stunning house in a stunning location

    The house itself was wonderful and words can't describe the view from the house. Great vacation home. Hope to be back some day.

    5/5 Excellent

    Such an unexpected jewel. Tucked away in the rocks, yet so close to town. We would HIGHLY recommend

    The owner promptly responded and was accommodating when we had a special request. We would definitely rent Twin Owls Retreat again.

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect location for any activity

    We really loved our stay at the Twin Owls Retreat. It was very clean and was setup well for our family. Everything you would need for cooking, sleeping and relaxing was provided. The location was absolutely perfect for any activity you would want to do. Easy to get to the downtown shopping area, hiking and entrance of the Park. We loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone!

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