10 Best Riverfront Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Estes Park, Colorado - Updated 2022

vrbo estes park riverfront

Welcome to Estes Park, Colorado! This small town is known for its beautiful mountains, hiking trails, and gorgeous rivers - making it a very popular tourist destination in the summer. But what visitors don’t know (and expect) is that Estes Park is also filled with the best restaurants, spas, shops, and entertainment sites, that will keep you busy throughout your vacation. The town is small with more or less 7,000 residents and is perfect for anyone looking to get away from the crowds. If you like that, take a trip up north to Estes Park, Colorado and get yourself a place with a riverfront view. Keep reading to see our list of the best riverfront Vrbo accommodations in Estes Park, Colorado.

1. Rustic mountain getaway (from USD 109)

Get the best of both worlds and stay in this river cabin that is located near downtown. It was newly remodeled in 2016 - so expect sparkling new amenities at this beautiful cabin. Just steps away from the Big Thompson River, the cabin is strategically located between downtown Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Because of this, guests can now easily choose between shopping, eating, hiking, and sight-seeing, all from one unit. This two-bedroom cabin is fully equipped with a kitchen, and entertainment options - such as the outdoor barbecue grill and a television with cable, and free Wi-Fi.

River Cabin - Close to Downtown, YMCA, and R.M.N.P.
181 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The cabin we rented was incredible
and we picnicked at the tables provided by the water
It was great to see the elk come up to the yard in the evening
The short walk to the river was beautiful and the chairs at the river made for comfortable relaxation and watching the elk on the other side
The master bed was not that comfortable but other than that it was a great place and location
Everything as described very clean
The cabin was clean and charming
The cabin was very clean and updated with everything we needed for our stay
Clean comfortable and quiet and convenient location
well kept and in a good area Would recommend to anyone
Alex was easy to work with and provided us with all needed information Thanks
From the start the property owner Alex was outstanding and very helpful
Well maintained Surprise wildlife visits near property
It had all the small appliances we needed and
This cabin is beautifully remodeled and is a short distance from downtown or from the park entrance
Ck in Ck out is a smooth process
The grounds & location could not be better
It is a perfect cabin to convene in the natural beauty of Estes Park
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2. Spacious and luxurious riverfront condo (from USD 208)

Stay in this two-bedroom and two-bath riverfront loft that is equally spacious and can accommodate up to six guests. Ideal for family vacations, reunions, parties, etc., this luxurious loft is complete with modern furniture, appliances, and furnishings. It has a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with coffee and tea while guests can also use stainless steel appliances when preparing their own meals. All bedrooms have a queen-sized bed and their own private bathroom. Guests will also never have to worry about getting around since everything is within walking distance from the loft. There’s restaurants, coffee shops, family activities, and trails, all nearby.

Spacious Luxury Downtown Riverfront Loft Condo. License #6027
182 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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The wi-fi was weak
The only downside was noisy
the only downside was the loud garbage trucks that came 2 out of the 3 mornings we were there
A perfect location for shopping and dining plenty of lounging room with an exquisite balcony that overlooks the roaring Big Thompson River - delightful TAV
There were delivery trucks that were delivering to the establishments
This condo is very spacious and clean
The Big Thompson River was right next to us and the river walk
Karen is so helpful and accessible with questions
This was a beautiful and well maintained property overlooking the river
Loved early morning walks along river with a cup of Kind coffee
this was a great experience all around
It is in a perfect location for walking around town and visiting the shops and restaurants
the balcony overlooking the river was a big treat Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants
Great location Have never been to Colorado
Loved the location as we could walk the length of the main street with no problems
The condo was convenient to shops and restaurants Excellent for families and friends
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3. Downtown loft with a balcony (from USD 100)

This one-bedroom and two-bath loft, in the downtown area, is perfect for those traveling in two’s. It has a large balcony with a river and mountain view. Located in the heart of Estes Park the loft is on the second floor of a building. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a dishwasher and an oven in case guests would like to cook up their own meals. And as for entertainment, they have high-speed Wi-Fi and a television set with cable. Since it is located downtown, expect a lot of people and car traffic.

Downtown Loft with Balcony, across from river confluence, walk to restaurants
190 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Parking is difficult and off a busy road
The king-size bed in the loft upstairs was very comfortable
thank you One of the best features was the balcony off the bedroom
It has a bathroom downstairs (for when we were vegging in front of the TV)
There was another full bathroom and the jacuzzi tub in the corner of the bedroom
The condo was very clean
There were plenty of towels in both bathrooms and plenty of hangers in the closet which never happens
The sofa and recliner (rocking ) were a beautiful soft leather and there was a full bathroom downstairs
king size bed and while soft was very comfortable
We had great communication with owner
Great loft well supplied
They offer very informative visits where everyone gets to look through their large telescope at the planets stars and other solar systems
Our only frustration was the traffic and parking
First a huge wide shared porch with chairs and a community grill
The location was very convenient
Best feature is the location Walked to restaurants and shops
We walked around several evenings and even enjoyed a craft sale in the park a couple of blocks away
Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park
The whole town was within walking distance and there was even a Subway across the street to get sandwiches for hiking
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4. River retreat with awesome mountain views (from USD 527)

In the case you’re traveling with a very big group - maybe 12 people - there’s a house by the river just for you. It was recently remodeled and is complete with an open living room furnished a fireplace and windows overlooking the mountains, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining room table and stainless steel appliances. There is also a deck with a patio, wherein you can relax and admire the beautiful Rocky Mountain sky. You can also play air hockey or ping pong or swim in the in-house pool.

