Annually, I have to "get out of Dodge" to (belatedly) work on tax prep, so I had an opportunity on a coupon to stay here for 4 nights. I'd been to EP several times before, so all I needed was a quiet, scenic venue with amenities. I took a riverside unit fully equipped with kitchen, DVD player, wifi, and Fox News. The ground floor unit was perched so close to the river that the roar could put you to sleep with the slider open. Free parking was right outside the door, and an indoor pool nearby. The included continental breakfast was extensive, but I always cooked my own. It seemed to me that the river would support tube-ing, but don't quote me. The owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, and I wanted for nothing. I had checked out the British DVD mini-series version of "The Shining" (superior to the Nicholson miscarriage) for evening entertainment, because it was filmed in the famous Stanley Hotel right there in EP which I had visited previously. In short, it was an ideal working vacation with off-season peace and quiet, but there's a vast amount of nearby attractions, entertainment, restaurants and outdoor activities in and about EP, but my first choice for an "affordable" family stay would be Murphy's. I may return next year during tax time. Take the riverside units w/ kitchens -- they're worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Murphy's River Lodge is located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park and backs to the Fall River. Murphy's was remodeled in 2011 and has a reputation of having the friendliest staff in town. Your stay at Murphy's comes with free wifi,free breakfast,indoor heated pool and hot tub,20 River front rooms ,6 pet friendly rooms and several value rooms for our friends on a tighter budget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
- American Wilderness Hotel
- American Wilderness Lodge