I certainly see why the Saddle & Surrey is rated #1 place to stay in Estes Park.
The owner checked us in. We also had a family member that had their own room. Before we did the usual paperwork, she took us to our rooms to make we were pleased. It was clean and clean smelling. Then she showed us how to work the A/C and heating unit. She wanted to make sure we were happy with our rooms. Then we went back to the office to complete the check in process. We had a king room. It was large. The bedding was outstanding and the bed had (4) king size pillows, not the toddler size pillows that so many other places seem to use these days. The sheets were great. Really comfy! I want sheets like this at home!! There was a couch, coffee table, small table and 2 chairs, nice closet. There was also a microwave and small frig. The TV was new and had lots of channels. The room had good lighting and enough places to plug in phones and electronics. Free Wi Fi.
We have been to Estes Park before, but never in late September. We enjoyed seeing all the Elk in town. The bull elk are in town with family - their cows and calves. We saw one bull Elk standing right in the road by a traffic light bugling.
I will give this motel the highest rating because of the outstanding location, good management, large clean rooms, reasonable price and the bed linens - WOW. AND it is quiet! Didn’t hear a thing from the folks in other rooms.
Free breakfast included tea and coffee and a nice assortment of pastries. The muffins were huge.
This motel is not by any means new, but has been kept up nicely. I would not hesitate to stay here again. We reserved room 5 (king room) and 6 (queen room). Parking is right by your room. There is good lighting. This motel is like the old fashioned motor courts.
Owner did say to watch out for wildlife, that on occasion bears frequent the area.
When I made my reservations, I called direct to the motel well in advance.