Sale! *JVRAwesome River Home*Mtn Views*Hot Tub*Fishing*Steam Shower*5/4
169 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

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It was very nice to have five double beds for five couples each in their own room
Plenty of king size beds
The home is fully stocked with everything you need
The 5 bedrooms provided enough privacy and the large dining room table and living room area was perfect for the whole group to gather
Usually one couple has to sleep in single beds
Beds were clean and comfortable for all
deck overlooking Big Thompson River hot tub
We have rented this property twice and have had a great experience both times
a very functional kitchen wonderful deck and hot tub and the beautiful views of the Big Thompson River
My family including me and my wife my 3 adult daughters their husbands and 4 granddaughters had a fabulous time in the Estes Park River home even in the winter where the river was frozen over
This home was amazing Super clean-
but away from the congestion in Estes Park
wine glasses pancake griddle
The location is perfect for access to Rocky Mountain National Park
The location is easily accessible to Rocky Mt
The location (10 minutes drive from eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain NP) was very convenient for exploring the park and the town of Estes Park
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5. Lodge with prime river views (from USD 654)

For a group of eight, this three-bedroom and two-and-a-half bath, river lodge is the perfect place for you. It is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a living room with a fireplace. There is also a deck wherein you can enjoy the mountain views and peaceful sounds of the Big Thompson River. We highly recommend you enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. In the case of long trips, there is a laundry room on the main floor and parking for those bringing their cars.

Former Model Home on the Big Thompson River, AC, 1mi to EP & 2mi to RMNP/fishing
86 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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the view from the living room overlooking the river was fantastic
and it was cooler downstairs
I stayed in the downstairs queen bedroom
The main bed was very comfortable
There is a fully stocked kitchen with everything that we needed we only had to provide the food
so we didn't use the downstairs
It felt like "home" and Mark and Sue became "friends " Wish I could give 10 stars
She gave us so much great information about restaurants and things to do in the area
They responded to every request and often initiated contact to keep us informed of weather traffic and local events
They were so kind and attentive to our needs
We encountered elk deer
rainy & snowy weather Sue checked in on us and was always just a quick text away with any questions or issues
The location is very convenient because it's situated in between the park and "downtown"
This property is perfectly located nestled next to the Big Thompson just off of downtown minutes from the RMNP entrance
The house is basically brand new
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home in the BEST location in Estes Park
In the first place Sue and Mark were incredible attentive hosts
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6. Mountain vacation house for eight (from USD 400)

Take in everything nature has to offer and stay by the Big Thompson River in this mountain vacation house for eight. It is spacious and has four bedrooms and two baths. Located in the prime location of Estes Park, guests will surely enjoy their time away from the crowds in this vacation rental. The Rocky Mountain National Park, local stores and restaurants are also nearby. There are also so many trails, rivers, and wonderful sights to see from the property.

Beautiful river home with large yard, sitting area and fire pit!
78 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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the beds were comfortable and it was very roomy
All the amenities were updated
yet be together around the table for meals
We used the gas grill twice and the kitchen is equipped with everything one might need
and the elk came to visit as promised
This wonderful property is exactly as pictured
The house is immaculate and beautifully decorated and appointed to meet any needs
Beautiful home with many amenities
The wildlife and the river made our family trip memorable Thanks for beautiful home
slept all six of us very comfortably
I also appreciated all of the communications with Jim and Gail especially right before our arrival when they were traveling - a nice personal touch
This home was very accommodating
I walked into Estes park once
The location of this property relative to downtown and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is ideal
The location is also great for access to RMNP
One mile from everything in Estes park
We really enjoyed the location as it was close to RMNP but still serene and quiet
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7. Riverfront cabin with hot tub and gazebo (from USD 693)

Those traveling in big groups will love this riverfront cabin with an outdoor hot tub. It is spacious and has three bedrooms that can fit up to eight people. It is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, gadgets, and utensils that are free to use. Guests can cook their own meals and enjoy it at the kitchen bar. There is also an open living space and outdoor gazebo that both have comfortable seats wherein guests can just relax and enjoy the sun. The best part is that the cabin is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River and you can just walk to the riverfront within 20 minutes’ from your rental.

