Knotty or Nice Cabin

Knotty or Nice Cabin

Knotty-Or-Nice_smallCabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This wonderful little cabin is perfect for Honeymooners, Anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion.
It is close to downtown Estes Park, and about a 10 minute drive to the north entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
It has a nice two person private outdoor Hot Tub for after those long hikes.
This cabin is perfect for those who want a place to relax after a day of hiking, wildlife viewing, which you can do outside your door, and shopping.

The cabin was named Knotty or Nice, so what ever happens at the cabin stays at the cabin.

This cabin is to be enjoyed year round.


Peak Season Rates will apply for: Memorial Weekend, Thanksgiving eve, Thanksgiving, Night of Christmas Parade, Christmas eve, Christmas, New Years eve, and New Years.




  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Off Street Parking
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Private Hot tub
Beds + Bathroom
  • King bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower/tub combo
  • Smart tvs with dish satellite-one in living room and one in bedroom
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • NO Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Outdoor Features
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • WiFi
  • No phone
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Not Suitable for Children
  • Smoking Not Allowed



Peak Season Rates will apply for: Memorial Weekend, Thanksgiving, Night of Christmas Parade, Christmas eve, Christmas,                                                                       New Years eve, and New Years.





June – Oct $190/night (3 night minimum)
$215/night (2 night minimum)
$1140/week $3990/month
Nov – May $145/night (2 night minimum) $870/week $3045/month


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Keys will be found in the lock box and code will be provided.


If pets are found on property or if we smell any kind of smoke in the cabin or if we find cigarette butts in the yard you will be subjected to a $300.00 extra cleaning fee.

Pine Creek Cabin will supply a complimentary bar of soap and bathroom tissue (if you use up all the rolls of tissue during your stay you will need to provide your own for the rest of your stay). Trash bags are provided and we ask that you bag all your trash (no loose trash) and put in bear proof trash receptacle. The property is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property. All you need to bring is food and your personal toiletries. Our cabin is professionally cleaned between guests; sorry there is no maid service during your stay. Our cabin is constantly maintained, however, unexpected problems may arise between guests that are beyond our control. If there should be a problem upon your arrival please contact us so the problem can be promptly rectified. We do want your stay a pleasant one.

NO FIRES OF ANY KIND. THAT INCLUDES FIREWORKS. FIRE PLACE is electric and BBQ is gas so it is ok to use.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXTRA CLEANING OR DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR DURING YOUR STAY. (The cc we have on file is considered your damage deposit and will be used as such if needed.)

Please use hot tub respectfully and keep voices down after 10:00 PM.

In order to keep the hot tub cleaned and sanitized please follow these rules:
• If you over use or abuse the hot tub you could be subjected up to a $100 cleaning/sanitizing fee.
• The hot tub is for the cabin guests only. If you have visitors they are not allowed to use the hot tub.
• Use hot tub as a spa tub not a bathtub. Wear only bathing suits do not wear street clothes. Do not put soap, oils, or bubbles in hot tub.
• The hot tub is not your children’s wading /play pool. Please limit the amount of time your child is in the hot tub. No toys or blow up toys are allowed.
• Never leave children unattended in hot tub.
• If you are in the hot tub for an extended period, we are not responsible for any ill effect it may cause.
• Read how to open and close the lid. Always strap lid down after use. High winds will blow the lid open or off.
• If there is damage to the lid due to misuse you can be subjected up to a $450 fee for a new hot tub lid.
• Never leave hot tub lid open while not in use.
• Never bring food or drink in hot tub.
The hot tub is a very expensive luxury for you to enjoy please use it responsibly. Thank You, Pine Creek Cabins

Cancellation and Refunds

If you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival you will receive full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee.

If you cancel within the 30 day window you will receive full refund minus a $100.00 cancellation fee.

If you rebook; all funds will go towards the rebooking as long as it is 30 days prior to your arrival.

If you cancel the week of you will forfeit all monies. No refunds for early departure or inclement weather.


