Let me preface this by saying that I am not a camper and have not done a lot of camping since I was a kid, and this is our first stay as a family in a camper. We stayed for six nights and are a family of four. The check-in process was easy and smooth, though they did not explain that we could get fresh towles by exchanging them at the office when needed until we asked much later in our stay. The staff were always very friendly and helpful. Each child had a bunk bed, and my husband and I had the queen sized bed. The bathroom was very tiny (which is common for all campers). The amount of space to move around and storage was very limited. The camper did not seem to be very well stabilized as it was very bouncy when anyone (including my 4 year old) walked across the camper. The beds were very firm and uncomfortable--the fold out couch was more comfortable. We left the campground mostly everyday for other activities, but we enjoyed the heated outdoor pool (in the cool mountain air, the warm water was nice so the kids could swim) and the mini golf was a nice activity as well. The kids also enjoyed Yogi Bear. The location of the camper is partway up the side of the mountain, so plan to walk slowly if you are not accustomed to the high altitude. Also, the wi-fi signal was okay (not strong enough for Netflix) and cell phone signal was sketchy. There is one parking space for the site, so visitor parking is a challenge. It rained nearly every afternoon, and the awning had been removed from our camper. Thankfully, they had provided an outdoor canopy right outside the camper, which sufficed. It was nice to have a fire pit and a charcoal grill. Quiet time at 10 pm was respectfully observed by other campers. There is only one very busy grocery store in Estes Park, so bring as many food supplies with you as you can (or visit a grocery store in Loveland or Longmont before driving up the mountain). We waited in line one evening for 1.5 hours just to check out. If you are a camper and used to staying in a camper with tight space (without a fold out/extender) and stiff beds, then this one is a good location with good activities for the family. Overall, our experience was average/good; however, our preference is to rent a full facility cabin for a more comfortable space.
- Also Known As:
- Jellystone Park Of Estes Hotel Estes Park