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Historic River Forks Inn

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1597 W Highway 34, Big Thompson Canyon, Drake, CO 80515
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Historic River Forks Inn
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the RV park next to the Historic River Forks Inn over Labor Day weekend. While it is in a shady area by a stream that flows into the Big Thompson River, it had much to be desired otherwise. For what they were charging they didn't have great accomodations and of all things they had a PAY SHOWER... More 

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St. Joseph, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you appreciate history and interesting people, this is a great place to stay. We stayed an entire week. Yes, it's rustic. Yes, the decor is old West, but that's what we enjoy. Meeting the owner, Dr. Jones, was a real treat. A retired veterinarian, he was one of the first editor's of "Horse & Rider" magazine and authored the... More 

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Drake, CO
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

In summer of 2012, we camped at River Forks Inn/Campground for several weeks. Here are a few reasons we won’t ever go there again: In October of 2011, when the campsite reservation was made, we asked for a site with full hook-ups. (For non-campers, this means hook-ups for water, electricity and sewer.) The price was $500 per month. It wasn’t... More 

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Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The campground and hotel part will still take customers, but the kitchen/restaurant is no longer open. They've built a fence around the parking lot to keep cars from parking there. When the restaurant was open, they didn't need a fence to keep the people out--their food took care of that.

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Lawndale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Bring your own broom, vaccum cleaner, mop...heck, cleaning supplies so you can spend the night cleaning your room. We chose not to eat as we were unable to view the kitchen. If the room was an indication of what would be found we dared not look. Better safe than sorry. The manager, not the owner, has a very high opinion... More 

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Drake, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Unfortunatley, the Dr. and his wife should turn over this beautiful historical site to someone other than family. Maybe if it were professionally run, they could make a lovely gathering place for tourists and the people of Drake. We have moved to Drake, and tried this place, only to have poor food, service, and an I don't care attitude. Hope... More 

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Colorado
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13 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

I don't even know where to start. The building actually has a nice rustic feel, perfect fit for this old stage stop up a mountainous canyon. But that is pretty much the only thing complimentary I can think of for this place. Apparently it is owned by an older couple, but their grandson and his young wife run it. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Love the place. Great food and service to match. Plus the Saturday night entertainment was a great blend of solid world-class musicianship and improptu sit-it's that provided a one-of-a kind musical event. We'll definitely revisit!

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The location is central, in that it is between a the City of Loveland and the Mountain Town of Estes Park, thus making it a nice place to stop for lunch or camping next to the Big Thompson River. The restaurant is a pleasant experience, in that it has an aura of a Historic place, with friendly folks, and simple... More 

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Lompoc,Ca
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Our party of 8 stopped by your place for a peaceful rest stop and lunch on our 3900 mile mid west trip. We were greeted by a youg girl more tuned on fixing a microphone than providing service to customers. After trying to get seated and order for lunch, the girl came back and advised us they could only fix... More 

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Additional Information about Historic River Forks Inn

Address: 1597 W Highway 34, Big Thompson Canyon, Drake, CO 80515
Location: United States > Colorado > Drake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Drake
Number of rooms: 10

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