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55 out of 5 stars (based on 44 reviews)
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Dream Come True

December, 2017

We were looking at the last minute for a cozy place to spend our first anniversary and happened upon the Pine Creek Cabin website. Diana was so sweet and fixed up everything just perfect for us. The cabin was adorable and just the type of place I had hoped to find. Estes Park provided plenty of things to do and the hot tub was wonderful in the evenings. We would definitely book here again.

Jenae & Carl

We had an amazing time here at the cabin.

December, 2017

The distance from town was perfect. This is by far our favorite cabin here in Estes Park! The cabin was so cozy and clean. Loved the décor! We will be back again! Happy Holidays!

R & J Mahn

A GREAT spot

October, 2017

A GREAT spot whether you’re doing day trips into RMNP or just enjoying Estes Park.
A great cabin close to town but also in a very quiet and secluded spot. It was a perfect base for our trip to RMNP. The cabin was clean and had all of the amenities one would expect. The hot tub was awesome after a long day of hiking.


Best place to stay in EP!

October, 2017

This has become “our” cabin! We have stayed here several times and love how perfect is for two people. Easy access to Rocky Mountain Natl Park that lets us avoid the traffic of downtown. You can’t find a more relaxing, peaceful spot than this!


Wonderful cabin in a great location! Exceeded our expectations!

September, 2017

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Knotty or Nice and could not have been more pleased! The location is close enough to Estes, but secluded enough to be very romantic. After riding the windy roads each day, the hot tub was a welcome treat! We were even lucky enough to get a visit from a bull elk while soaking in the hot tub! I look forward to coming back and visiting very soon! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin!
-Cedar Rapids, IA


Wonderful stay in Estes Park

June, 2017

We loved it here! We felt like we had a true cabin experience in the heart of Estes Park! The cabin was very clean, fully equipped, and had the cutest outdoorsy knick knacks. The hot tub was an added bonus after our daily hikes. We had deer visit us each morning and could easily access Rocky Mountain National Park right up the road. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you for creating a place that felt like home away from home!

- Menomonee Falls, WI

Cozy and Romantic Love Nest!

May, 2017

Well kept, clean, lovely cabin!



May, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cabin met our needs perfectly and the hot tub is a great amenity. We will be back.


Quaint and well appointed

April, 2017

We loved this cabin. It was more spacious than I anticipated. Everything I needed was available. Just fabulous!!!

Cheryl F. - Montgomery, TX

Great little cabin!

March, 2017

Great location for park or town. Clean, comfortable, everything works (including hot tub).

Fred S. -- United States

super clean and well equipped. very nicely decorated

March, 2017

A very relaxing cabin. Nice new appliances– the hot tub was very clean and a great temperature. A short walk to town and very convenient to the Rocky Mountain National Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Nancy - Lakewood, CO

Would book again

March, 2017

Perfectly furnished. Great location relative to town and rocky mountain park. Would book again.

Justin A.

Great getaway!

April, 2015

Great relaxing getaway location, close to all the fun Estes park and Rocky Mountain national park have to offer. The cabin was well maintained and cozy, and had everything we needed!

Angie -- Des Moines, ia

knotty or nice cabin stay

March, 2015

Loved everything about the cabin. Didn’t want to leave. I could definitely see myself staying here again. Definitely recommend

Shane - Hershey Nebraska


March, 2015

Perfect way to spend our CO get away.. The Cabin was everything it promised to be.. Will be definitely be coming back soon

Tim & Lisa

What an amazing getaway!

March, 2015

As soon as my boyfriend and I opened the front door, we were filled with joy! This cabin is picturesque and wonderfully secluded in a woodsy neighborhood. The house was well equipped with cooking supplies, washer and dryer, television, brochures for things to do around Estes, and little cozy decorating touches. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in the mountains! Thank you for the great mini vacation!

Ava R.


February, 2015

Perfect home base for our Rocky Mountain National Park adventures!!
Outstanding location within walking distance to shops in Estes Park and short drive to the entrance of RMNP.
Clean and neat cabin with all of the amenities that we needed for a fabulous stay!!
The hot tub was the icing on the cake and we thoroughly enjoyed it each and every day!!
Thank you for your hospitality and we look forward to returning again soon!!

