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“perfect getaway spot for me, my husband & my dog.”

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Mountain Shadows Resort
lafayette,co
1 review
“perfect getaway spot for me, my husband & my dog.”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

Only thing missing was a little table & chair or desk so I could write or we could 'eat in' & enjoy 'staying home' in our Home Away From when the weather turned (so the pation got chilly). Rob & Tina are lovely, caring hosts. Tina's attention to details & comfort shows.
The location is perfect - close enough to everything (very close to town, restaurants, grocery, etc) but So-Far-Away (just as we had hoped) Rooms seemed soundproof too, which was great when our little dog heard the wind... (She loved it there too) Hot tub was clean & relaxing. Internet access would have been fun but wasnt necessary this trip.. THANX FOR A LOVELY WEEKEND.
L&JP

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

We were looking for a mountain retreat, and that is exactly what we found. The beds/mattresses were the best ever, and the cabins were very clean. This lodging was nice and close to town, but still gave us the feeling of wilderness. We needed to bring along our dog, and he was treated well, in fact given treats! Our cabin was beautifully decorated with everything very carefully maintained. The things that we liked least would have to be that there was not much closet space, and the small refrigerator caused milk to freeze, but those are very minor details. Free WiFi was advertised, however we were unable to connect, nor did we have cell phone service. This is typical of the area and not specific to this Inn. Overall, we were very pleased and would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

We stayed in Sweethearts Forever cabin. Wonderful duplex cabin arrangement -- very large main room with cathedral ceiling, in-room hot tub, heated towel rack, king-size bed (very comfortable), gas fireplace, two-head shower, kitchenette area with microwave, refrigerator, toaster, sink. Only suggested improvement would be a small table and a chair. Only place to sit in room is on bed or loveseat, which is too close to TV for comfortable viewing, mostly because TV is on very high fireplace mantle. Location is in quiet, wooded neighborhood on hillside about 1/2 mile south of river. While sitting on porch, had three bull elk wander by within about 100 feet.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

I could go to a Super 8 and get better service. Definitely not a romantic getaway. We felt like we were sleeping in a cabin in someone's backyard. The cabins are too close together and it made us feel uncomfortable when the owner's neighbors were out doing their yardwork. The chlorine smell from the hot tub was overpowering in the room so we felt as though we were sleeping next to a swimming pool. Breakfast food was not replenished- at least there is a continental breakfast at the chain motels. Unfortunately I would not recommend this place because there was no features-ie creekside, woods, etc for the price. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

Had only 2 nights to getaway and relax. Found a perfect place. Rob and Tina were very nice.Clean, well appointed room. Nice location. Pet friendly.Thanks for the restful weekend.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2010

Where to start...well I suppose I should say that had I seen a view of the entire property, I would have never spent over $180 to stay a night in this place. The pictures show plenty of wildlife, but the only wildlife we saw were people who were camping at a huge RV campsite right down the hill. Not a pretty view. I read all of the reviews of this place, and the only thing I can conclude is that these reviews were created by the owners themselves. Many of them rave about this place, but unless you live in a hole, there is no way to mistake this place for luxurious. On top of that, checkin is at 3pm, and checkout is at 10am!! That is ridiculous. As some other reviewers have described, the room was simply part of a small duplex. It smelled of chlorine from the hot tub, which was expected when you have the tub in the room with you. The TV was small and unwatchable from the couch. There is no AC, which is fine in the evening, but not on an 83 degree day. The hot tub temperature could not be adjusted, and 105 is too hot for some people – especially in an 83 degree room. This place should not be listed under “bed and breakfast” when the breakfast consists of an Otis Spunkmeyer muffin and Dannon yogurt. The bed was spacious, and the mini-fridge worked. The shower has two heads, but it’s still a bit small for two people. There were plenty of towels and pillows – but Motel 6 has enough too. All in all, I was very disappointed in my choice. I would never consider staying here again for this price.

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NYC
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Nice size room. Didn't have all the amenities such as chair in room (there was only a sofa). The cabins are laid out so that you need to keep you blinds down so that others cannot look into you room. A disadvantage when there are such great views.

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Property: Mountain Shadows Resort
Address: 871 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517-8028
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Shadows Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Air conditioned, FREE WIFI, pet friendly, couples cabins....Romantic, comfy and cozy. Relax in your in-room hot tub or savor those romantic and very private moments only a cabin can offer. New beds, luxury bedding, kitchenettes, your own deck with table and chairs, bath with double shower, sitting area with fireplace and flat screen TV, DVD player, large picnic area with gas grills, Free parking and much more. Kick back, relax, enjoy! ... more   less 
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