check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Bunkhouse at Old Man Mountain Studios, walk to downtown Estes, mountain views!

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 16, 2016
Studio units close to town and Rocky Mountain National Park, perfect for couples

Castle Mountain studio is the perfect couple’s getaway; it is a cozy, bright, contemporary space with vaulted ceilings and an antler chandelier over the dining table. The queen sized bed has a memory foam mattresses and quality linens. There is a flat screen TV with premium channels, dining table with two leather chairs, complimentary WiFi, and a tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower. It has a small kitchen with a two burner stove top, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, spice rack… everything you need to cook a meal. The large closet and built-ins give you plenty of room for all your hiking and outdoor gear. The covered patio looks out to Castle and Old Man Mountain, & down the valley to the continental divide. It has a stainless steel gas grill with a table & chairs. It is the perfect patio for outdoor dining and relaxing… where you can listen to the Fall River, and watch the sunset over the divide.

The Bunkhouse at Old Man Mountain is a unique western accommodation with a strong sense of place. The one acre setting and the convenient location make it an ideal Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park vacation rental. It is privately owned and operated. This western contemporary one level home was owned and designed by an architect as a multifamily retreat, with three beautiful and separate living spaces. The two studio units “Castle Mountain studio” & “Old Man Mountain studio” can be rented with the larger one plus bedroom “Twin Sisters” unit. Rent the space you need; The Bunkhouse can accommodate 1-10 guests in three units, all with private entries and patios. It is the perfect place for friends and family to gather.

The Bunkhouse is conveniently located between downtown Estes Park and the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is at the base of Old Man Mountain, one of the oldest spiritual sights for Native Americans in North America, and across the street from the Fall River. It is an easy walk to downtown shopping, restaurants, fishing, trails, riding stables, and village events. It is 0.6 mile to town on the Fall River Trail, and just 3 miles to the north entrance of Rocky Mt. National Park. The free downtown / RMNP shuttle stops ½ a block away. It is so close to town, and yet The Bunkhouse is nestled among large boulders & 200 year old pines and is a great place to enjoy mountain views and wildlife passing through the yard. It is all about contemporary western charm, convenient location, and a beautiful setting! Come celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park and make The Bunkhouse at Old Man Mountain Studios your home base.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

The Bunkhouse at Old Man Mountain has been family owned since the 1980's. This craftsman /contemporary one level home was designed by our father, an architect, as a multifamily retreat, with three beautiful and efficient suites. In 2011 we remodeled all three units and began sharing our mountain property as a vacation rental.

Call Owner
Speaks: english

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Great stay. Perfect accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience. Loved washer and dryer. Kitchen and Gas grill were great

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as expected from the website and pictures. I don't have one complaint. Denise was easy to book the reservation with, Brian was there to greet me with the keys when I arrived and he was extremely helpful. Breathtaking views all around, close to downtown but "away" as well. What I enjoyed most was that it has a rustic cabin feel from the outside but clean lines and modern decor on the inside (not crazy amounts of plaid and/or camouflage decor). It was simple, clean, and comfortable. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Pueblo West, CO

Our Bunkhouse Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the Bunkhouse (we were running late because of holiday traffic), Brian was right there to welcome us and show us around. We easily found the local grocery, walked downtown and enjoyed a pizza dinner before settling in. We spent our Thanksgiving playing in the snow and elk-spotting at Estes Park with our two young boys and Bassett hound, and found the Bunkhouse to be perfectly situated and very well-stocked. They even had a turkey pan waiting for us! On our last night in town, we drove a short distance the 'back way' to get a good spot for the annual Estes Park Christmas parade. It was so much fun, and while long lines of cars sat at stoplights to get back, we drove back over the hill and were "home" in five minutes. As we got out of the car, our Bunkhouse neighbors were whispering "Look!" There was a small herd of elk right on the lawn! Everything about our stay at the Bunkhouse was magical- from the comfortable beds to the lit Christmas tree outside our front door. We will definitely make the Bunkhouse our home away from home when we visit RMNP and Estes.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

