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River Stone Resort and Bear Paw Suites
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Tracy, California
1 review
“this place is amazing”
Reviewed February 23, 2011

we had a blast.. so nice and relaxing ..like a home away from home:) cant say one bad thing ...

  • Stayed February 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2011

My wife and I have stayed in Estes Park almost yearly for the past 15 years. This last year we decided our children are big enough to bring them along to do some hiking with us in RMNP. We were looking for a larger place than we had stayed at previously that also had a kitchen and separate bedroom for the kids. Bear Paw was actually recommended by the owner of the place we had previously stayed. That to me said a lot about this place. We were not disappointed the entire facility is clean well maintained, nicely decorated and in a perfect location for exploring the park and down town Estes Park. We checked in quickly and the person at the desk was very friendly and helpful. We plan to take our kids with us from now on and plan to stay here again next fall. Thanks to everyone at Bear Paw from the front desk to the cleaning staff.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2011

I have to agree with the other reviewers: Unit G2 in RiverStone is the BEST (although RiverStone, in general, is great). RiverStone is right down the street from Rocky Mountain National Park and is the ideal location, close to downtown, RMNP and it is literally on the banks of this babbling river (such a soothing sound--even in winter!). It is tucked in a valley (?) and in unit G2 if you have the window shades open (b/c it is on the corner) you feel totally immersed by nature (but with free wi-fi!). I stayed in another unit this summer but heard that G2 was the most popular so, of course, I had to stay there this time. The other unit was cute but I liked G2 b/c it is on the end and has an enclosed loft upstairs so there is privacy if you want your own bathroom (2bed 2bath) or your own room. It has a large bed upstairs and two bunkbeds and downstairs a nice large comfy bed (and in the room hot tub/whirlpool). It also has better decorations and furniture and was impeccably clean. I loved the leather couches (sit at the end and it turns into a recliner, right in front of the fireplace! Sooo cozy during winter!). There were books to read and everything. Nice touch. Oh and washer/dryer and dishwasher, fridge, cookware, etc. Riverstone, in general, is just an amazing tucked away gem. We went snowshoeing (try The Mountain Shop-- $5 rentals) and it took us like 5 minutes to get to where we could snowshoe. The management was very helpful, and it was a lot of fun. So romantic and relaxing. This place is great for summer (BBQ on the deck by the babbling river and hummingbirds, anyone?) and winter (cozy mountain views w/ hot tub and fireplace, baby squirrels that run over your foot!). I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2010

We had not read any reviews of this place but we drove past and asked to see a cabin as we had left our previous lodge which had been a disappointment.

This place was fantastic! Me and my husband stayed in the cabin #2 with our 18 months old son and we all just loved it. It was clean, with up to date decor in very peaceful surroundings.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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NC
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed 2 weeks @ Bear Paw Suites in Estes Park in September. It was our 8th trip to Estes/Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park and the 3rd to Bear Paw. We stayed at other places, but kept looking for "the next one" until we found Bear Paw. The setting is beautiful, the management is very friendly and easy to work with, it's close to RMNP and the complex is private and secluded. We look forward to our next visit to Estes/RMNP and Bear Paw!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gypsy51NC
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2010

We were two couples travelling together. The condos could not have been set up more prefectly. Bedroom downstairs with full bath, bedroom upstairs with full bath also.
Extremely tranquill place, private patio surrounded by nature with the sounds of the babbling river steps away. Very clean place, great staff/owners, and I couldn't say enough about this place. You DEFINITELY need to stay here if you visit the Estes area.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2010

Have you ever held your breath hoping the reviews and the property website were as advertised? Well, hold no more. My wife and I spent a very quick long weekend in Bear Paw #5 in Estes Park and couldn't be more happier to write a review of our experience. The property is very well kept and from the outside everything looks inviting. I was checked in by Kathy, one half of the husband/wife owner team. She was pleasant and I sensed good vibes immediately.
The unit was exactly as pictured on the internet. A very niced sized living area with two love seats, end tables, and coffee table. In the corner of the room was a gas fired fireplace that didn't get used due to warm weather during our stay and a television with a DVD player for your movies. A large glass/screen door opened to a nice sized patio area complete with a small bistro table and our very own gas grill. We were literally steps away from the Fall River and the sound of the trickling water was soothing. Also placed between the units and the river were many hummingbird feeders, which we were told, are refilled every couple of days. The hummingbirds were feeding continuously and added to the already serene environment. Back to the unit itself. On the other side of the living area was a full size kitchen table with a complete kitchen set up. A washer and dryer was at the opposite end of the kitchen which came in very handy. No dirty clothes to take back home. Don't forget to bring your own detergent. There is a Safeway store in town that you could purchase some from. Sign up for the Safeway Club Card (no cost or strings) and you can save a bit of money each time you shop. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, plates, glasses, silverware, etc. Everything we needed was there including toaster, microwave, and dishwasher. The master bedroom had a king size bed and a dresser with television on top. In the other corner of the room was a 2 person jacuzzi with a beautiful mural painted above. A nice sized bathroom with toilet, vanity, and full size shower completed the bedroom. A closet to put our suitcases in along with iron and ironing board was in the room also. There was an additional bathroom and bedroom uptstairs but they were locked off because we didn't need them. I did discuss one recommendation to the owner which was not a complaint but just something we would like to see (no smoking on the property). The units are non-smoking but the guests are allowed to smoke on their patios or around the property outdoors. I was told by Kathy (owner) that if the smoke is a problem then she would deal with the guest herself and ask them to refrain. We did notice that our next door neighbor was smoking while standing near the river but we never noticed the smell in our unit or on our patio. We felt very safe and secure in our unit and on the property and are planning on returning very soon. Upon checking out, Linda, the office manager gave us a tour of one of the units directly next to the Bear Paw Suites which are the River Stone Units. We were quite impressed with the one we seen( A1) and would not hesitate staying there also. The unit set up was very similar but we did notice that the "Woodsy" feel with furniture and decor was not quite as evident in the River Stone compared to the Bear Paw. Otherwise very updated decor and appliances in both and i would highly recommend Bear Paw and River Stone to anyone. If quality is important, this is the place. After staying at a nearby property for many years in a row and to see it change hands and the quality deteriorate, we were apprehensive to try something new. But we needed to do it and we weren't disappointed. Thanks Ken/Kathy/Linda for a great weekend. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 77 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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