Our week long vacation in Colorado did not start out on the best note...but it ended well with the wonderful hospitality that Jared, Diane and Ken offered at their gorgeous lodge. Estes Park is a quaint little town that is a few miles from one of the entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. It has local shopping and restaurants. Our trip began in Colorado Springs and needless to say it was too hot since we were trying to escape the heat of Miami, Florida. Rocky Mountain National Park was part of our original itinerary, but we did not plan for the park being closed half way in due to snow that fell 2 weeks prior so the entire trip needed to be rearranged and hotels were booked and canceled due to the weather and our personal preference to not be around too many people. You just never know how long or short of a time you will be spending in a place until you actually visit it. We wished that our entire trip was more like the end. Taharaa Lodge ended up being our savior to reclaim the vacation we really needed to get away and escape the craziness! The lodge overlooks the Estes Valley and has a gorgeous view off the balcony. We had booked a hotel in Estes Park that was "questionable" to say the least and on our way to that hotel, I remember passing Taharaa. When we checked in the original hotel we booked, we immediately checked out and we searched for Taharaa on the tablet. We called and Jared answered the phone. He told us to come by and he would assist us. When we arrived, it was happy hour and there were other couples in the great room enjoying wine and snacks. Jared showed us a few rooms to choose from and then had us enjoy happy hour while we filled out the necessary paperwork. Astor, the lodge dog welcomed us as well and she was a delight since we were missing our 3 furry babies...Astor even discovered our beef jerky in our bag and she was so proud to have found her little "treasure". Ken and Diane were amazingly sweet, generous and helpful. Diane is an amazing cook! Each morning we had a delightful breakfast that I am still thinking about today!! I have had a lot of great meals, but Diane has a true talent and if you are someone who appreciates a heavenly breakfast, hers will not disappoint! We loved our experience so much that on our last day before we checked out, we let Diane know that if she was ever interested in selling the lodge, we would definitely be interested!! Thank you again to Jared, Diane, Ken and the entire team at Taharaa Lodge that helped end our Colorado adventure on a positive, relaxing note. You all were amazing and we greatly appreciate everything!! Sincerely, Carrie & Robert B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is the authentic Estes Park lodging experience of your dreams: casual elegance, serene natural beauty, and genuinely warm, personal hospitality. This is the peacefulness and privacy that you need to rejuvenate and revitalize. This is Taharaa Mountain Lodge. Just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park, Colorado, Taharaa Mountain Lodge is a strikingly unique and delightfully welcoming bed and breakfast-style lodge. This secluded retreat offers guests their choice of accommodations from the nine lodge rooms and nine suites, all appointed with world-class travel amenities. Each stay at Taharaa ensures a relaxing mountain escape made even more memorable by the personalized service and warm hospitality of the Lodge's owners and staff. The perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure, Taharaa's breathtaking mountain views, relaxed atmosphere, and quiet elegance create the most excellent destination. The Lodge's adjacent Great Hall offers a spectacular and private venue for weddings, business meetings, and group retreats. Regardless of the season, Taharaa Mountain Lodge and Estes Park, Colorado are ideal destinations for vacations, corporate events, group getaways, and weddings, with each season offering its own beauty and its own array of indoor and outdoor adventures. Come experience it for yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Taharaa Mountain Hotel Estes Park