Drake, Colorado, a hidden treasure in the heart of the Big Thompson Canyon, captivates with its rugged beauty and tranquil ambiance. This unincorporated community, nestled between Loveland and Estes Park, is a gateway to outdoor adventure, offering a pristine natural playground for hikers, anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts. The Big Thompson River, winding through Drake, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and excellent trout fishing, drawing anglers from near and far. Drake’s landscape is dotted with charming cabins and rustic lodges, providing a perfect retreat for those seeking solitude amidst nature’s splendor. Despite its small size, Drake boasts a vibrant local spirit, with community gatherings at the Drake Clubhouse fostering a tight-knit atmosphere. The surrounding Roosevelt National Forest offers countless trails and breathtaking vistas, making Drake a serene haven for those looking to immerse themselves in the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Colorado’s wilderness.

Money-making lovely Colorado mountain cottage, 5-star rated Super Host Air BnB with Big Thompson riverfront views.  Licensed, remotely managed, and turnkey.  Two large bedrooms & updated bathrooms.   Warm and rustic decor with a striking kitchen counter bar and dining room, private upper-level primary room, and lots of windows throughout the home.  The home is nestled between the Rock Canyon & the river and is located just outside of Estes Park with a Drake zip code.  This "Darn River House" is a turnkey, licensed 5-star rated Air BnB that brought in $37,130 in 2023 with only 4 months of rentals!  Turnkey includes all appliances, furnishings, and equipment.  May through August of 2024 has already $20,000 in reservations.  30 Mbps CenturyLink internet with Trailblazer fiber slated for 2024. The average electricity cost is $75/mo, and propane costs $300/mo in winter. while $0 in the summer & septic vault pumping is $250/mo., Propane, well & holding tank levels are monitored by WiFi. Larimer Co, short-term rental permit 22-ZONE3244. 14 minutes to Rocky Mountain NP & 7 minutes to downtown Estes Park.  From the BnB host: This is a lovely standalone mountain home directly on the Big Thompson River. Enjoy the sounds of the river as you drink your morning coffee on the flagstone patio, take a quick drive up to Estes, or snuggle up a little longer on the Sleep Number bed. Reservations (as of 3/25/2024) for 2024 = $26,970.81 (This is based on bookings in Airbnb + VRBO) $700,000 Pending

49 Rock Canyon Rd Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,527 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Storm Mountain living at it's finest. 4.81A of rolling topography with plenty of options for future barn locations. Just 7 years old, no HOA! Great neighbors; everybody waves to everybody coming up or descending down the mountain. Firehouse 1/4 mile away so insurance is inexpensive. Great front porch with views up the mountain. $681,200 Active

470 Lakeview Dr Drake, Colorado

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,746 SqFt 4.810 Acres

Beautiful log home on 2 acres of fenced level land. Located in a great area that offers mountain living away from the crowds in the cities. Over 500 square feet of wrap-around decks to enjoy the Aspen,  Korean Cherry bushes, Plum  and other decorative plants.  Inside, the great room features large windows,  a skylight and a wood burning stove.  Kitchen has custom hickory cabinets, granite countertops  and stainless appliances.  Spacious loft showcases rustic log construction and has  its own full bathroom and private deck .  2 car garage with asphalt driveway and motorized security gate. 2 Storage buildings, deluxe chicken coop,  wood storage shed, gazebo  and fire pit area included.  Owned solar system helps keep electrical costs lower. Large crawl space provides extra storage. Located just a short walk to the Cedar Springs reservoir and in an area known for its many hiking trails and fishing spots. $650,000 Active

