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Idlewilde by the River

2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
Idlewilde by the River
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Missouri
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time staying at Idlewilde. My family and I stayed in the Lingerlonger Cabin for a week. We had a great time in Estes Park and the cabin in literally five minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. The Big Thompson River runs right behind the cabin and is a great place to kick back and relax. The cabin provides all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here twice over the years and I love it! Staff is very caring and accommodating. Cabins are clean and spacious for families. River runs right behind cabins and it's so relaxing.I will never stay anywhere else while in Estes Park.

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Decatur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 4th year staying at Ildewilde. First time with Deb and Larry as managers. All I can say is what a great couple. Truly they make you feel at home. Deb even made ice for us. Improvements have already been made to the cabins that are a real plus. I can see more coming and look forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These cabins are right on the river and offer a fully functional kitchen as well as other modern amenities. The feel is rustic but comfortable. What we liked best: grilling right outside the cabin, spending time on the screened porch, watching the hummingbirds. Tips: bring pillows and towels from home for added comfort (but provided if needed) and plan to... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in quite a few places in Estes Park over the years, but when we found Idlewilde by the River, we stopped looking elsewhere. It's in an ideal location, close to everything yet on a road that most tourists don't use. The cabins are always clean and inviting. The managers, Deb & Larry, are great hosts and make... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife had just completed six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy so we really needed a relaxing getaway. Idlewilde fit the bill! We had an adorable cabin just inches from the river. The weather was lousy but it was fine by us. My wife slept a lot and I played a lot of online poker. Good Wi-Fi connection by the... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We met family here recently. This was our first time to stay at Idlewilde. The location was top rate. There are many things that need improvements. The kitchens are poorly furnished. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have a cabin that sleeps 6 and there are only 4 forks available. The ovens in the 3 cabins we had... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I need only 3 things in place to stay: clean, hot shower, good night's sleep. Everyone was very nice here and the cabin was spotless. The shower was hot, but VERY slippery. I slipped twice and I'm young and strong. I would not recommend these showers to the elderly or toddlers. We stayed 7 nights in Pine Rest. We had... More 

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mbuehler, Owner at Idlewilde by the River, responded to this review

Dear vedettefille, Thanks for your honest feedback. Our cabins by the river are in tight quarters, but i have to say this is the first time we have heard of a noise issue like this. We will address the shower for sure, but unfortunately we cannot move the buildings. Thanks for staying with, and again, I am sorry it did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Four of us (2 grandparents & 2 granddaughters) spent 5 nights in the Aloha Cabin (#6) at Idlewild by the River. Our wonderful screened porch sat 4 feet from the river. We spent a lot of time on the porch reading, watching the river, and enjoying the hummingbirds that collected in large numbers at our feeder. Our granddaughters were thrilled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a three night stay recently at the Idlewilde and stayed in a great little two person cabin located about about 2 feet from the Fall River. The cabin was clean and well maintained, the grounds were neat and our hosts were very attentive and kept the hummingbird feeder outside our window filled up twice a day.(no kidding)! Now the... More 

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