Our first visit to RMNP will be memorable in part due to this comfortably situated property in striking distance to Estes Park and RMNP's Bear Lake, Longs Peak, and Wild Basin regions. We were able to cook up simple breakfasts before heading out for a days worth of hiking and was a welcome retreat for evenings on the deck sitting riverside, relaxing, and enjoying beverages while recapping the spectacular RMNP experiences of the day. This simple, quaint, and rustic property was EXACTLY what we were looking for! Thank you Seashell for being part of such a memorable vacation :)
Very good base for exploring the RMNP and the entire environment! Old cabin from the 20s, furnished in retro style with old pictures etc. New mattresses. Very well maintained and clean. Extremely helpful owner. Terrace overlooking the river. We saw a roebuck. Many birds, including Hummingbirds. The cabin is located about 3 km before Estes Park its small cul-de-sac off Highway 34 (Loveland to Estes Park). You can see and hear the road, but did not bother us despite previous reservations. The river is louder! It was nice to come back to the cabin after the excursion and not stay in a busy motel.
Imagine traveling over 1000 miles through all kinds of flatland terrain and finding this amazing rocky mountain cabin waiting for us. The pictures do not do this little gem justice. It is tucked back into the fragrant pines with the soothing sound of the Big Thompson. We spent every extra minute enjoying these amenities on our deck. Although we like to try new eateries, we spent the cool, starry nights grilling & cooking in. Estes Park can keep you very busy hiking, fishing and just exploring. It was so nice to return to this cozy ( and clean) cabin. We extended our stay and only wished we could have had 2 more days. We hope to return to the Seashell Cabin next year!
The cabin was great. Great location. It was very clean and neat. We loved sitting out on the deck each morning and evening and had a great time doing lots of different things in the area. Thanks for helping us have a nice weekend away, Janet!
The cabin was clean and neat and had everything we needed for our stay. We appreciated the bottled water in the fridge as I constantly have my water with me. The bed was comfortable and it was pleasant to sit outside and have dinner on the porch. I would recommend this cabin to family and friends to enjoy staying near the park. Thank you for your hospitality.
What wonderful cabin to come back to after a busy day in Estes Park! We enjoyed the sounds of the river from the deck every night! The cabin was more than enough room for our family and had everything we need to make it feel like home for a few days!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful cabin and breathtaking scenery with us!! We hope to stay here again during future trips to Estes!!
Our stay at this charming cabin was relaxing and the perfect home base to rest up for many great adventures in the Rocky Mountains.
This is a great cabin for a small family or couple to stay in. Everything in the cabin has a homey feel to it. The Sappo Hill soap was a nice touch and thoroughly enjoyed especially after hiking. The deck is a great place to unwind and enjoy a meal, especially if it’s a Grandmas Pie pizza from Antonio’s. The owners sure seem to go out of their way to ensure your stay is great and we greatly appreciate that! Thanks Janet we had an incredible time and look forward to returning.
This cabin is only a couple miles from estes Park and made our 6-night trip there amazing. Wonderful place to stay!
Great place! Close to shopping, RMNP, and other attractions including the quaint town of Estes Park.
The cabin was perfect for our family of three. We would return to the cabin after spending the days hiking, white water rafting, shopping, and sightseeing. My husband and I would sit on the porch and watch our 15 year old son fly fish until it was dark. The cabin was tranquil and relaxing. Driving to RMNP or town was easy and quick.
This cabin was perfect. It was just outside of town, but far enough away to stay away from the town life. The sound of the river flowing was very soothing in the mornings with a cup of coffee on the deck. It also came furnished with just about everything a person could ask for. The owners are very responsive to all and any concerns and /or questions that you may have.
We loved our stay at the little red cabin. The setting in the woods on the river was simply beautiful. Sitting on the deck with the rushing river sooo close was so peaceful. LOVED the reclining patio chairs. The decor was charming and the cabin had everything we needed. Especially loved the claw foot bath tub and TV’s in three rooms.
Secluded but just minutes from shopping and dining. Cannot wait to go back. Owners very responsive!
We relaxed on the huge deck while drinking some wine and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Big Thompson river and heard the roar of the water flowing down the canyon. It was a relaxing and off the grid stay disconnected from computers and cell phones. Thank you for the added little amenities. The location was perfect and just a short distance from the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park which has some wonderful restaurants and gift shops. Our time was short but so enjoyable.
The cabin was great for our trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was close enough to everything but out of the bustle of the tourist crowd. We enjoyed our setting on the river and the quaint touches of the cabin.
Janet was very responsive and made sure our stay went smoothly.
Not for the truck and RV crowd, this older cabin is nestled carefully among older cabins evoking a time when birdsong and river rumbling was the only noise of the day. Small but easily negotiated, kitchen, bath, and beds were all perfect. The deck is delightful as you watch your son catch a half-dozen trout while you cook on the grill. Less than two miles north of Estes, so perfect setting for restaurants & Rocky Mountain National Park. Would love to return!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the SeaShell River cabin. It was perfect for our Annivesary get away and close to everything in Estes Park & RMNP!!! We loved the snack basket and all of the hospitality we enjoyed while staying there. We also were able to meet your neighbors next door who were very nice. The whole experience was wonderful! My favorite part was listening to the river outside in the morning and evening! We hope to be back to visit soon!!!
