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Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch

600 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Greeley, Colorado
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193 reviews 193 reviews
10 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The ad should read " For a mere $125 per cabin, you can experience peeling wall paper, rusted out showers, shower curtains held up with old coat hangers, stained sinks, beds that probably haven't been changed since the old west, and old soda cans left in your old, dirty refrigerator" - this is NOT an exaggeration. Remembering Elkhorn from days... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was a piece of doodoo that was laying in the hotel. Looked like it had been there for weeks, it was old and dry. That helps summarize my experience at the lodge. Overpriced, dirty and staff was VERY UNFRIENDLY AND RUDE! No wonder its rated so horribly. Go else where

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park was one of the best highlights of our 18 day Phoenix to Yellowstone RT drive. The lodge is rustic and antique so if you cant skip modern conveniences for a night or two then go elsewhere. We stayed in early Sept. 2014 and watched the best wildlife show right from the front porch! Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed at the Elkhorn Lodge Sept. 2014 and had a wonderful experience. I had read some of the other reviews and was a bit concerned about our stay. I called to confirm our reservation and they had it as we had made our reservation through a third party. The staff was polite and quite accommodating. I cannot speak for... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

And by wildlife I mean MICE in the cabin we rented. We were told that they could not control the wildlife. We have lived on farms and can tell you that mice can get into a home. But we didn't just throw our hands in the air and say "oh well". We put out traps and poison, plugged holes etc.... More 

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ElkhornLodge, General Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are sorry to hear you had issues with your cabin. My wish is that it would have been brought to our attention to address these for you. As for the mice in The Rocky Mountains, it is fall and I dare to admit at my own home that is less than 13 years old I too have... More 

Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I rented the Church to stay in with my niece and nephew for two nights, just last week. While the lady behind the counter (I believe her name was Jamie) was very pleasant; the manager displayed no care for the renters. I had reserved this venue; called to confirm the reservation, then checked in. At no time did ANYONE tell... More 

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ElkhornLodge, Property Management at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We apologize you were uncomfortable. Due to our front desk hours we leave a telephone number displayed each night for guest's to reach a lodge employee. The response to your issue was partly due to the curse word used in the lobby. We regret you could not contact someone in your two night stay. Elkhorn Lodge More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a review only of the trail ride offered through Elkhorn Lodge. I must say, I think there is a LOT of room for improvement here. I heard that new owners bought the ranch just recently, so hopefully they will bring new energy to the place. Safety is the first thing they need to work on: the trail was... More 

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass this along to the Ranch. We hope you will return and ride with us again. Ranahan Ranch More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Authentic historic experience with very friendly staff ... Great fun for ghost tours and a fabulous way to get close to nature and experience some solitude! We go every year, at least a few times. Highly recommend the Elk Horn versus staying at an everyday hotel that doesn't have the distinct charisma that defines the Estes Park history.

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed the rich history we offer here at The Elkhorn. with us approaching 140 years old , we strive hard to keep the modern world outside our property. we appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge us and look forward to your return. Elkhorn Lodge Staff More 

Champaign, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Elkhorn Lodge and Ranch are frighteningly terrible! Learn from other's mistakes and RUN the other way! Just a few issues...dirty, unorganized, did not honor reservation made ahead of time, with documentation. Did not honor a Groupon. Staff at desk has no clue what is going on. Manager Miki is extremely unhelpful and unfriendly. As I was standing at the desk... More 

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ElkhornLodge, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Guest/Rider, We are inquiring as to whether you were riding, a guest in the hotel or both? We have new management this season and are unable to honor vouchers from Groupon or other online deals. We can not collect for these vouchers. Elkhorn Lodge More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a lodge built in the 1870's. I stayed there 3 times previously over the past 50 years. This was the worst experience. In the past the lodge offered a rustic place with a mountain experience. It appears that time has deteriorated the property and no effort was made to update or bring the facility up to standards. In... More 

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We pass along your review to the owners. We appreciate your time and thank you for letting us know. WE hope you will return and visit us again. Elkhorn Lodge Staff More 

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