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!!…
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!
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!!!!
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.
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!