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861 Big Horn Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #4 of 20 Estes Park B&B and Inns
Meridian, Mississippi
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“Highly recommend it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We recently stayed @ the Guilded Pine and it was exelent. Eric was a great host and knew the town well. He offered dinner reservations upon or arrival and check-in was a snap! The house was very quaint and full of history but not cluttered or stuffy. Breakfast was prompt and very delightful. We had pleasant confersations with the other guests and Eric was quick to give us pointers for navigating around the area and highlighted many attractions for us to partake in. Eric had maps and brochures for everything and everywhere to go. We chose to go to the Rocky Mountain National Park and Eric suggested taking the dirt road... we were simply amazed of the vast natural beauty of the trip. We were there for a wedding and Eric even suggested we could use the rear entrance if we were going to return very late and it was a nice offering. I would highly recommend the Guilded Pine as it is just off of the beaten path, right next to the Stanley hotel...very near to shopping and just down the road from the National Park. A perfect location and the weather was just right for our trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A beautiful, cozy little old historic home off the beaten track but close to the downtown area. Eric was a gracious host and didn't just pay us lip service; he was a genuinely nice guy with a solid history of the house, the town and the region, its mountains and its characters (he among them!), who enthusiastically shared his stories with us. The breakfasts were gourmet, and Eric bent his breakfast schedule to accommodate our hiking schedules. Highly recommended for a quiet getaway, where it is likely you will look out the window at Elk walking around the Inn property. Beautiful views, including Longs Peak, from the front window. We will be back.

Room Tip: The Sterling Room has a very nice European style shower.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night... Actually it was a warm and sunny day when we arrived at the Gilded Pine Meadows. But I thought I would give Eric, our host with aspirations of being a best selling author, a little help. The inn, a historic house, is meticulously maintained by Eric and his wife Caprissa. Clean to the point of obsession, the inn is comfortable, cozy, and inviting. It is tastefully furnished with antiques, including a piano that is original to the house.
Eric was immediately helpful with suggestions of places to eat, making reservations, and arranging prime seating. The evenings were spent in engaging and entertaining conversations with our host. Caprissa maintained somewhat of an invisible presence, but her artistic and decorative skills were evident thought out the inn. Breakfast was delicious and delightful. For someone who claims to have limited culinary expertise, Eric must have some fantastic cookware. More likely, Eric understates his ability, which is considerable.
Our stay was one of the most memorable experiences on a trip that was filled with memorable experiences.

  • Stayed August 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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I just spent two wonderful days and nights at the Gilded Pines and can't wait to return next year. I highly recommend it. Estes Park is at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, so there are countless breathtaking hiking trails within minutes, for hikers of all abilities. The B&B is beautiful, quiet, and welcoming. Eric is the perfect host. He's an avid hiker, so gives priceless advice on various hikes, including providing maps. I and the others at the Gilded Pines just consulted him over breakfast each morning and planned our day accordingly. Eric also steered me to some wonderful, off-the-beaten-track restaurants that I never would have discovered otherwise. And, although Eric laughs at his culinary skills, he's an excellent cook. His breakfasts are to die for. There are two rooms in the main house, plus a small free-standing cottage. The rooms are lovely and tastefully decorated. There is a pleasant sitting room, a screened porch, and an outside gazebo perfect for sipping wine after a long day hiking. The B&B sits on over 4 acres of land, so is private and quiet. My first morning I saw a coyote in the drive and a huge elk just outside the drive. So fun! If you stay here, you will never want to stay at a regular motel again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This little Bed & Breakfast is a great starting point for hikes and other activities in the Rocky Mountains National Park. We stayed in the Sterling room and the shower is to die for. The bed, an antique, is a bit on the small side for two people.
Eric, the host, is really helpfull and prepares a great breakfast every morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We just came back from two wonderful days/nights at this delightful B&B. We loved the beautiful, antique-filled room and totally enjoyed hearing of the history behind the house itself. Our suite had a comfortable queen size canopied bed , a skylight and a claw-footed tub. Our host, Eric, could not have been more helpful: suggesting nearby hikes, recommending great restaurants and making the reservations for us. He also made the wonderful breakfasts we enjoyed each morning. The B&B has a lovely, secluded setting providing a quiet view of the nearby mountains.and yet is just a short hop from the town. Eric seemed to sense just when we would enjoy hearing more of his fascinating stories about the area and when we wanted to just sit and enjoy the peaceful setting. For a true getaway, we'd definitely recommend this cozy home-away-from-home. Forget the crowded lodges and impersonal motels. GIve Eric a call (Caprissa was not there during our stay...maybe next time) and treat yourself to a relaxing stay.

Room Tip: We had the Boyd Suite...nice and roomy
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  • Stayed August 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
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Denver, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

After traveling the world for many years and staying at many B&Bs, I can honestly say this is my favorite. The service is second to none. The hosts, Eric and Caprissa make you feel right at home. If you enjoy antiques and learning about the history of the area, look no further--this is your place. We arrived late and the last thing we wanted to do is think about finding a restaurant for dinner. To our amazement, Eric, being the proactive guy that he is, had already made reservations at a nearby place. I definitely recommend the Boyd room if you are looking for more space and a bigger bed (queen). It costs more, but is definitely worth the upgrade. Also, if you are looking for a place with a hot tub--the hot tub here is second to none. If you like to spend time outside, they have 4+ acres of serenity filled with swings, gazeebos, passing wildlife, etc. You will never meet such genuinely nice and real people as the hosts. They have extensive knowledge about anything you'd like to do in the area and are a real joy to relax and talk to. We will certainly be going back. 5 stars doesn't seem like enough for this place--if I could give more I would. Book this room--it's the best decision you will make. Happy travels, Shaun

  • Stayed August 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
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Address: 861 Big Horn Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gilded Pine Meadows B&B is a mile outside of the historic town of Estes Park. We are a few minutes from the Fall River Road entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park. The B&B is a Victorian Cottage that sits on five acres. Decorated in antiques and family heirlooms. ... more   less 

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