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Ponderosa Lodge

1820 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015
Philip A Denver, Colorado
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Longmont, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I called to book a room under a wedding group reservation and received terrible customer service and prices mismatched from the website. The current website prices are incorrect and they are not willing to compromise. They do not care if you stay there because they will be booked regardless. The manager was beyond rude, saying that I could stay somewhere... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

By far, my favorite place to stay in or near Estes. Been here at least half a dozen times and the owners know me by name and have even suggested different rooms for me based on my feedback. A GREAT change of pace from anonymous hotel clerks. Make no mistake, this is not a hotel. Don't expect room service, much... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I return to Estes Park every September to photograph wildlife and have stayed in just about every motel on the strip, in addition to some nicer/more expensive condos. I came across the Ponderosa on an earlier August trip and thought I'd try it when I returned in September. The staff was super nice and helpful, the rooms were VERY clean... More 

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I made reservations at least a month in advice. I was asked to change rooms two times. I started out on the main floor and was ask to move to the 2nd floor. I told them that I wanted to stay on the first floor so they gave me another room on the first floor. Not long after that I... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband, daughter and I recently spent 5 nights at the Ponderosa Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. The room offered a balcony overlooking the river, a wood burning fireplace, two queen beds, a full bath, kitchenette with sink, stove, mini refrigerator, microwave and cooking and eating utensils. Everything was very clean and modern. The property hosts both a picnic pavilion,... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a wonderful retreat. It is right on a trout filled stream with wonderful peace and quiet. It is only about a mile from Estes. The rooms have been redone and all have wood burning fireplaces in the rooms. They also have a unique way to leave your door open a couple of inches so you can sleep to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Ponderosa is awesome. Not for everyone, don't go expecting Holiday Inn. The real charm of this place is it's location right on top of the Fall River. We slept the sleep of angels to the sound of the river. We will be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed one night only but was the best part of our three week vacation. The rooms are a little small but rustic and cozy. The river is literally just steps from the deck and the sounds of the river combined with the wooded setting made it the most relaxing stay. I will definaty stay there again if I'm in Estes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The room was so clean and yes, outdated, but we didn't research everything about estes park to stay in the room the entire trip. Wanted a clean bed, clean towels, a mini kitchen and great scenery. We got that here. Opened the back door to hear the river and one step out and your looking at it. Kids were in... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We started with just 2 nights but as soon as we arrived we fell in Love with the Ponderosa Lodge. Josh and his staff were very friendly and the grounds and rooms were well kept and very clean!!! If you wanted a tip on food or ideas for what to do and see they gave you excellent ideas! We ended... More 

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