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“AMAZING STAY AT RMNP!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Maxwell Inn
553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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“AMAZING STAY AT RMNP!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Maxwell inn for 2 nights in august and could not have imagined a better hotel! Great location: close to downtown but in a quieter area down the road, peaceful. We asked for restaurant recommendations at the front desk and were given great ideas, and she marked their locations on the map for us, which was very helpful! (We suggest poppys pizza in the downtown area! great food and outdoor seating by the river, fyi!!) Saw 2 elk in the yard when we first checked in! We were in room 7, it was nicely decorated, a rustic feel, updated, and very clean, with air conditioning Hummingbird feeders and lavender growing in the front yard, very quaint, with benches to sit and watch for elk! Also, a firepit and hot tub at the hotel, (we didn't use because we were too tired every night) but nice to know they were there!! Continental breakfast included with coffee, yogurt, cereal, granola bars, toast, fresh fruit. Dvds available in the lobby, and our room had a dvd player, which we didn't utilize but was a nice touch, especially if you have kids! all good! Highly recommended. Would stay here again. Very well run.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Maxwell Inn for 5 nights. It was a great"home away from home". We walked to town, got great hike and restaurant recommendations, watched a movie on the porch on Friday night. The other nights, we took a book out to the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The Maxwells are a great young family and they have created a lovely little inn. The rooms are small but well appointed. Everything is clean and new looking.

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Maxwell for three nights. It is conveniently located both to RMNP and the town of Estes. It is not right in the middle of the Estes hustle and bustle but the town is within easy walking distance.

The rooms are very small but very clean. Our room had a microwave and small refrigerator. There is nothing fancy about the room but it has everything you need.

The complimentary breakfast is very standard... bagels, muffins, cereals, bananas, assorted granola type bars, coffee, OJ, etc. There is a very small breakfast room where you can eat or, if the weather is nice, you can eat out in the lovely patio area.

In the patio area, there is a fire pit and a jacuzzi (very clean). We sat out in the jacuzzi one afternoon sipping wine and just enjoying the nice weather. It was lovely.

However, I think what makes this such a great place to stay are the owners. They are probably the most friendly, helpful and accomodating owners we have ever met when staying at a facility. They displayed their hospitality in a number of ways, every day. One day we returned from hiking at RMNP and were soaking wet from a rain storm. We asked if they had any fans we could borrow to help dry out our hiking boots. Not a problem... within a couple of minutes we had a fan and kept it for the length of our stay (lots of rain that week!)

The next time we visit RMNP, we will definitely stay here... we won't waste one minute checking out any other places.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Sophie-Sadie - Thank you for writing a review about your stay. It was great meeting you two and your friends and it was our pleasure to have you stay with us. We love hearing that you enjoyed your afternoon relaxing in the jacuzzi on the new patio, we are only sorry that we could not duplicate the weather for you to also enjoy your second afternoon on the patio. That only means that you will have to return, let us know when you are ready to come back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Inn and very clean and comfortable. Dana's recommendations for places to eat were excellent. We stayed 2 nights in room 21. It's location is within walking distance to the shopping area which was great since that area is quite crowded. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you Luv2TrvlWeDo. Our proximity to the river-walk into town is one of the great things about our location. We are situated close enough to shopping and dinning to walk (less than 10 minutes), but also just far enough away that you do not get a sense of the hustle and bustle of the Downtown area. Let us know when you two are ready to come back and stay in room #21 again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very rarely do we book a hotel without reading reviews on the place, but this was a time we could not get online to look. Booked blindly and were so happy with the choice. Wonderful, clean, great location, friendly owners and the best beds we have slept on in a hotel for a long time. Could not have been happier. Thank you to wonderful host/owners. We have already handed out brochures to our friends in the area. We hope to be back!

Room Tip: We had 2 upstairs rooms. Both were wonderful and roomy.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Laurie - It was great meeting you and your family. Most guests like to read reviews on a property before staying and with our property in particular, you can get a good feel for what we have to offer. It is wonderful to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations despite not having read about the Inn previously. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also promote our Inn to your friends. We hope that you get back to Estes Park and think of us when you are looking for a comfortable, cozy and clean place to stay!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and were considering a third but our itinerary would not allow it. The owner was very accomodating to our proposed change and treated us like you want to be treated. The Inn was clean, the king bed was very comfortable with good quality linens. There was good wifi service and it was convenient to town and Rocky MNP.
I hope to come back to the area some day and would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Brian - we too wish you could have stayed for another night, you will just have to plan on a longer stay next time! Thank you for staying with us, we love hearing that our accommodations and amenities were just what you needed for your stay in Estes Park. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Clay Center, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked by contacting Dana, and she was so accommodating. She left such a positive attitude that we couldn't wait to meet her in person. My husband's comment was that she was one of the sweetest persons he had ever met.
Inn is exactly as described: immaculate, friendly, easy to find, and on the free trolley route. All furnishings seemed to be new. The breakfast was the best selection ever. Can't say enough good about this Inn. Hummingbirds were constantly feeding. Peter and I discussed the birds habits. Biggest elk I have ever seen walked down the highway and fed just across the road.
Dana helped us plan the best route to our next destination. I can assure you that our next year's destination will be the Maxwell Inn. Give Dana a call and you can also enjoy it.

Room Tip: We love room #21. You have no neighbors above or beside you. Good view for foraging elk./t
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Green Features: Towels can be reused if you request it. Beautiful shrubs and flowers. Hummingbird feeders.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Laurene - It was great to finally met you and your husband (after the flood prevented you form visiting Estes in 2013). We were happy to help you find a route to your next destination and were happy to hear that you made it there without any road troubles. We look froward to having you as guests for many years to come!
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Address: 553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#1 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Maxwell Inn is minutes from downtown, only three miles from Rocky Mountain National Park and is centrally located to experience the best Estes Park has to offer. Breakfast includes coffee, juice, muffins, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit and granola bars, and is complimentary. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mountain Sage Hotel
Mountain Sage Estes Park

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