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Deer Crest Resort
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Anderson, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We loved it and would return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Deer Crest is in a lovely setting. We loved the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere--the location was perfect! There were 4 of us, and we were welcomed in a friendly manner when we arrived. We enjoyed our rooms with kitchen, which were clean and most comfortable. It was nice to sit beside the river and enjoy a cool evening. We only spent one night, but wish we had planned more time here, as it was a good value and a favorite of ours during our trip. A nice place for couples traveling together to relax. We would certainly return and would recommend to our friends!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Coming from Texas, we needed a relaxing break from work and this is what we got. We stayed in two separate units (bec. we waited til late June to book). They even offered to move our stuff from room to room! Both were very nice. The first was great & had river views w/ no air conditioning (fans were provided and that was pleasant for the afternoon in late July). The second room had a mini kitchenette and air conditioning and was great too. These types face the pool with the exception of one which faces the river & costs a bit more. Reasonable prices, beautiful flowers, very helpful office staff (Don and Cynthia-you are great!) and free rental movies are among the +'s. If the bed's too hard they'll even help with that! We'll be back! --The Andersons

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Dorchester, Nebraska
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79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Enjoyed our 3 night stay here very much. Our room on the second floor was large with a king bed, reclining love seat and chair. Very clean. The grounds are well manicured with plenty of seating next to Fall River so you can just relax and enjoy being outside. We also enjoyed our balcony with the table and chairs. It was a great place to watch the many hummingbirds right by the table as we munched on cheese and crackers with a glass of wine. One afternoon we even saw a small black bear run across the grounds -- wish I would have had my camera ready! The resident marmot is also pretty entertaining. The staff is very pleasant and we wanted for nothing. The location is great, close to Rocky Mountain Natl. Park on one side and only about a mile out of Estes on the other. Estes can get pretty congested with traffic so staying a little out of town is really refreshing. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Huskerredhead22
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

My husband and I are on a 9 day trip in Colorado, and only stayed one night at Deer Crest Resort so that we could see Rocky Mountain National Park. Despite the 2-night minimum stay on the online reservation, we emailed the owners and they were able to accomodate us for 1 night. Most accomodations in the area are for small families at over $200/night so Deer Crest was a much more affordable option for just the 2 of us. The location was pretty good because it was just a short drive back to the downtown area or along the way to the Trail Ridge entrance of RMNP. The room was large, clean, and well-maintained, however, it was rather dated in my opinion. It has the same toiletries as you'd expect from a hotel. In fact, I'm staying at a Sheraton as I'm writing this review, paying much more per night, and the Sheraton does not provide any more than what we had at Deer Crest.

Our room did not have an air-conditioner, but it was okay because there was a ceiling fan and it was actually a little cool at night even in August. The room comes with a small microwave and fridge which would have been really useful if we stayed a few more nights and got to use the BBQ on the beautiful green lawn alongside the river. Sitting by the river was so peaceful.

The only complaint that I had was that the towels were starting to show its age and wasn't very absorbant.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We stayed two nights and it was so pleasant and relaxing. The room was large, very clean and the only sounds at night, if you opened the window, was the river flowing below the large beautiful lawn. We look forward to visiting here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bedford UK
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100 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We spent the last three nights of our US trip here and were verypleased to do so.
The accommodation is a little old fashioned with slightly chintzy furnishings. The bathrooms (well certainly ours, with stained bath) could do with updating.
However the room was comfortable, with a nice sofa and big bed, there was TV, frdge and microwave. The sink was outside the bathroom and there was a hairdryer and coffee maker. You could get a through draft in the room and there was a fan.
Each room has an outside area. We sat and ate breakfast area on the shared balcony and watched the hummingbirds feed. There is a grassed area with a number of comfortable charis and barbecues and this is all by a little river which makes it all very restful. It was v noisy (the river) when we were there as the waters in all rivers/streams were high. Delightful.
We tried the small pool once (there are pool towels in the hot tub area. It is in a peaceful part of town, on the edges really. Excelllent base for the park.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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TwoDeer1, Owner at Deer Crest Resort, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
These lovely guests were from the UK. Just to clarify, the word 'chintzy' in Brit form means decor used in a country cottage. (Our new furniture in their room was not cheap) Also stained bath means colored fixtures. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our rooms. We appreciate all of our customers and their reviews. Thank you so much!! .... Carrie and Ken...
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Dublin, Ohio
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

If you wish to stay in lodging that captures the feel of the mountains, you can't do any better than this for the price. We are in the midst of a week long stay. This property is situated right beside the Fall River, and there are mountains on both sides. All day and all night you can open your window and hear the relaxing rush of the water. It is so serene and peaceful here. The buildings are older, but they are so well maintained it doesn't really matter. The rooms are spacious. We have two queen beds, a dresser/TV chest, desk, table with chairs, hanging rack, and a micro-fridge. Outside there is a wide balcony under roof, that extends the length of the building. Each room has a small wicker table and chairs for use on the balcony. We sit there for awhile every day, reading or having breakfast, and enjoying the sound of the river. There are flowers, hummingbird feeders, and a marmot who strolls by on occasion. Plenty of seating is available on the lawn by the river. There is a pool and a hot tub, grills, grilling utensils, and picnic tables. Downtown is a short drive away. Staff is very nice. If you want lots of action, I would recommend staying elsewhere. If you want a relaxing serene environment, I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Deer Crest Resort
Address: 1200 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Deer Crest Chalet)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#13 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deer Crest Resort is located on the Beautiful Fall River. We are a quiet, relaxing getaway for Adults only! Conveniently located between Town and the Entrance to Rocky Mt National Park. Hot tub, Free WIFI, 32inch Flat Screen Cable TV's, Rooms to Suites with kitchenettes and Fireplaces. Over half of our rooms with a/c. See website for our variety of room types and specific amenities. Just 5 mins to Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and just 5 mins to Town, shopping and all Festivals and Activities. Also on Summer Seasonal Free Shuttle Route. Restaurant nearby, just 2 min walk with lounge, coffee house, steakhouse & outside seating on the River. Stocked river for fishing. (Catch & release only). Enjoy our peaceful, quiet, Adults only Retreat. 100% Smokefree Riverfront property. Free parking. Complimentary snowshoes and poles for Winter. Hot tub, firepit, free DVD library. Peaceful, quiet, relaxing getaway. Open All Year! ... more   less 
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