Steve -- Lake City, MN

Knotty or Nice

October, 2014

We had a great time, everything was clean and cozy. It’s a beautiful, relaxing place to stay

Jo Ann W. - Enumclaw

Even better than we imagined!

May, 2014

Stayed at the Knotty or Nice to celebrate our wedding anniversary! The cabin was even better than we imagined it would be. It was so cozy, just right for two people. The area was beautiful and quiet. Being able to hop in the hot tub anytime was a wonderful indulgence! We travel to Estes Park at least once a year (always staying in motels), but we are now spoiled to stay anywhere but the Knotty or Nice Cabin! Can’t wait to get back there!

David and Emily -- Alva, OK

Nice clean place

April, 2014

This cabin was just like the pictures. Very clean and close to town. Even though there were neighbors close by you felt like you were the only ones there. Very little traffic. Woke up to deer eating in the yard. Nice to have a hot tub! Very cozy and comfortable.

mountain lover

Perfect Getaway!

April, 2014

We loved the cabin!!! Tucked away, but mins from town. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need for cooking. Loved the stove and grill. Very clean!!! Defiently will be going back.

Brandy M. -- Tampa

Great cabin, great price, great time

March, 2014

Incredible cabin! My fiancé and I stayed here in mid-March and couldn’t be happier. We had never been to Estes Park this time of year, so it was great to see the Rockies still covered in snow. Typically we rent a cabin right on the river in summer months, but were happy to have this spot up on the mountain at this time with the river being low (due to the time of year we traveled). The cabin has a spacious living space, and loved the convenience of the gas fireplace. The decor fits perfectly! The hot tub was especially great with a light snow coming down. It’s situated between huge granite boulders, large evergreen, and aspen. Plan on coming back in the future and often talked about how much we’d love to own a perfect little cabin like this in the future. Highly recommend!


Gorgeous cabin

January, 2014

The cabin exceeded all of our expectations – it was even nicer than the website photos suggested! Nice and spacious, with a very nice and well equipped kitchen where we cooked many meals. The outdoor hot tub was perfect, even in below-freezing temperatures and snow. Close enough to town for easy access to restaurants and RMNP, but removed enough to feel like we were alone in the world! Will definitely return.

abby m.


October, 2013

We had a long weekend getaway in Estes Park and enjoyed every minute of it! We especially enjoyed our stay at this quaint cabin…everything about it was homey and nice! Would definitely stay here time and time again! Loved it! Thank you!

Sara-- Luehrs 3. Nebraska

A Beautiful long weekend in THE perfect cabin for two!

August, 2013

The Knotty or Nice cabin was absolutely perfect! It is the nicest vrbo home we have stayed in! The LOCATION is terrific – just 2 minutes from downtown Estes Park. From the stunning boulders beside the patio & hot tub to the lovely king size bedroom, the owner thought of every detail. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CABIN!!! We started our mornings with coffee & breakfast on the patio, packed lunches for our hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, and headed back to the cabin to rest our muscles in the hot tub! We ate dinner in town each evening, often on a restaurant deck beside the Old Thompson River. Poppy’s is great for Pizza and Ed’s Cantina has great food and a great deck out back! We enjoyed breathtaking scenery in RMNP and a tour of the Stanley Hotel……..all highly recommended! It was our first visit to Estes and we WILL be back.

Jersey Kansas City

Second Visit Like Coming Home

June, 2013

This was our second time staying at the Knotty or Nice cabin. When walking in the door it was like coming home. I like the location. It is away from all the noise of uptown, but close enough that you can walk to town if you want to. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. However be prepared to have some local elk stroll by the cabin. One morning 5 bull elk walked down the street by the cabin. They made themselves at home in a neighbor’s yard. One nice thing about the cabin is there is a second toilet in the utility room. Very handy. Also, the mini washer and dryer came in handy. I love the look of the cabin. It just feels so homey. The gas fireplace is a nice touch. We never used the hot tub because we were always on the go hiking and taking photographs. Everything was clean and neat. We love this place and recommend it to others that may be considering coming to Estes Park/RMNP.

