A mountain dream on the market for the first time! Intentionally constructed to showcase surrounding mountain landscape, this custom 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom Estes Park timber frame home welcomes you with 5,189 SQFT of impeccably crafted interior with exterior views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Open main level floor plan features stately windows framed by timber beams & mtn views from the comfort of the living room, & master suite featuring bath, walk-in steam shower & spacious walk-in closet. SE facing kitchen receives morning sun under a ceiling rising to the upper loft. Double level, wrap-around patio brings inside serenity to open air mtn views. Lower walkout level hosts light-filled rec room, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, wet bar, wine cellar, & studio opening to hot tub & firepit. From expansive views to choice of materials, the .7 acre property exudes warmth & timeless beauty.
Listing Office: LIV Sotheby’s Intl Realty, Chris Angelovic, Broker
Never before has this home’s epic panoramic Continental Divide views been available for sale! Built in 1996 and owned by a single family until now, The Cliff House exemplifies BVZ Architects’ “Edgeless Home” approach with perfection. A curved window wall of floor to ceiling windows brings 180 degrees of wrap-around views into the rich soul of this incredible custom luxury home atop Rams Horn Mountain in Windcliff Estates just a few secluded miles from the picturesque town of Estes Park, Colorado. Nearly 3,200 square feet of living spaces offers one-level living on the main (upper) floor: Garage, kitchen, utility, dining, great room, primary bedroom w/ensuite 5-piece bath. The lower level offers 9′-10′ ceilings, another living room with fireplace, expansive covered deck and two flanking bedrooms each with its own ensuite full bath and all with those incredible 180 degree panoramic views of RMNP and the snow-capped continental divide.
The neighboring building lot is also available here.
Unparalleled mountain views surround all 2,433 square feet of this 3 Bed/3 Bath/2 Car family mountain home. Just 4 miles from picturesque Estes Park, this home offers convenience and seclusion. Timelessly designed and ready for your family’s updated vision, this “bridge home’s” cascading floor plan flows with the gently sloping terrain and native aspens & pines. Nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and the Roosevelt National Forest, Windcliff offers year-round mountain luxury living.
Words fail to sufficiently describe the architectural beauty and panoramic views that permeate this 5,975 square foot luxury mountain home. Built in 1985, “Casa De Crystal” is one of the crown jewels atop Windcliff Estates on the westward-facing slopes of Rams Horn Mountain nestled betw/RMNP & the Roosevelt National Forest. Active and licensed vacation rental currently generates $50,000/yr after management costs and with updates & light remodeling could probably generate twice as much annually. Main level offers a massive 800 sf living room flanked by an oversized wood-burning fireplace with a 24′ high wall of granite and a soaring wall of windows, kitchen, utility, craft room, 2-car garage and half bath. All three levels are serviced by elevator. The bottom level offers two full ensuite bedrooms, full bath with dry sauna, over 1000 sf family room with sunk-in inglenook with second wood-burning fireplace and media wall. Upstairs offers the primary ensuite bedroom and guest bedroom.
