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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“home away from home”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We love Estes park so every time we go we try to stay somewhere different we had a room at discovery lodge very nice loved the wood furniture and very clean which is most important for me very helpful staff as well so second time we went up stayed in there 2room cabin now that was awesome it was also very clean it had a fully stocked kitchen hardwood floors a double bath sink and even a spare room with a futon plus a one car garage and the views were amazing definitely going back one of our favorite places no doubt !

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your stay was! Our 2 bedroom Cabin is very popular. Its close to town with great views and privacy. Perfect for couples or even a small family. Next time you come to Estes, stay with us again and try one of our suites. We have a few to choose from! All different in their own little rusitc cabin way.
I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again and take care!
Rebecca
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Lenexa, KS
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Loved the Discovery Lodge at Christmas time! I bought a small Christmas tree to decorate and enjoy in our room to make it even more special and feel like Christmas. We left Christmas Eve morning to travel to relatives, so we missed the bad weather but any time in the mountains is fantastic. The rooms are always clean. They allow well behaved dogs, which I really appreciate. It's a great place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Aw! I am so happy to hear you all had a great stay and wonderful Estes Park Christmas! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. Christmas is beautiful here, snow or not! We look forward to seeing you all again. Maybe next Christmas?? :)
Thanks again for writing us. We really appreciate it and your business! Take care!
Rebecca
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Was very welcomed by the front desk staff. Got to the room and had a hard time getting out of the driveway due to christmas eve storm. We were meeting up with our family for a christmas party. There was like 2 inches of snow on the road very hard time getting out. We got back to our room around 9pm. We came in very slow down the driveway. Very slippery, Not sanded or plowed. We got into the room. There was a nice king size bed in the front room. Off the big room is another room with 2 double beds. We went to bed and one of my kids went to the bathroom and found 2 big spiders in the bathtub area. Of course it was a girl and she screamed and woke up the other kids. Then in one of the double bed was human hairs. We stayed the night anyway. Got up the next day and there was like 4 inches of snow on the roads. We waited until check out time to see if they were going to plow the driveway. Of course they didn't it was christmas. So we got everyone in the back and over the wheels so we could make a run for the hill. We did make it out. Nice view, but rethink your stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
I am sorry to hear you had a hard time getting our of our parking lot. We had called our snow plowers the night before. They were just a little behind because it was Christmas. I do sincerley apologize.
I also am sorry to hear about the spider in the bathroom and hair you had found. We strive to not allow these things to happen. We would have been more than happy to move you all to another, more comfortable, suitable room if you had wanted or cleaned the room right away to make it more comfortable.
We would just like everyone's stay in Estes Park be great, whether it be with us or not. I am sorry your stay was not up to your standards. We hope to get the chance to serve you all again. Thanks for taking the time to write us about your stay. Take care!
Rebecca
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I had a reservation at the Rodeway Inn (same weekend price), but wanted a rustic room with a fireplace. The lobby at the Discovery Lodge sets the mood for a relaxed and personal care experience. The room was huge, very clean with comfortable beds and pillows.
The staff is willing to take extra time and care to ensure your stay is beyond your expectations. The outdoor hot tub was actually HOT...a great way to unwind after a day of hiking. I researched rates extensively and you cannot beat the rates at this wonderful lodge.

Room Tip: Ground level rooms facing the golf course have amazing views and are very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
I am so glad to hear you decided to stay with us instead! All of our rooms have a little rustic cabin feel to them. All different in their own little way. :)
So happy to hear our staff did such a good job at accomidating you during your stay with us. We want everyone's experience in Estes to be nothing but great.
Thats great that you got to take full advantage of our outdoor hot tub. So true, wonderful after a nice hike.
Next time you come to Estes, come check out our other suites! Thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We really appreciate it and your business. Take care!
Rebecca
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed at Discovery Lodge for a second time, I can still highly recommend it. Large, clean rooms, easy access to restaurants and RMNP Right next to golf course and May's Lake. Frequently see elk on golf course. Also on the free Estes Park shuttle. A real bargain! I had a problem with a door staying shut, and they sent a very friendly handy man to repair it immediately. I already have reservations to stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Wow! Thanks so much for writing us another great review. We all really appreciate it. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time again and that our handy man is so handy! :)
We look forward to seeing you again of course! Take care and thanks again!
Rebecca
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Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I take a trip every Christmas. This year he wanted to make sure I had a white Christmas; we live in South Alabama where it never snows. We arrived on Dec. 23rd with a different hotel reservation. When we passed by we new we had to stay. Our view was spectacular! We kept the blinds pulled the intire stay. The room was warm and cozy, very clean, and the bed was to die for. If it wasn't so cold we could have walked to town. Christmas Eve it started snowing. I woke to the most beautiful site I have ever seen.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Awww! I am so happy to hear you got your White Christmas! I was needing one myself! I'm from TN myself and we do not get this kind of snow! I love it. Glad you were able to take advantage of our location close to town. Comes in handy when parking is at a minimum. We hope to see you all again in the future! Maybe next Christmas!? :D
Thanks again for the review and take care!
Rebecca
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

But it was still a fine place to stay. We enjoyed the picnic area and the little balconies The only problem we had was with the Wi-Fi-- it only worked when standing out on the balcony. It was nothing fancy, but for a place to relax and crash while you spend the day exploring the park, it was perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Front Desk Operator at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to let us know how your stay was! I apologize that the Wi-Fi was not as strong as it should be. There are other Discovery Lodge Networks you may try next time. We do update and re-model our rooms every winter. All of our furniture is new, but all have a rustic/cabin feel to them. Glad to hear you all had a great time regardless in the park. That's what makes Estes, Estes afterall. :D
We hope to see you all again in the future. Thanks again for the review and take care!
Rebecca
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Property: Discovery Lodge
Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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