We stopped there for just one night so we didn't have a chance to experience all that they have to offer, but given a choice we will probably stay there again.
First the problems:
The biggest problem that we had with them was lack of A/C which while normally is not a problem in Estes Park was something we were missing this time. Granted, we were there during the heat wave that Colorado never experienced before, but Estes Park does warm up during the day. Additionally, I had to unplug the in-room refrigerator at night as it was quite noisy. Also, it appears that the water in that area is very hard and doesn't wash up soap very well. As the result, the bottom of the bath tub was very slippery - just something to keep an eye on. The room itself looked very well maintained and clean. The bathroom looked like it came from 50s and in desperate need of updating. Everything worked and it was clean but very old. The lodge also didn't provide any shampoos or any other toiletries. We didn't ask for it in advance nor we really needed any, but something to be aware of. While the room was very clean, I did find a used coffee pod in the coffee maker which makes me think that housekeeping is not quite what it should be.
I'd recommend trying to get there when there is still a light out. Turning into their property when going from Boulder at night is virtually impossible - they have the sign but the turn is not lit up. Also, it took us some time to find the building we were on as the territory is not very well mapped or lit so if you don't know where you're going it may take some time finding your way around.
On the plus side, their property is beautiful: well groomed and bordering the creek. If you happen to be in a room with the balcony overlooking the creek I'd suggest you take advantage of it - makes a nice place to relax. I noticed a nice kids playground so the property is kid friendly. We saw a dog in one of the rooms so I assume it's dog friendly too. The lodge is priced reasonably and location is good as well - 5 min to RMNP and couple of min to all the local attractions, restaurants and city center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful riverfront and mountain setting with great views. Go fishing right out your front door. Park-like setting; lots of lawn area to play football or badminton. Abundant wildlife BBQ/Picnic Area/Playground and an outdoor hot tub at the office. Luxury cabins with full kitchens and everything you need. Rooms on the river with two queen beds bathtub and shower. A fire pit at night for roasting marshmallows. One mile from town and three miles to the park. We are also pet friendly. Free WIFI and guest laundry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverview Pines Hotel Estes Park