Thomas S. -- Monroe, IN

perfect getaway

May, 2013

property exactly as described, pictures do not do it justice, managers very responsive, clean and very comfy. would highly recommend

Mike - Florida

exceeded our expectations!

April, 2013

This cabin was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! It was close enough to town to drive into but it was back a way to make it private, romantic and cozy! It was super clean, the cabin is kept up unbelievably well, was absolutley perfect in every since way!!! I can’t think of one single draw back. We went for a romantic weekend get away to relax and get away and that is exactly what we did! The last night of our stay it snowed and it was so awesome to be able to sit out in the hot tub and enjoy the mountains and the snow!! I can’t wait to go back!! Thank you Knotty or Nice cabin for making our weekend perfect with the perfect about of Knotty and just enough nice!! Love, love, loved it!!!

Andrea A

LOVED this cabin!!

March, 2013

This cabin looked good in the pictures, but when we got there it way exceeded our expectations! It was the perfect relaxing getaway for us! We especially loved the hot tub 🙂 The kitchen was wonderful too and had everything we needed to use to make things comfortable. The grill was a nice addition as well. We will definitely be back!!

SC - Greenville, SC

Great Stay

February, 2013

The cabin was great. We loved the hot tub, especially when the snow was coming down. Everything was just as described. We spent our mini-vacation snowshoeing and hiking.

Wes B. -- North Carolina

Fantastic Weekend

November, 2012

My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary at the Knotty or Nice cabin and I have to say it was a wonderful experience. All we needed to do was show up with our personal belongings and food. The pictures were an exact reflection of the property and we knew what to expect when we got there. The area is nice and quiet and its great to have the provacy. The only complaints that we had was, the cabin was advertised with a DVD player and there was not one to be found and there could stand to be a little more privacy for the hot tub from the road. I have a rather large truck that and we felt as though the neighbors could see us and were watching us when we were trying to relax. Other than that, we are looking forward to many more weekends together at the Knotty or Nice cabin. It is our new secret get away spot.

Tiffany - - Arvada, CO

I would want to stay here any time I come back to Estes Park

October, 2012

The descripition of the property is right on, the cabin is ever better than they have written. The kitchen is great all up to date and above average! The cabin is very clean and has everything that you would want or need. We had a great time staying there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great little get-a-way for two!! Rocky Mountain National Park is very close and the town of Estes Park is a great place to walk around. We had pizza one night from Village Pizza just down the street and it was great!! You will enjoy this cabin and be amazed at how clean it is, I would want to stay here any time I come back to Estes Park.

Martin and Linda, Blue Springs, Mo

Great Base Camp for RMNP

August, 2012

Adorable cabin. Extremely clean and nicely decorated. Much like home away from home. Great base camp to explore estes park and rocky mountain national park. Would highly recommend staying here.

Adventure Amanda - Whitehall, MI

Best Place Ever

July, 2012

We both loved this little cottage and all the decor that made it feel like home. The bed was great, quiet neighborhood, all the necessitiies in the kitchen. Having a washer and dryer was an added bonus, along with the great hot tub after a day of hiking. Didnn’t use the nice BBQ grill, due to never being there for dinner.
This is most definately a place I would stay again. great place for the money spent.

Shir - Springville,, Utah

Perfect place to unwind

July, 2012

Perfect location for exploring the town and RMNP! Very comfortable, felt like home. The hot tub was awesome after a long day of hiking. Everything was very clean. Can’t wait to go back!


25th Anniversay Getaway

June, 2012

We were very impressed with the cabin – everything was better than described. So peacefull and quiet through our stay. I will definitely reccommend this to our friends. Excellent!!! Racine, WI

TJA - Racine, WI

Nice Early Summer Getaway

June, 2012

We have stayed in quite a few cabins and prefer private settings. Considering Knotty or Nice is in town, it has a suprisingly private feel about it, with the view from the patio being a large rock outcrop rather than the neighbors houses. The cabin was cozy, clean, and nicely equipped. We really enjoyed our stay (took a couple of hikes in the park) and would certainly consider staying here again the next time we’re in Estes Park.