1439 Jungfrau Trl D – Features and Description
Panoramic views of Continental Divide from Tahosa Valley, Meeker, Estes Cone and Thunder Peak to the South; Hallets Peak to Stones Pass the West; and the Mummy Range to the North
Custom-designed and built by Darling Enterprise in 2008
3,400 square feet (Tax Assessor Records)
3-Bedroom, 3-1/2 Bath, 2-Car Attached Garage with Heated Floor
2-Levels w/Main-Level Owners’ Ensuite
Hot Tub ( July, 2018)
In-floor radiant heat (LP) slate floors and carpet throughout
In-floor radiant heated garage
Split-unit Air-conditioning serving main level living and owners’ ensuite bedroom
Knotty alder trim throughout
Stacked sandstone water feature in entry
Large owners ensuites on each level
Gas fireplaces in each bedroom
Beautiful mountain inspired tile work in bathrooms
Steam shower in lower owners ensuite
Lower laundry room with hardwood cabinetry and locked owners storage
Large lower family room with pool table, wall-to-wall cabinetry, media center, wet bar with undercounted beverage center and stacked stone backsplash
Lower covered deck with hot-tub
Sunny upper deck offers alfresco dining with stunning panoramic views
Southerly views from Tahosa Valley, to Meeker, to Estes Cone, to Thunder Peak and yes, that is indeed Longs Peak peaking through between them!Soothing interior colors
Luxury mountain decor
Stainless steel appliances
Knotty alder cabinetry
Kitchenaid under counter ice maker and beverage center
Stone fireplace with rustic, weathered-cedar mantle
Description of 1439 Jungfrau Trl D
1439 Jungfrau Trl D is the northern half of a luxury duplex townhouse of extraordinary character. Built in 2008 by Darling Enterprise with exquisite detail and attention to detail, this duplex home was craftily designed to provide surprising privacy and seclusion in the highly sought-after 5th Subdivision of Windcliff Estates. Less than 300 feet from a common boundary with Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, this home is perfectly situated to offer unrivaled views of the Continental Divide to the west; Tahosa Valley, Meeker and Estes Cone to the South and the Mummy Range to the North.
A short, shallowly-sloped driveway connects the home’s private, attached, 2-car garage to Windcliff’s impeccably maintained private roads. Stepping inside this mountain home masterpiece, you are greeted immediately by a symphony of epic views through generous glazing, etched glass, slate, rock, tile, alder trim, and modern hues — all in perfect harmony. The powder room near the front entrance is worthy of a picture in any architectural review with its stone vessel sink, live edge stone countertop, weathered wood wainscot and custom tile work. A bubbling stacked stone water feature brings nature inside and contributes some humidity from the dry rarified air at 8,300’ elevation.
The fully appointed kitchen at Garlands’ Alpine Lodge is the kitchen of your dreams. Stainless steel appliances and every essential tool of the culinary trade are at your disposal. The eat in bar leads to a side bar supplied with under counter ice maker and beverage center.
The dining area is illuminated with a frosted glass and oiled bronze chandelier.
The air-conditioned main-level living area boasts west windows focused directly on the mountains. A sturdy wall of limestone anchors the living space with oversized couches embracing the fireplace and recliners focused directly at the mountains. The wood-burning living room fireplace with its massive mantle of time-weathered wood are set at the ready to warm the chill of the mountains year-round.
Outside the living room’s wall of glass, the west deck is outfitted with a gas grill, outdoor dining set and seating situated to make the most of the incredible views.
The air-conditioned main level owner’s ensuite bedroom is designed on a generous scale with a large bedroom, expansive bathroom and cavernous walk-in closet. Equally massive are the panoramic views offered by the large bedroom windows. The raised, see-through LP fireplace is positioned for enjoyment whether you are abed or adrift in the Jacuzzi hot tub.
Downstairs, the large family room features plenty of space for a large-screen HDTV home theater, library, curio gallery, wet bar with beverage center and a full-sized pool table leave room for a large family cadre to spread out, relax and entertain. Just outside on the lower deck resides a hot tub focused on the views all around. The lower ensuite bedroom welcomes a woodland view at morning’s first light while the third bedroom offers over-sized twins and a full bath round for guest accommodation.
1439 Jungfrau Trl D is a licensed, active and highly successful vacation rental. Buyer to sign Exclusive Right to Rent with Windcliff Homes, LLC. The Windcliff vacation rental program has been continuously operated for 51 years exclusively for homeowners in Windcliff Estates. The office is located on-site at the entrance to Windcliff and is owned and operated by Windcliff residents Rich and Deborah Chiappe. Windcliff staff members are available to assist homeowners and guests seven days/week, 365-days/year. The program offers high-touch, high-class luxury accommodations for owners of luxury second homes exclusively in Windcliff Estates. Each year, more than 70% of Windcliff’s rental guests are either former guests or word-of-mouth referrals from former guests assuring the highest quality renters and maximum rental performance.
