If you are looking for an affordable, clean, adorable, yet rustic cabin-type vacation chose family owned Idlewilde by the River when next you visit Estes Park, Colorado. There are a number of cabins from which to choose. My three school chums and I return year after year to the Aloha cabin which is located about 5 feet from the banks of the Big Thompson River! Two of the girls even choose to sleep on roll-aways in the screened-in porch so they can be as close to nature and the river as possible!
Donna and Lloyd Claypool along with their daughter and son-in-law are the dream-teams when it comes to great on-site owner/managers. They make it their mission to insure you and your family have a safe and relaxing place to rest after a day of great shopping in Estes Park or site-seeing in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park! Always helpful and accommodating Donna will tell you about all the best restaurants and wonderful places to see! She even doles out coupons to make your stay even more affordable! Lloyd is always ready with his tool box in the event anything needs repair, which I'm happy to say, is rare because they keep the camp and cabins in tip-top shape! You'll also enjoy the hummingbird feeders hanging from each cabin. Kids and adults alike love to watch these miniature helicopter-like birds argue for the best perch.
New this year! DVD players in each cabin along with a great choice of family viewing movies that rent for a buck. There are also games and books to check out and a computer that is available for guests to use at the office!
For those who enjoy hot-tubing one is available. There is also a community cook-out site located near the river and a play area for your kiddos! If you love to fish simply walk a few feet from your cabin and throw in a line, or simply take a seat by the river in the chairs provided and watch the world go by. Love to grill? Each cabin has its own grill and picnic table where you may sit to enjoy your catch of the day!
Idlewilde by the River. I love it and know you will, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park