T.W. Beck Architects was chosen by Mr. & Mrs. Terry Bogener in early 2008 to design a remodel for their new venture, River Rock Cottages. The vacation lodging property, formerly known as Highland Cottages, is located on Virginia Drive in Estes Park, Colorado.
Since these cabins were built in 1901, bringing them up to code, including addressing egress issues, was one of the objectives and challenges faced, while keeping in focus the priority of retaining their Rocky Mountain cabin character. The project involved new floor and foundation plans, floor and roof framing plans, new flooring, doors and windows, new kitchens and bathrooms, and total interior updates. These cabins now offer the best of everything – authenic and historic but with all the comforts of home away from home, a tranquil setting with great views of the surrounding mountains, and within easy walking distance to all the amenities of downtown.
The Bogeners opened for business in the summer of 2008 and have found historic River Rock Cottages to be very popular with visitors to Estes Park.