2713 Cedarcliff Drive
Estes Park CO 80517
40.338826, -105.553276


Cedar Upper Estate Condo at Windcliff: Top of the World RMNP Views, Hot Tub, Wildlife

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Features of this Property

  • View (Long's Peak)
  • Hot Tub (Private)
  • Fireplace (Wood)
  • Bedding 1 (King)
  • Bedding 2 (King)
  • Bedding 3 (Queen)
  • Bedding 4 (Sofa Sleeper)
  • Laundry (yes)
  • Dishwasher (yes)
  • Stories (1)
  • Deck (4 Decks)
  • Grill/BBQ (yes)
  • TV (HDTV)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Den (Den)
  • Children OK (Children)
  • Living Room Size (Medium Living Room)
  • Free Long Distance (Yes)
  • autumn foliage (Yes)
  • churches (Yes)
  • cinemas (Yes)
  • coin laundry (Yes)
  • festivals (Yes)
  • forests (Yes)
  • health/beauty spa (Yes)
  • marina (Yes)
  • playground (Yes)
  • restaurants (Yes)
  • necessary (Yes)
  • Dining Area (Yes)
  • Books (Yes)
  • Satellite / Cable (Yes)
  • Stereo (Yes)
  • Television (Yes)
  • Clothes Dryer (Yes)
  • Fireplace (Yes)
  • Garage (Yes)
  • Hair Dryer (Yes)
  • Heating (Yes)
  • Internet (Yes)
  • Linens Provided (Yes)
  • Living Room (Yes)
  • Parking (Yes)
  • Telephone (Yes)
  • Towels Provided (Yes)
  • Coffee Maker (Yes)
  • Dishes & Utensils (Yes)
  • Dishwasher (Yes)
  • Kitchen (Yes)
  • Microwave (Yes)
  • Oven (Yes)
  • Refrigerator (Yes)
  • Stove (Yes)
  • Toaster (Yes)
  • bird watching (Yes)
  • horseback riding (Yes)
  • miniature golf (Yes)
  • photography (Yes)
  • scenic drives (Yes)
  • shopping (Yes)
  • sight seeing (Yes)
  • sledding (Yes)
  • ATM/bank (Yes)
  • fitness center (Yes)
  • groceries (Yes)
  • hospital (Yes)
  • laundromat (Yes)
  • massage therapist (Yes)
  • medical services (Yes)
  • Deck / Patio (Yes)
  • Golf (Yes)
  • Outdoor Grill (Yes)
  • Hot Tub (Yes)
  • cross country skiing (Yes)
  • equestrian events (Yes)
  • fishing (Yes)
  • fly fishing (Yes)
  • freshwater fishing (Yes)
  • golf (Yes)
  • hiking (Yes)
  • mountain biking (Yes)
  • mountain climbing (Yes)
  • mountaineering (Yes)
  • rock climbing (Yes)
  • skiing (Yes)
  • snowboarding (Yes)
  • swimming (Yes)
  • tennis (Yes)
  • children welcome (Yes)
  • non smoking only (Yes)
  • pets not allowed (Yes)
  • wheelchair inaccessible (Yes)
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters (Yes)
  • Adventure (Yes)
  • Family (Yes)
  • Romantic (Yes)
  • Spa (Yes)
  • Tourist Attractions (Yes)

Property Description

Cedar Upper, the highest residence on Ram’s Horn Mountain, is the pinnacle penthouse at prestigious Windcliff Estates. Securely anchored to the rocks of the Ram’s Horn, Cedar Upper stands at 9,000 feet. That’s 1.7 miles high in the sky above mean sea level! And, perfectly-centered in your field of view, Long’s Peak (14,255’) towers yet another mile into the crystal blue Colorado Sky. Long’s Peak is the tallest of the great mountain masses in Rocky Mountain National Park, Windcliff’s neighbor, and is drum major for the stately parade of mountain peaks marching north to south to form America’s western Continental Divide. Meet these mountains. After all, it seems you are close enough to shake hands. They are Mount Meeker, the Chief’s Head, McHenry’s Peak, Powell Peak, Taylor, Otis, Hallet, Flattop, Notchtop and Gabletop. Glaciers, cirques, rocks, and rills adorn their slopes. Massive forests creep up to the tree line. These peaks, dappled or packed with snow year ‘round, constitute the majestic “Front Range” of the Rocky Mountains. Pick a deck. There is a trilogy of west-facing decks at Cedar Upper. Your view from any of the three is one of the singularly-most-spectacular views from any deck or vantage point anywhere in the world! Sit for a spell. Beautiful, towering pines brush the railings of this top-floor duplex. Birds settle in to serenade your reverie.

The great world outside is reflected in the massive scale of Cedar Upper. Soaring beamed ceilings rise to meet clerestory windows and the sky they hold at bay. Oversized furnishings compliment the scale of your surroundings. Great slabs of rock frame the wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen, bar, and dining suites offer every amenity. Two master king suites make every visit a royal occasion. The third ensuite, mountain-view bedroom is perfect for the princes or princesses in your entourage. Antiques, artifacts, and art indicative of Colorado and her past adorn Cedar Upper like a fine museum.

Step out back at Cedar Upper and touch the cool, granite mass of Ram’s Horn Mountain. Gnarly roots of stately trees grip the rocky ledges. Chipmunks and squirrels dart through the undergrowth. Aspens quake. A torrent of water spilling over the rocks of the Ram’s Horn splashes into a pool at your feet. Walk the winding path to the northeast extremity of Cedar Upper where a hot tub nestles among the rocks and trees awaiting your pleasure. No other hot tub anywhere offers more spectacular views of this wondrous realm.