1439 Jungfrau Trl D is the highest-priced condominium vacation rental home in the Estes Valley and commands a premium for its high-end finishes, luxury amenities and unrivaled views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide. It competes with high-end stand-alone homes because of its artful design which provides privacy and seclusion despite the home being a duplex sharing a common wall. It is also one of the few vacation rental homes in the Estes Valley that offers air-conditioning. It is currently on-track to generate more than $15,000 in cash flow to its owners in 2021 net of all holding, management and operating expenses.Understanding Windcliff HOAs and Responsibilities
Typically, condominiums in Windcliff are members of two (sometimes three) homeowners associations that divide responsibilities as follows:
- *The Windcliff Property Owners Association (WPOA)
- Average annual water usage
- Community garbage storage and transfer facility
- Two full-time employees for daily maintenance of roads and all other Association assets
- Over five miles of private roads
- Three private water reservoirs (water purchased from the town of Estes Park, CO and distributed through Windcliff’s state-regulated private water distribution system)
- Four community sewer lift stations
- Mid-mountain maintenance and meeting facility
- Vehicles, Equipment
- Mailbox clusters
- Newspaper cluster boxes
The Windcliff Property Owners Association Board of Directors is comprised of elected members who serve at the pleasure of the membership lead by a 7 member elected Board of Directors, 4 appointed assistant officers and eleven committees. The board budgets for and establishes annual member assessments. For FY 2021 (June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021), each home (or condo unit) is assessed $3,997 (plus any adjustment for actual FY’20 water use). Assessment invoices are typically mailed in July and may be paid in one or two payments.
- **The condo’s private condominium homeowners association (Chambord I Condominium Home Owners Association)
The condo association finances and operations are determined by the Chambord I Condominium Home Owners Association articles of incorporation, bylaws CC&Rs and record of amendments, but generally speaking, condo associations typically are operated by the members (owners of the condos) to perform the following responsibilities:
- Structure, Hazard & E&O Insurance (typically relates to common areas and “the inside walls outward”)
- Maintenance of the exterior of the structures (please read the particular condo’s documents to confirm what may or may not be included in that obligation for any particular condo association)
- Plowing and maintenance of any private driveways or roadways on condo property – but since ALL FOUR of the condominiums in Chambord I CHOA participate in Windcliff’s vacation rental program, all plows are managed by Windcliff Homes, LLC and billed to each unit’s vacation rental operating account.
- Spraying of trees and weeds on the condo property
- Maintenance of reserves and budgeting for needed association expenses and maintenance
- Tax preparation, filing and any operations expenses
Perched at 8,200 feet of elevation on the sunny, western-facing steep slopes of Rams Horn Mountain, Herondale was designed to bring the panoramic, majestic views of Rocky Mountain National Park into every room of this custom Estes Park Colorado mountain home. Located in the premier residential community of Windcliff Estates in Estes Park CO, this recently updated custom home offers easy, year-round access with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and two living areas on two levels. Herondale expresses the very best in home architecture, epic views, gorgeous setting, and luxury amenities.
Luxury Mountainside Year-Round Living
Your experience at Herondale is accessible in all weather and year round. Just a short 1-mile drive to the East Portal of Rocky Mountain National Park and 5 miles from the town of Estes Park, Colorado, Herondale provides easy access but remains peacefully set apart from the summertime lines and crowds. Windcliff is abundant with wildlife: elk, moose, bear, mule deer, foxes, coyotes, turkeys, and even the occasional reclusive bobcat! This is the best of all worlds: accessibility, privacy, residential character, setting and unmatched mountain views!
