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Recent Estes Park reviews

  • Perfect Family Vacation!

    "We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay in your beautiful mountain cabin this Summer and our time in Estes Park, it was such a nice change of pace for us being able to escape the Florida heat. The location was perfect, close to town and RMNP and walking distance to Mary's Lake Lodge. The cabin was very well appointed, stylishly furnished and the kitchen was well stocked. Very spacious for our family of four, our teenagers were able to have their own space yet staying connected as a family. Everything was provided, including toiletries and laundry detergent. Such a nice touch! Elk and deer were out every morning just a few feet away as we drank our coffee on the deck and sometimes hung out for a couple of hours afterwards. Fly fishing at Mary's Lake was a fun afternoon pastime for us. We grilled out several times during our stay and especially loved the hot tub after dinner and gazing at the millions of stars. Thank you Ed & Shayne for sharing your Beautiful home with us, we would certainly recommend this place to others and hope to return soon!"
    Guest: Clay F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Wonderful home

    "We just spent a vacation at this lovely home. We had four generations from my 80 year old mother to my youngest grandchild of 2. This home accommodate everything and exceeded in everything we needed. The walk in shower was great for my mother who uses a walker, the open concept and easy access in and out of the home was great for my granddaughter who is 10 and in a wheelchair. The mountains behind the home was a climbing adventure for other family members every day. Having a stocked kitchen we were able to save money by cooking meals. Was surprised to find a waffle maker and pancake griddle even. Everything was great. Beds very comfortable, plenty of towels, extra pillows, spices, close to town. Would the recommend to everyone. Will definately use again. Thank you Cheryl for an amazing home."
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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  • Stay here! The Sweet Retreat has everything you need, could want and more!!

    "Look no further, you found the place to be!! My family and I had the fortune of staying here at the Sweet Retreat for an extended period of time. The cleanliness, incredibly nice quality furnishings, fully stocked kitchen, linens, beautiful art, high-end BBQ, gorgeous mountain views, and more are by far superior. Not to mention the opportunities for wildlife viewing right from the Sweet Retreat - including Elk, deer, bunnies, birds, chipmunks, oh my! The Sweet Retreat is even nicer in person than the pictures. And there's plenty of room that would give a large group much elbow room. The layout also keeps you from feeling cramped given the upstairs with the loft that has lots of comfortable seating, 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom in between (good separation). The downstairs is just as spacious and comfortable with a large great room, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bath, large master bedroom with a large master bath and walk in closet. You'll also find lots of helpful, informative, and interesting literature for your enjoyment. Games too! The location is great - close to everything! Its only a short 15 minute drive to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. And less than 5 minutes to the charming downtown. If you're up for a stroll, you can even walk to Lake Estes and along the beautiful lake on the path right into downtown. Or just walk to the lake and take in the extraordinary views. Or go golfing. Or go paddle boating. Or do it all and then some - there is so much to do! The Waterfront Grille is in walking distance too, and makes for a scrumptious dining and/or fun drink experience while the views take your breath away. Just as wonderful as the Sweet Retreat are the owners! Their sincere concern for their guests happiness and providing an incredible vacation home is remarkable and impressive. Stay here! You will be glad you did :)"
    Guest: JLLY Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
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  • Excellent location

    "This was the ideal location for the Scottish parade...had some issues with the microwave. I would not recommend this place with little children as everything echoes. Bed mattress could be replaced, some wear. Sunday we were awoken at 7.30 am by vacuuming in the hallway. Didn't really care for that. Roll of toilet paper was not full so we ran out on Saturday and not a new roll anywhere in appt. Amy was very helpful and the loft is adorable and I will probably go back but now I know to take extra necessities"
    Guest: Olga L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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Estes Park Travel Tips

At the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in Colorado thanks to stunning mountain vistas and a charming downtown. Situated 7,522 feet above sea level, the entire area is home to breathtaking views, incredible natural scenery and plenty of skiing and hiking adventures to be had. The town itself has the feel of a quaint mountain village yet allows for a range of phenomenal cuisine and culture in the middle of an outdoorsman's paradise. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a memorable family vacation or just isolation from the fast pace of the city for a few days, Estes Park is the perfect destination.

Estes Park Attractions

Known by many as the gate to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a veritable treasure trove of activities based around its immense natural beauty. Featuring guided tours, world class camping, great hiking and an absolutely endless supply of beautiful backdrops for family photographs, Estes Park is perfect for those who appreciate the great outdoors. The four trailheads accessible from the town offer fantastic access to the local hiking trails and phenomenal ski slopes, as well.

Within Rocky Mountain National Park alone there are over 100 separate peaks that rise above the height of 11,000 feet. As a result, Estes Park has become a prime destination for climbers and backpackers from across the globe. Strap into a harness, don't forget the crampons and scale some incredible rock faces or, if you're looking for a slightly more tame experience, take some of the winding backpacking trails to the top of these beautiful peaks. Since many of these peaks run directly along the continental divide, climbers can take in the unforgettable sight of watching snow begin its long journey either east to the Atlantic or west to the Pacific.

Estes Park Things to Do

If you're visiting Estes Park in either the spring, summer or autumn, then you'll want to take part in the fantastic trail running scene. While the city does offer a variety of trails that cater to all skill levels, some of the most beautiful scenery is found on two of the more challenging routes, Black Lake Trail and Lumpy Ridge Loop. While the former is an intermediate, 9.6-mile trail, Lumpy Ridge Loop runs for over 10 miles and features a nearly 3-mile change in elevation from start to finish. Black Lake Trail is recommended for those desiring water-centric viewpoints, as it passes by two lakes and a series of waterfalls. Lumpy Ridge, considering its changes in elevation, caters more to those looking to view the world from above as they pass through mountainous ridges and rugged terrain.

Of course, some people will prefer to experience the beauty of Estes Park from the valley below. Since its official sanctioning by the United States government nearly a century ago, Rocky Mountain National Park has served as a habitat to both domesticated and wild horses. A variety of options are available through the park for horseback riders of all levels, including day trips and backcountry horse camping sponsored by the National Parks Office. Those who would prefer to be a bit more independent can set off alone and will find over 260 miles of beautiful wilderness trails for their enjoyment. Both Thunder Lake Trail and Finch Lakes Trail are popular among vacationers and locals. These trails are accessible from the Wild Basin Trailhead, which is easily found from multiple park entrances.

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