View Full Version : Good Places to Stay in Estes Park CO?

06-27-2013, 08:16 PM
Any recommendations? Nice but reasonably priced hotel. Preferably within walking distance of good restaurants and cafes. And with no gun buster signs:cool:

06-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Well the Stanley hotel is right there...

Mr. Anthony
06-27-2013, 08:25 PM
There are lots of cabins and B&B's, also.

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Mark Oyler
06-27-2013, 08:29 PM
Estes is very nice. Reasonably priced is based on your budget. Let your CCW trump the signs... I never see those things anyway...

Take pictures and buy stuff.

06-28-2013, 07:36 AM
Well the Stanley hotel is right there...
Stanley is a neat place to visit, but would not want to stay there again. At least in the main building.
No showers in the rooms, tubs only. No Air conditioning. They advise you to keep the curtains pulled because ghost hunters like to take peeks into the rooms "hunting". Some of the windows in the rooms don't like to stay open. Also about every 2 hours there are large tour groups going through the main building. If you like saying in "historic" and I mean historic in the strongest sense of the word, it'd be perfect for you.
YMMV the restaurant in the main building while it may look nice the service was awful and food terrible. I've had better from an Applebee's and I can't stand Applebee's.

I've been told the other buildings on the property are newer and more modern.

While there check out the Big Horn Restaurant. Not a top tier steak house or anything, but great food, atmosphere, and service.

06-28-2013, 09:51 AM
It's been years since I was there, but Estes and the RMNP are great places to visit.

06-28-2013, 11:03 AM
The Rock Inn is a safe bet for a good meal. Not fancy, but usually well done.
There are cabins you can rent in the area, but they are not a casual walk away from "downtown" Estes.
We live 30 minutes away, but seldom go up there, way too touristy. The park is nice, but I would avoid the crowds during the Elk buggling season.

06-28-2013, 02:24 PM
I've stayed many times at the Twin Owls Motor Lodge when going out to climb mountains. It's likely the cheapest motel there and just up the hill a stone's throw away from the McDonald's, within just a few hundred yards of downtown. It's certainly not fancy and is starting to get dilapidated, so my wife probably wouldn't like it. However, it is certainly a big step up from a backpacking tent in the boulder field on Long's Peak.

06-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Depends on what you're looking for. Gilded Pine Meadows is awesome for a Bed and Breakfast.

But then again I like it bc it's close to Lumpy Ridge (climbing) and away from the tourist trap that is main st.