We stayed here for a few days partly because it was a historic lodge. As stated in the previous reviews the Lobby is decorated in period, and the rooms are not. We found our room less than average, and not really worth the price. We also were on the third floor but at the back which to us was better because we had a view of the park.
The staff was very nice and friendly. They have the smore's and one night with ice cream. They also had the fire going most evenings, but I don't feel all of this makes the poor rooms worth the price.
Our room looked like it was updated in the 90's, but the couch and nightstands were in poor shape with scratches and rips. The half wall in the kitchen was missing plaster and paint. We couldn't shut one of the windows because they were wooden casements that were so rotted they wouldn't lock. (The wind blows 50mph in the winter). The bed linens were nice as were the towels, the kitchen utensils and the TV.
About the cleanliness. My favorite part was when we were leaving I check under the bed to make sure something doesn't get left. They have this little sign that say's 'Yes we clean under here too' and what was right next to it? an empty lotion bottle that they provide that had been there who knows how long. The carpets didn't look like they were vacuumed, the windows were so dirty that it looked like they were fogged over, and the tub had black mold under the caulk in the corner.
I knocked the rating down to poor just because in this day there is no excuse for not getting a $3 tube of caulk and some bleach to make the tube look new or just running a vacuum under the bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lodge is ideally located in the heart of Estes Park on the north side of Prospect Mountain and only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Breathtaking mountain views surround you making this the prefect location for your mountain wedding.The landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park is the steepest in the United States. Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet high result in world-renown scenery and provide challenges for hikers and climbers. The extreme topography creates an amazing range of ecological zones within a short distance, similar to the changes that would be seen in a drive from Denver to northern Alaska. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Crags At The Golden Eagle Hotel Estes Park