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“Gas leak in cabin, older cabins, poor management” 1 of 5 stars
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830 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Gas leak in cabin, older cabins, poor management”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I stayed in a cabin over the 4th of July weekend which had an older defective stove that developed a gas leak. I returned from a day of hiking and gas fumes were in the kitchen. Management would not acknowledge how serious a gas leak could be. There were no instructions on lighting the stove. I was told they are "replacing older stoves." Please be advised that the management, which runs other local properties, operates strictly from a corporate perspective and will not apologize or voluntarily make better a bad experience. BTW the cabins are 1940s vintage, with small/old TV and photos on the website do match reality. My cabin had no dishware to prepare food. If you stay ask for a cabin with a new stove and having some basic dishware.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gail E, General Manager at Tiny Town Cabins, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
I am sorry you found your stay with us in Tiny town Cabins to be so unsatisfactory. You and I have spoken about your situation and I gave you a refund for a portion of your stay.

We did have the stove issue addressed and there was nothing found wrong with the stove itself. As I had mentioned in our conversation, in that particular cabin the pilot lights go out when it is excessively windy and the door is open. Someone had turned off the gas at the line, which should never be touched without express permission to do so. This created your problem when you turned the gas on before leaving for your hike and not relighting the pilot lights. We now have clear concise instructions printed for customers who stay in cabins that have the older stoves.

Each cabin is supplied with plates, 2 sizes of glasses, mugs, cooking utensils and pots and pans. I am sorry you were unable to find them to do your cooking.

We have no corporate offices and are not run by a large corporation. I remember apologizing to you for your experiences here as well as refunding your money.

Again, I am sorry your stay was not a pleasant one for you.
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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 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent two nights in #9, Happy Ours, and will definitely stay there again if we're in the area. The cabin had all your kitchen essentials, a sitting area near the fireplace with a bed in the same room, and an enclosed porch with a dining table. The location is the best! We could see and hear the river, watch ground squirrels and rabbits from the cabin, walk to the grocery and liquor store, and get into the park or town in 5 minutes. The decor and aroma remind me of a cross between my grandparents' house and a log cabin, which was a little odd but otherwise fine. It fit our needs perfectly in the middle of a two week road trip and we would happily return.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just returned from our stay in Estes Park and the Tiny Town Cabins. We stayed in Sweet Dreams, #16 and found it to be just what we needed. The location was quiet and close to everything we needed; views of the Rocky Mountains were spectacular and the sound of the Big Thompson River near us was relaxing. On one of the evenings, we had several elk come through the expanse of lawn in front of the cabins and walk right through our driveway.
The cabin itself was cozy. If you are looking for extra sheets/blankets, etc, remember to look in the dresser. The staff checking us in/out was very helpful.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Gail E, General Manager at Tiny Town Cabins, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We do appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review on Tiny Town Cabins. I am pleased that you so enjoyed your stay. The river this year is really special. Just a gentle hum of running water. We appreciate you spending your time in Estes Park with us. We would love to have you stay with us again on your next trip. You will receive a 10% discount for your return visit. Have a wonderful summer.

Gail
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went for an 'away' weekend and stayed at this location as opposed to a hotel. It is in a decent location, but also quiet and road noise is not an issue. The cabin was very warm when we got there, thankfully we had reserved a fan in advance (a must). The bed is firm (to say the least), but comfortable. Really had a nostalgic feel to them. The only issue is the cooking environment. Be aware of pilot lights in both the stove-top and oven. If you haven't lit a gas over before, make sure to get help. They leak somewhat and caused quite a 'burning' experience for myself. Had a good stay, but will maybe look at a B&B next time.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gail E, General Manager at Tiny Town Cabins, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Tiny Town Cabins. They are quaint little getaways. We do realize the problem with the stoves and are in the process of replacing them. We will replace 5 of them in the next two weeks or so. We would love to have you back and thanks again for choosing us for this visit to Estes Park.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Estes Park over the Labor Day week in September, 2012. The Tiny Town Cabin we stayed in was #14. It was perfect for the two of us. Very clean, nice fireplace, little grill and picnic table which we used several times. It is very close to Rocky Mtn Park. Very laid back with no problems at all. The employees were very accommodating. We saw a bobcat, elk, prairie dogs, and a huge bear at the cabins! It was enjoyable to hear and see the Big Thompson River that the cabins sit on. We were not looking for anything fancy and this place was nice, inexpensive, close, cute, and comfortable. I would highly recommend it for small families that want a comfortable convenient place to stay and not expect plush surroundings. Wonderful awesome adventure and I would stay there again. It cannot be beat for the price.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maryville, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The cabins are a little dated--nothing fancy, but they are comfortable. The cabin I stayed in had plenty of dishes to cook with, plenty of towels and toiletries, the beds were very comfortable and clean. The cabin overall was cleaned very well. I also thought that it was nice of them to leave small "welcome packages" with a few small snacks and some candy. The staff were very friendly and helpful...The only thing that was really wrong with our cabin was a broken coffee pot (still worked but the pot had to be held against the drip part in order to fill) and a light was burned out in our bathroom. However, I'm sure these things would have been fixed had we told someone. I would suggest that the chambermaids check the lights, refrigerator, and other electrical devices to make sure they are working okay during their routine cleaning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed here for our 12th anniversary the end of Sept. 2012: cute cabins, very clean. Liked the refrigerator as we take some of our own food: could use a small microwave mounted on the wall like the coffee maker is. Definitely could use a clear bath mat in the tub, pretty slippery. Loved our cabin overlooking the water and terrific views of the mtns. Coolest thing was the elk outside our cabin during the night talking to each other. Also liked being next to the grocery store, pizza place, BBQ , and also the restaurant next door - we could walk over in the morning and grab breakfast before we went hiking. Saved us the time driving into Estes to eat and then having to drive back. Will definitely come back in the summer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 830 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 73 Specialty lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Real Colorado Cabins ... Real Fireplaces ... All on a Real Mountain Stream. That’s Tiny Town Cabins. We’re on the banks of the Big Thompson River and are one of the most unique resorts in Estes Park. These cozy cabins on 12 acres of lush, private mountain meadow feature wood-burning fireplaces and are the perfect destination for couples looking to spend quality time in a picturesque setting. Just five minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 

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