Historic cabin on Big Thompson River - property

Blue Spruce Cabin - Historic 3 bedroom riverfront cabin

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 5 Guests

Blue Spruce Cabin - Historic 3 bedroom riverfront cabin

Cabin in Estes Park

Stay Information

  • From: $299 per night


Property Details

Nestled along the tranquil banks of the Big Thompson River, rests the historic Blue Spruce Cabin, offering a serene retreat far from the hectic pace of everyday life. Immerse yourself in the soothing melody of the river or find solace on the expansive covered-in porch, where the rhythmic dance of water over rocks becomes a symphony for the senses.

Recently revitalized in the summer of 2023, Blue Spruce Cabin seamlessly blends modern comforts with the timeless allure of its past. The sprawling wrap-around, covered porch beckons you to unwind in a haven of tranquility on lazy afternoons. Step inside, and the great room welcomes you with the unmistakable charm of mountain living. The seating area features contemporary, yet cozy furnishings set against a backdrop of tongue and groove ceilings and a gas fireplace. Flowing seamlessly, the dining area offers intimate seating for five, with an additional three seats at the bar space for those who may need to attend to work while surrounded by nature's beauty.

The kitchen has undergone a complete transformation, now boasting new cabinets, a solid surface countertop, a deep farmhouse sink, and state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances—a culinary haven that caters to your every need.

Blue Spruce Cabin's main level houses two thoughtfully designed bedrooms. One, with a charming tongue and groove ceiling, cradles a queen bed in a cozy corner, while the custom-built bunk bedroom by the stairs offers a unique river-view experience. Completing this level is a full bathroom with convenient laundry facilities.

Ascend to the upper level, dedicated entirely to the primary bedroom. Here, a sumptuous king bed awaits, accompanied by a brand-new en-suite three-quarter bathroom for added comfort.

Despite its peaceful seclusion, a brief journey to the heart of downtown Estes Park awaits those seeking a taste of local delights. Indulge in ice cream cones, savor a refreshing beer, and explore the wealth of inviting shops and diverse restaurants that make up the vibrant tapestry of this charming mountain town. At Blue Spruce Cabin, history meets modern luxury, providing an idyllic retreat for those seeking an unforgettable escape in nature's embrace.

Primary Bedroom – Upper Level – King Bed – Attached bathroom
Primary Bathroom – Upper Level – Shower – Toilet – Sink
Second Bedroom – Main Level – Queen Bed
Third Bedroom – Main Level – Twin Bunk Beds
Full Bathroom – Main Level – Shower/ Tub Combo – Sink – Toilet – Clothing Washer & Dryer
Living Room – Main Level – Smart TV – Gas Fireplace
Dining Area – Main Level
Kitchen – Main Level – Over – Stove – Dishwasher – Microwave – Refrigerator – Drip Coffee
Covered Porch – Main Level
If you’re in the mood for a stroll through town, the downtown area of Estes Park is a short walk away. You’ll find yourself with a wealth of options from delightful treats like ice cream cones or a refreshing beer, and the ideal souvenir to remember your stay by. Downtown Estes Park is a treasure trove of inviting shops and an array of restaurants, ensuring you have a multitude of choices at your fingertips.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a stunning natural expanse located in Colorado, USA. It's renowned for its majestic mountain peaks, alpine lakes, diverse wildlife, and varied ecosystems. The park boasts breathtaking landscapes, with towering peaks, including Longs Peak, at over 14,000 feet, and a range of environments from montane forests to subalpine and alpine tundra.
Rocky Mountain National Park offers numerous hiking trails catering to different skill levels, allowing visitors to explore its natural beauty. Trail Ridge Road provides stunning vistas and access to various hiking spots. The park is dotted with serene lakes like Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, and the dreamlike reflections in the water make for picturesque scenes. Rivers and streams flow through the park, providing opportunities for fishing and rafting.
The park's beauty changes throughout the year, offering different experiences in each season. Spring brings wildflowers, summer offers ideal hiking weather, fall showcases vibrant foliage, and winter transforms the park into a winter wonderland for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
It's a haven for nature enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Weather Warning: All-Wheel Drive or 4-wheel Drive Recommended during October-May

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Single Bed



  • Museums
  • Parks


  • Books
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi Speed (100+ Mbps)


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Riverfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Smoke Detector


  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • White Water Rafting


  • Family




Cancellation Policy

In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than sixty (60) days before Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. Ponderosa Realty will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Property by the Check-In Date.

