I wanted to give this a higher rating, but there was a few things that made it a 3. The positives are location, location, location...it’s the first inn when exiting the park. So, a two min drive to the entrance, which was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was cute, was a nice space. The bathroom was a good size, has toiletries. The balcony facing the river was lovely with the grill. The negatives are there was an odor, not strong but maybe a stale smell. The shower floor in our room was so cracked I had to wear my water shoes. It can be a bit noisy if there are people up late on the balconies. The futon is definitely not suited for anyone over five feet, luckily kids were just the right height. I think they need a few updates.
We were supposed to do a late check in, and they didn't leave us the keys for the room. We came after hiking all day and couldn't get into our room. The manager promised to refund us the money "immediately," but after 4 (!) phone calls, still no refund. Be careful about booking here.
Fawn Valley Inn #230 (in Chalet lodge) matches the pictures that are displayed when you are reserving. It is upper level, 1-bedroom with a futon in living space. Fully functional kitchen including dishwasher. The balcony overlooked the Fall River which my husband fished. Our teenage son slept on futon in living space. It was heavy log furniture so we left it flat for our 3 nights there. (it was also very squeaky every time he moved!) That limited our seating. We had 4 mismatched chairs on deck so we brought in a couple of those to use. (There was also a small table on deck. The shower was dated and had very little water pressure. Everything was clean, except living room carpet appeared dated and stained. There is not A/C but even in July we did not need it. Windows open easily and cool breeze came in. It looked like there was baseboard electric heat possibly. The grounds and grass were very nice with lots of green grass because they have automatic sprinklers that come on through the day. There is a gravel pathway along the property line next to the river. This property really had a good plan for COVID. When I arrived at the office, they presented me with an envelope with all of our check in and condo instructions for getting towels and bedding exchanged. You hang a slip on your door and then they will reach into your doorway to get your soiled linens that you bag up and then they will set in your new set. If you are a wanting cleaning and bed service daily you wouldn't have gotten it. I THINK that some of these condos may be privatedly owed or held by another property management company. It didn't seem like any two were alike. It was very quite on the Sunday eve. and Monday evening of our July 2020 trip. There is a pool but it was covered and not in use during COVID. The location is a plus. It was 1 mile to the Fall River RMNP entrance (the entrance that used the least). Also the main part of Estes Park, CO was about a 6 min. drive.…
Condo was clean. They messed up our reservations twice. We wanted a condo to sleep 8 with a hot tub. They kept booking a condo that sleeps 6. Then every time we called back to clarify our reservation they charged us more and said it was taken care of. We ended up paying almost $1000 for 2 weekday nights. The coffee pot didn’t work and when we started to grill our dinner there was no propane. We called the after hours number and never received a call back. We exchanged the tank with another grill by the office and proceeded to grill. This was at 7:45 pm. Then the sprinklers came on. We did not have a hot tub and the hide a bed couch had fleas. My son was bitten on his arms and legs.
My husband and I booked a room here for a relaxing weekend trip. We were not disappointed. The room was mountain cozy and, while not a fancy place, you can tell the management does their best to provide a fun and comfortable stay. This is the perfect place if you are looking to get away to hike, fish, and enjoy nature. The room was great for sleeping and snuggling in. Nice coffees, tees, and hot chocolates were provided along with a mini fridge and microwave. Again, not a fancy place, but a good place to enjoy a simple relaxing weekend. The room was especially clean which is always a happy surprise!