My husband and I got married this past July at the Elkhorn, and most of our friends and family stayed here as well for the weekend. Rich and his family, who managed the Elkhorn, bent over backward to make everything special for us. Yes, there are some rooms that are quite rustic-- and yet over and over our guests praised our choice of venue as being the most relaxed, fun place they could imagine. Stay here if you want to hear ghost stories and other town lore around the glow of campfire in the evenings, walk on the premises and see Elk, (we even saw a bear!), and still be 5 minutes walking to the center of town! The charm is in the history, and the warm people running this lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elkhorn Lodge is the oldest continuous operating lodge in the Rocky Mountain region and is the most historical property in Estes park. Dating to 1874 when Reverend McCreary from Ft. Collins built a small summer cabin on what was to become the Elkhorn property, to today's struggles to save and restore this jewel of the West, the Elkhorn Lodge has been and continues to be a major part of Estes Park. With a fully functioning main lodge, cabins galore, and several spacious buildings for large parties, there's accommodations for any and all at the Elkhorn Lodge and Ranch. And Don't forget about the horseback riding! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elkhorn Lodge And Guest Ranch Hotel Estes Park