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Idlewilde by the River

2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a bit clean obsessed and our cabin was spotless and smelled great upon check in. The hosts were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The river provides enough white noise so that you don't hear your neighbors. Beautiful setting. Will definitely stay here again.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the constant sound of rushing water, the beautiful surroundings and peaceful environment. It was great being so close to RMNP! The cabin was spotless and the management showed great hospitality. Can't wait to go back!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time at Idlewilde by the River. The location was great because it was not right in the middle of downtown but it wasn't too far out. The management was great and very friendly. My favorite thing was waking up in the morning and having my morning coffee by the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 Families: 1 from the state of Washington, 1 from Wisconsin, 1 from Minnesota, 1 from Illinois all met at Idlewilde for a 5 night stay. Our cabins were perfect for each family and were located close to the river so that we all enjoyed the sound of rushing water tumbling over the rocks. The cabins were all well appointed... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For at least twenty years we've spent a week or two at Idlewilde. In fact, we never leave until we're booked for next year. This summer, new owners have taken over and with them upgraded sofas and tv sets. So our perfect stay was made even more perfect. The river was more beautiful than ever and ten steps from our... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Majority of cabins right on the Big Thompson river. Small showers but cabins are old (although updated) and it would be a major re-do to enlarge them. Clean. Friendly managers. Close to RMNP. Family friendly

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed in Shemira (cabin 11) and also Olaha (cabin 6)... both are two bedroom cabins with a cute little dining booth, a mini kitchen with everything and more than a motor home...and a lovely living room with a large brown leather sofa... and TV that you probably would never turn on while you are there. The grounds are right... More 

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Prescott, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family and I stayed at Idlewilde Linger Longer cabin by the river and LOVED it!! Cabin was perfect for our size family, great accommodations! Staff are wonderful to work with and quick to respond to questions. Our family vacation was a BLAST !! Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful place to stay!! Kathy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My whole family was there after our Daughters wedding. My daughter picked this cabin and it was awesome. We had BBQ by the River, we sat around listening to the river. Being so close to nature was great. The cabins were cozy, clean and so comfortable. The Managers were so nice made you feel so comfortable. Definitely we want to... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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