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“Great stay in Estes Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deer Crest Resort

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Deer Crest Resort
1200 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Deer Crest Chalet)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Estes Park
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great stay in Estes Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Deer Creek Resort for one night around the Thanksgiving weekend and it was truly amazing. We were planning on staying at Stanley, but were put off by the price. Deer Creek was great value for money. We were given a large room with a King bed and a fireplace. The room itself was ery comfortable with great interiors. The best part was the creek that ran just a few yards away. The garden had rabbits and although the river was flowing slow, it was very scenic. This is what I was expecting from a trip to Estes and I found this place to be great value for money.

The place also has board games and movies to watch, but we were keen to staying in a scenic place for the evening and go to bed early and gear up for the RMNP, which is just a few miles down the road. After staying the previous nights at Copper Mountain, I found the hotel to be truly worth the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed in one of the fireplace mini-suites in October 2010. It was ideal for us: The resort is adults only, it's close to a park entrance, and the room had a small kitchen. We could leave before sunrise, do whatever photography and hiking we had planned for the day, and come back to a cold drink, a warm fire, and a movie on the DVD player. Most days we were too tired to get cleaned up and eat at a restaurant. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a simple meal, and the full sized refrigerator let us store picnic supplies. If you want a great view, you might be happier with one of the other rooms. Everything except the fireplace mini suites has a view of the stream that flows by the property. The mini-suites looked at an empty pool, but having a small kitchen and fireplace more than made up for it. The room prices were very reasonable, and the people who own the place are so friendly. They keep a supply of books, puzzles, and movies in case of rain.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I stayed here earlier this year and it was perfect. I recently stayed at the Stanley Hotel and wished I had stayed here again instead.

This is not a luxury resort but it has everything you need:
1) Nicely kept rooms that are comfortable
2) Hot water
3) Great owners
4) Hot tub
5) Snowshoes!
6) Fireplace
7) Kitchenette with utensils and appliances

The location is excellent and roads were fine even with heavy snow in the area. Granted it was offseason so you might have to adjust your expectations if the resort is full and Estes Park is overloaded with people. But we had a great time and I will stay here again from now on.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the far right of the resort (as you face the office from the main road). It...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Estes Park and at Deer Crest was a delight. I had stayed here previously and found the same great accomodation and friendly welcome. I was pleased to note that the owners are continuing to update and improve their property. Its location close to the entrance to RMNP and on the Fall River is a delight. It is so restful to be able to sit next to the river and enjoy a good book. Do stay here, you will be pleased. I should note, it is an adult only non-smoking facility.

Room Tip: The rooms on the riverside allow you to hear the stream.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Viola, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We arrived in Estes Park, CO without reservations. We stopped at the visitors center and picked out some brochures, took them to the desk, friendly clerk assisted us with picking resorts open and having rooms for one night. We chose Deer Crest and what a prize it was! Just a short distance from downtown. Nice wooded area with babbling brook just outside the door. Friendly young woman at desk told us Resort is family owned and operated (by her father). Room and bathroom clean and well kept. Linens clean and crisp. We were there in the off season so we were thrilled with the price! Be sure to find place to eat soon if you arrive late afternoon. We ended up getting sandwiches at the Safeway Deli and eating on the deck at the resort which turned out to be really nice. Will most definitely stay here if we ever return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Livermore, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Deer Crest is a lovely resort in Estes Park, CO. It is located right on the Fall River. You open your door (ground level) and walk just a few feet & you are at the river. If you like the Rocky Mountain National Park it is only a couple of miles up the road. It is only a mile or so from downtown Estes Park. Our favorite room has always been pleasant, clean, and spacious. We usually stay 2 nights but this trip we decided to stay for 3 nights. Being early November we had the whole resort pretty much to ourselves. The staff is friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this resort!

Room Tip: Get a ground floor room that faces the river. Rooms 106-102 are good.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Like many others, we have been returning annually to the inviting atmosphere of the Deer Crest. This quiet and peaceful retreat is owned and managed by Ken, Carrie, and their lovely daughter, Nicole. This friendly family welcomes you with graciousness and efficiency.

The motel sits directly on the banks of the Fall River. Most room balconies and patios face the river, lawn, aspens, and pines. (Waterfall rooms have private balconies and patios.) The mini-suites face the pool, but are just steps from the river. Room 312, a mini-suite, is the closest to the river.

Many of the very clean rooms, including the bathrooms, have been updated and refurnished. The average size rooms are decorated in a mountain/country motif with quilts on the beds and homey accessories. Our room, a mini-suite included a very comfortable king-size bed, a loveseat, chair, desk, ample drawer space, a kitchette which included a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave oven, plates, cups, utensils, pots and pans.

After exploring the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park (a five minute drive to the entrance) and the quaint town of Estes Park, the cozy and comfortable Deer Crest is a welcoming retreat. I highly recommend this family-run resort.

Room Tip: I like the waterfall rooms and room 312.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Deer Crest Hotel Estes Park
Deer Crest Hotel
Deer Crest Estes Park
Address: 1200 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Deer Crest Chalet)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Rocky Mountain National Park > Estes Park
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#7 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
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