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River Stone Resort and Bear Paw Suites
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews
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“Very Nice!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Based on a recommendation from friends, our family of five stayed four nights at River Stone Resort. The condos were very clean and well maintained. The condo had a private bedroom with bath, living room, kitchen and loft with two beds/bath. The back of the condo backs to one of the main highways entering RMNP, but we did not find the traffic to be a distraction. Fall River sits between the condo and the highway. The condo management is on site and it was obvious they are on top of any maintenance issues that would come up as we found the facility to be immaculate. If going to the Estes Park area or RMNP, I would have no reservation recommending River Stone Resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kansas City
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is the best condo that we have ever stayed in !
The last time we were here was two years ago in July.
The rooms are spacious and very clean, living room area, eat in kitchen, full kitchen !
Our condo had two bedrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs.
Washer & dryer, (2) person jacuzzi in master bedroom, free Wi-Fi, gas grill and chairs on the deck.
Step out the front door and splash, you're almost in the Fall River, very nice & peaceful to hear it all of the time !
You can be in the National Park in less than 5 minutes.
There are humming birds everywhere, very cool !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belleville
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The location is great---about 10 minutes (if that) in one direction is RMNP and in the opposite direction is a grocery store, shops, and restaurants in Estes Park. The resort is somewhat close to the main road which was a surprise, but we were surrounded by other resorts and private residences so traffic and noise were not a problem. Also, all of the other resorts we saw were also close to the road. We stayed in a second floor one bedroom which was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. (Even a second TV with cable in the bedroom!) I would recommend a first floor suite because they had sliding glass and screen doors and a nice big patio. Upstairs suites just have a small deck with room for a tiny table and 2 chairs and a grill--still, not bad. We had a washer-dryer, dishwasher, and plenty of dishes and utensils. (Plus stove, fridge, microwave, coffeepot and iron). No AC but it was not bad---was down in the 50s at night in July and we were not home much during the day. Also Fall River runs right through the property and made a beautiful relaxing sound. Jacuzzi was nice for muscles sore from hiking.

Room Tip: 1st floor suites have a large patio and sliding doors. Upstairs suites just have a small deck.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had the most brilliant three night stay here 5 - 8 June and really wish we had booked to stay longer! Our apartment was perfect for two. We loved the large jacuzzi in the bedroom and the living area was comfortably furnished and spotlessly clean. The outside deck and garden right next to the river were perfect, shielded from the road (on the other side of the river) by mature trees and from other units by shrubs and fences. It was so relaxing to sit by the fast flowing river with a glass of wine and just take in the unforgettable view. Ken & Kathy, the managers, were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.

There was a magnificent elk and his family who seemed to be regular visitors. They came each evening and we were thrilled to see the picture pefect image of the male framed in our patio window on the night when we were packing to leave - and our camera batteries were on charge!.... so it really is the tale of the 'one that got away' but a sight we will never forget.

Estes Park is a delightful little town and has all you need for a self catering stay (don't forget to ask for a loyalty card at Safeway to obtain all the discounts!) and a wide choice of places to eat. However, we barbecued every night on our patio and couldn't have been happier.

I believe that there are lots of walks nearby without having to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, whose entrance is just down the road from Bear Paw,but we chose to visit the Park. We hiked the trail from Bear Lake up to Emerald Lake where we were surprised to be knee deep in snow and to find the lake frozen. Absolutely beautiful! We also had a close encounter with a friendy marmot! A rare sighting in the area according to the Rangers.

This break was part of a self drive tour of Colorado and we just can't fault it. On our way to Glenwood Springs we drove right through the Park on the Trail Ridge Road which afforded magnificent views, and the experience of driving along a mountain top should not be missed! The Old Fall River Road was still closed however because of snow.

We can wholeheartedly recommend Bear Paw. It is a perfect base and RMNP has so much to offer. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: All ground floor rooms look good. Some larger units also have an upstairs. We did not have an end...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Porter Ranch, California, United States
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is the best cabin or hotel stay I have ever been to. The last time I went there was two years ago in May. I still remember how spacious the cabin was and how beautiful the scenery was. I took my parents there. We stayed two nights and we BBQ in front of the river. Inside the cabin has a large window glass so you are able to enjoy the awe nature sightings from the cabin inside. The next day we walked around, we saw bunch of wild animals....this is totally different than in California. I really would like to visit this place again.....River Stone is just breath-taking~

Room Tip: Remember to check out the front so you can fish. But I do think you need the license for that!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Shawnee, Kansas
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was our first time to Estes Park and Bear Paw Suites and we had a wonderful time. We stayed two nights in Bear Paw No. 5 and it was perfect for us. The kids enjoyed having their own "loft" bedroom with TV (a big treat for them), and I enjoyed having my own room downstairs. Very clean place with an amply supplied kitchen for cooking (and saving money).

Bear Paw is on the quieter west side of Estes Park, only a few minutes from an entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The owners could not have been friendlier, and even had a nice library of free DVDs you could check out. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was our first visit to Riverstone and we were very impressed. The room was spacious and sparkling clean. The location can't be beat as you can be in the National Park in about 5 minutes. Having a full kitchen is very helpful and helps to save $$'s on food cost.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: River Stone Resort and Bear Paw Suites
Address: 2120 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #4 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — River Stone Resort and Bear Paw Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful riverfront condos, equipped with everything you need to make your trip to Estes Park memorable. Bear Paw Suites features; fully equipped kitchens, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units, in room jetted tubs or private hot tub, gas fireplaces & grills, washer/dryer, free WiFi and much more. Ideally located half-way between downtown and RMNP. Relax in luxury! ... more   less 
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