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About

The property that Solitude Cabins & Lodge sits on was originally owned by Charles Partridge Adams in the early 1900’s. He was a renowned watercolor artist who built his original home on the property as his art studio and rightfully nicknamed it “The Sketch Box”. When you arrive, you’ll notice that we continue to pay homage to the history while you drive through the property on “Sketch Box Lane”. Along with keeping the Sketch Box name alive, we find that we’ve truly kept the property as an oasis in the trees that Mr. Adams had envisioned way before Solitude Cabins & Lodge was built.

With hopes of adding on to Charles Adams’ original vision,

Paul and Kathy Kochevar, who have been a part of the Estes Park community since 1979, purchased the property with dreams of sharing the Sketch Box with all. Paul, with the background of being a civil engineer, designed and developed each cabin on our property. Kathy, took on the property’s daily operations. The dynamic duo of Solitude were able to establish the business and open the doors in 2003.

 

After a few years of doing it on their own,

in the Fall of 2008, Paul and Kathy were joined by Kaylyn and Steve Kruger on the management team. Both Steve and Kaylyn had come to Solitude with an immense background in hospitality; specifically the hotel business. Kaylyn had grown up visiting Estes Park with her family, together, they continued the family vacation tradition bringing their two sons. After meeting with the Kochevars, they were able to make their dream of living in the mountains into their reality. The group of four were able to grow the property together not only in popularity, but in size as well. In 2020, after envisioning and dreaming it together, the Kochevars and Krugers established the Lodge portion of the business.

After almost 20 years living on the property,

surviving the Estes Park flood of 2013, and the Estes Park fire in 2021, Paul and Kathy decided to take a step away to live in the Seattle area closer to their children and grandchildren. In 2022, Rebecca and Dylan Smith were introduced to the property as the new assistant managers. Though not all together in the same space, the management team of 6 dedicate their work at Solitude Cabins & Lodge to make sure each guest feels at home in the heart of the Rockies.

Will F
Will F
August 25, 2022.
Highly recommend! Great property management and cabin was very clean & cozy with most everything you need to just enjoy your stay. Very much enjoyed watching the wildlife from the deck and awesome mountain views. Great location with very easy access to town & RMNP. Thankful to have had the opportunity to meet & chat with Becca & Dylan, they are very friendly and attentive to the needs of guests. We will definitely be back!
F M
F M
August 24, 2022.
We stayed in one of the cabins, and it was so comfortable and spacious, gorgeous view of the mountains from the kitchen and deck, quiet neighborhood, short easy drive to everything … couldn’t be happier! Enjoyed the outdoor hot tub as well.
Laura Robertson
Laura Robertson
August 21, 2022.
We were (thankfully) able to book last minute after a disappointing reservation at a cabin in another area. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The area is well kept and the cabins are spread out enough and each has its own patio with outdoor furniture and grill. The location was great- close to town but quiet. Our cabin was great! Clean and well equipped- we were very comfortable.
Andrew Flynn
Andrew Flynn
August 21, 2022.
Accessible to everywhere, beautiful interiors, CLEAN AS CAN BE(!!!), washing units in the cabins. PHENOMENAL
Kelly Carlton
Kelly Carlton
August 20, 2022.
Jennifer Buck
Jennifer Buck
July 19, 2022.
Beautifully renovated! Very well done and super comfortable. We stayed in a king lodge room. The space is not large but very well planned. The bed and pillows are very comfortable. The finishes are quality. Nice location, quiet, and very friendly staff.
Amy Harrison
Amy Harrison
June 26, 2022.
We absolutely loved our stay here, 2 large rooms with king beds and sleeper sofa for kids! Staff was very helpful and there to answer any questions. Could not have picked a better place, we hope to be back in winter…. Thank you
Vanilla Rice
Vanilla Rice
June 21, 2022.
The cabin was nice and clean. The view of the mountain was beautiful. The front desk lady was very nice. If I come back to estes park I, will stay here again.
Patricia Roberts
Patricia Roberts
June 21, 2022.
Arden Swanson
Arden Swanson
June 13, 2022.
Everything was clean and cabin was well furnished with everything we needed

Call

(970) 577-7777

Location

1885 Sketch Box Lane
Estes Park, CO 80517

Email

info@solitudecabins.com