Located seven miles from Estes Park, on Highway 7, just over the hill from Lily Lake (an easy hike around the lake) is Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa. We had a lovely two-night stay at the Lodge.
Had a short hike in the Rocky Mountain National Forest the first day of our arrival. Then we checked into Aspen Lodge.
Very comfortable king-size bed, large flat screen TV on the wall----standard bath---very rustic log cabin decor. The first night we had a delicious dinner at the "Simplicity" Restaurant located just a walk from the Lodge----tomato bread appetizer, chicken masala, seafood linguini----excellent wait-staff was very attentive to our dining needs----the Chef even came out to see we were pleased with our selections.
The next morning, we had a wonderful "City Slicker" horseback ride around the property with head wrangler, Ricky, who pointed out terrific views of Longs Peak, Twin Sisters, etc.
Though we were there also to do hiking in the national forest, we learned, by the owner, that this was a Family Oriented resort with many activities for all family members--- tennis/racquetball courts, fitness area (weights, stationary bikes, stretching area, sauna, hot tub, pool, showers); guided walks, Tai chi instruction, Birding Hike at Lily Lake, private catch and release fishing lessons on Beaver Mountain Lake out front of the Lodge, private sauna time, jeep tours, rock climbing, and fly fishing river wading trips, pony rides/crafts for the children, Spa therapies, and many more activities. Opened year round, it includes biking, cross country skiing, sleds, ice skates (all with rentals), every horse drawn wagon or sleigh rides.
We plan to return and enjoy the fall colors in the Estes Park area. Enjoyed the stay.
We'll be Back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful mountain lodge surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park offering both lodge rooms and guest suites. Full service wellness conference and retreat center with year round activities including horseback riding, hiking, and biking. Banquet Center for conferences and large groups. Meeting spaces with conference services and on-site catering. Beautiful Mountain vistas combined with on-site lodging make this an ideal Wellness and Corporate Conference venue. ... more less
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