Wow what a few days. Cabin was great and the area is just wonderful. We had our grandchildren with us and they enjoyed every minute.
We enjoyed many hiking outings in the rocky mountain. So nice to be close to so much fun. Loved listening to the river while relaxing on the deck and grilling.
What a lovely cabin home you have ! Such a peaceful and clean place besides the rolling river. Peaceful in the morning and evening hours. A great location to the beautiful mountains that we enjoyed. I loved being able to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in such a beautiful location. Estes park has changed so much since our honeymoon. Our son loved the hiking, go carts and especially the ATVs. What a blast. Your sea side style made us feel at home- even down to your "sea minerals" soap which we use at our home.
We spent our second summer vacation in a row here at Seashell cabin. It remains our favorite spot in Colorado. Long ago we came and stayed in a cabin rental on some flat land and it was nice, but nothing can compare to staying along the rushing Big Thompson river!! In the past we drove from our cabin 45 minutes to try to see the big horned sheep in the Big Thomson Canyon, but here at Seashell cabin we are immersed in the experience from the minute we step out the front door we are living the culture of the Rocky Mountains. Even inside the cabin just open up the oversized screened windows and hear the rush of the river thundering down the canyon.
When I traveled to Europe I was warned to experience the culture not just touch on the monuments. I managed to to that in Europe. If you want to live "Colorado" Seashell cottage will help you to do it.
You don't need to run yourself silly either, Janet and Imtiaz (the proprietors) have the cabin stocked with essentials to fill you needs. The barbeque on the large deck overlooking the river allows you to grill up dinner and enjoy it in the outdoors rather than hop in a car and go sit in a restaurant.
I wholeheartedly recommend Seashell cabin for your next trip to the rockies.
This was a very charming little cabin and we enjoyed our stay very much. The theme of the cabin carried out throughout was so much fun. All of the accommodations were so nicely arranged and easy to use. I could not think of a nicer place to stay at Estes Park
We loved sharing the experience of your "home away from home" cabin and the area especially the Rocky Mountain National Park. Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions. We tried everything, the multiple hikes, the tasty restaurants, and the fun shopping. Thank you too for having the extra special goodies in the cabin ..including the pancake syrup.
We enjoyed our stay at your cabin and our visit to Estes Park. Sitting on the balcony/deck was my favorite part of the staying here. My husband was fishing in the river. The mountains are beautiful. The birds and chipmunk were fun to watch.
Love this cabin! Location was perfect. It sits right next to the river. We spent a lot of mornings and evenings sitting outside the patio just listening to the river. It is also close to town to all the shops and restaurants. Thank you for allowing us to stay here. We have talked about coming back again.
Our family really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Though close to town and RMNP, and our relatives, it still felt like a secluded retreat. The deck/river was the best part; having coffee and breakfast on the deck (when it wasn't raining) was wonderful. Sleeping to the sounds of the river was so soothing. There was plenty of room and we had everything we needed here. We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay here and would highly recommend it. Thank you for sharing your cabin with our family.
Seashell cottage is the best!! With it's location on the Big Thompson river, yet tucked away amongst the trees and rocks you can't get any closer to nature. We hiked up the rocks behind the cabin to begin our trip and get the feel of adventure in Colorado. Then we relaxed on the giant deck overlooking the river. The roar of the river, as it rushes down the mountain is a treat to your senses. We also enjoyed watching the little birds busy all though the day as they had made there nest in the tree just beyond the deck. We even had a sighting of a hummingbird. My five year old enjoyed "rock climbing" on the big rock that is right inside the master bedroom. In the spirit of Frank Loyd Wright this vintage cabin was built right on to the mountain, and one of the mountain rocks extends right into the cabin for a little natural appeal. The bed in the master bedroom was ultra comfortable and we also enjoyed the little electric fireplace. While it is true you will want to go and take an adventure while in Colorado it is hard to pull yourself away from the nature right here at seashell cottage. My teen's enjoyed having a large flat screen T.V. in each bedroom, but usually we all watched together right in the living room on the large comfy couch. It was fantastic to pull us all together like that just as my teens are starting to separate more from the family. It was really special to open up the large windows and let the sound of the river thundering fill the cabin while we played games together.
Seashell cottage has everything we needed. Everything you need to prepare and eat meals, and there was even coffee, hot, chocolate, bottled water and really nice hand and dish soap.
Seashell cottage helped my family to create memories that we will cherish for a life-time. This is quite possibly my favorite place I have ever stayed!
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful place- to wake up to the roar of the river, and to be so close to the Rocky Mountain Park. We hiked bear lake and wild basin. ( to the ouzel falls- AMAZING) and to Lump Ridge - two-owls- Gem lake- to be able to sit on the deck with a warm cup of coffee and watch the wild life. We were looking to celebrate my 50th. This was it !!. Best wishes for continued success and many lucky guests !!
We loved the location - close to downtown but not busy at all - - Roaring river, beautiful bird watching. The bed was nearly the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in! All we needed was right there for our enjoyment. While the weather was cool - we couldn't pass up having a nice warm cup of coffee on the amazing deck! Can only imagine it in warmer weather. Thank you so much - - we will be back!
Perfect getaway for us. We choose to stay in and enjoy making dinner on the grill, play cards and music. You had all the necessary items for our stay. It was very comfortable and charming.
Thanks so much.