Venner Ranch Studio

Hot tub and views near National Park
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Sleeps 4
1 queen bed, 1 futon
4pm checkin/9am checkout
No pets, no smoking, no parties

One of Estes Park’s most popular vacation rentals, for good reason (STR #3218)! This modern studio (1 queen plus 1 full size futon) offers a private deck & great views in a quiet mountain neighborhood near Rocky Mountain National Park. Encounter herds of elk & deer and enjoy the stars in the hot tub. A cozy, private space with its own entrance, a luxurious queen bed, sofa bed, & kitchenette. 


  • Hot tub access
  • Private entry and porch
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchenette
  • Great views
  • Tons of wildlife

This is a gorgeous, modern studio apartment in the owner’s walkout basement, with amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. There’s is a front living area and a rear bedroom area, but no door separating them. The owner is a photographer by profession and has decorated the walls with favorite images of the area.

Rest is so important after a day hiking around Rocky Mountain National Park! Sleep soundly on a Serta queen mattress and a super comfortable 3-inch memory foam topper. The bed is the third most loved aspect of the unit, aside from the view and hot tub.

The front living area has a futon sofa that can be converted to a full size bed, so the unit can accommodate 3 or 4 people. There is an extra per person fee for more than 2 people.

There is little better in life than sitting in this cozy space (or on the deck!) after a great day in Rocky Mountain National Park, and watching deer and elk graze nearby. If you’re lucky you’ll spot the neighborhood bobcat, badger, or raccoon family.

This rental is situated a fantastic rural neighborhood on the slopes of Prospect Mountain. The house has unobstructed views because of its elevation. Due to the topography, the house is very isolated and private — you can’t see neighbors and they can’t see you.

Recurring comments from guests include the great views, the privacy, the deck, the hot tub, the uncluttered and open space, and the fact that you can watch the sun rise over the mountains from bed if you’re so inclined.

You’ll be well equipped to do your own cooking while you visit: the kitchenette features a fridge and freezer, a two burner cooktop, toaster, stainless steel pots/pans, dishes and cutlery, water boiler, and more. Please see the photos for more details. There is no oven.

The deck is perfect for lounging and enjoying the view and relaxing. It features two big chaise lounges. The deck’s railing has a thick piece of wood on top, and guests often use that as a table top and sit on bar stools and watch the sunset and eat dinner. This unit does not feature a television, but there is speedy WiFi if you want to stream Netflix to your computer or tablet.

If you want to fish, Marys Lake is 1/4 mile away. There’s even a beach for sunbathing. If you like hiking, there’s a great trail that goes to the top of Prospect Mountain (the trailhead is 5 minutes by foot from the house), and once there you’ll have one of the best views of Estes Park around, with a full panorama of the Continental Divide and Estes Valley. The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 7 minutes via car.

Overall, this studio is a great base for outdoor lovers who want peace and quiet and want to experience all the wonders of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains.


This beautiful home is the perfect place to relax after busy days in the hustle and bustle of Estes Park and RMNP. The sunrise views are definitely worth waking up early for! We loved the location – only a short drive to town but still far enough away to escape some of the hubbub that comes with a town bordering a wildly popular National Park. 


We did some hiking in the area, cooked a nice meal for the two of us, and we saw an amazing sunrise without even leaving the bed. There’s some amazing photography on display, some great books, and a the views off the deck were beautiful!!


Check-in was straightforward and easy. The studio was everything we hoped for and more. The little touches like the coffee, books, photographs, binoculars, guest sign in book made it even better. It was so cozy and the BED WAS AMAZING. Waking up to that mountain view in the morning was just the icing on the cake. I can’t recommend this place enough – we will definitely be back.

The views from this porch are simply incredible. The hot tub under the stars at night is a must do after a nice day of hiking at RMNP! The location is perfect, so close to Estes which has so much to do. This bed is crazy comfortable, one of the best I’ve slept in. Nathan’s place is extremely clean. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. His communication is off the charts, which was nice since this was our first trip to Colorado.


On-site Owner

Note that some months of the year the owners live upstairs, and other months they are gone. Assume they’ll be there, but know you’ll have your own private studio, kitchenette, bathroom, deck and entrance.

Hot Tub Access

You have access to a hot tub on the home’s front porch. Note that it is next to the front door, and you may see the owners coming and going from time to time. 


You do need to walk up and down stairs to access this home. You can see in the photos a number of steps down to the home. There are an equal number of steps down to the basement studio. 

Winter Conditions

The road is steep and in the winter, AWD/4WD or snow tires are recommended. During the worst winter storms, you may have to park at the bottom of a hill and walk up, about 5 minutes.


  • Rooms: 1 open studio; 1 bathroom; porch
  • Maximum guests: 4
  • Beds: 1 queen, 1 futon
  • Parking: 1 spot
  • Wifi: 200 Mbps
  • Aircon: No (we use fans)
  • Baking sheet: No
  • Bathtub: Yes
  • BBQ/Grill: No
  • Coffee Maker: Drip and French press
  • Cooking: 2 burner cooktop. No oven.
  • Dishwasher: No
  • Essentials: Towels, bedding, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner
  • Fireplace: No
  • Heat: Yes
  • Hair dryer: Yes
  • Hangers: Yes
  • High chair: No
  • Hot tub: Yes
  • Iron & Ironing Board: Yes
  • Microwave: Yes
  • Pack ‘n Play: No
  • Refrigerator: Yes
  • Stairs: Yes, about 30
  • Television: No
  • Washer/Dryer: No