Diamond has put considerable effort into improving this 100 year old lodge. We stayed here in 2011, and it was not very good at all. A mouse in our room, for instance; but the gracious staff moved us to another room. We stopped by last fall, without staying, and checked out the improvements. After doing so, we decided to stay again. We depart tomorrow, and have enjoyed this stay. The staff has been most friendly and accommodating on both occasions. In connection with this stay, hats off to Barb and Ann. The lobby, as it well should, remains rustic in appearance and furnishings. The rooms and hallways are much improved and updated. We stayed in a studio, and it was basically what we expected. Only a couple of knocks. The window treatment is with blinds rather than curtains or shades. Too much light in the AM for sure. The sink will not accommodate a dinner plate. It is needlessly small, and there was room for it to be six inches longer. Moreover, the spout is fixed, and will not swivel, which is a nuisance as you try to fit things in and go to rinse them. I'm a shorty at 5'8", and had to reach with my arms extended to fit things into the microwave, which is raised above the two burner stove at a height of at least six feet. It is so high that you cannot witness the progress of the heating. The bedroom is not separated from the rest of the apartment by a door of any kind. A sliding door would work to provide quiet and dark in the bedroom while others use the rest of the place. Methinks a woman's touch was greatly needed in the planning stage. The bathroom is adequate. No problems there. As you might expect in a studio, there is no dishwasher(except me), and no oven. The fridge is a mini, and that's OK. We enjoyed the stay, and would stay again in this same room. No large complaints, but observations instead. We like the place.
- 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