Deposit Policy

50% payment is due at the time of booking, if booked 60 days or more from check-in date. 100% payment is required for reservations booked less than 60 days from the check-in date.
The balance of the total cost is due 60 days before check in occurs.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays. Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

23 Guest Reviews

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by Review from Airbnb Guest #179866


We loved this cabin. It was close to Rocky Mountain National Park and to Estes Park. We loved the location along the Big Thompson River and enjoyed sitting by the river after exploring the park. The cabin was roomy and cozy and had everything we needed. We would absolutely rent this cabin again!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179867


A great cozy cabin for a couple. Have your camera ready as you might have a herd of elk come to visit right outside!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179868


Nice cabin, built in 1896 and remodeled. As previous reviewers have said, 2 of the 3 bedrooms are built off the porch which you have to go outside the front door to get to. Not ideal if you have small children you want to keep near but fine for adults or older kids. Beds were a little hard for my taste but it had everything we needed, not many extras. There were a few board games available. It is managed by a real estate company and you pick your keys up at their office in town, which was good because the address is not accurate on gps so they had written directions. Very quiet and peaceful! Loved the porch.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179869


Was a good place to stay

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179870


Clean, affordable, great location.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179871


Great location.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179872


Great Cabin

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179873


We enjoyed the stay. The location is great. The house was clean. It is old and not fancy but absolutely usable. Make sure you notice the two bedrooms downstairs have outside entrances--from the screened in porch--and guests will have to walk through the porch and into the house to use the restroom and shower.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179874


Beautiful views in a fantastic location.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179875


The cabin is perfect !! The location was absolutely beautiful. The two rooms outside give more privacy if its multiple adults going and there's an extra pull out bed in the living room. Cabin had all essentials and stayed warm the entire time. Cable and wifi offered . Neighbors are not too close , area is nice and quiet, and easy parking. The check in was super quick the staff had everything ready for us upon arrival and they were very friendly. We stayed for 9 days and enjoyed it so much both inside and the beautiful outdoors , beds are comfty, and they have plenty of blankets. Cabin was very clean upon arrival , we would definitely stay back here again!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179876


Very nice cabin! Spacious for family, and thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179877


Beautiful cabin a great location 10/10 will stay here again!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179878


The Blue Spruce cabin is a truly charming and unique home. We had a great time-it's cozy, warm and a wonderful place to relax, enjoy home cooked meals and lively conversation. A few things to take into consideration: it's located amongst the trees so relatively dark-but does have ample lighting. The 2 rooms located off the porch affords good privacy. The porch itself is not heated for winter use. Otherwise we would recommend this property and consider stay here again. Also, the location is easy access to downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179879


We enjoyed our stay very much! The cabin was great! The location was perfect for east access to the park and just a few minutes from downtown. We absolutely plan to come back!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179880


It was clean but didn't like the location of the 2 bedrooms.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179881


Wonderful cabin in a quiet, peaceful location with great porch, lovely grounds and outdoor patio areas. The living/dining/kitchen areas are well-appointed and very cozy and comfortable.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179882


The cabin is nice and cozy. Beautiful scenery and located in a very nice spot along the river. The only down side is that the shower is not very accommodating for taller people and the sofa is a bit old. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay at the blue spruce cabin.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179883


Ponderosa Realty - super nice, easy to get to, and explained everything well.

The cabin - location cannot be beat. No one in our party felt comfortable sleeping in either the 2nd or 3rd bedroom (these are off the porch, separate from the main cabin), and so half our group slept in the king bed upstairs, and the other half slept on the sleeper sofa. This is quite an old sleeper, so it was not very comfortable. I suppose we knew that it was going to be an unusual bedroom layout, but didn't really understand fully until we saw it.

Otherwise, this is a lovely old cabin, with all of the basics you would need for your stay. The fireplace was lovely. The WIFI was good. The appliances were older but worked just fine (dishwasher's a little noisy - try to run it while you're out!) I think that we would rent it again if we only had need for one bedroom.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179884


Awesome location!! We loved this little cabin and it was so close to the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Just minutes from town too!! We loved seeing wildlife nearby.
The property has a beautiful main room and a wonderful wrap around porch. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom are accessible from the porch rather than the main living area. Thankful for washer and dryer after long days of hiking. Kitchen met our needs Great to have a gas grill.
We will be back!!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179885


Great location, very quiet and great access to the east entrances for RMNP.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179886


A quaint spot in the woods close to some good hiking trials that you can easily access with going into the Park. The cabin is adequate but not upscale. It is best for two people as the additional beds are annexed off the porch which is not an ideal set up and not well advertised. Decor is outdated but the place was clean and tidy. The shower is made for someone 5 feet tall or shorter. It is a nice complement property to the Manor next door if you have overflow guests and want to be nearby. Then you can spend most of you time in the more comfortable upscale property.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179887


This cabin is perfect, the fireplace is incredible and the location is so convenient. It’s only 10 mins from the park and 5 mins from town. We are definitely planning on coming back!!!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #179888


This place is a great historic building. The location cannot be beat. The place might be old but it is well maintained and solid. The separation and privacy of the bedrooms is unusual and ideal for friends and families with older children. We had a great stay!

from $299 / night


Oct 9-14

Historic cabin on Big Thompson River

Covered porch

Living room

Living room

Living room

Fireplace in living room

Seating in living room

Seating outback

Front door & Covered porch

dining area



Bunk bedroom

Queen bedroom

Lower-Level full bathroom

Laundry on lower level

Primary bedroom, upstairs

Primary bathroom, upstairs

Covered porch

Front of the cabin

Historic cabin on Big Thompson River

Covered porch

Living room

Living room

Living room

Fireplace in living room

Seating in living room

Seating outback

Front door & Covered porch

dining area



Bunk bedroom

Queen bedroom

Lower-Level full bathroom

Laundry on lower level

Primary bedroom, upstairs

Primary bathroom, upstairs

Covered porch

Front of the cabin