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Estes Park Jazz Fest is coming in June 2019


While it’s not quite summer yet, we’re gearing up to get our groove going at the upcoming Estes Park Jazz Fest. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday — the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, 2019 — it’s the 29th annual celebration of this event. As of now the lineup of jazz artists and musicians hasn’t been determined. But, you can watch for updates here. Some of the sponsors of the event include Poppy’s Pizza, Snowy Peaks Winery, and Turqoise Mesa Winery. So yes, the Windcliff crew is already excited for not only the live music… but the local libations...

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Estes Park Events: Weekend of March 9th, 2019


Making the trip out to Estes Park this weekend for fun, relaxation, and soaking in the natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park? Then we’ll assume that you’re into beautiful things… like art and nature! If that’s the case, then there’s some great activities to enjoy this weekend during your winter vacation. The Spitfire Grill Musical in Estes Park This musical — which is being presented by the Fine Arts Guild of Estes Park — is an American production based on the 1996 film bearing the same name. It’s a story to melt even the coldest heart (it moved some...

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How Vacation Rental Income Can Help You Buy a Home in Windcliff


If you’ve ever considered buying a home in Estes Park, here’s how revenue from vacation rentals can possibly help you turn your dream into a reality! For the sake of story telling, let’s consider a recent project in Windcliff. The stunning lodge-style mountain home, just steps away from Rocky Mountain National Park boasted stunning panoramic views, wood and stone accents, massive living room rock fireplace, 2 upstairs decks, master suite with 2nd wood fireplace, elegant bath with soaking tub, steam shower, sauna, and elegant master bath with dual vanities.  The home rented for $430/night in Prime season, was a Top 5 rental in...

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Can I take my dog(s) on vacation with me to Estes Park?


UPDATE for 2020 — We hope you find this blog useful and informative as you plan your vacation to Estes Park. Currently, Windcliff does not offer any vacation rental homes that allow pets during your stay. However, we have offered dog-friendly rental homes in the past and may do so again in the future. If you have any questions, please contact us online or call us at 970-586-2181. What you should know about bringing your dogs to Estes Park Before you load the entire crew (including the pooches) and head out, you should be aware of some key points when...

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Whiskey Warm Up Event — 3/2/2019


Our love for good food and local libations is no secret. What better time to celebrate than the upcoming Whiskey Warm Up event in Estes Park? What is the Whiskey Warm Up in Estes Park all about? This shindig is all about whiskey (whisky) with over 20 distilleries in attendance. These distilleries are proud to craft the finest Colorado spirits around, and range from all over our great state. You’ll be able to taste the finest from 291 Distillery (check out their variety of whiskies!) in Colorado Springs all the way to Breckenridge Distillery and over a dozen more. Estes...

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Rails in the Rockies Event — Feb. 16-17, 2019


When you think of the Colorado Wild West, what comes to mind? We’re guessing a few gunslinging villains, the Gold Rush, saloons with big wooden doors like in the movies, and of course — trains. Indeed, railroads played a huge part in Colorado’s development during the 1850’s and into the 20th Century. Without railroads, trains, and those who built them — our great state wouldn’t be the same as it is today. What is the Rails in the Rockies event? The Estes Valley Model Railroaders Club is devoted to honoring this rich and interesting history in Estes Park, and helps...

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What makes a luxury vacation home?


Luxury — it’s what we’re all after when we go on vacation. But what does it really mean? To us, it means anything but typical. Unmatched views By far, the greatest draw to Windcliff are the unmatched, nearly endless views of Rocky Mountain National Park and snow capped peaks as far as the eye can see! When building a home, Windcliff homeowners naturally tend to make the most of the views with generous use of windows (in some cases, literal walls of windows!) throughout each property, bringing the mountains into every living and dining area year-round. Not a single overlooked...

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Should I Rent a Riverside Cabin or a Mountainside Condo?


Here at Windcliff, folks ask us all the time while planning their Colorado mountain vacation: should I rent an affordable riverside cabin or a majestic mountainside home? Well, our feeling is: why not have the best of both worlds? Windcliff’s Estes Park duplex condos, detached condos, and triplex condos offer you majestic million dollar views at rates more comparable with riverside cabins.  Here are some things to consider when you’re deciding what to rent! How’s the view? In our experience, typical riverside cabins tend to be “fenced-in” by tall trees. This limits your views of the beautiful countryside, sometimes to...

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Insuring Your Vacation Rental


The Homeowner’s Perspective While your second home is just that – a second home – and can can be legally and properly covered by a homeowners’ policy, there are additional benefits to insuring a second home that is being rented out for short-term vacation rentals under a commercial policy. Now, granted, a commercial policy can sometimes be as much as twice as expensive as a simple homeowners’ policy, but here in Colorado, depending on the Insurer/Underwriter, can also provide very valuable additional coverages including coverage(s) for lost revenue and increased, standard liability coverage. Some of our homes in Windcliff are...

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Where Windcliff’s Water Comes From


The Town of Estes Park treats water from two separate sources. As part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, our Marys Lake plant receives source water from the upper Colorado River after it has been stored in Grand Lake and transported 13.1 miles to the East Slope via the Alva B. Adams tunnel into Marys Lake. This plant can obtain water directly from the tunnel or the lake. Our second source, Glacier Creek, is a tributary to the Big Thompson River which begins at an elevation of 11,300 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is treated at the Glacier Creek...

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