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Remote Work Stay in an Airbnb Cabin in the Woods in Estes Park, Colorado

Two Texas friends, Adeina and April, were visiting Colorado for a few days and we went to Estes Park. It’s one of my favorite mountains and I especially love Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter because there are no crowds. Searching Airbnb for a 3-bedroom rental that would be great for our working getaway, I found Wild Turkey Retreat.

Wild Turkey Retreat

This large cabin is great for 3-6 people. It’s tucked away in a neighborhood near Bird and Jim Restaurant, Scratch Bakery and Deli, and Mary’s Lake Lodge. It’s just a few minutes drive to either Elkhorn Avenue in downtown Estes Park or the Beaver Meadow entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. As I drove into the neighborhood I saw a gaggle of turkeys and was hoping we’d see them throughout our stay. There’s a hot tub on the back porch. On the first floor there’s a stocked kitchen, large dining table and expansive seating area with fireplace and television, a laundry room with full size washer and dryer, a bedroom with a small fireplace and bathroom.

Upstairs there’s a large open space, two bedrooms, and two small half baths with a toilet and sink in one and a shower and sink in the other.

I did a walkthrough tour video on TikTok.


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♬ Beautiful Place – Kianome

We quickly settled in and headed into Rocky Mountain National Park for sunset drive. Since wildlife is more active at dawn and dusk, I pretty sure we would see something. Winter is a great time of year to spot wildlife in the national park. On the drive we saw a moose and in the meadows close to the Fall River Road entrance we saw a bull elk bachelor group. With daylight quickly fading, we headed into Estes Park for a casual dinner at Ed’s Cantina. Their fish tacos and margaritas are excellent. It’s a must on my list when in Estes Park. Afterward we headed back to Wild Turkey Retreat for a peaceful night’s sleep.

The next morning we woke up to it snowing. I opened the front door to take some pictures and videos and saw several wild turkeys wandering through the yard. The three of us settled in around the table sipping coffee and working for a few hours. When the snow slacked for a bit, we headed into town to grab a late breakfast at Kind Coffee, another one of my Estes Park favs. It’s a latte with a view looking out at the Big Thompson River.

This was a working getaway and it was windy and snowy, so we spent much of the day around the table on our computers. Mid-afternoon we had our next round of wildlife visitors as a bunch of deer walked right up to the front porch steps. A couple of the deer walked around to the back porch. Right after that a couple of turkeys were wandering through the side yard.

Late afternoon we headed back into the Rocky Mountain National Park to enjoy the fresh snow and crisp air. Once back at the cabin we opted to stay in instead of head out to dinner because the snow was picking up. We lit a fire and noshed on a charcuterie board while working away on our laptops.

The next morning we got treated to a beautiful sunrise and enjoyed our last few hours in Wild Turkey Retreat. It was a wonderful working getaway in Estes Park.

Author Jennifer Broome has spent a lot of time in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out post Winter is My Favorite Season in Rocky Mountain National Park for more snowy fun.