August 27-28th 2006
We were intrigued by the website picture of the outside of this lodge. Could it really look this old? Yes it did but the interior was unique, comfortable and the owners wonderful.
The reason we stay in a B&B is because we like the friendly atmosphere there. These owners made you feel like you were old friends.
Every morning we looked forward to what Juanita would make today and were always pleased.
One day we wanted to go horseback ridding but no wrangler at the stable was available so Juanita took us out. She's quite an accomplished horse person as is her husband. I'm not, to say the least, but we had a great time.
We had a third floor room with a old fashioned tub. When we wanted to take a shower we just went to the second floor and there was an old fashioned shower with lots of towels and all rooms had bathrobes.
On an evening walk we came across two Elk. The next day going toward Estes Park we came acrossed a herd of 25.
There really isn't much of anyplace to eat in Allenspark but Lake Mary is just down the road as is Estes Park with lots of shops and restaurants.
If you like an adventure I think you'd be pleased.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an historic log lodge built in the early 30's that is being run as a bed and breakfast. Hiking and horseback riding abound in the area. Join us and let the memories begin! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Allenspark Hotel Allenspark