I’m sharing here some useful information about our venue!
The cabin was spared the devastating floods that affected the area in September/October 2013.
There is so much to do in the area, we recommend you visit the official websites for Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Visit Estes Park: http://www.visitestespark.com (Gorgeous images from the area!)
The venue website is: www.WhisperingPinesMountainHideaway.weebly.com
The cabin is located at an altitude of 9,200 ft. It can be reached by either Highway 7 or Highway 36 which takes you through Estes Park and then connecting to Highway 7 to approach the location.
Because the cabin is so up high, some lowlanders find it helpful to spend a day or two around Denver to acclimate to the heights of Colorado. Others have no problem at all.
The cabin butts up against the Rocky Mountain National Park and consists of 6 acres of Pine Trees and rock formations. You will literally by at the Rockies. There are many hiking trails and we are just five minutes away from beautiful Lily Lake. We recommend that you start your outdoor experience by visiting the lovely lake and walking around it.
There are two fireplaces in the cabin. The first floor has a wood burning stove; the second floor has a large stone fireplace. Both are fired with pine logs which are found in abundance on the property.
You will be in the mountains backing up to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Periodically, elk wander on the property. They are protected animals and should just be enjoyed and not challenged or frightened. During the early fall matting season (in which our wedding will take place), keep your distance from all bull elks.
There are bears in the area. Generally they are shy and do not like to be around humans. They are normally looking for easy food (garbage). Do not leave food or garbage outside at any time.
Squirrels, chipmunks and the hammock. These little critters are in abundance at the cabin. They love to take a thread out of the hammock for nesting material.
There are 2 golf courses, tennis courts, and lots of fishing opportunities around the area.
Please, remember to pack, a sweater and a jacket, sturdy boots or tennis shows, a hat, sunglasses and water bottles to any hike up the mountains or while walking the many trails in the area.
If you decide to swim in the lake, sunscreen is highly recommended at this altitude.
1. Smoking is not allowed. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin, deck, or on the 6 acre property. If you need to smoke, please do so in your own vehicle. This is a HIGH FIRE HAZARD area, so cigarets must be extinguished properly and placed in an appropriate receptacle.
2. Pets are not allowed.
The cabin is located on 707 Goblins’ Castle Road, Estes Park, Colorado.
An AWD car is recommend to reach the cabin through the dirt roads.