I have been coming to Estes Park with my family each summer for as long as I can remember. My Gdad's cabin nestled beneath Teddy's Teeth has been a sweet reprieve for my entire family for generations. Built in 1902, my Gdad and Mimom are the 4th owners of the cabin that, as you can imagine, has become quite a legacy in my family. We are beyond blessed. It is special for endless reasons, but to me it feels like home, and it always means deep, soul saturating rest. Each time I come the cabin, I leave new, refreshed, free and full. I was reading in bed the other morning and looked up at the light coming in my window and was moved to document this cabin that has meant so much to so many.
So, Welcome! Welcome to touches of Mima, Gdad's epic hat rack and vintage photos of Longs, Blue Calico, Blue Spruce, Gdad's Texas flag, fire in a stone fire place, old photos from growing up, front porch sitting, Gdad's Aspens, creaky stairs, the old piano, birds on the feeders, and sleeping June poppies. Welcome to The Homestead.
The living and dining room: laughter, gather, study, rest, front range views.
Upstairs: open windows, old piano, blue hallways.
The King Room: Texas flag outside and pretty vintage napkins.
The Trundle Room: twin trundles, mountain folk, hilarious/ridiculous old time photos of all the cousins.
The Princess Room: prettiest floral details and dusty blue accents.
The Creaky Stairs: I used to skip the second step so I could sneak quietly.
Downstairs Rooms: Touches of Mimo and Gdad everywhere.
Outside: firewood, chipmunks, birds, mountains, Aspens, front porch chillin, collected antlers, and the bear that's been around longer than I have.
Cabin, sweet cabin.
And a few bonus photos! Some moments in and out of the cabin from our last family dinner with all of us overlapping time in Estes.
My brother Will prepping the chicken, the table set for all 8 of us, and everyone chillin in the living room before dinner.
And extra bonus: If you're ever in Estes, the Estes Park Brewery makes incredible beer. My personal favorite is the Long's Peak Raspberry Wheat.
Okay, the end. :) To sum: filled with gratitude for the continued legacy of my Mimom and Gdad and forever grateful for the special place Estes Park and The Homestead hold in my heart and the heart of my entire family.