It was a loverly home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The unit was lovely and clean with a lot of great touches - like personal artwork. This was a great place to end up at the end of the day of hiking and we were easily able to make it home away from home. Having a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility available were all very nice. I think it's a stretch that it's a walk to town but we didn't really want to walk to town so that worked for us. The view from the lovely patio makes you feel like you are far from town and we liked that. I would definitely recommend this rental to friends.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Bunkhouse. The walk to town is 0.6 miles; if you decide you don't want to walk back... hop on the free town shuttle.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights in the smallest unit. At first glance it seems very small, but once we brought our stuff in (and we hike and have lots of stuff) we realized that the size is just right. It's well designed (by the father of the owner) and there is plenty of storage space. Although in this unit the kitchen is small and lacks an oven, there's a gas BBQ on a nice outdoor patio, and we cooked all meals at the condo. The unit was very clean and well maintained.

The location is great, right near a road that bypasses the town, and right near the less busy park entrance. We had something that needed to be fixed, and that was attended to right away. This particular unit is best suited to a couple, but we visited the other 2 units and they're larger and very nice as well. Even though the 3 units are attached, there is plenty of privacy between them, with separate entrances and separate patios. There's also the opportunity to meet your neighbors if so inclined (which we did and that added to the pleasure of our stay).

We spent our time visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, and hiking, and also visited the Estes Park Museum (which is very nice, and free), used the library to check our emails (also free), and visited the Stanley Hotel. I found the town itself to be scenic and a pleasure to walk around. There's a large Safeway nearby that provided all our food needs during our stay.

We would definitely stay here again if we return to Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0
Ankeny, IA, USA

Bunkhouse was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 days at the Bunkhouse (440B Unit #3). It was great. There were just 2 of us but could easily have brought the kids and still had plenty of room. Everything was spotless throughout the place. The appliances were all new and it looked to have been renovated recently and done very well. It had a great covered patio with a grill we used and a nice little deck with table and chairs and an awning that looks out on Old Man Mountain. We had a seperate bedroom from the living/kitchen area so we had tons of room. Was a great location just outside of the main street of Estes Park and on the side of town that made it easy to get to Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, tip for anyone staying there in the future: When you want to get to the grocery store go North on Valley to hwy 34 and take a right. It takes you right to Safeway and bypasses the very slow drive down the main street.

We would definitely stay again in the future. It was certainly not the least expensive place around but we felt it was worth it.

We had a great time and was very comfortable at the Bunkhouse. Hightly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
9 0


From the Owner

A family retreat since the 1980's.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Denver International Airport at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Nicky's at 0.3 Miles Nearest Golf : Lake Estes 9 Hole Golf Course at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Denver at 62 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Bighorn or Nicky's at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ski : Eldora Mountain Resort at 46 Miles Car: recommended

Perfectly located in the town of Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Just 3 miles to the Fall River entrance of the national park, and less than a mile to the shops and restaurants of downtown.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas / New Yrs.
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 5 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer / Peak 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.55%

Please inquire for rates on our larger studio "Old Man Mountain studio" and "Twin Sisters Mountain" 1 bedroom plus suite. Book directly for the best rates - No service fees! 505-514-4961

Quoted rates are for Castle Mountain studio. When paying by check a 50% booking deposit will hold the reservation, with the balance due 30 days prior to check-in. Damage deposit is waived when paying by check. Please inquire for rates on additional 5 star units: Old Man Mountain studio, or Twin Sisters Mountain cabin 2-bedrooms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Updated: Nov 16, 2016
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


From the Owner

A small family owned business - great service, beautiful property, ideal location!

Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 340 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio Bedroom - 1 queen
  • queen bed with quality linens


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Walk to town on the paved Fall River Trail (4 blocks), or into RMNP. Tasteful contemporary decor: flat screen TV, tiled bath, antler chandeliers, Pendleton drapes, vaulted ceilings, Quality linens & memory foam mattress. Covered decks/patios with gas grill. Beautiful mountain views. Private 1 acre setting with large pines, boulders, and wildflowers. Wildlife corridor along the Fall River. Perfect for small gatherings. 3 miles to Fall River entrance of RMNP.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car