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Ponderosa Lodge

1820 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful area, located within 2 miles of Rocky Mountain National Park. The river is located right outside your deck door and there is a walking path which leads directly into the downtown (a few miles walk) where there are restaurants and shops. The room we stayed in, #5, is located on the ground floor with a kitchenette. There were barbecues... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a cute small room with a view of the river from the balcony. Nice room upgrades were better than expected given the rustic nature of the lodge. Staff was helpful and location excellent with easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park without needing to go through Estes Park main Street. There was easy access to town, but not... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At check-in we were told we would have to change rooms after our first night's stay. We didn't want to do that for many reasons and had not booked our room that way. The young lady at the desk was pleasant but not authorized to make changes. She asked for the manager's help (Josh, I believe). I have never been... More 

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Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older hotel, but very well maintained. Because of that it has some touches you don't get anymore. River is only feet from the shared back porch (5 rooms share)--so relaxing. Each room has a fireplace and they furnish everything needed to build a fire in it--wood, pine cones (kindling), newspaper and matches. While not huge, the room... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay! The room was more updated than I expected, great price, loved the river being right there out our door! We also appreciated the dimmers for the lights...that way we could keep our lights on on the adult side of the room while we turned the lights out over our kids' bed!!!

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the money,view,and customer service it was an incredible stay!It has great value,beautiful view,very conviently located for shopping,hiking and all other needs.Staff is very courtious and helpful.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I recently stayed at the Ponderosa Lodge with family members and we couldn't have been more happy with our service and the location of the hotel. The lodge is right on the river! Josh gave us recommendations of what to do and where to eat and everything he had said was fantastic! The room was cozy and clean. We couldn't... More 

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New Harmony, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Located just outside the RMNP entry and a few miles above and away from Estes Park, the location is excellent. The guest room was very clean, well appointed, and looked over a wonderful rushing stream. Staff was excellent. Friendly. Knowledgable. Genuinely interested in helping us have a great vacation. Comfy bed. Real fireplace supplied with wood and fire starter material.... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed here June 2015- we booked the room based on price, and were pleasantly surprised at just how nice it was and what we ended up getting for what we paid. All staff that we interacted with were very friendly. Our room was small, but cozy and clean and included bathroom with shower, TV, microwave/fridge, fireplace,... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to Fall River. That's where it ended. The room was simply maintained and weathered by time. A small refrigerator and a microwave were provided to supplement the anticipated "dining out". If you're looking for simple, somewhat rustic setting with limited amenities, at a fair price, this is your place. Walking distance to... More 

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