So this is a cute family run place that has cabins and motel like rooms with rustic western decor. Located along big Thompson river. Some rooms face the river and some face the parking lot for the Dunraven Inn restaurant. No breakfast included. Your first nights coffee is free and additional coffee is 75cents so that is inconvenient. No housekeeping, but if you need fresh towels they can get you some. Wifi was patchy and we were in room 201 next to the office. Hot tub available but only open until 7pm. Parking is tight in their lot. Walls are VERY thin. Both nights we were there we could hear the people next to us and we quite rudely awakened with loud singing, laughing, blaring TV our second night and no one is available in the office to ask the other guests to be respectful of how early it was and turning the TV down. So that didn't make us happy. This is during winter with only a few guests so I am sure it is really loud in summer with a higher volume of people. The room was moderate sized. The room was roasting hot even with the heat turned down as far as it would go, we had to open the balcony door and leave open the entire time we were in the room because it was so hot. Plus it smelled a little lime cigarette smoke the first night. No AC so be prepared if you stay during the summer. Overall the owners very very nice but we wouldn't stay here again. The noise factor and temperature factor for the room made our stay unpleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swiftcurrent Lodge is 3 miles southwest of downtown Estes Park on the Old Road into Rocky Mountain National Park. We are open Year Round for your Rocky Mountain Experience. Enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife during your stay. Fish from your doorstep on the Big Thompson River. We are only 300 yards from Rocky Mountain National Park. Come join us on "the Edge of Wilderness." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swiftcurrent Lodge On The River Hotel Estes Park