55 Chipmunk Pl Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,984 SqFt 2.010 Acres

Riverfront property offers main level living and 7.4 acres!  Nicely updated 2 bedroom / 1.5 bath.  Open floor plan includes remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, backsplash and stainless steel appliances, great room has floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace with rocks from the property plus dining room. New porcelain tile flooring in bathrooms, kitchen, dining and great rooms. Primary suite opens to patio to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river and has a remodeled luxury bath with decorative mountain style porcelain tile in the walk in shower and around the corner jetted tub and granite countertops.  Second bedroom/office, 1/2 bath, laundry room and covered parking. Step outside and take a hike on your own acreage. Grab your fly rod or your kayak and enjoy one of the best fishing holes on the Big Thompson with over 600 feet of your very own river frontage just outside your front door.  Make an offer today and you will be enjoying the river by summer! $628,000 Active

2117 W US Highway 34 Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,323 SqFt 7.400 Acres

Hand cut and assembled by Log Artisans, first a complete mock "pre-build" in COS, then deconstructed and reconstructed on site to insure perfect fit and finish. Spectacular quality of construction. 4.89A of undulating mountain tops and valleys, almost a 300 degree view of the Canyon. 30 minutes to Loveland, 40 minutes to FoCo and Longmont, 70 minutes to Denver, 80 minutes to DIA and Cheyenne. Perfect VRBO / AirBnB income property while enjoying Mountain appreciation. Reserve three or four weeks for your family ski vacations, and short-term lease the rest! $585,000 Active

387 Lakeview Dr Drake, Colorado

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,209 SqFt 4.880 Acres

Escape to the tranquil embrace of this mountain RIVERSIDE CABIN, nestled just 4 miles from Estes Park. Boasting the warm vintage charm of exposed beams, wood floors, and a log exterior fused seamlessly with modern comforts, this cabin offers the perfect spot for a weekend retreat or full-time home. The cozy living room has a wood burning fireplace with room for relaxation. The spacious primary suite complete with a walk-in closet and en-suite bath is a more recent addition, plus there's a second bedroom and a full bath. Step outside onto the spacious outdoor deck and patio, where the soothing sounds of the nearby river create the perfect backdrop for eating and enjoying morning coffee on the patio or deck. Park your vehicle with ease in the oversized 1-car garage. Experience the beauty of Colorado's wilderness without sacrificing convenience in this idyllic mountain getaway that's so close to Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park! Being sold turnkey with all furniture included. Pre-inspected and septic vault pumped for your convenience. $550,000 Active

78 Big Pine Ln Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,084 SqFt 0.290 Acres

Nestled on just under 2 acres atop Storm Mountain, this property offers a serene retreat amidst nature's beauty. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home boasts a spacious living room with picturesque windows, framing stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of Longs and Meeker. The updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, newer cabinets, and granite countertops. The main floor hosts the primary bedroom, providing a peaceful sanctuary complete with an updated ensuite bathroom and a convenient walk-in closet. Step outside onto the expansive deck, where you can unwind and soak in the surroundings while enjoying the fresh mountain air. Convenience meets adventure at this location, with easy access to fishing on the Big Thompson River, exploring the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, and all that Estes Park and Loveland have to offer. Schedule your showing today! No drive-bys or trespassing! By Appointment Only! $535,000 Active

27 Buff Ct Drake, Colorado

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,644 SqFt 1.910 Acres

Nestled on just under 2 acres atop Storm Mountain, this property offers a serene retreat amidst nature's beauty.  This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home boasts a spacious living room with picturesque windows, framing stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of Longs and Meeker.  The updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, newer cabinets, and granite countertops.  The main floor hosts the primary bedroom, providing a peaceful sanctuary complete with an updated ensuite bathroom and a convenient walk-in closet.  Step outside onto the expansive deck, where you can unwind and soak in the surroundings while enjoying the fresh mountain air.  Convenience meets adventure at this location, with easy access to fishing on the Big Thompson River, exploring the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, and all that Estes Park and Loveland have to offer.  Schedule your showing today!  No drive-bys or trespassing!  By Appointment Only! $535,000 Active

