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Idlewilde by the River

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2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Idlewilde by the River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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15 hotel reviews
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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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Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is the 2nd year we have stayed at Idlewilde and we are booked for 10 days next year! We love the clean, orderly cabins, the hot tub, the new pavillion with tables underneath it, gas & charcoal grills and the fire pit by the river! Great for relaxing, fishing, getting to know new people and having a family vacation!... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the best places to stay in Estes! Although I wanted to stay here, I did not stay at Idlewilde, but rented a home next door through the Idlewilde staff because they were booked solid. This is a fantastic location! The hummingbirds were awesome! Fishing was wonderful! We saw a small bear walk by out our back door. I... More

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Concordia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Idlewilde by the river will be your "go to" place to stay in Estes Park after your first visit. The cabins were beautiful and clean, it was just 5 mins from downtown Estes Park, there were hummingbirds everywhere, the river sang us to sleep every night, we even saw a small bear running through the campsites! Oh, I caught a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed in the Dun-Workin cabin for one night. The managers, a couple, were the nicest people you'll ever meet. The place is old, but that is part of the charm. The cabin was tiny, but fine for two people. We cooked on the charcoal grill, and when we needed more charcoal, the manager gave us some. There is a... More

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Tulsa, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love this place!! We've probably rented every cabin here at some point. We all came at once one year and rented the big cabin. Had a blast. This is heaven on earth. My favorite thing to do, sit by the river with my coffee in the mornings. Pure Bliss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My teenage boys and I had a wonderful time staying at Idlewilde by the River for a week over the Fourth of July. The property is tucked away along a road that is convenient to both the Rocky Mountain National Park and the center of Estes Park. It was about a five-minute drive to the entrance of RMNP. Remarkable. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our first experience in Estes Park. Idlewilde was perfect for our first visit to the area. From the moment we arrived at the desk to check in, we were treated wonderfully. The cabin was ready and truly clean! As mentioned, the cabins are next to the river. So close you can hear it at night as you sleep.... More

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Columbus, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights at cabin 10, We Four. It was so clean and right on the river. Could hear the river all the time. The grounds were very nice and well cared for. We had a wonderful time relaxing and trying lots of fun activities in Estes Park. We will definite go back to Idlewild and request cabin... More

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Address: 2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Also Known As:
Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park

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