I live life on the road in Industrial construction so we never know where we may wake up. Born and raised in Louisiana but have traveled all over the US. The best part are the people I have met along the way. When I am not working I am still exploring and seeing new things. Some how I always find the time to get back to Cajun country, the place I call "home".
Quality Engineering by trade but RV technician in my spare time!
Yes- one angel I call "Marli"
Anyplace where the people are nice.
Forest River Travel Trailer 32' and 1 ton truck.
We stayed two nights at this peaceful place. The location was perfect for access to Rocky Mountain National Park, and yet we felt we were light years away from tourists and crowds. Barely any traffic on the county road, and we felt safe and secure. We didn’t visit the General Store down the road as it was closed both times we drove by it, but it looked quaint and fun. We loved the rushing mountain stream lulling us to sleep at night! No Verizon cell service, but we could get it in Estes Park and we used the free WiFi at the Estes Park Visitor’s Center too. The host was a responsive and helpful host who went out of her way to make our stay possible. Thank you!
Peaceful, quiet location right on the river. Absolutely loved the location. Thank you.
Great place! Listened to the stream every night. So close to Rocky Mountain National Park, but away from the crowds.
So thankful I had the opportunity to stay at such a wonderful little place tucked beside constantanly rumbling river stream...the sound is mesmerizing! Close to Estes Park but yet just far enough away to feel your entirely in your own little world. Know that there isn't much (if any) cell signal in the area which I considered giant plus as it forces one to unplug, relax, grab a good book and let the busy world fade away. When I felt the need to reconnect to civilization, I'd head back to Estes Park, socialize a little, check emails, get a few provisions, etc. then head back to this little haven. Thanks Charmon and Kirk for generously making such a beautiful spot available!
We were excited when we pulled up to Lil Gem and saw that we'd have our own little slice of mountain heaven. Not too far from "downtown" Glen Haven, it was a short walk to the General Store for some huge and frosty cinnamon rolls. The short drive into Estes Park never disappointed, as we saw lots of elk gazing along side of the road at dusk. The whole week felt very private and serene. We hope to be back in the future!
This was a great place to stay for visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
This has by far been the best day I’ve had yet! This spot is truly a hidden gem, when I arrived I about fell to tears at the beauty of it! A beautiful spacious piece of land right along the river and cliffs. It Is peaceful and safe, I am a young girl in her 20s who pulled a 25 foot trailer there by myself with ease, with that said, I recommend taking the route from Loveland/devils road that is suggested, not the other route from Estes. The route going to Estes does in fact have two very hard switch backs that would be difficult with a trailer. This location is absolutely prime! Just down the road is a general store that has all the essentials you would need and fresh pastries daily! You are in the heart of the mountains and Estes so everything is very close. The site was clean and overall breathtaking. I highly recommend, the host was very friendly and easy to contact. Little to no service out there, my satellite phone worked just fine. Truly a remarkable spot to have in Gods creation, and for free, grateful for generous people like this.
WOW WOW WOW! We loved our stay at "Lil' Gem" so so so much. Incredibly peaceful setting, right along the river. The small town of Glen Haven's adorable--don't miss the cinnamon rolls at the General Store. We stayed five nights, to explore the Rocky Mountain National Park--it was beyond perfect. Charmon was a wonderful host, extremely responsive and helpful. We really couldn't be more grateful.
Wonderfull place along the river in the canyon. Very quiet, thanks for the hospitality.
Perfect little spot 20 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Found a level spot for our van and enjoyed the quietness and the sound of the river for a good night’s rest after exploring the mountains.
Did not get to meet the hosts but they responded fast to our request. Thank you!
What a treat it was to stay at this "Lil Gem!" We enjoyed our quiet night by the river, it was so nice to hear that sound at night. The lot is very private and such a great location. Close to Estes Park and even closer to Gem Lake! We would LOVE to stay at this property again, next time for longer! Thank you!
My family enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountain side and river that this properry provided. It was glorious to fall asleep to the sounds of the river and wake up to the sunkissed mountains! Charmon was very gracious and flexible with check in and out times! The roads coming in from Loveland were definitely easier to navigate in an RV than the roads from Estes would have been so I really appreciated the suggestion Charmon provided on the best route to take! We would love to stay here again.
The first night we got there we underestimate the size of our rig (34ft) and we just drove straight in. We couldn't figure out how to back out trailer out. So we called quits and slept on it. On the morning we started trying again. And God sent us a overall wearing angel. She helped us direct traffic and guided us how to get out. So we backed out then backed our rig into the drive way. After that it was SMOOTH sailing! We went to Rocky mnt np. Then the next day we relaxed and threw the foot ball around as the boys played in the dirt. We had so much fun. It was so peaceful going to sleep to the sound of the river and watching the stars at night! BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE!!!