My family spent 4 nights at the Woodlands last week (8/13-8/17). We enjoyed it so much I considered extending our stay and not going down to Colorado Springs area as originally planned. In the end, we did leave, but we will certainly return to this facility on future visits.
Location- perfect...Rocky Mountain National Park is just a few minutes away turning left, and the town of Estes Park, including a Safeway less than 10 mins away turning right.
The "condos" are two stories high and normally I would select a top level condo (worrying about noise from above), but we ended up with a lower floor unit. We were so happy we did! We never heard the folks above us. We walked out our front door and an absolutely beautiful river, with nice deck chairs was just 20 feet in front of us. The kids (10 and 12) loved being able to pop outside and sit by the river. Several other folks had brought fishing gear and were fishing in front of their unit.
The receptionist, Betsy, was exceptional. I can't say enough about how helpful and friendly she was during our stay.
Bedding and towels were very comfortable.
I was also very happy to find they have two washers and dryers on site for their guest's use. They provide the laundry detergent. Cost is $1.50 a load. I thought this was a bargain and a great convenience.
They also have big selection of dvd's which was nice for the kids to enjoy in the evenings.
Finally, Estes Park has a free shuttle into town and it stops at the resort next door. This was very handy when my husband and kids wanted to go into the park one day (with our rental car) and I wanted to spend a little time in town. It was easy to walk home from the shuttle stop just two minutes away.
This was a wonderful way to start our first visit to Colorado and we will certainly recommend this place to friends.