An impromptu weekend filled with ice skating, swimming, scavenger hunt, crafts, leisurely breakfasts. Fantastic family location. Stayed in a two bedroom with fireplace. I highly recommend the fireplace, after dark you can stare at the fire, since you are deprived of the gorgeous mountain views in every direction! Depending on your cabin, a standard-stocked kitchen includes coffeemaker and filters, toaster, and enough pans and utensils to get the job done. After all, you're camping! There is a Safeway in Estes Park to pick up anything you may have forgotten, and the General Store in the Administration Building has the stick of butter you need if you don't feel like driving to town. The staff is delightful, the Rustic Cafe, where a hard boiled egg is 48 cents and a sandwich that'll feed five (choice of turkey and cheese or ham and cheese) is $5, provides cost effective nourishment, and the activities are outstanding. The library has over 22,000 volumes, and five computers for public use (for a fee). The arts and crafts building is amazing, leather goods, mosaic tile projects, fired ceramics, jewelry (a new pair of earrings, $2.85. Happy kids, priceless). What fun! Great job, YMCA!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. We have 7 lodges and 206 cabins spread over 860 acres. Perfect for family vacations, reunions, retreats and conferences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ymca Of The Rockies Hotel Estes Park
- Ymca Of The Rockies Estes Park Center