Let me start by saying that I am a Colorado native and I love visiting Estes park, but I am embarrassed this place is located here. Motel 8 would've been a huge up grade. I never write reviews, but I really felt I had to warn others. They say it's rustic, but my fiancée and I would say its a dump. To start, I wasn't even greeted by the gentleman at the front desk when I came in to check in. We walk in our room and yes it's old, but the carpet had stains everywhere, the mattress was probably as old as the lodge (1847), and it had a musky smell to it and it just needs major renovations. I understand rustic and antique, but this place is beyond that. We stayed in the main lodge, so I can't say what the cabins were like, but I can't imagine it being any better. We didn't visit the stables therefore I can't comment, but I've read it's part of a different management.
The only amazing thing about it was the location. I wish the owners would just give this place some TLC, it has so much potential.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elkhorn Lodge is the oldest continuous operating lodge in the Rocky Mountain region and is the most historical property in Estes park. Dating to 1874 when Reverend McCreary from Ft. Collins built a small summer cabin on what was to become the Elkhorn property, to today's struggles to save and restore this jewel of the West, the Elkhorn Lodge has been and continues to be a major part of Estes Park. With a fully functioning main lodge, cabins galore, and several spacious buildings for large parties, there's accommodations for any and all at the Elkhorn Lodge and Ranch. And Don't forget about the horseback riding! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elkhorn Lodge And Guest Ranch Hotel Estes Park