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Deer Crest Resort
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Parker, Colorado
1 review
“Five Star Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The views are spectacular, the property is well maintained, the owners and staff are the best. Ken and Carrie have spoiled me, I call the Deer Crest office and say hello, it's Mary Pat from Parker and they instantly reserve my favoite room. I highly recommend staying there simply because the Fall River runs through their property. The rooms are clean and comfortable and each come with a private patio set. They have bbq grills, picinc tables and chairs sitting right on the river. Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park is only a few minutes away.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the lower level facing the back side. My favoirte is #104, #105 and #106 only steps a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary Pat F
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

we stay here almost every time we come to estes park. The place is AWESOME. Ken and Carrie who own the place are THE BEST!!!!! they go over and beyond to make sure you stay is the best. Located on the Fall River--walk right outside your room and you have the river. Listening to the river at night is so peaceful. its so peaceful and beautiful. The grass is always sooo green. they are close to town. the rooms are the best. I just love it there. As soon as the except pets--my husband and I will be there all the time. (We just got a dog about a year ago)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank patty s
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Deer Crest is a wonderful place to go to "wind down" and enjoy life and the beautiful scenery around you! The staff is friendly and helpful in finding just the right places to go and the right restaurants to enjoy a night out with great food! Estes Park is made up of some of the nicest people you could ever meet. I never met a "stranger" while visiting there! The rooms at Deer Crest are cozy and a fireplace to warm you if that is your desire. Very clean and a small kitchen with all the things you might need to stay in and enjoy a meal or snack. Had every thing I needed within reach. The River flowing behind the resort held a view of the native wildlife. I have only been there once, so far, but intend on going back as often as I can. The week I was there last year, I had warm sunshine then got to experience SNOW too! It was like a "Fairy Land" of Beauty. Something for everyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl L
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

After staying at several Estes Park resorts we found Deer Crest and return every year. We love everything about it! Located on the Fall River, there are grills, Adirondack chairs and park benches in the yard along with tables and chairs on the second floor balcony. We love to sit and watch the elk drinking in the river while we have a glass of wine and snacks on the balcony. There's also a pool. It's close to downtown and yet quiet -- just the sounds of the river to lull you to sleep. It's easily accessible -- no steps to either 1st or 2nd levels -- and wonderfully comfortable. Very clean and rooms made up according to individual time preferences. BEST of ALL is the staff! They are warm and welcoming and willing to do anything to make your stay a wonderful one. They know all the best spots for eating, shopping, hiking etc. and will take the time to make sure you have accurate directions. You really couldn't ask for a nicer vacation experience. We consider it our second home and start anticipating our return as we pull out of the parking lot and head for Wisconsin!

Room Tip: We love the second floor because of the balcony but the first floor has a nice patio outside each ro...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sherry P
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Custer, SD
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Deer Crest Resort is located on Fall River, just west of town and very close to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is located in a beautiful setting and very peaceful. My mini suite (312) has every thing I need. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. I have stayed at Deer Crest yearly since about 2000, and at least twice a year for the past 9 years. I absolutely recommend the resort.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jhouli
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146 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Deer Crest Resort is in a lovely location on the banks of a rushing trout stream. The building is, in reality, a 1050s motel. Having a croquet set available for guests does not make this place a resort. The rooms are small with a basin in the vestibule because the bathrooms are minuscule. Our room was also none too clean. There is no restaurant, no complimentary breakfast and precious few amenities.

Room Tip: The two rooms at the end of the building overlook a small waterfall and have private balconies. The...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DEngelJ
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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Enjoy the stream located all along the back. Older buildings (like all of them in Estes Park) but very well maintained and very clean. We came back from the park at dusk and there was elk walking down the sidewalk. Two cows and a huge bull just walked just 30 foot away. We stayed in 207 on the second floor with it's own balcony. The owners were super nice. They even had water bottles for the low price of 2/1.00.

Room Tip: Get 207 for a private Balcony
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank irish864
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Additional Information about Deer Crest Resort

Property: Deer Crest Resort
Address: 1200 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9137 (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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#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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