My wife and I stayed 2 nights, Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving this year. The town lights up and Friday night we witnessed the annual Christmas Parade of Lights. The town was bustling and the shopping and dining in town was great. The Lodge is clean, comfortable and in walking distance to downtown. That was the main reason we chose Murphy's was for its closeness to down town, about a 4 minute walk. We stayed in an upstairs unit with King bed and fireplace and a nice view. The room was large and comfortable. Check in was painless as the front desk person was very nice. If we don't stay in a cabin in the woods next visit to Estes Park, we will definitely stay at Murphy's. Did I mention location?!! If you plan on doing time in town, Murphy's is a must. Once there, we never drove our car again except for dinner at The Twin Owl Restaurant which we highly recommend as well. Great dining experience.