A Colorado Rocky Mountains Experience like None Other
Upon arrival, Herondale’s massive newly remodeled entry/living deck begs you to stay outside while magnificent, unimpeded panoramic viewsof Rocky Mountain National Park and the snow-capped peaks hypnotize you with their majesty. As the sun sets over the Continental Divide, settle into comfortable outdoor lounge furniture and a Herondale’s bar-height dining table. Enjoy unmatched views while you grill the family’s evening meal then dine al fresco and raise a wine glass in salute as the sun sets over the mountains. Cooler air comes quickly at 8,200′ elevation so pull on a jacket and light the in-table gas fire pit to keep the family warm and the story telling lit by the dancing flames while you plan tomorrow’s itinerary for adventure.
Lodging, Resting, and Entertaining at Herondale
When the chill of the rarified air finally chases the family indoors, they’ll be welcomed by soaring, vaulted, wooden ceilings and a wall of west facing full-length windows that continue to saturate your family memories with panoramic mountain views. A double-sided wood-burning fireplace provides requisite log fire ambience to both the large living room and cozy dining areas on cold nights, while underfloor heating and forced air heat keeps every corner of the home warm and comfortable year-round.
Herondale’s kitchen is freshly redecorated with chef-quality 5-burner induction stove, slate, steel and glass tile backsplash and a stainless-steel range hood soaring up to the vaulted pine ceilings. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances including a full-size double oven, under-counter microwave drawer, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. Other appliances include coffee maker and grinder, electric kettle, griddle, waffle iron, toaster, and everything else you’ll want and need to feed the family.
The cozy breakfast area provides seating for six and the larger live-edge rustic wood table in the dining area comfortably accommodates eight. The small bar in the living area is equipped with cocktail mixer, champagne bottle/ice bucket, games, etc.
The master bedroom (king) is also located on the upper level and leads to a second deck. Sit outside and enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink while watching the sun set over the Rocky Mountains. The master bedroom is equipped with 50” HDTV, satellite tv channels and tv internet access (if you want to access your Hulu, Netflix, or other accounts). Architectural windows extend up to the vaulted ceiling, and the antique corner seat, wood spinning wheel, baskets and fabrics complete the homely ambience. The en suite bathroom includes dual vanities, bath, shower/steam shower and underfloor tile heat.
A massive, luxury bath rounds out the main level offering guests a steam shower and jetted tub under a light-saturating skylight.
Herondale’s Lower Level
Descending Herondale’s winding central stair offers access to two additional bedrooms and a second living room with a double sleeper sofa, 50” HDTV with satellite tv channels and DVD player, as well as a large supply of DVDs that you are welcome to watch, or books if you prefer to read. There are also toys for younger children to enjoy.
A second master bedroom with ensuite bathroom includes a queen size bed and bunk beds (one twin bed above a couch that converts into a double bed/futon). The third bedroom includes a queen size bed, a large stuffed teddy bear (for those kids that might be missing home) and a dresser. The hall bathroom is located just outside the bedroom door with single vanity, bath/shower combo and private water closet. The house has three hot water tanks ensuring an ample supply of hot water, and all living and bed rooms include window blinds to block out the early morning light. A laundry closet with washer and dryer complete the indoor lower level offerings.
Walking outside the lower level you’ll find a 4-person seating/table area and two 2-seater wooden swings hanging from the overhung upper level. There is no better place to read, chat or relax while sheltering from the elements. You may not be the only one enjoying this special cozy space as herds of mule deer frequently shelter under the overhang overnight as well.
Find Your Perfect Rocky Mountain Home at Herondale in Estes Park
Ready to hike? How about this — there’s a private entrance into Rocky Mountain National Parkonly minutes from Herondale. Protected green space, Roosevelt National Forest and private rock outcropping “parks” are available to guests throughout Windcliff.
Or, you can drive into the park in under ten minutes — with access to some of the nation’s most protected mountain wilderness. Of course, with views like this, you could just sit on the deck and enjoy RMNP from there! Wildlife abound all around you, and you’ll enjoy frequent sightings of mule deer, elk, coyotes, hawks, falcons, fox, bear… and even the occasional wild turkey. Make sure to bring your camera for the nature photographsof a lifetime.
