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“Peaceful, Beautiful place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Woodlands on Fall River
1888 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9106   |  
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Texas
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Peaceful, Beautiful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Very nice place to stay, you won't regret it. The owner Ron was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and we loved having a kitchen and living room. I'm so glad we picked this place and not in the busy area of town. It's just down the road and Safeway is just a hop away. We used the grill for cooking burgers one night and enjoyed a glass of wine on the patio. We were downstairs which leads you right to the stream... Upstairs has a higher ceiling and a balcony which I may consider next time.. but it really doesn't matter.. it was nice being downstairs. The Rocky Mountain National park is only a few minutes away and also hiking is close by too. I only regret that we didn't have one more day just to enjoy sitting by the stream, reading a book, having a glass of wine and relaxing.. but who said vacations are relaxing? Hiking and Trail Ridge Road plus taking tons of pictures took up our day.. but we had a wonderful place to come back too... Movies are available for checkout at the office which we took advantage of. Enjoy your stay.. we will be back!

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Gaithersburg, MD
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Columbia, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

We spent four nights at the Woodlands suites as part of a Colorado trip this month. We had a great time, and our stay here was an important part of that. We had an upper level 1 BR unit with balcony overlooking the river. With a full kitchen and a grill available, dinners on the balcony were quite pleasant. The location also is very nice, a few miles outside Estes Park and very close to the National Park entrance. You don't feel close to Estes, but you can get there in just a few minutes if necessary. The Safeway there carries everything you will need to stock the kitchen. The management team is especially nice. There are some minor caveats that keep this from receiving highest grades. The suites are located about 50 yards from Hwy 34, so you do get traffic nearby. However, the sounds you mostly hear are from Fall River -- constant and refreshing. Also, our outdoor grill probably should have been overhauled or replaced, since it was very difficult to start without setting myself on fire. Otherwise, we had a terrific time here, and would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

The Woodlands on Fall River was the perfect place to stay! The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the location is the most ideal.
While we were there, we saw elk, rams, a fox, turkey, goats, and several other small furry critters by the Fall River.
I can't imagine ever staying anywhere but at the woodlands... my favorite vacation of all time!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I relied on the TripAdvisior when selecting this place to stay and I have to agree with the reviews that I based my choice on. This place is perfect. The staff are wonderful and very accomodating and the location is perfect, midway between downtown Estes Park and the national park entrance. The river running in front of the units sounds like rain coming down and we have enjoyed every moment here. Our unit contained everything to make our stay comfortable, a beautifully equipped kitchen that even has a dishwasher! The bathroom is very nice and clean and the beds are extremely nice. There is lots of closet space to put your things away. We have 2 TVS and a working fireplace with wood supplied free! This lodging has a private, at home feel about it. It's no wonder that so many people write great reviews about it. It's perfect.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Pueblo, CO
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

I took my family in November to spend a week at the Woodlands on Fall River in Estes Park, Coloardo. We were anazed with out stay. The staff was very attentative with our needs as we checked in. They delivered firewood each day for the fireplace and also made sure our coffee and tea was filled up each dat when they cleaned the room.

The units have everything you need to be away from home. The kitchen has a full sized fridge, full stove and oven, mircowave and was fully stocked with all kitchen tools you need. We even had every kitchen tool we would need to make brownies while we were there. We even had an outdoor gas grill that overlooked the river.

The unit had a jetted tub. It was also spacious with the 2 bedrooms and large living/dining area. The beds were comfortable and we were all able to sleep soundly.

The scenery was magnificant. Tall ponderosa pines and aspens sorround the units. We were about 20 yards from the center of the Fall River which made fly fishing very convenient. The second day we were there we had snow and I was able to get my kids to fish in the snow! We also could sit in the outdoor hot tub while enjoying the snowfall!

We had some visitors while we were there. Several times we had elk that came by. We also had a bighorn sheep that wandered down to the river. The week before we came, a group of two dozen wild turkeys crossed the private bridge into the property. The place teemed with wildlife and we were able to view God's creation.

I would encourage anyone who wants to experience the Rocky Mountains to spend a week at this place. The Woodlands and its owner and staff far exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Denver Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

My husband and I have been coming here every March for the last 4 years for our Anniv. and my birthday. We are treated very well here. We extended our stay by three days this time and we are so happy that we did. The staff was very accomidating, Betsy is a jewel. She always so friendly and helpful. We used the Laundry Room this trip, they provide the Detergent and softner, they charge $1.50 per load. We borrowed Scrabble one night, this was found in the laundry room with several other games to play, they let you use their movies free of charge as well. You have from 10:30 to 1:30 to have your room cleaned. The wonderful woman I mentioned Betsy lives on sight and is for the most part available with in reason to her own family and personal time after hours. The hot tub is nice and the parking is better for transporting items and getting to your car in the cold if you stay in an upper room. Room #11 I think is best, not to close to the office not to close to the road. You can get your own firewood that they provide in a wheel barrow by the office (they provide a wood carrier for you too) In the Laundry room are menues of quite a few restaurants in the area. Full kitchen, QUIET ROOMS. Every room overlooks the river. We actually had a Blue Jay land on our deck and a Fox walked by last night as well. The wireless worked just fine and they provide a blow dryer. Oh yeah and they have Jetted bath tubs. Very NIce, DO IT, COME TO THE WOODLANDS IT IS GREAT!! close to the RMNP and to a wonderful restaurant the Twin Owls, Romantic and $$ in a 1920's log cabin. Upscale dinning, I asked about attire , casual. Go for it!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1888 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9106
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Estes Park
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Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a dramatic, mountain riverside setting, The Woodlands offers one and two bedroom suites overlooking the Fall River. Beautiful landscaping, trees over 300 years old and Castle Mountain views all combine to provide the perfect location for your vacation or getaway in Estes Park. Just just two miles from the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. You have easy access to over 350 miles of hiking trails, bountiful wildlife and scenic drives unique to this great national treasure. The Woodlands is convenient to Estes Park shopping, dining and its variety of year-round activities. ... more   less 
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