At The Historic Crags Lodge you'll get a real sense of history combined with the very essence of some of the most spectacular and picturesque panoramas nature has to offer. Ideally located in the heart of Estes Park on the north side of Prospect Mountain, this serene retreat getaway is only 12 miles from the famous Rocky Mountain National Park. The "Crags" has truly established itself as part of the history of this area, first opening its doors on the fourth of July 1914. This makes The Historic Crags Lodge the third oldest lodge in Estes Park. The founder of the Lodge, Joe Mills, and his brother Enos were largely responsible for establishing the Rocky Mountain National Park.
About the Area Around The Historic Crags Lodge
The beautiful Historic Crags Lodge is located in Estes Park, Colorado, which is known as "The Gateway to the Rockies". Aside from the stunning and breathtaking scenery you will experience, you can get quite a sampling of wildlife. The Rockies are known for a great abundance of elk, deer, bighorn sheep, black bear and much more. Though many come to enjoy outdoor adventure activities, simply watching the wildlife can be one of the best ways to enjoy this area.
What you can do depends on the time of year you visit. Colorado winters are famous for the best snow for skiing, sledding or snowboarding. Other times of the year you may enjoy rock climbing, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding along the guided trails. There are plenty of water activities to enjoy, aside from fishing. You may want to boat, go rafting, enjoy a kayak or canoe, or find a spot to water ski or wakeboard.
If you need a break from all of the outdoor activities around The Historic Crags Lodge, take some time to shop, dine or hit the town. The environment here is rich with culture and heritage. You can find plenty of shopping, different restaurants or even fun festivals to kick off the start of each new season.
The Historic Crags Lodge is everything you would hope to find in a quiet, quaint Colorado retreat. While the lodge retains its historic, rustic charm, it has a modern appeal, as well as most of the amenities you will find anywhere else.
Discover, enjoy and fall in love with The Historic Crags Lodge. When you stay here, it is like becoming part of an ongoing family history that began nearly 100 years ago.
Services & Amenities
Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms (Complimentary)
Wi-Fi in Lobby (Complimentary)
Nearby Services - 5 Miles/8 Kilometers
ATM / Banking
Kennel: : There are local veterinarians, animal boarding, day care, and grooming.
Theme Parks & Attractions: : Aquarium and Zoo located in Denver. Museums and small amusement parks located in Estes Park, and nearby surrounding cities.
Scooter / Moped Rentals
Skiing - Cross Country
Coffee, Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate
Newspaper in Lobby
Pool Details: : Beautifully designed grounds offer picnic tables and BBQ grill, mountain views, open sky and landscapes, redstone walkways and decking, all with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.
Outdoor Heated Pool
Outdoor Hot Tub
24 Hour Front Desk
Check in Day: Any day check in
Check in Time: 4 pm
Check Out Time: 10 am
You Need To Know
All Guest Rooms are Non-Smoking
Prior to Checking In: Front desk available 24 hours.
- All Guest Suites are Non-Smoking
- Please note that every attempt will be made to accommodate requests for suite location and early arrivals; however, these requests are based on availability and occupancy. Unfortunately, the resort is unable to guarantee room location.
- Minimum age requirement for check-in is 21 years of age.
- Pets are not permitted and strictly enforced with the exception of Service Animals.
The onsite pool operates seasonally and is closed between October 15 and May 25.
Prior to check in please contact the property should you have any weather related inquires or transportation concerns to or from the property.
Due to the severe flooding experienced in Northern Colorado in September 2013, highways acessing Estes Park may be under repair. Please allow for closures and delays. Contact the Lodge for current road conditions and closures.
When Checking In: - Hotel Guests: A photo identification, credit card for $100 security deposit and a daily $5.00 plus 10.55% tax resort fee will be required (cash is not an acceptable form of deposit).
Resort Fee includes: WiFi, pool and spa, garden recreational activities, garden gas grills, morning lobby coffee, tea, cocoa, Laundromat, DVD rental and printing of boarding passes, maps, directions.
Guest Accommodation Information
General Room Amenities
Balcony or Patio (some rooms)
Iron and Ironing Board
Queen Beds (2)
Maximum Occupancy: 6
Private Occupancy: 4
Two Burner Stove Top
2 Full Bathrooms
Television description: Cable TV