Where to Stay in Estes Park

Estes Park

Where to Stay in Estes Park

Estes Park is absolutely stunning and for sure worth a visit on your next trip to the area! Whether you’re visiting Denver or nearby Boulder, this corner of the world is magical.

The best time to visit Estes Park is likely in the late spring or summer months, due to the availability of activities and exploration at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Know for sure that you want to go? Great! Now you’re probably wondering where you should stay in Estes Park. We’ve got you covered!

Here are our top recommendations on where to stay when visiting Estes Park.

The Biggest Attractions in Estes Park

You’re coming to Estes Park for the biggest local attraction: Rocky Mountain National Park. Although popular during the summer, the winter is still enjoyable (but maybe snowy!) and Estes Park is well worth visiting. In the Summer, however, there is a choice between trail ridge and old falls creek road west and reach Grand Lake on the opposite side of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Make an overnight tour beginning at the one-way west Old Fall River Road and returning at Trail Ridge Road. Stay for a night at Grand Lake and enjoy charming lodging on the other side of the Rocky Mountain National Park. This hostel at Allenspark is located south of downtown at about 30-minutes from the entrance east of the park.

In Estes Park, you’ll also find many options for horseback riding through the Rockies, which is something you shouldn’t miss!

Where to Stay in Estes Park

Check out these great Estes Park hotels and pick your favorite. Do you prefer historic … and maybe haunted? Then The Stanley Hotel is your perfect place. Want access to the outdoors and a little luxury and comfortable rooms? Go with the Maxwell Inn. Here’s more info on hotels in Estes park.

The Maxwell Inn

The Maxwell Inn is a boutique hotel in Estes Park ideal for an outdoor getaway. Built as a family house in the 30s, the hotel was restored over the years to become an attractive and picturesque lodge. This family-based hotel is the best choice if you want to enjoy an overnight getaway to the mountains. Its ideal position along the River allows easy access through a paved path bringing you to Estes Park’s downtown. Amenities: The Inn features various types of accommodation, including a Queen room plus the newest addition the on-the-river room with an open kitchen. The room includes Queen beds with a kitchen area with small balconies overlooking the river.

4 Seasons Inn

Enjoy mountain views from all directions and riverside lodging at Four Seasons Inn at Estes Park. The Four Season Inn is in an ideal location, located at the banks of the Fall River, and is minutes from downtown and five minutes from The Fall River. Enjoy relaxing evenings from their river deck overlooking tranquil water from the fall river and picturesque mountains in the background. Amenities: Stay in affordable lodging in mountain-inspired rooms each equipped with a mini fridge microwave, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Choose between 1 or 2 double rooms and some also feature a private balcony and private hot tub.

Estes Park - 4 Seasons Inn

Estes Park Resort

Get the complete resort experience at Estes Park Resort. Nestled on five acres at the edge of Lake Estes the resort offers the experience of Estes Park. Enjoy various spa treatment options, waterfront dining at the Dunraven, mountain views, and easy access to activities and entertainment. Amenities: guests have the choice of 54 suites and rooms plus larger mountain cabins offering more luxurious accommodation. The room features refrigerators, soft linens, pillows, and flat-screen televisions. It provides views from gardens, mountain views, or lake views from the outside.

Landing in Estes Park

The Landing is a secluded lakeside retreat in Estes Park that offers a variety of activities. The hotel lies on the banks of The Big Thompson and offers sweeping views of nature from its front porch within minutes. Enjoy luxurious details like a stone fireplace, hand-crafted hysteric furniture, or original artwork. Facilities: Accommodation comprises several suites, cabins, and villas as well as River Ranch vacation homes. Select from Lodge suites and Kings Suites, equipped with luxury equipment, some with balconies and fireplaces.

Boulder Brook on Fall River

For a romantic getaway at Estes Park, book your stay at Boulder River Falls Creek. The luxury resort on the riverside is one of the best hotels and offers a peaceful environment for bird-watching, fishing, and relaxing nights with your significant other. All the comforts you need are available in 19 comfortable riverfront cabins for adults, including the bathing suites and one and two-bed apartments. Enjoy the tranquil setting, comforts of outdoor seating, double showers with jetted showers, fireplaces, and large bathrooms with views of the river and the surrounding.

Estes Park - Boulder Brook on Fall River

Rocky Mountain Resorts

Stay on a budget with this Estes Park hotel option in the Rockies. Rocky Mountain Resorts offers a collection of condos and apartments within easy reach of Rocky Mountain National Park and the center of Estes Park and perhaps the best budget hotel around, Fawn Valley Inn. It is surrounded by pristine natural surroundings. Fawn Valley Inn offers two- and three-room-only condos and cabins with a private seasonal pool and rustic chic decor. Lazy R Cottages is just ten minutes from RMNP, Lazy R Cottages offer 1 or 2-bedroom cottages along the river. Timber Creek Chalets – Stay in comfortable chalets with spectacular mountain views.

Silver Moon Inn

Silver Moon’s hotel offers excellent facilities and is situated close to most attractions. Enjoy its beautiful location along the fall River, as well as within walking distance of numerous shops, downtown Estes Park, restaurants & galleries. All amenities are offered. There are different types of rooms. King rooms have fireplaces as well as two bedrooms in a riverfront hotel. It is fitted with a kitchen. Standard in-room amenities include a fridge and television with a screen and air conditioning, as well as a cafe and beverage dispenser.

Sonnenhof Lakewood Manor B&B

For an isolated retreat to Estes park with unique charms and characters that are found only within Bed & Breakfast, reserve a stay at Sonnenhof Lakewood Manor. The Inn is only a few minutes from Estes Park city center and the Rocky Mountain National Park. In close proximity to mountain peaks and a variety of wildlife, you will never forget. Guests can select from four different rooms, including a romantic rose and alpine flower suite. The apartments offer a unique charm and personality and provide guests with modern facilities.

Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast Inn

Since 1923, offering couples a romantic retreat at Estes Park, the romantic RiverSong Inn offers an ideal setting. The couple will enjoy secluded and private trails in 26 acres of wooded and quiet surroundings. Despite being isolated they have an important attraction in the breakfast. Their breakfasts appear in books and magazines as a delicious mixture of local ingredients making a great breakfast choice. Breakfast can be enjoyed at the end of the stay.

Estes Park - Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast Inn

The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park

Ridgeline Hotels located in Rocky Mountains National Park offer great opportunities to jump into mountain adventures. The Ridgeline hotel offers modern accommodation with good service, a fantastic location, tasty food at Latitude 95, free wifi, and magnificent mountain views. The hotel offers 147 rooms and suites in a range of configurations, renovated features, and refined furnishings. The accommodation has one King and a double Queen bed in a standard or suite layout. Some rooms have balconies.

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

If it’s an affordable option to visit Estes Park, make a reservation at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn today. Alpine Trail Ridge Inn is located in a convenient location, all year long at a reasonable rate. The newly renovated room features rustic-chic decor, modern amenities, and clean facilities. Some rooms have private balconies offering mountain views. Select from 1 King and 2 Queen bedroom styles, as well as large options such as the Western King Suite and Kitchen Family Unit.

The Stanley Hotel

Why is the Stanley Hotel so famous? As a film inspiration, the historic Stanley Hotel is among the most popular hotels throughout Colorado. The Stanley hotel is located on a mountaintop and offers spectacular views over the city and the surrounding mountains. This luxurious hotel offers dozens of luxurious facilities and plenty of charms. The hotel is also among Estes Park’s most famous restaurants, with three restaurants in a single room. Explore the hotel’s historical heritage with an onsite tour.

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