24 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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the stream was wonderful
the only downside was the street noise from the busy road on the other side of the stream interupted the tranquillity
the fireplace was lovely on the rainy afternoons and access to netflix was super
we enjoyed fishing out the back and sitting by the fire ring at night while listening to the river
homey, comfortable, great location
the place was clean, had many everyday comforts, and is close to everything
main issue is the code they gave us did not work and no one was available to get us in the cabin
we had a great experience with the house
we had some minor issues with the hot tub that got resolved after informing them
house was clean and the owner was a dream to work with
appreciated the hiking guide & dining recommendations
great location, quiet, close to everything
great location
it's nested back by some residences and some auto body shops and more industrial aspects to it
convenient to everything in town
the location is good if you want to be close to town and walk to say fun city or downtown
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8. Charming cottage with river views (from USD 266)

Stay in this charming riverfront cottage that is just walking distance to Estes Park. Here, you can enjoy some quiet time away from the crowds and be one with the peaceful ambiance and sounds of the Big Thompson River. Whether you’re in for some relaxing in the hot tub, enjoying dinner in the dining room, or just staying in your bedroom, this charming cottage is the perfect place for you to do all and more. In case it gets cold, they have a gas fire pit in the side yard, that guests are free to use. While you are here, be sure to try the many activities Estes Park has to offer such as horseback riding, golf, go-carting, etc. This accommodation is good for up to six people.

Our River Cabin on the river, with hot tub, walk to Estes Park.
96 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Also be advised that there is only one bathroom that opens to only 2 bedrooms
The hot tub out on the deck was perfect with plenty of privacy and the kitchen was also well stocked with all the utensils/kitchenware needed to cook our own meals for the entire stay Thanks Gene ...
- the bathtub floor was slippery
The kitchen is even stocked with everything needed to make a full Thanksgiving meal
The space was cozy and very functional with everything we needed
the outside deck and patio were spacious
hot tub is a nice added feature and
The deck with hot tub on the river was great
That was the gathering place every morning and night Morning coffee watching the river flow
it was out and waiting for us upon arrival)
The hot tub was delightful Close to town clean and neat everything the advertisement said The owner was also a delight to work with Would love to come back again
Also we were very glad to be within easy walking distance of shops/restaurants
A couple minutes drive into RMNP
Beautiful Close enough to town to walk but secluded enough for privacy
But the deck views beyond the river are concrete walks of building across the river
Loved the location great to walk into town without having to deal with parking House was just as expected
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9. Spa cabin with mountain views

Stay next to the river and enjoy this spa cabin with mountain views. It is a four-bedroom, three-bath cabin that can sleep up to 10 people - perfect for those big groups looking for a place all to themselves. With the Big Thompson River nearby, guys can go fishing while the girls can enjoy the hot tub that comes with the rental. Or better, everyone can take a trip downtown and try some restaurants, amusement parks, and/or shops nearby. The spa cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and even has some wine glasses in case you want to have a drink or two. The living room also has a fireplace and a big-screen television for your movie night.

On River, Hot Tub, Wonderful "JVRSpa Cabin" Mountain Views, 4 Bedrm/3 Bath
144 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Each room has its own TV and the beds we're comfortable
Well stocked kitchen and the internet worked great
Most of the heat is provided by individual electric heaters in each room
our favorite The river next to the cabin is very soothing and relaxing
There was plenty of room to spread out in and plenty of room in the common area
The cabin itself was very nice and very clean
showers stocked pantry hot tub and games
The owner was very responsive to all our needs
You also have a view of the back of some retail locations as well as a mini-storage
Clean organized and well prepared for us
The owner is very fair and easy to work with I would definitely stay there again
We also loved the neighborhood pet elk
This place has everything you could want Great location close to downtown if far enough to enjoy some quality time on the patio
The location on the west side of Estes Park made getting to RMNP extra convenient
Beautiful setting Lovely and comfortable
and of course you have the benefit of the river running right by the house
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10. Spacious condominium next to river

For a minimum of two to three nights, this spacious condominium can sleep up to eight people in three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Located right next to the Big Thompson River, this is the perfect vacation rental for those who love an outdoor holiday trip. Each room has a queen-sized bed and a private bath. It is fully equipped with a lovely living area and a kitchen. Be sure to enjoy your home-cooked meal or drink outside on the deck with the view of the river. You can also walk down to the river in just a few minutes.

Spacious Estes Park Condo on Big Thompson River!
668 Park River Place
24 reviews
condo 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Be one with nature this summer in Estes Park, Colorado

There’s nothing like a summer holiday without enjoying the natural wonders of this small mountain town of Colorado. With hiking trails, mountain views, and sights and sounds of the river nearby, travelers who go to Estes Park, Colorado, are surely in for a relaxing and peaceful good time. There’s also plenty to do with shops, restaurants, and entertainment sites. Get away from the crowds and take it to the next level by booking in one of the best riverfront Vrbo accommodations in Estes Park, Colorado!

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