27 Buff Ct Drake, Colorado

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,644 SqFt 1.910 Acres

Priced to sell!  New construction.  Cabin is ideal for those seeking vacation home or primary residence located within minutes of RMNP and Estes Park CO. Large 23'x10' deck to enjoy the Colorado sunshine and fresh mountain air while watching the birds or sitting under the stars. Home features a metal roof and blend of modern amenities designed to complement the natural settings. Conveniently located minutes from Loveland Front Range area or Estes Park CO, the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. $440,000 Active - Backup

80 Hot Spur Ln Drake, Colorado

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,583 SqFt 0.260 Acres

Want the best of both worlds...how about 5 minutes to magical Estes Park while fishing the river from your very own deck surrounded by national forest and wildlife. This 1910 cabin has been renovated 3 times over its long life while keeping all of its charm. Original sections of the cabin have been preserved including cabinets, nooks, walls and windows for those that have a fondness for history. This cabin was one of only a handful located on the primitive road into Estes and the brand new Stanley Hotel built in 1909. Markings in the cabin celebrated the victory of Japan WWII. With all that said this cabin is not lacking for updates. Newer roof, gutters, paint and granite countertops also a new well pump within the last few years. There are 2 trex decks to sit and enjoy the river and tons of wildlife. The crawl space has been insulated with class A fire rated spray foam sealant insulation. There is a large and very private upper level primary bedroom with tons of windows and private balcony overlooking the river. Large picture windows align the spacious open living and dining room with unbeatable views of the river. How about an additional separate sitting room that can be used as a cozy book den, game of chess or converted to an office. 11x8 entry foyer is also ready for relaxing and opens to the deck on the river. There is a one car detached garage, rare for canyon riverfront properties. Easy direct access, no 4 wheel drive needed here. Fully furnished and ready to move in! If you are looking for rustic, cozy canyon living with a dash of history this is your home. $410,000 Active

2392 US Highway 34 Drake, Colorado

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,382 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Find your sanctuary here! This 4 season, fully furnished cabin near the Big Thompson River is truly special.  Built in 1947, charmingly decorated with a nod to Mid-Century Modern and 1940's glamour, this log-sided cabin is turn-key and move-in ready. Enjoy cozy, winter evenings by the gorgeous fireplace in the living room or summer evenings on the spacious, heated screened porch perched below huge rock formations.  Views of the river from the front windows and a short walk to river access and world class fishing. Seven minute drive to downtown Estes Park and 13 minutes to RMNP.  There is room to build another bedroom in the basement.  Seller's flood insurance is $1700 per year through Lloyds of London. Larimer County will not allow this home to be used as a short term rental. $400,000 Active

16 Misty Manor Rd Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 1 Baths 936 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Located just a few miles outside of town, close to the charm and excitement Estes Park provides, while still enjoying peaceful and quiet living. This property has a large gated front yard set back from the road. It is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin with large front facing windows, letting in plenty of natural light. There is a beautiful wood burning fireplace with natural stone from floor to ceiling and a ledgestone hearth. The Big Thompson River can be admired from your kitchen sink window. The Primary bedroom includes a walk-in closet and backs to a rock cut out patio. The attic and roomy one car garage offer plenty of extra storage. Enjoy soaking under the stars in the hot tub. Whether you're looking for a year-round residence or a seasonal getaway, this is the perfect cabin for your fishing, hiking, and mountain living! $399,000 Active

2459 US Highway 34 Drake, Colorado

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,220 SqFt 0.170 Acres

“Lorraine and Sarah were amazing to work with and exceeded our expectations to sell our mountain home. Their professionalism and knowledge of the area and real estate market was indispensable. They were available to answer questions, explain all the technical details and help us through the entire process from listing to closing. They sold our home in a tough market and in the time frame we needed. I would definitely recommend NorthWest Real Estate!” ~ Kathy

“Sarah and Lorraine are fantastic! They ensured that our homebuying experience went very smooth and were a wealth of information throughout the entire process. We HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced, communicative, family-oriented real estate team in Northern Colorado.” ~ Laurel & Jack
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