Rocky Mountain National Park bought the Cascade Cottages last year. What should it do with them now?

Rocky Mountain National Park bought the Cascade Cottages last year. What should it do with them now?

A view from an unoccupied portion of the Cascade Cottages property in Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park. The 42-acre property contains 12 rustic cabins and different buildings, and takes in dozens of acres of untouched wilderness. (The Denver Submit file)Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park acquired the historic Cascade Cottages final yr. Now managers are on the lookout for public enter about what to do with the 12 rustic cabins unfold throughout 42 acres close to the Fall River entrance to the park.

The park is weighing a number of choices — starting from utilizing the cabins for volunteer housing to ripping them down — and can take public remark via 5 p.m. on April 23 at parkplanning.nps.gov/romo, or by mail at Superintendent, Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park, Estes Park, CO 80517.

For a lot of a long time, Kansas school-teachers L.V. and Hazel Davis operated Cascade Cottages, which was open from Memorial Day via Labor Day. The Davis household in 2009 provided to promote the property, which is bisected by Fall River Highway.

With help from the Belief for Public Land, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and plenty of donors, together with the Estes Valley Land Belief, Larimer County, and the City of Estes Park, the park was capable of purchase the property for $three.four million.

The Cascade Cottages workplace, 12 rustic cabins, and related infrastructure are positioned on the south facet of Fall River Highway and lie very frivolously on the land, the park stated in a information launch. The cabins are constructed on stone or concrete piers, and water strains run above floor. There isn’t a nicely or everlasting water system. Water was hauled to the positioning and saved in above floor tanks, and propane was delivered to the positioning. The advanced has electrical and telephone service. The property to the north of Fall River Highway is undeveloped.

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