There are two kinds of old motels. The ones that during the years lost quality and those that has been able to acquire charm, to upgrade their services and their level through intelligent but never invasive renovation. The Coyote Mountain Lodge definitely belongs to the latter group. Ten years ago I spent one night at this property, the name, if I'm not wrong was then Bighorn Mountain Lodge. When last september I arrived in Estes Park I couldn't remember the name of the motel but as soon as I drove in front of it I recognized it on the spot thanks to the particular shape of the lobby roof, so unique and beautiful that in my opinion should be used as an emblem for the property. I spent two nights in two different rooms and them both proved to be very clean, large, and definitely affordable even for a solo traveller. During my first night the room wasn't equipped with a fridge and a microwave as it was the one where I spent my second night, but I could make use of the micro located in the lobby on the same counter where it's possible getting some good coffee all day long. Before starting to write this review I was thinking if the lack of a morning breakfast, available during the old management, could be considered a sort of deficiency. My answer is no. Once you can count on some coffee (by the way I guess any room is provided with a coffee maker) and a microvawe you can fix yourself any meal you desire without having to pay for it even if you don't need it. Last but not least the real plus is due to the kindness, friendliness and professionalism of the staff, both the girl who checked me in both times and the young man who was on duty in the morning. The Coyote Mountain Lodge will be my accomodation when I'll be again in Estes Park and my choice among other things it's even due to them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine resting and relaxing on your special vacation, enjoying the majestic peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park in the background. Coyote Mountain Lodge is the place to be enjoying the cool mountain breeze as you unwind from that day of hiking in the park. We are located on the north side of Lake Estes. We have 39 hotel rooms, hot tub, heated swimming pool, playground, grills, picnic tables, free wireless internet access and we offer complimentary coffee and other hot beverages in the morning for our guests. Coyote Mountain Lodge accepts pets and is a non-smoking facility. Upgraded rooms have microwaves and refrigerators. We have a banquet/reunion room that can hold up to 120 people. There is a large deck that overlooks the peaks of the National Park. Catering is available. Coyote Mountain Lodge is surrounded by activities for our guests to enjoy. Activities include boating and fishing on Lake Estes, golf, horseback riding, hiking, shopping, dining, putt putt golf, go carts, rafting, and visiting Rocky Mountain National Park with its 400 miles of hiking trails and awesome drives to the tundra on the top of the continental divide. When visiting Estes Park you will find that your visit is never long enough. We would love to have you stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bighorn Mountain Hotel Estes Park
- Bighorn Mountain Motel