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Idlewilde by the River

2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Idlewilde by the River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seiverville TN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Rustic, charming, quiet resort. Donna and Lloyd will make you feel at home in this peaceful setting. If you like hummingbirds this is an amazing sight to behold. I have never seen or heard so many in one place! The buzz of hummingbirds is a charm! The whole setting of the river and the cabins is a delight, but the... More

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My son and I started our Colorado to Sedona road trip at Idlewilde. Donna greeted us and was very, very informative about the area, what to see and where to eat. We actually didn't end up eating anywhere in Estes, as it was much more fun to grill out right by the river. Our cabin was the Pine Rest, which... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The experience we had at Idlewilde by the River was nothing short of superb! Donna was very friendly and helpful. She answered all of our questions, which were many, since it was our first time to Estes Park. The accommodations had a rustic feel, yet they had all the modern conveniences we needed. The cabin was very clean and the... More

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Norwalk
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Highly Recommended!!! Spending a week at Idlewilde was refreshing for both the spirit and soul. As we relaxed by the rushing Big Thompson River, a calming peace came over us. A beautiful place to renew! The two bedroom cabin, Shamara, was perfect with a well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. The cabin was extremely clean and functional. The wild... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was our first visit to Estes Park and RMNP, and I had a picture in my mind of exactly what I wanted for our accommodations. I looked at many cabins online before choosing Idlewilde, and after staying there I can honestly say these were my favorite cabins of all that I saw in the Estes Park area that week.... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was our first trip to Estes, and we were so lucky to find Idlewilde! The Linger Longer cabin was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 2 kids. The cabin was spotless, and offered all the amenities of home! The Big Thompson river just feet from our cabin was our favorite spot to relax and fish. Lloyd and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Idlewilde by the River helps you get back to the simple things -- the things that matter. My wife and our two college-aged daughters so enjoyed hearing the rush of the Big Thompson River and the constant visits by the hummingbirds. Donna and Lloyd are great hosts and attended to all our needs. Smores by the fire on the final... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

and it keeps getting better. It is so relaxing. I'll be back. I particularly enjoy sitting on the porch and watching the hummingbirds. I took more advantage of the grills this time. It beats dealing with the crowded restaurants. It's great being so close to RMNP. The cabins are charming and very comfortable. I could really feel myself relaxing as... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Idlewilde by the River is our favorite vacation place. The location is perfect.....along the Big Thompson River with lots of animal life - rabbits, chipmunks, beautiful hummingbirds and an occasional elk in August. A river runs through with fish to catch and our grandkids love the tether ball, horseshoes and areas for other games. The cabins are so appealing as... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Having come to Estes this year for the 65th time, I feel almost an expert on accommodations there. And if you want the real skinny on the best place to stay in Estes-- it's Idlewilde by the River. The knotty-pine cabins may not be condo-fancy, but they are tops in comfort, cleanliness, and proximity to the Big Thompson River. Just... More

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Additional Information about Idlewilde by the River

Also Known As:
Idlewilde By The River Hotel
Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park
Address: 2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Rocky Mountain National Park > Estes Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 74 Specialty lodging in Estes Park
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more   less 

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