Herondale is an idyllic vacation destination. Quiet and peaceful, close to nature, stunning views, easy to access all year, and only a short distance to the park, town and the YMCA. The quintessential mountain home is right here at Herondale. Call Rich at 970-586-2181 for more information.
Amenities of Herondale Luxury Vacation Rental Home at Windcliff
- Single Family Home
- 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 1-Car Garage
- Bedding: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen w/accompanying single bunk over double futon, 1 Double Sleeper Sofa
- Maximum Number of Cars: 4
- Steam Shower and Jetted Tub in Main-Level Bath
- (2) Satellite HDTVs
- Phone Service
- Gas Grill
- Wi-Fi Internet
Panoramic snow-capped mountain views saturate each living and bedroom of this tastefully updated 4,032 sf luxury estate. Privately located at 8,400′ elevation, “Timberhill” welcomes visitors with a gently sloping concrete driveway, professional landscaping, carved bear w/trout sculpture, native moss rock and rustic timber framing. Inside, rustic timber frames, rich oak flooring, moss rock, granite countertops and high-end appliances punctuate this noble traditional mountain home. Main level features attached 2-car garage, utility, kitchen, den, great room, powder bath and the master suite – all on one level. Below, 3 additional, a large family room with wet bar is flanked by the wine-tasting room, wine cellar, spacious mechanical room, 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Central Air Conditioning! Accessible year-round, Windcliff Estates is a private enclave of 157 private residences, second homes and vacation rental homes with on-site full-time professional management.
Contact Rich today to schedule a showing!
Offered by HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado, Rich Chiappe, Broker. (970) 586-2181
If you desire your mountain dream home to be a part of an exclusive year-round accessible residential community — but prioritize privacy and seclusion — this lot is for you!
This gently sloping, easy-to-build-on lot features unrivaled panoramic views of the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park and native wildlife. Water tap paid, sewer tap paid for 24 fixture units. This lot is ready for your custom design and ready to break ground upon permitting. All utilities are nearby including Town of Estes Park water, Upper Thompson Sanitation District Sewer, Town of Estes Park Electric, Cable and DSL internet up to 600MB and increasing to Gigabit fiber once the Town of Estes Park brings its Trailblazer broadband to the neighborhood in the coming years!
Enter the building site from a private winding lane shared with just a few other property owners. Immediately, the forest opens up to a wondrous expanse of view articulated with specimen Ponderosa pines, thriving aspens, and seasonal mountain springs. A very secluded and wooded lot with wonderful views into Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide. Water tap paid, sewer tap paid for 24 fixture units.
Enjoy the luxury amenities of Windcliff including 6 miles of year-round accessible and privately maintained roads, 133 acres of private green space bordering both the Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, 3 private water reservoirs (water purchased from the town of Estes Park, CO and distributed through Windcliff’s state-regulated private water distribution system) storing more than 170,000 gallons of first-use fresh water, 4 community sewer lift stations, a mid-mountain maintenance facility, Vehicles, Equipment, Mailbox clusters, Newspaper cluster boxes, Community garbage storage and transfer facility, and 2 full-time maintenance employees. Annual assessment for FY ’21 is $3,997.
Property is offered for sale by Homesmart Realty Group of Colorado, Rich Chiappe, Broker
This is a truly epic building site, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountain National Park from atop the sunny, westward-facing slopes of Rams Horn Mountain.
The lot is located off one of the highest roads in Windcliff Estates at 8,600 feet of elevation, and descends from a neighborhood shared driveway serving a small grouping of high-end homes. This is a protected area characterized by privacy and seclusion.
Lot features towering rock outcroppings, specimen pines and a sloping open forest floor ready for your dramatic, vertical luxury custom mountain home.
No other lot in the Estes Valley provides the views, dynamic setting, beauty and privacy of this incredible offering!
Property Offered by Homesmart Realty Group of Colorado, Rich Chiappe, Broker