Upon check in, we were warmly greeted by Mike, the manager. He and his staff were helpful, courteous and kind throughout our 6 night stay in Cabin 2. Our stay was greatly enhanced by our interactions with Mike, who was responsive, accommodating and caring. He took the time to share with us some of his favorite places in the park and in town, highlighting them on a map. That became our trip itinerary and we were not disappointed. The cinnamon buns Mike recommended in Glen Haven were incredible!
The resort is conveniently located close to both Rocky Mountain National Park (less than 3 miles) and to the town of Estes Park. We appreciated the fact that it is an adult only resort. Although it was filled to capacity, we rarely saw other guests during our stay.
Our cabin was roomy, very clean and nicely decorated. The king-sized bed was very comfortable, and the assortment of bed pillows helped to ensure our comfort. Having both a kitchen and a BBQ, we shopped in town and enjoyed nicely grilled filet mignon, salmon, hot breakfasts and cold, refreshing beverages, at our fingertips. These amenities allowed 2 of us to eat well for less than $25 a day! Our cabin stayed cool and comfortable with open windows and the ceiling fan, which was preferable to the artificial air conditioning at many hotels. Just outside our door, we had a large hot tub on the deck which we enjoyed each evening. We ate our meals outside at a bistro set on the deck while listening to the soothing sound of the running water.
The “backyard” was amazing! We relished our time relaxing in a two-person hammock along the river’s edge; swinging on a bench swing; reading on a bench where we sat with our feet emerged in the cool waters of the river; sitting on chairs in the shade and in the sun; and listening to the tranquil sounds of the river and the chimes hanging from trees. Hummingbirds darted just above the water. Squirrels and chipmunks ran and played. We were visited by a huge Elk, grazing along the river’s edge. Bella, our four-legged host, made her morning rounds each day, greeting us with her calm energy.
The resort was so welcoming that it was as much of a destination as RMNP. We spent time in the park each day, and looked forward to returning to our cabin to relax and rejuvenate.We are already talking about our next visit!