Anonymous, Denver Area

Happy in Estes, Second visit

March, 2012

This was our 2nd visit and it was just as enjoyable as the first. It is nice to feel like you are coming ‘home’ after a day in beautiful Estes Park and RMP. The only drawback is that the coffee pot is to small. The cabin is clean, stocked pretty well, and the bed is very comfortable. Can’t wait to come back next year!

Aurora, Co

Wonderful Experience

December, 2011

Great rates, great cabin and amazing views. The cabin was everything I wanted, expected and more. I highly recommend this cabin, I will be visiting again!

Courtney D. - Spring, Texas

Wonderful Getaway Cabin!

November, 2011

f you need a cozy place for two you can’t do better than Knotty or Nice! It’s close enough to stores, etc. to be convenient yet has a nice sense of privacy. Yes, there are neighbors but it’s still private enough to slip into the hot tub unseen. The kitchen is well-stocked with every appliance & gadget you might need for a romantic dinner for two. The decor is cabin-cute & you will enjoy cozy evenings in front of the fireplace. The bed is super comfy, too. The bathroom was immaculate – a must for me in any overnite accomodation. This wonderfully cute, clean, & cozy cabin is a wonderful place to stay when in Estes Park. We’ll be back!

HockeyMom : Chandler, AZ

Perfect place to say I do…. 😉

August, 2011

My now fiance and I stayed at the naughty or nice cabin back in July of 2010. I can’t express how much we loved the cabin, hot tub, and location. The town of Estes Park is very charming and we loved to walk around and just take it all in. After our first night stay at the cabin I had planned a rather long hike, some of the trail I had done in the past visiting Rocky Mountain National Park with my family, but I wanted to take it up a notch and go to Sky Pond. I was ready to go, ring in the hydration pack and girlfriend in tow. Needless to say after reaching our destination i handed over the ring and she was so happy except for the fact she couldn’t call anyone. All she wanted to do was get back to the cabin and make some phone calls. The rest of the night we hung out in the cabin and drank some Fat Tire. Man I love that stuff. We could not be happier with such a great home base as our naughty or nice cabin. Thanks so much for such a wonderful stay.

Chris - Virginia

Such a perfect little place!

February, 2011

We had an excellent stay at this PERFECT little cabin. It was very clean upon arrival and the decor gives it tons of personality. After snowshoeing in RMNP, it was great to have a nice warm fireplace to use. The cabin was perfect for our romantic dinner and getaway. The kitchen is very spacious and fully stocked with high quality cookware. The bathroom is well stocked with towels and complimentary toiletries to make up for any items forgotten. Nice touch! The private hot tub was a real treat after the long day. As another reviewer mentioned, we also suggest adding a privacy fence around the hot tub. However, the neighborhood and road are both very quiet and it was not a concern during our use. Overall, the Knotty or Nice is HIGHLY recommended. The photos don’t do justice to this immaculate cabin centrally located in Estes Park. Will definitely return!

Adam and Ana - Fort Collins, CO

Great cabin, great value!

January, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at this cabin for the last 2 years in March. I can honestly say the pictures don’t do it justice. The kitchen is outstanding! The last time we went we cooked and ate every single meal in the cabin. It’s a great change of pace for us to be able to cook a meal together! The interior decorating is outstanding, and the hot tub is awesome! My only complaint is that the hot tub isn’t very private, you can see it from the road. I think a privacy fence would make it feel a lot more secluded. That being said, hardly anyone drives on that road and there might only be an occasional dog walker or jogger. It is very convenient to town and to RMNP. We hope to stay there again this year.

Paul & Lisa - Centennial, CO

My boyfriend and I stayed…

March, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Knotty or Nice cabin this past weekend (March 12-15, 2009) during our first stay in Estes Park. The cabin was exactly what I was hoping for. It was beautiful and very cozy. The bed was extremely comfortable. The hot tub outside was the perfect end to a long day of snowshoeing. It was a wonderful place for a quiet, romantic getaway for two. I highly recommend this cabin for any who are looking for a similar vacation.

Jessica Steve Brandon, FL