And what you can see by day is only a hint of what you can envision when night has fallen. The unbelievably clear sky of Colorado welcomes a host of stars and planets as you have likely never seen them. At Cedar Upper you are closer and more attuned to the universe and its majesty. Billions of galaxies appearing as but pin pricks of light illuminate both the night sky and your wondering soul. Meteors streak to destinations unknown. And, you can read a book by the light of the moon when it is of a mind to be full.

Lest we forget, you have likely come to Cedar Upper as a base to enjoy the multitude of offerings within easy reach of Windcliff. Not just in sight but within easy reach, the 400 square miles of magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park beckon with myriad roads, trails, lakes, and torrents. And, the quaint visitor hub of Estes Park nestled nearby offers shops of every ilk, creative dining, and attractions galore. But, if you were to choose to stay anchored at the summit and never venture beyond the majestic confines of Cedar Upper during the course of your stay, we would understand. And, so would God.

Lucky are those who have experienced Cedar Upper and left part of their hearts and their thoughts behind…….

• “We never get tired of coming to this perfect retreat.”
• “We would come back a million times.”
• “We can’t wait for our next visit.”
• “What stunning views.”
• “Thank you for providing the perfect place for our Rocky Mountain Adventure.”
• We will never forget this incredible place. WOW!”
• Early every morning we saw a cinnamon-colored bear.”
• “Our hearts are still thumping.”
• We enjoyed dinners in the presence of awesome sunsets and starry nights.”
• “What an amazing time with Gods’ Creation.”
• “Just phenomenal.”
• “I don’t want to go home.”

Although Estes Park [Rocky Mountain National Park’s gateway community] is only 15 minutes distant by car, you will always feel securely tucked away at “Cedar Upper” --- separated from the “hustle and bustle” of people and their traffic. The Windcliff enclave embracing the “Cedar Upper” residence is a private residential community comprising 260 acres on the sunny western slopes of Ram’s Horn Mountain. It is served by a single entrance to private roads with no through streets or heavy traffic. It is truly a world apart!

Duplex Home
3 bedroom 3 bath
Bedding -­- 1 King, 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Sofa Sleeper
Satellite TV, HDTV, Blu-­-Ray, Outdoor Hot Tub, Phone Service, Gas Grill, Wi-­-Fi Internet
Maximum Number of Cars: 2

Note: Base rate covers only the first two people. Add $25 for each additional person over age 2 per night up to the maximum occupancy for the home.; this rate varies by season date ranges. Season dates are listed at windcliff.com/season-dates

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Property Reviews

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Sunrise or sunset, the view is incredible

916WorldTraveler stayed 0 nights

The sunrise and sunset views at this property are amazing. The expansive windows and decks give you every opportunity to soak this in daily. The spacious layout gives you plenty of room to hang out, read, watch tv, enjoy the fireplace or just take in the mountains. The kitchen was a great size, and we cooked and prepared the full Thanksgiving meal without ever feeling cramped. The floor plan is so expansive it's almost like having two homes - plenty of room for a big family or to have a little quiet time after a long day.


Unbelievably Amazing Place

A FlipKey verified reviewer stayed 6 nights on 6/1/2015

If you're considering staying in a Windcliff Property, the Cedar Upper is a must. It's at the top of the mountain so it has by far the best view of Rocky Mountain National Park. This place has the perfect mountain cabin feel to it with incredible views from all of the front windows and decks. My wife and I stayed here a week for our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better place. The only complaint I have is that I couldn't get the wifi to work on my Android phone. It worked on my wife's iPhone an iPad, but not my phone and the lady at the office didn't know what to do. The town of Estes Park is almost a stone's throw from Windcliff. So it's perfect for staying out in the mountains yet close enough to town for tourism, dining, and shopping. Estes Park is such a neat and beautiful town. We loved our stay in Cedar Upper.


Early Summer Interlude

A FlipKey verified reviewer stayed 7 nights on 5/25/2015

Wonderful week of relaxation and beautiful views. Road up takes a little getting used to but not a problem. The staff were excellent and the property was in first class order. I hope to do this again in a couple of years.



glu90 stayed 6 nights on 9/28/2014

I have stayed at Windcliff a number of times in the last 12 years. There is no better value in the RMNP area. The entire development is situated on the west side of Rams Horn Mountain giving occupants unparalleled views of the mountains. You would have to hike or drive well into the park to get this kind of view. The drive up the mountain to Cedar Upper is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. You do not need any special type of vehicle. The roadways are wide and well maintained. Cedar Upper is very spacious and private. At one end is a Master bedroom and bath that is far removed from the two bedrooms and baths on the other end of the unit. In between is a great room with fireplace, dining area and library with home theater. Each end of the home has a private deck available and there are decks on the front and rear also. The home is very comfortable and nicely decorated with quality furniture and artworks. The galley kitchen is well stocked with implements and small appliances. You will have what you need to prepare almost any meal. Skylights and windows provide abundant natural light. The view is exquisite. Let’s face it…it’s all about the mountains here and Cedar Upper has the best views for the money of any Windcliff rental. You will not be disappointed!


Manager Response

Thank you so much for this glowing review! Cedar Upper has had many upgrades in the last few years and we think it is a very special place. We hope to see you back again soon.

No better views out there

MtnLover stayed 2 nights on 4/17/2014

Loved this place! Wish I lived here, the views were stunning, spectacular, best I've ever seen! The hot tub was perfectly situated outside so you could see the stars at night. Rocky Mountain National Park was a five minute drive away as was the town of Estes Park where you could shop, dine, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, felt right at home and did not want to leave


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