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800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
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#17 of 28 hotels in Estes Park
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Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Snack bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Czech, German and 1 more
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Susan W wrote a review Aug 7
Leander, Texas32 contributions
This is such a nice lodge! Close enough to Estes Park it is walkable to the downtown area. José was the attendant on duty who checked us in. Very professional and hospitable. He’s lived in Estes his whole life! We talked about all the changes since we’ve visited-probably 7-8 years ago. He advised that the last 4-6 years have brought more population and more shops and stores. Downtown has had little change in terms of all the shops and dining -I’m sure I could spend multiple days here. He graduated from Estes High School a couple of years ago. His graduating class consisted of 64 students, he says this past year it was 130+. We were only able to secure our room for 2 nights. I’m going to see if we can get on a waitlist as we’d like to extend our stay. The room is very nice. Lots of dresser drawer space, nice flat screen TV ( in case of rain I guess)! Mini fridge and microwave- mini Mr Coffee-(we are missing the pot), coffee and creamer-sugar sweetener packs. We think it’s a Queen size mattress -we are used to a King so hard to gage. It is comfortable. The furniture is designed from wood and looks great- like furnishings in a lodge should look. The shower is huge, The rest of the bathroom is pretty snug but manageable. Love the fact that they have dispensers near the wall on the sink and in the shower for body soap and shampoo. Currently they are not doing daily room cleaning due to Covid which is pretty much status quo of everywhere we’ve been over the past month. The bedding is upscale and really comfortable! Nice crisp white sheets, white comforter and duvet cover. We did not need another blanket but if there is a need they have one available in the closet for you. The closet is nice size and has a little luggage holder along with plenty of space for hanging and or storing belongings. We have a screened in back door that goes out onto a large deck. The lodging we have is a duplex style. At this point we don’t have anyone next-door but I am expecting that to change. The deck is plenty for two families or couples or whomever. I’ll add pictures of many of these items I am mentioning so you can see for yourself how comfortable these accommodations are. Most all the rooms face the pond where you can fish and the mountains which are just beautiful to look at. Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Last night we took José’s suggestion and ordered takeout barbecue from a place just a couple miles away. I’ll be writing that up separately. The barbecue was fantastic. Best I’ve had in a very long time. I hope to see him today to thank him for that suggestion! We may go into town today to do a little shopping and maybe pick up lunch or supper,however,we are both just tired. If we decide not to go into town this is certainly the perfect place to relax. We’ve been coming to Estes Park for many years on and off and have always enjoyed it but we will definitely plan to book our forthcoming visits at Discovery Lodge in the future! This trip was a “Spur of the moment adventure”-if you plan to stay here it would be a really good idea to book ahead. I am certain it fills up quite often. Last but not least this large is dog friendly and the pet fee is $15 per night which is the average that we have found during our travels this past month. I really just can’t say enough good things about this place! Come check it out for yourself!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
n2020 wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
We just stayed at the Discovery Lodge and had an absolutely wonderful stay! Marlly was incredible, she was went above and beyond, was always very kind, helped us in every way that we needed, and made our experience amazing! We so appreciate everything that she did for us and we’ll definitely come back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review!
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emily m wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina5 contributions
My best friend and I had a great girl’s weekend at Discovery Lodge. The room was clean, bathroom was clean, we had a small balcony and the view of the Rockies in the background was amazing. I’m trying to talk my husband into visiting with the family since it’s such a great value. Close to town, close to the entrance of RMNP. Please note that you must reserve a time to go into the park!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review!
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viajarlejos12 wrote a review Jul 2020
Florida207 contributions23 helpful votes
The property has a lot of charm and it is close to many local attractions and amenities. The room was nice and the beds were comfortable. The take out breakfast has been the best we had since traveling during this Covid-19 situation. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review!
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Reed C wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Great views of Estes Park and a clean, tidy room. My hotel room was right next to the golf course which was nice, and only a short walk from groceries, food, etc. Stayed here while the Discovery Lodge was finishing up a big 93 kW solar power installation on several of its building. Will definitely come back for the service and sustainability! The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable about Estes and RMNP. Great place to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brownfield's (0.5 miles), Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.6 miles), and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kind Coffee, SEASONED-An American Bistro, and The Egg Of Estes.
Is Discovery Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Estes Park.
Are pets allowed at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Discovery Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Czech, and Slovak.
Does Discovery Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Discovery Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.