4 bed, 3 1/2 bath
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Anchored by Nature

A towering Ponderosa Pine stands sentinel watch over the newest home in prestigious Windcliff Estates, just minutes from Estes Park. One of Colorado’s premier architects and the Chiappe family have collaborated to create a modern masterpiece complimenting the mountains before which “Ascent” –  an Estes Park vacation rental home -so reverently stands.

Outdoor Mountain Living

Ascending roof lines greet the sky and lead every eye to that magic line on the horizon where the Western Continental Divide caresses the deep azure blue of the Colorado sky. The Divide is the backbone of Rocky Mountain National Park which adjoins Windcliff as a cherished neighbor. The exterior of “Ascent” is washed with muted earth tones.

Corten architectural steel cladding adds patina with each season its rust complimenting the land.  A rich wall of mahogany wood graces a secluded outdoor patio.  The term “Deck” only begins to describe the sprawling veranda spanning the entire western facade of “Ascent.” The gas barbeque is prepped and primed. Surely a toast is in order! Spread before you in a 180-degree panorama is the grandeur of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Count the peaks and learn their names, for now they are friends for life.

Views Abound

“Ascent” boasts a welcoming, open “great” room featuring a 55-inch HDTV. If cooler breezes blow, a remotely-controlled gas fireplace sports yellow flames dancing on crushed glass enhanced by LED lighting. Modern charging islands for phones and laptops abound. Ceilings far out of reach are supported by the wall of windows on the western facade of “Ascent” displaying the mountains in all their grandeur.

The kitchen is brand-spanking fresh and bright. Both it and the breakfast/refreshment bar cozying up to it boast an unobstructed view of mountain peaks beckoning in the near distance. The dining area has front-row seats for the natural spectacle at hand in every direction. A “break out” room downstairs is the perfect staging area for a trail hike or an indoor game. And, the compliment of four bedrooms can handily host up to eight guests in this modern mountain retreat.

Design Touches at Every Step

A staircase of unconventional sturdiness fit for service aboard Noah’s Ark ascends to the upper level of “Ascent.” But, no “two-by-two” is envisioned here. These stairs are intended for “two only” as vista-view windows lead to the private master suite tucked away upstairs.

This fine suite could make rooms in a five-star hotel blush. Niches harbor object d’art.  The king-sized bed offers “pillow views” truly fit for a king.  Be challenged not to wonder if this isn’t a grown-up’s ultimate “tree house.”

The air massage tub has its own picture window and what a picture it presents! A colossal shower stands at the ready. The closets and dressing room offer every amenity. Awake and arise! A new day is at hand.

The coffee is on in the suite’s own compact kitchen. Step out onto the private corner-wrap balcony. You can actually hear the wind over the wing of a soaring eagle, taste the sky, or touch a rainbow from here. A new day is at hand.  God is very close by and smiling.

Amid Great Company

Long’s Peak presides over Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park as its highest summit just south of Windcliff Estates and Chiappes’ “Ascent.” It first felt the gentle pressure of human feet when pre-Columbian Indigenous Peoples scaled its heights in search of eagle feathers. Surveyors with the John Wesley Powell Expedition were the first European-Americans to stand at its summit and marvel in 1868. There is plenty of “marveling” left to go around, and Long’s Peak extends its invitation to one and all.

But, whether you opt to tackle the challenging ascent routes of Long’s Peak (14,259’) during the course of your stay — or not — your visit to the Rocky Mountains can include a forever-memorable “Ascent” — thanks to the Chiappe family and their beautiful Windcliff dream home. Welcome!

  • Single Family Vacation Rental
  • Maximum Occupancy: 8
  • 2+ 4 bedroom 3 bath
  • Bedding – 1 King, 1 King, 1 King, 2 Twins
  • Wi-Fi Internet, Satellite TV service, Flatscreen TVs, DVD player
  • Maximum Number of Cars: 3

2018 Value Season1/3/18 - 3/1/18$335/nt. plus $25/person after two2-Night Minimum
2018 Spring Break Special3/2/18 - 3/25/18$435/nt. plus $25/person after two3-Night Minimum
2018 Value Season3/26/18 - 4/26/18$335/nt. plus $25/person after two2-Night Minimum
2018 Special Season4/27/18 - 5/17/18$435/nt. plus $25/person after two3-Night Minimum
2018 Prime Season5/18/18 - 9/3/18$725/nt. plus $25/person after two5-Night Minimum
2018 Fall Season9/4/18 - 10/31/18$475/nt. plus $25/person after two3-Night Minimum
2018 Value Season11/1/18 - 11/15/18$335/nt. plus $25/person after two2-Night Minimum
2018 Thanksgiving Special11/16/18 - 11/25/18$435/nt. plus $25/person after two5-Night Minimum
2018 Value Season11/26/18 - 12/13/18$335/nt. plus $25/person after two2-Night Minimum
2018 Christmas/New Year12/14/18 - 1/2/19$435/nt. plus $25/person after two5-Night Minimum
2019 Value Season1/3/19 - 5/2/19$335/nt. plus $25/person after two2-Night Minimum (3-Night Minimum in March)