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Historic Crags at the Golden Eagle Resort
2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Santa Fe
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Upgrading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Stayed here for a week in a two bedroom, two bath unit on the second floor. The decor is outdated but that wasn't a problem since it was clean and had great views.

They were just finishing changing out the beds with new ones in all the units. Some have complained of hard beds in the past.

My only problem was that the hot tub was down (they are remodeling both the pool and the hot tub.)

If the hot tub was working, I'd have given it a five star review. Staff was friendly, and the overall atmosphere of the historic element of the place was the best part. The scrapbooks of mementos and articles from the past relating to the hotel were fun to flip through. The fireplace was also very nice.

Another good thing--unlike other Diamond Resort timeshare properties, there was no one there pressuring us to do a timeshare presentation. That was refreshing.

Room Tip: Higher floors facing the town of Estes Park have the best views of the mountains.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here over a beautiful Colorado early spring weekend. The hotel was very quiet and peaceful. Loved to just have the windows open and let the cool breeze from the moutains blow in. Rooms could get warm. We just kept the windows open during the day. At night, we closed the windows and cranked up the ceiling fan. Slept like a baby. Cannot comment on recreational activities as wedidn't use any. Resturant was closed for the season, but would love to eat taking in that view. We stayed in a one-bedroom with TWO bathrooms. Thought the room was really nice with plenty of storage space. Only real problem I saw was parking. even in off-season, it was sometimes a challenge!

Stayed March 2012
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Philomath, Oregon
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This was a great place to stay. I wish I could have stayed more than one night, but I was just passing through. I will agree with others that the room was too warm, but that better than being too cold with the snow on the ground outside. A coyote howled seemingly feet from the window and we were woke up in the morning by a woodpecker on the tree outside the window. We had room 201 and the clawfoot tub/shower combo was great. I would definitely stay here again.

We had to call the desk since it was late at night and we couldn't find the address, they not only gave us great directions from where we were at that time, but also had a parking spot for us up front that was not a regular parking spot, but the lot was full. Great service!

Room Tip: Get room 201 - it's great
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster, Colorado
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The Good: large room with kitchenette, nice clean bathroom, flat screen TV, DVD/VHS player, lots of glassware and utensils, stove, fridge, microwave, view of Continental Divide, free newspapers including USA Today, WiFi, clean room, big and new towels, nice price in the off season.
The Bad: room was very hot upon entering, room next door had a crying kid, no restaurant or bar during the off-season, can look into room next door via the windows, couch cushions were uncomfortable, flat pillows
The Ugly: The room was very hot, and the thermostat didn't work. The windows had to be opened all night to try to cool down the room to a comfortable temperature.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Myself and three other friends stayed here for spring break inMarch 2011, the low season in the area. Crag's was the cheapest and probably one of the nicest places to stay for this time of year. For as old as the building is, it is in exceptional condition and has been retrofitted and preserved appropriately. The staff wasn't really there, but showed us where the necessities were located. The room didn't face Estes Park, but did face Prospect or "Crag's Mountain." A few reviews complain about the back view and sight only the parking lot. It's apparent they're not opening their eyes.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We booked the Crag through Travelocity for a weekend in December. The hotel is a timeshare, so they have a small fridge and microwave in each room. The accomodations were very comfortable and staff was super friendly. The hotel is "rustic" but very neat and clean. Would absolutely book here again. Hotel is about 1 miles from the Rocky Mountain National Park and very close to downtown Estes Park.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

This is truly a very romantic place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful with places off the beaten path to eat and see. We booked the studio it was small but very cozy and a very beautiful view. The history of the hotel was displayed in the hotel and loved seeing and learning about the history of it. The only complaint i have was the restaurant was closed but other than that it is a very beautiful and very friendly place.

Room Tip: Get the room overlooking the Estes Park.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Historic Crags at the Golden Eagle Resort

Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historic Crags at the Golden Eagle Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lodge is ideally located in the heart of Estes Park on the north side of Prospect Mountain and only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Breathtaking mountain views surround you making this the prefect location for your mountain wedding.The landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park is the steepest in the United States. Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet high result in world-renown scenery and provide challenges for hikers and climbers. The extreme topography creates an amazing range of ecological zones within a short distance, similar to the changes that would be seen in a drive from Denver to northern Alaska. ... more   less 
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